Dodgers target home opener for Kendrick, Grandal

Lefty Ryu set to face hitters for first time on Thursday or Friday

Dodgers target home opener for Kendrick, Grandal

SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Monday he remains hopeful that injured second baseman Howie Kendrick and catcher Yasmani Grandal will be active for the club's home opener against the D-backs, a week from Tuesday at 1:10 p.m. PT.

Both players started the season on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, Kendrick with a strained left calf, Grandal with a strained right forearm. Each is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday, when the club will play the third of four games in San Francisco.

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Roberts added that left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, returning slowly from last year's left shoulder surgery, is scheduled to face hitters in Arizona for the first time on Thursday or Friday.

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