Dodgers News & Notes

News and notes, plus starting lineups, from pregame regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers, including interviews with players, coaches, and manager Don Mattingly.

Roster notes: Uribe could be activated Sunday

SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe has recovered nicely from his strained right hamstring, and could return as early as Sunday, his first day eligible to be activated from the disabled...

Limited LHP options for Dodgers in September

When rosters expand in September, the Dodgers likely won't add another left-handed pitcher unless Paco Rodriguez recovers from his teres muscle strain.

Hanley homers, doubles, tweaks left leg

Hanley Ramirez looked like his 2013 version on Friday night against the Padres, but unfortunately for the Dodgers that meant their shortstop also appeared to tweak his ankle during the game.

Ryu to start Sunday finale in SD

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The Dodgers plan to activate Hyun-jin Ryu from the disabled list on Sunday to start the series finale against the Padres at Petco Park.

Puig gets 'frustration day' off

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An 0-for-18 slump at the plate and an unproductive August has led to frustration for Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig, who was held out of the starting lineup on Friday night in San Diego.

Don't expect Dominguez in September

Dodgers relief pitcher Jose Dominguez has stuff as good as anyone in the organization, but has been sidelined since July 25 with right shoulder inflammation. He is still rehabbing in Arizona and...

Pederson to play sparingly in September

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Triple-A Albuquerque outfielder Joc Pederson is the most major-league-ready of the Dodgers' prospects, but don't expect him to play full time once roster limits expand in September.

Hanley, Ryu getting closer to return

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Updates on several injured Dodgers, including shortstop Hanley Ramirez and starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu, both of whom are expected to return on or within a few days of their scheduled return date.

Greinke pushed back 2 days with elbow discomfort

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will avoid the disabled list, but after dealing with elbow discomfort had his start pushed back two days. Greinke will start on Saturday against the Mets, with Clayton...

Greinke has sore elbow, Thursday start in doubt

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke skipped a bullpen session with elbow soreness, but is expected to make his next start, on Thursday against the Padres at Dodger Stadium.

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Mattingly reflects on haircut benching

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Don Mattingly looked back at his benching for not cutting his hair 23 years to the day after it happened with the Yankees, back with baseball teams could be run by men named Stump and Stick.

Baez recalled from Triple-A

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The Dodgers recalled right-hander Pedro Baez from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday to take the place on the roster of Hyun-jin Ryu, who was placed on the disabled list.

Glute strain lands Ryu on DL

Dodgers starter Hyun-jin Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strain of his gluteus muscle, suffered on Wednesday in Atlanta. His timetable for return is unclear.

Notes: Ellis starts, Figgins future murky

Pregame notes before the Dodgers face the Angels in the opener of a four-game Freeway Series on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. A.J. Ellis returns to the starting lineup after two games off with a...

Dee Gordon 3rd fastest Dodger to 50 steals

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Dee Gordon stole his 50th base, putting him alongside some select company in Dodgers franchise history, including Maury Wills.

Colletti on Dodgers standing pat at trade deadline

The non-waiver trade deadline came and went on Thursday afternoon and the Dodgers didn't make a single move. Though general manager Ned Colletti expected as much given his conversations over the...

Notes: Van Slyke, Haren, Figgins, Barney

Catching up on some Dodgers pregame notes before their game against the Braves.

Albuquerque brawls with Reno

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Shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena was smack in the middle of a brawl on Saturday night between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Reno Aces, a fracas that saw benches empty and nine players and a manager...

Dodgers, Giants on mound

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A look at the pitching between the Giants and Dodgers heading into their three-game weekend series in San Francisco.

Dodgers, Giants on offense

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A look at the offenses for both the Dodgers and Giants, who have faced each other 10 times this season, with San Francisco winning seven of the 10 games.

Kemp back in center field, for a few innings

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We might need a flowchart to keep track of the logic, but the Dodgers center field enigma made for several position changes on Saturday night, including Matt Kemp back in center field for the first...

Turner to begin rehab Sunday in Rancho

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Justin Turner, out since June 28 with a strained left hamstring, will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Crawford starts taking fly balls in CF

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The next step in the Dodgers trying to find acceptable defense out of center field will be Carl Crawford, trying to add to his versatility for more playing time.

Dodgers set post-break rotation with SF in mind

A pair of All-Star appearances and an upcoming series with their division rivals in San Francisco were key factors in determining the Dodgers' pitching order after the break.

Maholm or Patterson to start Saturday

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Josh Beckett was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a left hip impingement. The one start he will certainly miss is Saturday, and it will be filled by either Paul Maholm or Triple-A starter...

Crawford activated from DL, accepts reserve role

The Dodgers activated Carl Crawford from the disabled list after the outfielder missed 40 games with a sprained left ankle.

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