Tag Archives: Rick Honeycutt

Honeycutt, Lopes, Wallach have options picked up, Hillman’s option declined, clearing way for Mattingly return

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The Dodgers picked up the options of coaches Rick Honeycutt, Davey Lopes, and Tim Wallach today, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. Also Mark McGwire will return because he’s already under contract. Trey Hillman‘s option was declined, so that leaves John Valentin, Ken Howell, and Chuck Crim in the wind for now, according to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA. ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Guerra, Billingsley, Jansen updates + Hanley’s knee + Belisario exists

Rick Honeycutt provided a bunch of updates on the health of Clayton Kershaw, Javy Guerra, Chad Billingsley, Shawn Tolleson, Josh Wall, and Kenley Jansen. “Clayton was great, outstanding,” said Honeycutt. “But he was outstanding his last three starts, so that wasn’t a surprise. Shawn Tolleson had a little back tightness, but he threw a ‘pen. So did Josh Wall and ... Read More »

2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Season Review: Relief Pitcher

Kenley Jansen Kenley Jansen entered 2012 as the set-up man with elite stuff, freed up to face the opponents’ best hitters should they be due up before the ninth inning. It was the perfect scenario, considering the closer role is a vastly overrated entity. Though Jansen was slotted correctly, he quickly found himself as the closer following some early struggles ... Read More »

Making Moves: 2013 Coaching Staff, Scouts Hired, Ames & Magill 40-Man, Minor Deals

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The Dodgers announced their full coaching staff for 2013: Don Mattingly – Manager (3rd Season) Chuck Crim – Bullpen Coach (1st Season) Trey Hillman – Bench Coach (3rd Season) Rick Honeycutt – Pitching Coach (8th Season) Davey Lopes – First Base Coach (3rd Season) Mark McGwire – Hitting Coach (1st Season) Tim Wallach – Third Base Coach (3rd Season) Ken ... Read More »

Brandon League & His Mechanical Fix

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Brandon League may well have found the treatment for what has ailed him with the help of the Dodgers coaching staff, as there has been a stark change in his mechanics in the month or so since he has arrived. Acquired in a trade with the Mariners, League’s career with the Dodgers got off to a putrid start, as his ... Read More »

Ted Lilly & Todd Coffey Swap, Kenley Jansen’s Velocity, Stan Kasten Won’t Make It Rain

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Old news, but Ted Lilly was activated off the disabled list and Todd Coffey was put on it. In what I’m sure was sheer coincidence, it was revealed that Coffey had been dealing with knee trouble. After the game Don Mattingly said Todd Coffey has been getting treatment on his knee — Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 14, 2012 Truly amazing ... Read More »

Did The Dodgers Fix A Kenley Jansen Mechanical Flaw?

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Between his Spring Training appearances and his appearance on Opening Day, Kenley Jansen was bitten by the home run ball four times in ten innings. In 80.2 IP prior to Opening Day, Jansen had only given up three homers, and the homer trend was concerning enough to make the Dodgers coaching staff address a supposed mechanical flaw they found. The ... Read More »

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 »

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 »