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Guerra's progress headlines LA's DL report

Guerra's progress headlines LA's DL report

Guerra's progress headlines LA's DL report
ANAHEIM -- Injured Dodgers pitchers Javy Guerra and Ted Lilly resumed working out with the club on Friday, joining position players Matt Kemp and Mark Ellis as they continued to recover on the disabled list.

Guerra had the most good news, throwing off the bullpen mound for the first time since June 5 right knee surgery, and throwing hard.

"It went great," said Guerra, who said he's definitely ahead of schedule and was able to continue throwing uninterrupted despite the arthroscopic operation to clean out loose bodies.

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Lilly, however, threw for the first time since completely shutting down because of left shoulder irritation that has had him on the DL since May 24. Lilly softly lobbed about 15 throws and appears a long way from returning to game action.

Kemp and Ellis continued sprinting and baserunning drills as they recover from hamstring and lower leg injuries, respectively.

Manager Don Mattingly said there is no timetable for their return, although Kemp is planning to attend the All-Star Game and compete in the Home Run Derby (he's National League Derby captain), even if he isn't active to play in the game. Ellis is now doing all baseball activities after an emergency fasciotomy and could begin a Minor League rehab assignment around the same time as Kemp.

"When guys are progressing, running the bases, starting and stopping, they're getting close to going somewhere to play," said Mattingly.

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