New York Post "Don Mattingly didn’t get the job when he interviewed to become Yankees manager five years ago, but that doesn’t mean the Dodgers manager is ruling out the possibility of ever returning to The Bronx. “I can see myself managing anywhere, honestly,” Mattingly said when asked if he ever could..." June 19
North Jersey "Joe Girardi predicted the cheers for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly could outdo the cheers for Mariano Rivera on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. The former Yankee player and coach never did get to hear his name announced. A consistent rain shower led to the postponement of the Yankees' game against..." June 19
Newark Star-Ledger "On a single, laughable play, the tenor of this 6-4 Yankees victory pivoted from jittery to jovial. The actor at the center was Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario. The Yankees served merely as props in his slapstick exhibition in the first half of this doubleheader. With one out in the seventh,..." June 19
Ned Colletti Dodgers GM just told me that Matt Kemp is "running at 75% without pain..trying to push it farther. No timetable yet for rehab"
Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw soon could become the richest pitcher in baseball history. But Kershaw was upset that he had to talk Sunday about his ongoing negotiations with the Dodgers, whom he blamed for leaking information to Fox Sports. The previous night, Fox Sports reported that Kershaw and the..." June 17
Boston Globe "Early this week, the Houston Astros will formulate a game plan as to how to approach their veteran assets. Teams are already calling about Bud Norris, a cheap ($3 million) solution to any contender’s rotation. Cheap in salary, but he won’t be cheap in acquisition cost. The Astros are willing..." June 17
Even if/when Kemp and Crawford return, Puig will probably remain in major leagues, according to Mattingly.
True Blue L.A. "It wasn't pretty, and at times it was infuriating, but the Dodgers pulled out a win on Saturday, beating the Pirates 5-3 in 11 innings at PNC Park, snapping a two-game losing streak. Andre Ethier opened the 11th inning with a double, scored on a single by Juan Uribe, then Nick Punto doubled for..." June 16
Foxsports.com "First, Felix Hernandez. Then Justin Verlander. And soon, Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers have made progress on a seven-year extension for Kershaw, and the dollar amount will be above the $180 million the Tigers awarded Verlander, according to major-league sources. Kershaw, 25, would warrant a..." June 16
ESPN Los Angeles "It has been suggested that Yasiel Puig's rage during Tuesday's brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks is another sign of his immaturity and, in baseball terminology, questionable "makeup." Could be, but if that's the case, why did Major League Baseball suspend Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Ian..." June 15
Hardball Talk "MLB handed down suspensions yesterday for Tuesday’s benches-clearing brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, with Arizona’s Ian Kennedy receiving a 10-game suspension and Eric Hinske getting five games. J.P. Howell and Skip Schumaker both got two games on the Dodgers’ side of things while..." June 15
New York Post "The days of the Yankees being considered locks to retain their own big-money free agents are in the past. And with Robinson Cano appear headed to the open market, the Dodgers again appear ready to spend big this offseason. The Dodgers and MLB have a tentative agreement that would allow the team..." June 15
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When the Pirates packed their bags to depart spring training, Jeff Locke was the last man to make the rotation. Now, he's the last man standing. First, a shoulder injury to James McDonald. Ineffectiveness caused Jonathan Sanchez's departure. Forearm pain forced Wandy Rodriguez to the disabled..." June 15
Foxsports.com "You want answers, I’ve got answers, courtesy of sources familiar with the suspensions that baseball issued Friday for the Dodgers-Diamondbacks brawl. • Why only 10 games for Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy? Kennedy threw at Zack Greinke’s head after the umpires issued warnings to both..." June 14
MLB.com "Major League Baseball has issued the following discipline as a result of the on-field incidents that occurred in Tuesday night's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Joe Garagiola, Jr., Senior Vice President of Standards & On-Field Operations for..." June 14
Matt Kemp won't be activated on this road trip
Hardball Talk "We heard yesterday that suspensions would be handed out today for Tuesday’s brawl between the Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl, but an official announcement will have to wait for one more day. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that MLB is now expected to announce punishments tomorrow. No..." June 13
MLB.com "The two managers met at home plate before the game to exchange lineup cards, but more than that, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and D-backs manager Kirk Gibson seemed to come to an understanding that the time for fighting had passed and it was now time for baseball. Then the two teams went out..." June 13
Hanley Ramirez is running the bases, the last test before returning to the lineup.
No announcement yet, but Puig is likely to be scratched with a sore right shoulder.
Alex Castellanos will start in RF for the injured Yasiel Puig.
