Foxsports.com "When Don Mattingly said Wednesday that the Dodgers could not expect to win simply by putting together a collection of All-Stars, many interpreted the manager’s remarks as criticism of the team’s front office and ownership. Dodgers president Stan Kasten did not see it that way. “I know what..." May 23
L.A. Daily News "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly criticized his team and benched All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier, then watched Los Angeles beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 Wednesday. Mattingly, in the third and final year of his contract, discussed his club's lack of mental toughness and said he wanted a..." May 23
Los Angeles Times "Manager Don Mattingly benched Andre Ethier for the Dodgers’ series finale at Miller Park on Wednesday, saying he did so because he wanted to field a lineup “that’s going to fight and compete the whole day.” This will be the third time Ethier is out of the lineup on this six-game trip. The..." May 22
#Dodgers have discussed calling up Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson, according to Don Mattingly.
Fox Sports Wisconsin "Carlos Gomez knew Zack Greinke was smiling when he struck him out with two runners on in the first inning. He also knew exactly what his former teammate was going to throw him when he got up for his third at-bat of the day in the fifth inning. Gomez got exactly what he was looking for and laced..." May 22
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Clayton Kershaw completely shut down the Milwaukee Brewers for the second time this season Monday night. That was predictable. Yovani Gallardo threw a whole lot of pitches for six innings. Again, totally expected. Essentially, so was the 3-1 victory by the Los Angeles Dodgers to begin..." May 21
ESPN Los Angeles "For a moment, let’s forget about how Don Mattingly’s players feel about him and ponder how he feels about them. When the Dodgers left San Francisco early this month, having been swept in a bitter, hard fought series, Mattingly told reporters he felt better about his team walking out than he..." May 20
Mark Ellis in the #Dodgers lineup. Tim Federowicz optioned to AAA.
Washington Times "Two days before he would make a triumphant return from the disabled list with 5 1/3 innings of one-run baseball in a victory over the Washington Nationals, Zack Greinke stood on the field at Dodger Stadium laughing and smiling in conversation with Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner. It was..." May 18
SI.com "Will Don Mattingly be the Dodgers manager for the remainder of the season? Team President Stan Kasten wouldn't say. "I don't discuss the manager and I never do," Kasten said. "Ever since spring training, we said that, when you wanted to talk about him every day. We had a rough start but we expect..." May 18
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves were finally home Friday night, with their lineup at full strength for the first time all season and playing in front of 43,238 fans at Turner Field. The stage was set. All they needed was somebody to shock them back into rhythm. Enter Justin Upton. The man who homered 12 times to get..." May 18
L.A. Daily News "Maybe it's the Miami in Paco Rodriguez, where endless sweltering days turn into long balmy nights until all you know is heat. Stick around long enough and your body adjusts to the conditions. Pretty soon what might seem scorching to everyone else seems normal to you. Maybe that explains why..." May 17
L.A. Daily News "To put it all into perspective, New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden had given up just eight home runs all season by the time Dodgers catcher Mike Scioscia came to the plate in the top of the ninth with L.A. down 4-2 in Game 4 of the 1988 National League Championship Series. Scioscia brought a..." May 16
L.A. Daily News "With Zack Greinke back in the fold for the Dodgers, his stint on the disabled list ending a month sooner than expected, someone had to come off the 25-man roster to make room for him. That someone turned out to be starter Josh Beckett, whose nagging left groin landed him on the disabled list..." May 16
ESPN.com "Trying to add depth to their injury-ravaged rotation, the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a minor-league deal with pitcher Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez, 30, will report to Triple-A Albuquerque, but has an opt-out clause in the deal if he's not in the major leagues on July 1. The signing was..." May 16
