So Nate Eovaldi is indeed headed to the Dodgers to take the place of Ted Lilly in the rotation.
Either the left shoulder injury that put Dodgers starter Ted Lilly on the disabled list Monday isn’t serious or Lilly doesn’t want to know it’s serious, because no MRI has been taken.
Lilly had a cortisone injection and is taking anti-inflammatory medication for an injury he said he first felt after a winning May 18 start against St. Louis, and again after his first loss of the year last Wednesday in Arizona. The Dodgers have issued the non-specific diagnosis of shoulder inflammation.
Lilly said he hopes to be throwing again by the end of the week.
“If that’s the case, we’re feeling it’s short-term,” said manager Don Mattingly. “He’s had stuff before, and it sounds like something he caught early. In the past he would have thrown another game with it. Hopefully, that’s a good sign for us.”
Shoulder woes are the root cause of Lilly’s trip to the disabled list, and it’s enough of a concern that Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports says the Dodgers have made an offer to Roy Oswalt.
The Dodgers have made an offer to Roy Oswalt. Rangers, Oswalt’s likely preference, still in mix, among other clubs.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) May 29, 2012
Oh yeah, Michael Antonini was with the Dodgers today … for just today.
Speaking of short term, the Dodgers called up left-hander Michael Antonini from Triple-A Albuquerque for a day, then will replace him for Tuesday night’s start with Nathan Eovaldi. Mattingly said Antonini was called up because he’s a true long reliever, a curious observation as the Dodgers haven’t needed one while compiling the best record in baseball.