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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw set to start Minor League rehab assignment on Friday

The Los Angeles Dodgers got shutout by Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies last night by the score of 7-0. Even with the loss, the Dodgers are 12-8 and first place in the National League West. The start is more impressive when considering the fact that ace Clayton Kershaw has only made one start so far due to injury. But Kershaw has been progressing in his rehab and is scheduled...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw on track to begin a rehab assignment Friday

2013 National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw threw 51 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday at Dodger Stadium as he continues to make his way back from a strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back. And he’s nearly ready to make his return to game action. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kershaw is scheduled to throw another bullpen session tomorrow.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ SS prospect Erisbel Arruebarrena makes professional debut

Quietly, the Dodgers’ latest big-money international signing — Erisbel Arruebarrena — made his professional debut over the weekend, and he didn’t look half-bad. I caught a few of his plate appearances and a play in the field on MiLB.tv. Admittedly, I haven’t been able to watch all the video of his debut and second game yet, but I’ll just give my observations of what I...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, April 22

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Let’s not waste any time. As if Hyun-Jin Ryu wasn’t a good enough matchup already at home against Philadelphia — atmospheric data provided by BaseballVMI.com indicates the Phillies could see some offensive struggles adjusting from Colorado to Los Angeles. The thin mountain air in Colorado causes pitches to move less, so as the Phillies adjust to sea...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson and Pitching Inside

On Saturday, Brian Wilson had a very frustrating outing. He faced five batters, walked one, struck out one, and allowed two hits. He allowed one run (and allowed an inherited runner to score), but Kenley Jansen was able to close out the game in the ninth and sealed the Dodger victory. It took Wilson 23 pitches to finish the inning, and just 11 of them were strikes. It seemed like...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs drop series finale to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday. Puig flipped his bat after connecting to cap a four-run sixth inning. His second homer of the season came after a two-out intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez. Dodgers starter Josh Beckett pitched five innings of one...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 4, D’Backs 1: Puig and Some Other Stuff

After sitting out yesterday, Yasiel Puig certainly made up for it today. Everything that Dodger fans love about him was on display. In the second inning, it looked like Miguel Montero had a sure double off of Beckett, but, well, this happened (GIF via Chad): GIF link The game stayed quiet until the sixth. Dee Gordon singled, then Carl Crawford tripled. After Hanley Ramirez popped...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw could return to Dodgers rotation in early May

Clayton Kershaw, who has only made one appearance this season which came in the season opener in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be rejoining the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ rotation soon.The two-time National League Cy Young award winner will begin this week a minor league rehab assignment though there’s no official return date for the lefty, who suffered a strained...
Via The MLB Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws all out in simulated game, rehab next

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw 50 pitches in a simulated game on Sunday morning, saying that he used every ounce of effort he could. MLB.com's Ken Grunick reported that Kershaw threw three innings against teammates Drew Butera and Chone Figgins with A.J. Ellis catching. Kershaw reported no issues or ill effects.Ellis stated that Kershaw threw all of his pitches...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Chris Withrow throws wild pitch on intentional walk (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris Withrow gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning of Friday night's game at Dodger Stadium against Arizona with a wild pitch...on an intentional walk.In the top of the ninth with one out and a Diamondbacks pinch runner Tony Campana on third, Withrow had a 2-0 count on Martin Prado when the decision was...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Fans Screwed By TV Deal

Dodgers fans continue to be screwed by the team and the bogus TV deal that keeps millions of fans from watching their beloved boys in blue.  How many hundreds of millions do sports execs have to make before they are full? The problem in case you haven’t heard is that the Dodgers have created their own network with Time Warner as the point man to sell the package to locate cable...
Via Sports Blog Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Must See Replay That Could Only Happen To Yasiel Puig

For nearly a year Yasiel Puig has received more media attention on a national scale than just about anybody in baseball. On Thursday afternoon the flashy right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers displayed both the recklessness that has earned the attention and the talent that makes him so exciting to watch. Within a span of a few pitches, Puig dropped a fly ball, forced a runner...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yasiel Puig receiving death threats from smugglers

The latest report involving the Dodgers star right-fielder may be the most disturbing yet, and it sounds like something out of an Oliver Stone screenplay. USA Today is reporting that Yasiel Puig has been receiving recent threats on his life. The tale is being told by a Cuban boxer, Yunior Despaigne, who claims he defected Cuba with Puig and is fearful for his own safety, after...
Via BlackSportsOnline
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig flies out to right, pimps it like a home run

Yasiel Puig may be the new version of Manny Being Manny. This dude gave us yet another unforgettable moment on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants were in extra innings at AT&T Park and Puig was batting with one out, Hanley Ramirez on second, and the game tied at 2. Puig […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-jin Ryu Hits Yasiel Puig In The Head With Bat…..On Purpose

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was the recipient of a simple but valuable life lesson courtesy of pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu. The Japanese hurler demonstrated to the flamboyant Puig that he would not shy away from using a bat as self defense in future playful attacks. Plain and simple, class dismissed! The post Hyun-jin Ryu Hits Yasiel Puig In The Head With Bat…..On Purpose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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