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Matt Kemp ran the bases on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his left ankle a month ago, and the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger says he's getting closer to returning.
Kemp says he felt better than he expected because he was skeptical how things would go. The next step will be running the bases again Wednesday. If things go well, manager Don Mattingly says Kemp could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment.
The minor league regular season ends on Monday, although Class A Rancho Cucamonga could reach the postseason, which would give the Dodgers more time to get Kemp in some rehab games. Kemp says he has no plans to go to Arizona and play in instructional league games there.
He has been on the disabled list since July 24, his third stint this season.
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LOS ANGELES Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, whose season has been limited to 37 at-bats in the past three months, had a productive workout running the bases Tuesday and could begin a rehab assignment in the minors by Thursday.
Kemp hasn't played since he sprained his left ankle sliding into home plate July 21 at Washington. He's been on the disabled list three times this...
Matt Kemp may finally be ready to play in live action games. He tested his ankle by running the bases for the first time yesterday, and all went well. Kemp will continue to test his ankle today, but he is hoping to make a rehab start on Thursday. That could put him back by the end of the Dodgers' weekend series with the San Diego Padres or for the start of their series...
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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's game against the Cubs after only four innings, saying he was looking for a "better effort."
I attended the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on August 22. For a recap with some pictures, videos of both Corey Seager and Lindsey Caughel, and autographs of those two I picked up, head over here.
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Player Of The Week – 8/19
Scott Van Slyke – 1B/OF
.462/.696/.769/1.465, 6 RBI, 8 Runs, 1 3B, 2 2B, 10 BB, 2 K, 1 SB
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The Dodgers have agreed to a major league deal with pitcher Edinson Volquez who was released by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Volquez’s deal is expected to be finalized Thursday according to people familiar with the situation. The Dodgers will have to pay Volquez only the prorated share of the major league minimum salary. Whatever else remains of Volquez’s $5.725-million...
(Getty Images)Carl Crawford is still whining—even after his over-rated Dodger team was handed two losses in three games by The Carmine Hose. In the wake of their 8-1 defeat in the rubber match, a petulant Crawford stated, "It stings a little bit." It should, since the Red Sox nearly swept the Louts of La-La Land over the weekend. Other former Sox player Adrian Gonzalez...
The Dodgers have an ace in Clayton Kershaw and another ace in Zack Greinke. And Ricky Nolasco? What’s he exactly?
Nolasco is giving the Dodgers pitching that’s at least equal to the aces and currently maybe even better. Crazy but true.
One turn after shutting down the Boston Red Sox Nolasco was back at it Wednesday afternoon blanking the Chicago Cubs in his dominating eight...
Vin Scully truly is one of a kind. The legendary Dodgers announcer regularly brings up the level of sports broadcasting with his combination of historical references, poetic language, and masterful storytelling. On Monday night, the 85-year-old broadcaster sent fans scrambling to their search engines to understand one of his references. Per Pedro Moura and others […]
There is an old cliché that says sports are supposed to be an escape from real life. When all of the harshness of the real world starts getting you down, there is always the pure goodness of sports to cheer you back up. These days, though, sports don’t really seem all that uplifting. With the NFL’s brain-damaged vets, the MLB’s Alex Rodriguez, and everything about all of college...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a major league deal.
Volquez, 30, was recently cut loose by the San Diego Padres after compiling a 6.01 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in 142 1/3 innings of work.
The Dodgers are not placing their playoff hopes on the arm of Volquez so there is no harm in looking. Volquez could be an late season at the end of the rotation...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Travis Wood outpitched Clayton Kershaw in a matchup of All-Star lefties, and Dioner Navarro and Starlin Castro had run-scoring singles to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night, snapping an eight-game skid against first-place Los Angeles. After losing 6-2 against Zack Greinke in the series opener, the Cubs caught Kershaw on a decidedly off...