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.
March 27, 2013 |
PEORIA, Ariz. - Asked by Manager Don Mattingly on Wednesday if he would consider starting the season on the disabled list, Ted Lilly said he has some thinking to do. “I'm not really sure,” Lilly said. The Dodgers have 13 pitchers with guaranteed contracts, but Mattingly said he doesn't want to carry more than 12 on the opening-day roster. Placing Lilly on the disabled list would clear a roster spot. Chad Billingsley could be placed on the disabled list retroactively to March 22. If he is, he would probably be activated about a week into the season, making it a very short-term solution.
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.
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 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.
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.
July 23, 2011 |
Third baseman Adrian Beltre on Saturday was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Texas Rangers because of a hamstring strain. The Rangers recalled infielder Chris Davis from triple-A Round Rock to take Beltre's place on the roster. Beltre suffered the injury Friday against Toronto. Marlins send Volstad to minors Right-hander Chris Volstad was optioned by the Florida Marlins to triple-A New Orleans. Volstad (5-8) gave up four runs, three earned, in five innings against the New York Mets on Friday.