Tag Archives: Luis Cruz

Making Moves: Hairston back in action, Miller moved off the mound, recovering Songco promoted

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Jerry Hairston Jr. was activated from the DL, and Dee Gordon was sent to AAA in a corresponding move in order to clear a 25-man roster spot. The Dodgers on Monday activated Jerry Hairston before their game with the Angels, and to make room on the roster optioned shortstop Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque. Hairston, who has been sidelined since ... 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 »

Dodgers setup Luis Cruz for a phantom DL stint because they can’t risk losing him or something

Seemingly out of nowhere, Dodgers third baseman/shortstop Luis Cruz has bone spurs in his throwing elbow. Dodgers infielder Luis Cruz said he was available to play Sunday after being unavailable Saturday night because of a bone spur flare-up in his right elbow. Cruz said he has three spurs in his throwing elbow, and they occasionally pinch a nerve. “Since I ... Read More »

6 Days Of Dee Gordon

In six short days with the team in 2013, Dee Gordon has already showcased everything that once made him a top prospect and everything that made him one of the worst players in the MLB last year. It’s a tiny sample, yet he’s managed to fit in so much amazement and failure that his performance has been noteworthy, regardless. In ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley surgery, out 2 months, Uribe says hi + Greinke & Billingsley pain-free

Hanley Ramirez needs surgery on his injured right thumb. Sources: Hanley needs surgery on his right thumb. #Dodgers. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 21, 2013 Lame. The timetable for Hanley is eight weeks following the surgery, meaning at-best we’re probably looking at mid-May for Hanley’s 2013 debut. Well … say hello to a starting left side of the infield featuring ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Crawford’s setback, Billingsley & Kemp feeling good, Gwynn hamstrung

Carl Crawford took live batting practice against an actual pitcher for the first time since elbow surgery last August. However, yesterday he reported forearm soreness and was held out of batting practice and drills. Crawford, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last Aug. 23, took batting practice against live pitchers on Monday, but hasn’t been able to ... Read More »

Three Dodgers — Paco, Amezaga, Moylan — withdraw from WBC to focus on winning jobs

Paco Rodriguez, Alfredo Amezaga, and Peter Moylan, three Dodgers with shots at making the Opening Day roster, have withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic to focus on making the club. With Scott Elbert rehabbing, Paco in particular is competing for the spot of left-handed reliever, though J.P. Howell would appear to be the front-runner there. Moylan is in the running ... Read More »

Josh Beckett hopefully not fat: Dodgers Spring Training dates, daily schedules, home/away caps

The Dodgers pitchers and catchers report to Camelback Ranch today, on Feb. 12, which officially kicks off the baseball season for the team, and tomorrow, on Feb. 13, they’ll have their first workout, in which I like to imagine Aaron Harang lumbering through conditioning drills like a monkey. The rest of the team will report to camp on Feb. 15, ... 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 »

Rumor Mill: Andre Ethier to the Mariners in a sizable trade would make sense

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Despite all the denials, Andre Ethier‘s name continues to come up in trade rumors, and given what I’ve heard, I don’t think it’s just noise. The latest has him heading to the Mariners, and it’s via ESPN‘s Jason Churchill (1, 2, 3). Hearing Mariners have progressed in trade talks for a hitter. Indications it’s Ethier. Multiple players involved. @nbynwms very ... Read More »