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Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood returns to action Friday after X-ray reveals only inflamation of ankle

Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood catches during drills at the team’s spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday.
(Carlos Osorio / Associated Press)

An X-ray examination of Dodgers All-Star Alex Wood’s right ankle revealed only inflammation a day after he injured himself during a calisthenics drill.

Wood sat out the workout Thursday but returned to action Friday. He played long toss and threw off a mound. He intends to throw a full bullpen session on Saturday.

“Everything was fine,” Wood said. “I just have a little inflammation in my foot. Nothing crazy. I could have, and I wanted to, throw my bullpen today. But they’re just going to back it up, and see how I feel tomorrow.”

Wood pitched with a bothersome bone bruise in his right ankle during his first few months as a Dodger, after the team acquired him during the summer of 2015. The injury caused glitches in his mechanics which Wood has corrected during the last two seasons.

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Wood made his first All-Star team in 2017. He finished the season with a 16-3 record and a 2.72 earned-run average. His fastball velocity decreased in the second half as he dealt with inflammation in the joint that connects the shoulder and the sternum.

SHORT HOPS: Pitching prospect Walker Buehler returned to action after missing the workout Thursday to undergo additional testing related to his physical.

andy.mccullough@latimes.com

Twitter: @McCulloughTimes


UPDATES:

1:05 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details.

This article was originally published at 10:35 a.m.


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