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Jon Garland injured in Dodgers game

Jon Garland left Wednesday's game with an injury that could force the Dodgers to scramble for a fifth starter in their starting rotation.

Garland clutched his left side in the second inning after delivering ball one to Josh Wilson of the Seattle Mariners. He left the game holding his side and, although the Dodgers have not identified the problems, his actions were consistent with an oblique injury, which can require a month or more of recovery.

With Vicente Padilla already out after surgery to repair a nerve below his right elbow, the Dodgers now have four healthy starters -- Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda and Ted Lilly.

The top candidates for the No. 5 spot, if Garland is seriously injured, are John Ely, who has thrown six scoreless innings this spring, and Tim Redding, who has thrown eight scoreless innings.

-- Bill Shaikin in Glendale, Ariz.

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Here we go again!...injury after injury...hopefully is nothing serious

Na-Na-Na-Neddy and his 'jects.

where's raffy's spring chicken - we sure don't have any on the 25-man roster

Again I feel that Conte should go. Every year we seem to have many injuries as well as sign players that were injured or in bad shape when we signed them but they cleared their physical. Some of these injuries just happen like a collision or hit by pitch or a random line drive. I get those but some of the others were due to strains & pulls. This is a conditioning/training staff issue. I will be so happy when Frank, Ned, & Stan are out of here.

The caption on the main page identified Rod Barajas as Josh Bard. Josh Wilson was the batter. Shakespeare was not present, to my knowledge.


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