Found September 14, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Hanley Ramirez has an irritated nerve in his back the Dodgers announced Friday. The club said the shortstop received a cortisone injection and is expected to be available to play next week. This is not a new injury for Ramirez who spent 15 days on the disabled list in 2011 with a lower left back strain when he was with the Marlins. Ramirez had an MRI exam Friday afternoon and the Dodgers said it showed no difference in comparison to an MRI exam of the same area in 2011. Ramirez exited Thursday's game after six innings with what the Dodgers said was a tight left hamstring. Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez has dealt with tightness in his hamstring for a few weeks and the shortstop indicated to him a few days ago that it could have resulted from a nerve. "It really makes a lot more sense to us now" Mattingly said. "This thing has been off and on. He'll tighten up and the next day he's fine. A couple days later he'll feel something and then he's f...

Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez leaves with hamstring strain

The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled Hanley Ramirez out of last night's game with what they are describing as a mild hamstring strain.  The clubs made the move almost entirely as a precautionary measure.  Ramirez seemed to be fine after the game, but he did not talk with reporters about the injury. Austin Laymance of says Ramirez was able to walk quickly through the clubhouse...

2013 NL MVP Race

Heading into the final month of the regular season, the NL MVP Award is still up for grabs. Here is a look at the top candidates in the final stretch. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Clayton Kershaw In a contract year, Kershaw has established himself as the best pitcher in baseball. He leads the NL in WHIP (0.93), ERA (1.94), WAR (7.0), and strikeouts (214). Even when the Dodgers...

Injuries mount for slumping Dodgers

LOS ANGELES The celebration was supposed to take place at home, in front of their fans and in the ballpark where they had turned around their season with a spectacular run of victories. But now the Dodgers are taking their champagne and their myriad of health concerns on the road. For a second day in a row, their magic number stalled at four, but at the moment, it seems less...

Dodgers to host team's 1st LGBT night at stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender night on Sept. 27. The team said Friday that LGBT Night Out will feature a celebrity first pitch, the national anthem performed by a special guest with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles and fireworks at Dodger Stadium for the game against Colorado. Other major league teams have hosted similar...

Matt Kemp will join Dodgers on Monday, could be activated off DL

Matt Kemp will meet the Dodgers at Chase Field in Arizona on Monday prior to their four-game series with the Diamondbacks manager Don Mattingly announced. He will take part in early workouts and if all goes well he'll be activated off the DL. "We'll see him tomorrow. He'll be at the ballpark tomorrow working out early with us running doing the bases and doing all...

Dodgers' pitcher Brian Wilson asked Dan Carcillo to toss ceremonial 1st pitch into the stands

Dodgers' pitcher Brian Wilson asked LA King Dan Carcillo to toss ceremonial 1st pitch into the stands...and he did. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Andre Ethier sits for Dodgers with ankle soreness

On Friday night, Andre Ethier was forced out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' loss to the San Francisco Giants with an ankle injury he aggravated while making the turn from first to second on a double. That ankle kept him out of Saturday night's lineup, with Dan Arritt of reporting that Ethier had 'increased soreness' in his left ankle on Saturday...

Dodgers' Andre Ethier leaves game with ankle injury

Andre Ethier pulled up gimpy Friday night against the San Francisco Giants according to Austin Laymance and Ken Gurnick of He proceeded to limp off the field during a pitching change and was replaced by a pinch runner. Ethier doubled in the eighth inning, but as he reached second he stopped on the bag and bent over with hands on knees. Assistant trainer Nancy Patterson...

Adrian Gonzalez Provides Walk-Off Heroics As Dodgers Beat Giants 3-2


Dodgers drop 4-2 decision to Giants

Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner dueled through five scoreless innings before the Dodgers gave their ace a 2-0 lead. It didn't hold up after Kershaw got tagged for three runs in the seventh, and the San Francisco Giants went on to a 4-2 victory Friday night. The Dodgers had a two-out rally going in the ninth, with runners on first and third. But pinch-hitter Adrian Gonzalez...

Bumgarner outduels Kershaw in Dodgers' loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner outdueled Clayton Kershaw, and the San Francisco Giants held off the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 4-2 win on Friday night when Adrian Gonzalez's hard grounder took a fortunate hop for the final out. With runners on first and third and two outs, Gonzalez hit the ball off Sergio Romo's leg, and the ball bounced to third baseman Joaquin Arias...

Giants rally to beat Kershaw, Dodgers 4-2

For one charmed night the Giants had the Midas touch. In a 4-2 victory Friday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers every break went the Giants' way from a meek swing by Brett Pill that scored two runs to the Adrian Gonzalez shot that deflected off Sergio Romo's foot and somehow ended the game. They made their own luck too with six excellent innings from Madison Bumgarner...

Dodgers-Diamondbacks Preview

Recent struggles and a slew of injuries have kept the Los Angeles Dodgers from moving closer to an NL West title. A series with the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks could get them there in a hurry. With at least one key starter potentially back, the Dodgers attempt to avoid a fourth straight loss and take another step toward a division crown Monday night in the opener of this...

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