GLENDALE, Ariz. — Here are a couple quick hits on the Dodgers’ group of injury rehabbers, courtesy of manager Dave Roberts‘ morning scrum:
1. Justin Turner continues to take at-bats against minor league pitchers on the back fields at Camelback Ranch. He’ll continue to do so for another few days, Roberts said, then serve as the Dodgers’ designated hitter in a Cactus League game as early as next week: “Not sure when but he’s doing really well.”
2. Howie Kendrick was able to hit and take ground balls at second and third base Wednesday, but he continues to be held out of game action as a precaution with a strained right groin.
3. Alex Guerrero, who’s dealing with a contusion on his left knee, is also taking grounders and batting practice, but “as far as his comfort level to be in a major league game right now, we’re not there yet,” Between Guerrero and Kendrick, Roberts expects Guerrero back in a game first.
4. Hyun-Jin Ryu played catch in the outfield for the fourth straight day. There’s no firm timetable for him to do anything, really, but the fact that he hasn’t taken a day off from throwing is a good sign for his recovering left shoulder.