Wednesday, March 23, 2011

They're Dropping Like Flies, Even On Bunt Singles

Down goes Eugenio Velez:

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers non-roster infielder Eugenio Velez sustained a grade 2 right ankle sprain in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Cubs.

A grade 2 sprain indicates partial tearing of the ligament, and he is likely to be out weeks rather than days. Velez said he has never had an ankle sprain.

"It's as good as it can be," said manager Don Mattingly. "It looked bad. I thought he may have broken that thing."

Velez turned the ankle badly when he stepped on the side of the first-base bag trying to veer away from a collision with former Dodger Blake DeWitt while running full speed at the end of a bunt play in the seventh inning.

X-rays revealed no broken bones, and Velez left the clubhouse on crutches.

Meanwhile, Blake DeWitt continues to haunt us. Swell. Get well soon, Eugenio!