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MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping that platelet-rich plasma
injections along with anti-inflammatory medication help right-hander Zack
Greinke’s elbow recover to the point where he’ll be healthy in time for Opening
Day, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
The Dodgers have several former cases that point to the
success of the treatment Greinke is currently receiving. The plasma injections
helped reliever Takashi Saito in 2008, while right-hander Chad Billingsley’s
elbow also responded well and was able to avoid Tommy John surgery.
While the medical community isn’t sure whether the
injections work, they are not believed to cause further damage. For this
reason, the Dodgers feel comfortable giving the plasma a try considering it has
appeared to help other pitchers in the past.
The procedure involves drawing the patient's blood and, with
a centrifuge, separating the platelets, then re-injecting the concentrated
platelets into the involved area, ...
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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...
PHOENIX -- Carl Crawford is scheduled to hit Thursday in a minor league game against Meiji University of Japan, two days after he took live batting practice.
This appears to mark progress for Crawford, who is recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. The last time Crawford faced live pitching, he had to be shut down for a week. The outfielder has been working out for the last...
Matt Kemp represented the Dodgers in a commercial for MLB 13 The Show, and I … sorry, got lost in his eyes.
Use this every time Don Mattingly decides to bunt…
…and this every time Matt Kemp does something dreamy.
It’s a flawless plan.
PHOENIX Outfield prospect Yasiel Puig wont start the season in the major leagues, Manager Don Mattingly said Thursday.
Asked if the 22-year-old Cuban was under consideration for a place on the Dodgers opening day roster, Mattingly replied, Not really in my mind. If were going to be realistic about it, its probably not the best thing for him. He probably doesnt want to hear that...
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The Dodgers have invested a lot (from prospects, to cold hard cash) in winning in the short term, and Carl Crawford figures to be a big part of that. Red flags went up all over the place when he was shut down a couple of weeks ago as he tries to recover from reconstructive elbow surgery. Crawford took a major step today in facing live, major league pitching in Glendale, Arizona...
Zack Greinke signed a large deal to join the Los Angeles Dodgers but money does not necessarily go hand and hand with health. The right handed pitcher is in danger of missing his first scheduled start in jeopardy.
Greinke is tentatively scheduled to start April 2.
Dodger manager Don Mattingly is starting to get concerned about his high dollar pitcher. On Friday though there were...
In what can only be described as encouraging news for the Dodgers, Carl Crawford has graduated from batting practice to live at-bats. He has not joined the team in their Major League spring training games, but he has been taking minor league at-bats.
Crawford took six at-bats yesterday on the minor league side says Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. He is not playing in the outfield...
Dodgers fan’s long wait for Matt Kemp’s return to the field will be partially quelled this Sunday as the star outfielder will make an appearance on Fox’s ‘The Cleveland Show’.
As reported by ESPN Kemp will co-star in an MLB themed packed episode of the cartoon.Other Dodgers including Andre Ethier will also be on the epsiode, along with Jimmy Rolllins and David Ortiz...
With the international flavor of the World Baseball Classic, some jokester thought it would be a hoot to trot out the 85-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda at the MLB Man Cave and have him read tweets about the tournament. But not only tweets in English, but foreign languages as well.
To be honest, Mr. Tommy Lasorda looks a bit confused by the whole thing. Lasorda...
On this episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (Dodger Diamond) talk about everything going on in Dodger spring training before we head down to Arizona ourselves.
Zack Greinke's elbow injury isn't a good thing, but it might not be bad as it seems. It's still something to be concerned about.
Carl Crawford faced live pitching (batting practice) for the...
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Since it was off R.A. Dickey, hopefully that’s a World Series preview.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Informative Preamble to the Observations
2. Multiple Observations from an Arizona State Game
3. Barely Useful Video: New Mexico’s Josh Walker
Informative Preamble to the Observations
For the fourth consecutive March, a not insubstantial portion of Team FanGraphs descends upon Phoenix,...