L.A. Daily News "Zack Greinke recently sent Dodgers manager Don Mattingly a text message gauging his fitness level before taking the mound for the first time since fracturing his left clavicle last month against the Padres. The gist being, Greinke was more than ready to compete but expecting him to be in..." May 16
Matt Magill will pitch Sunday. He could lose his spot when Ted Lilly returns
L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers will activate Zack Greinke from the disabled list, and the right-hander will start Wednesday night against the Washington Nationals less than five weeks after he had a metal plate inserted in his fractured left clavicle. Greinke made only one rehab start last Friday and threw 80..." May 15
Los Angeles Times "Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly was talking Tuesday afternoon about the importance of Zack Greinke's return to the rotation when he hit upon an unfortunate comparison. "Getting him back," he said "kind of gives you another Kershaw." Consider that wishful thinking. Because a couple of hours..." May 15
MLB.com "It's one thing to hear about Los Angeles Dodgers No. 1 prospect Yasiel Puig. It's another to see him play. I was fortunate to scout Puig (pronounced Pweeg) this past Spring Training when he was the rage of the Cactus League. He hit .517, stole bases, hit mammoth home runs and had fans eagerly..." May 14
L.A. Daily News "Josh Beckett not only was ineffective Monday, he was unhealthy. The Dodgers could add one more injury to their already long list after a 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals in front of an announced crowd of 32,337 at Dodger Stadium. The problem with Beckett, who tweaked his groin making a..." May 14
Foxsports.com "Tell me, whom exactly would the Los Angeles Dodgers hire as an immediate replacement for Don Mattingly? Phil Jackson? Sorry, there is no magic pill, no obvious internal or external choice to take over as Dodgers manager now, next week or even at mid-season. Which isn’t to say that Mattingly..." May 14
ESPN.com "He's been ineffective, but is he hurt? The Los Angeles Dodgers seemed to have a hard time getting the story straight after Monday's 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals. Josh Beckett, who is 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA, left the game after just three innings in part, manager Don Mattingly said,..." May 14
LHP Jonathan Sanchez looks like he's zeroing in on a deal with the Dodgers. May need a few starts in minors before call up.
L.A. Daily News "The coaches, managers and physicians may know where Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will start Wednesday, but it remained a state secret as of Monday afternoon. Greinke will either come off the disabled list to start against the Washington Nationals or make another rehabilitation start, likely for..." May 14
Zack Greinke starts for Dodgers Wednesday, Don Mattingly said.
Adrian Gonzalez is back in the lineup at first base.
Mattingly said Brandon League is still his closer "for now."
L.A. Daily News "Matt Kemp didn't realize he had 1,000 career hits until he looked up at the video board after slapping a single to center field in the fifth inning. "It's kind of a lot, it's kind of not," Kemp said. "Some great hitters behind me have 3,000 hits. It's hard to imagine getting that many..." May 13
L.A. Daily News "Paco Rodriguez fumbled for the words far too long before the Dodgers' 22-year-old rookie reliever just gave up and laughed. "If you would have asked me at this time last year if I would be in the major leagues today, I would have laughed at you," Rodriguez said. "From one year to another, you..." May 12
ESPN Los Angeles "Hyun-Jin Ryu got a big smile on his face when someone asked him if he was used to being asked to stop losing streaks. “Yes,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “There were a few times.” Ryu’s team in the Korean Baseball Organization, the Hanwha Eagles, finished with a losing record in each..." May 12
Fox Sports West "Dodgers starter Zack Greinke allowed eight runs (five earned) on six hits in 4 1/3 innings while making his first rehab start for Rancho Cucamonga after breaking his left collarbone a month ago. Despite the rough outing, Greinke is confident he’ll be able to pitch for the Dodgers as soon as..." May 11
ESPN Los Angeles "Longtime Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda came to the defense of current manager Don Mattingly, who has been under increasing media pressure in Los Angeles with his expensive team being off to a 13-20 start. Friday's Los Angeles Times featured two stories on Mattingly's job status, with one of..." May 11
Zack Greinke said he feels ready to start Wednesday for Dodgers: “I’m not gonna be in midseason form, but I feel like I can get guys out.”
