Closer Jansen Likely To Return Mid-September; Mattingly Not Optimistic On Billinglsey
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LOS ANGELES (CBS) – The Los Angeles Dodgers call up right-handed pitcher Josh Wall from Triple-A Albuquerque after sending relief pitcher Javy Guerra to the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain.
Guerra, who appeared once since the roster expanded to 40, injured his oblique on Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched a scoreless inning and has not allowed a run in his last 10 outings since July 28.
Wall, who was optioned on August 30th, will replace Guerra in the relievers roll. He is 1-0 in the majors with a low ERA of 11.57.
Think Blue analyst Eric Karros reports Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who was hospitalized with heart problems, will continue to take blood thinners and is likely to return to the Dodgers September 17th.
Jansen will undergo heart surgery during the off-season, similar to the one former Lakers Ronny Turiaf underwent in 2005.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says he will prepare the starting rotation without Chad Billingsley for the rest of the season.