Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Long National (League) Nightmare Is Over

Andruw Jones was placed on the 60-day disabled list in order to make room for Takashi Saito. Finally, it's done.

Technically, Jones was disabled for the third time this year with tendinitis in his right knee, which also underwent arthroscopic surgery, a condition not needing surgery but extended rest. Realistically, the move was made to facilitate Saito's return without costing the Dodgers a player.

Even Jones couldn't argue with the decision.

"I don't feel 100 percent, I don't feel I can help the team, especially in this situation in the race," he said. "To be a bench guy, it takes me a while to warm up and get going. Right now, we need to play the other guys."

Jones finished the season hitting .158 with three homers and 14 RBIs, playing in 75 games. Not exactly what the club had in mind when it signed him to a two-year, $36.2 million contract at the Winter Meetings, the highest annual salary in club history.

Earlier: This Is Not The Time For The Andruw Jones Experiment


Delino DeShields, Sr said...

It's the baseball equivalent of driving him out to the woods and letting him go free.