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Dodgers News: Ryan Pepiot Finally Beginning MiLB Rehab Assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers have dealt with more than their fair share of injuries this season, and most of those have affected the pitching staff.

Whether that’d be Julio Urias, Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Dustin May, Daniel Hudson, or Shelby Miller, rare is the LA hurler that hasn’t been struck by the injury bug.

One of those that you might’ve forgotten about is pitcher Ryan Pepiot.

A former top Dodger pitching prospect, Pepiot has been sidelined since he suffered an oblique strain in spring training.

He started a throwing program last month as part of his rehab process, but it was unknown when the righty with a heavy fastball would pitch in a competitive game.

That time has arrived for him, as Oklahoma City Dodgers communications director Alex Freedman tweeted that Pepiot would take the mound for the organization’s Triple-A affiliate on Friday in a rehab assignment.

This is significant news for the hurler whose season has been mired in uncertainty. He was slated to take on a much larger role for the Dodgers this season before his oblique strain put that on hold. Although it’s still not yet known when Pepiot will be able to rejoin the Los Angeles Dodgers, it’s a good sign that he’s able to begin a rehab assignment.

Hopefully Pepiot’s able to get through his outing successfully and without aggravating the injury, and if he’s able to pass both tests, he could join the big club sooner rather than later.

That potential development would be welcome news for the team whose rotation has been hit hard by injuries, although rookies Emmet Sheehan and Bobby Miller have largely done well when pressed into MLB duty this year.

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Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner was born and raised in southern California, and he lived there before moving to Colorado and getting his B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2022. He relocated back to southern California in 2023 and is looking forward to covering the Dodgers again here at Dodgers Nation. Some of his past work is in Bleacher Report, Dodgers Tailgate, and, most recently, Colorado Buffaloes Wire. Aside from writing, you can probably catch him petting the nearest dog or eating some good Mexican food.

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