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Dodgers News: Mattingly To Skip Dan Haren’s Next Start

After a strong start to the season, right-hander Dan Haren has struggled and become the weak link in an otherwise strong starting rotation. While it may not be fair to expect Haren to keep up with the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, it is fair to expect him to be consistent in the fifth slot of the rotation. He has failed to reach six innings in his last four starts, including two starts where he ...

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Dodgers News: Importance Of Series With Giants Understood

Although it's still July, this weekend's series against the San Francisco Giants might have bigger implications down the stretch. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Giants will only play each other six more times and those games will take place in September, which raises the stakes this weekend in San Francisco. Manager Don Mattingly had an eye on the series and was sure to align the starting rotation with his bes ...

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ESPN’s Jayson Stark Has Dodgers As Favorite For Price

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price was a hot trade target this past winter and that's carried over into the regular season. And with the trade deadline approaching, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been one team rumored to be interested in acquiring Price. According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, one National League Executive said that the Dodgers would trade for Price over any other possible player: "If they're going to ...

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Dodgers News: Greinke Has Modest View Of Rivalry With Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter the final stretch of their nine-game road trip Friday and will face the San Francisco Giants for the first time since May. Manager Don Mattingly set his rotation so that his best pitchers -- Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu -- would start in the three-game series, in that order. While Greinke will be in the thick of the series, he admitted to not having a full und ...

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Dodgers News: Ethier And Mattingly Eager To Face Giants

As a result of losing four of six games after the All-Star break, the Los Angeles Dodgers have slipped from their position atop the National League standings. The Dodgers begin a three-game series Friday against the San Francisco Giants, who hold a 1.5-game lead over the Dodgers for first place in the NL West. After trailing by as many as 9.5 games, the Dodgers used a strong June to climb the standings and ...

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Dodgers News And Rumors: Matt Kemp Source Of Trade Calls

Trade talks continue to surround Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp as the July 31 deadline draws closer. It's been quite the roller coaster of a year for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player runner-up. Kemp, who is due $107 million over the next five years on his current contract, has drawn interest from numerous teams including the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Clevela ...

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This Day In Dodger History: Branch Rickey Inducted Into HOF

Longtime Brooklyn Dodgers' president Branch Ricky was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after a change of eligibility rules 47-years-ago today. Rickey, historically know for being a main contributor in breaking the color barrier, spent 26 years at the helm of baseball presidency. He spent 17 years with the St. Louis Cardinals before making the switch to the Dodgers, where he would spend the remainder ...

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Dodgers News: McGwire Not Interested In Speaking To Canseco

If anyone thought that Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire and his former Oakland A's teammate Jose Canseco would bury the hatchet from their past complications, it appears they'd be wrong. According to Mark Saxon of ESPN, McGwire has no intention of making amends with Canseco: It's too late. I don't care to ever speak to him again," McGwire told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Wednesday. "What he did was ...

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Dodgers News: Van Slyke Unmoved By Trip Down Memory Lane

With the Los Angeles Dodgers in the midst of a nine-game road trip that has taken them to St. Louis and Pittsburgh, it provided the opportunity for Scott Van Slyke to reminisce on family history. The two stops the Dodgers have made thus far are cities Van Slyke's father, Andy, played in during his 13 seasons in the Majors. Despite playing in cities that his last name is attached to, Van Slyke said he doesn' ...

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Dodgers News: Hand Soreness May Send Hanley Ramirez To DL

Like several other Los Angeles Dodgers, Hanley Ramirez's 2014 season has been beset by injury. The 30-year-old shortstop has battled through calf soreness, a troublesome right shoulder and most recently, a sore left hand. Ramirez was hit by a 99 MPH fastball in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals and was immediately removed from the game. It was the second instance Ramirez had ...

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