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John Axford out with fractured fibula

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After the loss on Monday night, it appeared as if nothing could get worse for the Dodgers bullpen.

About 15 minutes after the game ended, the Dodgers announced newly-acquired reliever John Axford would be placed on the DL with a fracture in his fibula.

The injury is a result from when he was hit on the leg in Colorado. As of now, looks like the injury will sideline him at least 2-3 weeks.

Things got off to a rocky start for the 35-year-old. In his Dodgers debut, the right-hander allowed six runs in 13 of an inning.

He’s settled down in his last two outings, allowing one hit in three innings while striking out four.

With Axford hitting the DL, this will call for yet another call-up to an ever-changing bullpen.


Brian Dozier was removed from the game because he was experiencing dizziness. He had an abnormal EKG. He will undergo further evaluation.