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Dodgers news: Hill ‘feels great’, Seager making great progress

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MLB: Spring Training-Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Rich Hill made his second appearance of the spring on Thursday. Hill threw 2 13 innings, striking out two and allowing two unearned runs.

“I felt great,” Hill said following his outing. “Ball came out of my hand a lot better than the first outing. Every time I get out there I feel like I’m getting stronger. The curve ball was really good. Overall, it was a really good start.”

Though Hill only faced 10 batters, he felt he could have easily thrown 100 pitches. “I’ve built myself up to that this off-season,” he said. “The purpose behind that was to be ready right out of the gate when the season starts.”

Hill hopes to be able to throw four to five innings in his next outing.

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After not feeling great earlier in the week, Clayton Kershaw played catch on Thursday. “He said it felt better than it did on Monday, that’s encouraging.” Dave Roberts said.

Andrew Friedman spoke with reporters, giving an update on Kershaw’s health and what the team is expecting from him during his recovery process.

“I think the biggest thing is Kershaw is not the most patient person in the world, and he wants to go out and compete,” Friedman said. “We certainly get it. We’re early enough in Spring Training where we have a little bit of time. Today went pretty well, and I’m sure he’ll pick up a ball and do it again tomorrow and kind of go from there. The challenging part is taking the time and having the patience to kind of go through it. He’s in a good frame of mind right now — just the fact he’s able to get out and play catch, and it went pretty well. But we’ll continue to kind of take it day by day and see where we’re at.”

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On Friday, Corey Seager threw up to 150 feet. According to Roberts, he ‘really let it go’. He also took four at-bats in a camp game and ran the bases.

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The Dodgers will have two games today, one split-squad game versus the Padres, and one versus the Indians.

You can catch the match-up with the Padres on SportsNet LA at 5:05 p.m. PT.