LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Charlie Haeger pitched five innings in his second injury rehabilitation start for Class A Inland Empire on Wednesday night.Haeger allowed High Desert three runs (one earned) on three hits (one homer) with six strikeouts and three walks. He had been placed on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis on May 9 and is eligible to come off the DL on Monday. Haeger was 0-4 with a 8.59 ERA as the Dodgers' fifth starter. While at Inland Empire, he has been reunited with pitching coach and fellow knuckleball specialist Charlie Hough. Meanwhile, the Dodgers promoted 40-year-old South Korean reliever Hyang-Nam Choi from extended spring training to Triple-A Albuquerque this week to replace former Major League right-hander Luis Ayala, who opted out of his contract when he wasn't called up to the Major Leagues. Choi was dominant pitching for Albuquerque last year, going 9-2 with a 2.34 ERA in 33 games while striking out 77 in 57 2/3 innings. Ayala was 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.