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Dodgers continue nursing various injuries

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PHOENIX -- Scott Kazmir, who left his Monday start after the first pitch of the second inning, underwnt an MRI on Tuesday that did not reveal any structural damage. He will continue exercises to increase his flexibility, and manager Dave Roberts said he will probably throw a bullpen session on Friday before a decision is made on when he will pitch in a game.

Kazmir is one of several Dodgers now nursing injuries. Outfielder Andrew Toles missed his third game with a slight hyperextension of his knee. Roberts said Toles could return to game action by the weekend.

PHOENIX -- Scott Kazmir, who left his Monday start after the first pitch of the second inning, underwnt an MRI on Tuesday that did not reveal any structural damage. He will continue exercises to increase his flexibility, and manager Dave Roberts said he will probably throw a bullpen session on Friday before a decision is made on when he will pitch in a game.

Kazmir is one of several Dodgers now nursing injuries. Outfielder Andrew Toles missed his third game with a slight hyperextension of his knee. Roberts said Toles could return to game action by the weekend.

Roberts backed off his earlier prediction that shortstop Corey Seager would return on Friday after dealing with discomfort in his mid-back, but stressed that the injury is still considered minor and is not threatening his availability for Opening Day. Seager missed nearly three weeks last spring but went on to be the unanimous choice for National League Rookie of the Year.

Outfielder Andre Ethier, who had a back spasm on Monday, was improved enough on Tuesday to swing a bat. He felt discomfort while running on Monday.

Reliever Pedro Baez remains shut down with lingering pain in his right hand after being struck by a comebacker on Feb. 23.

The news was not good for non-roster outfielder Henry Ramos, who will miss four to six weeks with a torn right groin. Ramos was having a good spring, batting .357 with a 1.114 OPS and six RBIs in 14 at-bats.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.

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