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Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy to make 2016 debut Sunday against Rockies; Pederson joins Kershaw on DL

LOS ANGELES – After receiving troubling news about their ace, the Dodgers finally got some good news about their pitching rotation. One of their starters is coming back. Veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy is expected to make his 2016 debut...
Via The OC Register
43 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers July 1, 2016: Bud Norris’ Dodger debut

The Dodgers return home after a road trip to host the third-place Rockies with newest Dodger Bud Norris. Chad wrote about his acquisition yesterday. Rockies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. PT Los Angeles CF  Blackmon  2B  Utley SS Adames  SS  Seager 3B Arenado  3B  Turner RF Gonzalez  1B  Gonzalez 1B Reynolds  LF  Kendrick 2B Descalso  RF...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 hours ago

Joc Pederson Placed On Disabled List, Will Venable Called Up

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Joc Pederson on the 15-day disabled list and selected the contract of Will Venable on...
Via Dodger Blue
5 hours ago

Farm Fresh: Rob Segedin named Triple-A All-Star

Oklahoma City Dodgers infielder Rob Segedin was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team for the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 13 in Charlotte. Segedin has a .374 on-base percentage and .562 slugging percentage in 71 games with 16 doubles, seven triples (tied for the PCL lead) and 13 homers. His 146 […]
Via Dodgers Insider
9 hours ago

Dodgers Video: Trayce Thompson, Yasmani Grandal, And Corey Seager Flex Power Against Brewers

After the discouraging news regarding Clayton Kershaw's trip to the disabled list, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned it around...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Kershaw To DL As Pain From Playoff Berth Push Requires Epidural

The sixth inning of every home Clayton Kershaw start isn't going to be the same.  No longer will Angelenos be filing in as if it's the first, suddenly realizing that Kershaw is pitching, but now they will be stuck talking about everything but baseball for the entirety of the game and not simply 95% of it.  "Ma, can I keep score on the back of my headshot?"  "We're not here to...
Via Razzball
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels P Andrew Heaney to have Tommy John surgery

Andrew Heaney was hoping to avoid having Tommy John surgery, but it looks like he will be unable to do so. Heaney announced on Twitter that will have the surgery on his elbow Friday after he did not respond to stem cell treatment as well as hoped. pic.twitter.com/vfyGBYuxOt — Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) July 1, 2016 The Angels also sent out a press release sharing the same...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers belt 3 home runs in 8-1 rout of Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Trayce Thompson, Yasmani Grandal and Corey Seager hit home runs, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. Kenta Maeda (7-5) held the Brewers to one run over six innings as the Dodgers won the season series from the Brewers, five games to two. Thompson put the Dodgers in front in the second with a two-run homer off Zach...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Homers carry Maeda, Dodgers past Brewers

Kenta Maeda scattered three hits and surrendered a lone run in six innings of the Dodgers' decisive 8-1 win over the Brewers at Miller Park on Thursday. It gave injury-battered L.A. two wins in three days for a second series victory over Milwaukee in as many weeks.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Report: Dodgers acquire Norris from Braves

With Clayton Kershaw going on the DL, the Los Angeles Dodgers need to upgrade the pitching rotation. They took a step towards that on Thursday, acquiring Bud Norris from the Atlanta Braves. Sources: #Dodgers getting Bud Norris from #Braves. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 30, 2016 Joel Sherman of the New York Post added that Atlanta will acquire two Minor League pitchers...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw goes on DL with back injury

The struggling Los Angeles Dodgers are now going to be without one of the best players in the game for at least the next two weeks. Los Angeles placed three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday after he received an epidural for lower back pain. .@Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw heading to DL after receiving epidural for lower back pain. pic...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brock Stewart: A Dodgers Project Set to Debut

On rare occasion, I’ll interview a player and end up not writing about him — at least not right away — despite fully intending to. This happened with Brock Stewart, who will be making his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers later tonight. Stewart was more of a project than a prospect when I talked to him last summer. A sixth-round pick in 2014 out of Illinois State...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joc Pederson crashes into wall, leaves game with injury

The last thing the Los Angeles Dodgers need right now is more health concerns. Not too long after it was announced that Clayton Kershaw will have his ailing back further examined, young center fielder Joc Pederson gave his team’s fans a scare in the bottom of the eighth on Tuesday against the Brewers. "@FlyByKnite: This is how Joc Pederson got hurt. pic.twitter.com/BTKjtb0p24...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig or Jeff Francoeur?

Not long ago, we had a little company trip to New York, and while we were there we swung through the MLBAM offices. As part of that visit, we had a chance to go on the Statcast Podcast with Mike Petriello and Matt Meyers. At one point, in talking with them, I blurted out Jeff Francoeur as a player comp for Yasiel Puig. I hadn’t thought about it much, in the way I usually don...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

L.A. Dodgers End Win Streak, Yet Record-Setting Closer Still Dominant

At the climax of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ eight wins in nine games capped by a six-game win streak that was snapped with back-to-back losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend, L.A. had its highest winning percentage of the season. But their usually dominant pitching staff conceded a combined 14 runs in the two losses, and they’ve dropped to second in the National League...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers have discussed trading for Jay Bruce

The Los Angeles Dodgers have serious questions in their outfield and are contemplating a trade for Jay Bruce, according to a report. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Sunday that the Dodgers are looking at the Reds outfielder as a potential acquisition to bolster their lineup. Sources: #Reds’ Bruce a consideration for #Dodgers. Ethier’s return uncertain; Pederson only...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Jordan Sheffield + bonus pool update + recap of rounds 31-40

There have been a lot of draft signings since the last update, and this update will be a happy one as all of the picks in the top 10 have been signed (and almost all officially). The Dodgers also spent heavily on their 11th-round pick, something they have done in the past (Joc Pederson, Spencer Navin, Imani Abdullah). Jim Callis of MLB.com also brought something to light that was...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton slams water cooler after HR

There seems to be some sort of correlation between struggling pitchers and water coolers. When their frustration boils over and they choose not to take it out on their teammates, they go after a water cooler. That’s what happened to Joe Blanton after he gave up a two-run dinger to Jordy Mercer on Saturday. He first went back to the dugout and pondered his next move. After staring...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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