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Pitching Coach Rick Honeycutt Says Walker Buehler Has ‘Elite Stuff’

The start to the career of Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Walker Buehler was not ideal, as after he selected in the...
Via Dodger Blue
25 minutes ago

Dodgers in the 2017 World Baseball Classic

The fourth World Baseball Classic has come to an end, with Team USA emerging as the champion. Love, hate, or remain indifferent toward the tournament, it produced some really exciting baseball and some really memorable moments. Ten Dodgers (six currently on the 40-man roster, four minor leaguers) were on World Baseball Classic rosters for five different countries. Here’s how they …
Via Dodgers Digest
3 hours ago

2017 World Baseball Classic: Recapping Team USA’s First Title, How Dodgers Fared

The 2017 World Baseball Classic concluded Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium with Team USA hoisting the trophy after routing...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Andrew Friedman: Dodgers ‘Not Concerned Long-Term’ About Andre Ethier’s Back Injury

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier received some bad news this week when an MRI on his back revealed a minor...
Via Dodger Blue
10 hours ago

Dodger Stadium electric as Team USA captures first WBC title

Dodger Stadium electric as Team USA wins first WBC title by Rowan Kavner The clouds swarmed in and the rain came down at Dodger Stadium as Team USA took care of an undefeated opponent in Tuesday’s World Baseball Classic semifinal. One night later, it was raining again. Only this time, in the form of confetti. The mist enveloping the stadium a night prior gave way to a clear...
Via Dodgers Insider
11 hours ago

22nd Annual Community Job Fair at Dodger Stadium March 25

Dodger Stadium is hosting the 22nd annual Community Job Fair on March 25, where more than 80 employers will be looking to fill nearly 4,800 jobs. The Dodgers have partnered with many prominent Los Angeles-based organizations and political offices, including the Employment Development Department, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Senator Kevin de Leon and Mayor Eric Garcetti,...
Via Dodgers Insider
20 hours ago

Dodgers Starting Rotation: How Can Alex Wood Secure a 25-Man Roster Spot?

On Tuesday, just moments after we began a pessimistic discussion about the state of the Dodgers prospective rotation, lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu took the bump against the Brewers and fired four solid innings of one-hit, shutout ball, making a clear argument for himself to be considered among the starting pitching crew when Opening Day rolls around on April 3. This is fantastic news for...
Via ThinkBluePC
22 hours ago

Ryu makes another strong bid to join rotation

Hyun-Jin Ryu is forcing Dodgers management to consider him for the season-opening rotation.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Dodgers send five more to minor league camp

Eibner optioned, Verdugo among four reassigned The Dodgers continued trimming the numbers of players at big-league camp following their Tuesday matchup against the Brewers at Camelbach Ranch. Outfielder Brett Eibner was optioned, while infielder/outfielder Darnell Sweeney, infielders José Miguel Fernández and Willie Calhoun and outfielder Alex Verdugo were reassigned to minor league camp...
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Ryu blanks Crew for four; Turner homers

Hyun-Jin Ryu fired four scoreless innings and singled in a run for the Dodgers, but Milwaukee catcher Manny Pina slugged a three-run homer in a 5-4 Brewers win Tuesday at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

Who stands to benefit from Andre Ethier’s back injury?

Andre Ethier hasn’t played since Saturday and had been scratched on a couple of occasions recently. Now, we know why. MRI showed mild herniation of a disc for Andre Ethier. Down 7-10 days after Monday epidural — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 21, 2017 Earlier this month, it was his hip that was bothering him. It caused him to …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Seager feeling no pain in strained oblique

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager returned to Minor League game action Tuesday and said he felt no discomfort from the strained oblique that has sidelined him since March 4.
Via Dodgers.com
1 day ago

All of a Sudden, the Dodgers Starting Rotation Doesn’t Seem So Deep

For many fans of the Dodgers, it’s beginning to become an annual occurrence — overwhelming optimism about a stacked rotation in the winter, eventually turning into genuine concern about the prospective starting pitching crew as Opening Day draws near. What was once a highly talented staff extending to the rafters at Triple-A Oklahoma City now has a few gray areas even at the...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 days ago

Chris Taylor, not Enrique Hernandez, should break camp with the Dodgers

One of the more interesting spring training battles is between super utility player Enrique Hernandez and infielder Chris Taylor. Outside of Charlie Culberson (not on the 40-man) and maybe Logan Forsythe (in a pinch), the Dodgers don’t have a surefire backup shortstop. Hernandez was in my initial opening day roster projection from two weeks ago. “Hernandez would …
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago

Dodgers Cactus League Notes: Kershaw, Ethier, Seager, Urías, Buehler & More

The countdown is on — just two weeks until the Dodgers open up the season against the San Diego Padres. Clayton Kershaw will be the starter that day, but on his last start he looked less than Kershaw-like. Kersh allowed three home runs, four runs total on six hits in five innings. He also had eight strikeouts and two walks. “Not the best outcome tonight, but a good workday and...
Via ThinkBluePC
3 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez criticizes WBC organizers over Mexico elimination

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Adrian Gonzalez had some harsh words for organizers of the World Baseball Classic. ''They're trying to become the World Cup, but they're not even close to being the Little League World Series,'' the Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman said Wednesday. Gonzalez's Mexican team beat Venezuela 11-9 Sunday in Guadalajara, leaving both teams tied with Italy for second...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Kenley Jansen will pitch for Netherlands in WBC

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kenley Jansen is ready to help the Netherlands. The Los Angeles Dodgers closer said Wednesday he will join the Netherlands at the World Baseball Classic in time for Monday's championship round opener. Jansen, an All-Star in 2016 who finished the year with a career high 47 saves, chose not to compete with the team in first- and second-round pool play in Asia...
Via Associated Press
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez sounds off on WBC tiebreaker controversy

Venezuela is set to take on Italy in a one-game tiebreaker on Monday to determine which team will advance to the next round of the World Baseball Classic, but Mexico is trying to change that.After Mexico defeated Venezuela 11-9 early Monday morning, it was initially believed that Mexico would be the team facing Italy for the tiebreaker. However, the tiebreaker between Venezuela and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AT&T and Justice close to settlement on Dodgers case, but DirecTV still won’t pick up SportsNet LA

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Justice Department and AT&T are talking settlement on a case that alleged DirecTV colluded to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers’ network off the major pay TV providers in Southern California. But the kicker is that the end result will not require DirecTV to pick up Spectrum SportsNet LA. The latest ...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig snaps at 'stupid' question about diminished role

Once one of the biggest up-and-coming stars in MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has taken a backseat since last season. In Phoenix, Ariz. for spring training, Puig was asked how he feels about this shift, and he didn’t exactly respond with grace. The previously carefree cadence of his speech was replaced by something angrier, as the former All-Star outfielder said...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner led a $100 million investment in DraftKings

Fresh off agreeing to a merger with archrival Fan Duel (which has yet to b , DraftKings has some heavy investment coming. According to Bloomberg reporter Scott Soshnick, the daily fantasy company has received more than $100 million in investment from a group led by Los Angeles Dodgers part owner Todd Boehly’s firm Eldridge Industries LLC. This is DraftKings’ first round of...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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