Saturday, July 11, 2009
Torre: Line up replacement for Broxton
MILWAUKEE -- Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton likely will have to skip the All-Star game Tuesday because of an ailing big toe on his right foot.
Dodgers manager Joe Torre said the team noticed Broxton limping after giving up two runs in Friday night's 12-8 extra innings win over the Brewers and "interrogated" him afterward.
"His mentality is, 'I'm not going to be a wimp, I'm going to go out and gut it out," Torre said. "We had a talk today about that, too. You have to be able to help your team when you do that. Even more important than that, you've got to make sure you don't hurt something else adjusting to doing something a little bit different."
Broxton is out for Saturday and Sunday's games in Milwaukee and will be seen by a doctor. The manager said Broxton is feeling pain on the side of the foot when he plants to throw, but hopes he'll return after the break.
Torre also told NL manager Charlie Manuel of the Phillies to be ready to line up a replacement for Broxton. Torre expects Broxton to travel to St. Louis and participate in everything but the game.
Broxton, a first-time All-Star who is 6-0 with 20 saves in 22 chances and a 3.10 ERA in 38 games, has given up five runs in his past two outings.