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Los Angeles Dodgers give struggling reliever Pedro Baez time off

Los Angeles Dodgers give struggling reliever Pedro Baez time off

After losing Tuesday night for the fourth time in three weeks, Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez informed manager Dave Roberts that he could pitch Wednesday. Roberts made a counter offer.

“I asked him to sit with me in the dugout for the next couple days,” Roberts said before his team faced the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. “He’s going to hang out with me. We’ll talk about things. Just to get him away from the ’pen, ease his mind a little bit.”

Baez gave up four runs in Tuesday’s loss. His earned-run average in September is 20.77. He may have pitched his way off the playoff roster.

Roberts stopped short of condemning Baez...

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