Brett Anderson will be out until at least June after having surgery today on a bulging disk in his lower back. (Associated Press photo)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson
will have surgery on a bulging disk in his lower back today. He’s expected to miss approximately 3-5 months, a broad timetable that would allow the pitcher to return anytime between June and August.
Manager Dave Roberts said that he expects Anderson, who made a career-high 31 starts last year, to return before the end of the season.
Anderson, 28, was slotted into the Dodgers’ starting rotation again after going 10-9 with a 3.69 earned-run average in 2015. Anderson threw live batting practice to teammates on Tuesday, and said he felt the pain at the end of the session.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. Chris Yeung in Phoenix.
Josh Ravin made his major league debut with the Dodgers last June. (Getty Images)
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin broke the radius bone in his left (non-throwing) forearm in an automobile accident Monday afternoon. He’s scheduled to undergo surgery today and his long-term prognosis is still to be determined.
Dodgers pitcher Frankie Montas will miss the next 2 to 4 months after undergoing a procedure Friday to remove his right first rib.
Montas was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in December in the three-team trade that sent Scott Schebler and Jose Peraza to Cincinnati. The 22-year-old right-hander was expected to begin the season in the starting rotation at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 19 in Glendale, Arizona. A two-month timetable would allow Montas to return during the second week of the major league regular season.
A Dodgers spokesperson said that Montas first noticed discomfort in his ribcage during an off-season workout. The procedure was performed by Dr. Greg Pearl in Dallas, Texas — the same surgeon who performed thoracic outlet surgery on Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett in 2013.
Montas made his major league debut with the White Sox in 2015 and appeared in seven games, starting two.
It’s a two-year deal that pays $20 million total. The money is actually going to be deferred over four years ($5 million annually through 2019); Kendrick’s actual salary and luxury-tax figure are an identical $10 million each of the next two years. The two sides agreed to terms last week.
Kendrick will play some second base and some third base — a position he hasn’t played since his rookie year in the majors.
The veteran second baseman blasted the qualifying offer system in an interview with USA Today earlier today. He hasn’t given any other interviews since re-signing with the Dodgers.
The Dodgers’ home game against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 15 will begin at 5 p.m. after ESPN grabbed the game for its Sunday Night Baseball schedule.
Dan Shulman is handling play-by-play for SNB telecasts, along with two new analysts: Jessica Mendoza and Aaron Boone.
ESPN telecasts are not blacked out in SportsNet LA markets.