DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

‘For it’s one … two …’: Dodger pitchers and 2-strike counts

Note: This piece appears in this home stand’s edition of Dodger Insider magazine, and is being reposted here with permission, special thanks to Jon Weisman. See www.dodgers.com/insider for more official team content and to subscribe to Dodger Insider magazine. Getting ahead in the count has always been critical for pitchers. Based on league averages, the difference in pitching...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 hour ago

Hill proves to be worth the wait for Dodgers

Twenty-three days removed from his acquisition, 37 days since he last took the mound in a Major League game, and 47 days since he last faced a hitter in a game, Hill finally made that Dodger debut on Wednesday night. And nobody with the team was complaining.
Via Dodgers.com
3 hours ago

Junk Diver: Yasiel Puig

In 1939 Winston Churchill described Russia’s actions as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma…” The Dodgers could probably describe Yasiel Puig in a similar fashion. The outfielder has been a star on the field and a headache off of it. An MVP contender and a guy who seems over-matched. Oh, and he’s still just 25. Entering this season it was a priority of...
Via The Sports Post
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu Hopeful To Return In 2016

Among the 10 players who began the 2016 season on the disabled list, the Los Angeles Dodgers were counting on Brett...
Via Dodger Blue
9 hours ago

Jansen breaks another Dodgers record

Kenley Jansen is filling up the resume this season, from a first All-Star berth to the franchise save record to the latest milestone: tying Jim Brewer for the Dodgers' career record for strikeouts by a reliever.
Via Dodgers.com
10 hours ago

#VinTop20: No. 17, Mike Piazza, Giant-slayer

Between now and Vin Scully Appreciation Day on September 23, the Dodgers are revealing the results of the fan vote ranking Scully’s top 20 Dodger calls of all time, one at each home game. Here’s No. 17: Mike Piazza’s second homer in the 1993 season finale ends the Giants’ playoff hopes. — Jon Weisman
Via Dodgers Insider
10 hours ago

Stripling faces Giants for first time since hitless debut

Dodgers rookie Ross Stripling will face the Giants on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium for the first time since his historic MLB debut, with Trade Deadline acquisition Matt Moore making his fifth start for San Francisco. Los Angeles will be seeking a sweep in the series finale between the top two teams in the National League West.
Via Dodgers.com
10 hours ago

Dodgers find their thrill in Richard Joseph Hill

Sweetly, sometimes softly, Rich Hill mixed his pitches, his curveball surveying the scenic route, his fastball sufficiently startling. And a team starved for starting pitching suddenly has had two straight superb outings from left-handers. With six shutout innings, Hill duplicated the Sunday feat of Julio Urías — not to mention Hill’s only previous appearance at Dodger Stadium, […]
Via Dodgers Insider
11 hours ago

Final: Dodgers get six scoreless innings from Rich Hill, beat the Giants, 1-0

LOS ANGELES – Amazon Prime offers same-day delivery. The Dodgers had to be more patient. Twenty-three days after they traded three well-regarded prospects to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Josh Reddick and someone suited to fill the void at the...
Via The OC Register
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Pedro Baez turns to familiar face in quest to keep batters off balance

LOS ANGELES – When Juan Castro served as a roving assistant in the Dodgers’ front office, Pedro Baez was a young third baseman cutting his chops in the low minor leagues. As he canvassed the Dodgers’ farm system, Castro would occasionally cross...
Via The OC Register
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants @ Dodgers, August 24, 2016: Prepare The Hottest Of Takes

Oh man, if there ever was a game for all of the hottest of takes to collide, this is shaping up to be The One. It’s the Giants/Dodgers rivalry, it’s Johnny Cueto on the hill (#ShouldOf signed), it’s Rich Hill on the … hill (#MisterBlister), it’s Josh Reddick back in the lineup (#FreeYasielPuig), and the race for the NL West is close as hell. Peak mess potential here...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 hours ago

Rob Segedin Placed On Paternity List, Rich Hill Activated From DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Rob Segedin on the paternity list and reinstated rich hill from the 15-day disabled...
Via Dodger Blue
16 hours ago

