Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Foot issue keeps Scott Podsednik out
By Tony Jackson
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dodgers left fielder Scott Podsednik probably will miss the rest of the season because of the plantar fasciitis in his left foot, which didn't subside while he was sitting out the Dodgers' three previous games plus the off day on Monday.
Podsednik, a Texas native, is traveling to Dallas for a second opinion, although the injury isn't expected to require any kind of surgical procedure. But Dodgers trainer Stan Conte said Podsednik will be shut down from any kind of running for 10-14 days, and with only 20 days left in the season, that doesn't leave much time for him to get back in the lineup.
"It is unlikely that he will come back this season," Conte said.
Dodgers manager Joe Torre said Jay Gibbons will get the bulk of the playing time for the rest of the season with Podsednik out.
Assistant GMs interviewing
Multiple major league sources confirmed Tuesday that two of the Dodgers' three assistant general managers either already have or will interview for the Arizona Diamondbacks' vacant general manager position.
Logan White, the Dodgers' assistant GM for scouting, met with Diamondbacks officials Tuesday. DeJon Watson, the Dodgers' assistant GM for player development, will meet with them Wednesday morning.
Both White and Watson, who are among a handful of candidates for the job, live in the Phoenix area, as does current interim Diamondbacks GM Jerry DiPoto, who also is a candidate to get the job on a permanent basis.
Tony Jackson covers the Dodgers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.