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Jon Garland to undergo surgery; done for the season

July 5, 2011 |  6:46 pm

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Jon Garland. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Jon Garland won't pitch again this season.

The Dodgers' fifth starter is scheduled to undergo a season-ending shoulder operation next week. Trainer Stan Conte said Garland's recovery is expected to take six months.

"The fact that he couldn't progress in his throwing program gave us no choice," Conte said.

Garland was 1-5 with a 4.33 earned-run average in nine starts. He last pitched on June 1.

The Dodgers knew that they were taking a risk when they signed Garland over the winter, which is why his contract was guaranteed for only one season at $5 million. The deal includes a team option for next year, which the team is expected to decline.

Garland's injury opened the door for hard-throwing rookie Rubby De La Rosa, who has given up four runs in 14 innings over his last two starts.

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-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Jon Garland. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

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