Dodgers Disability Update

Hospital Ward


If it’s April, then it’s time to update the Dodgers DL.


On the DL

AJ Ellis – Surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.  Second time around for this meniscus.  Likely out until late May.

Clayton Kershaw – Back muscle tear, hopefully he will be back sometime in May.  The sooner the better, but make sure you are ready.

Chad Billingsley – Coming off a Tommy John surgery, he may be available in May, and boy, do we need him.  He could replace Paul Maholm in the starting rotation.

Onelki Garcia – He’s on the 60 day DL recovering from left elbow surgery.

Brian Wilson – Dead arm disease – he hopes to return by tax day.

Scott Elbert – Surgery on his left shoulder will likely keep him on the DL all of 2014, if not longer.

Josh Beckett – Recovered from losing a rib, now trying to stave off an ankle injury, he may move off the DL on Wednesday just in time to start against Detroit.


Off the DL

Matt Kemp – returned on Friday April 4th, hit two HRs on April 6th and hopefully he will stay of the DL for the remainder of 2014.


One foot in the DL

Yasiel Puig – Bonehead play sliding into first base has him sitting on the bench with a sore left thumb.

Drew Butera’s bat has been on the DL since 2007, which was the only year in professional baseball that he hit above .220.  And that was in AA ball.

Ned’s brain – Why else do we have Figgins on our bench?  At least we got rid of Baxter.




93 Responses to Dodgers Disability Update

  1. crash24now says:

    Hope for healing and home runs.

  2. crash24now says:

    Kemp is still batting sixth. I’d like to see him hit two home runs every game, forcing Donnie Boy to move him up in the lineup.

  3. crash24now says:

    When I was hoping for home runs, I wasn’t thinking about Dee Gordon. But I’ll take it!

  4. crash24now says:

    Another nice game by Dan Haren.

  5. crash24now says:

    Let’s go Dodgers! Ducks on the pond!

  6. crash24now says:

    Justin Turner brings in one!

  7. Good to see Turner come through.

  8. Yikes!!! Atta way ta’go Kenley.striking out Cabrera.

  9. crash24now says:

    Crap! Oh well, time for Kardiac Kids. Let’s go, Dodgers! Get us a run!

  10. crash24now says:

    Figgins scores! Crawford hits a double against a lefty! All is right in Dodger Land! Winning Streak!

  11. trublu4ever says:

    Yes! I love L.A.

  12. crash24now says:

    It’s a true team sport. This game was not won by the superstars, but by the other guys. Dan Haren, Dee Gordon, Justin Turner, Chone Figgins, Carl Crawford. Nice win.

    Speaking of Dan Haren, that’s two great starts in a row. That’s fantastic.

  13. JhallWally says:

    Woo-Hoo, win streak!!!!

  14. oldbrooklynfan says:

    It will be an interesting game tonight. I’m really looking forward to see how Beckett will make out. If he pitches.

  15. kahliforni says:

    I’m looking forward to HEAR how Beckett will make out…

  16. trublu4ever says:

    Hope we score lots of runs tonight. I think we will need them.

  17. crash24now says:

    Beckett is indeed starting. Good luck to him, good luck to us.

  18. crash24now says:

    Beckett threw 26 pitches, looks like he’s searching which pitches work and which don’t. His curve ball doesn’t. The bullpen is going to get a work out tonight. I hope that we won’t be seeing League.

    Meanwhile, Crawford shows off his lack of an arm.

  19. crash24now says:

    Score again!!!! Ethier! and the Tigers are helping us tonight!

  20. crash24now says:

    Gordon muffs one. Beckett seems to be settling down in the second inning.

  21. Beckett might not have been that good but Sanchez was worse.

  22. crash24now says:

    Kemp is off his game in center field. Ethier would have had that one.

  23. So much for that……Tie game.

  24. crash24now says:

    It could be a lonnnnng night.

  25. crash24now says:

    Uribe is one of the top hitters on this team (based on the 2014 numbers so far).

  26. crash24now says:

    SQUEEZE!!!!!!!! It’s a thing of beauty!

  27. trublu4ever says:

    Squeeze worked to perfection!

  28. kahliforni says:

    Pinch me…Donnie squeezes!?!?!?!?!?!?!??! That has to be Wallach in his ear.

  29. crash24now says:

    Infield speed single by Gordon.

  30. Wonderful sqeeze play by Beckett.

  31. trublu4ever says:


  32. crash24now says:

    Geez. We’re gonna need a whole shitload of runs.

  33. Talk about elusive third outs.

  34. crash24now says:

    League sighting. He’s warming up in the pen.

  35. crash24now says:

    Three innings to get three runs – or more.

