1) Dodgers LF Jayson Werth suffered a tiny fracture on his left wrist, when he was hit by a pitch on Wednesday. He’s expected to be out for just up to a couple of weeks.
In his first year with more than 89 games, Werth hit .486 SLG, .338 OBA, .825 OPS, 9 RCAA in 89 games. He has a .790 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 5 RCAA in 130 games.
2) The judge in Sidney Ponson’s assault case has delayed the trial until May. Ponson was expected to return to spring training last night.
After 4.09 ERA/6 RSAA and 3.75 ERA/13 RSAA seasons, Ponson had a 5.30 ERA/-12 RSAA in 33 starts. He has a 4.67 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.65, and -20 RSAA in 210 games.
3) The Mariners placed P Travis Blackley on the 60 day DL and added P Jorge Campillo to the 40 man roster.
Blackley has a torn labrum and is expected to miss the entire season. He had a 10.04 ERA/-17 RSAA in his first 6 career starts.
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