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Clayton Kershaw gave his manager a scare.
Kershaw was hit in the left Achilles tendon by a hard hit ball off David Murphy's bat in the fourth inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-0 loss to a Texas Rangers split squad on Saturday.
''I might be a little sore tomorrow, but it's fine,'' he said. ''It's one of those things that will get worse if you don't do stuff and if you sit around. You might as well finish out your outing. I'll ice it (Saturday) and it should be fine.''
He sure was fine on the mound, giving up two singles in six scoreless innings. The 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out six and walked none. But immediately after he departed, the Rangers scored four runs off Brandon League.
Mattingly said he is not concerned ''at this point'' about Kershaw's foot. Kershaw did not allow another base runner after Murphy's hit and threw 47 strikes in 70 pitches.
''Obviously, you hate to see...
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It still seems unlikely that Zack Greinke makes his first start of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His inflamed elbow will likely keep him out. However, Greinke is making progress and showing some positive signs. Like playing catch again.
Greinke will play catch again today for the first time since the diagnosis says Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Of course, playing catch...
Kyle McClellan's rough spring with the Texas Rangers took another bad turn Saturday as he was diagnosed with a strain of his right lat muscle.
The right-hander is expected to be out three to four weeks before being able to resume a throwing program.
McClellan, a non-roster invitee, was slowed at the beginning of spring training by right shoulder soreness. He's made just...
The Dodgers have really started to focus on their MLB team with the new ownership, so the improvements to the farm system might go un-noticed. Several prospects have taken steps forward, which was something they have struggled with the last few years.
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking...
The Texas Rangers are scanning the free agent and trade
markets for a starting pitcher, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman notes that the Rangers have kept in contact with free agent starter Kyle Lohse, and they have been linked to Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello throughout the offseason.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels hasn’t completely...
PHOENIX Zack Greinke played catch Friday, throwing a baseball for the first time since he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sore elbow four days earlier.
Pretty good, Greinke said.
Greinke said he made 60 throws at 75 feet.
Doing more tomorrow, he said.
Greinke said he didnt know if a tentative date had been set for him to throw a bullpen session. Manager Don...
Adrian Beltre isn't just the best third baseman in the American League West. If you ask Texas manager Ron Washington, he's the best in the game.
He doesn't have much competition in the West either, as every other team has some deficiencies at the hot corner.
Here's a breakdown of third base in the West and the team rankings.
Texas As good as Josh Hamilton was...
Yasiel Puig was the main event for tonight's game, and he put on quite a show.
As we move down to the top half of the 30-1 MLB countdown preview page, lets get one thing straight. While there could be some teams from 16-20 that can make legitimate pushes for a wild card spot, most of the first half of teams probably will not make a serious run. Of course this is my opinion, and I have been wrong before. But all teams from this point forward are good teams,...
Yasiel Puig is surprised by his success in spring training. The Los Angeles Dodgers are impressed.
Puig continued to create a buzz this spring with a two-run homer and two singles in three at-bats Friday night, leading the Dodgers to an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in a split-squad game for both teams.
''I thought I would do well, but I didn't think I would...
The Texas Rangers have been receiving calls from teams interested
in center fielder Craig Gentry, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: #Rangers getting calls on Gentry, but not from #Yankees. TEX not eager to move him. Cruz only other RHH OFer; Cruz, Murphy poss FAs.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 14, 2013
Despite the interest being expressed...