Puig to rejoin Dodgers on Friday, sources say

3:21 AM ET

LOS ANGELES — Not only is Clayton Kershaw set to begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend, but outfielder Yasiel Puig is on his way back to the major leagues.

Puig has been called up and will be with the Dodgers on Friday if travel goes well, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney.

With major league rosters expanding to 40 on Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled Puig from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

On Wednesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Austin Barnes, Louis Coleman, Luis Avilan and Josh Ravin would be added immediately to the expanded roster this week. Roberts was unsure about Puig, who was demoted Aug. 2, one day after the club acquired outfielder Josh Reddick from the Oakland Athletics.

Puig is hitting .348 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in his Triple-A stint.

Meanwhile, Kershaw is headed to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to continue his rehabilitation process from a back injury that has sidelined him since June 26, according to team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

Kershaw is expected to throw around 60 pitches and four or five innings for the Quakes, after throwing a two-inning simulated game earlier this week at Dodger Stadium. It was not specified what day Kershaw will pitch for Rancho Cucamonga.

It is possible that Kershaw could return to the Dodgers on the next road trip, which starts Sept. 9 at Miami.


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