Hill, Norris, Liberatore set for rehab outings

LOS ANGELES DODGERS V PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Pirates at Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.
Chase Utley, 2B
Josh Reddick, RF
Corey Seager, SS
Adrián González, 1B
Joc Pederson, CF
Howie Kendrick, LF
Rob Segedin, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Brandon McCarthy, P
Note: Justin Turner has been scratched with a right-hand contusion, replaced by Rob Segedin at third base.

By Jon Weisman

Here’s a recap and look ahead at the state of Dodger pitching, based on Dave Roberts’ comments to reporters today:

  • Today: Brandon McCarthy starts on five days’ rest. (A.J. Ellis, making his third start since July 28, will catch.) Bud Norris will make a rehab start of approximately 75 pitches for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
  • Sunday: Brett Anderson makes his 2016 debut. At Rancho, reliever Adam Liberatore is scheduled for a rehab outing.
  • Monday: While the Dodgers have a travel day, Rich Hill is likely to have a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
  • Tuesday: Kenta Maeda starts the series opener in Philadelphia on six days’ rest, with Liberatore rehabbing again for Rancho.
  • Wednesday: Scott Kazmir starts, also on six days’ rest.
  • Thursday: This would be Ross Stripling’s turn, but according to what Roberts said today, Stripling will be available in long relief. McCarthy or Norris might make the start.
  • Over the next several days, pitchers that could be optioned to make room for Anderson, Norris and Liberatore include Urias, Stripling, Grant Dayton, Josh Fields and Josh Ravin.

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