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Dodgers News: Joc Pederson’s Defense Keeping Him In Lineup

In the first half of the season Los Angeles Dodgers rookie center fielder Joc Pederson made the game of baseball look easy. Whether it was with the glove where he made dazzling play after dazzling play, or with the bat where he hit 20 first half homers and had an on-base percentage approaching .400. Pederson has since come back down to earth, as his bat has struggled a bit in the second half. Since the All- ...

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Dodgers News: Kenley Jansen Has Memorable, Historic Sunday

Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 118 games, a sense of routine and scheduled activities take over the players. During game days, the players all have set times and procedures to go through to prepare for a game to be played, but there are certain things in life that allow baseball to take a step aside. Kenley Jansen, the lockdown closer for the Dodgers, experienced a roller coaster of emotions o ...

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Dodgers Officially Hire Ron Roenicke As New Third Base Coach

Around this time of the year in baseball, with the trade deadline in the past and September call-ups in the near future, baseball fans are used to seeing new faces on their respective team. The Los Angeles Dodgers have some new faces on their pitching staff that fans are just getting used to in Mat Latos, Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan. Another new face will be joining the Dodgers though, but it isn ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Tempers Expectations For Julio Urias

With September rapidly approaching plenty of attention is being given to division races, jockeying for postseason position, and forthcoming September call-ups when active rosters expand. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team in the thick of a division race and one with World Series expectations, September figures to provide further intrigue when considering the prospects expected to reach the Majors. While Lo ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Focused On Winning Games, Not Pennant Race

The Los Angeles Dodgers finished their seven-game homestand 5-2 despite dropping the opener in each of the series. However, they didn't receive any help from the Washington Nationals, who went to San Francisco and got swept in a four-game series after dropping two of three to the Dodgers. As a result, the Dodgers enter Monday's off-day with a slim 2.5-game lead over the Giants for first place in the Nationa ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Encouraged By Yimi Garcia And Chris Hatcher

For a second consecutive night the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen combined to throw multiple scoreless innings en route to a win. On Friday Jim Johnson, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen, in that order, kept the Cincinnati Reds off the scoreboard and bases over the final 2.2 innings. Yimi Garcia and Chris Hatcher weren't nearly as effective Saturday, as Garcia allowed one base hit in what was otherwise a perfect ni ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Feels Brett Anderson Is Overlooked

Heading into the season, Brett Anderson was expected to be the Los Angeles Dodgers fifth starter after signing a one-year deal. While expectations for a number five starter aren't usually high, Anderson was an interesting case because of his injured past. The left-hander hadn't thrown over 100 innings since 2010, but carried a 3.73 ERA and 3.51 FIP in his career. He could have been the pitcher that put the ...

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Dodgers News: Alex Wood Grateful To Get First Victory With Los Angeles

With the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, a sense of relief came for a certain starting pitcher. Alex Wood, making his first start at Chavez Ravine since being traded for, put together an outing that earned him his first victory with the Dodgers. The southpaw threw 6.1 innings, allowing five hits, three walks, and three earned runs while striking out three batters. The 24 year ...

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Dodgers News: Kenley Jansen Not Focused On Moving Up Saves List

As Zack greinke and Clayton Kershaw have grabbed plenty of headlines for their respective dominant seasons and scoreless innings streaks, Henley Jansen has quietly gone about his business while further etching his name in Los Angeles Dodgers history. The catcher-turned-closer converted his 23rd save of the season Friday. It was Jansen's 129th career save, which is tied for second with Jeff Shaw behind only ...

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Dodgers News: Jim Johnson Getting Accustomed To New Surroundings

Jim Johnson has largely been feast or famine throughout his 10-year career. He has had seasons where he finishes with an ERA above 7.00 and others in which he saved over 50 games. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Johnson thus far has primarily been the reliever who struggles. In just 5.1 innings, the former All-Star has allowed 12 earned runs since joining the Los Angeles. However, he has put toge ...

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Dodgers News: Adrian Gonzalez Excited To Have Justin Turner Back In Lineup

The Los Angeles Dodgers received a boost Thursday night when Justin Turner was activated off the 15-day disabled list. He'd been sidelined with a MRSA infection after scratching at an ingrown hair on his leg that then became infected. Turner appeared off the bench his first night back, but was in the starting lineup Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds. He went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored in ...

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Dodgers News: Juan Nicasio Provides Details On Abdominal Strain

The Los Angeles Dodgers gained a reliever Friday as Chris Hatcher was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list, but they also lost one, with Juan Nicasio getting placed on the 15-day DL due to a left abdominal strain. Nicasio last pitched Aug. 9 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, which was his fourth consecutive scoreless appearance out of the bullpen. According to J.P. Hoornstra of LA Daily News, Nicasio felt ...

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Dodgers News: Trevor Cahill Elects To Become Free Agent

Four weeks prior to acquiring Mat Latos and Alex Wood in trades with the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves, the Los Angeles Dodgers added to their organizational pitching depth by signing Trevor Cahill to a Minor League contract. Cahill began the season with the Braves, but was released June 20 after going 0-3 with a 7.52 ERA over 15 games (three starts). He made one appearance with the Arizona League Dodger ...

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Dodgers Activate Chris Hatcher From 60-Day DL; Juan Nicasio Placed On DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated Chris Hatcher from the 60-day disabled list Friday, which was the first day the right-handed reliever was eligible to be reinstated. Carlos Frias was transferred to the 60-day DL and Juan Nicasio was placed on the 15-day DL with a left abdominal strain to get Hatcher on the 40-man, then active roster. Nicasio has been among the more consistent bright spots for the Dodgers o ...

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