Injury news from Diamond Leung:
WOLF, TSAO OUT FOR THE YEAR
Randy Wolf will undergo diagnostic arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday after experiencing more discomfort in his shoulder. It's a tough blow for Wolf, who turned down multi-year deals this offseason to pitch for his hometown team. Now he's looking at going into next season without a guaranteed contract. "I took a gamble, and I lost," Wolf said.
Chin-hui Tsao has been shut down indefinitely, and will miss the remainder of the season. He is resting and rehabbing his shoulder, but could be facing another major surgery.
Also, Nomar Garciaparra could be activated from the disabled list as soon as today to serve as a pinch hitter. His attempts have jogging have been met by sharp pain, but he can swing a bat. Kirk Gibson, anyone?
And from Tony Jackson:
WOLF TO HAVE ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY
Randy Wolf experienced more pain when he started throwing harder while playing catch. He'll have a diagnostic arthroscopic procedure on Thursday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic just to get a more up-close look than what the two MRIs could show. If they find nothing, he will be out six to eight weeks, which knocks him out for the season. If they find something, they'll fix it, and he could be out six to nine months. Stan Conte said they don't think there is anything seriously wrong, but Randy Wolf didn't seem so optimistic. This might or might not mean he is done with the Dodgers, but the club clearly isn't picking up his $9 million option for next year.
Thanks go out to Wolf for giving the Dodgers a hometown discount. Here's to a full recovery.