De Jesus to miss time with oblique strain

De Jesus to miss time with oblique strain

De Jesus to miss time with oblique strain
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers infielder Ivan De Jesus strained a left oblique muscle during a seventh-inning at-bat Saturday night, but the club is hopeful the injury is a mild one.

De Jesus said he felt tightness on two swings of the at-bat, and he pulled himself with a two-strike count. Lance Zawadzki finished the at-bat with a groundout.

"It sounded OK," manager Don Mattingly said of the examination report. "I don't know how they know one way or the other, but that's what they said. He'll need at least a few days and he can get an MRI Monday and we'll know a lot more. He's been playing great."

Passed by Justin Sellers on the depth chart and blocked by the offseason signings of free agents Jerry Hairston Jr. and Adam Kennedy, De Jesus nonetheless had made an impression this spring defensively and offensively, including a three-hit game Thursday.