Torre: Kuroda 'a little sore' after bullpen

Torre: Kuroda 'a little sore' after bullpen

DENVER -- Disabled pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was described as "a little sore" one day after his Thursday bullpen session. Dodgers manager Joe Torre said Kuroda "liked" the way the session went, but there was no indication when he would throw again.

Kuroda has been disabled with a left oblique strain originally described as minor, but he's been out since April 11 and figures to be out several more weeks with bullpen sessions and rehab starts needed to rebuild his arm strength so he can start.

Cory Wade, disabled last weekend with right shoulder bursitis, is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday.

"He needs to polish his pitches," said Torre.

Jason Schmidt is tentatively scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Inland Empire.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.