Gonzalez back in #Dodgers lineup: Crawford LF Punto 3B Gonzalez 1B Kemp CF Ethier RF Ellis C Schumaker 2B Gordon SS Magill P.
Los Angeles Times "The new Dodgers owners, it turns out, jazzed up every corner of Dodger Stadium but one. The concourses are brighter, the restrooms cleaner, the entertainment snappier. There's still one area, however, that feels wholly unfinished, an inherited structure that the bosses are beginning to wonder..." May 10
Sources: Zack Greinke will start for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga tomorrow in Lake Elsinore. #Dodgers
Fox Sports Arizona "Heath Bell knows what he would do with Paul Goldschmidt. “I’d walk him,” Bell said. The Dodgers should consider it. Goldschmidt’s two home runs were all the offense Wade Miley and two relievers needed in the Diamondbacks’ 3-2 victory on Wednesday, when they completed a three-game sweep at..." May 09
True Blue L.A. "MRI results for Hanley Ramirez confirmed a strain of his left hamstring strain, and the Dodgers are placing the official timetable for his return at four to six weeks. That puts Ramirez back with the Dodgers some time in the first two weeks of June if all goes according to plan. Ramirez injured..." May 08
Fox Sports Arizona "Paul Goldschmidt fought through an 11-pitch at-bat against Dodgers closer Brandon League and got a huge payoff at the end. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Tuesday night, sending last-place Los Angeles to its..." May 08
L.A. Daily News "Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford dove a moment too late when Trevor Cahill's sinking line drive failed to sink into his glove in the second inning Monday, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks their first two runs. Crawford dropped Didi Gregorius' fly ball just a moment too soon for the umpires'..." May 07
Arizona Republic "It hasn’t so much been the number of runs the Diamondbacks have scored that’s been problematic. It’s been the distribution of them. It’s true, as General Manager Kevin Towers pointed out, that the Diamondbacks are the only team in the majors yet to be shut out. But he also noted that they..." May 07
MLB.com "Many of the Dodgers' top Minor League prospects opened the 2013 season at Double-A Chattanooga, but if you want to see them there, hurry. From the club's top 20 prospects (as ranked by MLB.com's Draft and prospect expert Jonathan Mayo), five of the top six are with the Lookouts, including Cuban..." May 06
L.A. Daily News "Don't blame the Dodgers' poor start on injuries. That's according to manager Don Mattingly, who insisted 10 disabled list entries and a half dozen or so other ailments that have sidelined starters through parts of the first five weeks aren't the reasons why his team has underperformed. The..." May 06
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants picked a good evening to invite a national television audience into their cozy waterfront home. Fans around the country got a good glimpse of how things work around here. They saw clutch hits, rabid fans, the end of a series sweep within the division, the closer shooting his finger..." May 06
MiLB.com "Joc Pederson turned 21 this month and is the second-youngest position player in the Double-A Southern League. But when you watch the Chattanooga outfielder, don't expect many youthful mistakes. If fact, it is just the opposite. "He has a feel for the game this is rarely seen at that age,"..." May 06
Mark Ellis is not on the lineup sheet as an extra or starter so he's likely to be disabled today.
Adrian Gonzalez said MRI showed a mild strain of neck muscle. Plans to play through pain. Skipped BP. Didn't want to aggravate before game.
L.A. Daily News "Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was a late scratch for Friday's series opener at San Francisco with neck pain. Manager Don Mattingly said Gonzalez suffered the injury in a collision with an umpire in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to Colorado. Gonzalez told Mattingly just before the team took..." May 04
L.A. Daily News "Bad luck and missed opportunities have been persistent themes in the Dodgers' slow start. They got more of both on Friday in a 2-1 loss to the Giants in front of 43,113 at AT&T Park. The Giants broke a 1-1 tie when Buster Posey homered into the left-field bleachers leading off the ninth..." May 04