Jul 1 As expected, Odalis Perez will not make his next scheduled start this Friday against the Angels. However, the Dodgers' ace could miss even more. Perez had been previously diagnosed with biceps tendonitis, but an MRI on Wednesday revealed tendonitis in his left shoulder on the edge of his rotator cuff. "I don't like to use those words [rotator cuff] because that makes you think of the whole thing," team physician Frank Jobe told the Los Angeles Times. "It's just one leading edge. It's not the whole rotator cuff."
Views: Fantasy owners who have been following Perez's situation since he was pulled early from last Saturday's start likely had him on their benches already. Leave him there for now. Kazuhisa Ishii has been moved up from Saturday to pitch in his place on Friday and Edwin Jackson will probably be called up to fill out the rotation for the short term.
Is it worth taking a flyer on Jackson? He has great potential, but the Anaheim line-up seems to be pretty good. Any thoughts?