I’ve had that same thought when he was holding the ball between pitches but, eventually, he did pitch again. This, however, is different. And something of actual real concern for the Dodgers’ starter. From The L.A. Times:
“I’m concerned,” said Beckett, 33. “I’ve never dealt with anything like this for this amount of time. We’ll just have to see what happens there.”
This referring to the numbness he’s felt in his fingers. Beckett had an MRI this week and they’ll review the results Monday. Here’s hoping for good news.
Dodgers reliever John Axford was deemed “unavailable” before last night’s game against the Giants. After the game it was revealed that he will miss up to three weeks due to a break in the tip of his fibula he suffered when he was hit by a comebacker on Sunday. It’s being characterized as a “crack.”
As if the Dodgers need more injuries and/or maladies, especially to their beleaguered bullpen.
Axford was acquired by L.A. at the trade deadline and, with Kenley Jansen out indefinitely, it was thought that he could get some opportunities to close. Now that’s out the window at least into September, it seems.