UPDATE (3/26):Brandon League underwent his MRI and will learn his results on Friday via Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:
Brandon League will see Dr. ElAttrache tomorrow.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 26, 2015
While they await his results, manager Don Mattingly doesn’t see it as a light injury according to Bill Plunkett of the OC Register:
#Dodgers mgr Don Mattingly on Brandon League's shoulder issue: "It's obviously something more than 'Take a couple days off.'"
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 26, 2015
Beginning with Kenley Jansen undergoing surgery on his left foot days before pitchers and catchers reported, Spring Training has been a rough go for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching staff.
Erik Bedard, Brandon League and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been among the pitchers to deal with some form of injury, with Bedard and Ryu seemingly set to begin the regular season on the disabled list. League may join them as he’s scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right shoulder, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:
Brandon League said he will have an MRI today on his shoulder, which still didn't feel right during Tuesday bullpen session.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 25, 2015
League last pitched in a game March 9 though doesn’t necessarily believe his shoulder issue is serious, reports Eric Stephen of True Blue LA:
Brandon League wasn't sure of severity of injury but said, "If it was serious I wouldn't be able to pick up a ball."
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 25, 2015
After receiving an anti-inflammatory injection that shut him down for a few days, League threw a bullpen session Sunday without issue. The plan from there was for him to throw another on Tuesday with hope of pitching in Thursday’s game.
League’s only appeared in two games this spring, with his most recent outing (March 9) not nearly as clean as his first. The right-hander got into a jam against the San Francisco Giants and was charged for five runs on three hits in just 0.1 of an inning.
Without yet knowing the MRI results, it still appears unlikely League will be ready for Opening Day, which is just under two weeks away. With Jansen and League ailing, it creates a larger opportunity for the likes of David Aardsma, Chad Gaudin and Sergio Santos, among others to make the roster out of camp.
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