Tag Archives: Opening Day

Around The Web: Kemp’s start, draft bonus increase, minor league rosters, Tomohiro Anraku

Never forget. —– Baseball Prospectus: Matt Kemp has struggled to start the year, but his poor Spring Training probably has little to do with it. His career line in 561 plate appearances? .252/.291/.448/.739. True Blue LA: The Opening Day payroll for the Dodgers is over $240 million. Baseball America: Draft bonus pools for the 2013 MLB Draft will rise 8.2 ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley probably back on April 10 + Elbert gets PRP, return unknown

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Chad Billingsley turned in an impressive minor-league outing on Friday in which he was able to throw his curve sans any finger or elbow issues. Manager Don Mattingly said Billingsley remains in his starting rotation, but it will just be a matter of when. The Dodgers don’t technically need a fifth starter until Apr. 13, their 11th game of the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Opening Day roster officially set, four head to DL + seven released

The Dodgers officially finalized their Opening Day 25-man roster. The 25-man roster, as broken down by position: Pitchers (12): Josh Beckett Ronald Belisario Chris Capuano (L) Zack Greinke Matt Guerrier Aaron Harang J.P. Howell (L) Kenley Jansen Clayton Kershaw (L) Brandon League Paco Rodriguez (L) Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) Catchers (2): A.J. Ellis Tim Federowicz Infielders (6): Luis Cruz Mark Ellis ... 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 »

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley on track, Crawford confident, Uribe still fat, Greinke bad but good

Chad Billingsley reported no pain in his injured finger following a minor-league start on Saturday. “In the past few days there haven’t been any issues with any tenderness. The only issue is with my curve ball because I spike it with my fingertip, which pushes the nail back into the finger,” Billingsley said. “I didn’t throw anything yesterday, and didn’t ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley out weeks & set for MRI, Greinke ready, Bills hurts everything but elbow

Dodgers designated hitter third baseman first baseman shortstop Hanley Ramirez jammed his right thumb while diving for a groundball in the World Baseball Classic and he’ll get an MRI today at the Camelback Ranch. Your browser does not support iframes. His WBC manager and general manager gave differing takes on the severity of it. “I don’t think it’s bad,” Dominican ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke iffy for Opening Day, Crawford making progress, Bills still solid

Zack Greinke, who was out with elbow discomfort and forearm stiffness, received an injection after being examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The team doctor gave Greinke an injection of platelet-rich plasma and anti-inflammatory medication. The pitcher has been prescribed rest for two to three days and then a return to a progressive throwing program. ElAttrache’s diagnosis confirmed an MRI taken ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke’s forearm, Carl questionable, Ethier’s recurring problem, Tolleson’s knee

Zack Greinke missed a bullpen session on Sunday due to forearm tightness. Greinke had “a little forearm tightness and thought it best to give it a day to let it rest,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “It’s nothing to be alarmed about. He’s had it before and he’s still expected to make his next start [Wednesday].” Fortunately, it’s not anything ... 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 »

Injury Roll Call: Matt Kemp Progressing, Scott Elbert Undergoes Another Elbow Surgery

Ken Gurnick reports that Matt Kemp is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, and that Kemp expects to be ready for Opening Day. Kemp has reported still feeling soreness in the shoulder he injured after crashing into the outfield wall in Colorado on consecutive days: “That’s my goal,” said Kemp. “I’m hitting off the tee, no ... Read More »