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Casey Blake put on disabled list

Updated: April 29, 2011, 9:41 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday after having surgery to clean out a staph infection in his elbow.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the club hoped to get Blake back in four weeks, but team trainer Stan Conte said it would likely be six weeks because of the nature of the infection.

Infielder Russ Mitchell was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Blake's place on the roster.

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