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Brandon League shoulders another setback

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Padres at Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Justin Turner, DH
Yasiel Puig, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Yasmani Grandal, C
Andre Ethier, LF
Juan Uribe, 3B
Joc Pederson, CF
(Juan Nicasio, P)

By Jon Weisman

Brandon League is having an MRI done today after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right shoulder, reports Ken Gurnick of, and the likelihood has increased that he will join Kenley Jansen and Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list to start the season.

League retired all three batters he faced in his first 2015 Cactus League outing March 5, but five of the six batters he faced March 9 scored. He appears to have overworked in a bullpen session two days after that, according to Gurnick, who adds that League has not had a shoulder injury since 2007.

The relievers that could take League’s spot on the Dodger roster remain plentiful. In fact, the Dodgers are scheduled to use several of them today in what will be a bullpen game, started by Juan Nicasio, with J.P. Howell, Yimi Garcia, Dustin McGowan, Joel Peralta and Paco Rodriguez scheduled to follow.

Pedro Baez, Chris Hatcher, Adam Liberatore, David Aardsma, Mike Adams, Chad Gaudin, David Huff and Sergio Santos are also in the relief mix, without even addressing players who have been optioned, like Daniel Coulombe. Another bullpen game is scheduled for the Dodgers on their final Saturday in Arizona, against the Angels.


How much does the roster change after Opening Day? Soooo much …


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  1. Sorry I am NOT a Fan of Brandon League and was surprised to learn he had been kept and now of course he’s injured…. Sorry its/he’s just a Waste of $$$ but if it was up to me I’d GIVE BACK TWCs 8 Billion and Buy K-Cal 9 just so the Millions of LA Fans could watch and listen too Vince Scully…..

  2. TWC just wrote down 1 billion on their deal with Dodgers. Comcast demanded the action prior to the merger which Comcast is having second thoughts. TWC swimming in red ink due to Lakers and Dodgers bad deals. $3 a month after write down will be monthly fee to get Dodger games on other providers. Sounds good to me. I will never subscribe to TWC even if I could which I cannot so lets get the deal done.

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