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Pitching coach's “premonition” adds concern over Clayton Kershaw's arm injury – Orange County Register

GLENDALE, Ariz. >> Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt made his first appearance on the camp Saturday with a backrest 11 days after undergoing disc surgery. But it was another medical issue that overdue Dodgers who only darkened. When he recovered from the operation, Honeycutt said he watched video of Dodgers checking cast sessions and talking to bullpen coach Mark Prior (filling in Honeycutt) daily. Honeycutt also said he was talking to Clayton Kershaw, whose throwing program was unspecified after coming out of a live batting exercise on Wednesday, not "feeling right". Kershaw declined to be more specific than that. Dodger's manager Dave Roberts said it was not related to the back issues Kershaw has had over the past three years but does not shed any light on the situation. But Honeycutt said he had an "admonition" that something disturbed Kershaw and talked to him after Wednesday's training. "He doesn't sound good," Honeycutt said. "Hopefully it just wasn't right that day." Kershaw has not picked up a baseball ever since, but the dodgers remain hopeful, he will continue his throwing program next week. Honeycutt said he was hopeful "the medicine he is on and things" will help solve the problem. Dodger's officials would not answer questions about which treatment Kershaw receives. "You know that Kersh will power through anything," Honeycutt said. "It was not like you could see anything that jumped out of the video that would say something is not right … and not that you see anything mechanically that…

GLENDALE, Ariz. >> Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt made his first appearance on the camp Saturday with a backrest 11 days after undergoing disc surgery.

But it was another medical issue that overdue Dodgers who only darkened.

When he recovered from the operation, Honeycutt said he watched video of Dodgers checking cast sessions and talking to bullpen coach Mark Prior (filling in Honeycutt) daily. Honeycutt also said he was talking to Clayton Kershaw, whose throwing program was unspecified after coming out of a live batting exercise on Wednesday, not “feeling right”.

Kershaw declined to be more specific than that. Dodger’s manager Dave Roberts said it was not related to the back issues Kershaw has had over the past three years but does not shed any light on the situation.

But Honeycutt said he had an “admonition” that something disturbed Kershaw and talked to him after Wednesday’s training.

“He doesn’t sound good,” Honeycutt said. “Hopefully it just wasn’t right that day.”

Kershaw has not picked up a baseball ever since, but the dodgers remain hopeful, he will continue his throwing program next week. Honeycutt said he was hopeful “the medicine he is on and things” will help solve the problem. Dodger’s officials would not answer questions about which treatment Kershaw receives.

“You know that Kersh will power through anything,” Honeycutt said. “It was not like you could see anything that jumped out of the video that would say something is not right … and not that you see anything mechanically that is the problem. It’s more, I think, what happens in the collection right now . “

The closest Dodgers have come to identify the source of Kershaw’s discomfort, Roberts said Friday that it was “a kind of thing”.

On Saturday, Roberts Kershaw said “is encouraged by how his body responds.”

“Right now we’re going to stick to the same program and see how he feels,” Roberts said. “I know he feels better physically when he talks to him. So when the training staff decides we can rip things back, we do it.”

SEAGER STATUS

Shortstop Corey Seager took another step forward in his recovery from the Tommy John operation and threw from his defensive position to the first and second base during his training day.

The owner had been limited to long throw in his throwing program. On Saturday he fielded field balls at shortstop and made a limited number of throws to the first and second time.

He takes batting exercise during the daily training sessions but has not been cleared to swing during live-batting exercises against the team’s pots, just in and slots.

SPANISH BROADCASTS

Hall of Fame Transmitter Jaime Jarrin started his 61

st season with Dodgers Saturday. Jarrin plans to cut back on his journey this year as Vin Scully did later in his career. Jarrin will only travel to the NL West Cities plus Dodgers route to Boston and Philadelphia just after the All Star break.

When Jarrin does not travel, Dodgers does not plan for any Spanish-speaking transmitter to travel with the team. The radio commentary will be a simulcast by Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela from Spanish-language television broadcast made in the studio not from the arena.

Dodgers was the first major league horse to send their full regular season schedule in Spanish, but broadcasters like Rene Cardenas and Jarrin do not travel in the first few years.

HONESTRÄKTA RETURNS

Honeycutt plans to ease into spring training after having had a five-hour surgery to repair a damaged disc requiring the introduction of four three-inch screws in the back. Honeycutt said he was trying to address the problem of rehab and physical therapy for most of the offseason. An MRI made it clear that it was not enough.

“It was just something that had to be done and had to do now,” Honeycutt said. “After Dr. (Robert) Watkins saw MRT, he said,” There is no way you will do this season like this. “”

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