There has been some new developments within the Dodgers' organization:
Nomar Garciaparra has been diagnosed with microfracture in his right wrist. The third-baseman receieved a cortisone shot earlier today. However, his trainer likened the injury to a small bone bruise. Regardless, Garciaparra needs to take some cuts at the bat if he expects to be ready for Opening Day 2008. Sports Illustrated predicts that the slugger will be swinging a bat by the weekend.
Jeff Kent also received a cortisone injection to aid his injured right leg. The Dodgers' batter will be out for about five to six days, claims the Los Angeles Times. If you recall, Kent stated that he would play through through the injury during the Regular Season. This is not the Regular Season, and the second-baseman is expected to be back in the line-up by the weekend.
The Dodgers have a lot to look forward to over the weekend. I hope that both of these athletes are fully recovered from their various ailments. In order for Los Angeles to be successful in the 2008 Regular Season, everyone needs to be healthy.