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Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Magill, Gordon, Alexander Guerrero

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The big news is that the newest Dodger, Alexander Guerrero, will be playing in the Dominican Winter League. Dee Gordon will join him in the DWL, but as a center fielder and not a shortstop. The Puerto Rican Winter League and Australian Baseball League have also been added to the DOTF Winter League updates. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley sticking to plan, Puig x-rays negative, Ethier taking it down to the wire

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The Dodgers will continue to stick to the Hanley Ramirez Injury Mandate as the season winds down. The Dodgers are sticking to their plan of resting Hanley Ramirez in the final two weeks of the regular season, in hopes of having him ready to play every day in the playoffs. Ramirez is out of the lineup Friday night against the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Onelki, Tolleson, Yimi, Thomas to AFL + Kemp getting healthy, Kershaw getting rest

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The Dodgers pushed back Clayton Kershaw‘s most recent start to give him three extra days of rest as the regular season winds down. The Dodgers will give ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw three extra days of rest and start rookie Stephen Fife on Wednesday night against the D-backs. Kershaw will instead start Saturday in San Diego. The club believes Kershaw, who ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley & Kemp return, Puig injury worry, Billingsley feels like new

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Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activities. The shortstop hit off a tee and did fielding exercises on Monday for the first time since he last played Thursday. He was back in the starting lineup yesterday and looked like his normal self, going 1-2 with 3 BB. His health will be instrumental in how far the Dodgers go in the postseason. ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week of September 2 – Everybody’s Done But The Raptors Edition

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The Dodgers‘ minor-league teams have officially wrapped up, as the Ogden Raptors finished off their Pioneer League campaign. Ogden missed the postseason for the first time since 2007. —– Ogden Raptors (2-5) Player Of The Week – 9/2 Kyle Farmer – C/DH .450/.476/.650/1.126, 5 RBI, 1 Run, 4 2B, 0 BB, 2 K There were a couple of guys with ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp’s crawl toward recovery, Ryu says he’s ready, Capuano is fine

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Matt Kemp re-injured his hamstring during his rehab stint and his return timetable has been pushed back, with some reporting that he’s out indefinitely. The planned comeback of Matt Kemp has taken a turn for the worse, as the Dodgers center fielder felt tightness in his right hamstring, the team announced Friday. While the Dodgers announced Kemp’s rehab would be ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp to return when he can get a hit + Puig hobbled by knee but not major

Matt Kemp will continue his rehab in Arizona, participating in simulated games as he looks to get back the timing he had in the 11 games prior to injuring his ankle. Matt Kemp struggled mightily on his minor league rehab assignment in five games with Class-A Rancho Cuamonga, but now that the Quakes’ regular season has ended Kemp will not ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 26 – Urias, Stripling, Jacobs, Baldwin, Law, Arano

With the regular season ending for all affiliates aside from Ogden, Monday’s games are included in this week’s recap. Also of note is that the Dodgers have shut down Julio Urias, who hit his strict innings limit, even though Great Lakes made the playoffs. It’s a smart move, of course. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (5-3) Player Of The Week – ... Read More »

Making Moves: Butera, Fife, Moylan, SVS, Dee called up + trades + MILB updates

The Dodgers acquired Michael Young and cash from the Phillies in exchange for minor-league lefty Rob Rasmussen. The Dodgers on Saturday night have reportedly made a move, acquiring infielder Michael Young from the Phillies, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The trade comes just before the 9 p.m. PT deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason. Eric Stephen ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 19 – Van Slyke, Songco, Reed, Caughel, Bird, Araujo

I attended the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on August 22. For a recap with some pictures and videos of both Corey Seager and Lindsey Caughel, and autographs from those two that I picked up, head over here. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-3) Player Of The Week – 8/19 Scott Van Slyke – 1B/OF .462/.696/.769/1.465, 6 RBI, 8 Runs, 1 3B, ... Read More »

Making Moves: Seager, 3 others confirmed to AFL + teenagers Gooding & Barrios signed

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SS Corey Seager, OF Brian Cavazos Galvez, C Pratt Maynard, and C Chris O’Brien are the four Dodgers prospects confirmed to be headed to the Arizona Fall League in 2013. In addition, four pitchers will likely be sent to the AFL, and they’ll be named at a later date. Seager, likely the Dodgers top prospect, headlines the quartet, as O’Brien, ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp close to playing, Beckett to begin throwing, Tolleson suffers setback

Matt Kemp has increased the intensity of his running as he continues to work his way back from a serious ankle injury. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp began taking slight turns while jogging in the outfield, but even manager Don Mattingly concedes Kemp isn’t likely to return before rosters expand Sept. 1. “We thought he’d have a chance before September, but ... Read More »