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Dodgers Injury News: Caleb Ferguson Expects to be Ready for Opening Day

In non lockout but still somehow always in some way involving the lockout news, Dodgers reliever Caleb Ferguson has been making strides in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander underwent the knife late in the 2020 season after suffering an elbow injury in San Diego in September.

While he hoped he could be back in time for the 2021 postseason, the Dodgers opted to play it safe with the multi-time Tommy John recipient. 

Now as we tick closer to the scheduled opening day, Ferguson says he’s ready to go for his fourth big league season. In a recent chat with Dave Vassegh and our friends at am570 LA Sports Radio, the 25-year-old shared a status update on health.

“We’ll be ready to go. I’m feeling good, got a bunch of bullpens under my belt. Going to start facing some live hitters here soon and we’ll see where it goes.”

Of course, it’s been far from a normal offseason for the pitcher. The lockout has cut the Dodgers training staff off from Ferguson. He went from having a full medical team on call to having to find ways to continue his recovery and ramp up on his own. But, as he’s shown on his social media accounts multiple times this offseason, he’s already throwing off a mound and should be ready for action as soon as spring training starts… whenever that might be.

Ferguson owns a 3.93 ERA over 96 career games with the Dodgers.

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