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Brandon League to visit team doctor for MRI results

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers pitcher Brandon League had a contrast MRI exam on his right shoulder on Wednesday, and will travel to meet with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Friday to discuss the results. In other words, don't expect this to be a short-term injury.

"It's obviously a little bit more than take a couple of days off then feel better," manager Don Mattingly said. "The severity, it wouldn't be fair for me to say this is something serious. We just need to be a little slower with what we're doing."

Stan Conte, the team director of medical services, has seen the MRI results, though nothing has been released yet by the team.

"I don't think he's willing to go out on a limb until Dr. ElAttrache sees it," Mattingly said.

Whatever the results, League said he plans on also seeking a second opinion.

League last pitched in a Cactus League game on March 9, allowing five runs to the Giants. He reported shoulder discomfort after that outing, and was on the comeback trail before suffering a setback during a bullpen session on Tuesday.

"From the first time I picked up the ball I could tell something was different. I couldn't get my arm warmed," League said Wednesday. "It's not painful, it's just hindering."