Dodgers News & Notes

Puig releases statement, also not in lineup

Yasiel Puig, in response to a recent LA Magazine column detailing his escape from Cuba, released a statement through his agent basically saying he has no further comment on the matter.

Dodgers set rotation for SF series

Paul Maholm gets the start on Wednesday in San Francisco, making the next trip through the starting rotation one of extra rest for the other four starters.

Guerrero healthy, joins Albuquerque

17 days after straining his oblique in a workout at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero is healthy and has joined Triple-A Albuquerque.

Have options, will travel

Chris Withrow has been lights out in the early going for the Dodgers, but he also has minor league options remaining. Will he remain in the Dodgers bullpen as it returns to full strength?

Ellis says knee injury has been brewing

Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis rejoined the team one day after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The catcher is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Billingsley cites scar tissue for rehab setback

Chad Billingsley is out for a few days and needs approval from team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache to resume throwing. But the right-hander chalked up the sensation felt in his elbow to scar tissue, and doesn't expect to be out long.

Beckett to start Wednesday

Josh Beckett is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday to make his 2014 season debut for the Dodgers. The right-hander tested his right ankle on Tuesday night on the mound before the game at Dodger Stadium.

Puig fit for thumb splint, still day-to-day

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is out of the lineup for a second straight game, still nursing a swollen left thumb, jammed when sliding into first base on Saturday. He was fit for a splint and is day-to-day.

Beckett's throws bullpen, Wednesday start likely

Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett threw a normal bullpen session on Sunday and said his ankle is improving, putting him in line for activation from the disabled list and a possible start on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Dodgers trade for LHP Colt Hynes

The Dodgers on Sunday acquired left-handed pitcher Colt Hynes from the Indians for minor league pitcher Duke Von Schamann. In a corresponding move, outfielder Mike Baxter was designated for assignment.


Dodgers bunch lefties together against Cain

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly penciled in four left-handed batters among the first five hitters against Giants starter Matt Cain, but wasn't concerned about potential left-handed relievers

Billingsley leaves first rehab start early

Chad Billingsley made his first start of his rehab assignment, he went out after feeling something but says his arm "feels pretty good" after his outing

MRI shows strained left thumb for Puig

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's thumb was still swollen one day after jamming it on a head-first slide. X-rays on the thumb came back negative. MRI results revealed a strained left thumb, and the outfielder is day-to-day.

Billingsley to make rehab start Sunday in Rancho

Nearly a year after his Tommy John surgery, Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley will start on Sunday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, the first of five planned minor league rehabilitation appearances.

Puig benched for being late

Dodgers outfielder showed up to the home opener at Dodger Stadium on Friday and was benched. Matt Kemp, just activated off the DL, starts in Puig's place.

Ryu in rare company with 3rd start in 6 games

Hyun-jin Ryu makes his third start of the year on Friday, putting him in rare company. Three starts in the first six games is something only two previous Dodgers pitchers have done since 1914.

Kershaw frustrated with injury

Sidelined with inflammation in an upper back muscle and no real timetable for return has the Dodgers ace frustrated.

Dodgers set weekend rotation vs. SF

The Dodgers will start Hyun-jin Ryu, Paul Maholm FridayJosh Beckett will start a minor league rehab game, likely Friday night in Rancho Cucamonga.

Wilson downplays elbow injury

Dodgers setup man Brian Wilson says he will soon be ready to pitch in minor league games on a rehab assignment. The Dodgers recalled reliever Jose Dominguez to take Wilson's place on the roster.

Kemp on track for Friday return

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp feels good and looks ready to be activated from the disabled list for Friday's home opener against the Giants at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw to be reevaluated in 2-3 weeks

Kershaw was placed on the disabled list on Sunday, retroactive to March 23. He will be reevaluated in 2-3 weeks.

Dodgers face weekend rotation questions

Hyun-jin Ryu will start next on either Friday or Saturday, but that's not the only choice facing Dodgers manager Don Mattingly heading into this weekend.

The saga of Chone Figgins & Adam Kennedy

A pair of former Angels teammates turned 36-year-old Dodgers, Chone Figgins and Adam Kennedy have a strained relationship.

Ellis, Mattingly glad for harsher drug penalties

MLB and the players' union announced changes to the drug policy on Friday. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis and manager Don Mattingly reacted to the news.

Ryu to start Sunday for Dodgers

Hyun-jin Ryu's toe proved healthy enough to start the series opener against the Padres on Sunday in San Diego. The Dodgers will follow with Zack Greinke on Tuesday and Dan Haren on Wednesday.

Kershaw improving, Beckett ready

A look at the Dodgers rotation a week before the home opener.

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