Caleb Ferguson Begins Rehab Assignment, Tommy Kahnle Takes Next Step Towards Return

A pair of relievers made progress for the Dodgers Thursday on their way towards pitching in the majors again. One made the first of many necessary appearances while the other checked another important box.

Caleb Ferguson took the mound for Oklahoma City in his first outing since September 2020 when the left-hander underwent Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old struck out the first batter he faced on a 3-2 pitch but would then allow a triple, a walk and a single before being lifted after 20 pitches.

With the team expecting Ferguson back in mid-to-late May, this was the first appearance of a long stint in the minors before he would rejoin the Dodgers.

Tommy Kahnle is on the opposite end of the rehab process after he appeared in his eighth game this month and the first on back-to-back nights. The right-hander came in with two outs and nobody on in the third, giving up a double and an RBI-single before striking out the final batter of the inning.

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Manager Dave Roberts said Kahnle’s final hurdle to being activated with the big club was pitching on consecutive nights. The two-game series against the Giants next week is a possibility for Kahnle to come off the injured list.

Updated: April 30, 2022 — 5:09 am