News: Baker tossed seven innings in his first start with the Dodgers on Sunday but was saddled with the loss. He gave up just three earned runs on four hits, but two of those left the park.
Impact: Baker struck out six batters Sunday and allowed just six batters to reach base, but he was done in by the two long balls he gave up and received just one run of support from his offense. Baker pitched well enough to earn another start, but his status in the Dodgers' rotation will ultimately depend on the health of Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) and Brandon McCarthy (elbow).
News: Guerrero was 2 for 3 with a home run in Sunday's loss in San Diego.
Impact: The Los Angeles rookie has homered in three of his last four games, and his five in 22 at-bats are setting a ridiculous pace for the season. He's also batting .500, so more playing time has to be coming.
News: Manager Don Mattingly indicated after Sunday's game that Guerrero will see some time in left field, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Guerrero continues to display a hot stick at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run in Sunday's contest to raise his season line to a ridiculous .500/.500/1.273 with five home runs and 13 RBI in just 22 at-bats. With Juan Uribe and Howie Kendrick both playing pretty well, it's been tough to find a spot for the youngster, but it looks as though Mattingly will attempt to find extra playing time in the left field, where he does have small amounts of experience in both the minors and majors.
News: Ryu (shoulder) made 90 throws between long toss and a bullpen session Sunday and is expected to toss another bullpen session Tuesday, David Vassegh of 570 AM reports.
Impact: Ryu continues to work his way back from shoulder inflammation, but he's still a work in progress. The Dodgers have a revolving door filling his spot in the rotation, with Scott Baker receiving the start Sunday. When Ryu does return, his place in the rotation should be waiting for him.
News: League (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.
Impact: League's move to the 60-day DL comes as no surprise given the extended absence still ahead of him. The move was purely procedural, as the Dodgers needed to open up a 40-man spot for Scott Baker, who is expected to start for the club Sunday.
News: Baker had his contract selected by the Dodgers on Sunday.
Impact: This move isn't surprising, as Baker is in line to receive a spot start for the Dodgers on Sunday against the Padres. The club moved Brandon League to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man roster, but Baker's stay with the club could be short with Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) working towards a return to the rotation.
News: Ryu (shoulder) threw 20 pitches from a mound Sunday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Ryu was limited to just fastballs, but one would expect he'd add breaking pitches to the mix within the next session or two. With no setbacks having been reported yet, the left-hander remains on track for a mid-to-late-May return.
News: Peralta (arm) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday.
Impact: Peralta had been suffering from a bout with dead arm, and he'll now receive some extended time off to work out the issues. The Dodgers recalled Carlos Frias to add another arm in the bullpen and Scott Baker, who will make a spot start for the Dodgers on Sunday.
News: Puig (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Impact: Puig aggravated his hamstring injury in Friday's game, and an earlier report suggested a stint on the disabled list would be coming. He last played Friday, so he will only be backdated to Apr. 25, meaning the earliest he could be activated from the disabled list will be May 10. It's a big blow to owners who had to shovel out an early-round pick on him, but rest is usually all that's needed to recover from a hamstring issue. Puig was able to hit in the batting cage Saturday, according to the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett, and it may only be a short amount of time before he's cleared to expand his activities.