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Injury Roll Call: Kemp close to playing, Beckett to begin throwing, Tolleson suffers setback

Matt Kemp has increased the intensity of his running as he continues to work his way back from a serious ankle injury. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp began taking slight turns while jogging in the outfield, but even manager Don Mattingly concedes Kemp isn’t likely to return before rosters expand Sept. 1. “We thought he’d have a chance before September, but ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley exchanges places with Capuano, Ryu set for Friday, Elbert has setback

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Hanley Ramirez returned from the DL Tuesday, with Chris Capuano being placed on the 15-day disabled list in a corresponding move. Ramirez completed a rehab assignment that saw him play three games to complete his recovery from a hamstring injury. Ramirez, who hasn’t played since suffering the injury on May 3rd, appeared in a pair of games for the Quakes ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 8 – Van Slyke, Magill, Puig, Lee, Baez, Cash

Kind of a quiet week on the farm for the Dodgers affiliates. The Loons went 4-1, but the other three affiliates didn’t play .500 ball. The pitching seemed to lack this week more than the offense, but there have been some impressive early-season performances thus far. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-5) Player Of The Week Scott Van Slyke – 1B ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of June 4th – Ely, Miller, Retherford, O’Sullivan

Quakes 3B C.J. Retherford hits against the Stockton Ports on June 5th. Photo: Dustin Nosler

Someone break up the Quakes. Rancho Cucamonga went 7-0 this week, thanks largely in part to my attendance on Tuesday and Wednesday. All kidding aside, the Quakes got some great pitching and some timely hitting to catapult them into a first place tie in their division with the Lake Elsinore Storm (San Diego Padres) at 34-30. With six games left ... Read More »

Is Ethan Martin starting to turn the corner?

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There has been no harsher critic of Ethan Martin than myself. While I once rated him as the Dodgers second-best prospect, he has since fallen flat on his face and my rankings have reflected that. This season, however, he’s showing signs of putting it all together for the first time as a professional baseball player. —– Martin was extremely raw ... Read More »

2011 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Starting Pitchers

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Clayton Kershaw Was there anyone else to begin this review with? Just 23-years-old and consistently underrated and overlooked by the mainstream media entering 2011, Clayton Kershaw silenced all of his remaining critics with one of the best seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, Dodger or otherwise. Consistent from start to finish, Clayton improved in every respect from his fantastic ... Read More »