McCarthy, pair of relievers get work in during Minors game

McCarthy, pair of relievers get work in during Minors game

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Chris Hatcher and Joel Peralta got their work in against Minor Leaguers on Monday, and fourth starter Brett Anderson will do the same on Tuesday, when the rest of the club enjoys a day off.

McCarthy, the third starter with Hyun-Jin Ryu injured, pitched five scoreless innings in a Triple-A game and said his rhythm and mechanics were improved. Hatcher and Peralta each pitched an inning, making them the first Dodgers to pitch on back-to-back days.

Although Hatcher allowed a home run, he said his mechanics and command were much better from a shaky outing on Sunday. Peralta said his outing is another step in strengthening his arm after being slowed by a sore shoulder.

Anderson, meanwhile, will start in a Minor League game to remain on a five-day cycle while the rest of the club is idle.

Also, reliever Brandon League continued his recovery from mild shoulder discomfort with a full bullpen session. He hopes to return to game action before the week is out.

Manager Don Mattingly said Chad Gaudin came out of his bullpen session on Monday healthy. Gaudin was removed from a Friday start in the third inning when he felt a nerve tweak, but Mattingly said the pitcher experienced that in the winter and was able to bounce right back. Gaudin is coming off serious neck surgery that sidelined him the entire 2014 season.

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