Found April 06, 2014 on Dodgers Digest:
As a prospect hoarder, I’m not usually happy when the team trades a somewhat legitimate prospect for a 28-year-old lefty who has all of 17 innings pitched in the majors (and a 9.00 ERA — yay small sample sizes). But that’s (kinda) what happened on Sunday. The Dodgers sent Duke von Schamann to the Indians in exchange for left-handed reliever Colt Hynes. I think Mike said it best: What is a Colt Hynes? — Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) April 6, 2014 The Indians had designated Hynes for assignment on March 30 and needed to do something with him within 10 days of the move. He was drafted in the 31st round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Padres out of Texas Tech University. Ironically, von Schamann is also a graduate of Texas Tech. He was purchased (basically, traded for money) by the Indians on Oct. 31. I’m not exactly sure why the Dodgers needed a left-hander who is ticketed for Triple-A and could be recalled on an “as-needed” basis. But this does make you wonder (slightly) about the hea...

Dodgers Lose Catcher A.J. Ellis to Knee Injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers shockingly revealed on Monday that starting catcher A.J. Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee Tuesday. While I am not a physical therapist or a doctor like FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports’ very own Ziad Dahdul, it sounds like Ellis will miss the next several weeks. At the moment Drew Butera is Los Angeles’...

Mailbag #3: Outfield scenarios, platoon splits, a future manager?

An off-day mailbag! Because we’ve (I’ve) been slacking on mailbags. Let’s get started with an optimistic question! ===== Michael: “Let us contemplate the worst, and perhaps that will keep it from ever happening (excuse the magical thinking, but we baseball fans do get superstitious). Matt Kemp finally gets the go-ahead to play, and two weeks later in a bang-bang play at second...

Josh Beckett leaves rehab start with injury

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 Beckett injured himself. Overall, Beckett allowed three runs on five hits and three walks...

Dodgers Fan Fails To Catch Ball, Tumbles Down Flight Of Stairs (GIF)

One Los Angeles Dodgers fan squandered his 15 seconds of fame in the worst way Sunday evening. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke showed off his skills with the bat against the San Francisco Giants, smacking a ground-rule double that made a beeline right for one lucky spectator’s outstretched glove. The guy had the souvenir right in his webbing, but he couldn’t stick the landing. He...

Rotation'€™s struggles continue with uncharacteristic outing by Masterson

Six games into the season, the Cleveland Indians are 3-3, but the rotation is still searching for its first win. Many thought it would have happened on Sunday when staff ace Justin Masterson took the hill to face the Twins in the finale of a weekend series. Instead, the right-hander had his worst outing in nearly two years. In 3 2/3 innings of the 10-7 loss to Minnesota, Masterson...

Julia Stiles Annoyed With Dodgers Fans’ ‘Incessant Picture Taking’

Actress Julia Stiles was pretty upset with some picture-taking fans at Dodger Stadium on Monday. The 33-year-old film star, who has previously appeared in “Save the Last Dance” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” tweeted that a fan’s incessant snapping of the camera, most likely of the Hollywood star herself, was crushing her “photo Mojo,” whatever that is. Has anyone...

Indians-Twins pregame notes/lineups: 4/6

CLEVELAND -- Michael Bourn was in the Indians clubhouse before Sunday's game against Minnesota as he continues his comeback from a hamstring injury suffered three weeks ago. Bourn played the first game of Columbus' doubleheader against Indianapolis and was 1 for 3. "It felt good getting into game situations. I didn't play for a couple days due to rainouts, field...

Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers’ lineup after being benched

One-day after being benched for arriving late to the ballpark, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is back in the lineup for LA this afternoon when they they take on rival San Francisco. Lineup: Puig 9, Turner 4, Ramirez 6, Gonzalez 3, Kemp 8, Van Slyke 7, Uribe 5, Ellis 2, Maholm 1 — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) […]

Dodgers fan takes a tumble down stairs going after ball

GIF Link I don’t blame this guy going for a coveted Zack Greinke double, but what a fall. Can’t see all of it, but seeing the ball pop out like in slow motion makes up for it.

Tribe Weekend Recap: Opening day fun, starting pitching concerns, Vinnie’s future, and Wahoo

If I told you the Tribe would lose two of three in Oakland to start the year and then come home to take two of three from Minnesota, I am sure many of you would have taken it. Though the opposite actually happened, the record is still the same: 3-3. The weekend series with the Twins should have turned out differently, but we witnessed lots of sloppy play and even sloppier pitching...

Nick Swisher’s O-H-I-O Home Run Celebration Is A Buckeye Beauty

After jacking a two-run homer to give his team the lead, Nick Swisher busted out a rousing O-H-I-O celebration.

Twins outslug Indians 10-7

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chris Colabello drove in four runs, Brian Dozier scored three times and the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Cleveland Indians 10-7 on Sunday. Colabello, who played seven seasons of independent ball in Canada before signing with the Twins in 2012, broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run double in the sixth inning off Blake Wood (0-1). The 30-year-old Colabello...

Redface has another big day at the ballpark in Cleveland

About 45 minutes before the first pitch of the Cleveland Indians’ home opener on Friday against the Minnesota Twins, I took the below photo just outside of Gate C at Progressive Field, where a protest was being held by a group organized by the local chapter of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Pictured at left is Robert Roche, a Chiricahua Apache tribe member, AIM member, Executive...

Indians, Padres postponed by rain

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians' interleague series opener with the San Diego Padres has been postponed by rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday.
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