Hong-Chih Kuo To Disabled List Again

Hold off on dropping Blake Hawksworth from your holds-based fantasy league: it turns out that reliever Scott Elbert was recalled to the majors to replace left-handed reliever Hong-Chih Kuo. From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times:

Mattingly said he can't say what's wrong with Kuo until the Dodgers get league approval.

Wait, what? And then later from Hernandez...

Are you expecting Kuo to return this year? Mattingly: "it's hard for me to answer that."

This has turned into a bit of a curiosity. Kuo had just returned from a back injury, though his minor-league rehab stints weren't the most effective outings in the world. It gets even creepier with another Dylan Hernandez tweet:

Do you think Kuo will ever pitch again? Mattingly: "Yeah, I do."

Note that the answer wasn't, "Of course, you silly man."

Elbert will be the only left-hander in a bullpen that counted an awful lot on Kuo last year, so we'll see if the Dodgers go out and get another lefty for the rest of the season.

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