By Jon Weisman
Brandon League is having an MRI done today after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right shoulder, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, 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.