Heard Mets trying hard to move Bartolo Colon, which isn’t exactly a surprise. Also no surprise: Dodgers trying hard to move Kemp.
L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers did not field their usual lineup Monday, and not by choice. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig were still having trouble gripping a bat without pain in their sore left hands. Neither was able to take batting practice. When Don Mattingly made out his lineup card, he was still waiting..." July 22
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 22
No Puig or Ramirez in lineup tonight.
Orange County Register "The Dodgers had their issues with Cardinals pitching over the weekend. And those issues might linger. Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were hit in the left hand by pitches during the three-game series. Ramirez was hit in the left shoulder as well. Puig was hit during Saturday’s loss and left..." July 21
Yasiel Puig not in #Dodgers lineup for tonight's game. ESPN personnel don black armbands.
ESPN.com "Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig left Saturday's 4-2 loss to St. Louis in the eighth inning, five innings after he was hit on the hand by a pitch from starter Joe Kelly. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Puig got hit "near the top or on the side a little bit.'' He's..." July 20
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Seated close to his teammate Clayton Kershaw and about to share a clubhouse with fellow National League All-Star Adam Wainwright, Dodgers righty Zack Greinke marveled last week in Minneapolis at the alchemy those two pitchers had and that he wanted. The aces had found a way to turn every one of..." July 20
#Dodgers Josh Beckett said he "felt better than I expected " throwing off mound for 1st time since contrast MRI and cortisone injection
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The career pitching leader in winning percentage at Busch Stadium III, minimum 25 decisions, is not Chris Carpenter. Nor is it another obvious guess, Adam Wainwright. The answer is Lance Lynn, who is 24-10 (.706) at new Busch and 11-6 overall this year after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2..." July 19
USA Today "The Dodger Bunch, a group of Los Angeles Dodgers fans in and around Pasadena that share four season tickets, loved the All-Star Game. Not that the National League lost. Not that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig kept striking out. No, they loved it because they could actually watch the..." July 18
Fox Sports "Matt Kemp isn’t asking the Dodgers to trade him. But he isn’t necessarily opposed to the idea, either. The outfielder’s agent, former major-league pitcher Dave Stewart, told FOX Sports on Wednesday that Kemp again wants to be an everyday center fielder, something that isn’t in his immediate..." July 17
Spoke to a baseball source today who said he expects the #Dodgers to pursue Jonathan Papelbon
MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16
ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P
Yahoo! Sports "He's 17 years old. That's what gets everyone. It's not Julio Urias' 97-mph fastball, which is unforgettable because he fires it left-handed. Nor is it his left eye, which droops because of childhood surgery to remove a tumor. It's the fact that he can barely drive, can't vote, is almost half a..." July 14
Crawford LF, Rojas SS, Kemp sits.
L.A. Daily News "Andre Ethier was back in center field, Carl Crawford might be on deck to relieve him at some point, Miguel Rojas was playing shortstop, and reliever Paul Maholm was the starting pitcher. And that was before right fielder Yasiel Puig got thrown out of Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres..." July 13
Los Angeles Times "General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Saturday the Dodgers are unlikely to acquire a frontline pitcher such as David Price or Cole Hamels before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Colletti acknowledged he is looking for both starting and relief pitching. While he didn’t specifically..." July 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "Some things stretch the bounds of logic and physics: 41-inning scoreless streaks, Yasiel Puig’s right arm, Alexi Amarista’s ability to punish a mistake, Joaquin Benoit’s deliberate pace. On Friday, there was nothing special about Dan Haren’s abbreviated start. That Clayton Kershaw had thrown a..." July 12
Hardball Talk "Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered. That’s fitting, because before having his ear bitten off by a maniac Guerrero was..." July 11
L.A. Daily News "Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless-innings streak has ended. His dominant pitching for the Dodgers, however, is very much in tact. Kershaw threw a complete-game, three-hit, 11-strikeout gem, leading the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw’s..." July 11
ESPN Los Angeles "A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the attack. Bryan Stow's father said his son probably..." July 11
Detroit News "If this really was a World Series preview, well … Actually, strike that. We won’t know for several months if this was any sort of sneak peek, nor were these two games any barometer of how a Tigers-Dodgers Fall Classic might even shake out. After all, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez..." July 10
Detroit News "About the hitting the Tigers did all night, we could talk all day. Down 5-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the first inning on Tuesday night, the Tigers had tied the game by the second. They were in front to stay by the third. They’d scored 11 runs by the fourth. And eventually won..." July 09
Hardball Talk "The Dodgers placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list today with a left hip impingement. He pitched on July 6, and the All-Star break is coming up, so he’ll be eligible to come off not too terribly long after the All-Star break is over, meaning that he may only miss one or two starts, tops." July 09
Sources: #Dodgers agree to sign Roger Bernadina.
