"I'll be wearing a sock," he quipped.
Standing in shower sandals and with his right toe exposed while chatting with the media, a large, dark bruise was still evident under the pitcher's toe nail, but that was all. He did not have it wrapped, iced or anything else on Saturday afternoon, roughly 24 hours before the Dodgers' season gets going, again - this time in earnest.
"Everything was good yesterday," he said. "After my bullpen session, I barely felt any pain in my toe. I'm ready to go.
"If I had any doubt, I wouldn't have told Donnie [Mattingly] and the team that I could go tomorrow."
Scott Miller is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.