Turns out that wait on Jonathan Broxton was an entire day. The Dodgers decided to place Broxton and his "barky" elbow on the 15-day disabled list Friday before their game with the New York Mets and recalled right-hander Kenley Jansen from double-A Chattanooga. Broxton struggled throughout the second half last year, and despite converting seven of eight save opportunities this season, he's had few clean outings. He is 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA. After a disastrous relief appearance Tuesday night, Broxton finally admitted to a sore elbow Wednesday morning, though he said it did not affect him while throwing, but stiffened up afterward. He had an MRI Wednesday and his agent, B.B. Abbott, said he was told by the Dodgers it showed no structural damage but did show a bone spur and an elbow bruise. Abbott said the Dodgers were expecting to wait a few days before deciding whether to DL him, though that wait turned into a single day. Jansen mostly pitched well for the Dodgers this season, save for a pair of particularly rough outings that left him with a 7.43 ERA.
Dodgers place Broxton on DL, recall Jansen
Los Angeles Times | May 6