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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 »

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 »