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Elbert perfect in first rehab appearance

LOS ANGELES -- Scott Elbert tossed a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance Friday with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, the left-hander's first game action since a pair of elbow operations.

He needed just seven pitches to work the seventh inning, striking out two and earning the win. Elbert is scheduled to throw between 20-25 pitches on Monday with the Quakes as he continues to build arm strength.

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LOS ANGELES -- Scott Elbert tossed a perfect inning in his first rehab appearance Friday with Class A Rancho Cucamonga, the left-hander's first game action since a pair of elbow operations.

He needed just seven pitches to work the seventh inning, striking out two and earning the win. Elbert is scheduled to throw between 20-25 pitches on Monday with the Quakes as he continues to build arm strength.

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Elbert could join Triple-A Albuquerque following that appearance. Still, the southpaw has a ways to go before returning to the Dodgers' bullpen. Elbert has not appeared in a Major League game since August.

"He's going to probably have to pitch a little bit to know he's ready," manager Don Mattingly said before Saturday's game against the Marlins.

Elbert's first elbow operation was to remove scar tissue, and the second was a microfracture procedure to smooth an irregularity and stimulate cartilage growth.

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