Making Moves: Mattingly & Colletti Return + Gordon, Fife, Herrera Called On To Contribute

Chad delved into it further here, but the Dodgers have retained the services of Ned Colletti with a multi-year extension. They have also let it be known that Don Mattingly won’t be going anywhere.

Mattingly I can live with (but please, for the love of every God ever worshiped, stop bunting, especially with A.J. Ellis), though my preference has always been Tim Wallach. My feelings on Colletti are well-known by now.



Dee Gordon was reinstated from the 60-day DL after a rehab stint with the Albuquerque Isotopes following a torn ligament in his thumb that felled him for over 50 games. He’ll take over Adam Kennedy‘s spot on the 40-man roster, as Kennedy was placed on the 60-day DL with a groin strain.

Gordon’s playing time will almost certainly be relegated to a pinch-running role barring injury to an infielder.


Elian Herrera was recalled from the ‘Topes. He’ll take over Kennedy’s role of being, well, a bench piece we all dread to see play.


Stephen Fife was also brought back up from AAA for his second stint with the big league club. He’ll add depth to the pen and could end up permanently replacing Clayton Kershaw in the rotation if Kershaw’s injury is serious.

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