Zach Lee, the standout triple-A pitcher who has not had an opportunity to make a spot start for the Dodgers this season, has suffered a setback.
Lee was in Los Angeles on Thursday to have tingling in his fingers examined after having his last scheduled start for Oklahoma City canceled on Wednesday.
“He’s having some tingling in his fingers, and he’s here to get checked out,” said Manager Don Mattingly.
Lee, the team’s No.1 draft pick in 2011, is 5-3 with a 2.38 ERA and 1.09 WHIP for the triple-A Dodgers. The Dodgers have used five different triple-A pitchers to spot start this season.
The Dodgers also played Thursday without second baseman Howie Kendrick. Mattingly said Kendrick’s right knee stiffened up after he slid into third base Wednesday in Denver.
“When he slid, he kind of stuck, and as the game went on it kind of stiffened up,” Mattingly said. “So I think from there we want to give him 24 hours and see if he’s going to be able to bounce back.”