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.