Takumi Numata signing by Dodgers now in doubt + profile of him with video

TakumiNumata

The Dodgers signed 19-year-old Japanese pitcher Takumi Numata last week, which was seen as a bit odd because he was an unknown in Japan. Unknown. Pitched for minor indsutrial league team, fast ball 92-93. RT @truebluela: The Dodgers signed a 19-year-old Japanese RHP — Japanese Baseball (@npbbaseball) September 17, 2013 Nevertheless, the deal was considered done and he would report ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley & Kemp return, Puig injury worry, Billingsley feels like new

HanleyRamirezBat

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 »

Alexander Guerrero signed with Scott Boras and is up for grabs again, according to report

AlexanderGuerrero

Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero has signed with Scott Boras and will open up bidding to all 30 teams, according to a report by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. The report appears to once again throw a wrench into the Dodgers’ plans to sign Guerrero. If you recall, the Dodgers first appeared ready to ink Guerrero to a 7-year/$32 million contract back ... Read More »

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

HanleyRamirezISeeYou

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

KyleFarmer

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

MattKempWat

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 »

Dodgers close in on Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero for ~$30 million + his future projection

AlexanderGuerrero

The Dodgers are close to signing 26-year-old Cuban shortstop/second baseman Alexander Guerrero, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com and Peter Gammons of Gammons Daily. Sanchez puts the deal at 5 years/$32 million, while Gammons says the deal is for $30 million. Sanchez also adds that the deal is not yet final but is near completion. “@AlexRod018: @truebluela @JesseSanchezMLB Is this ... Read More »

Juan Uribe, 2013 Gold Glove winner?

During yesterday’s game against the Diamondbacks, Ben Badler of Baseball America commented about the defense of Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe. Juan Uribe doesn't get enough credit for his defense. Legitimate gold glove candidate. — Ben Badler (@BenBadler) September 10, 2013 My NL gold glove at third base would go to Nolan Arenado or Uribe. Would bet it ends up ... Read More »

5 Dodgers minor leaguers voted as league All-Stars by peers, led by Joc Pederson

JocPedersonHitting

Five Dodgers minor-league players were voted as All-Stars for their respective leagues, according to a poll conducted by Baseball America. The main prospects on the list were one of the system’s top prospects in Joc Pederson and one of the system’s up-and-coming prospects in Jacob Scavuzzo. —– In AAA, Nick Buss of the Albuquerque Isotopes made the outfield for the ... Read More »

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 »