Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Garland Already Hurt, And It's Not Even Mid-March

Our $5M man Jon Garland left today's game in the second inning, after only five outs, clutching his side:

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Jon Garland left Wednesday's Cactus League game with two outs in the top of the second inning because of a left-oblique injury. There was no immediate diagnosis or prognosis, but Garland said he would meet with a team doctor either later in the day or early Thursday morning.

Garland said no actual tests have been scheduled, but that, "I'm sure they are going to want to do that."

Garland, whom the Dodgers signed in November to a one-year, $5 million contract with an $8 million club option for 2012 to be their fifth starter, was making just his second start of the spring. After throwing the first pitch to Seattle Mariners shortstop Josh Wilson, his 30th pitch of the game, Garland knelt down on the front of the mound, stood back up and immediately made a gesture toward the dugout to summon trainer Stan Conte.

Garland then walked around the mound for a minute or two while clutching his left side before ultimately walking off the field with Conte.

About an hour after the injury, having showered and dressed, Garland said he no longer felt any pain in the muscle.

"Standing here doing nothing, it feels fine," he said. "But if I tried to throw a baseball, I don't know [how it would feel]."

It would be nice to get more from our $5M investment than Garland "standing [t]here doing nothing." With Vicente Padilla at his side, I might add (Padilla is also injured, recovering from elbow surgery). Great.

13 comments:

Paul said...

Elymania!!!!
*cries*

karina said...

hmmmmm, what's the plan to keep Kershaw and Bills healthy?

Dusty Baker said...

You sure are feisty today, Sax. I like it!

Mr. Customer said...

Had any dreams of being on a plane in a nosedive this year, Sax?

Josh S. said...

He can just ask the Wizard for a new oblique!

Mr. Customer said...

I could see Colletti as the cowardly lion.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Colletti's obviously the scarecrow.

"If I only had a brain!"

Mr. Customer said...

You make a strong case. I was thinking more in the aesthetic sense.

Fred's Brim said...

Tim Redding to the rescue!

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

I though we were speaking of which characters had similar attributes. But yes, he does look like the Cowardly Lion.

Dusty Baker said...

Get well soon, Jon G! I mean the pitcher, not the SoSG regular.

Dusty Baker said...

Is it so wrong that I'm watching the replay of today's game instead of going to bed so I can get up for an early important meeting tomorrow?

Dusty Baker said...

I'm one pathetic SOB. Listening to the TV replay of today's game because I'm sitting in the back room of my house. I know the outcome, and it's a useless ST game. Nonetheless, I'm following the game and getting mad when we give up a HR to Jack Cust.

Hopeless I am.