Orange County Register "The haves really rubbed it in on the have-nots this weekend. Josh Beckett’s five scoreless innings Sunday set up the Dodgers for an 8-2 win over the pitching-starved Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers took three out of four in the series with their starting pitchers in the three victories —..." July 07
Denver Post "There's a pecking order to the home run bat-flip and rooster walk. In Washington last week, budding Rockies slugger Corey Dickerson said he wasn't ready to stride out of the batter's box with a mean lean. Second-year Dodgers bomber Yasiel Puig, on the other hand, is king of the jerk-and-chuck,..." July 06
#Dodgers LHP Scott Elbert has had his rehab with Rancho Cucamonga temporarily stopped due to soreness in toe on left foot
Crawford to Albuquerque on Saturday.
Los Angeles Times "In the 57 seasons the Dodgers have called Los Angeles their home, only two pitchers have recorded scoreless innings streaks longer than Clayton Kershaw's. Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale. That's it. Kershaw extended his shutout streak to 36 innings Friday, pitching eight innings in a 9-0..." July 05
Matt Kemp out of the starting lineup for first time since May 27. Started 35 straight games in LF
Hardball Talk "Fun from the Elias Sports Bureau: yesterday Zack Greinke walked two guys. That broke a record, as it was the 37th consecutive game n which a Dodgers starting pitcher allowed two walks or fewer. The previous record was held by the 2005 Twins. No, it’s not exactly one of those “I’ll always..." July 04
L.A. Daily News "Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game. Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and L.A. beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday..." July 04
Mattingly: Hanley will play "a couple of days here and a couple of days there."
.@Dodgers recalled infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second of a three-game series Tuesday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 83. Opponent: Dodgers. Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. Time of day: Night. Time elapsed: 3 hours, 21..." July 02
Los Angeles Times "ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren allowed only two baserunners in seven innings. He walked David Murphy and gave up an infield hit to Michael Bourn in the third inning, but nothing else. "That's the best I've thrown the ball this year," said Haren, who is unbeaten in his last five starts. The game was the..." July 01
Mattingly did mention Beckett "had a little something" with his hip but nothing that would keep him from starting
No Hanley Ramirez again.
Hanley Ramirez not available today. Left calf tightness
Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers might not be playing like this in October, or playing at all, for that matter. But over the last three days, they have shown they can play with the St. Louis Cardinals. With Clayton Kershaw scheduled to pitch in the series finale Sunday, the Dodgers already have two victories in..." June 29
Hanley Ramirez now in #Dodgers lineup, batting 3rd.
Still no Hanley Ramirez in lineup.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Carlos Martinez got them into the fifth inning. The lineup found a way to get them a lead. The rest was up to the bullpen. As the Cardinals reached the exact midpoint of their season – 81 games down, 81 to go – the offense remains a recurring riddle and the rotation is in triage, but the..." June 28
New York Post "Jurors adjourned for the weekend Friday without reaching a verdict in a trial to determine fault for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following a baseball game at Dodger Stadium three years ago. The attack, after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener in 2011, left former paramedic Bryan..." June 28
L.A. Daily News "Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Jamey Wright (3-2) threw 2 2-3 scoreless innings in relief of Dan Haren to pick up the win. Davis (5-2) had..." June 26