Blake hits off tee, still dealing with soreness

Blake hits off tee, still dealing with soreness

Blake hits off tee, still dealing with soreness
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake had another day of rehabilitation Saturday that included hitting off a tee, but he said there has been no miracle recovery from the inflammation in his lower thoracic area.

"It gets sore when I'm done," said Blake, who also ran in the aqua-tred and played catch. "We'll see how it feels tomorrow."

Blake was injured a week ago trying to leg out a sacrifice bunt. He received an injection and is taking anti-inflammatory medication.

"If this was the offseason, I'd just let it rest and it would get better," he said. "With Opening Day coming up [March 31], we can't just let it rest. We're trying to get me ready while letting it heal at the same time."