Watch: Angels’ Mike Trout robs Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero at the fence.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Alex Guerrero, meet Mike Trout.

Guerrero, playing third base for the Dodgers today, crushed this ball to the deepest part of Tempe Diablo Stadium in the first inning. Trout, the Angels center fielder and reigning American League MVP, leaped and pulled it down above a 420-foot marker — one of the more hard-earned 0-for-1s Guerrero will ever experience.

In the third inning, Guerrero got revenge in the form of a solo home run to left-center field off Angels starter Matt Shoemaker.

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Dodgers’ Brandon League (shoulder) expects to begin season on 60-day disabled list.

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Dodgers pitcher Brandon League told reporters Saturday that he expects to be placed on the 60-day disabled list to begin the regular season with inflammation in his right shoulder.

The 32-year-old right-hander called the injury “devastating.” The timetable for recovery pushes his probable return to June.

League’s MRI results were examined by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and Dr. James Andrews in Las Vegas. He told reporters that surgery was an alternative, but that would have pushed his timetable even later.

League made 63 appearances out of the Dodgers’ bullpen last season and limited opponents to a .683 OPS. He is in the final year of a three-year, $22.5 million contract.

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Dodgers spring training 2015: Lineup vs. Angels.

Morning in Tempe.

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David Huff starts for the Dodgers in what would have been Hyun-Jin Ryu’s place in the rotation. Right-hander Matt Shoemaker goes for the Angels in the 1 p.m. game at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

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Dodgers spring training 2015: Zack Greinke, Dodgers fall 8-4 to San Francisco.

"<strongGLENDALE, Ariz. — Zack Greinke didn’t pull any punches after his penultimate spring start.

“After today I probably need like five more starts,” Greinke said.

He’ll get one more. Unlike Clayton Kershaw, Brett Anderson and Brandon McCarthy, he won’t scale back his pitch-count limit in his next start, which should fall next Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.

“I’ve thrown enough,” Greinke said. “I should be ready. If I’m not, it’s not because of lack of innings — it’s just not getting ready fast enough. I should be ready when the season starts.”

Greinke allowed five hits, four runs — two scored on a dropped fly ball by Carl Crawford in left field — two walks and three strikeouts. He was pulled after reaching his pitch-count limit (76) with two outs in the fourth inning.

“I wasn’t pitching good that last inning or the inning before,” Greinke said. “It was pretty horrible.”

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Greinke is still on target to start the second game of the season, April 7 against the San Diego Padres.

“I’m confident that he’s going to be ready,” Mattingly said. “It’s just at what level.”

The box score is here.

A couple more notes:
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Dodgers’ Brandon League could miss up to 12 weeks with shoulder inflammation.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — An MRI on Brandon League revealed right posterior shoulder inflammation, and the Dodgers pitcher could be out for the next 12 weeks.

League visited with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and another doctor Friday, Mattingly said. He’ll be shut down for three weeks before he’s allowed to begin a throwing program.

Mattingly gave a broad timetable for recovery: “6 to 8, or 8 to 12” weeks. “It’s an extended period of time,” he said.

League was already expected to begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. A 12-week timetable for recovery could conceivably leave the Dodgers the option of placing him on the 60-day DL. That would open a roster spot for someone — including infielder Hector Olivera, who agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a $62.5 million, 6-year contract earlier this week.

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