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Garland to come off DL, start Friday

Posted on: April 11, 2011 9:04 pm
By Matt Snyder

The Dodgers will get back their fifth starting rotation member Friday, as Jon Garland will make his season debut in returning from the disabled list (Dodgers via Twitter ). He has been out with a -- what else? -- strained oblique muscle. Garland wanted to rejoin the rotation without a rehab start, but the club had him throw one Sunday. He worked 4 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and three runs in a Class A-Advanced game.

Garland, 31, is an innings eater well-suited toward the back-end of the rotation at this point. He's thrown more than 190 innings the past nine seasons. Last year, he was 14-12 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 200 innings for the Padres. He was previously with the Dodgers for six starts down the stretch in 2009.

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Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2011 12:47 am

Garland to come off DL, start Friday

Garland made a good season in SD..good environment for a pitcher...LA is the same...also because the offense is little more powerful..and meet often SD, ARI and's a good thing for a starting pitcher...
Garland can be serviceble on fantasy leagues...he choose good teams to pitch for..

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