Dodgers @ Diamondbacks July 5, 2012: Another One Bites the Dust

As expected, Dee Gordon was placed on the disabled list today, though the news is worse than feared; he’ll require surgery for a busted UCL in his thumb, and will be out at least six weeks. Including rehab time, we might not see him again until the middle of August. Gordon is replaced in the lineup by Luis Cruz, who is hitting fifth because… *spins wheel*… the stock market is down today.

Gordon’s spot on the roster is taken by Javy Guerra, finally healthy after knee surgery; the Dodgers now have twelve pitchers once again. Elsewhere in the infield, Mark Ellis makes his first start since he was injured on May 18. Now that Ellis is back, Jerry Hairston is no longer needed at second, and so he’ll make his first start at third since May 30.

Dodgers
Diamondbacks
LF
Herrera
CF
Parra
2B
M.Ellis
SS
Bloomquist
3B
Hairston
RF
Upton
1B
Rivera
LF
Kubel
SS
Cruz
1B
Goldschmidt
C
A.Ellis
C
Montero
RF
Van Slyke
2B
Hill
CF
Gwynn
SS
Drew
P
Eovaldi
P
Miley

 

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