May 9, 2011, 2:48 PM EST
When the Dodgers placed Jonathan Broxton on the disabled list Friday the initial word was that he’d be shut down for a couple weeks, but the latest from manager Don Mattingly is that he could miss six weeks.
We’ll see how it goes. Obviously, if Vicente comes in and is pitching well out of there, it’s hard to just hand something over to somebody else. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
Broxton has struggled for so long now and will apparently miss more than a month with the bone spur in his elbow that it wouldn’t make sense for the Dodgers to simply hand him ninth-inning duties immediately. He hasn’t been effective since the middle of last season.
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