Dodgers Place Scott Elbert on DL – Recall Stephen Fife

The Dodgers have placed left-handed pitcher Scott Elbert on the 15-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation (retroactive to July 26) and recalled right-hander Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to make tonight’s start at San Francisco. Elbert has tossed scoreless relief in nine consecutive appearances (8.0 IP) since June 25 and has a 2.45 ERA in 39 appearances this season.

Fife will make his second Major League start tonight after allowing just one run on four hits in 6.0 innings in a no-decision on July 17 in his big league debut against Philadelphia. The 25-year-old made one start for Triple-A Albuquerque since being optioned and struck out a career-high 12 batters in 7.0 innings of one-run ball on Sunday against Iowa (Cubs).

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2 Responses to “Dodgers Place Scott Elbert on DL – Recall Stephen Fife”

  1. Bluenose Dodger says:

    This is the reason Randy Choat was included in the deal with the Marlins.
    Scott has had some arm pain for a while, but it had been reported as in the shoulder, up until now.

    • Ron Cervenka says:

      I was completely unaware of any arm issues with Elbert but I have to say that I lost that once comfortable feeling that I had when he has entered games of late.

      I am more inclined to believe that this is more of a phantom DL move to get Fife up here for today’s start – something that might not be an issue after July 31. Just my $.02.

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