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Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett look improved, Matt Kemp still struggling
Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett look improved, Matt Kemp still struggling

The wounded, the recovering and the expectant were all back at it Thursday at the Dodgers’ complex in Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, and the news appeared to be mostly good. Josh Beckett, who’s not only coming off surgery to remove a rib that was causing numbness in his throwing hand but he then slammed a clubhouse door on his thumb, returned to the mound and allowed one run over four innings, with six hits and a walk. He struck out four in the triple-A game against the Reds. Beckett came out of his last start six days ago an inning early when his thumb began to bother him. He threw 52 pitches, 39 for strikes. The right-hander is in contention for the fifth spot in the rotation,...

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