Matt Palmer has surgery; expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

Matt Palmer underwent a left knee arthroscopy today to debride a medial meniscal tear. Surgery was done by Dr. Brian Schafer in Phoenix. Rehab begins tomorrow, expected 6-8 weeks.

Palmer was re-assigned to the Dodgers’ minor-league camp and will begin his rehab there.

The veteran pitcher injured his knee walking on Saturday.

Dodgers demote Matt Palmer, Steven Ames, Matt Magill.

Matt Palmer

Matt Palmer will have surgery tomorrow in Arizona to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The team originally announced that he would miss six to eight weeks, but Palmer gave a more optimistic, more detailed timetable Monday.

“They say I can throw in two weeks, throw off a mound in three-and-a-half to four,” he said. “I could be back (in a game) by six weeks.”

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Some odds and ends from Dodgers spring training.

Some odds and ends from Thursday at Camelback Ranch, the final day before the Dodgers’ position players are expected to report to spring training.
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