Ryu, Peralta feel good after bullpen sessions

Ryu, Peralta feel good after bullpen sessions

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Most of the Dodgers' workout on Monday was washed out by rain, but they did receive good news from pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Joel Peralta.

Ryu, set back two days by mid-back stiffness experienced during a bullpen session, threw a bullpen session and said afterward that he had no further problem with his back.

Peralta, pitching off a mound for the first time since feeling shoulder stiffness a month ago, said he felt better than he expected in a 22-pitch bullpen session.

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Both sessions were held outdoors in the rain.

"I thought the weather might be a problem, but after I got loose I was fine," said Peralta. "I threw harder than I thought I would. My arm strength is not there yet; I need a couple games to get that back."

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.