August 30, 2012

Around The Horn

As if Matt Kemp's crash into the center field wall wasn't enough to make one gasp, the Dodgers appear to be collecting injuries these days. Kemp has a bruised knee, but was given stitches in his jaw.  He is listed as day to day and could be back in the lineup this weekend. But wait, there's more...

Scott Elbert was placed on the DL Wednesday with elbow inflammation.

Steve Dilbeck writes Kenley Jansen was held out of the Dodgers last two games on Tuesday and Wednesday because of his heart condition.  Jansen spent a month on the disabled list last season with an irregular heartbeat. He had to take blood thinners to get his condition under control and, with fear of possibly hemorrhaging, was not allowed to play.  

And then, regarding Chad Billingsley, Bill Shakin reports Stan Kasten, the Dodgers' president and chief executive officer, said Thursday night that he fears Billingsley is done for the year. Kasten spoke at a fan discussion presented by the Los Angeles Times and moderated by columnist Bill Dwyre.  In an interview later, Kasten said his comments were made out of concern and “not based on medical evidence.” He said the Dodgers’ search for pitching was not necessarily motivated by Billingsley’s injury.

Stay tuned...


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