Tag Archives: Don Mattingly

Aaron Harang starting on short rest probably seems like a bad idea because it is

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Aaron Harang will likely start Sunday’s game against the Reds on short rest, according to Don Mattingly. It could be bad. That leaves Sunday’s slot open, and one day after saying right-hander John Ely — who has made only two appearances in the Major Leagues this season, both in relief — could start, Mattingly said right-hander Aaron Harang likely will ... Read More »

Clayton Kershaw trying to throw without using his hips sounds like a swell idea … no it doesn’t

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got a second opinion on his hip today, which revealed nothing new from the doctor, but we did get a few tidbits dropped on the situation by other people. Clayton Kershaw was examined Tuesday by a hip specialist, who said the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner can continue to pitch without risking further damage ... 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 »

Don Mattingly Will Be Back In 2013 … And Ned Colletti Will Be As Well

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Both Ned Colletti and Don Mattingly will return to the Dodgers in 2013. Colletti’s extension is according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, though no details have been released yet. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and the team have a new deal to keep Colletti in the role he’s held since late 2005, CBSSports.com has learned. Colletti’s contract called for mutual ... Read More »

Want Don Mattingly gone? Well you probably aren’t going to get your wish…

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Don Mattingly will “likely” be retained by the Dodgers no matter how they finish the season, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. How about Sciosica to the Dodgers, Don Mattingly to the Yankees? Fun to think about, but extremely unlikely. The Dodgers are negotiating a contract extension with GM Ned Colletti and likely will do the same with Mattingly ... 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 »

“If prospects weren’t prospects we wouldn’t need to call them prospects!” – Don Mattingly

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The quote found in the title basically sums up Don Mattingly‘s logic when he was asked about Andre Ethier‘s struggles against lefties, as reported by Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. Part of the struggles for Ethier have been against left-handed pitchers, against whom Ethier is hitting .218/.282/.315 this season. But don’t expect Mattingly to pinch hit for Ethier in ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Suspended Two Games, Matt Kemp Escapes Punishment

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Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports that the MLB has suspended Don Mattingly two games for “excessive arguing”, but Matt Kemp escaped unharmed. Don Mattingly got what he expected on Saturday, as the Dodgers manager was suspended for two games for his argument with umpires and subsequent ejection on Thursday in Pittsburgh. But more importantly Matt Kemp, who was ... Read More »

Don Mattingly Anticipating Suspension For Himself But Hoping To Spare Matt Kemp

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly spoke with former Dodgers manager Joe Torre by phone today and came away from it expecting to be suspended for his role in Thursday’s dustup. However, he’s hoping that Matt Kemp will escape with just a fine, despite his prominent role in the mess. After a Friday phone call with Major League official Joe Torre, Dodgers ... Read More »

4 Dodgers Prospects & 1 Manager Make Best Tools List + Complete List Of Dodgers International Signings

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Baseball America has released their Best Tools rankings for 2012 and it includes four Dodgers prospects and one Dodgers manager. Tim Federowicz of the Albuquerque Isotopes was named Best Defensive Catcher in the Pacific Coast League. His manager, Lorenzo Bundy, was voted as the Best Managerial Prospect in the league. Garrett Gould of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes was voted as ... Read More »

Chad Billingsley’s Surprise Elbow Strain

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“Surprise! I’m sore!” – Chad Billingsley’s Elbow So Chad Billingsley‘s elbow is messed up, and he’s due for a second MRI on it today after the first MRI found a strain. Chad Billingsley was scratched from his scheduled start for the Dodgers on Sunday with right elbow pain and said after the game that MRI results showed “flexor muscle and ... Read More »