April 21, 2013 |
BALTIMORE -- The Dodgers are in a full-blown crisis. Chad Billingsley was placed on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his right elbow Sunday, the day he was scheduled to take the mound against the Baltimore Orioles and attempt to stop the Dodgers' six-game losing streak. Stephen Fife was recalled from triple-A Albuquerque to start in his place. Billingsley is the third starting pitcher to land on the disabled list in nine days, joining Zack Greinke and Chris Capuano. What this means for Billingsley's immediate and long-term future remains unknown, but there are reasons for serious concern.
May 6, 2013 |
At some point, will the Dodgers have more players on the disabled list than the active roster? They're starting to make it close. Moments after they finally placed Mark Ellis on DL, Jerry Hairston Jr. came off the field after briefly testing his sore groin Monday and headed into the clubhouse. Now Hairston is expected to be placed on the DL after Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, and the Dodgers are expected to call up an outfielder. “I never want to put the team in harm's way,” Hairston said before taking the field.
June 21, 2013 |
The Angels placed left-hander Jason Vargas on the disabled list Friday and said the pitcher will undergo further tests next week for what has been diagnosed as a blood clot under his left arm. "You always want to keep pitching. But at the same time I'd rather not have a blood clot," said Vargas, who has won six of his last seven decisions. "If I was pitching and it came loose then it could really cause some issues. So I'm definitely glad the staff recognized it and we got it taken care of and looked at. And we're going through the right channels.
July 31, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Angels lost an integral part of their bullpen Tuesday when left-handed reliever Scott Downs was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a shoulder strain, an injury that could sideline him for several weeks. “We're comfortable with the fact that this won't push him back too far, but he might need a couple of weeks for this to settle down,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Right now, it's a minor issue, and we want to keep it that way.” Downs, 37, will be replaced on the roster by left-hander Hisanori Takahashi, who was called up from triple-A Salt Lake and joined the team for Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers.
June 25, 2013 |
Now to finally see if the Dodgers' grand plan can actually pay off. The Dodgers activated Matt Kemp off the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game, pretty much giving them the lineup they had planned on using for the first time all season. “We've been saying we're pretty much full strength,” said Manager Don Mattingly. “This kind of puts us there. Obviously Carl [Crawford] is not back yet, but we kinda inserted Yasiel [Puig] there. We'll figure that piece out when Carl gets back, but our lineup is pretty much back to full strength.” Kemp has been out since May 30 with a strained right hamstring.
May 28, 2012 |
Meanwhile, back at Langley - whoops, sorry, I meant at Dodger Stadium - the Dodgers announced that Ted Lilly was going on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation and that they had called up reliever Mike Antonini from triple-A Albuquerque. Which is not to say Antonini will take Lilly's scheduled start on Tuesday; he will not. Stay tuned for Tuesday's move - shhh , still unannounced - when the Dodgers will call up right-hander Nathan Eovaldi from double-A Chattanooga to start Tuesday.
July 20, 2010 |
The Dodgers' shopping list ahead of the July 31 trade deadline might have grown Tuesday when Manny Ramirez was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season. Ramirez, plagued with a right calf strain, could be on the DL for "about three weeks," which means "you may all of a sudden be in the market for more" players than initially planned, Manager Joe Torre said. But General Manager Ned Colletti said the team's immediate priority remained pitching.
August 4, 1996
The Boston Red Sox placed shortstop John Valentin, who has strained left shoulder, on the 15-day disabled list and recalled Alex Delgado.
May 3, 2010 |
Rafael Furcal , who finally appears to be recovered from a back injury that required surgery two years ago, is heading to the disabled list. Multiple baseball sources told The Times that the Dodgers are planning to move Furcal to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move hasn't been officially announced. The Dodgers are expected to replace Furcal with veteran shortstop Nick Green , who after Monday's game is batting an altitude-enhanced .219 in 20 games for their triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque.
June 1, 2013
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of bursitis in his left knee. The knee has bothered Harper since he crashed into the wall at Dodger Stadium on May 13. He has missed the last five games, and the DL move is retroactive to May 27. Washington Manager Davey Johnson also said an MRI test showed a slight strain in pitcher Stephen Strasburg's right side, and the team hopes...