Dodgers Starter Fantastic In Rehab Start; Could Return for Next Start


The Dodgers continue to receive good news regarding their pitchers.

The latest is Andrew Heaney.

Dave Roberts said yesterday that Heaney would throw four innings in a rehab appearance in the Arizona Complex League. He then said that if all went well in that start, he could be back with the Dodgers for his next start.

Everything did go well.

In five innings pitched, Heaney allowed two earned runs, walked none, and struck out eight batters. 

Heaney has missed months this season with a shoulder issue. He made two starts in April before hitting the injured list, returning on June 19 to make one more start before again heading to the injured list.

However, in those three starts Heaney has been fantastic, posting a 0.59 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 23 strikeouts in 15 innings.

Once a promising prospect, Heaney has struggled to put it together at the major league level, unable to post an ERA below 4.46 for the past five seasons. 

The Dodgers have a knack for uncovering pitchers' potentials and that appears to have happened with Heaney this season. He just needs to stay healthy now. 

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