Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com has an update on Hong-Chih Kuo:
… (Kuo) appears to have regained his command while throwing off a mound at the team’s spring-training facility in Glendale, Ariz.
“He has been throwing a lot,” Dodgers manager Ned Colletti said. “He is at about 90 percent intensity and having no problems with his command. We’ll see where we go from here.”
Colletti said Kuo eventually will face hitters in extended spring-training games, but that there is no target date for that to happen, nor is there a target date for Kuo to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment, which would be a necessary precursor to him coming off the disabled list and rejoining the Dodgers bullpen. …
- Don Mattingly told reporters today that he expects Casey Blake to be activated by this weekend, and that Andre Ethier and Rod Barajas will end their day-to-day period and return to the starting lineup Friday.
- Josh Wilker writes about former Dodger Joe Simpson, Albuquerque and impending fatherhood at Cardboard Gods.
- While the Dodgers were winning in the great indoors of Houston, it got quite hairy at the Lone Star State’s other major-league ballpark Tuesday.