Fife starts rehab stint with Rancho Cucamonga

Fife starts rehab stint with Rancho Cucamonga

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers right-hander Stephen Fife began a Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday night, pitching four innings with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Fife, recovering from right shoulder bursitis, allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits against Lancaster. He struck out three against one walk and gave up a two-run homer.

Fife began the season at Triple-A Albuquerque and was called up on April 21 to start at Baltimore in place of the injured Chad Billingsley. Fife allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings in that outing, and went on the disabled list later that week.

He is one of six Dodgers starters to spend time on the DL this season.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.