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Injury Roll Call: Kemp slowly improving, A.J. should be fine, Tolleson/Dominguez on the mend

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Hanley Ramirez returned on Wednesday from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the lineup for over a week. Ramirez jammed his shoulder against the Cubs on Aug. 4, and has been limited to one pinch hitting opportunity in the past nine games. He struck out. Nick Punto (six starts) and Dee Gordon (three games) did admirable work filling ... Read More »

Making Moves: Sulbaran dealt, Onelki promoted, 1 demoted, 1 outrighted, 1 released, 2 signed

The Dodgers completed the Drew Butera trade, sending 19-year-old southpaw Miguel Sulbaran to Minnesota. Chad gave info on Sulbaran and thoughts on the trade here. Personally, I think it’s a complete win for the Twins and another terrible Ned Colletti trade. —– John Baker was outrighted from the 40-man roster, which opens up a spot, so the current count sits ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Weeks Of July 29 & August 5 – Seager, Lee, Windle, Magill, Bird, Scavuzzo

The big news this week is the promotion of top prospect Corey Seager from Low-A Great Lakes to High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Seager absolutely killed Low-A pitching, hitting .309/.389/.529/.918 with a .410 wOBA and 153 wRC+. He did that as a 19-year-old. The sky’s the limit. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-5 & 3-3) Player Of The Week – 7/29 Scott Van ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley & Kemp crawl towards recovery, A-Gon’s fine, minors injuries

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Hanley Ramirez is likely to avoid the DL, according to Don Mattingly, but recovery is coming along slowly. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Hanley Ramirez is likely to avoid a stint on the disabled list as he recovers from the jammed right shoulder he suffered Saturday. Ramirez was expected to resume some baseball activity — likely hitting off ... Read More »

Making Moves: Bye Ted Lilly, Corey Seager promoted, Tyger Pederson signs, injury moves

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Ted Lilly was designated for assignment. The Dodgers released pitcher Ted Lilly, who had been designated for assignment on July 25, one day after coming off the disabled list. He’ll now be giving up homers on the free-agent list. Yes, that was $33 million for about 1.9 WAR. —– Stephen Fife made his return, as he was activated from the ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Get well soon to Hanley, Puig hurts outfield grass, Kemp limps toward recovery

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Hanley Ramirez injured his right shoulder as he fell into the stands at Wrigley Field on Sunday. Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez appeared to hurt his right shoulder as he went into the stands making a catch in the seventh inning on Sunday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Ramirez, the Dodgers’ best hitter this season and in many ways the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Deadline deal, Wilson & Felix signed, Ozoria & Taylor promoted

The Dodgers signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson to a guaranteed major-league contract. Former Giants closer Brian Wilson has reportedly chosen to sign with the Dodgers, per reports from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Jim Bowden of ESPN, Bob Nightengale of USA Today and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Nightengale says the deal is only through the 2013 season. Jerry ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp is out until forever, Crawford returns, Gwynn Jr. off DL, Griggs to DL

Matt Kemp‘s second home the last couple of seasons has been the disabled list, and he finds himself back on it again with the ankle injury he suffered in his first game back from the 15-day following his shoulder injury. Despite initial reports to the contrary, the Dodgers on Wednesday finally decided to place center fielder Matt Kemp on the ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Weeks Of July 15 & 22 – Pederson, Windle, Trinkwon, Gould, Curletta

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Sorry, no Julio Urias this week, as the ridiculously young hurler didn’t go beyond two innings in either of his starts. The southpaw hasn’t exceeded two innings since early July. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-3 & 4-3) Player Of The Week – 7/15 It was a short week for the Topes with the Triple-A All-Star Game eating into the week. ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: The Bison is snake-bitten while Crawford & Puig return + minor-league updates

Matt Kemp was activated from the disabled list after a bout with irritation in the AC joint of his reconstructed left shoulder. Scott Van Slyke headed back to AAA to make room for Mattycakes. Kemp had a great day at the plate in his return, reaching base four times (homer, double, single, walk). However, he left the game in the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Lilly moves to pen, Skip suspended, DL moves + 2 promoted, 1 demoted, 1 cut

Ted Lilly, though he would prefer to start, asked to be moved to the pen as he attempts to return from injury. Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever. “Ideally, I’d like to be a starter and be effective in that ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp returns soon, Puig banged up, Crawford hobbled, Fife’s shoulder again

Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder. Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Matt Kemp’s shoulder looks okay after scare, Javy Guerra off DL in minors

Matt Kemp re-injured his left shoulder on a swing Friday. He was checked on, stayed in the game, walked that at-bat, took the field for half an inning, and then was finally removed for precautionary reasons. Kemp swung at a pitch from Matt Cain in the second inning then immediately gripped his left shoulder and made a long walk around ... Read More »