Sunday, April 19, 2009

Shoulder busitis lands Wade on the DL

Cory Wade became the 5th Dodger currently on the Disabled List when he was added yesterday for shoulder bursitis. It's retroactive to April 12, so he'll be able to come off April 27 if healthy.

Wade already missed 10 days in Spring Training because of this injury, so it obviously hasn't gotten any better. Makes me wonder if he truly was healthy, or was just saying he was to try and save his spot. Either way, it sure seems like he should have been DL'd to start the season rather than throwing him out there without being healed.

In his place will be lefty Scott Elbert, who pitched in 10 games with LA last year. His numbers weren't pretty, going 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in 6 IP. The former #1 pick by the Dodgers in the '04 draft will be pitching out of the bullpen.

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