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Why is it not difficult to imagine this guy sitting in a bubbling hot tub surrounded by about eight senoritas with a donkey-dick sized cigar hanging out of his mouth? He’s going to hit a lot of home runs. He hit two tonight. He’s a monster. Hawk Harrelson is still yelling somewhere in Denver tonight.

Here’s How A.J. Ellis Got Injured

When we learned yesterday that A.J. Ellis had injured his left knee, requiring surgery today, the question was inevitably: How? Ellis played a full game on Saturday, and taking a seat on Sunday didn’t seem out of the ordinary, since he’d played every inning of the season to that point. Now, Ellis was involved in a close play at the plate on Saturday, getting called out (and...

Tigers @ Dodgers April 9, 2014: Beckett is Back

As the Dodgers go for the two-game sweep against the Tigers, the biggest story is tonight’s starting pitcher. After a long road back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery (and temporary setbacks after shutting his thumb in a door and turning his ankle), Josh Beckett returns to action tonight. Even though I’ve written about him multiple times, I honestly have no idea what to expect...

Reminder: Sliding Head First Is Still The Worst

Somewhat lost in the midst of A.J. Ellis‘ knee surgery, Matt Kemp‘s two homers, Tuesday night’s exciting extra innings victory over Detroit, minor trades for minor leaguers, and the recent uncertainty over whether Josh Beckett would be able to make tonight’s start is the fact that Yasiel Puig has played exactly once since last Wednesday. That’s partially his own doing ...

A.J. Ellis Knee injury exposes Dodgers’ lack of catching depth

Bench depth looked to be an issue for the Dodgers going into this season. Among the positions that could be seriously affected by injury was catcher. The team didn’t sign a viable backup for A.J. Ellis during the winter, creating a potential vulnerability. That’s now been exposed as Ellis will be sidelined for at least a month after undergoing arthroscopic surgery for a torn...

Dodgers Injury Updates: Yasiel Puig, Chad Billingsley

The Los Angeles Dodgers are receiving some much needed support today with the return of Josh Beckett.  He'll take Clayton Kershaw's spot in the rotation today when the Dodgers host the Tigers in game two of their mini-series.  However, the Dodgers are still waiting on two other stars to make their return to the team and we have updates on both Yasiel Puig & Chad...

Dodgers' Josh Beckett will make return tonight

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Beckett will return to the big league rotation tonight, just in time to face Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers. It's been a long road for the right-hander with a number of twists and turns, but there's no doubt he's happy to be back.Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times chronicled the path back to the mound for Beckett...

Dodgers catcher Ellis undergoes knee surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus of his left knee. Ellis suffered the injury while running the bases on Saturday. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Drew Butera was his backup, but the Dodgers will be calling up Miguel Olivo or Tim Federowicz to help for the time being. Last season Ellis appeared in...

Dodgers' A.J. Ellis to undergo knee surgery today

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed catcher A.J. Ellis on the disabled list Monday, and are preparing to be without their backstop for approximately the next month. Torn cartilage in his left knee will require arthroscopic surgery, taking place on Tuesday.By Cbl62 via Wikimedia CommonsDylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports Ellis could return within four to six weeks, as long...

Dodgers still dangerous despite in-house issues

With Zack Greinke on the hill, the Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back after dropping the first two games of their weekend series to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night, and with the help of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez who both went deep twice, avoided the sweep to stay within a half-game of their NL West foes. Now 5-2 on the season, the Dodgers began the current campaign, and...

Down On The Farm Update: Games Of 4/3 – 4/7

(Dustin Nosler) What’s the point of all the pre-season prospect coverage if you aren’t up to date on what they’re actually doing in the games, right? Well that’s what this regular (semi-regular :o) Down On The Farm update will be for. And right off the bat, we got five days worth of stuff to get to. ===== April 3 Hitter Of The Day: Justin Chigbogu (A) is already stuck playing...

Julia Stiles Annoyed With Dodgers Fans’ ‘Incessant Picture Taking’

Actress Julia Stiles was pretty upset with some picture-taking fans at Dodger Stadium on Monday. The 33-year-old film star, who has previously appeared in “Save the Last Dance” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” tweeted that a fan’s incessant snapping of the camera, most likely of the Hollywood star herself, was crushing her “photo Mojo,” whatever that is. Has anyone...

Jansen vs. Cabrera showdown sparks memory of Gagne vs. Bonds

In the top of the ninth, with a 2-1 lead, a man on second, and one out, the Dodgers on Tuesday night elected to have Kenley Jansen pitch to Miguel Cabrera instead of walking him. I don't know about you, but Victor Martinez with men on first and second sounds like a more survivable situation than Cabrera with man on second.Jansen is about the best there is right now, but so...

Ice Cube throws out first pitch at Dodgers game (Video)

Ice Cube threw out the first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers-Detroit Tigers game on Tuesday. The Dodgers’ Twitter account said Cube brought the heat, but from what I could see, it looked like he brought the hook. Cube also addressed the fans prior to his pitch and let out his trademark “yayay” while throwing […]

Dodgers Rumors: Potential Hanley Ramirez extension could be big money

If the Los Angeles Dodgers and shortstop Hanley Ramirez agree to an extension in-season, it would most likely net the infielder upwards of $22-$25 million, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. However, that's not why the two sides are still working, Rosenthal writes.The most difficult part of the Dodgers' negotiations with shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not determining...

Dodgers win in extra innings on Carl Crawford walk-off

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