Hernandez had been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A. He was hitless in five at-bats with the Pirates in his first MLB action since 2012 before being put on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.Analysis:
Dickerson recently returned from the disabled list, though that was for a foot injury. Dickerson's status for Friday's game is currently unknown.Analysis:
Blevins has not thrown a pitch since taking a line drive off of his arm on April 19. There is currently no timetable for his return, but this is certainly a step in the right direction.Analysis:
Perez has been out since late June with a left foot contusion and has since been on a rehab assignment.
He will return with a 4-0 record and 2.88 ERA in 11 games, including eight starts.Analysis:
The veteran outfielder is on the disabled list for a second time this season due to a right quad strain. He missed 31 games from June 9-July 16 due to the injury. The Cardinals were 18-13 in Holliday's absence.
Holliday appeared in 11 games since his DL activation in mid-July. He hit .207 with one home run, three doubles and five RBI.Analysis:
The prizes in the trade are Olivera and Rodriguez. The former is batting .348 at Triple-A Olahoma City this season while the latter pitched in 18 games for the Dodgers earlier this year and recorded a 2.61 ERA.
Bird has struggled throughout his minor league career, but does have 95 strikeouts in 89 1/3 innings this year for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami.Analysis:
They receive starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo and relievers Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson, as well as minor league utility infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. They also get first baseman Michael Morse and starting pitcher Mat Latos from the Marlins.
The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami.
The keys are Wood and Latos, who will likely immediately join the Los Angeles rotation, as well as Johnson, who has been used as the Atlanta closer.
The 24-year-old Wood hasn't performed as well this season as he did in 2014, but he is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings.
Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, but has come on strong. He has allowed just six earned runs in his last 26 innings pitched.
Johnson has nine saves, but will almost certainly be used behind Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.Analysis:
The right-hander experienced more shoulder discomfort following his most recent bullpen session, according to U-T San Diego.Analysis:
The right-hander has made two appearances on a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League (rookie). He has tossed four scoreless innings, allowing four hits and no walks. He has five strikeouts.Analysis:
Williams added Strasburg will make another rehab start and could return to the majors after that outing, if all goes well.
Strasburg has been on the disabled list since early July due to an oblique injury.Analysis: