GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers pitcher Erik Bedard suffered a strained lat in his start on Friday against the Rangers in San Antonio, and is scheduled to have an MRI exam on Monday in Arizona, manager Don Mattingly said on Sunday.
"They're calling it a lat strain, which is never really very good," Mattingly said. "As far as the severity, we'll find out tomorrow."
Bedard allowed two runs on three hits in just one inning against Texas on Friday night, walking two with one strikeout. He was slated to pitch five innings, but exited after he felt something in his side.
The 36-year-old left-hander was signed to a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation to spring training, and was vying for position on the Dodgers starting depth chart. He was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 games, including 15 starts for Tampa Bay in 2014.
Brandon League missed slightly less than three weeks with a strained lat in spring training last season. Clayton Kershaw and Paco Rodriguez each had similar strains in 2014 of the teres major muscle, just above the lat, and missed 31 and 35 games, respectively, with their stints on the disabled list.