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The Los Angeles Dodgers may be on their way to setting a record - but not the good kind. On Saturday night they sent right-handed Stephen Fife to the DL with right shoulder bursitis and called up Matt Magill to take his place.
The Dodgers' official site released the news on Saturday afternoon, just hours before Fife was due to make his start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com encapsulated just how bad the Dodgers' luck has been so far:
Another starting pitching injury, this one to Stephen Fife, means that Matt Magill will be the ninth Dodgers starter in the first 23 games.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 27, 2013
Chad Billingsley, Zack Greinke, and Chris Capuano have all hit the disabled list already this season, decimating the rotation options available for the Dodgers. Billingsley will miss the rest of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, while Greinke recently had surgery on his broken collarbone and is estimated to miss at least another six weeks.
23-year-old Magill went 11-8 with a 3.75 ERA and a 2.75 K/BB ratio last year at Double-A Chattanooga, striking out 168 in just 146.1 innings. The Dodgers do have pitching prospects Zach Lee and Chris Reed, both at Double-A and rated first and second respectively in the Dodgers' organisation by Fangraphs.com, but neither was expected to see a great deal of big-league action in 2013, if at all.
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