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Casey Blake to start latest rehab tonight with Rancho Cucamonga

July 28, 2011 |  6:25 am

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire You know, if at first you don't succeed ...

Casey Blake is on at least his third "try again" as he attempts to battle back from injury.

Blake is on the disabled list for the third time this season -- this time with a cervical strain -- but is scheduled to start his latest comeback tonight as a designated hitter for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in Lake Elsinore.

Blake, who turns 38 next month, started the season on the DL with back problems. He returned to play only 14 games before going back on the DL with a staff infection in his elbow that required surgery.

On July 3, he returned to the DL with the neck injury. He's suffered several setbacks trying to put his latest injury behind him.

"I'm about as frustrated as I've been as a player," Blake said two weeks ago.

Blake has appeared in only 44 games thus far for the Dodgers.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake. Credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire

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