Brandon League RP LAD 3 weeks ago

League (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

It's only an initial step in the recovery process for League, who was placed on the 15-day DL in early April due to a shoulder impingement before ultimately being shuttled to the 60-day DL. He's not expected to be an option out of the Dodgers' bullpen until sometime in June at the earliest.

Brandon League RP LAD 4 weeks ago

League (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

League's move to the 60-day DL comes as no surprise given his extended absence still ahead of him. The move was purely procedural, as the Dodgers needed to open up a 40-man spot for Scott Baker, who's expected to start for the club Sunday.

Brandon League RP LAD 1 month ago

League (shoulder) is in the early stages of a throwing program, playing catch from 60 feet, the Orange County Register reports.

League's next step is to begin throwing from a mound, which is expected to happen over the next three weeks.

Brandon League RP LAD 2 months ago

League (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.

Legue is expected to miss at least the first month or two of the season, and it's possible he could eventually land on the 60-day disabled list. If he eventually joins the bullpen, it will likely just be in a middle-relief role.

Brandon League RP LAD 2 months ago

Manager Don Mattingly indicated Friday that League (shoulder) will miss at least a couple of months, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

League's shoulder issue is apparently serious, and he he will be shut down for three weeks. The timetable sets his return back to some point around early May, though it should become more concrete as he continues to progress. When he does return, he'll likely serve in a middle relief role for the Angels.

Brandon League RP LAD 2 months ago

League (shoulder) is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports.

League will undergo a contrast MRI Wednesday, but hasn't displayed improvement in his shoulder since receiving an injection last week. He reportedly didn't feel right following a bullpen session Tuesday, and a DL stint appears to be on tap for him to begin the season. He'll likely serve in a middle relief role with the club once he returns from the injury.

Brandon League RP LAD 2 months ago

League (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

The general feeling is that League will be ready for Opening Day, but he does not appear to be a consideration for saves while Kenley Jansen is out to start the season.

Brandon League RP LAD 2 months ago

League (shoulder) reported that his shoulder feels fine and will test it playing catch on Thursday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports. He expects to be ready for Opening Day.

Either way, it appears on the surface that Joel Peralta is the favorite for saves in Kenley Jansen's (foot) absence.

Brandon League RP LAD 2 months ago

League (shoulder) has been diagnosed with right shoulder inflammation, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

It's expected that League will miss a few days after he received an injection Monday. League may be in danger of missing the start of the season depending on how his shoulder responds to the treatment.

Brandon League RP LAD 2 months ago

League experienced a setback with his sore shoulder Sunday and will be shut down for "several additional days", MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

This may very well mean that League begins the year on the 15-day disabled list. He was a longshot to close anyway with Kenley Jansen (foot) sidelined.