Jansen, Kuo perfect in rehab appearances

Jansen, Kuo perfect in rehab appearances

Jansen, Kuo perfect in rehab appearances
DENVER -- Disabled Dodgers relievers Kenley Jansen and Hong-Chih Kuo pitched two perfect rehab appearances Saturday night.

Jansen had two strikeouts in two innings for Double-A Chattanooga and could return to the big-league club as early as Monday. Jansen has retired all nine batters he's faced in two rehab appearances, with five strikeouts. He is eligible to be activated Monday after suffering from shoulder bursitis.

Kuo struck out the side in his second rehab appearance this week for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga later Saturday night. He's been out with anxiety disorder and there's no timetable for his return.

Disabled closer Jonathan Broxton threw a bullpen session for the Dodgers in Denver, but manager Don Mattingly said there is no timetable for him to start a rehab assignment.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers removed catcher Hector Gimenez from the 40-man roster and he accepted an outright assignment to Double-A Chattanooga. He made the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, but required knee surgery in April and just completed a rehab assignment.

And veteran infielder Juan Castro, designated for assignment earlier this week, accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque.