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Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez has bone bruise on pitching hand

Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez has bone bruise on pitching hand

Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez is dealing with a bone bruise on his pitching hand after getting clipped by a ball during a session of live batting practice last week. Baez is still feeling pain when he throws, although X-rays on his hand came back negative, Manager Dave Roberts said.

“We’re just trying to take it slow,” Roberts said. “Hopefully he’ll be back out there soon.”

At this early juncture in camp, Roberts has declined to commit to any relievers being locked into roster spots besides closer Kenley Jansen and setup man Sergio Romo. The Dodgers can boast a plentiful assortment of options for the final five spots. Based on his resume, Baez is likely to claim a...

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