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MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without right-handed pitcher Matt Palmer for a considerable period of time. Palmer has a torn meniscus and will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The injury will keep him out for 6-8 weeks says Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
The injury happened while Palmer was walking. He had just finished playing catch when he felt his knee lock up. He underwent an MRI not long after and the torn meniscus was discovered. It was a freak injury, but the team and Palmer now just have to deal with it.
Palmer is entering his sixth season in the Majors. He has pitched for three different teams already, never being able to stick anywhere long. Palmer last pitched for the San Diego Padres in 2012. He appeared in three games and posted 9.00 ERA.
There's no guarantee Palmer would have made the Dodgers' 25-man roster. Considering his track record, it's more likely he will start in Triple-A. The injury almost guarantees this. In his career, Palmer has appeared in 63 games and posted 4.53 ERA.
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