Hyun-Jin Ryu (back), Joel Peralta (shoulder) on track after Monday bullpen sessions.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — For all the attention paid to the injury track records of new Dodgers pitchers Mike Adams, Chad Gaudin, Brandon Beachy, Dustin McGowan, Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy and others, there have been few injuries to report so far in camp.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, who had tightness in his back, threw a bullpen Monday. So did Joel Peralta, who had pain in his shoulder. Both pitchers emerged unscathed.

“Overall my back, arm feels great. I threw all my pitches today. I feel good,” Ryu said through his interpreter.

The left-hander threw 32 pitches and figured he’ll need another bullpen session or live batting practice before he pitches in a Cactus League game.

Peralta threw 22 pitches, all fastballs and “a couple splits.”

“I think we’ve got to build strength,” Peralta said. “I need a couple more bullpens before I can pitch in the games.”

Non-roster invitee Ben Rowen, who is recovering from off-season thoracic outlet surgery, threw his third bullpen session of the spring and is still a ways away from appearing in game.

Dodgers prospect Julio Urias impresses in his first live batting practice session.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — Julio Urias gave the Dodgers so much to like in his first live BP session of the spring Sunday, it’s worth focusing on the present before dreaming about the 18-year-old’s future.

Urias is expected to begin the season at Double-A. At least, there have been no indications otherwise to this point from anyone within the organization.

So how does Urias compare to most Double-A pitchers?
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Jimmy Rollins met with Yasiel Puig for two hours.

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Jimmy Rollins (second from right) chats with his new Dodgers teammates, including Yasiel Puig. (Courtesy of Jon SooHoo-Los Angeles Dodgers)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jimmy Rollins knows he’s in a weird spot at the moment.

The Dodgers’ new shortstop wants to be a leader in the clubhouse. He’s 36. Only seven active players have played more games than Rollins’ 2,090, so he’s seen just about everything. Still, he’s only been here about a week. That’s how much time most of Rollins’ teammates have had to get to know him personally — everyone, really, save new reliever Mike Adams.
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