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Howell misses road trip after procedure

WASHINGTON -- Dodgers bullpen coach Ken Howell had the tip of the big toe on his right foot amputated and was replaced on the road trip by Triple-A Albuquerque pitching coach Jim Slaton.

Howell had a portion of an infected third toe on the same foot amputated in 2008, the result of a diabetic staph infection.

Howell, 49, pitched seven seasons in the Major Leagues, the first five with the Dodgers, and is in his third season as the big league pitching coach.

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