Tag Archives: Spring Training

Making Moves: The aftermath of a brawl + a wild Sean Burroughs appears!

The Zack Greinke/Carlos Quentin/Dodgers/Padres debacle led to a lot of discussion and a couple of suspensions/fines: one for Quentin and one for Jerry Hairston Jr. While Zack Greinke is expected to miss eight weeks after surgery to repair his broken left collarbone, Carlos Quentin of the Padres will miss eight games. Jerry Hairston, who ran toward the Padres dugout after ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 1 – Puig, Onelki, Stripling, Tolleson, Van Slyke, Caughel

The Dodgers had a bunch of intriguing minor-leaguers posting solid numbers in the season’s first week. Note: Since the minor-league season started on Thursday, the numbers you see here — especially for the hitters — will not be the norm all year long. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-0) Player Of The Week Scott Van Slyke – 1B 4 G, .600/.667/.933/1.600, ... Read More »

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 »

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 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: 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 »

Dee Gordon in a nutshell: Blazing speed, three mistakes, and comedy all on one play

Why hasn’t Dee Gordon emerged as a useful MLB player yet, right? Well one play from yesterday’s game sort of summed up why he’s having so much difficulty. On a clean single to left-center from Carl Crawford (yes, really), Dee freezes like it’s hit to the shortstop or something, then completely turns his left shoulder to look at the ball ... Read More »

Making Moves: Dodgers cut 6, release 4, sign 2 + Puig to start in minors, T-Fed backup favorite

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The Dodgers have sent Matt Magill, Steven Ames, and Matt Palmer to minor-league camp, removing them from contention for a 25-man roster spot. Not surprising for any of the three, as Magill and Ames are still a year-plus away from being legitimate roster contenders – especially considering the depth of the Dodgers staff and pen – and Palmer recently underwent ... 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 elbow to be examined, Crawford’s slow progress, Guerra’s … groin

After previously reporting forearm tightness to the Dodgers, it’s been relayed that Zack Greinke is now dealing with elbow discomfort, which will force him to miss his latest Spring Training outing. “Doctors have ruled out serious injuries such as ligament damage,” wrote Gurnick, who called the move precautionary. “Greinke has told the club he’s dealt with similar elbow issues in ... Read More »

Making Moves: Dodgers cut five, release one + Javy joins/unjoins WBC + I hope you like Uribe

The Dodgers made their first four cuts of Spring Training, with Dallas McPherson, Nick Evans, Ozzie Martinez, and Kelvin De La Cruz getting their assignments to minor-league camp. Later, Gregory Infante was reassigned to minor-league camp, and the club released lefty Wander Beras. —– 44-year-old lefty Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi worked out at the open tryouts the Dodgers held at Camelback Ranch. ... Read More »