Hardball Talk "Overshadowed by the bench-clearing ugliness of last night’s Dodgers-Diamondbacks game is that Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly finally decided to change closers, announcing beforehand that Kenley Jansen would replace Brandon League in the ninth inning. Jansen has always been the far superior..." June 12
L.A. Daily News "Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell pinned Turner Ward, the Arizona Diamondbacks' assistant hitting coach, over a rail hanging above a concrete camera well. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wrestled Diamondbacks bench coach Alan Trammell to the ground. Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire grabbed..." June 12
Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers will open the 2014 season in Australia. Their opponents? The Arizona Diamondbacks, with whom they brawled Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The season-opening games are to be played on March 22 and 23 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, according to a person familiar with the plans..." June 12
L.A. Daily News "At the height of Fernandomania 32 years ago, Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda had enough on his plate managing a playoff-contending team with 25 vastly different personalities against a stacked National League with powerhouse rivals in Philadelphia, Houston, Montreal and Cincinnati. Let alone..." June 11
MLB.com "Kenley Jansen is the new Dodgers closer. Manager Don Mattingly made the change Tuesday, one day after Brandon League blew his fourth save. League entered Monday's game in the ninth inning with the Dodgers leading the D-backs, 3-1, but allowed four runs and took the loss. Mattingly said the..." June 11
Foxsports.com "Does anyone else find it odd that the big-money Dodgers, like the big-money Angels a year ago, required mouth-to-mouth resuscitation from a relative novice? Compared to Yasiel Puig, Mike Trout actually was a grizzled veteran when he joined the Angels in April 2012; he had appeared in 40 games..." June 11
Arizona Republic "After benefiting from a brutal umpire’s call in the eighth inning, the Diamondbacks proceeded to score three runs in the ninth off closer Brandon League in a comeback win over the Dodgers on Monday night. Willie Bloomquist’s infield single behind the second-base bag allowed two runners to score..." June 11
Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers hope shortstop Hanley Ramirez can return to their lineup this weekend after an MRI examination showed no damage to his previously injured left hamstring. The team does not plan to put Ramirez on the disabled list, Manager Don Mattingly said Monday. "I think it makes everybody..." June 10
Matt Kemp could be back next week. Don Mattingly said Kemp could start rehab as early as Friday. #Dodgers
Fox Sports West "Hanley Ramirez was left off the Dodgers' starting lineup again Sunday amid growing concern about the shortstop's sore left hamstring. Ramirez underwent an MRI exam Sunday and "we'll find out if it's going to be more serious than we've been talking about," Manager Don Mattingly said. "He's..." June 10
Hanley Ramirez said he won't be going back on the DL. He said he will miss two more starts.
Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig is hitting .464 with four home runs and 10 runs batted in through the first seven games of his major league career. The rookie outfielder has spent every one of those games as the Dodgers' leadoff hitter. But before Sunday’s 8-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves, Manager Don Mattingly said..." June 10
Los Angeles Times "Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, sidelined with a right hamstring injury since May 30, experienced a mild setback in his recovery, Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. Kemp, who has been working out with the team after rehabbing recently at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., was expected to..." June 10
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dan Uggla is still not hitting his weight, but the Braves second baseman more than pulled his weight during the weekend at Dodger Stadium. Uggla hit two home runs and drove in four runs Sunday in an 8-1 Braves rout of the Dodgers, giving him three homers in consecutive wins that earned Atlanta..." June 10
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers on Sunday made official what was reported on Saturday, that Ted Lilly was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a neck sprain and Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to start the series finale against the Braves at Dodger Stadium. Magill had successful results in..." June 09
Mattingly said Matt Kemp hit "a little bit of a snag" today while running. Not quite 100%, nor ready for rehab yet. Friday return doubtful
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Kris Medlen could barely contain his enthusiasm Friday when the Braves pitcher discussed what Dodger Stadium meant to him, and how he used to come to games with sold-out crowds when he was a kid growing up in nearby Norwalk, a Los Angeles suburb. He talked of how being back here always reminded..." June 09
Hardball Talk "Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig was at it again last night, as he ripped a game-tying solo home run to left field in the sixth inning against the Braves. In doing so, he made a little bit of history. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Puig is just the second player since 1900 to hit..." June 08
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the Braves’ bear of a rookie, Evan Gattis, helped manufacture a run for a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, it looked as if Paul Maholm had the stuff to shut down the Dodgers on groundballs the rest of the way. The Dodgers’ own phenom, Cuban rookie Yasiel Puig, thought otherwise and hit a..." June 08
Hanley Ramirez, after pinch-hitting tonight, said he expects to start Saturday night.
Hanley Ramirez has tightness in the same hamstring that put him on the disabled list.
MLB.com "Zack Greinke returned to form on Thursday night, and the legend of Yasiel Puig grew. Greinke fired seven scoreless innings and Puig hit his first Major League grand slam to lead the Dodgers past the Braves, 5-0, at Dodger Stadium in the opener of a four-game series. Puig, hitless on..." June 07
Hardball Talk "After being scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday due to a sore left foot, Hyun-Jin Ryu has been cleared to start tomorrow night against the Braves. Ryu injured the foot when he kicked a comebacker during his two-hit shutout against the Angels on May 28, but he managed to avoid a stint..." June 07
Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers chose Jacksonville right-hander Chris Anderson with their first pick, No. 18 overall, in Major League Baseball's amateur draft. Anderson, 20, had a 7-5 record with a 2.49 earned-run average for Jacksonville this season. In 104 2/3 innings, he had 101 strikeouts and limited..." June 06
L.A. Daily News "Dodgers pitcher Scott Elbert will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow next week and miss the remainder of the 2013 season. Elbert was diagnosed with a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The expected time of..." June 06
Los Angeles Times "While Yasiel Puig tries to settle into the major leagues, the Dodgers are said to be looking to add another high-priced Cuban prospect. The Dodgers are among the clubs interested in 26-year-old right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke..." June 06
Carl Crawford's hamstring strain is "fairly significant," according to Mattingly. Will be out for more than 15 days.