The Los Angeles Dodgers have been relatively injury free this spring, which would make the latest news on Jerry Hairston Jr. their most pressing malady of the Cactus League so far. Hairston visited team phyiscian Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Saturday and was diagnosed with right shoulder inflammation, which has contributed to his five throwing errors in just 40 innings in the field this spring.
Hairston was given anti-inflammatory medication and is considered day-to-day, though the utliity man said on Saturday that he feels he could play as soon as Sunday.
The Dodgers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Saturday, with fifth starter Chris Capuano allowing two runs on five innings in his fourth Cactus League start. "Changeup was better today. It bailed me out of a couple of 3-2 scenarios today," Capuano said.
After the game, the Dodgers reassigned a trio of pitchers to minor league camp, as Angel Guzman, Wil Ledezma, and Fernando Nieve were cut. There are 41 players remaining in major league camp for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers head to Maryvale on Sunday to battle the Milwaukee Brewers.
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