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Bennett to the DL, Ardoin Up
2008-05-20 12:45
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

A Dodger has in fact gone to the disabled list today, but it's Gary Bennett, according to Inside the Dodgers. Danny Ardoin, whose throw freakily injured Andy LaRoche in Spring Training, will replace Bennett. In what amounts to a procedural move, Jason Schmidt shifts over to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for Ardoin.

No reason was immediately specified for disablizing Bennett.

Update: "Left foot plantar fasciitis," according to the Dodgers.

In recent years, Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson of the Angels have had this condition. Here's something from The Hardball Times two years ago:

This ailment, which affects the connective tissue in the bottom of the foot, is rarely day-to-day.

Some in the Angels camp are comparing this to Tim Salmon's issue with a similar malady in 1998. He spent two weeks on the DL and needed to DH the rest of the season to protect his injury. Salmon underwent surgery at the end of the 1998 campaign to repair the damage. Two reasons Anderson's situation might be different. First, we don't know the extent of his ailment just yet. Second, as we learned with Albert Pujols last spring, successful treatment of this stubborn ailment is improving. Last spring, Pujols underwent two low frequency treatments with limited results.

The third treatment did the trick and he didn't miss a beat last year. What low frequency treatments do is treat the inflammation near the surface of the issue much more effectively than high frequency types of treatments. Other modes of treatments are also making headway with this ailment. ...

Comments
2008-05-20 13:47:16
1.   LAT
No reason was immediately specified for disablizing Bennett.

Is that becasue they re too numerous to list. Just a start

Can't hit
Can't throw
Can't catch
Can't block the plate

2008-05-20 13:48:53
2.   LAT
LAT'ed by an update. That's a first.
2008-05-20 15:22:27
3.   Mike Scioscias tragic illness
I have to admit, "plantar fascitis" is a pretty inventive cover for "this guy's head is MESSED UP."
2008-05-20 15:25:48
4.   Bob Timmermann
Ardoin is going to be used even less frequently than Bennett or Lieberthal.
2008-05-20 15:43:55
5.   was it tims mitt i saw
4 - so.. anyone else think it would've been awesome if piazza was signed out of retirement to be our backup. I know..

impossible.. but still awesome.

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