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The Dodgers have activated OF/1B Juan Rivera
from the disabled list. Rivera has been on the disabled list since May 9 after he ruptured a tendon in his left hamstring. In his return to the Dodgers, he'll split time backing up first baseman James Loney
and corner outfielders Bobby Abreu
and Andre Ethier
. Before going on the shelf, Rivera was hitting .247/.276/.358 and third on the team in RBI's, with 14.
Scott Van Slyke
was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for Rivera. Van Slyke, who we certainly have not seen the last of, had his share of struggles in his first taste of the show. Van Slyke hit a measly .194/.219/.355, with 6 runs batted in, but he also got his first career home run in his first 31 at-bats as a Major League Baseball player. Van Slyke has shown a lot more potential than his buddy Jerry Sands
so far this season, and I'm sure he will be getting another call soon. In the meantime, Van Slyke will look to get regular playing time at AAA, rather than spend wasteful time on the bench. Smart move by the Dodgers decision makers.
The Dodgers have only won three out of the last ten games, losing four at home alone to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Dodgers find themselves in their first real slump of the 2012 campaign. Hopefully Rivera's return will catapult this offense a bit, especially when it comes to RBI's and runners in scoring position, something Rivera has done very well this season. Rivera is hitting .280 with one home run with runners in scoring position.
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The Dodgers have drafted 2B/SS Jesmuel Valentin with the 51st overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. That's the Dodgers final pick for Day 1 of the three day event. The Dodgers continued the trend set with the 18th pick when they drafted Corey Seager, by selecting another position player. Valentin is a middle infielder from the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy.
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A kid steps up, goes down and is replaced by an even less experienced kid.
Welcome to the new world of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who announced Monday that Javy Guerra was going on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right knee and would be replaced by Shawn Tolleson, who will be making his major-league debut.
There had been no indication that Guerra, who was called up last year...
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated veteran Juan Rivera from the disabled list Monday and optioned outfielder-first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A. Rivera was sidelined May 9 with a ruptured left hamstring tendon. The backup outfielder is hitting .247. Van Slyke was hitting .194 in 33 at-bats with the Dodgers.
Great news for the Dodgers camp this afternoon, as the Dodgers drafted Corey Seager 18th overall. What a solid pick for the Dodgers. Baseball America had him ranked as the number nineteen overall in this years draft.
The younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, Corey has been on scouts’ radar for a couple of years, but he started moving up draft boards this...
I am going to go out on a limb here and saying that the Dodgers are the front-runners to land Kevin Youkilis this summer. That's not nearly as bold of a statement as you might think, don't believe me? The Dodgers have been connected to Youkilis since well before his name was the subject of trade rumors, because simply, the trade makes too much sense. James Loney and Juan...
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Jesmuel Valentin with the 51st overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. —– Baseball America had him ranked #71. The son of Jose Valentin, who spent 16 years in the big leagues, Jesmuel has grown up around the game and spent plenty of time around major league clubhouses. Jesmuel has
Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack Monday while in New York for the Major League Baseball 2012 Draft.
Lasorda, 84, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for treatment, where doctors inserted a stent to correct a blocked artery in his heart.
Despite the scare, the charismatic Lasorda still...
Retired Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda was hospitalized after having a ''mild'' heart attack while in New York for the Major League Baseball draft.
The team said Tuesday that doctors inserted a stent to repair a blocked artery in Lasorda's heart. The 84-year-old Hall of Famer became ill Monday while in town to represent the club at the draft. He was...
Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been named captains of the American League and National League squads for the 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby. Cano is the defending champion, having won the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby in Phoenix, while Kemp is the defending N.L. home run leader. The 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby will take place...
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Steven Rodriguez with the 82nd overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior left-handed relief pitcher out of Florida University. MLB.com had this to say about him: With an unorthodox delivery and plenty of deception, Rodriguez at the very least has a future as a lefty specialist at the
Corey Seager, the Dodgers first round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, drafted number 18 overall. Seager, was born April 27, 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's a left-handed hitter from Northwest Cabarrus High School in North Carolina. He stands six foot three and weighs two hundred pounds. This kid has incredible strength, even at eighteen years old. Often compared to his...
The Phils lose their third straight game, as Papelbon is unable to secure the ninth inning, as the Phils drop one to the Dodgers, 4-3.
The Dodgers took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Juan Rivera hits an RBI single, scoring Elian Herrera, who had earlier walked, then stole second base, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead, while sending Andre Ethier, who...
The Los Angeles Dodgers say longtime manager Tom Lasorda has been
hospitalized after having what the team called a ''mild'' heart
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