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Dodgers News And Rumors: Kershaw Throws Full Effort In Simulated Game

To the liking of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and fans, Clayton Kershaw took the mound in a simulated game before Sunday's game at Dodger Stadium. The left-hander threw for three innings, tallying a total of 50 pitches. Kershaw faced Drew Butera and Chone Figgins, and the man behind the plate was none other than A.J. Ellis, who had knee surgery just 12 days ago. The two-time Cy Young Award winner cl ...

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NL West Round-Up: Several Players Continue Recovery From Injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers played two three-game series against NL West opponents, San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers dropped two games against the Giants and finished the week but taking two from the Diamondbacks. Clayton Kershaw continued to make progress towards returning from inflammation in his back that placed him on the 15-day disabled list after his first start of the season on ...

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Dodgers Vs. Diamondbacks Recap: Yasiel Puig Homers In 4-1 Win

After the Arizona Diamondbacks broke through for their first win against the Los Angeles Dodgers this season on Friday, the Dodgers then engineered a come-from-behind win on Saturday, powered by timely hitting from Andre Ethier, Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp, and a solid outing from Dan Haren. Sunday pitted Josh Beckett against Josh Collmenter, who was making his second start this season. Beckett and Collme ...

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Dodgers Injury Update: Kershaw Goes Full Effort, Ellis In Full Gear

It was a sunny Sunday at Dodger Stadium and Clayton Kershaw took the mound with A.J. Ellis behind the plate as many expected to see plenty of times this season-- only it was 10 a.m. and Kershaw was facing Drew Butera and Chone Figgins. The Los Angeles Dodgers caught a glimpse of what could be returning to the field today when Kershaw threw a simulated game and Ellis was the one behind the plate. Ellis is re ...

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Dodgers vs. DBacks Preview: Beckett Tries To Pick Up Where He Left Off

As the Los Angeles Dodgers headed into the third inning of yesterday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, it looked as though the game was going to take an unexpected turn for the worst. Veteran Dan Haren gave up four runs in the third and Mike Bolsinger, making his MLB debut as a starter, had allowed no runs and recorded five strikeouts heading into the fourth. It had the making of a strange role rever ...

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Dodgers Nation Wishes Don Mattingly A Happy 53rd Birthday!

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is in his fourth season as skipper of the Dodgers after serving as their hitting coach beginning in July of 2008. Prior to joining the Dodgers, Mattingly was the hitting coach for the New York Yankees from 2004-2006 and became a bench coach in 2007. As a hitting coach, Mattingly's influence on both teams' hitting was evident by their rise in production, which placed ...

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Dodgers Nation Week In Review: April 13 — April 19

The Los Angeles Dodgers had their share of frustration with the three-game series against the San Francisco Giants, in which they lost two games. Kenley Jansen and others in the bullpen continued to struggle in various games throughout the week, but there was some positive news regarding Clayton Kershaw. The ace of the staff completed multiple bullpen sessions during the week, carefully ramping up the inten ...

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Dodgers News: Ryu Signing Autographs For Donations At Viva Los Dodgers

No stranger to charitable work, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is again taking an initiative to help those affected by the Sewol ferry disaster. On Friday, the Dodgers announced Ryu donated $100,000 and on Sunday, Ryu will take time to sign autographs in exchange for donations that will be given to the survivors and families of those who passed away in the ferry's capsizing. Festivities at the Viv ...

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Dodgers Vs. Diamondbacks Recap: Ethier Homers As Dodgers Hang On For Win

The Los Angeles Dodgers were undefeated against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season, but that came to a grinding halt as the Diamondbacks pulled off the 12th inning win on Friday. Dan Haren took the mound Saturday looking to remain undefeated and get the Dodgers back in the win column. In a contrast from his previous start against the Diamondbacks, Haren had an effortless first inning, which ended in Paul ...

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Dodgers Injury Update: Clayton Kershaw To Face Hitters On Sunday

As the Los Angeles Dodgers near the second month of their regular season schedule, a significant amount of focus remains on Clayton Kershaw and his recovery from inflammation in his back. Kershaw pitched in the first game of the Opening Series in Australia and failed to make another start after. The Dodgers ace was scratched from his next scheduled start before the team then decided to place him on the DL. ...

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