LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers lost infielders John Forsythe to a fractured big right toe and Rob Segedin to a strained big right toe, placing both on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday.To replace them, the club recalled infielder Chris Taylor and outfielder Brett Eibner. Both were in the lineup
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers lost infielders John Forsythe to a fractured big right toe and Rob Segedin to a strained big right toe, placing both on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday.
To replace them, the club recalled infielder Chris Taylor and outfielder Brett Eibner. Both were in the lineup vs. Colorado on Wednesday night, with Taylor finishing 2-for-3 with a run scored in the 4-2 win.
Forsythe was injured Tuesday night when he was hit by a pitch from Colorado's Kyle Freeland. Broken bones generally require four to six weeks to fully heal, but because it's a hairline fracture, the Dodgers hope their starting second baseman can return in as little as two weeks, depending on pain tolerance.
"It's not ideal, but they were optimistic about it not being a typical break," said Forsythe. "Not four to six weeks, maybe two weeks I can get back out there. I've had breaks like this before and it's just pain tolerance. Whenever I feel like I can go, I will."
Forsythe has had multiple foot issues. He had crushed sesamoids at the bottom of the big toes removed from both feet, the result of running, he said. He also has had plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He said he expects to wear orthotics, padding and special protection when he returns to ward off foul balls, errant pitches and getting accidentally stepped on around second base.
"I think with the padding and tape, I think it will be OK," he said. "If I get a direct cleat on the bone, I think it will light up. With this type of fracture, the bone gets sticky in two weeks, from what I got from the doctor. It will get sticky enough to where I can tolerate the pain."
Segedin was injured while batting in his first game with the club on Monday, apparently on a check swing, and he felt it running down the line. He tried to pinch-hit Tuesday night and nearly fell down while striking out.
"Something happened with the capsule of the big toe and ligament and there's really no improvement, so there was no other decision but to put him on the 10-day and we'll evaluate day to day," said manager Dave Roberts.
Roberts said the club dodged another injury with third baseman Justin Turner, who was hit on the left hand by a Freeland pitch. Roberts said the hand was sore so Turner did not start Wednesday night, and with a day off on Thursday he will have two days before Roberts hopes he can return to the lineup.
"J.T. can pinch-hit, to play defense, to run, but right now where we are on the calendar, to give him today and tomorrow potentially makes sense," said Roberts.
The Dodgers recalled Taylor, who can play all over the infield, and Eibner, who can play all three outfield spots, and both were in the starting lineup Wednesday night vs. the Rockies.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.