Haeger takes loss in Class A rehab start

Haeger takes loss in Class A rehab start

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Charlie Haeger allowed four runs in the first inning of a rehab start for Class A Inland Empire on Friday. He went another scoreless inning and finished with four hits, including a home run, and one walk. He threw 37 pitches and struck out one.

Haeger also took the loss in Rancho Cucamonga's 5-0 victory over the 66ers.

Haeger (0-4, 8.53) struck out 12 in his first big league start of the season but has been dismal since. This is his second trip on the disabled list: While recovering from a heel injury that put him on the DL for the first time on May 9, he suffered turf toe in his right big toe. He made one appearance after returning from his first DL stint, on June 5 against the Braves, but he allowed two runs in as many innings and the team felt he rushed himself back.

Haeger was sent back to the disabled list on June 7, a day before reliever George Sherrill returned from it. He is out of options and would have to clear waivers to be sent to the Minors.