MRI shows Jon Garland has strain

Updated: March 10, 2011, 3:44 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jon Garland said Thursday morning that while he continues to cling to a sliver of hope that he won't begin the season on the 15-day disabled list, the reality is that he probably will.

Garland said an MRI exam he underwent on Wednesday showed that, as expected, he has a strained left oblique muscle.

"I'm always going to hold to that hope [of avoiding the DL]," Garland said. "But the Vegas odds aren't looking too good right now."

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