Dodgers put Stephen Fife on DL

Updated: April 27, 2013, 7:24 PM ET
By Mark Saxon |

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to churn through starting pitchers.

The team scratched right-hander Stephen Fife from Saturday night's scheduled start against the Milwaukee Brewers and placed him on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Fife will be replaced by Matt Magill, who will make his major league debut.

The Dodgers have used nine starting pitchers through the season's first 23 games. Zack Greinke, Chad Billingsley and Chris Capuano already are on the disabled list, and Ted Lilly came off it less than a week ago.

Billingsley is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Greinke is expected to be out until June with a broken left collarbone. And Capuano could return at the end of next week.

Magill, 23, had a 2.84 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Albuquerque.

Mark Saxon
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.



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