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.

Notes: Van Slyke, Haren, Figgins, Barney

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

Albuquerque brawls with Reno


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


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

Dodgers, Giants on offense


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


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


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


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


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.


Beckett to DL, Baez recalled


The Dodgers placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement, and called up reliever Pedro Baez from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Dodgers concerned about Beckett


Dodgers starter Josh Beckett has been dealing with general soreness and the Dodgers held back Red Patterson from making a minor league start as a precaution in case they might need him at the major...

Elbert to pitch for Albuquerque Tuesday/Wednesday


Dodgers left-hander Scott Elbert pitched a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on Sunday and will pitch in back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday for Triple-A Albuquerque for the first time...

Hanley sidelined with calf injury


Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is completely unavailable on Sunday for the Dodgers, out with left calf tightness. A stint on the disabled list is a possibility, if not likely.

Uribe, Elbert updates, Robinson provides lefty bat


Don Mattingly spoke about the injured Dodgers and why Clint Robinson is up with the Dodgers

Hanley sidelined with shoulder pain


A late lineup change brings Carlos Triunfel in for Hanley Ramirez at shortstop for the Dodgers, as Ramirez felt pain in his shoulder while batting on Monday night.

Rehab updates, Mattingly remembers pine tar game

Updates on Juan Uribe, Carl Crawford and Scott Elbert

Uribe to stay with Quakes through Tuesday


Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe, sidelined since May 20 with a right hamstring strain, will extend his minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga through at least Tuesday.

Uribe to rehab in Rancho


Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe, out since May 20 with a right hamstring strain, will begin a three-game minor league rehab assignment on Thursday with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Uribe could be...

Billingsley to have elbow surgery, out for year


Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley will not pitch in 2014. The right-hander as expected on Monday opted for surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. The surgery will be performed by...

Crawford's rehab progress stuck in neutral

Brief injury status checks on Carl Crawford, Juan Uribe, Chone Figgins and Chad Billingsley

Billingsley likely done for year

Chad Billingsley said today that he felt soreness during second inning of last Sunday's rehab appearance

Crawford in Arizona, Uribe progressing


Notes on a few injured Dodgers in various stages of rehabilitation. Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is getting simulated at-bats in Arizona, while Juan Uribe is getting closer to starting a rehab...

Billingsley has partially torn flexor tendon

Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley has a partially torn flexor tendon and is discussing his treatment options with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Billingsley shut down with elbow discomfort

Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley reported elbow discomfort in his Tuesday bullpen session and will visit team physician Dr. Neal ElAttache in Los Angeles.

Billingsley to pitch Sunday in Rancho

Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley, on the mend from Tommy John surgery from April 2013, will begin a minor league rehab assignment with a start for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

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