Another L.A. injury

first_img“It’s not nearly as bad as I thought,” Repko said. “It’s not high, so that’s a positive. It’s in the middle of the quad. We’ll know a little more (today), once it kind of settles down a little bit, and go from there.” The Dodgers won the game 5-2, but also lost to the the Marlins 8-5 at Holman Stadium. VERO BEACH, Fla. – The Dodgers got another injury scare on Saturday when Jason Repko, scheduled to be the club’s fourth outfielder, strained his right groin making a diving catch in a split-squad game against Florida in Jupiter. Repko returned immediately to Dodgertown, where he received treatment and a prognosis that initially was favorable. Dodgers manager Grady Little said Pierre was trying to do exactly what he did. “That wasn’t an accidental play,” Little said. “Sometimes you create on the fly, but I wasn’t trying to do that,” Pierre said. “I wish I could take credit … but it was just the luck of the draw.” Rudy Seanez retired the Marlins in order in the eighth inning of the home game, all on ground balls. The non-roster right-hander now has set down 12 of the 13 batters he has faced this spring. But his chance of making the club falls well short of a guarantee and probably hinges on the Dodgers trading another veteran reliever before the end of camp. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Repko went 2 for 5 with two doubles in the game, raising his spring average to .333. The injury occurred when Paul Hoover hit a fly ball into the gap and Repko went racing after it. Repko made a spectacular diving catch, but that wasn’t the cause of the injury. He actually felt something in his leg a couple of steps before he went airborne. “It tightened up,” he said. “It wasn’t so much a dive as I just kind of fell.” Repko is day to day and cautiously optimistic. His spot on the opening-day roster is basically a lock if he is healthy, and there doesn’t seem to be an opening for any of the outfielders trying to make the club out of spring training. But a prolonged injury to Repko could open the door for someone. One possible beneficiary would be non-roster veteran Larry Bigbie, although he seemed to come back to earth by going 0 for 4 without hitting the ball out of the infield in the home loss to the Marlins. That left his average at a still-impressive .391, but Bigbie is 4 for 18 since hitting safely in his first five at-bats. Juan Pierre said he was just trying to get on base when he bunted down the third-base line in the third inning of the home game. The ball skipped past third baseman Joe Dillon, hit the bag and caromed into foul territory, allowing the speedy Pierre to leg out a rare bunt double. last_img read more