  36. crash24now says:

    Thanks to Turner’s DP, Uribe is erased.

  37. BREAKING NEWS Giants lose.

  38. The Dodgers are very impation at the plate.

  39. crash24now says:

    A-Gon! Just two more runs, now, boys.

  40. crash24now says:

    Matt Kemp could tie it up with one swing!

  41. crash24now says:


    Hit the Ball!


  43. crash24now says:

    Dee Gordon comes through, and we are in extra innings for the second night in a row! Yay team!

  44. Another last chance.

  45. crash24now says:

    Hanley gets us started….

  46. crash24now says:

    Ethier just looks lost against the lefty’s breaking balls. I can’t wait until Joc learns to hit lefties and we trade Dre away.

    • JhallWally says:

      Thank You Crash!!! I am not looking for them to trade him away… I don’t think there would be any takers with his contract.

      I would like to see our manager, the dildo, use him properly…

      Donny is a slow learner…

  47. crash24now says:

    That’s it. Ballgame. I feel bad for Kenley, he’s had a tough two nights.

  48. Well they didn’t go down without a whimper.

  49. Not seeing what’s going on is hampering me, so I will query the “sighted” ones here. What’s going on with Hanley? He’s been totally ineffective the past two nights.

  50. JhallWally says:

    Tough loss.. Beckett sucks… We knew that… Kenley just failed…

    Let’s whip some Arizona butt Friday night…..

  51. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I think the offense is very impatient swinging at too many pitches out of the strike zone

  52. lbirken says:

    It is still early and the Dodgers are trying to adjust to this silly early season schedule with so many off days but so far this team seems to have some of the same issues as last season. The hitting with runners in scoring position needs improvement and the defense is questionable at second. Even Vinny had to comment on Crawford’s poor arm in left field.

    However, these are ongoing issues that have plagued this team for the past few seasons and it is the pitching that will carry this team. It doesn’t help that Kenley had two bad outings against the Tigers but otherwise the bullpen has been good. With all the off days pretty much out of the way, the Dodgers will need good performances from the #4-5 starters. And hopefully, the injury bug will go somewhere else.

    I have to add that I ran into Kenny Loften on a flight we both shared back to Los Angeles last week. I did tease him by saying I blamed him for the Dodgers signing Andruw Jones and after making sure he knew I was just kidding, we talked a bit about the Dodgers and baseball. He had some interesting things to say, some of which I prefer not putting in writing on a public forum but he did wonder why players were suffering so many injuries such as oblique injuries. He questioned the training methods and while I am not sure he was referring to any particular team, he mentioned some of the twisting exercises utilizing medicine balls and the weight training as possible reasons for injuries. Interesting stuff coming from a former player who looked to me in good enough shape to still play. I will say he was quite open with me and quite friendly. I saw him later talking to a group of what appeared to be wheelchair athletes. I was impressed with him. My almost 5 year old grandson was quite impressed as well when we told him Loften once played for the Dodgers. So as far as my grandson was concerned, he met a real Dodger.

    • kahliforni says:

      Way to tease me, lbirk. I’d love to know the “interesting things!!!”

      I stayed up until 11:20 last night, as I’m sure most of you did, listening to Charlie and Rick. Kind of like listening to Herman’s Hermits when the Beatles are just down the hall. Even my wife pities me, huddled in the corners with my AM radio, squeezing out a precious three innings with Vinny. I remember back in the 70s, I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) the Dodgers televised Sunday away games; it was always something to look forward to. I can’t help but think of the elderly fan base today (without premium cable, computers, and this and that, at least they had channel 9) shut out by greedy management and TV. I remember when my mom was still alive, she’d ALWAYS have on the game, for background noise, if nothing else. Vinny was like Johnny Carson, a friend you invited into your home each day. How can management be so freaking oblivious.

  53. In my small opinion, I think the Dodgers, aside from the trouble hitting with RISP, which has affected the team for years, is probably the best team we’ve had in nearly 25 years. This is a championship calibre team, not seen during most of the ninties of 2000s.

    • messagebear says:

      I agree that at least on paper this could be a championship caliber team. The one lacking component is the manager, who clearly is NOT championship caliber. What exactly has Mattingly done of championship nature either as a player or especially manager? If this team was to be built for championships, the first step should have been to FIRE both Ned and Mattingly.

      • kahliforni says:

        Team needs a couple professional pinch-hitters…not guys filling roster spots. Assuming team is healthy, who do you send up in the bottom of the ninth in game seven? Figgins? Turner? Butera? Van Slyke? Against a team’s premium closer???????? I’ll take Manny Mota at age 76.

  54. Wilford says:

    What’s up, all is going well here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s really good,
    keep up writing.

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