Tag Archives: Don Mattingly

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 23rd, 2012

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Clayton Kershaw will throw a bullpen session on Friday after getting his original bullpen session postponed due a sore back on Wednesday. Additionally, Mike MacDougal postponed a bullpen session due to a back injury. Ah, Spring Training! —– Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Matt ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: February 22nd, 2012

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Clayton Kershaw is injured! Everybody panic! Dodgers Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw missed his first bullpen session of Spring Training on Wednesday as a precautionary measure due to mild back tightness. Oh, it’s just back tightness. Speaking of injuries, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Rubby De La Rosa is progressing quickly. Rubby De La Rosa is a pitcher, not ... Read More »

Around The Web: Spring Training Invites, Mattingly’s Managing, And McCourt Staying

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MLB: List of players who will attend Spring Training with the Dodgers. — Beyond The Box Score: Don Mattingly is indeed quite the traditional manager. — MSTI: Mike Petriello addresses the elephant in the room: Frank McCourt remaining as owner. Los Angeles Times: Bill Shaikin explains why that wouldn’t be in Frank McCourt’s best interest. However, who knows with him. Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitchers

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Kenley Jansen Relief pitchers are a fungible group, as many non-traditional sports analysts around the web have pointed out time and time again. Overpaying for them, particularly veteran arms, rarely works out. Constructing a pen on the cheap is the preferred way to go, especially when you have proven as an organization to be able to develop young arms year ... Read More »

Around The Web: It Gets Better + Don Mattingly + Rookie Hazing

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Glad the Dodgers participated in the “It Gets Better” campaign. Wish they would make that promise to Dodgers fans in 2012 too. - Vin Scully Is My Homeboy: Rookie hazing pictures are always awesome for future chops. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello thinks Don Mattingly has done well this season. Agreed. - MLB: Will Hiroki Kuroda stay or go? ... Read More »

Around The Web: MILB Dodgers All-Stars + How Does Game Time Affect Performance

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Baseball America: Shawn Tolleson was the only Dodgers prospect to make the 2011 Minor League All-Stars team, as he was awarded a spot on the second team as a reliever. Baseball America: When naming All-Star teams per level though, former Dodgers prospect Trayvon Robinson lands at AAA, Scott Van Slyke checks in at AA, and Joc Pederson at R. - ... Read More »

Clayton Kershaw Gets Ejected, Everybody Gets Mad

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After yesterday’s debacle, today certainly seemed to be must see television, but after Clayton Kershaw pitched normally to Gerardo Parra in the third inning, it did seem like today’s game would proceed normally. In the top of sixth inning, however, with Parra at-bat for the second time, Kershaw threw a strike and then grazed Parra on the elbow with an ... Read More »

Dodgers Call Up Federowicz, Sands, And Ely

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Dylan Hernandez confirmed on Twitter the report that Tim Federowicz got the call to the big leagues, and he added that Jerry Sands and John Ely also received calls. - Dylan Hernandez and Joe Block provided the details on what the call-ups mean for the Dodgers. Federowicz won’t play right away. Mattingly wants him to get used to his new ... Read More »

Andre Ethier’s Knee Issues Confirm Organizational Question Marks

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Yesterday’s shocking article by T.J. Simers about Andre Ethier’s knee had a lot of fans understandably asking a ton of questions of both him and the organization. Today, Tony Jackson got reactions out of Ned Colletti, Don Mattingly, and Andre Ethier. Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier met with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Sunday morning for further ... Read More »