Vin Scully could return Saturday

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers' Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully is improving and could return to the booth as early as Saturday, a team official said during Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Scully has missed the current homestand because he is home recuperating from a cold.

Despite his improvement, Scully won't work Friday night's series opener against the San Diego Padres because rain and cold weather are in the forecast.

Scully, 84, who was inducted into the broadcasting wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, is in his 63rd season calling Dodgers games. Earlier this week, he missed calling the team's home opener for the first time in 35 years and just the second time in his career.