The Dodgers have been quite familiar with the disabled list so far this season, and today they used the DL again, placing relief pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo on the 15-day DL with a left lower back strain. The move was retroactive to April 14. Ramon Troncoso was recalled from Triple A Albuquerque to take his place.
Kuo has been battling an issue with his back since spring training, and manager Don Mattingly said it has caused the left-hander to leave balls up, which has affected his control. Kuo had an MRI last weekend in San Diego which showed no major damage. He will not throw for at least a few days, and in the meantime will undergo a few tests, the extent of which are yet unkown.
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Tonight's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised on Prime Ticket.
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