Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 17 Days

Rodriguez (back) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

Rodriguez will give the Dodgers another arm out of the bullpen for the playoff stretch run. He has struggled thus far in 2014, with an ERA over 4.00 at both Triple-A and with the big league club, but his 2013 numbers (2.32 ERA and 0.90 WHIP) has warranted him a chance to pitch for the Dodgers. If he does well enough, he could be a candidate to make the postseason roster assuming the Dodgers make it.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 18 Days

Rodriguez (back) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and felt no ill effects, JP Hoornstra of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports. He'll throw to live hitters this weekend, and could return Sunday or shortly thereafter.

Rodriguez is hoping to be part of the playoff roster, though that may be a longshot at this point.

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Rodriguez (back) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Dodgers were forced to scratch Rodriguez from his scheduled simulated game last weekend following a minor setback, but he's been cleared to return to elevated ground Wednesday. If all goes well, he could pitch a simulated game Friday or Saturday, with activation likely to come shortly thereafter. Rodriguez has made 13 appearances with the major league club this season but has spent most of the year at Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 2.35 ERA and .224 BAA against opposing lefties.

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Rodriguez (back) suffered a setback Friday and his simulated game was scratched, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Rodriguez's hopes of rejoining the bullpen this season appear to be getting slimmer by the day. He reportedly felt good after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, but something must have acted up afterwards.

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Rodriguez (back) threw a bullpen session Tuesday without complications, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

The Dodgers are optimistic Rodriguez could soon be ready to face hitters. The lefty has scuffled to an extent across both Triple-A and the majors in 2014, but may still pitch meaningful innings out of the bullpen for the Dodgers once he's healthy.

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Rodriguez (back) is slated to throw a bullpen session this week, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Rodriguez recently intimated that he was hoping to return during the first week of September, but it's now looking like he won't be back until around the middle of the month. Chances are, Rodriguez will need to complete a couple bullpen sessions and a simulated game before getting the green light to rejoin the big league bullpen.

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Rodriguez (back) says his goal is to be back with the Dodgers sometime the first week of September, the Orange County Register reports.

Rodriguez has had three throwing sessions to date. He'll likely pitch in middle relief upon his return to the big club in September.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 1 Month

Rodriguez (back) has begun a throwing program, but won't return to the club until at least September 1 once rosters expand, the Orange County Register reports.

Rodriguez was placed on the DL back on August 5 with a strained back muscle, an injury similar to that of Clayton Kershaw's earlier this season. He'll pitch in the middle innings upon his return.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 2 Months

Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a Teres Major strain.

The 23-year-old made just one appearance after his recall last week, striking out two over two scoreless innings against the Cubs on Sunday. Rodriguez will be out until at least Aug. 19 as a result of the Teres Major injury, and right-hander Pedro Baez will be up to take his spot in the bullpen for the time being.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 2 Months

Dodgers optioned LHP Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Rodriguez has allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in 8 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. He was sent back to the minors Tuesday to clear a spot for Josh Beckett, who is back from a hip injury.