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Injury Roll Call: Kemp Needs Surgery, Kershaw Avoids It, Capuano & Treanor Suffer Injuries

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Matt Kemp will undergo arthroscopic surgery tomorrow on his injured left shoulder to fix his frayed labrum. The rehab period could be weeks or months, depending on the extent of the damage. I said it when it was revealed to be a serious injury, but the fact that the Dodgers didn’t shut him down was ludicrous. He – along with ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Victorino, M. Ellis, Cruz Dealing With Injuries + Billingsley Progresses In Rehab

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Mark Ellis missed two games due to an illness this week, and was replaced by Nick Punto in the lineup. That’s for in case you were wondering why Punto was ever in the lineup to begin with. Though to be fair, he did do well in his limited playing time. —– Shane Victorino was scratched from Wednesday’s game with recurring ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Dodgers Risk Kershaw, Hanley & Victorino Hurt, Billingsley & Lilly On The Mend

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Clayton Kershaw has an impingement of the right hip and threw off a mound on Friday prior to making the start Sunday. I’ve made my feelings on the topic known before: they should shut him down. Don Mattingly, via Dylan Hernandez, said: “The last thing I want to be involved with is pitching Clayton Kershaw hurt. If I knew something ... Read More »

Making Moves: Mattingly & Colletti Return + Gordon, Fife, Herrera Called On To Contribute

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Chad delved into it further here, but the Dodgers have retained the services of Ned Colletti with a multi-year extension. They have also let it be known that Don Mattingly won’t be going anywhere. Mattingly I can live with (but please, for the love of every God ever worshiped, stop bunting, especially with A.J. Ellis), though my preference has always ... Read More »

Making Moves: Paco Is First 2012 Draftee To Debut + Castellanos, Wall, Abreu Called Up

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Paco Rodriguez, the lefty reliever out of University Of Florida and the Dodgers‘ second round pick in 2012, was recalled to replace the injured Chad Billingsley, who found himself on the 60-day DL with his elbow injury that may require offseason surgery. Rodriguez becomes the first 2012 draftee to debut in The Show. He’ll help out with lefty reliever depth ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kershaw, Jansen, Billingsley, Choate, Kennedy, Guerra, Hairston, Withrow

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Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his last start due to a hip injury, for which he received a cortisone shot. His start was taken by Joe Blanton. Clayton hopes to return and start on Tuesday. —– Kenley Jansen, barring any unforeseen setback, will pitch again this season before undergoing offseason surgery on his heart. He won’t pitch within the next ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp, Jansen, Billingsley, Elbert, Guerrier, Gordon, Minors

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Matt Kemp left Tuesday’s game in Colorado after smashing into the center field wall, somehow managing to stay in, and soon thereafter diving for a ball and landing awkwardly. If you’re so inclined, GIFs of the collision can be seen here. Tests revealed no concussion or concussion symptoms, and Matt walked away from the incident with nothing more than a ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 20th – Van Slyke, Lee, Campbell, Valdez, Bird

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It was a decidedly mediocre week for the Dodgers minor-league system with some standout performances. The Isotopes, Lookouts, and Arizona League Dodgers are on the verge of making the playoffs, while the Quakes are trying to nail down the wild card spot in the California League. The Raptors scored the most runs this week with 69, and the Lookouts pitching, ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley, Victorino, Lilly, Puig, Guerrier, Hairston, Hawksworth, Minors

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Chad Billingsley is back on the 15-day DL for the second time this season, and once again it’s due to right elbow soreness. Bills had an MRI that revealed inflammation and will have further tests once the inflammation has subsided. Chad left his last start early after feeling something in the elbow on a pitch. He had been on quite ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 6th – Ely, Lee, Pederson, Puig, Seager

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The Arizona League Dodgers were the big winners this week by going 6-1. They also scored the most runs this week at 50. The Lookouts continued to struggle offensively. Their pitching has been good (24 runs allowed in seven games), but the hitting has nearly disappeared. The Dominican Summer League Dodgers actually allowed the fewest runs at 23. Joc Pederson ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Weeks Of July 23rd & July 30th – Sands, Magill, Santiago, Seager, Puig

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Man, I’m never going two weeks between these posts again. Anyway, most of the Dodger minor-league affiliates were mediocre the last two weeks. The Ogden Raptors scored the most runs this week with 83, thanks to Jeremy Rathjen,¬†Corey Seager and Eric Smith. They also gave up the most runs this week at 94. —– Albuquerque Isotopes (7-8) Runs Scored: 81 ... Read More »