Guerrier hits disabled list, Antonini called up

Here’s some unexpected bullpen news: Matt Guerrier has gone onto the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis, retroactive to April 19, the Dodgers announced today.

The team has recalled lefty Michael Antonini from Triple-A Albuquerque. Antonini, who came to the Dodgers in exchange for Chin-Lung Hu in December 2010, would be making his major-league debut. He has a 4.26 ERA with 15 strikeouts against 24 baserunners in 19 innings with Albuquerque this season. In 2011, he had a 4.01 ERA with 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings for Double-A Chattanooga.

Update: More disabled list news comes from the Isotopes, who have placed Alex Castellanos on the sidelines with a left hamstring strain.

  • Anonymous

    So why do you think Antonini over Shawn Tolleson?

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       Maybe didn’t want to add someone new to the 40-man roster just now.

      • Anonymous

        I suspect that’s the same reason that Christopher Jackson’s prediction of Scott Rice as the first call-up of the season didn’t pan out.
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        I DO think it’s interesting that they call up someone who was a starter in the minors to immediately be a reliever in the bigs, rather than call up someone who was already relieving and accustomed to pitching an inning every day or two, like Tolleson or Rice.

        • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

           Perhaps there’s still concern about Billingsley’s groin.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe, but if it’s to cover a possible start, you would think Eovaldi would have gotten the callup.

  • http://twitter.com/DodgerTony Anthony Forkush

    Who knows, maybe Antonini will “Blow Up” in the major leagues. That is if his Zabriskie release Point doesn’t fail him. ;)

  • Anonymous

    >> There’s only one logical assumption, and that’s another conveniently timed injury will befall a Dodger reliever, perhaps one whose initials are the same as Mickey Mantle’s.
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    Did you HAVE to write that in the previous article, about MacDougal?  :)
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    I would assume that Guerrier to the DL means that Antonini would now be the first one to go back down, before considering Lindblom or MacDougal.

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       I’d assume the same. I’m not convinced we’ll see Antonini in a game. Depends on the situations …

  • http://twitter.com/DodgerTony Anthony Forkush

    Are they “phasing out” Mr. Elbert?

    • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

       I don’t believe so.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT