San Diego Union-Tribune "The first time Justin Upton swung a bat Sunday afternoon, he fouled off a 91 mph cutter from Dodgers starter Carlos Frias. The second time he swung, he fouled off a 96 mph two-seam fastball, cracking his bat in the process. So Upton walked toward the dugout and retrieved a new piece of..." May 25
Don Mattingly says club thinks Yasmani Grandal will likely be back after the minimum 7 days. Might DH in 2-3 minor lg games
Orange County Register "While Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi are spending a good portion of their days assessing the trade market for starting pitching, Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias are acting like houseguests who don’t want to leave. Bolsinger was outstanding Saturday night, making the most of the Dodgers’..." May 24
ESPN Los Angeles "Hyun-Jin Ryu said Friday that he has known since his initial physical for the Los Angeles Dodgers before the 2013 season that he had a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He finally got it taken care of Thursday, when he underwent arthroscopic surgery that will keep him out until at least next..." May 24
Puig tried to jog, still had tight hamstring, no return timetable.
Carl Crawford is still in Arizona, working out at Camelback Ranch. Oblique still bothering him during some exercises
Source: Dodgers have acquired LHP Eric Surkamp from CWS. 2.81 ERA in 11 apps for T-A Charlotte.
Ryu: "I knew about the tear" in labrum from MRI two years ago. That would explain shoulder woes since then.
Yasmani Grandal won't play tomorrow. No diagnosis as of yet. Sounds like a Concussion hasn't been ruled out.
Orange County Register "It spanned five days, six hours and seven or so minutes, but the Dodgers’ scoreless streak finally ended in Friday’s fifth inning at Dodger Stadium, when Andre Ethier doubled and Justin Turner walked in the run, seemingly savoring it. Thirty-five full innings had passed since the Dodgers..." May 23
Sporting News "The Dodgers have yet to set a timetable for the return of injured outfielders Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford, manager Don Mattingly said Friday. Puig was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 26 after aggravating his left hamstring on April 13. According to Mattingly, Puig can't even run..." May 23
Puig said to be feeling much better. May not be that much longer. #dodgers
CSN Bay Area "Round III lived up to the hype, and once again Madison Bumgarner was the lefty who got to walk through a handshake line. Bumgarner and the Giants beat Clayton Kershaw for the third time this season, winning 4-0 at AT&T Park to extend their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Giants..." May 22
San Francisco Chronicle "AT&T Park has not been a happy place for the Dodgers this year. Nowadays, the 15-year-old house of bricks and garlic fries and late-night seagull invasions is not a happy place for visiting hitters. Pitching is spearheading a Giants surge that has landed them 2½ games out of first place in the..." May 21
Orange County Register "While investing heavily in one Cuban infielder and welcoming him to the Dodgers this week, another Cuban infielder has all but disappeared from the organization. Erisbel Arruebarrena has not played a game at any level this season and has been placed on the suspended list by the Dodgers,..." May 21
SI.com "Dodgers pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu will have left arthroscopic shoulder surgery that could potentially end his 2015 season, the team announced Wednesday. The Dodgers have not determined a timetable for Ryu's return, but a Yahoo report Wednesday noted the conventional wisdom surrounding Ryu's..." May 21
CSN Bay Area "May 19 is far too early to take a meaningful look at the standings. But when you lost eight straight games at one point, fell six games under .500, and have spent seven weeks chasing the richest team in pro sports, there’s never truly a bad time to appreciate how far you’ve come. After a 2-0..." May 20
Welp, there it is. Hyun-jin Ryu will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow in LA
It’s official: Hector Olivera passed his physical and will now begin his contract with the #Dodgers.
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers made official their signing of Cuban defector Hector Olivera to a six-year contract on Tuesday, worth a reported $62.5 million. The club also announced he signing of right-handed pitcher Pablo Fernandez to a minor league deal, which included a reported $8 million bonus. The..." May 19
Hardball Talk "Three-time All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal has decided to retire at age 37 after injuries derailed numerous comeback attempts in recent years. Furcal debuted for the Braves in 2000, winning the Rookie of the Year award, and spent the next decade as one of the league’s best all-around..." May 19
Ddogers Nation "As manager of the reigning National League and World Series champions San Francisco Giants, Bruce Bochy will manage the NL All-Stars in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The Midsummer Classic will be played July 14 at the Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds. While Bochy will lead..." May 19
Source: Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu considering surgery on shoulder. Korean report says happening this week. Source says still not determined.
