DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hip and mechanics still limiting Kazmir

by Rowan Kavner Scott Kazmir had only pitched 2 2/3 innings this spring as he’s worked through hip and mechanic issues, and both still limited him Sunday afternoon. Kazmir managed to mitigate the damage after loading the bases each of his first two innings, allowing just one run in both, but command was an issue. He was originally slated to go five innings, but he threw 66 pitches...
Via Dodgers Insider
4 hours ago

Kazmir confident he can improve velocity

Whatever slim chance Scott Kazmir had of making the Dodgers' starting rotation turned into none in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Rangers Sunday, when he struggled in his first start in three weeks.
Via Dodgers.com
6 hours ago

Spring Training Recap: Scott Kazmir Labors In Dodgers’ Loss To Rangers

Scott Kazmir's first Cactus League start since March 6 yielded much of the same from his two previous outings. He threw 66 pitches...
Via Dodger Blue
6 hours ago

Dodgers 25-Man Roster: More Thoughts About Starting Rotation Competition

Heading into the weekend, skipper Dave Roberts insisted that the battle for the final two spots in the Dodgers‘ starting rotation remained open to four pitchers — Brandon McCarthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Alex Wood and Scott Kazmir. However, after Kazmir’s attempt to gain leverage in the race by facing the Rangers on Sunday, it’s probably safe to assume the competition has been narrowed...
Via ThinkBluePC
7 hours ago

Dodgers Spring Training: Corey Seager Likely To Skip Freeway Series

Including Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers have five games in four days remaining in Arizona. While Spring Training at Camelback...
Via Dodger Blue
9 hours ago

Seager may miss Freeway Series

Shortstop Corey Seager might miss the Freeway Series to work on his swing in Arizona, while reliever Pedro Baez will likely begin the season on the disabled list, along with Josh Ravin, leaving the Dodgers thin in right-handed relievers.
Via Dodgers.com
10 hours ago

Injury updates on Seager, Baez, Ethier

03/26 Dodgers at Rangers, 1:05 p.m. Logan Forsythe 2BKiké Hernández SSJustin Turner 3BFranklin Gutierrez LFYasmani Grandal CYasiel Puig DHScott Van Slyke 1BTrayce Thompson RFChris Taylor CFScott Kazmir P Shortstop Corey Seager could stay in Arizona when the Dodgers return to the West Coast for their Freeway Series matchup against the Angels to end Spring Training, according to...
Via Dodgers Insider
11 hours ago

Dodgers 2017 Giveaways: Photos Of Vin Scully Microphone, Corey Seager Bobblehead, And More

With the start of another season comes an assortment of giveaways and promotional nights at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles...
Via Dodger Blue
12 hours ago

Spring Training Notes: 3 more cuts made, Toles maybe won a job, Ethier & Ravin out

After previously getting down to 46, the Dodgers cut three more players yesterday. Non-roster invitee pitchers Trevor Oaks, Yaisel Sierra, and Steve Geltz were reassigned to minor league camp, putting the Dodgers at 43 players. Oaks had a nice spring for the Dodgers, putting up a 2.31 ERA in 11.1 innings in five games, striking …
Via Dodgers Digest
14 hours ago

Toles’ grand slam highlights another offensive explosion

Toles’ grand slam highlights another Dodger offensive explosion by Rowan Kavner As Andre Ethier rests with a herniated disk in his back, another left-handed bat in left field provided the power Saturday afternoon. The Dodgers overcame a 4–0 hole, assisted by a grand slam from left fielder Andrew Toles, on their way to a third straight win and a third straight game scoring at...
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Ethier injury opens door for Toles

It's not clear how long Andre Ethier will be sidelined by a herniated back disk, but it's pretty clear Andrew Toles will replace him as the left-handed hitting left fielder. Toles continued a big spring with a grand slam on Saturday.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Dodgers Prospects: A Quick Look at Keibert Ruiz

Up until a few years ago, the catching talent over the entirety of the Dodgers‘ farm system may have been considered downright barren. However, after acquiring Austin Barnes via trade in December of 2014, and selecting the highly regarded Will Smith in the first round of the 2016 draft, the organization took a big step towards being adequately stocked. Yet the catcher who could...
Via ThinkBluePC
1 day ago

A second shot at predicting the Dodgers’ opening day roster

A lot has transpired since the last time I predicted who would be on the 25-man roster come opening day. Here’s the second attempt at predicting it. The locks: Starters: Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda, Brandon McCarthy Relievers: Luis Avilan, Grant Dayton, Kenley Jansen, Sergio Romo, Ross Stripling Pitcher: Alex Wood Catchers: Austin Barnes, Yasmani …
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago

Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Kershaw, Roster Battles, Injuries & More

The Dodgers looked nice and ready for Opening Day yesterday in their game against the Texas Rangers. Clayton Kershaw went for his longest outing yet, and was dominant — he struck out 11 of the 21 batters he faced in 92 pitches, allowing two hits and one walk. The prime time slot for the game last night showed MLB that its best pitcher he’s ready to go. Chase Utley, filling in...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 days ago

Yasiel Puig waves at umpire after getting ejected from game

Yasiel Puig creates must-see TV moments every time he steps foot on the field, even in spring training.Puig wasn’t happy about a questionable called third strike in a recent spring training game, so he responded by slamming his bat down in frustration. Obviously, that little tantrum got him tossed, especially when you consider his reputation.The Dodgers outfielder made his way...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Waymon Roberts, father of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, dies

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The father of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has died at age 68. The team said Friday that Waymon Roberts passed away, but gave no further details. The elder Roberts served in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Japan when his only son was born on Okinawa in 1972. The younger Roberts' childhood was spent moving from one military base to another...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez unloads on World Baseball Classic

Adrian Gonzalez is still furious over the way Mexico was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic earlier this week, and the Los Angeles Dodgers star says he will never take part in the event again because of it.Mexico, of course, was knocked out of the tournament over a controversial tiebreaker rule. Although they defeated Venezuela 11-9 early Monday morning, Venezuela advanced...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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