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Dodgers struggling “to find an MRI tube large enough” for Jonathan Broxton

San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 04: Pitcher Jonathan Broxton #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reaches for the rosen bag after giving up a base hit to Pat Burrell of the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Giants defeated the Dodgers 5-4. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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As a fellow fatso I can definitely sympathize with Jonathan Broxton, but this note about the closer’s elbow injury from Ken Gurnick of MLB.com is still amusing:

Mattingly said one of the immediate issues was to find an MRI tube large enough for Broxton to get his 300-pound frame into.

“I’m serious,” said Mattingly.


Broxton is listed at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, but ... well, let’s just say my driver’s license claims I’m 6-foot-2 and 235.

Of course, given their current payroll situation maybe the Dodgers are just shopping around for a bargain on the MRI.