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Dodgers pitching notes: Brandon League, Hyun-jin Ryu, Joel Peralta, rotation

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Brandon League threw a bullpen session on Sunday morning at Dodger Stadium, his first time off a mound since injuring his right shoulder in spring training. He is one of a trio of sidelined Dodgers pitchers in various states of rehabilitation.

League threw 15 pitches, not at 100-percent intensity, but felt good afterward.

"I think he was happy with it, he's still not just down there firing," manager Don Mattingly said. "It looked good. It seemed like he got better as he went on. It seems like the last four or five they were really happy with."

League is currently on the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement, prescribed eight weeks of rest and rehab rather than surgery in Match. He is not eligible to be activated until May 26 at the earliest.


Hyun-jin Ryu, on the DL with a left shoulder impingement, will throw a bullpen session on Monday when the Dodgers are in Milwaukee. That will be Ryu's third bullpen session in a week, and if all goes well Mattingly said Ryu would throw to hitters later in the week, either in Milwaukee or when the Dodgers are in Colorado to play the Rockies.

A minor league rehab assignment could follow soon after for Ryu if all goes well.


One pitcher who won't be joining the Dodgers on the seven-game road trip is reliever Joel Peralta, still sidelined with right shoulder soreness. He was placed on the disabled list last Sunday and hasn't pitched since April 23, but his stay on the DL is expected to last longer than 15 days.

Peralta still hasn't started a throwing program.

"He's not really making any true progress," Mattingly said. "He's still in a holding pattern, making sure everything is in order before he starts throwing."

In seven appearances this season for the Dodgers, Peralta has pitched 5⅔ scoreless innings, with two hits and three walks allowed, and four strikeouts. He leads the club with three saves.


The Dodgers list their rotation for the four games in Milwaukee as Clayton Kershaw on Monday, Zack Greinke on Tuesday, Carlos Frias on Wednesday and Scott Baker on Thursday.

Mike Bolsinger was scratched from his start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, with Zach Lee starting in his place. Mattingly said Bolsinger getting scratched did not affect his rotation, but sounded less than convincing with his answer.

"As of right now, everything is the same. Carlos is staying," Mattingly said. "Everything is the same."


Saturday night's Dodgers game ended when Jordan Pacheco was hit by a batted ball, called out for interference for the final out of the game. It was the third time that day a runner was hit by a fair ball, joining Andrelton Simmons of the Braves against the Reds, and Taylor Featherston of the Angels against the Giants. The latter was also the final play of the game.

Mattingly was asked about the flurry of such plays.

"Larry Bowa would be turning over in his grave," Mattingly said. "You're supposed to look back when running."

Informed that Bowa, the Dodgers' third base coach from 2008-2010, is still alive, Mattingly laughed.

"My bad," he said. "Tearing his hair out."