Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen continued progressing in his rehabilitation from foot surgery, and remains on target for a mid-May return.

Jansen warmed up in the Dodgers bullpen then threw on the Dodger Stadium mound, facing hitters Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal before Tuesday night's game against the Giants.

"I felt great. I was making pitches out there. I threw pitches where I wanted to. The slider felt great, the fastball was good," Jansen said. "It's always different when you're facing hitters. You're a little more pumped, more aggressive compared to your bullpen session. Even today, I'm trying to work on stuff but also being aggressive."

Jansen threw 20 pitches in his simulated game, and said he averaged 92-93 mph on his fastball, topping out at 96. His next step will be a rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, beginning Friday night against the Inland Empire 66ers.

Jansen estimated he would need "six or seven" innings in rehab before he returns to the Dodgers, which he called his spring training, a term also used by his manager.