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Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activities, including hitting off of a tee and light toss. He plans to return earlier than the timetable originally given but the Dodgers aren’t getting ahead of themselves.
Ramirez told reporters Tuesday he would be back ‘way sooner’ than May 17, and that “everybody is going to be shocked” at how quickly he returns.
Manager Don Mattingly was similarly excited but less specific than Ramirez.
“He was in there swinging, and he looks good. Hanley’s moving forward, that’s for sure,” Mattingly said. “I’m going out on a limb and saying it’s not going to be eight weeks.”
So basically he’s declaring himself a miracle, which is fine with me considering the infield situation on the left side.
The sooner he gets back, the better.
Zack Greinke underwent surgery on his broken left collarbone, and the procedure went as expected.
Dodgers right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke had successful surgery to repair a broken left collarbone on Saturday in Los Angeles
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Yesterday Ken Gurnick reported that the Dodgers were at an impasse with southpaw Ted Lilly after the 14-year veteran refused a minor league assignment Saturday. The Dodgers now must activate him, designate him for assignment, release him, or trade him.
Gurnick passed on these comments from manager Don Mattingly;
“We laid out a plan and Teddy doesn’t want to be part of the plan...
In Tampa Bay, Carl Crawford was a star. He was one of the most exciting players in the sport and one of the main driving forces behind the team’s rise from ineptitude to World Series contender. He was a homegrown talent who excelled in all of the things the Rays valued. He was an example of what small market teams could do to overcome the financial gap and take down the big...
The standoff between Ted Lilly and the Los Angeles Dodgers appears to be over. The veteran lefty feels he is 100 percent healthy and told the Dodgers over the weekend that he would not continue his rehab assignment. The Dodgers did not think Lilly was ready to be activated and placed on the 25-man roster. In a staring contest pitting a multi-billion dollar franchise against...
On Monday, Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. Part of this celebration included all players donning Robinson's No. 42 on the back of their uniforms.Some players took the tribute of Robinson a step further, though. One of those players was Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford, who sported a pair of blue and white commemorative cleats (pictured above...
When Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez sustained
his thumb injury, the team initially thought he would be on the disabled list
through the end of May. However, Ramirez recently told reporters – including Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles – that his surgically repaired right thumb is “awesome”
and that he’ going to return “way sooner” than originally expected...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed starting
pitcher Chris Capuano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf
muscle, according to Bill Shaikin of The Los Angeles Times.
#Dodgers: Capuano DL, Federowicz recalled.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 17, 2013
To replace Capuano on the roster, the Dodgers have called up
catcher Tim Federowicz...
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MLB reportedly told Carl Crawford to ditch his different colored cleats that he wore as a tribute to Jackie Robinson on Monday.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford put his own personal spin on Jackie Robinson Day during a game against the San Diego Padres on Monday. As you can see from the photo above, he wore mismatched Jackie Robinson commemorative cleats.
Crawford wanted to show off both the blue and white Jordan PEs that he, Jimmy Rollins and CC Sabathia received with the No. 42 on the back to...
Hanley Ramirez was scheduled to return on May 17 from his thumb injury, but the star shortstop now says that "everybody is going to be shocked" at how soon he returns.
It's been a while since Jason Marquis won on a consistent basis. Now that he's gotten his first victory of the season for the San Diego Padres, he's hoping to build on it in a big way.
Marquis pitched three-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings for his first win of the season and Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the Padres to a 9-2 victory over the Los...
MLB News: The Los Angeles Dodgers made a pair of moves Wednesday, recalling catcher Tim Federowicz while placing pitcher Chris Capuano on the 15-day disabled list. Federowicz is most likely here for a limited time serving as the Dodgers third catcher where as Los Angeles, who was rich in starting pitching a few weeks ago is not scrambling for it. With the loss of Zack Grienke (disabled...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jason Marquis pitched three-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings for his first win of the season and Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the San Diego Padres to a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Marquis (1-1) allowed his only run on Mark Ellis' bases-loaded sacrifice fly and struck out five.
Nick Hundley and Yonder...
For Jackie Robinson night, Carl Crawford did just about everything right for the Dodgers. Crawford got 3 hits. Crawford scored a run. Crawford drove in a run. The Dodgers dropped the game 6-3, but Crawford did his share to try to put the team in the win column. Jackie would’ve been disappointed by the game’s result, but I’m sure he would have been proud of Crawford’s...
After a disappointing loss last night on Jackie Robinson night, the Dodgers will look to get things back on track in game two of the three game series with the San Diego Padres. This will be the Dodgers’ first look at what life will be like for the next couple months without Zack Greinke in their rotation.
That starting pitching depth is looking pretty good now, right? After...