Dodgers' reliever Scott Elbert on Wednesday underwent his second elbow surgery in four months.
He isn't expected to begin throwing until early March, making his availability for Opening Day all but out of the question. And being his second surgery in such a short period of time, I'm skeptical he'll pitch much in 2013.
It's too bad because his live arm from the left side is something the Dodgers could always use. But perhaps this is an opportunity for Paco Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, the Dodgers' second-round pick in 2012, was the first player from his draft class to reach the majors and could benefit from the Elbert injury.
However, he'll have his work cut out for him as the Dodgers have an overcrowded bullpen at this point:
- Barring injury, all these guys will make the Opening Day bullpen.
- All three have options, meaning the...