Found April 27, 2013 on Feelin' Kinda Blue:
In a bit of surprising news, the Dodgers on Saturday recalled right-hander Matt Magill from Triple-A Albuquerque to make his Major League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers. Stephen Fife, who was slated to start, was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to 4/22) with right shoulder bursitis. Magill, 23, was my No. 6 prospect coming into the season and had a 2.84 ERA in his first 19 Triple-A innings. While he struck out 23, which was great, he also walked 14 batters. The biggest knock on him is his command/control. So far, he hasn't done much to prove the scouting reports wrong. However, Magill did answer the critics regarding his velocity. Once considered to have a fringe-average fastball, Magill now routinely works in the low-90s and touches 94-95 MPH at times. He also boasts a knockout slider in the low-to-mid-80s and an average changeup. His repertoire isn't the question -- it's the finer points of pitching. Magill is going to have to lear...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Dodgers' Zack Greinke to resume throwing

Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed starting pitcher Zack Greinke underwent surgery to repair a broken collarbone in his non-throwing arm earlier this month. Greinke has recovered to the point where he'll be able to resume throwing early next week, according to Will Carroll of Bleacher Report. Greinke is scheduled to throw early next week. Yes, you read that right. — Will...

Yasiel Puig arrested on three charges

Jail records show that Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested in Tennessee on charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance. Hamilton County jail records posted online show Puig was arrested Sunday by Chattanooga police. No further details were available in the records online, and a Chattanooga police spokesman reached after hours did...

Hanley Ramirez makes first minor league rehab appearance

Often the biggest step toward recovering from an injury is playing in a real game for the first time.  Los Angeles Dodgers' shortstop Hanley Ramirez did just that yesterday.  Ramirez played in his first minor league rehab game since injuring his thumb and ultimately undergoing surgery. Austin Laymance of MLB.com says Ramirez played with a splint on his thumb to avoid further...

Dodgers’ Hanley Ramirez On Track For Return Early Next Week

Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez is scheduled to make a couple of rehab starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple- A affiliate, Rancho Cucomonga Quakes this weekend. Ramirez has been sidelined with a torn ligament in his thumb for the past 4 weeks, an injury suffered at AT&T Park during the final game of the World Baseball Classic. Ramirez has sent out tweets and teasers...

Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig arrested in Tenn.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Jail records show that Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested in Tennessee on charges of reckless driving, speeding and driving without proof of insurance. Hamilton County jail records posted online show Puig was arrested Sunday by Chattanooga police. No further details were available in the records online, and a Chattanooga police spokesman...

Dodgers forced to send RHP Stephen Fife to DL with bursitis

The Los Angeles Dodgers may be on their way to setting a record - but not the good kind. On Saturday night they sent right-handed Stephen Fife to the DL with right shoulder bursitis and called up Matt Magill to take his place. The Dodgers' official site released the news on Saturday afternoon, just hours before Fife was due to make his start against the Milwaukee Brewers...

Dodgers fan himself catching three Matt Kemp homeruns in Dodger Stadium

One Los Angeles Dodger fan filmed himself catching not one, not two but three different Matt Kemp home run balls out in the stands of Dodger Stadium over the course of three years.  Okay, it was only during batting practice but it's still three souvenir balls. "Matt Kemp Dodger Films!"

Adrian Gonzalez missed yesterday's game with a skin infection

When the lineup cards were released to the media, Adrian Gonzalez's name was penciled in.  He was set to make his customary start at first base.  However, not long before the game started Gonzalez was scratched.  The All-Star slugger is battling a skin infection that kept him out of yesterday's contest with the Milwaukee Brewers. According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los...

Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12

Clayton Kershaw retired 18 consecutive batters and struck out 12 in eight dominant innings, Carl Crawford homered twice against Kyle Lohse and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday. Kershaw (3-2) scattered four hits and didn't walk a batter while lowering his ERA to 1.73. The 2011 Cy Young Award winner, who led the NL in ERA in each of the previous...

Brandon League's effectiveness, velocity down to start the 2013 season

Brandon League really hasn't endeared himself to fans or those who questioned the 3-year, $22.5 million contract he signed this winter with the Dodgers. He's currently worse than replacement level (-0.1 WAR) and not exactly inspiring confidence in his late-inning appearances. It's curious as to why that is. League has always had a good fastball, in terms of velocity...

Yasiel Puig Arrested for Reckless Driving

Top Dodgers' prospect Yasiel Puig was arrested Sunday morning for moving violations.

Brewers seek to even series in Los Angeles

The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers haven't fared too well at the plate against right-handers. Now they will face rookie right-handed starters they have never seen. It's hard to know what to expect in Saturday night's pitching matchup between the Brewers' Wily Peralta and Dodgers' Stephen Fife, with Milwaukee seeking to even this series at a game apiece...

Lohse hopes to continue success in LA

While he's often impressed at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw has also struggled in recent games there against the Milwaukee Brewers. The left-hander will try to end those woes while Milwaukee's ailing Kyle Lohse is hoping to continue his success in Los Angeles in Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers. Kershaw (2-2, 2.14 ERA) is 36-18 with a 2.32...

Tonight’s game has been postponed.

Tonight’s matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been postponed.  According to mlb.com, the game has been rescheduled for 10:05 a.m. Los Angeles time as part of a day-night double header. Ryu and Hammel are still tentatively scheduled to start.  We will post an update if we learn any more information about this game...

Series Preview: Dodgers at New York Mets (April 23-25)

After a brutal 6 game losing streak where it seemed like just about anything that could go wrong for the Dodgers did go wrong, the Dodgers stole one in Baltimore on Sunday. Now, after a day of rest, the Dodgers bring their 8-10 record to Citi Field for a matchup with the New York Mets, who are 9-8 and come into this series 3 1/2 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the National League...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.