The Dodgers placed Hector Gimenez on the disabled list to make room on the roster for John Ely.
“It wasn’t immediately known whether the pain in Gimenez’s knee was of such severity that he would have been placed on the DL if the club didn’t need a roster spot,” wrote Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com. “But the Dodgers have been carrying three catchers all season partly because Gimenez is out of minor league options, a situation that could come to a head when backup catcher Dioner Navarro comes off the 15-day disabled list sometime in the next few weeks.”
If you were hoping Ramon Ortiz would take today’s start, no such luck. The Cubs signed him to a minor-league contract.