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A son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is going to play college basketball for Bob Knight's son.
Preston Mattingly has committed to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where Pat Knight coaches the team.
Mattingly, who turns 26 next month, spent six seasons in baseball's minor leagues, but never advanced past Class A.
He played basketball at Evansville (Ind.) Central High, where he averaged 21 points as a senior. His former coach there contacted Knight, who offered Mattingly a scholarship.
''I was really glad he's going to go back and get an education,'' the elder Mattingly said Tuesday. ''Trying to get by today, you need an education. He's going to get a chance to play while he's doing it.''
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Yasiel Puig came to the MLB with high expectations from everyone, and he has definitely lived up to the hype. The Cuban baseball star was destined to be a star in the MLB. Yesterday in an extra innings game against the Reds, Puig showed once again why he’s nothing to mess with when he comes up to bat Yahoo Sports reports.
The game was tied 0-0, with Reds pitchers being able to...
THE BEARD IS BACK!
The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson, who hasn't thrown a big league pitch since April 12, 2012.
Sorry, no Julio Urias this week, as the ridiculously young hurler didn’t go beyond two innings in either of his starts. The southpaw hasn’t exceeded two innings since early July.
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It was a short week for the Topes with the Triple-A All-Star Game eating into the week.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers reached an agreement with reliver Brian Wilson. Wilson is a three-time All-Star who led the National League with 48 saves in 2010.
The Dodgers have been seeking bullpen help, specifically an eighth-inning man who can work as a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen. Since becoming the closer on June 11, Jansen is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and has saved 12 of his 14 opportunities...
Brian Wilson is now a Los Angeles Dodger.
After spending the last 15 months recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, the famous bearded closer shucked his roots in the San Francisco Giants organization and opted to sign a one-year, $1 million contract with their arch-rivals.
There have been mixed reactions from around the league. His former teammates and...
Cristiano Ronaldo threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night, but if he wanted to ensure accuracy to home plate, he probably should have kicked it.
The Real Madrid star’s wild attempt could best be described as “just a bit outside,” and Yasiel Puig who was scheduled to catch the pitch, had no chance to corral it.
Check out the pitch below, which is still...
While a couple of trades were executed for seemingly reasonable prices yesterday, the asking price on deals has generally seemed higher than in past years. With that in mind, the Dodgers took a step to try and improve their club without making Casey Blake for Carlos Santana Part Duex by signing free-agent reliever Brian Wilson. It’s a no-risk deal on both sides, and if it works...
According to Bob Nightengale, the Dodgers have emerged as the front runners to sign free agent Brian Wilson. The feedback from Dodger fans across the internet have this potential signing landing with mixed reviews. Rightfully so. Dodger fans have despised Brian Wilson for years, suddenly he is going to don the Dodger blue? His talent is undeniable, his track record speaks for itself...
Mark Ellis has been on nearly as big of a roll as the Los Angeles Dodgers since the All-Star break.
The second baseman has hit safely in all 11 of his team's games, batting .415 with a homer and eight RBIs since the second half began July 19.
Ellis delivered the winning single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory over the New York...
When the July 31st trade deadline comes and goes, it’s very possible that the only significant addition the Dodgers will have made will be the acquisition of Ricky Nolasco from the Florida Marlins back on July 6th.
The hottest team in baseball (26-6 since June 21st, 9-1 since the All Star Break) is in a unique position where they might be able to afford to stand pat, even if the...
Quote of the Day
”Each player does what he can when he gets to the plate. Some people jump, some people slide, some people run,” Puig said through a translator. ”I have a previous teammate in Cuba that jumped and hurt his ankle. So I decided to slide.”
– Yasiel Puig on sliding at home plate after his walk-off home run, Sunday against the Reds. Personally, I don’t think...
Christiano Ronaldo and Yasiel Puig juggled a baseball back and forth at the Dodgers game on Wednesday.
Quiet. A master is at work.
Home Run of the Day: Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers - 19.11* seconds [video]
Bottom of the 11th inning in a scoreless game. With one swing of the bat, Yasiel Puig grows his legend even more. As the ball sails over the fence, Puig flips his bat in triumph before setting off on this 19.11 second trot. With his teammates surrounding home and...
Andy Pettitte got a no-decision despite going 7 and allowing 2 in tonight’s game. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 2 — Los Angeles Dodgers 3
The Yankees fall in walk-off fashion in tonight’s 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Andy Pettitte started the game with some hard hit pitches. After getting the first out, Yasiel Puig hit a booming double off the...
Isn’t that beard something?
Anyways, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers, have signed former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Wilson is coming off Tommy John surgery last April.
Brian Wilson is the newest member of #Dodgers and will be setup man
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
Brian Wilson will go on minor league...