Carroll won't be deterred by injured finger

Carroll won't be deterred by injured finger

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers infielder Jamey Carroll resumed throwing Tuesday with a bruised finger that he said won't keep him from starting the season on time.

"I wouldn't think so, or I wouldn't have taken the time off," said Carroll, who injured the finger on a bunt two weeks ago and stopped throwing almost a week ago when soreness persisted. "There was no soreness today, and I was looking for it."

Carroll has been doing everything but throwing. He's been taking ground balls, batting practice and playing as a designated hitter in Minor League games.

"I've been doing extra work to pound my body and simulate being on the field," he said. I had a good build-up going in. I've been getting five at-bats a day. I feel fine in that regard."