Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Ivan De Jesus Out, Matt Guerrier Throwing

Eric Stephen of True Blue LA has injury updates on two Los Angeles Dodgers players, one positive and one negative.

The bad news first, as an MRI on the oblique of Ivan De Jesus revealed a tear.

Dodgers infielder Ivan DeJesus got some bad news this morning, as an MRI revealed a tear of his left oblique, hurt during a swing in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday night against the Giants. Manager Don Mattingly said there was no timetable for the return of the infielder.

As I said before, him not making the team isn’t a big deal, but him being out for a significant amount of time with a lingering, slow healing injury after he just made his recovery from a catastrophic injury really sucks for him personally and dampens his chances of becoming a utility guy in the future.


The good news is that Matt Guerrier looks to be fine.

Matt Guerrier threw a bullpen session this morning for the first time in over a week, after missing time with back tightness. Up next for the reliever will likely be facing live hitters in a minor league game on Friday.

I know the Dodgers are paying him a lot of money, but I’m not sure how convinced I am that he is markedly better than some of the hard-throwing prospects the Dodgers have waiting at this point.

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