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Much to the relief of Dodgers fans everywhere, it was Mike MacDougal who was designed for assignment to make room for the returning Ronald Belisario. ROSTER MOVE: The @Dodgers today designated RHP Mike MacDougal for assignment while MLB reinstated Ronald Belisario from the Restricted List. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 3, 2012 It’s a
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The Dodgers designated Mike MacDougal for assignment Thursday and activated Ronald Belisario from the restricted list. Belisario had been serving a 25-game, league-mandated suspension for positive drug test, which is believed to be a result of his history of cocaine use. The Dodgers were forced to make a move today and MacDougal or Jamey Wright were the odd men out in this scenario...
To answer the headline: hell yes! He was awful this season and, unsurprisingly, Ned Colletti was fooled by Mike MacDougal's sparkly 2011 ERA.
MacDougal signed a 1-year contract this winter and got a guaranteed $1 million ($650,000 base salary, $350,000 buyout). And what did the Dodgers get out of it? Not much: 7.94 ERA, 2.65 WHIP, 14.3 H/9, 9.5 BB/9.
The Dodgers made a few minor-league moves this week, and the two most significant ones involved the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. —– Tony Delmonico, 2008 sixth-round pick, was released. The 25-year-old was hitting just .188 with the Quakes in 21 games. He was drafted out of Florida State, converted to catcher, and had a great debut
Chad Billingsley and Clayton Kershaw laughing together over Ted Lilly being ejected from the dugout during Bobby Abreu‘s fifth inning at-bat today will be useful down the road … I know it
So if you have been following the Dodgers at all this year, you’d know that Jerry Hairston Jr. is slowly becoming something of a folk hero, sort of like A.J. Ellis but not quite that awesome. Unlike Ellis, Hairston’s heroics have primarily been defensive, as he has starred again and again and again on the
Wednesday marked the dawning of a new era in Los Angeles, a day of celebration as the new ownership group of the Dodgers was introduced in a news conference at Dodger Stadium.
The Guggenheim Baseball Partners are the new stewards of the franchise, purchasing the club for a record 2 billion from Frank McCourt. New controlling partner Mark Walter said the chance was too great to pass...
The Dodgers' new owners aren't apologizing for the record 2 billion they spent to acquire the franchise.
New Dodgers CEO Mark Walter, heading up Guggenheim Baseball Partners, said the market helped set the price, and that it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.
"I viewed it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the most fantastic franchise in all of sports...
Matt Kemp strolled over to the stereo system, plugged in his iPod and shuffled through an array of songs.
Settling on a selection from rapper Lil Wayne, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger gave the volume a big boost as he began singing and bounding along.
All right, so maybe he's not the world's best singer. And maybe he won't be appearing on the stage of ''American...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu one week after the Angels cut the slumping outfielder.
Abreu hit .208 in 24 at-bats before the last-place Angels let him go last Friday. He didn't have to go very far to find another job, opting for a reserve role with the NL West-leading Dodgers.
The 38-year-old Abreu is in the last season of a $27 million, three-year contract...
Matt Kemp receives most of the credit for the Los Angeles Dodgers' solid start, though the pitching staff has been pretty good as well.
Chad Billingsley will take the mound when the Dodgers continue their road trip Friday against the Chicago Cubs, who return home after their trip ended on a sour note.
Kemp is off to an incredible start for the Dodgers (17-8), leading the majors...
May 4th, 2012:
L.A Dodgers, Jerry Hairston Jr., hit his 1st HR of 2012 today. Hairston has now hit at least one HR with 7 different teams the last 6 seasons (LAD, MIL, WSH, SD, CIN, NYY, TEX).
Stat Source: @ESPNstatsInfo
The Dodgers have the best record in the National league, and are only one win off of Tampa's 18-8 mark for the best in baseball. A big part of that is Matt Kemp, who is making Bryan LaHair's numbers look pedestrian this year. Kemp has hit 12 HRs to LaHair's 7, though their wOBAs aren't [...]
*Matt Kemp of the Dodgers has scored 27 runs this season and knocked in 25, making him accountable for 52 runs of production in just 25 games. The lowly Pittsburgh Pirates have scored only 68 runs as entire team in 24 games. Kemp is that awesome and the Buccos offense is that bad.*Kemp also has 12 homeruns, while the Chicago Cubs as a team have a mere 11. Kemp powerful, Cubbies...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached to a deal with outfielder Bobby Abreu CBSSports' Jon Heyman reports. He adds that Abreu will be a pinch hitter and a part-time outfielder with the Dodgers.
Two days ago, we reported that both parts were in “serious talks,” bu details needed to be worked out. Abreu, who is making $9 million this year (which will be paid by the Angels minus...