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Minor leaguers are getting a lot of action. As the Los Angeles Dodgers continue skipping pitchers in their rotation, it seems replacement players - Stephen Fife in this case - are the go-to fill-in men. This time, it's Chris Capuano that will likely miss a start. Fife is expected to fill in tonight as Capuano deals with what the team hopes is a minor injury.
According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Capuano has a strained left triceps. The injury is not yet expected to land him on the disabled list, but that doesn't mean it won't happen. In many cases, injuries are thought to be minor, then they cost the player and the team weeks or months.
"It's not debilitating and it's hard to say whether it would tighten out there. But we want to make sure," Capuano said. "I'd like to be able to say I'm 100 percent certain there won't be a problem. The last thing I want is to put the team in position of using the bullpen, not without an off-day coming up. I don't feel it's serious, maybe only a couple of days."
Capuano is pitching in his second season with the Dodgers. He spent a large chunk of his career with the Milwaukee Brewers where he fluctuated between above-average and average. Last season Capuano was solid in Los Angeles. He went 12-12 with a 3.72 ERA. This season has been a little more rough so far. Capuano is 1-4 with a 5.45 ERA.
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Capuano already spent time on the disabled list this season, so he is no stranger to injury. Hopefully he can avoid another trip to the 15-day DL, but if the tightness in his triceps continues into this week, the Dodgers may have no choice but to make the move.
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