I am by no means no doctor.....but I can not see him pitching like he used to. Will he become the closer again? Guess it depends on his recovery. If it is 6-8 weeks I could see the team slowly working him back into being the main guy. Maybe a 60/40 split in save opps for him and Baez. If all goes well after awhile he maybe gets 80 in an 80/20 split with Baez.
But if all does not go well then the Dodgers have to think about their season over Gagne and Gagne might be nothing more than a spot save guy and bullpen guy this season.
Both Baez ($4 million this season) and Gagne ($10 million) are free agents at seasons end. That also makes this interesting. Baez is a solid closer and the team may see Gagne as damaged goods (as well they should) and think that Baez should have a prominent closer role throughout the season and when Gagne comes back get at least half the save opps because maybe the team wishes to keep him happy and bring him back as the main closer next season?
Just my thoughts. Interested to hear others.
BA 5,HR 9.5,R 4,RBI 6,SB 2,ERA 12,H+S 8,K 11,W 7.5,WHIP 11,TOT 76 pt 3rd