Jeff Weaver to go into ABQ rotation, couple of injury updates

Weaver will make his first start on Saturday at New Orleans. The reason for this is that the front office wants the option of calling him up for EITHER the rotation or the bullpen, and right now, his innings and pitch count aren’t sufficiently built up for starting in the majors. … Also, Cory Wade ended up pitching in an extended spring-training game today, NOT a simulated game. He will do another one on Saturday, after which there is a chance he will skip his minor-league rehab entirely and rejoin the Dodgers in San Francisco on Monday. And Hiroki Kuroda was going to play catch today, and if he felt good enough, he was going to get on a mound. I apologize, but I had too much going on pregame to notice whether he actually did so or not. But Stan Conte said before BP that Kuroda had only thrown at 50-60 percent so far, that he hoped to get him to 80-90 percent soon and that he needs to be pretty close to 100 percent before he goes out on a rehab.
“This is the type of injury you can’t push through,” Conte said.

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