Around The Web: Kenley’s perfect game, Greinke’s pitch selection, Puig’s adjustments

True Blue LA: Kenley Jansen threw a perfect game and nobody noticed. Los Angeles Times: Yasiel Puig is now without his handler, Tim Bravo. —– Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Zack Greinke scrapped his best pitch and he’s still getting outs. Baseball Prospectus: Yasiel Puig has adjusted to the league’s adjustments. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Lindsey Caughel scouting report. —– Sports On ... 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 »

What should we expect to get from Brian Wilson?

Reliever Brian Wilson is already with the Dodgers in Philadelphia, and it’s widely expected that he’ll be activated as soon as today, so it’s worth taking a look at what fans should realistically expect from him going forward. In four rehab appearances between A+ and AAA, Wilson has pitched four and a third innings, struck out three, walked none, and ... 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 »

Where do Yasiel Puig & Hyun Jin Ryu stand in the 2013 Rookie Of The Year chase?

After yesterday’s seven-inning, no-run (earned, at least) gem against the Cardinals dropped Hyun Jin Ryu‘s ERA below 3.00, it got me thinking about Don Mattingly‘s recent comments that he was underrated in the Rookie Of The Year chase. As far as Ryu’s rookie-of-the-year candidacy, it has the backing of Manager Don Mattingly. “I think he should be considered,” Mattingly said. ... Read More »

Kershaw, Ryu, Puig headline Dodgers representation in Baseball America’s ‘Best Tools’ poll

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Baseball America recently polled managers from the MLB to A-ball, asking them to name the top players in their league in various categories. Players in the Dodgers organization were named 10 times throughout the poll, which actually is a bit disappointing, all things considered. —– At the highest level, Dodgers players were named six times by big-league managers, led by ... Read More »