Dodgers stars stateside rehabbing from injuries

Dodgers stars stateside rehabbing from injuries

SYDNEY -- The Dodgers, who will work out Friday afternoon at Sydney Cricket Ground, received positive news from several teammates back in Arizona.

Carl Crawford, who missed a day with mild right should inflammation, went 3-for-3 with a homer and an RBI single in a Minor League game against Cincinnati's Triple-A team at Camelback Ranch. Crawford is on the paternity list while awaiting the birth of his child.

Matt Kemp, continuing his rehab from left ankle and left shoulder operations, played an entire game, which is good news. He also went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, which continues a very rugged comeback offensively.

Josh Beckett started, allowed one run and six hits in four innings with four strikeouts, and he was able to throw curveballs, apparently his bruised right thumb healing.

Brandon League, however, allowed a home run in 1 1/3 innings against the Reds' Double-A team.

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