Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen threw 15 pitches for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and was removed after one inning of his first rehab assignment.
Here is video of Jansen’s first pitches, courtesy of colleague Michelle Gardner:
Jansen said his next outing will be Sunday.
After the game, Jansen addressed Don Mattingly‘s comments from earlier Friday saying that Jansen might not close immediately upon his return. “Whatever they have planned for me,” Jansen said, “I’m comfortable.”
Here is the video of that interview:
Here is Jansen talking about how he felt after the outing:
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias threw approximately 40 pitches over two “innings” to live hitters for the first time in spring training Sunday. The 18-year-old left-hander struck out four batters: Alex Guerrero (twice), Chris Heisey and Joc Pederson.
Here’s his three-pitch punchout of Pederson:
Urias then struck out Guerrero and got Heisey to ground out in the area of the second baseman.
Here are all 18 pitches he threw in the second “inning,” including the strikeouts of Guerrero and Heisey. He also faces O’Koyea Dickson in this inning and induces a pop-up toward second base. The inning ends with a planned pitchout as Pederson stands in the box.
Ben Rowen appeared in eight major-league games with the Texas Rangers last year and allowed four runs in 8 2/3 innings. (Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brandon Beachy and Chris Withrow, both of whom had Tommy John procedures on their right elbow last year, aren’t the only pitchers in camp recovering from major surgeries.
Right-hander Ben Rowen, a non-roster invitee, had thoracic outlet surgery on his right shoulder last November. It’s the same surgery that ended Josh Beckett’s 2013 season with the Dodgers.