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Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig’s Rehab Shut Down Following MRI

UPDATE (May 13, 2:25 p.m. PT): According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Yasiel Puig will be sidelined for the foreseeable future after his latest setback: Mattingly said Puig will be out at least another couple of weeks.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 13, 2015 Yasiel Puig successfully got through his first rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga last we ...

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Preview: Dodgers Take On Dan Haren For First Time Since Trade

Despite giving up the lead in the top of the ninth in Monday’s series opener against the Miami Marlins, the Dodgers walked-off with the win as Scott Van Slyke hit a three-run home run in the bottom half. The victory improved the Dodgers’ home record to 14-2 as the team looks to continue its winning ways by starting Mike Bolsinger in the second game of the three game set. Tuesday marks Bolsinger’s second sta ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly On Zack Greinke, ‘He’s Tremendous’

With Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy out for the season, Hyun-Jin Ryu not having pitched yet this season and Clayton Kershaw struggling a little bit, the pitching staff has needed that anchor to take the ball every fifth day and pitch deep into the game giving the team a chance to win. So far this season, that anchor has been Zack Greinke. The 31-year-old is 5-0 in seven starts with a ...

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Mike Bolsinger Recalled By Dodgers, Chris Heisey Optioned

In order to provide the team with yet another spot starter, the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled right hander Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Outfielder Chris Heisey has been optioned. This start will not be the first MLB start for Bolsinger in 2015. The right hander pitched against the San Francisco Giants on April 23 and pitched very well. In 5.2 innings, he gave up just one run on five hits, ...

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Dodgers News: Zack Greinke Impressed By Scott Van Slyke’s Game

With two starting outfielders, Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford. on the disabled list, the Los Angeles Dodgers have had to count on other guys to produce for them. One of those contributors has been 28-year-old Scott Van Slyke. The outfielder, who has been with the team for four seasons now, but has never gotten the chance to play every day, has been getting a lot more playing time. He took advantage of that o ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Hopes Players Are All About Winning

One thing that can be a blessing and a curse for a team is having too many good players. While it may sound like a blessing, when a team has too many players that are capable of contributing, some players might let their emotions get the best of them when they aren't playing every day. The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of those teams that has too many players for just eight starting positions in the field. Fi ...

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Dodgers News: Van Slyke Not Concerned With Roles, Playing Time

Scott Van Slyke found himself starting in left field and batting eighth for the first time in his career. The outfielder/first baseman made the most of his time in the eighth slot, ending the game with a three-run walk-off home run against Steve Cishek and the Miami Marlins. Van Slyke ended the night 3-for-4 with the home run and the three RBIs. He also made a great play on defense, turning a double play by ...

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Kenley Jansen Won’t Immediately Return To Dodgers Closer Role

Before Yimi Garcia blew the save on Monday night against the Miami Marlins, the Los Angeles Dodgers knew that Kenley Jansen was near a return. The plan laid out was that the closer would throw in one more minor league game and would return this weekend against the Colorado Rockies, health-permitting. Jansen has yet to pitch this season after missing all of the spring after surgery to remove a growth in his ...

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Dodgers News: Hyun-Jin Ryu Says Is Frustrated, Says No Surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers sit at 21-10 thus far, and that's without one start from their projected third starter, Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu began the year on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, similar to the injury he dealt with twice last season. The left-hander was progressing and was loosely slated for a June return; however, he recently suffered a setback that puts that return date in jeopardy. He's be ...

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Dodgers News: Juan Uribe Understands New Role, Wants To Play

The tale of Juan Uribe in Los Angeles is one of redemption after the third baseman had one of the worst two-season stretches of any Dodger and followed that with a series-clinching home run in 2013 and one of the best seasons of his career in 2014. Uribe entered the season in the final year of a two-year deal and as the team's starting third baseman. However, the 36-year-old got off to a slow start that coi ...

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Mattingly And McGwire Not Concerned By Pederson’s Strikeouts

After the Los Angeles Dodgers traded away Matt Kemp, a player believed to be the backbone of the franchise at the time, the focus and pressure shifted onto rookie center fielder Joc Pederson. Pederson hit 33 home runs and stole 30 bases in 2014 with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, but once he arrived in the Majors as a September call-up, the success didn't carry over. He had only four hits in 38 plate appe ...

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Dee Gordon Thanks Dodgers, Not Out To Prove Them Wrong Over Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't need to wait long to face Matt Kemp after trading the outfielder to San Diego as they began a three-game set with the Padres on Opening Day. Kemp was greeted warmly in pregame introductions and received a standing ovation prior to his first at-bat. Kemp admitted to caring about the reception he'd get from the crowd he called home for nine seasons. Dee Gordon, in his first seas ...

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Dodgers News: Jansen Nears Return After Back-To-Back Appearances

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has yet to see a Major-League mound since undergoing surgery to remove a growth on a bone in his left foot Feb. 17. Jansen began a rehab assignment May 1 with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, pitching one scoreless inning while surrendering a hit and striking out one. On Sunday, however, there was another sign that Jansen is inching closer to a return with the Dodgers, as he ...

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Dodgers News: Hector Olivera, Pablo Fernandez Receive Visas

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed a pair of Cubans back in March, but have yet to see them in the United States due to visa issues. Infielder Hector Olivera and right-hander Pablo Millan Fernandez were both signed during Spring Training, and both were working out in the Dominican Republic as they awaited visas to be able to enter the U.S. Olivera signed a six-year, $62.5 million deal and is expected to join th ...

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