And on the 10th day, the Dodgers finally placed Mark Ellis on the disabled list.
Of course, they needed to make room on the 25-man roster to activate left-hander Chris Capuano from the 15-day disabled list so he could start Monday against the Diamondbacks, but at least they finally did it.
The Dodgers played the last eight games with Ellis and his sore quadriceps still on the active roster, leaving them a man short. If they had at least placed him on the DL Friday, they would have had another position player to use in the three games in San Francisco.
Because Ellis has not played since April 26, the Dodgers can make the move retroactive and can actually activate him Sunday if his leg recovers.