MLB notebook: Dodgers' Kershaw headed to disabled list
The Dodgers placed starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.
The move was made retroactive to March 23.
Kershaw, who has never been on the DL, felt some discomfort in his back while throwing Saturday afternoon, after already having been scratched from Sunday's start against the Padres as a result of the injury.
He could miss minimal time as he is eligible to return from the disabled list April 7.
Lincecum won't miss start
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is expected to make his first scheduled start in the regular season despite getting hit in the left knee by a comebacker.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner walked through the clubhouse without a noticeable limp and rode a stationary bike before Saturday's exhibition game against Oakland.
A night earlier, Lincecum was on the ground near the pitcher's mound writhing in pain after getting struck by a hard-hit grounder from Daric Barton.
Lincecum tried to run toward first but immediately fell, unable to put any pressure on his leg. He limped off the field with the assistance of two trainers and underwent X-rays, which were negative.
Victorino injures hamstring
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring in Boston, and it's unknown if he'll be ready for Opening Day.
The veteran outfielder felt his right hamstring grab while rounding first base on a third-inning double in Boston's 7-4 loss to Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at JetBlue Park, said manager John Farrell.
Mariners place 3 on DL
All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker and hard-throwing reliever Stephen Pryor were placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday by the Mariners, putting their roster at the final 25 heading into Monday's season opener in Anaheim.
The moves are retroactive to March 21, meaning the three could technically return by April 8.
Nady makes Padres
Xavier Nady, 35, who had been on the bubble, made the Padres roster after veteran left-fielder Carlos Quentin was put on the disabled list when a sore left knee.
Also starting on the DL will be right-hander Josh Johnson, who has a strained right forearm, and center fielder Cameron Maybin, who hurt his left (non-throwing) biceps March 2.
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