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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder J.D. Drew broke his left wrist Sunday night when he was hit by a pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Brad Halsey.



"It was a fastball that hit me right on the wrist," said Drew, who homered three times in the previous two games. "I went out there to test it and it started to swell on me. I came in and got a clean X-ray, and it showed a clean break.


"It's going to be hard to pick up where I left off when I get back. It's out of my control. I was being aggressive at the plate and one just got away from him."


It wasn't immediately known how long Drew would be sidelined, but one Dodger said Drew told a few teammates, "I'll see you in about 6-8 weeks."


The injury-plagued Dodgers, already missing center fielder Milton Bradley with a torn ligament in his right ring finger and left fielder Ricky Ledee with a strained left hamstring, will be scrambling to find a suitable replacement for Drew.


The eight-year veteran signed a five-year, $55 million contract in December after establishing career highs with 31 homers and 93 RBI last season for the Atlanta Braves.


Drew, one of three batters plunked by Halsey in 5 1/3 innings of work, is batting .286 with 15 homers and 36 RBI and was just starting to feel good about his ailing left knee when this latest mishap occurred. He is scheduled to see a hand specialist Tuesday in Los Angeles, and will become the 14th different Dodgers player to go on the disabled list this season -- including outfielders Jayson Werth and Jason Grabowski.


"It's just amazing, how many people have gone down," rookie outfielder Jason Repko said. "And J.D. is a key player, so we'll have to see how it works out. But we're going to find a way to do it."


That will be up to general manager Paul DePodesta. When asked if the club could survive this latest bombshell, he took a stoic attitude.


"We don't have a choice. We have to at this point," DePodesta said. "This has been pretty remarkable. I don't think you could find anyone in this room who's ever seen anything like this, but those are the cards we've been dealt, so we've got to do something with it. We have an awful lot of prospects who I feel would be good trade chips, so we'll see."


Sunday night's 10-3 loss to the Diamondbacks completed the first half of the Dodgers' schedule. They are 38-43, six games worse than last year at this stage. The defending NL West champions are 6? games behind division-leading San Diego, and two games behind Arizona.


--- ESPN.com

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Should I drop Drew and pick up Wily Mo Pena or should I just hang onto Drew for the next 8 weeks... I am just afraid someone will pick him up once I drop him


Put him on the DL and you've got nothing to worry about, then pick up Wily Mo.

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