blog it looks like the Dodgers might send down Abreu and bring up a pitcher
Update on Schmidt surgery today...
Well at least they know what's wrong with him. Sucks that he is done for the year but at least he can recover from this and get back to form next season. My fear was that he was just getting old and their would have been nothing to fix. Pitching is still a strength of this team without Schmidt. Unless the offense picks it up Schmidt wouldn't have been pitching in October anyways.Jason Schmidt underwent season-ending surgery in Los Angeles today, and it wasn't just the bursa that needed to be cleaned up. Schmidt also learned that his labrum was completely detached and needed to be repaired. Furthermore, his biceps tendon was frayed and needed repairing.
Schmidt won't be able to throw a ball for three to four months. The hope is he will be ready to go by spring training.
and here is a blurb from Jayson Stark of ESPN on the Murray firing.
if this is true he should have been gone long ago.• The other blockbuster firing of the week was Eddie Murray's exit as Dodgers hitting coach. Dodgers players have told their friends that Murray was so headstrong and old-school that half the position players on the roster weren't even on speaking terms with him.