Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Probably Not The First Kennedy With A Groin Injury

Adam Kennedy becomes the latest Dodger to hit the DL with a groin pull:

ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers' third-base situation became muddled even further Tuesday night, when infielder Adam Kennedy aggravated a lingering right groin injury while pinch-hitting. He expects to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Elian Herrera and Alex Castellanos are the two most likely Triple-A Albuquerque infielders in line to replace the veteran Kennedy, who aggravated the injury on a checked swing, singled on the next pitch, finished out the inning on the bases and then came out of the Dodgers' 8-2 loss to the Cardinals.

"It's been like this awhile and it's not getting any better," Kennedy said after a postgame meeting with manager Don Mattingly.

"I tweaked it yesterday and it's worse today. I first did it at the end of Spring Training and missed about a week and a half. It got better but never really went away. I've been playing a lot lately and it's not good. This kind of stinks."

The left-handed-hitting Kennedy has seen increased playing time lately at third base in a platoon with struggling starter Juan Uribe. After a very slow start, Kennedy is hitting .342 in 15 July games.

Okay sure, but he's batting .250 on the season. Not the first time AK has been associated with small sample size.


Fred's Brim said...

"I've been playing a lot lately and it's not good. This kind of stinks."

I couldn't agree more!

Franklin Stubbs said...

Unintentional truths are the best kind.

Hideo Nomo said...

(applauds headline)