Yasiel PuigNews of the Los Angeles Dodgers signing a mystery player dominated the headlines early in the week after team president Stan Kasten stated a new player was expected to join the team. The question as to who Kasten was referring to was answered two days later when the Dodgers agreed to terms with Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebaruena.

An MRI on Yasiel Puig’s right shoulder revealed inflammation, which led to the 23-year-old having his throwing program scaled back with the bigger picture in mind. Puig dealt with bouts of inflammation in his throwing shoulder last season and the latest setback isn’t believed to be serious.

As Matt Kemp continues to work his way back from ankle surgery, he told Mark Saxon of ESPNLA.com that he doesn’t intend on being the Dodgers’ fourth outfielder.  Kemp has flashed MVP-like production, but has been saddled by injuries over the last two seasons.

On Friday, the Dodgers announced new measures for purchasing parking passes with an eye on alleviating heavy traffic that typically encompasses Dodger Stadium on gamedays.  The new process asks that fans pre-purchase parking prior to arriving at the stadium.  By doing so, general parking will remain at $10 ($15 at the gate) and preferred parking will be $35 ($50 at the gate).

Here are the biggest stories from the past week:

Ned Colletti discusses how Arruebaruena signing could impact Hanley Ramirez.

MRI on Puig’s right shoulder reveals inflammation.

Matt Kemp says he isn’t a fourth outfielder.

Fans told to purchase parking in advance.

Dodgers sign 18-year-old outfielder Carlos Mosquera.

Don Mattingly compares Miguel Rojas to Omar Vizquel.

Ramirez wants to be ‘a Dodger for life.’

Cuban shortstop Arruebaruena signs with Dodgers.


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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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