LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who is on the disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle, is feeling fine and ready to throw after going through his first bullpen session in two weeks on Sunday.
“If it were up to me, I’d throw tomorrow,” said Kuroda after throwing 25 pitches at Dodgers Stadium. “My body feels well and everything is going in the right direction but it’s up the trainer and (manager) Joe (Torre) to decide.”
Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said he expects Kuroda to be able to make his comeback in June if all goes well, although Kuroda said he was unaware of any timetable.
“I don’t really have a timetable and if there is one I’m not aware of it,” Kuroda told the Dodgers’ official Web site. “Last time, I tried to rush it though and tried to push the trainer to let me throw more and it caused a setback. So this time I’m going to listen to the trainer as much as possible.”
Dodgers athletic trainer Stan Conte said Kuroda could throw another more intense bullpen session Tuesday or Wednesday.
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