The move was made retroactive to July 25, one day after
Garciaparra was injured trying to make a tag play at second base on
a bloop double by San Diego's Josh Barfield.
Garciaparra, who signed with the Dodgers as a free agent in
December, missed the first three weeks of the season because of a
strained right intercostal muscle. The six-time All-Star and
two-time AL batting champ is hitting .327 with 12 homers and 57
RBI in 79 games. This is the eighth time he had been on the DL in
his 11-year career.
"I think it's the best thing," Garciaparra said. "My knee was
making some progress, but running the bases was the most difficult
First baseman James Loney, who was recalled on Saturday as
roster insurance until Betemit arrived in Los Angeles, will remain
on the roster because of Garciaparra's DL status.