I spent the first six innings of Tuesday night’s game standing in the hallway connecting the Dodgers and Braves clubhouses. That was a waste of time. So far as I can tell, only a bat and a little black book are going to Atlanta — not Juan Uribe, who must have watched the entire game from the Dodgers clubhouse, since he wasn’t in the dugout (or the hallway) after the National Anthem. Maybe he and Hyun-jin Ryu watched the game together. You all can use your imaginations.
Uribe is, of course, about to be traded to the Atlanta Braves. You don’t get choked up about trades that don’t happen. Teammates do not say their goodbyes if you’re going to be their teammate tomorrow.
If Uribe is a Dodger tomorrow, he’ll need a locker.
Multiple reports have the Dodgers receiving Eric Stults, Alberto Callaspo, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime in return for Uribe and Chris Withrow. I can’t offer anything more than that, other than the fact that I saw more Dodgers front office officials hovering around the clubhouse today than any single day since the regular season began.
Check that. I can offer two more things:
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will undergo left shoulder surgery tomorrow. The arthroscopic surgery will be performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
The team did not offer further details on the specific nature of the surgery because it won’t be known until tomorrow. That includes both the type of procedure and the timetable for recovery.
Still, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that he doesn’t anticipate Ryu will be back before the season ends. Here’s more from the manager:
MILWAUKEE — Joe Wieland will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and make his Dodgers debut tomorrow as the starting pitcher against the Brewers. Carlos Frias, who had been scheduled to pitch tomorrow, will start the finale of the four-game series Thursday instead.
Wieland, one of two players the Dodgers acquired from the San Diego Padres in the Matt Kemp trade, was 3-0 with a 3.60 earned-run average in four starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He’s faced the Brewers once in his career, on April 30, 2012, and lost the game in San Diego.
Frias said he is healthy and could have started tomorrow’s game if needed. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Frias would throw a “touch and feel” session Tuesday at Miller Park.
The Dodgers’ rotation for the three-game weekend series against the Colorado Rockies lines up normally: Brett Anderson on Friday, Clayton Kershaw on Saturday and Zack Greinke on Sunday.