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Stephen Fife is having shoulder problems, because why wouldn’t he with the way the injuries have been going for the Dodgers.
Stephen Fife, who was scheduled to start Saturday night against the Brewers, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will make his major league debut in place of Fife.
The upside is that the Dodgers get to test out their top prospects, I guess.
Will Carroll is reporting Zack Greinke will begin a scheduled throwing session next week.
— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) April 25, 2013
While it certainly seems like a quick recovery, Carroll also notes that it was always expected Greinke would resume throwing following the broken collarbone at this time and that it doesn’t mean he’ll return to game action any earlier than the original timetable of eight weeks.
Eric Stephen caught up with Don Mattingly and reports Greinke’s throwing will not be strenuous for the time being.
Don Mattingly said Zack Greinke has been playing catch but nothing strenuous just yet. “He’s not going to start throwing bullpens.”
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 27, 2013
Chad Billingsley‘s elbow finally went boom and the righty underwent Tommy John Surgery which will sideline him until sometime next season.
Chad Billingsley met with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Tuesday and the news was not good. The Dodgers’ right-hander will need Tommy John surgery to repair the partially torn ligament in his right elbow. An MRI taken Saturday revealed an injury to the ligament.
Billingsley had increased tightness and pain in his right elbow in a bullpen session on Apr. 19, and he was scratched on Sunday in Baltimore and placed on the disabled list.
The surgery went off as expected with no complications.
The Tommy John surgery performed on Chad Billingsley’s right elbow Wednesday night went as expected, and he could be sidelined for a year.
Should his rehab go well, I would figure no earlier than post-2014 All-Star Game for Bills’ return.
Hanley Ramirez will head out on a rehab assignment beginning Saturday as he continues to be ahead of schedule in his return from a torn ligament in his thumb.
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez is likely to begin a Minor League rehab assignment within the next few days, but he’ll still need to wear a splint when he returns to the Dodgers, because the repaired ligament in his right thumb will still be healing.
“Maybe by the end of next week I hope to be [active],” Ramirez said after an improved workout, watched by manager Don Mattingly. “It’s still swollen. It doesn’t look normal yet. I don’t want to come back and go back to the DL. It won’t be 100 percent, but it’ll be at a level I’m comfortable with.
“Right now I think about it a little bit. I still feel it. I have to wear the splint for six weeks. If I come back early, I still have to have it.”
After undergoing surgery on March 22, Ramirez was told his healing time would be six to eight weeks, but he’s been throwing and hitting for more than a week.
HanRam will head to Rancho Cucamonga for the assignment. His goal is to return by the time his “I See You” bobblehead is given out, which just so happens to be this Tuesday.
Rancho coming soon!!!!!
— Hanley Ramirez (@HanleyRamirez) April 25, 2013
Mark Ellis left Friday’s game with a strained right quad suffered as he ran to first to try and beat out a grounder.
Ellis will have an MRI on Saturday and likely hit the DL if the strain is confirmed.
“He kind of seemed to be optimistic, but we’ll just have to see. It’s tough to see that tonight. Tomorrow probably will be a better indicator.”
Mattingly didn’t want to speculate, but it does sound like an injury that will keep Ellis sidelined for the immediate future.
“If I had to guess, usually guys don’t come out of games like that and it not be something,” Mattingly said. “It’s usually something that’s not going to be a day or two.”
Much like my fantasy team, the injuries are never-ending and one after another.
Chris Capuano threw a bullpen session Thursday and will take the hill in a simulated game on Sunday. The lefty is on the mend after suffering a left calf strain in the Carlos Quentin Debacle and further aggravating the injury in his only start of the season.
“Cappy hasn’t had to stop at all because of his arm,” said Mattingly.
The next step for Capuano after the simulated game would be a minor league rehab start before he is ready to be activated. The date for Capuano to be activated figures to be May 8, the final game of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium against the Diamondbacks.
With Dodgers’ pitchers falling left and right, some good news is more than welcome.
Shawn Tolleson had surgery on a herniated disk in his lower back and will be on the shelf for three to five months.
Dodgers reliever Shawn Tolleson was scheduled to undergo surgery for a herniated disk in his lower back Thursday. He will be out three to five months.
Tough break for a really talented guy.
On the minor-league side of things, there were DL moves made:
Placed on 7-day DL: C Webster Rivas, SS Ozzie Martinez, OF Yasiel Puig
Reinstated from DL: C Pratt Maynard, SS Casio Grider, OF Brian Cavazos-Galvez
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Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed starting pitcher Zack Greinke underwent surgery to repair a broken collarbone in his non-throwing arm earlier this month. Greinke has recovered to the point where he'll be able to resume throwing early next week, according to Will Carroll of Bleacher Report.
Greinke is scheduled to throw early next week. Yes, you read that right.
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