By Jon Weisman
Carl Crawford has tightness in his right side, reports Bill Plunkett of the Register, helping to make him one of the reserve outfielders today against Arizona.
But there’s also some progress to report from the medical side of things:
- This update on Clayton Kershaw comes from Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Proof of improvement in Clayton Kershaw was visible Saturday, when the disabled Dodgers ace threw off the bullpen mound for the first time since being injured.
Kershaw, disabled with a strained teres major muscle in his back after winning his Opening Night start in Australia, was not throwing full speed, but wasn’t lobbing either.
Manager Don Mattingly said Kershaw remains under orders to hold back on velocity and is monitored by trainers using an app that calculates pitch speed.
- Brian Wilson can return to active duty Tuesday, and it isn’t expected to take much longer, Gurnick writes.
- Alex Guerrero has been activated from the disabled list by Triple-A Albuquerque, which released Brendan Harris to make room, reports Gurnick.
- Gurnick added that Erisbel Arruebarrena “is still at extended spring training in Arizona but will likely be assigned to Double-A Chattanooga within the week to play shortstop alongside prospect Darnell Sweeney.”
- And, looking ahead …
Josh Beckett starts Tuesday. Maholm Wednesday and Ryu Thursday.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 13, 2014