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There was one bit of silver lining this week for the Dodgers, in the wake of their disappointing play. After we freaked out last week, and thought Eric Gagne's career might be over, there was good news on the Dr. Frank Jobe surgery front.It turns out Gagne didn't need Tommy John surgery after all, and his elbow pain was due to an irritated nerve. Gagne will still miss the rest of the season, but at least he should be back at full strength by the spring. And even better, he can keep pitching with the same ulnar collateral ligament that's brought him stardom.

LAist was jumping for joy when we heard this news. The face of Dodger baseball won't be gone for long. Now if we can only do something about the rest of the injuries this season...