Video: Paco Rodriguez throws 25-pitch simulated game. Update.

SAN FRANCISCO >> Paco Rodriguez threw a 25-pitch simulated game Friday at AT&T Park, a necessary step before he can be added to the Dodgers’ active roster.

Rodriguez, sidelined since August 3 due to a strained left teres major muscle, faced nine batters:

Yasiel Puig hit a ground ball to the shortstop position
Tim Federowicz hit a pop-up down the right field foul line that landed near the visitors’ bullpen
Erisbel Arruebarrena hit a line drive to left field
Joc Pederson hit a soft pop-up to shallow left field
Alex Guerrero hit a bouncer to the shortstop position
• Puig hit a ground ball to the third-base position
• Federowicz hit a line drive to center field
• Pederson saw five pitches, swinging and missing at one, before Rodriguez hit his 25-pitch limit

Update (6:30 p.m.) “Everything went well,” Rodriguez said. “I was able to throw all my pitches for strikes. Everything was sharp.”

Rodriguez said he hasn’t felt any pain in his the affected area just beneath his left arm pit for “about two weeks or so.” The Dodgers’ training staff has given him roughly 48 hours to gauge his response to each pitching session during the rehab process, and Rodriguez thinks this time won’t be any different.

“Hopefully Sunday they’ll activate me,” he said. “Whenever it is, I’ll be ready.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.