{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Kennedy lands on DL; Tolleson recalled

Kennedy lands on DL; Tolleson recalled

|
Kennedy lands on DL; Tolleson recalled
ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers placed infielder Adam Kennedy on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin and replaced him on the roster by recalling reliever Shawn Tolleson from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.

The move is a curious one, because Tolleson was sent back to Albuquerque on Wednesday to make room on the roster for the acquisition of Randy Choate and Tolleson hadn't even reached Albuquerque on Thursday. He was turned around in Dallas and wasn't in St. Louis for the start of Thursday's game.

The Dodgers could have just disabled Kennedy on Wednesday to make room for Choate without sending Tolleson on his useless journey. No explanation was given for why they did not, as the move was announced just before game time.

Apparently, the roster manipulation is related to whoever the Dodgers will come up with to start Friday night's game in San Francisco. The most logical candidate would be Stephen Fife, but he will be one day short of the mandatory 10-day period to remain in the Minor Leagues after being sent down July 18.

The only way he can start Friday is if he replaces an injured player, so the Dodgers might find one.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español