12:36 AM EDT, Sun April 19, 2015
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Dodgers' Kenley Jansen throws first bullpen session since foot surgery

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Saturday, the first time he’s delivered a pitch from a mound since he underwent a foot operation two months ago.

Chris Hatcher earns Dodgers' first save in place of Kenley Jansen

With Kenley Jansen in a walking boot and on the disabled list, Chris Hatcher became the first reliever called on to save a game in his place.

Dodgers' bullpen could lean to the lefties

GLENDALE, Ariz. – There wasn’t much competition to begin with and most of it got ironed out early, but the scramble for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ final few bullpen spots has turned into the Wild West. Veterans J.P. Howell and Joel Peralta are locks, presuming they stay healthy. Chris Hatcher and Juan Nicasio, both out of options, seem likely to make it. With Kenley Jansen and Brandon League out with injuries, that leaves three spots for nine pitchers – three left-handers and six right-handers.

Brandon League will start season on DL

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brandon League was scheduled to undergo a contrast MRI on his ailing right shoulder Wednesday and will, barring a miracle, begin the season on the disabled list. The Dodgers already are without closer Kenley Jansen until early May after Jansen had foot surgery just before camp opened. League, 32, is coming off a strong season, including a 2.57 ERA in 63 games, and likely would have pitched the eighth inning, at least while Jansen is out.

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