GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers starter Aaron Harang was able to throw live batting practice Wednesday despite irritation to his right foot caused by new orthotics.
The Dodgers had some degree of concern, because Harang missed a month last year with the Padres due to a stress reaction to the same foot caused by pitching on a mound with a deep hole dug into it by the opposing pitcher. His current discomfort is with a different part of the foot than last year.
Harang said he was tentative warming up, but he could tell that the pitching motion didn't cause discomfort.
"I don't feel it when I push off the mound, but it's still sensitive with the first explosive step taking off while running," he said. "And the pounding of running gets me."
Harang said he hasn't had an MRI or bone scan yet, because it is responding to ice and conservative treatment. He said he went back to a shoe and orthotic he used last year.