Jason Kipnis was ejected from Thursday's game against the Tigers after a third-inning strikeout.
Kipnis was angry about a low-in-the-zone called strike earlier in the at-bat. He fanned with bases loaded and grounded into a doubleplay in the first inning. Mike Aviles came on to play second base. It was the first ejection of Kipnis' major league career.
Clayton Kershaw (back) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Thursday afternoon.
Kershaw worked in some breaking balls and finished the session with "a couple lively fastballs," according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. The ace left-hander should begin facing live hitters by early next week and is on track to rejoin the Dodgers around mid-May.
Matt Harrison (back) is expected to make a few more minor league rehab starts.
Harrison was not happy with himself after allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings Monday at Double-A Frisco. He'll pitch again for Frisco on Saturday and could make one or two more rehab starts after that. The left-hander won't be back until May.
Yasiel Puig is batting third for the first time in his major league career Thursday vs. the Giants.
The Dodgers are sitting multiple regulars in Thursday's series-finale with San Francisco, so Puig gets to move into prime RBI territory. The 23-year-old is batting .250/.340/.409 in 12 games played this season.
Cardinals recalled RHP Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis.
Rondon will pitch in mid-relief for the Cardinals. He had a 5.40 ERA in five innings this year at Memphis.
Cardinals recalled RHP Eric Fornataro from Triple-A Memphis.
Fornataro was off to a nice start this year at Memphis, having rattled off five scoreless innings of relief. He will join the St. Louis bullpen on Thursday. His first appearance will be his major league debut.
Cardinals optioned RHP Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis.
Butler had allowed six earned runs in two innings of relief this season for the Cardinals. The 25-year-old right-hander should get another look later this summer.
Cardinals placed RHP Joe Kelly on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Kelly suffered the injury Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park while trying to leg out a groundball to first base in the top of the fifth inning. He was sent back to St. Louis for an MRI, the results of which aren't yet available. Tyler Lyons appears likely to take his rotation spot next week against the Mets.