Sunday, May 25, 2008

Jones DL'd, will have knee surgery

Andruw Jones gave it a shot playing through his right knee pain, but it was too much to overcome. He will now be out 4-6 weeks while getting surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. The move will land him on the 15-day DL.

He was originally out since last Sunday, then tried to make a comeback on Friday, but struck out with 2 runners on and 2 outs to end the game. He then made the rational decision that he's dead weight right now, so it's better to get fixed.

I'll give him credit for wanting to come back and help the team, and even more credit for recognizing that he has to be smart and get fixed. It's not like he can hit any worse, so let's hope that whatever has ailed his swing this year, surgery can fix that.

To replace Jones, the Dodgers have called up Terry Tiffee, who is having an outstanding season in Triple-A Las Vegas. His average is .422, leading the Pacific Coast League. With the way the Dodgers have (not) been hitting, I can see him getting chances to make some noise. Can't hurt to try.

Nomar Garciaparra will be switched from the 15-day to the 60-day DL, which proves that his calf injury isn't even close to being healed. Nothing against Nomar, but I doubt anybody is holding their breath that he comes back soon with Blake DeWitt playing so well and Andy LaRoche healthy again. Looks like another lost year for Nomar.

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