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
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers followed their familiar formula to a tee on Wednesday night in their 5-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park. Dan Haren in his Dodgers debut was in complete control, pitching six innings without a walk. He allowed four hits, and the one run he did allow was unearned thanks to a..." April 03
CBSSports.com "After just two appearances, Dodgers setup man Brian Wilson has been forced to the 15-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his elbow, the club told reporters Tuesday night (such as Dylan Hernandez). There no word as to the severity just yet, but there has to be concern with Wilson having..." April 02
MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have claimed shortstop Carlos Triunfel off of waivers from the Mariners, the club announced via press release. Triunfel has been optioned to Triple-A. That brings an end to a disappointing tenure for Triunfel in Seattle, which designated him for assignment on Friday. Once a..." April 02
True Blue L.A. "Yasiel Puig homered early, and the Dodgers bullpen came through late to make a winner out of Zack Greinke in his 2014 debut, a 3-2 victory over the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego. Greinke allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in his five innings in his first start of the season, with..." April 02
Mattingly: Kershaw has not resumed throwing since he reported discomfort Saturday. Maybe tomorrrow.
#Dodgers will let Kershaw rehab for another 2-3 weeks before they let him try to throw hard again. Hard to see him back before mid-May.
Sporting News "A late-night spat between Dodgers and Angels fans in Southern California turned violent, leaving three Marines stabbed and six people arrested. The fight broke out just before 2 a.m. Monday near Main and Walnut Streets in Huntington Beach, when a woman wearing an Angels jersey reportedly got..." April 01
Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01
CBSSports.com "I'll be frank: I'm pretty weary of opinions on Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig, pro or con. Puig the ballplayer is much to my liking. He's exciting, if plainly raw at times, and very, very good. But everything that falls under the rubric of "the essence of Puig" is getting pretty tiresome. No doubt,..." March 31
Los Angeles Times "There was a competition, sort of. And there is a winner, apparently. With Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley trying to come back from surgery, in the off-season the Dodgers signed veteran left-hander Paul Maholm to add rotation depth. The Dodgers knew Billingsley (Tommy John surgery) would not..." March 31
San Diego Union-Tribune "Nationally, on this country’s preferred medium of conversation, a Padres pitcher had never been trendier. There was Andrew Cashner, blond locks flowing, two-seamers tailing, sliders biting, the pitcher himself flying down the first-base line on a bunt. There were the Dodgers, stateside for..." March 31
CBSSports.com "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after he felt some discomfort in his back while throwing Saturday afternoon. The move is retroactive to March 23 and Kershaw will be eligible to return April 7. Kershaw was completely healthy heading into the Dodgers..." March 30
Hardball Talk "Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports wrote in January that the Dodgers and shortstop Hanley Ramirez were in the “early stages” of contract extension negotiations and Ramirez told the Los Angeles media in mid-February that he wants to be a “Dodger for life.” But the start of the regular season is upon us..." March 30