Rich Hill activated, Rob Segedin on paternity leave

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Chase Utley, 2B Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrián González, 1B Yasmani Grandal, C Josh Reddick, RF Joc Pederson, CF Howie Kendrick, LF Rich Hill, P The moment has arrived for Rich Hill, who has officially been activated from the disabled list to start tonight for […]
Via Dodgers Insider
18 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw Negotiated Down Number Of Potential Rehab Starts

Anticipation over Clayton Kershaw's expected return continues to build as he checked off another box with Tuesday's...
Via Dodger Blue
21 hours ago

The Dodgers' Josh Reddick just suffered the season's most embarrassing injury

Josh Reddick is no stranger to injuries, but his latest setback is easily the most bizarre of all.Reddick hasn’t played since injuring a finger on his right hand when holding open a hotel room door Sunday night, the Los Angeles Times reports. Reddick was holding the door for room service when his finger got caught.“I’m at rock bottom now,” Reddick said. “But I will climb...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

DPD: Maeda/MadBum Headline; Others Look to Break Funk

It’s a pretty low-key baseball Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t found a handful of interesting pitching options to keep you satisfied. You’ll have to stay up late, however. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Danny Salazar (CLE) versus Oakland’s Sean Manaea For whatever reason, Salazar just wasn’t sharp in his return from elbow issues, and got the gate after...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Reddick injured his finger ordering room service

When it comes to odd baseball injuries — and there are many of them — this one certainly belongs at the top of the list. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Josh Reddick was out of the lineup for the team’s 18-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday so he could let his injured finger heal. And just how did the injury occur? When Reddick was ordering room service. Josh Reddick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All Right, Adrian Gonzalez Is Back

The Reds are bad, and the Dodgers just clobbered them. As a part of that clobbering, Adrian Gonzalez socked three dingers. Here, you can watch them all! Each is impressive in its own way, I suppose. They’re most impressive as a group. There was a time when Gonzalez’s power was absent. He hit three home runs in April. He hit three home runs, combined, in May and June. The fairly...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers 'trying to give away' Yasiel Puig

In a span of about two years, Yasiel Puig has gone from one of the most promising young prospects in baseball to a player no MLB team wants. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been “trying to give away” Puig but are not having any luck. Puig was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City earlier this month, and one team official told Cafardo he is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers in good shape despite Kershaw's absence

It's been nearly two months since Clayton Kershaw last took the mound for Los Angeles, and what's happened in his absence has been pretty encouraging for the Dodgers. Kershaw's last appearance came in a loss to Pittsburgh on June 26, and Los Angeles trailed San Francisco by eight games in the NL West following that game. Since then, the Dodgers are 27-19 without their ace - and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Good or Hot?

It is hard to believe that after all the trials the Los Angeles Dodgers have endured this season, the team somehow finds themselves atop the division. On June 26th, which was Clayton Kershaw’s last start, the Dodgers were 41-26 and eight games behind the San Francisco Giants who had the best record in the national league. Now at 68-55, the Dodgers are half a game in front of the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers recall OF Andrew Toles, option IF Chris Taylor

CINCINNATI (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled outfielder Andrew Toles from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned infielder Chris Taylor to Oklahoma City. The moves were made Sunday before Los Angeles' game in Cincinnati. Toles is in his second big league stint this season and is hitting .316 (12-for-38) with an RBI and a stolen base in 16 games with Los Angeles. The 24...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw feels ‘100 percent’ following bullpen session

The Los Angeles Dodgers have clawed their way near the top of the NL West, and now the good news continues to trickle in. Ace lefty Clayton Kershaw, who has been sidelined since late June with a herniated disc in his back, threw a bullpen session on Saturday and said that he feels “100 percent,” per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. Clayton Kershaw said he felt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers ace Kershaw rejoins team to continue comeback

CINCINNATI (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw missed his teammates so much that he flew from Los Angeles to Cincinnati just to work out with them. The injured left-hander threw on flat ground Friday before their game against the Reds, the last step before he throws off a mound in the bullpen for the first time in more than a month. Kershaw has been sidelined since June 26 with...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers expect Hyun-Jin Ryu to miss the rest of the season

Hyun-Jin Ryu has thrown only 4.2 innings this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to manager Dave Roberts, that will be it. Dave Roberts does not expect Hyun-Jin Ryu to pitch again this season. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 18, 2016 This is another step in the wrong direction for a pitcher who once looked like one of baseball’s more promising arms...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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