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Shoulder pain pushes back Koehler's return

Ryu shortens bullpen session; Kershaw on track for simulated game
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LOS ANGELES -- Reliever Tom Koehler suffered a setback in his recovery from a right anterior capsule sprain of the shoulder and an expected return was pushed back to August, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday.

Koehler was nearing a rehab appearance when he threw a curveball this week and felt discomfort. He has been out since suffering what was originally termed a mild sprain in his first Spring Training appearance. Koehler was signed as a free agent to pick up innings made available by the free-agent departure of Brandon Morrow.

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LOS ANGELES -- Reliever Tom Koehler suffered a setback in his recovery from a right anterior capsule sprain of the shoulder and an expected return was pushed back to August, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday.

Koehler was nearing a rehab appearance when he threw a curveball this week and felt discomfort. He has been out since suffering what was originally termed a mild sprain in his first Spring Training appearance. Koehler was signed as a free agent to pick up innings made available by the free-agent departure of Brandon Morrow.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu had a Saturday bullpen session cut short at 20 pitches when he felt a little tightness in his strained groin, but Roberts would not call it a setback.

Clayton Kershaw (lower back strain) threw on flat ground Sunday and still is expected to throw a simulated game Tuesday or Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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