The Dodgers' worst kept secret became official today, as Charlie Haeger was placed on the disabled list with an amazingly convenient sore heel, officially diagnosed as right plantar fascitis. Placing a pitcher on the disabled list was the only way the Dodgers could have recalled John Ely, who was optioned to Triple A Albuquerque Friday, as optioned players must remain on optional assignment for at least 10 days unless they are replacing an injured player.
Ely will start Tuesday against Dan Haren and the Diamondbacks, hoping to keep a streak alive. Ely pitched six innings in his debut against the Mets, followed by 6 2/3 innings against Milwaukee on Thursday. There have only been four Los Angeles Dodgers to pitch at least six innings in each of their first three games:
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