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Dodgers News: Pedro Baez to Test His Knee Throwing a Bullpen

Pedro Baez will throw off a mound today to test his leg that took a line drive earlier this week.

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 21: Pedro Baez #52 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Willy Adames of the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning at Tropicana Field on May 21, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

The Dodgers may be getting Pedro Baez back much sooner than anyone thought. The 26-year-old reliever will get a chance to test the knee that took a hard line drive off of it during the Rays series by throwing a bullpen today.

As noted by Alanna, Baez is very unlikely to be ready to go. Baez will in fact likely sit out the series entirely in Pittsburgh with a chance to return in Los Angeles next week.

Baez took a liner directly to the knee in Tampa Bay, and it certainly sounded like he would be out for an extended period of time. Baez was able to walk off of the field despite being down for several minutes, very clearly in pain.

He has accumulated a 3.38 ERA overall, but Baez was putting together a string of fantastic appearances.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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