Found February 23, 2012 on LA Times:
Substitute outfielder no longer needs to be a substitute teacher.Reporting from Phoenix — Jerry Sands was awakened at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday by a phone call.

Kemp applauds decision on Braun suspension

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, who says he should have been last year's National League MVP instead of Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, applauded the decision that overturned Braun's 50-game suspension for a positive drug test. "I was happy that he was found not guilty," Kemp said Friday at the Dodgers' spring training facility...

Belisario admits positive cocaine test

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario says a positive test for cocaine was the reason he remained in Venezuela and didn't play in the majors last season. Belisario said Wednesday that he only tried cocaine once, but doesn't remember when he used it or tested positive. The Venezuelan right-hander also said he entered a drug rehabilitation program in 2010, though...

Hey, Teach: Dodgers' Sands gets call to sub

Dodgers Jerry Sands substitute teaches in offseason.

Belasario Likes the Nose Candy

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Ronald Belasario hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2010. He missed all of last season because of via issues and now the problem is revealed as a failed drug test. Belasario was busted for snorting some good ol' fashioned nose candy...yep, cocaine. He now faces a 25-game suspension to begin the 2012 season. And like many people that...

Judge refuses to postpone Stow hearing

A bankruptcy judge has refused to postpone a hearing on the Los Angeles Dodgers' request to disallow a claim filed on behalf of a San Francisco Giants fan who was nearly beaten to death outside Dodger Stadium last spring. The judge said Friday that he would proceed with a March 21 hearing on the Dodgers' request to disallow the claim filed on behalf of Bryan Stow. Stow&...

Torre's group pulls out of Dodgers' bidding process

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre and a group attempted to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers have withdrawn their bid. Torre is part of a group spearheaded by Los Angeles real estate tycoon Rick Caruso. In a letter to Major League Baseball, they cited Dodgers owner Frank McCourt's refusal to include the stadium parking lots in the sale as the reason for pulling out...

Random Links To Kickoff Your Weekend

So it's Friday and as most of your workdays come to a close that means life is good. To kick this weekend off here at Dodgers Rumors, I got some links from around the web, some rumors, and an intriguing waiver claim to dive into. Kenny Shulsen takes a look into his crystal ball as he examines the what lies ahead for the Dodgers in 2012. Love this guy and the whole crew over...

Kemp thrilled Braun won't serve suspension

Matt Kemp is glad Ryan Braun won his appeal for a positive drug test Thursday and won't serve a 50-game suspension.

Kershaw's back 'fine' after session

Clayton Kershaw's delayed bullpen session went off without a twinge on Friday.

Report: Torre, Caruso out of Dodgers bidding

Joe Torre and real estate developer Rick Caruso have withdrawn their joint bid to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Matt Kemp is happy Ryan Braun wasn't suspended

Matt Kemp said he was pleased to hear Ryan Braun was successful in appealing his positive drug test from last year.

Torre-Caruso out of Dodgers' bidding

Joe Torre's group has dropped out of bidding for the bankrupt Los Angeles Dodgers because current owner Frank McCourt won't include the parking lots outside the stadium.
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