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Dodgers News And Rumors: Yasiel Puig May Be Moved To Center Field

On previous occasions, Don Mattingly has shot down the idea of moving Yasiel Puig to center field. However, Mattingly reversed course a bit on Tuesday. Matt Kemp was moved to right field for Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and again Tuesday. He looked comfortable enough that Mattingly is now considering moving Puig to center. Due to Puig's range and arm, it can be an advantage for the Dodgers d ...

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Dodgers Vs. Pirates Recap: Bullpen Struggles And Stifles Comeback Bid

After winning the series opener, the Los Angeles Dodgers came in on Tuesday looking to take the series from the Pittsburg Pirates. Josh Beckett was on the mound for his first start since being placed on the disabled list July 8 and ran into trouble early. In the bottom of the second, Neil Walker and Ike Davis both hit solo home runs and the Pirates led 2-0 headed to the third inning. Beckett led off the thi ...

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Dodgers News: Upcoming Off-Days May Lead To Shuffling Of Rotation

The Los Angeles Dodgers ended the first half of the season with the best record in the National League and faced a tall order coming out of the All-Star break. The Dodgers are in the midst of a nine-game road trip that will conclude over the weekend in San Francisco. Before moving on to face the Giants, the Dodgers have an off-day Thursday and have another Monday before beginning a home series against the A ...

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Dodgers News: Dee Gordon Wins Heart And Hustle Award

In his first season at second base, Dee Gordon has been one of the more consistent players for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. Gordon's play earned him a trip to the All-Star Game and on Tuesday he received another honor. The second baseman was named the Dodgers' representative for the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. Passion, desire, and work ethic o ...

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Dodgers Vs. Pirates Preview: Beckett Activated Off DL, Will Start

After a successful beginning to the series with a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers will look to capture a series win on Tuesday. The starter for this game was under question as Josh Beckett was coming off an injury and was activated from the disabled list prior to the game. After a favorable bullpen session, the Dodgers reinstated Beckett and penciled him in for the sta ...

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Dodgers To Host Second Annual LGBT Night At Dodger Stadium In August

The Los Angeles Dodgers have partnered up with Tom Whitman and Flip Events to announce their Second Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Night on August 22. The Dodgers will be hosting the New York Mets and have set up a night to spread awareness on the controversial subject. Whitman stated that the Dodgers have always been trendsetters and that they are ecstatic that the Dodgers continue to stand ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Would Consider Moving Puig To Center Field

The outfield situation has been one big shuffle this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers with one constant being Yasiel Puig in right field. Manager Don Mattingly has consistently shot down any ideas of Puig playing center field despite the lack of strong defense at the position. Matt Kemp began the year in center and was moved to left field following struggles on defense. Currently, the Dodgers are using a ...

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Dodgers News: Beckett Reinstated From DL, Paco Rodriguez Optioned

Before the All-Star break, Los Angeles Dodgers' starting pitcher Josh Beckett was placed on the disabled list with hip infringement. It was unclear how long Beckett would be out. After a successful bullpen, the right-hander was penciled in to start Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In order to make room for Beckett, the Dodgers announced a move to send down left-hander Paco Rodriguez just a few ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Still Cautious Despite Negative X-Ray Results

In a span of two games, the Los Angeles Dodgers may have come within inches of losing Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig for an extended period of time. The two sluggers were hit by pitches on their left hand that knocked each of them out of the game. Puig bore the brunt of it in the third inning of Saturday's game and continued to play until Matt Kemp pinch-hit for him in the eighth inning. Ramirez was first h ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Credits Ryu For Keeping Pirates Off Balance

Hyun-Jin Ryu's last start before the All-Star break was a 10-strikeout, six-inning shutout performance against the San Diego Padres in what was a Los Angeles Dodgers' 1-0 win. Ryu was back on the mound Monday with seven days' rest, which figured to bode well for the left-hander given his superior career success when simply pitching on a single day of extra rest. Given a 1-0 lead in the third inning, Ryu hel ...

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