LOS ANGELES – Spend $260 million over a few hours, a $491,000 part comes loose, and the baseball season threatens to go clunky again.
It's that fragile, the Los Angeles Dodgers having recast nearly a third of their roster by lightening their farm system and Guggenheim's wallet, and a few days later their 24-year-old (and minimally paid) closer – Kenley Jansen – is in the hospital with what seems to be a serious heart ailment. He's out of the hospital now, seeing specialists, and his season could be over.
Not only that, but the Dodgers' second-best starting pitcher, Chad Billingsley, hasn't pitched in a week because of a sore right elbow and on Thursday endured a platelet-rich injection in hopes he could pitch again this season.
Yes, general manager plans, baseball god laughs.
The San Francisco Giants lose their No. 3 hitter for 50 games, the Oakland A's have their sturdiest pitcher go poof for 50, Mark Teixeira grabs a calf, Jake Peavy contracts an eye infection, RafaelRead More »from Dodgers' bloated roster starting to show cracks