May 15 Ken Gurnick, of Dodgers.MLB.com, reports Los Angeles Dodgers P Eric Gagne (elbow) threw curveballs for the first time during a bullpen session Sunday, May 14. Gagne is roughly a week away from a minor league rehab assignment.
Eric Gagne (right elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, just toss a ball on the side the next three days and throw a batting practice session on Friday when the team gets back to Los Angeles. "We aren't considering anything behind Friday," Little said. "We'll see how it goes on Friday. He might need another one of batting practice sessions and he might not."
Gagne will begin a rehab assignment on May 25. Manager Grady Little said he is "very confident Gagne will be back around the first week of June," which is a great sign. Fill-in closer Danys Baez has blown four straight save chances and Joe Beimel was called on Sunday to get a save.