Dodgers' Xavier Paul out for season

Updated: September 1, 2010, 10:26 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Dodgers minor league outfielder Xavier Paul, who was widely assumed to be among the team's September call-ups, has been shut down for the rest of the season with a neck injury.

Paul said that he's pain-free and feels fine, but a recent MRI showed he had a bulging disk in his neck and team doctors advised him to be cautious with the injury.

"Nothing happened, I just got to the ballpark the second day we were in Tacoma [Wash.] and it stiffened up on me," Paul said when reached ...

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