MRI reveals no serious neck injury for Kuroda

MRI reveals no serious neck injury for Kuroda

MRI reveals no serious neck injury for Kuroda
LOS ANGELES -- An MRI on the neck of Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda on Thursday revealed no serious injury, and he is expected to make his scheduled start on Friday night against the Pirates.

Kuroda has had neck issues over the past three seasons and has received treatment over the past two weeks, although he has insisted the condition isn't nearly as bad as it was last season, when he was forced to miss several starts.

Kuroda has thrown 183 innings and needs seven more innings to earn a $175,000 bonus. If he completes 10 more innings after that, he will net a $200,000 bonus.