Andrew Heaney makes additional rehab debut for Oklahoma City

Andrew Heaney was very impressive in his first two starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he was stopped with left shoulder discomfort and placed on the 10-day injured list on April 20 and n hasn’t come back yet.

The southpaw recently began a rehab mission with a debut last Saturday against the Triple-A Round Rock Express (affiliated with the Texas Rangers). Heaney struck out nine of 11 batters faced in three innings, allowing one run on two hits and recording five strikeouts without walking.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Heaney is set to start his second rehab this week and will need a third outing before the team considers activating him out of the IT, via SportsNet LA:

“Andrew, I think he threw a pen [Tuesday] in OKC. His next turn, I think, is Thursday or Friday. It’s going to be four innings; four and 60 (slots). After that, he’ll do another five innings, and we’ll see where we are after that third one.

Heaney is slated as a starter for Oklahoma City on Thursday and will look to build on his success in his first outing where he struck out the first seven batters before allowing a one-out single in the third inning.

He should also be followed by prospect Ryan Pepiot, who has made three starts for the Dodgers this season.

If all goes well, Heaney will make a third start in rehab to continue stretching before returning to the Dodgers’ rotation.

Blake Treinen returns to wrestling

The Dodgers lost a key member of their bullpen early in the season when Blake Treinen began dealing with right shoulder issues.

They initially hoped Treinen would only miss a few days, but that changed when he was placed on the 10-day IL on April 22. However, even then, it was expected to be a short stint. It was later determined that Treinen would be out until after the All-Star Game, and there would be no guarantee that he would return at all in 2022.

The Dodgers have held out hope that Treinen will pitch again this season, and that idea has been supported by the veteran reliever who has returned to pitching recently.

“He played catch, I think it was 60 feet,” Roberts said Sunday. “From what I hear, he did well.”

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