The Dodgers are promoting pitching prospect Jose De Leon from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to Double-A Tulsa.
18-year-old pitching sensation Julio Urias to have cosmetic surgery on left eye; sidelined one month, helping limit innings.
Orange County Register "When it looks like it did Sunday, Kenley Jansen’s stuff is fantastically hard to hit. In his first save chance in seven months, the reinstated closer blew biting cutter after biting cutter past the Colorado Rockies in a dominant display at Dodger Stadium to complete a 1-0 victory. Mike..." May 18
Orange County Register "When the Dodgers broke the news to Kiké Hernandez three days before the 2015 season began that he would not be making the team’s opening-day roster, they did it while leaving him an encouraging thing to think about. Soon, he’d be back. And not just an ambiguous soon — soon, like, as soon as our..." May 17
Denver Post ""I Love L.A." That Randy Newman ditty blares out of the speakers at Dodger Stadium every time the home team wins. The Rockies have been forced to listen to the song — a lot — having lost 10 of their last 11 games to the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. But not Saturday night. Behind a..." May 17
SI.com "In an emotional hearing inside a Los Angeles courtroom this week, former major league outfielder Milton Bradley was ordered to begin serving the 32-month jail sentence he received following his 2013 conviction on multiple counts of domestic violence and abuse. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge..." May 17
Dodgers lineup vs. LHP De La Rosa: Hernandez CF Rollins SS Kendrick 2B Turner 1B Guerrero LF Van Slyke RF Uribe 3B Ellis C Greinke P
Mattingly said #Dodgers Hyun Jin Ryu is "still in the question mark" phase as far as when he will start throwing again.
#Dodgers Brandon Beachy will throw to hitters this weekend probably Saturday for 1st time since 2nd TJ surgery
Orange County Register "Before Friday’s game, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly scoffed at the idea that something has been lacking in Clayton Kershaw’s performances this season. “I don’t feel there’s a big corner that he has to turn,” Mattingly said of the reigning National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner who toted..." May 16
Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez made a huge statement Thursday night at soggy Dodger Stadium. Stuck in a horrific slump, the Rockies' right fielder unleashed a two-out, three-run homer to right field off closer Yimi Garcia in the ninth inning, stunning the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4. CarGo's special delivery,..." May 15
#Dodgers activate closer Kenley Jansen, who had been out all year after foot surgery. LHP Daniel Coulombe sent to AAA.
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
ESPN Los Angeles "Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez, one of the team's hardest-throwing and effective relievers, left Wednesday night's 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins with an injury to his right pectoral muscle and appears headed for the 15-day disabled list. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Baez will undergo an MRI..." May 14
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Giancarlo Stanton knocked in three runs and the Miami Marlins salvaged a three-game series with a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. Dee Gordon went 4-for-5 and scored a pair of runs and Sam Dyson (2-0) picked up the win by recording the final two outs of the sixth for the..." May 14
Kenley Jansen said he'll be ready if the Dodgers choose to activate him Friday instead of Saturday as planned.
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers overcame the eighth wonder of the world with a wondrous offensive performance of their own. Andre Ethier tied a career high with five hits, including a home run in an 11-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers reached a new season high with 21 hits,..." May 13
Mattingly said Puig will be out at least another couple of weeks.
Puig MRI confirmed setback, slowing down rehab.
L.A. Daily News "Scott Van Slyke has your back. A baserunning blunder by Joc Pederson that costs a run? No worries, Van Slyke makes a spectacular running catch and throw to nail a runner at the plate. A rare ninth-inning meltdown by the Dodgers bullpen? No problem. Van Slyke answers with a booming three-run..." May 12
Mattingly said Puig MRI showed nothing major new to hamstring injury, but called it a setback: "Obviously he wasn't as close as we thought."
Mike Bolsinger is in the Dodgers’ clubhouse. He’ll start tomorrow.