Remember Scott Elbert?
Scott Elbert threw two bullpen sessions in extended spring training recently and hasn’t had any setbacks since, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. His fastball, which has averaged 92.1 mph in 120 career games, touched 90 mph on the radar gun during a recent live batting practice session.
“Scottie’s on the move and feeling good,” Mattingly said.
Could a minor-league rehab outing be next?
“I would think that he’s heading that way,” Mattingly said. “There’s been no talk about it. I think he’s a little bit behind Bills.”
Billingsley said Sunday that he could make five rehab starts, starting Saturday, before returning to the majors.
The news wasn’t as good on Onelki Garcia, another left-handed pitcher taking up space on the Dodgers’ 60-day disabled list.
Garcia underwent a procedure last November to remove bone spurs from his left elbow, and another in February to repair torn cartilage in his left knee.
Of Garcia, Mattingly reported “a lot of setbacks, one after the other.”