Found July 11, 2012 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
PLAYERS: Matt Kemp
TEAMS: Los Angeles Dodgers
During the MLB All-Star break, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp visited the Negro League Baseball museum while in Kansas City for the game Tuesday. Kemp was honored with the museum’s 2011 Oscar Charleston Legacy Award as the Major League player of the year, and the Josh Gibson Award as the premier home run hitter in the [...]

My mideason Top 25 Los Angeles Dodgers' prospects

We're just more than half way through the Major League season, which means there's only a couple months remaining in the minor league season. It's time for a prospect update. Since I did a Top 50 prospect list in November, I'm going to unveil my midseason Top 25 Dodgers' prospects. There's been an infusion of new players from the draft and International...

Ethier says he's ready to return to Dodgers

It wasn't an 0-2 performance by Andre Ethier Wednesday at Rancho Cucamonga's Epicenter that was the biggest Dodger news of the day. It was his pre-game assertion that he felt he could have rejoined his Los Angeles teammates prior to the All-Star Break after a left oblique injury suffered in the first inning of a 3-0 loss to San Francisco on June 27 kept him sidelined for...

Dodgers Trade Deadline Preview: Corner Infielder Market

The All-Star Game is here and so you know what that means, rumors, rumors, and more rumors. We are exactly three weeks away from the July non-waiver trade deadline, so the Dodgers rumor mill, as busy as it's been, is about to get even busier. The Dodgers are in the market for a corner infielder, as Dylan Hernandez verified once again for us just a couple days ago. The only...

Dodgers battle injuries to hold NL West lead

LOS ANGELES -- The 2012 National League season has been nothing short of amazing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Despite a slew of injuries that would have ended the pennant hopes of most teams, the Dodgers will still be leading the NL West when play resumes after the All Star break on Friday as they host San Diego at Dodger Stadium. And even though it will be Friday the 13th, it should...

Dodgers Acquire Ozzie Martinez From White Sox

The Los Angeles Dodgers‬ have acquired minor league infielder Ozzie Martinez from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Dylan Hernandez. Martinez, 24, is a five-foot-ten, 170 pound shortstop from Puerto Rico. He owns a batting average of .178, with 11 doubles, and 13 RBIs in 60 games this season with the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox Triple-A...

Dodgers make deal with ChiSox, add infield depth

With Dee Gordonsidelined for the next six weeks, the Dodgers added middle infield depth by acquiring minor leaguer Ozzie Martinez from the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations. Martinez, a 24-year-old shortstop, was one of the two players the Chicago White Sox received from the Miami Marlinsas compensation for the Marlins hiring of Manager Ozzie Guillen. Martinez will be sent...

Dodgers to start 2nd half with Kemp, Ethier back

Matt Kemp is on his way back to the starting lineup, and his presence couldn't come at the better time for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They open the second half of the season on Friday at home against San Diego clinging to a half-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West. The Dodgers stumbled into the All-Star break losing 15 of 20 games, including three in a row, with Kemp and...

Dodgers Can Scratch Edwin Encarnacion Off Their List

My hopes of a Chad Billingsley, Edwin Encarnacion trade was just blown to smithereens this morning. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year $27MM contract, which also includes a fourth year option. I hate the Blue Jays right now, but I'm certainly glad to see them put together a contending...

Can The Dodgers Bring Cole Hamels Home?

Yesterday, I mentioned a report by Jon Heyman, of the Dodgers being interested in Shane Victorino. This rumor was quickly debunked by Dylan Hernandez, so I don't think there is much to worry about here. Obviously it makes sense for the Dodgers to take a look at every opportunity that could help the team. I have already said multiple times, an outfielder could definitely...

Colletti Shifting Focus To Chase Headley and Aramis Ramirez

Earlier today we learned that the Toronto Blue Jays extended Edwin Encarnacion on a multi-year deal. This afternoon, more information is breaking out about the Dodgers new plan of action. Tim Brown is reporting that Ned Colletti and his front office staff are now targeting Aramis Ramirez. However, the Dodgers are said to still be making Chase Headley their number one priority....

Padres-Dodgers Preview

Despite playing without Matt Kemp for nearly two months and Andre Ethier for the last two weeks, the injury-plagued Los Angeles Dodgers made it through the All-Star break with the NL West lead. While their conclusion to the first half left much to be desired, the Dodgers have reason for optimism as their second half gets underway. Kemp and Ethier are both expected back Friday night...

Time For Juan Uribe To Pack His Bags

The Dodgers are bringing in some much needed reinforcements tomorrow, two big reinforcements to be exact. Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp are expected to be activated tomorrow, with two activations that means two roster decisions will have to be made. Things are about to get really interesting. Two players will be leaving the 25-man roster, the obvious choice may not be so obvious...
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