Despite rainy weather in Glendale, Ariz., Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers Joel Peralta and Hyun-Jin Ryu were able to throw their bullpen sessions as expected. The club was otherwise forced indoors to complete their daily workouts.
For Peralta, it was his first session of the spring as he’s been delayed with discomfort in his right shoulder. Peralta arrived to camp with the issue and underwent an MRI on the bothersome shoulder, which came back negative.
The 38-year-old reliever believes the problem was a result of him not participating in winter ball — something he’s normally done and made a joint decision with president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman not to play in.
After some initial concern that Peralta would be on the disabled list come Opening Day, that no longer appears to be the case. Ryu’s bullpen session on Monday came after he’d been limited to playing catch after being held of workouts due to mid-back tightness.
With the Dodgers beginning Cactus League play Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly announced the starting pitchers for the club’s first four games — Erik Bedard, Clayton Kershaw, Zach Lee and David Huff. Kershaw was also announced as the scheduled Opening Day starter for a fifth-consecutive season.
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