Dodgers sticking with Schmidt for now

Updated: July 29, 2009, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are keeping Jason Schmidt in the rotation for now.

Manager Joe Torre said Wednesday that Schmidt would pitch Friday night at Atlanta. Schmidt allowed five runs in three-plus innings in his last outing and has given up eight runs on 10 hits in 10 1-3 innings.

The 36-year-old Schmidt is coming back from two shoulder operations that sidelined him all of last season and most of 2007. He's in the final season of a three-year, $47 million contract.

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