Kenley Jansen plays catch for first time since undergoing left foot surgery in February

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Some promising news out of Dodgers camp …

MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that closer Kenley Jansen is off his crutches for good and played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday afternoon.

“I was able to land on the foot and there was no pain,” said Jansen, who underwent surgery exactly one month ago to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. “I just have to take it slowly. It’s still healing, but I didn’t feel anything wrong.”

Jansen, who converted 44 saves in 2014, is expected to join the Dodgers’ bullpen near the end of April. Joel Peralta and Chris Hatcher figure to head up a ninth-inning committee until Kenley is ready.