Schmidt throws 71 pitches with seven K's in rehab outing

Jason Schmidt


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jason Schmidt worked six shutout innings Wednesday in a rehabilitation
assignment for the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League.

The 34-year-old right-hander, sidelined since the middle of
April with shoulder inflammation, allowed two hits while walking
one and striking out seven in the 66ers' 2-1 victory over the
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The game was scoreless when Schmidt left.

Schmidt, who signed a three-year, $47 million contract during
the offseason, threw 71 pitches -- 51 for strikes. He is 1-2 with a
7.36 ERA in three starts this year.