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Ken Gurnick reports that Matt Kemp is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, and that Kemp expects to be ready for Opening Day. Kemp has reported still feeling soreness in the shoulder he injured after crashing into the outfield wall in Colorado on consecutive days:
“That’s my goal,” said Kemp. “I’m hitting off the tee, no soft toss yet. I have my good days and bad days. It’s still a little sore. But being ready for the season is all that matters.”
This is the downside to players wanting to play through severe injuries and teams allowing them to. Last year’s playoff push was not more important than the next decade or so of Kemp’s career, and the Dodgers letting him play was a terrible idea even at the time.
“I couldn’t shut it down,” Kemp said. “They told me to shut it down and think about surgery — or at least rest. But I just couldn’t do it. I had to continue and play. That’s what I do. I can’t sit and watch.”
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Dodgers' reliever Scott Elbert on Wednesday underwent his second elbow surgery in four months.
He isn't expected to begin throwing until early March, making his availability for Opening Day all but out of the question. And being his second surgery in such a short period of time, I'm skeptical he'll pitch much in 2013.
It's too bad because his live arm from...
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Left-handed reliever Scott Elbert is unlikely to be ready for opening day after he underwent elbow surgery for the second time in four months on Wednesday.
Elbert, 27, will start physical therapy in three days but wont resume throwing for six weeks, according to the Dodgers.
The hard-throwing veteran underwent a season-ending operation in September. He started feeling discomfort...
The Dodgers have signed another teenage outfielder from the Dominican Republic. This time, they inked 16-year-old Michael Medina to a $275,000 bonus -- the largest of the given by the team this international signing season.
Ben Badler of Baseball America had the news, once again.
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For the second time in five months, lefty reliever for the Los Angeles Dodgers had elbow surgery, according to the team.
Neal ElAttrache, the teams Orthopedist surgeon, operated on Elbert for approximately forty minute. He found and repaired some cartilage damage that hadn’t been detected previously.
Elbert will take it easy for a few days and then begin a physical therapy regiment...
Scott Elbert is no longer going to be ready for Opening Day. At least it seems that way. Elbert underwent surgery last November to repair some damaged cartilage. Unfortunately, the surgery did not fully correct the problem, and Elbert had to go back in.
According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Elbert underwent another arthroscopic procedure in Los Angeles...
It’s amazing what a year and new ownership can do to a fan base. Especially one with as much history, tradition, and success as the Los Angeles Dodgers. Appropriately, the Dodgers rolled out an appropriate 2013 slogan “A whole new blue” (below). After a series of offseason moves and spending as if the Mayan apocalypse was coming, fans responded...
The January 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including comparing the Angels and Dodgers, a lengthy interview with Jerry Dipoto and much more...
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When the Guggenheim Group paid a stunning $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers and then made a series of personnel moves that upped the 2013 payroll to a big-league-record $220 million-plus, there were serious questions about just how deep the new owners' pockets were. Those pockets are about to get very deep and very full. Recent reports indicated that the Dodgers...
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Scott Elbert had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. It's his second elbow surgery in the last four months and will require six weeks of rehabilitation, making it unlikely he'll be ready for Opening Day. Elbert had a 1-1 record with a 2.20 ERA in 43 games for the Dodgers last season.