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Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Alexander Guerrero concern, Chris Reed

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Our latest installment covers the last two weeks or so of Winter League action, including perhaps reason to worry about Alexander Guerrero‘s readiness. The lack of updates goes hand-in-hand with the lack of relevant prospects still playing. —— Dominican Winter League Alexander Guerrero – 2B Guerrero has reached safely in just six of his last 22 plate appearances with a ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Guerrero returns, Cruz leaves + Dominguez, Reed, Romak

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In minor news, Luis Cruz signed a deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines for $750,000 and will be headed to Japan for 2014. Sort of surprising since he looked impressively bad in 2013. —– Dominican Winter League Alexander Guerrero – 2B Guerrero returned from his thigh injury Monday to play in his first game since Nov. 12. He went 1-4 ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Reed, Magill + Guerrero’s status + Pederson & Gordon done

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The Arizona Fall League and Australian Baseball League have wrapped up, while Alexander Guerrero has still not returned from his thigh/hamstring injury. He is close to returning, but time is running out. Winter is coming … to an end. —– Dominican Winter League Dee Gordon – CF Gordon’s time in the DWL has come to an end, as he last ... Read More »

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

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Alexander Guerrero injured his thigh during Dominican Winter League play, and the Dodgers have made it clear they don’t want him playing unless he’s 100%. Guerrero’s DWL trainers have cleared him to play, according to Guerrero himself. Clearly a conservative, smart move by the club to protect their newest investment. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Corey was ... Read More »

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

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Alexander Guerrero made his Winter League debut in the Dominican Winter League. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Corey played in just two games this past week but did hit an eight-inning, game-tying grand slam in the first of those two contests (a game the Glendale Desert Dogs would win in the ninth inning). Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Chris ... Read More »

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 »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley wants back in, Kemp on the cusp, Ethier hobbled, Capuano setback

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Hanley Ramirez left Thursday’s game with tightness in his left hamstring. It’s the same injury that felled HanRam earlier this year. Ramirez left the game after six innings for what the Dodgers called precautionary reasons with mild tightness in his left hamstring, the same injury that sidelined the shortstop for 28 games on the disabled list in May and June. ... 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 »