By Jon Weisman
Making his first appearance in a professional game since August 20, 2013, right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy faced six batters tonight in a rehab start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Beachy allowed two groundouts and two lineouts while walking one and striking out one.
The 27-year-old has a 3.23 ERA in 267 2/3 career innings with 275 strikeouts, including a 4.50 ERA in 30 innings with 23 strikeouts in 2013, between his first and second Tommy John surgeries.
Another Brandon, last name of League, faced four batters in his rehab inning during the same game, with one hit allowed and one strikeout.
Earlier, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported that the Dodgers planned to activate Scott Van Slyke from the disabled list on Wednesday, and that relievers Paco Rodriguez, Joel Peralta and Pedro Baez were continuing to progress toward their returns as well.
Good riddance to Heisey with SVS coming back. Wonder if any team is desperate enough to claim him off of waivers, which is fine with me.
Craig Gary Phillips (@craigary)
He has options left so there’s no need to waive him. Weirdly, the player with the best career numbers by far vs tomorrow night’s starter Wandy Rodriguez is… Chris Heisey, 7 for 23 with 3 of those hits home runs + a double. But he’ll still be optioned tomorrow for SVS, which is fine. (Just saying he’s not totally useless.)