Frias, Hatcher slated to begin rehab action

Dodgers send pitchers to high-A Rancho Cucamonga

Frias, Hatcher slated to begin rehab action

NEW YORK -- Dodgers starting pitcher Carlos Frias and reliever Chris Hatcher are scheduled to begin injury rehabilitation assignments with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga this weekend.

Hatcher, on the disabled list since June 15 with a left oblique strain, will pitch in a game Friday night.

Frias, on the disabled list since July 1 with lower back tightness, will start Sunday after throwing a 31-pitch batting practice session.

Hatcher induces double play

Hatcher, acquired in the offseason Dee Gordon trade, has struggled (1-4, 6.38 ERA) most of the season in a setup role.

Frias, who stepped into the starting rotation after the injury to Brandon McCarthy, is 4-5 with a 4.54 ERA in 12 starts.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.