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Chad Billingsley pitched to hitters for two pain-free innings Monday, a sign that he may be able to avoid reconstructive elbow surgery this off-season.
"It looks like he's going to be ready for the 2013 season," said Dave Stewart, Billingsley's agent.
Billingsley sat out the final month of the season because of a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and faced the possibility of a ligament-replacement operation that would sideline him next season. If healthy, Billingsley figures to be the Dodgers' No. 2 starter behind Clayton Kershaw.
Billingsley will continue his normal off-season throwing program to prepare himself for spring training.
Billingsley touched 94 mph with his fastball and threw an assortment of pitches, including his four-seamer, two-seamer, curveball and changeup. Billingsley threw 35 to 40 pitches.
This was Billingsley's second time throwing off a mound since he was injured. The first time was Friday.
"Very, very promising,&q...
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I didn’t like the Brandon League trade at the time it was executed, primarily because the effect that a reliever can have in such a short time period is both volatile and minimal. That dislike for the deal grew to mockery when he got off to a horrid start, but after the Dodgers said they fixed his mechanics (and I found that they actually did), he reeled off an undoubtedly impressive...
Matt Kemp cards are getting pricey, so when an affordable one is available, I can't jump on it quickly enough. This particular addition brought along a few friends that are new to my collection and otherwise wouldn't be in it if they weren't sharing a card with The Bison. Oh, it also happens to be my 200th Kemp!Shane Victorino is a guy I don't hate, like a lot of...
The Dodgers had one of the best-looking outfields in the National League heading into the 2012 season. Despite not having a left fielder, the combination of Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier were tough to beat. After acquiring Carl Crawford, the outfield should be that much better in 2013 and beyond.
Dodger outfielders by the numbers
76 R, 34 2B, 4 3B...
I'm a sucker for a good deal, and when it's centered around the man they call Kid K, well, money will leave my being and cards will head my way. Like the amazing below patch of Clayton Kershaw from 2007 TriStar Elegance (I'm a sucker for minor league cards as well).Sick! A two-color patch with some jersey thrown in for good measure, and a lot of stitching. Just how I...
The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor.
Rivera is due a $500,000 buyout since the club turned down his $4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBI while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles.
Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA. The right-hander...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor.
Rivera is due a 500,000 buyout since the club turned down his 4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBIs while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles.
Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66...
The 2012 Dodgers started out like a house of fire....and then hit the wall once Matt Kemp went down with hamstring issues, missing most of May and June. The team eventually ceded their NL West lead to the World Champion Giants, despite a summer spending spree that saw them acquire Hanley Ramirez, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Joe Blanton, and Shane Victorino.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Andre Ethier to a lucrative contract extension worth $85 million over the next five years. Everyone around the league knew that they may have grossly overpaid him and, with the other players that the Dodgers acquired around the 2012 MLB trade deadline keeping them on the hook for large sums of money over many years, there is now the possibility that...
At long last, "Dugout Blues" is back on the air. I know our tens of listeners were wondering where we went.
This week, Jared Massey (L.A. Dugout) talk about the Brandon League signing, the big trades the Dodgers made during the season (Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez) and about Japanese phenom Shohei Otani.
Look for new...
ESPN’s Buster Olney dropped a bomb on Twitter Monday night. Apparently, the Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to move outfielder Andre Ethier after he signed a five year, $85 million deal during the season.
There’s plenty of teams looking to add serviceable outfielders (cough Yankees cough), so a deal for Andre Ethier could actually come to fruition as free agency begins. Ethier...
Brandon League, who battled a calf injury in 2011, was able to pitch in more games this past season than at any other point in his career. He was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers just ahead of the trade deadline this past July, and he certainly boosted their bullpen. Now, the Dodgers are rewarding him with a new contract.
According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times...
Like most teams, the Dodgers want to add a pitcher. At the top of their wish list sits a pretty good one.
The Dodgers have identified Rays right-hander James Shields as their No. 1 target, according to ESPN.com's Mark Saxon.
The Rays are reportedly expected to pick up Shields' 2013 option, which is worth $10.25 million, but it's possible that Tampa...
The Dodgers now have a high-priced reliever. But do they have an elite reliever?
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