Tag Archives: Alex Castellanos

Arbitration estimates for 7 Dodgers shows the team has a few difficult decisions to make

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The Dodgers have seven players who are arbitration eligible this off-season, and Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors completed all his arbitration estimates yesterday, which highlighted the fact that the Dodgers have a bunch of decisions to make. Swartz has generally been spot on in his estimates of money, but cost isn’t what’s important to the Dodgers. Sure, to an ... Read More »

Dodgers trade Alex Castellanos to Red Sox for Jeremy Hazelbaker because … I don’t know

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The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Red Sox for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash. Castellanos was designated recently to clear room for Mike Baxter from the Mets. This deal was done for the money, right? Of course, all that salary relief was essential for the Dodgers. But seriously, who is Jeremy Hazelbaker? Well, SoxProspects.com gave him this evaluation: ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero to the Dodgers now official, Peter Moylan DFA

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The Dodgers made the signing of Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero official just moments ago, and to clear room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Peter Moylan was designated. Guerrero was said to have agreed to a 4-year/$28 million contract just yesterday, but it was reasonable to remain skeptical given his history of rumored agreements with the team. All the relevant information ... Read More »

Dodgers September roster expansion probabilities: Van Slyke, Withrow, Butera, and friends

Tomorrow is the day the Dodgers have been awaiting for a month now: the day rosters expand. The bullpen doesn’t currently consist of Brian Wilson, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, and Edinson Volquez because they’re the best the organization has, but rather because they have upside and the team wants another month to evaluate them for the postseason roster and 2014. ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of July 1 & 8 – Castle, Buss, Red, De La Cruz

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A lost couple of weeks due to actually seeing games in person. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-4 & 5-1) Player Of The Week – 7/1 Alex Castellanos – OF .350/.500/.700/1.200, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 2B, 4 R, 6 BB, 4 K Castellanos is festering in Triple-A, but he’s also taking advantage of the Pacific Coast League‘s friendly environment. He ... Read More »

Making Moves: Capuano returns, as does Herrera + 2013 draft signings

Chris Capuano was activated from the disabled list, with Alex Castellanos heading to AAA. The Dodgers activated Chris Capuano from the disabled list in between games on Wednesday’s doubleheader with the Yankees, as the left-hander will start Game 2. To make room, the Dodgers optioned Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque. Some stability at the back of the rotation would be ... Read More »

Making Moves: Closer change + Castellanos, Withrow debut + two promoted, two released

Don Mattingly has named Kenley Jansen closer following Brandon League being Brandon League and imploding in a save situation yet again. When asked how he would get the ball to Jansen, Donnie Baseball said something you’d prefer your manager to not say publicly: With Jansen closing, how will Dodgers get the ball to the 9th inning? Mattingly: “That’s a great ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley two weeks away, Elbert ready soon, Seager hits the DL

Hanley Ramirez‘s rehab is going well, but the team isn’t keen on rushing him, so he’s still two weeks away. Hanley Ramirez tested his hamstring running in the outfield, and Mattingly said the shortstop continues to make progress, although he is still probably two weeks away from playing. As was the case the first time he came back from injury, ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke throwing from 90 feet, Lilly is old and busted, Castellanos hurt at AAA

Zack Greinke is throwing from 90 feet in his recovery effort from a broken collarbone. The Dodgers have been encouraged by Zack Greinke’s recovery from a broken left collarbone, and the right-hander is already throwing less than three weeks removed from surgery. Greinke threw from 90 feet before Monday’s game against the Rockies. He had surgery on April 13 and ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 15 – Magill, Pederson, Lee, Seager, Cotton

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Pitching was the story for the Dodgers farm system this week, but one positional prospect stood out and was recognized for his great offensive performance. It’s nice to see youngsters take advantage of their given opportunities. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-4) Player Of The Week Alex Castellanos – OF .417/.417/.667/1.084, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 0 BB, ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 Opening Day roster appears set after team cuts 8

The Dodgers announced the cuts of eight players yesterday, moves that essentially set the Opening Day roster for the team. The club reassigned right-handers Kevin Gregg and Peter Moylan, utility man Alfredo Amezaga and catcher Matt Wallach to Minor League camp. In addition, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Alex Castellanos, right-hander Stephen Fife, utility man Elian Herrera and right-hander Josh Wall ... Read More »

ZiPS projects the 2013 Dodgers: Good but not great

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The 2013 projection for the Dodgers from Dan Szymborski‘s ZiPS system was released last week, and given that it’s probably my favorite forecasting tool, it’s worth a look to see how the team fared. Forecasting is not a complete science, obviously, and I’ll address some of the potential pitfalls as we go along, but it’s better to use objective tools ... Read More »