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Dodgers notes: Kent placed on 15-day DL
On the same day the Dodgers finally welcomed back relief ace Eric Gagne, they said goodbye to second baseman Jeff Kent for at least the next week or so.
Kent on Thursday was put on the 15-day disabled list - retroactive to May 28 - after an MRI on his ailing left wrist revealed a deep sprain. Kent, who hasn't played since Saturday in Washington, was replaced on the roster by highly regarded prospect Joel Guzman.
Ramon Martinez was originally slated to start at second base Thursday against Philadelphia, but was scratched in favor of Willy Aybar due to an injured left foot he suffered on a foul pitch in Atlanta.
The decision to remover Kent from the active roster was partly made to protect himself from trying to rush back to quickly.
"We don't want him doing anything with that hand," Little said. "If he was here he'd be wanting to grab up a bat and see how it feels."
Kent was given a cortisone shot to help reduce the
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