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Mark Ellis finally hit the 15-day DL, being placed on it Monday retroactive to April 27. The Dodgers activated Chris Capuano from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. It took the Dodgers about a week longer than it should have, but as expected Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right quad. The move clears a spot for Chris Capuano to be activated from the DL to start the series opener Monday night against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Capuano returns from a strained left calf that sidelined him for 20 days. He made one rehab start, last Wednesday against Memphis with Triple-A Albuquerque, and allowed two runs in 5⅓ innings. What a season. Also, why would you wait so long, Don and Ned? Does playing a position player short for an entire week with a team already lacking in offensive talent on the bench really sound like a good idea? —— Jerry Hairston Jr. also joined the injury club, as he was placed on the disabled list due to a strained groin. Elian Herrera was recalled from AAA. The Dodgers made it official on Tuesday, placing Jerry Hairston on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin. Elian Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque before the second game of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. I would call the Herrera promotion a surprise, as he is the weakest hitter of the four options from Triple-A Albuquerque, but he is also the only one of the four both healthy and on the 40-man roster. “He’s and outfielder, pretty much. We feel like those are his best positions, the corners,” manager Don Mattingly said of Herrera. “He’s played the corners. He’s a right-handed bat.” Herrera was the choice because he was on the 40-man and others weren’t, which led to the following move. —– Herrera was soon thereafter sent back to AAA, as Scott Van Slyke was recalled after being added to the 40-man roster. Van Slyke, who was designated for assignment in December and outrighted off the 40-man roster, came into camp with something to prove this season, and showed it during the season’s first month. He hit .397/.503/.733 with nine home runs, 10 doubles, 32 runs scored, and 30 RBI in 34 games for Albuquerque. Insurance with A-Gon battling his neck injury. It only makes sense, which begs the question of why they waited so long and had to deal with Juan Uribe and friends at first for multiple games. —– To allow SVS’s addition to the 40-man, Chad Billingsley was transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day disabled list. —– Tim Federowicz was recalled from Albuquerque, as Justin Sellers was sent down. The Dodgers on Wednesday bolstered their bench by recalling red-hot catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque, and optioned infielder Justin Sellers to Triple-A before their series finale against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. “We had plenty of infielders,” said manager Don Mattingly. “We look at it from the standpoint of having a better hitting bench.” Hey look, three catchers again. Ramon Hernandez‘s days could very well be numbered. —– Our own Dustin Nosler brings us the news that righty Ross Stripling was promoted from High-A to Double-A. The Dodgers on Tuesday promoted right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling to Double-A Chattanooga from High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The 2012 fifth-round draft pick has been on a nearly meteoric rise since the Dodgers popped him last season. Stripling, 23, posted some impressive numbers in the California League early this season. He struck out 34 batters in 33 2/3 innings, walked 11 batters and allowed just one home run. Those are numbers for anyone to hang his hat on, let alone a guy in his first full season in a hitter’s haven. Due to his age and performance, he’s understandably being fast-tracked. If he performs at AA, and with the way injuries are going, who knows where he ends up in September. ===== Greg Zakwin is the founder of the site Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Follow him on Twitter @ArgyledPlaschke.

Zack Greinke may start for Dodgers Wednesday

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a nose-dive.  They have lost eight of their last ten games.  They are in last place in the National League West.  They are seven games under .500.  The list could go on and on, but help may be on the way in the form of Zack Greinke.  He appears to be on pace to rejoin the club on Wednesday. As we covered yesterday, Greinke made a rehab start...

Greinke's return with Dodgers still uncertain

LOS ANGELES Less than a month after breaking his left collarbone in a brawl with Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin and the subsequent surgery Zack Greinke is ready to pitch on the major league level. This was after being told that hed miss a minimum of six weeks, but more likely eight. Thats what they told you guys, said Greinke, laughing as he spoke to reporters Saturday afternoon...

Greinke to make injury rehab start

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is scheduled to make his first injury rehab start Friday night for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga at Lake Elsinore. The team announced the news Thursday. Greinke had surgery last month to repair a broken left collarbone after he was hurt in a bench-clearing brawl with Carlos Quentin and the San Diego Padres. The right-hander was expected to miss eight weeks...

6 Days Of Dee Gordon

In six short days with the team in 2013, Dee Gordon has already showcased everything that once made him a top prospect and everything that made him one of the worst players in the MLB last year. It’s a tiny sample, yet he’s managed to fit in so much amazement and failure that his performance has noteworthy, regardless. In a way, he’s proven both his supporters and detractors...

Zack Greinke making rehab start Friday, could return next week

Zack Greinke already appeared to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a fractured clavicle, but now it seems as though he could be back as early as next week. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times wrote that Greinke was due to start for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday and there was the possibility he would be reactivated from the DL next Wednesday. Greinke's pitch...

Zack Greinke Gets Rehab Start, Should Rejoin Dodgers Next

Zack Greinke who has been  recovering from a broken collarbone is expected to rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation on May 15 for a start against the Nationals. Apparently Greinke must be a quick healer as the injury was projected to keep him out of action for eight weeks, but should this return date stick it will be less than five weeks. Greinke, is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA through two starts...

Zack Greinke to make rehab start tonight

Zack Greinke will make his first rehab start tonight for the  Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, just a mere four weeks removed  from having shoulder surgery for a broken clavicle. If all goes well in his minor league start, Greinke will likely return to the Dodgers rotation on Wednesday when L.A. hosts the Washington Nationals. His return could not come at a better time as the Dodgers...

Marlins struggle again, drop series to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Capuano pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Scott Van Slyke homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Capuano (1-2) allowed a run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. The left-hander started against the Marlins for the first time since last Aug. 12, when he threw...

Hyun-Jin Ryu Shouldn't be Jealous of K-Pop Superstar

By now you've seen that horrendous first pitch attempt by K-Pop singing sensation Tiffany, right? Well, in case you haven' it is. Turns out, fellow Korean import, Hyun-jin Ryu is jealous of Tiffany, but, obviously, not her pitching mechanics. According to this random fansite dedicated to Tiffany's pop singing group Girls' Generation (don&...

Dodgers on a long losing streak…but is help on the way?

Well, keeping up with the blog has proved difficult the last couple of weeks.  By all appearances, the Dodgers offense appears to be having similar success. It’s time for direct intervention.  The last time the Dodgers won was a week ago on Hanley Ramirez Bobblehead Night at Chavez Ravine when this writer was in attendance.  After last night’s 9-2 beat-down to the Arizona...

Dodgers 5, Marlins 3

Chris Capuano pitched effectively into the seventh inning and Scott Van Slyke homered, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Capuano (1-2) allowed a run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. The left-hander started against the Marlins for the first time since last Aug. 12, when he threw eight innings of two...

Dodgers snap losing streak with 7-1 win vs. Marlins

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andre Ethier had a pair of doubles among his season-high four hits, Dee Gordon hit a rare home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2) allowed one run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings. The left-hander took a three-hit shutout into the seventh before Miguel...

Dodgers trying to stop their unlucky streak at 7 tonight at Dodger Stadium

Dodgers start a 3 game series against the Florida Marlins.  A beautiful night for baseball in Los Angeles.  Matt Magill goes for the Blue Crew. .jln9{position:absolute;clip:rect(454px,auto,auto,451px);}fast payday loans for every one This article has been read (0) times
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