BASEBALL DAILY REPORT : DODGERS : Prince Goes on Disabled List
Catcher Tom Prince was put on the 15-day disabled list before Sunday’s game. He suffered a concussion and a bruised left thigh in a plate collision with Met outfielder Ryan Thompson in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s 5-3 loss to New York.
“It was a clean hit,” Prince said after being released from Centinela Hospital Medical Center, where he was taken for observation. “I was kind of braced when Ryan hit me, and his momentum took me down and he kept going through me. He didn’t go for my head or anything like that. He was just playing hard. The head’s fine, I’ve just got a lot of bleeding in my thigh area.”
Shortstop Jose Offerman is day to day after bruising his right forearm when he was hit by the ball while sliding into second on a throw from Met center fielder Brett Butler in Saturday’s game. Offerman had X-rays taken at Centinela Sunday morning and they showed no broken bones. Chad Fonville made his first start in place of Offerman. . . .
Pitcher Antonio Osuna, who went on the disabled list May 19 because of a strained right groin, pitched batting practice Sunday and will begin a rehabilitation assignment with the Dodgers’ San Bernardino Class-A team Tuesday.
Dodger pitcher Ramon Martinez was disappointed that his brother, Pedro, barely missed pitching a perfect game in the Montreal Expos’ 1-0 victory at San Diego on Saturday night. Pedro Martinez pitched a perfect nine innings, but Bip Roberts led off with a double in the bottom of the 10th inning.
“It was a great game,” Ramon Martinez said. “To throw a nine-inning perfect game, I think that’s great. He didn’t get credit for a perfect game, but it’s still a great game.”