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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.
Chris Capuano has given the Dodgers little to be excited about from the fifth starters spot in the rotation. Over Capuano’s last four starts he has allowed 15 earned runs in just 19 1/3 innings of work.
If Volquez proves to be worthy of a roster spot he could sneak onto the Dodgers post season roster as a reliever.
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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."
Back on August 7th Avenging Jack Murphy offered up a poll to see how fans thought the Padres would perform over the remaining 50 games. Of those who voted nearly 80% felt that the Padres would finish below .500 (24 wins or fewer).
He then followed up 10 games later with a new poll, reflecting the Padres horrible 2-8 record over that period. Now 88% said the Padres would finish...
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.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-3)
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
Seriously, how does SVS...
It’s getting tiring to write about the offensive struggles of the Padres farm system, but that was the common theme in tonight’s games. The T-Pads, Missions, Storm, and AZL Padres combined to score 5 runs tonight. San Antonio was the only team to collect a victory due to a timely hit from Cory Spangenberg, and an excellent outing from Juan Oramas. The rest of the teams were blown...
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...
The San Diego Padres placed third baseman Chase Headley on revocable waivers and have indeed brought Headley back after a team had placed a claim for him. The team who claimed Headley is still unknown by the media, but regardless he will remain with the Padres through the end of this season.
Headley had been rumored to be traded after both the club and himself had performed at a...
Hopefully, Major League Baseball can survive the affront to human decency that is Yasiel Puig.
We kid, of course, but hyperbole and Puig have gone hand in hand ever since the Los Angeles Dodgers phenom burst onto the scene in June. Within two weeks of his major league debut, Puig inspired comparisons to Joe DiMaggio and prompted a heated debate over whether his stellar month deserved...
LOS ANGELES On June 21, the Dodgers were an injury-ravaged ballclub, floundering toward the abyss with a 30-42 record.
The team had a payroll of over 200 million and a turnaround seemed impossible or at least improbable. The team that was chosen by many pundits to represent the National League in the World Series was in danger of playing out the string for the entire second half...
Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres lost 10-9 in 10 innings last night. This game was completely weird and I wish I had seen it in its entirety. Luckily there’s this.
The Tucson Padres put Robbie Erlin on a bus and sent him to Phoenix where he’ll join the rotation...
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...
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...
By John Marshall
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX -- Will Venable homered and drove in three runs, Robbie Erlin pitched six effective innings in his return to the majors and the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Venable drove in the first of the Padres' two runs off Wade Miley (9-9) in the first inning and gave...
It was a wild one last night in Arizona. Fandom points to all of you who stayed up to watch our Padres endure another tough loss this season. After using six bullpen arms in Sunday’s 15-inning marathon win over the Chicago Cubs, the Padres bullpen was worked hard yet again last night. Ian Kennedy didn’t have the start he had hoped in his return to Arizona as he struggled with...