#Dodgers Clayton Kershaw will start rehab assignment Friday with Rancho Cucamonga. Will throw 50-55 pitches. Will make more than one start
CSN Philly "Carlos Ruiz smiled and thought back to his minor league days. “They always told you, ‘Run hard every time. You never know,’” Ruiz said late Tuesday night. Just a few minutes earlier, Ruiz popped a ball up to left field with one out in the 10th inning of a tie game. He was so frustrated by..." April 23
Chad Billingsley (tendonitis in right elbow) to get PRP injection Wednesday. Hopes to resume throwing on road trip next week
CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg has displayed a little managerial wizardry, a little Ryno Magic, the last couple of days. On Sunday, he used John Mayberry Jr. as a late-game defensive replacement for hard-handed first baseman Ryan Howard. The move proved auspicious when Mayberry dug a ball out of the dirt to..." April 22
Hardball Talk "2013 National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw threw 51 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday at Dodger Stadium as he continues to make his way back from a strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back. And he’s nearly ready to make his return to game action. According to Ken..." April 21
Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig put on his Sunday best against the worst team in the major leagues. Puig had a show-stopping throw and a mighty impressive home run, the top highlights of the Dodgers’ 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Beckett and four relievers combined on a three-hitter as the..." April 21
ESPN.com "All indications point to Clayton Kershaw passing his biggest test with ease. Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace, has been on the disabled list with an upper back problem, but he threw a simulated game Sunday at Dodger Stadium at maximum effort and reported no problems afterward. The Dodgers..." April 21
12 days after knee surgery, A.J. Ellis is catching in full gear. Well ahead of that 4-6 week estimated rehab.
Kershaw said he assumes rehab start is next step.
L.A. Daily News "Before the game, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted he did not know if outfielder Andre Ethier was going to be ready for Saturday’s contest. Ethier was feeling so under the weather that he needed IV treatment, but he said there was no way he was sitting out if he could help it. “I was..." April 20
Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson sensed frustration out of his second baseman, so in the late innings on Friday night he told Aaron Hill something he tells his players somewhat regularly during games. Gibson told him he was going to deliver the game-winning hit. "I don't know if I believed..." April 19
Fansided "Hyun-Jin Ryu has donated $100 thousand dollars to the South Korea ferry rescue effort, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The ferry accident has claimed the lives of at least 29 and there are 270 more reported missing. The South Korean native came to the dodgers last season and was one of..." April 18
ESPN.com "Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The..." April 18
Los Angeles Times "Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something. Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where currently he is invincible. Ryu was at it again..." April 18
Kershaw threw 35 pitches, including breaking balls, and finished up with a couple lively fastballs.
ESPN.com "Just before dawn one day in late April 2012, four young Cubans stood on an otherwise deserted beach, peering hard into the Caribbean darkness. They were trying to escape their native country, and they were waiting for the boat that would take them away. Thirty minutes passed, then 60. Still no..." April 17
ESPN.com "Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The..." April 17
Hanley Ramirez said he expects to start Friday.
CSN Bay Area "Baseball makes no apologies for being a game of failure. But it does extend an olive branch of sorts. It comes in the form of opportunity. There is nearly always another game, another inning, another at-bat or even the next pitch. Especially in April, there is always another chance for..." April 17
San Jose Mercury News "As the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers counterpunched past midnight into Wednesday morning at AT&T Park, Hector Sanchez's mother sat in a car in the player's parking lot for three hours, eager for the game to end. The backup catcher's daughter was waiting too, for a famous father who needed to..." April 16
Chad Billingsley had his bullpen cut short at 20 pitches. Heading back to LA for dye-MRI tomorrow on elbow. Felt tightness/discomfort today
MLB.com "The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers will be celebrated as usual throughout baseball today with ceremonies from Yankee Stadium to Vero Beach, Fla. The main event will be staged in the Bronx prior to an Interleague game tonight between..." April 15
Los Angeles Magazine "n June 3, 2013, a year after setting foot in this country, Puig found himself in the Dodgers lineup for the first time. He wore the number 66 on his jersey, the whimsy of clubhouse manager Mitch Poole, who thought Puig, with his frenetic ways, was “kind of like the Tasmanian Devil.” The..." April 14
Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone in first place in the National League West, in large part..." April 14
RHP Brian Wilson said he's ready to come off DL. "Those were the 5 outings I needed." Eligible on Tues. Difficult roster move for #Dodgers
Disabled catcher A.J. Ellis, who played catch Friday, three days after knee surgery, took a few swings in the cage today.
Carl Crawford has tightness on right side.
Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez arrived Friday in Phoenix batting .189 on the young season and said he wasn’t the least bit worried. He felt his at-bats were good, even if the results were not. Seems he’s a man who knows his swing. In his two games since arriving in Arizona, Gonzalez happens to be five for..." April 13
Scott Elbert at Chase Field with #Dodgers today. Threw in the bullpen. Rehab assignment still TBD.
Fansided "The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to sign one of the top defecting free agents during the off-season by signing 27 year old second baseman Alexander Guerrero. This move made a lot of Dodger fans healthy, giving them a solid second baseman who has a bright future ahead of them. I know some..." April 12
Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez knew the hits were bound to come. Friday night, they did. Gonzalez drove in five runs in a 6-0 victory over the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks, including two on a home run in the first inning. With three hits, Gonzalez raised his average from .189 to .244. “I heard..." April 12
Detroit News "Victor Martinez’s live bat saved the Tigers from a dead-arm disaster in a 7-6 victory on Wednesday night. Leading off the 10th inning with a home run off hard-throwing Kenley Jansen, Martinez made a winning pitcher out of Joe Nathan -- after Nathan blew a save by allowing three runs in the..." April 10
Josh Beckett will start tonight’s game vs. Detroit. #Dodgers
True Blue L.A. "Carl Crawford hit a line-drive double that skipped past left fielder Rajai Davis for a walk-off 3-2 win for the Dodgers over the Tigers in 10 innings before a sellout crowd in the opener of a two-game interleague series at Dodger Stadium. It was the third hit of the night for Crawford, who as a..." April 09
Chad Billingsley said he's been told sensation in his elbow during rehab start Saturday was scar tissue coming loose. Nothing worrisome
#Dodgers catcher AJ Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear tomorrow morning in Los Angeles.
A.J. Ellis out 4-6 with meniscus year in left knee. #Dodgers backup C: Drew Butera. They also have Fed, Olivo in minors, but still.
Hardball Talk "On Saturday against the Giants, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig injured his thumb diving head-first into first base. Puig underwent X-rays but the team did not announce results until Sunday night. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports that Puig has been diagnosed with a strained ligament in his..." April 07
L.A. Daily News "Matt Kemp was unhappy when the weekend began. He had just been activated from the disabled list the morning of the Dodgers’ home opener, but his name wasn’t in the starting lineup. That changed about an hour later, when Yasiel Puig arrived late for Friday morning’s batting practice at Dodger..." April 07
#Dodgers today acquired Colt Hynes from CLE in exchange for Duke von Schamann. Hynes was added to the 40-man roster and optioned to AAA.
CBSSports.com "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is heading for an MRI on his injured left thumb, manager Don Mattingly announced. Puig hurt himself sliding into first base in the third inning on Saturday, but stayed in and finished the game. Puig, 23, was benched for Friday's home opener after showing up to the..." April 06
Hardball Talk "In the third inning, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig led off with a ground ball up the middle. Shortstop Brandon Crawford snagged the ball and fired to first but couldn’t beat Puig, who dove head-first in an attempt to beat the play. Puig reached successfully but was ultimately picked off. After..." April 06
CSN Bay Area "Michael Morse’s eyes grew wide as a bleacher bum’s with a home run ball screaming his way. “Really?” said Morse, informed that the Giants hit the fewest homers in the majors in 2012, when they won the World Series. “If that’s true, I guess we need to slow the pace down.” The Giants’ new left..." April 06
Hardball Talk "Dodgers starter Josh Beckett made his scheduled rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, but walked off with a trainer after a failed attempt to field a bunt, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports. Jesus Galindo laid down a bunt leading off the fifth inning and reached safely as..." April 05
Hardball Talk "ne day after being benched for arriving late to the ballpark, Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers’ lineup this afternoon against the Giants. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Puig will bat leadoff and play right field. Matt Kemp is in center field and Scott Van Slyke will play left as Don..." April 05
San Jose Mercury News "One time through the rotation, it appears this might be a new era of Giants baseball. They hit, they run, they light up the scoreboard -- and then they hold on for dear life. The lineup scored every run of an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first 12/3 innings. After that, the..." April 05
Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.
Matt Kemp has been activated. Mike Baxter optioned to Triple A.
Puig benched for being late to ballpark and now Kemp is in the lineup and batting second.
Ddogers Nation "It’s been a long journey for Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp since he was named the runner-up in the 2011 National League MVP race after hitting 39 home runs and stealing 40 bases. Since then, he has signed an eight-year, $160 million contract extension, suffered through two..." April 03