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Doctor: Casey Blake has inflammation

Updated: March 15, 2011, 8:26 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake was diagnosed with nothing more serious than inflammation in his lower thoracic-spine region after spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins Jr. looked at the results of Blake's MRI exam.

Although no timetable was given for Blake's return to the field, he has reported at least some improvement each day since initially suffering the injury on Saturday, and he is expected to miss minimal time.

"We really don't have a timetable, ...

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