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Making Moves: The Sanchez era begins + two loaned, one released in minors

The Dodgers signed former Giants and Royals lefty Jonathan Sanchez to a minor-league deal, sending him to the Albuquerque Isotopes. 2:17pm: The Dodgers will sign Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league deal, according to Pedro Gomez of ESPN (on Twitter). The contract is pending a physical, and Sanchez is likely to report to Triple-A Albquerque. Sanchez is represented by the ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke’s comeback, A-Gon feeling pain, Elbert almost ready

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Adrian Gonzalez and his neck strain still pose an issue for the Dodgers, as he can swing a bat without pain but can’t play the field or run without significant discomfort. If there was an opportunity for the Dodgers to unilaterally impose the designated hitter rule upon the National League, they just might do it. After all, their first baseman ... Read More »

Making Moves: Ellis/Hairston hit DL, Bills to 60-day, T-Fed/Van Slyke recalled, Stripling promoted

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Mark Ellis finally hit the 15-day DL, being placed on it Monday retroactive to April 27. The Dodgers activated Chris Capuano from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. It took the Dodgers about a week longer than it should have, but as expected Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right quad. ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke way ahead of schedule, A-Gon will play with pain + so many more hurt

Zack Greinke is ahead of schedule as he works his way back from his broken left collarbone. For the third time in six days, Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw a bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon before the Dodgers hosted the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The right-hander is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken collarbone. Greinke threw just ... Read More »

Making Moves: The Aaron Laffey era awaits, Dashenko Ricardo won’t pitch, Osiris Ramirez inked

Clayton Kershaw was placed on the Bereavement List but is expected to make his scheduled start Friday. By rule, Kershaw must miss a minimum of three games but a maximum of seven while on the bereavement list. There were no further details given, as the team called it a “personal issue” that Kershaw would address when he returns to the ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke throwing from 90 feet, Lilly is old and busted, Castellanos hurt at AAA

Zack Greinke is throwing from 90 feet in his recovery effort from a broken collarbone. The Dodgers have been encouraged by Zack Greinke’s recovery from a broken left collarbone, and the right-hander is already throwing less than three weeks removed from surgery. Greinke threw from 90 feet before Monday’s game against the Rockies. He had surgery on April 13 and ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley performs but injured again? + Ellis hoping to avoid DL, Capuano ready

Hanley Ramirez‘s rehab stint with Rancho Cucamonga has gone well, and he’s supposedly in line to return to The Show early this week. Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in his first of two scheduled rehab starts with the Quakes, as Rancho downed the visiting Lake Elsinore Storm, 8-3, at LoanMart Field on Saturday night. Ramirez led ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke starts throwing, Hanley rehab, Ellis MRI, Fife hurt because … why not?

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Stephen Fife is having shoulder problems, because why wouldn’t he with the way the injuries have been going for the Dodgers. Stephen Fife, who was scheduled to start Saturday night against the Brewers, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will make his major league debut in place ... Read More »

Making Moves: Ted Lilly returns to claim his throne + team signs 7, loans 3

Ted Lilly will make his first start of the season on Wednesday, replacing the injured Chris Capuano, who had replaced the injured Zack Greinke. Ted Lilly will start Wednesday night’s game against the Mets, manager Don Mattingly confirmed Friday. Lilly replaces the injured Chris Capuano, who previously replaced the injured Zack Greinke. “That’s our plan,” said Mattingly. “Obviously, he’s got ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley declares himself a miracle, Capuano MRI, Lilly ready, Crawford’s arm

Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activities, including hitting off of a tee and light toss. He plans to return earlier than the timetable originally given, but the Dodgers aren’t getting ahead of themselves. Ramirez told reporters Tuesday he would be back ‘way sooner’ than May 17, and that “everybody is going to be shocked” at how quickly he returns. Manager ... Read More »

Making Moves: The aftermath of a brawl + a wild Sean Burroughs appears!

The Zack Greinke/Carlos Quentin/Dodgers/Padres debacle led to a lot of discussion and a couple of suspensions/fines: one for Quentin and one for Jerry Hairston Jr. While Zack Greinke is expected to miss eight weeks after surgery to repair his broken left collarbone, Carlos Quentin of the Padres will miss eight games. Jerry Hairston, who ran toward the Padres dugout after ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke out 8 weeks, Hanley’s cast comes off, Jansen’s heart back to normal

Zack Greinke has a broken left collarbone because Carlos Quentin is an imbecile. The initial timetable is eight weeks following surgery, and Greinke has traveled back to LA to visit with team doctor Neal ElAttrache and go under the knife. A CT scan of the left clavicle showed that Greinke needs a rod placed to stabilize and align the fracture. ... Read More »