Broxton hurls inning at Triple-A to start rehab

Broxton hurls inning at Triple-A to start rehab

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers reliever Jonathan Broxton began his rehab Tuesday, throwing an inning with Triple-A Albuquerque and allowing one run.

The right-hander, who has missed six weeks with a bone bruise in his elbow, started the game for the Isotopes and threw 23 pitches, 12 of them strikes. He allowed a walk and a double, both with two outs, and he struck out two.

On the season for the Dodgers, Broxton has seven saves and a 5.68 ERA in his 12 2/3 innings pitched.

Rookie Javy Guerra has filled the role of the Dodgers' ninth-inning guy recently but has said when Broxton returns he expects him to regain his spot.

Broxton will throw again in Albuquerque Thursday, and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was unsure what the plan was after that, saying simply, "We'll go from there."