LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers catcher Gary Bennett was out for early
work Monday afternoon, performing throwing drills to
various bases in an effort to regain the throwing
touch that eluded him this weekend.
Bennett, the veteran backup catcher, overthrew first base onn two plays during the weekend. Manager
Joe Torre suggested the throws were a byproduct of
rust, because Bennett had been limited to only 10 games
Bennett expressed frustration with his throwing and
said that he was trying to work through it. He ran
through drills at various speeds in an effort to
regulate his throwing mechanics.
"It's frustrating regardless," Bennett said. "I throw
hard, I throw soft. I just try to work through it.
Throwing is throwing."
John Klima is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.