Found March 11, 2013 on 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. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Zack Greinke questionable for Dodgers opener

Zack Greinke was scratched from Monday’s scheduled start and was flown to Los Angeles to have his right elbow examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Greinke first reported soreness in his elbow last week but was able to throw his bullpen session on Friday with no issues. Sunday the soreness returned after he threw another session and that caused him to fly to Los Angeles on an extremely...

Dodgers' IF Luis Cruz surprisingly avoids suspension from WBC brawl

Saturday was an ugly day for the World Baseball Classic and more specifically, Dodgers' infielder Luis Cruz. But in a somewhat surprising twist, Cruz won't face any disciplinary action for his part in the brawl with team Canada. From Major League Baseball: "Because at least one club -- and potentially both -- will not advance to the second round, WBCI has determined...

Injury Roll Call: Greinke’s elbow to be examined, Crawford’s slow progress, Guerra’s … groin

After reporting forearm tightness to the Dodgers, it’s been relayed that Zack Greinke is now dealing with elbow discomfort, which will force him to miss his latest Spring Training outing. “Doctors have ruled out serious injuries such as ligament damage,” wrote Gurnick, who called the move precautionary. “Greinke has told the club he’s dealt with similar elbow issues in...

Adrian Gonzalez's optimistic projections

Adrian Gonzalez has changed as a hitter the last two seasons and that change has not been reflected in his projections from six different sites culled for this post. And unless he reverts back to where he was four years ago, his projections are kind of messed up. Some might say that his time in Boston might have screwed him up a bit and thrown him off his game. But I maintain that...

A Corey Seager (Blue) White Whale.

Corey Seager is the young Dodgers' prospect I've decided to Super-Collect. Well, he and Jerry Sands, but of course Jerry is no longer a Dodger. Anyhoo, I think Seager has the potential and raw talent to be an excellent player and I've accordingly begun to pursue as many of his autographs as possible.I was recently able to land what is thus far the pinnacle of my collection...

Dodgers send Greinke to L.A. for elbow exam

PHOENIX -- The Dodgers sent pitcher Zack Greinke to Los Angeles on Monday for an examination of his right elbow. Greinke complained of irritation in the elbow while throwing on Sunday. The Dodgers sent him to Dr. Neal El Attrache for what the team called a "precautionary exam" ordered out of an "abundance of caution." The Dodgers signed Greinke for 147 million...

Zack Greinke's elbow is OK (for now), Dodgers and fans breathe sigh of relief

When Bill Shaikin tweeted about Zack Greinke's elbow yesterday, Dodger fans everywhere held their collective breath. Could the team's biggest free agent signing ever really be hurt already? Luckily, Greinke's MRI came back negative. In a somewhat surprising twist, Greinke needed a platelet-rich plasma injection -- the same injection Chad Billingsley received for...

The Case For: Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez is one of the more aggravating players in fantasy baseball. Players see his tantalizing ceiling, then heave exasperated sighs when he fails to reach it. However, on draft day, players take this frustration and make the crucial mistake of avoiding Hanley. The sentence “Hanley is a headache so I won’t draft him” has a true premise (Hanley IS a headache) but a false...

Zack Greinke elbow update: No structural damage

Despite a scare, the Los Angeles Dodgers may escape the Zack Greinke elbow problem with no real issues.  The newly-minted Dodgers' ace had some elbow discomfort, so he was shut down and sent for an MRI.  Fortunately, the MRI revealed no damage. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Grienke received an injection for elbow inflammation, but there was no structural damage to...

Dodgers' Cruz, Gonzalez in brawl in the WBC

PHOENIX (AP) -- A fierce brawl that saw Alfredo Aceves and several players throw nasty punches erupted Saturday in the ninth inning of Canada's 10-3 romp over Mexico in the World Baseball Classic in a melee that also involved fans. The fights broke out after Canada's Rene Tosoni was hit by a pitch from Arnold Leon with Canada leading 9-3 at Chase Field, home of the Arizona...

Dodgers too much for Rockies 6-1

Matt Kemp had his first two hits of the spring and Clayton Kershaw allowed only two hits in five innings and added an RBI single and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 Sunday. Kemp, who was 0 for 11 with five strikeouts in his first four Cactus League games, singled in the first inning, walked in the fourth and added an RBI single to score Dee Gordon during a...

Zack Greinke leaves Dodgers' camp for elbow examination

Dodgers say it's just a precaution as Zack Greinke goes to L.A. for elbow exam.

Season Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

The new Dodgers owners said they’d spend, and it appears that they will. After last year’s deadline blockbuster, the Dodgers have continued to bring in players and spend recklessly, according to some. Can they overtake the defending champion Giants? Key Losses: Joe Blanton, RHP (Angels, Free Agent) Randy Choate, LHP (Cardinals, Free Agent) Rubby de la Rosa, RHP (Red Sox, Trade...

Brewers 3, Dodgers 2

Rickie Weeks had an RBI triple off Hyun-Jim Ryu after Zack Greinke was scratched from his start Monday because of elbow inflammation, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2. The Dodgers said Greinke was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache and that an MRI in Arizona last week showed no structural damage. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner, signed to a $147 million...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.