Stewart (shoulder) threw two innings in an extended spring training game Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.

Manager Dave Roberts said Stewart "came out well" in the appearance, but noted room for improvement. "Hopefully we'll continue to build him up to four, potentially five innings," said Roberts, "We see him as a starter but obviously can use him in the 'pen for long relief." The young right-hander made seven appearances with the Dodgers last season and posted a 2.49 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over nine starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City, so there's certainly evidence of potential, but he'll need to build up his arm strength before making an impact this year.

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