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Brandon League | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon League will get a second opinion about his right shoulder Friday from Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
League underwent an MRI on the shoulder Wednesday, but the Dodgers haven't revealed the results. The 32-year-old right-hander has been dealing with shoulder discomfort for much of March and obviously won't be ready for Opening Day. He's owed $8.5 million in 2015. Mar 26 - 12:53 PM

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Brandon League will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder Wednesday.

It's a troubling development for the Dodgers. League has been dealing with shoulder soreness this spring and didn't feel right during his bullpen session Tuesday. He now appears likely to begin the year on the disabled list.
Mar 25 - 11:54 AM

Brandon League (shoulder) could pitch in a Cactus League game as early as Thursday.

League threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Sunday with no ill effects. He'll throw another bullpen Tuesday before getting into a game. League has been dealing with some soreness in the shoulder, but he expects to be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 22 - 3:00 PM

Brandon League (shoulder) is slated to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

League received the go-ahead for mound work after playing catch with no issues. The reliever has been dogged by a shoulder issue for a week, but an anti-inflammatory injection and he expects to be ready for Opening Day. League could be in the mix for saves while Kenley Jansen (foot) is out.
Mar 20 - 1:40 PM

Brandon League (shoulder) expects to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.

League has been shut down for several days due to shoulder soreness, but he got an anti-inflammatory injection on Monday and will resume throwing Thursday. League will likely work in middle relief for the Dodgers this season, but this is a bullpen without clearly defined roles at the top. Kenley Jansen (foot) may miss all of April.
Mar 19 - 12:24 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is hopeful that Brandon League (shoulder) will be able to play catch on Thursday.

League has been bothered by shoulder soreness of late and recently received an anti-inflammatory injection to address his symptoms. The Dodgers will see how he feels Thursday before deciding the next step. There's a lot of uncertainty in this bullpen right now.
Mar 18 - 12:56 PM

Brandon League was given an anti-inflammatory injection Monday for his sore right shoulder.

The shot will sideline him for several more days, but the Dodgers are hoping that it will help League get past his routine spring shoulder soreness. His status for Opening Day is sort of up in the air at this point.
Mar 16 - 12:36 PM

Brandon League (shoulder) indicated feeling much better on Saturday and he could play catch on Sunday.

League has been battling minor shoulder soreness in recent days, but it's not believed to be a major concern. He should return to game action early next week.
Mar 14 - 2:06 PM

Brandon League has given up drinking alcohol.

League told the Los Angeles Daily News that he never had a problem with alcohol but "was enjoying myself more than I should've been" and feels much more energized off the booze. He dropped 20 pounds this winter. The right-hander will work as a setup man in 2015.
Mar 2 - 1:51 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are talking to teams about a trade involving Brandon League.

Rosenthal says that the Dodgers are willing to eat almost half of League's $7.5 million salary for next season in order to move him. League is coming off a nice season, having posted a 2.57 ERA over 63 appearances, so he could draw some interest with the Dodgers paying down part of his contract.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Brandon League allowed two runs in an inning of work against the Athletics on Monday.

League followed Kershaw in the third and allowed two of his inherited runners to score along with two of his own on two hits and two walks. League had been bothered by a lat strain in his right shoulder in February. After a disastrous 2013 season, League is trying to remain relevant in the Dodgers' bullpen.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Brandon League (lat) felt no discomfort while throwing to hitters for the first time Wednesday.

League has been sidelined due to a mild lat strain that's kept him out of game action to this point. On Wednesday, League threw to teammates Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier and reportedly came out of the session alright. If everything goes well, League will likely throw a bullpen session Friday or Saturday before getting into an exhibition game sometime next week.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Brandon League (lat) will throw off a mound Wednesday.

League backed off his throwing program due to a mild lat strain, but it was considered precautionary. The 30-year-old is coming off a 5.30 ERA and 28/15 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings last season and is still owed $15 million through 2015.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Brandon League is nursing a mild lat strain but hopes to resume throwing from a mound on Wednesday.

League insisted that the rest is just "precautionary" and he expects to be fine. "We don't think it's anything serious," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "But we want to be extra cautious, especially with the schedule we've got, we don't want anybody pushing it and winding up with something worse. Just like Zach (Lee), Brandon is feeling better and he's moving closer to getting back on the mound."
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Brandon League has undergone surgery to improve his eyesight.

League was a disaster this past season, posting a 5.30 ERA and 28/15 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings, so the Dodgers will have to hope that the surgery pays dividends. The 30-year-old is owed $7.5 million in each of the next two seasons while his contract includes a vesting option for 2016.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 09:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
3Kyle Jensen
4Matt Carson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Erik Bedard
8Chris Anderson
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Dustin McGowan
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Sergio Santos
11Chris Withrow
12Mike Adams
13Chad Gaudin
14David Huff