Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports:
LOS ANGELES -- Eric Gagne and Cesar Izturis remain on target for a return to Minor League game action this week.
Gagne will throw another batting practice session Monday. Barring anything unforeseen, he is expected to join Triple-A Las Vegas to begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment by midweek. The 51s play at Round Rock, Texas, on Wednesday and Thursday, then open a homestand Friday.
Izturis leaves for the Dodgers' Vero Beach, Fla., complex on Thursday and will begin play as a designated hitter in the extended Spring Training camp. Once he is comfortable offensively (anticipated to be a week or less), he will join the 51s in Las Vegas for a rehab assignment that could last less than three weeks.
"Trying to hit him was like trying to drink coffee with a fork." - Willie Stargell on Sandy Koufax