Dodgers to shut Brandon League down for three weeks


Dodgers reliever Brandon League, already headed to the disabled list, will be shut down for three weeks, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. He was prescribed rest. Manager Don Mattingly added that League likely won’t pitch for a couple of months.

League, 32, has been dealing with discomfort in his right shoulder for most of the spring. The Dodgers will pay him $7.5 million for the season a year after he posted a 2.57 ERA with a 38/27 K/BB ratio (and no home runs allowed) in 63 innings.

Closer Kenley Jansen will also begin the season on the disabled list, leaving the Dodgers hurting for bullpen help already.