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The Dodgers have recalled OF/1B Scott Van Slyke from AAA Albuquerque and optioned INF/OF Elian Herrera. Van Slyke is hitting .241 with 6 HR and 14 RBIs in 87 at bats in Los Angeles this year. (Image source: Los Angeles Times at http://www.trbimg.com/img-51906270/turbine/la-sp-dn-dodgers-scott-van-slyke-20130512-001/600)
The Dodgers have made a roster move today, recalling outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from AAA Albuquerque and optioning infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera back down to AAA.
Van Slyke had been optioned to AAA just prior to Matt Kemp injuring his ankle and was not able to return for 10 days unless replacing an injured player on the roster. The Dodgers had activated Ted Lilly from the disabled list to replace Kemp, and were not able to bring up Van Slyke when they designated Lilly for assignment as he was not an injured player. Herrera only saw limited playing time during his most recent brief stint in Los Angeles.
Van Slyke returns to give the Dodgers anoth...
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Welcome to the 10th edition of the “Fab Five: MLB Power Rankings”, and our first top five of the second half. On the eve of the July 31st trade deadline, numerous ballclubs with playoff aspirations are spending their day on the phones, scrambling in order to acquire everything from quality starting pitchers to power hitters, in hopes of adding that one key player that can complete...
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With the non-waiver trade deadline about 27 hours away, here’s a quick rundown of all the Dodgers latest rumors.
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A son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is going to play college basketball for Bob Knight's son.
Preston Mattingly has committed to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where Pat Knight coaches the team.
Mattingly, who turns 26 next month, spent six seasons in baseball's minor leagues, but never advanced past Class A.
He played basketball at Evansville (Ind...
THE BEARD IS BACK!
The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson, who hasn't thrown a big league pitch since April 12, 2012.
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Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson was activated Monday from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers after being sidelined since April 2012 because of an elbow injury.
Wilson, mounting a comeback from Tommy John surgery, was available for the start of the Dodgers' series at Miami. Outfielder Scott Van Slyke was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque.
The Dodgers' bullpen...
The Dodgers’ only significant move of the trade season was the acquisition of Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins on July 6th. The team made no major deals leading up to the deadline. (Image source: Los Angeles Times at http://www.trbimg.com/img-51dcf486/turbine/la-sp-ricky-nolasco-20130709/600)
In what turned out to be a relatively quiet trading period, the Dodgers opted not...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are riding high with them in first place in the National League West division. They struggled for the first couple of months of the baseball season with injuries, and once they got healthy, the team played better.
They were already active during the Trade Deadline by acquiring Miami Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco, and they signed former Chicago Cubs closer...
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The Dodgers have had the best record in baseball since Yasiel Puig's debut. With a young exciting lineup, great pitching, and solid play in the field the Dodgers look poised to make a big run in October.
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For whatever reason, this year's rookie chase is heavily slanted to the Senior Circuit stars, so much that not a single...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the frontrunners to sign free agent reliever Brian Wilson. It was reported on Monday by CBS Sports’ Scott Miller that the Pirates and Giants were “serious suitors” for Wilson, but according Bob Nightengale of USATODAY, he is hearing that the Dodgers have moved ahead of the pack.
The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign...
The Beard is healthy, and he's made a decision on where to pitch this season. Free agent right-hander Brian Wilson chose the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier today, and he'll start in the minors after inking his new deal, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. While he'll start in the minors, Wilson has a guaranteed major-league pact with the Dodgers, according to Jerry...