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Matt Kemp may still not be fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgery.
Right when everyone appeared to be back and the Los Angeles Dodgers were finally going to have a roster at full strength, both Matt Kemp and 2013 surprise Stephen Fife headed to the disabled list Monday night before a three-game set with the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.
The moves allowed Scott Van Slyke to return to the club three days after being sent down for the return of Carl Crawford. Newly acquired Ricky Nolasco was activated to replace Fife on the roster and the rotation.
Kemp’s return to the DL comes just as he had showed signs of returning to be useful offensively. In the last two games at Colorado, Kemp went 4-for-10 with two home runs and four RBIs before leaving after taking a walk in the first game in San Francisco.
While getting healthy is obviously a need, Los Angeles needs their returning players to actually hit in order to continue their pursuit of Arizona. Carl Crawford has done a...
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There has been much debate over the course of the last few weeks whether Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig belonged at the upcoming All-Star game in New York. Players, analysts and fans alike all chimed in voicing their support or stance against the selection. However, forget about the All-Star game this kid is making baseball history before your very eyes rewriting this record...
Writing the Los Angeles Dodgers off in April (as some may have done) was probably a mistake, if for no other reason than it was so early in the schedule. There was so much more baseball to be played.
We also didn't know how the Dodgers' competition in the NL West would play. The Diamondbacks, Rockies and Giants had a chance to bury the Dodgers after they had dug such...
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In only a few short months, Jay-Z and Roc Nation have put together quite the list of high-profile clients, and now they reportedly have their sights set on the Dodgers phenom.
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The debate will continue whether Yasiel Puig should go to the All-Star game or not until MLB finds a way to place him on the NL roster.
Of course that has little to do with the way the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder gave Luis Gonzalez the cold shoulder on Monday.
As Dan Dickley reported on Wednesday the Dodgers youngster ignored the former...
The Dodgers want Yasiel Puig to be an All-Star. Yasiel Puig wants Yasiel Puig to be an All-Star.
They are both desperate. This is the only reason I can think of that this plug happened. Regardless, I’ve never been more grateful for whatever string of awesome/terrible decision making led to this.
1) Puig can talk to animals.
2) Puig can do … things blindfolded.
3) Puig can...
Following weeks of uncertainty, Ricky Nolasco was sent to the surging Dodgers over the weekend. He appears more than pleased with how everything played out.
Nolasco will try to come out strong in his Dodgers debut Tuesday night opposite Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy, who played a big role in last month's brawl between the two clubs.
After several teams showed interest in...
PHOENIX -- The All-Star break -- baseball's unofficial halfway mark -- is still a week away, but Zack Greinke displayed Monday what is likely to be the difference down the stretch in a wide-open NL West race.
Greinke carved up the Diamondbacks lineup with seven shutout innings in a 6-1 Dodgers win, further supporting the premise that pitching will as usual be the decisive factor...
Ricky Nolasco looked right at home in Dodger blue.
The right-hander made a sparkling debut for surging Los Angeles on Tuesday night, limiting Arizona to four hits in seven innings in a 6-1 victory, the Dodgers' 14th win in 17 games.
"I was pretty pumped up," Nolasco said. "I haven't been that locked in in a long time. It worked out great. I was able to make...
YASIEL PUIG HAS MADE A NUMBER OF MENTAL ERRORS—IMPULSIVE ONES MOSTLY—WHICH COMMENTATORS LIKE JOE GARAGIOLA, JOE BUCK AND OUR OWN VIN SCULLY HAVE TAKEN HIM OVER THE COALS FOR. BUT I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU: WHY IS IT THAT NO ONE BLAMES THE COACHES FOR PUIG MAKING THE SAME “WILD STALLION” MISTAKES OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN?? IF HE‘S BEEN TOLD ABOUT IT BY THE DODGERS’...
PHOENIX -- Kirk Gibson sees a lot of his younger self in rambunctious, sometimes reckless Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig.
"That's refreshing to watch," said Gibson, the Diamondbacks manager.
"Honestly, even from an opponent's point of view, that's refreshing."
Former Tigers manager Sparky Anderson once said Gibson played 150 percent at...
With two wins this week for the red-hot Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw has helped the Boys in Blue claw out of the cellar, and he's not done yet.
Major League Baseball has upheld a two-game suspension of Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Skip Schumaker for his involvement in a fight with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Schumaker served the first game of his suspension Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks and was expected to be out of the lineup again Thursday against Colorado.
Schumaker was one of eight people suspended after...
Your browser does not support iframes. Yasiel Puig made a rookie mistake on Tuesday, and Miguel Montero taught the youngster a lesson. Puig ignored his third base coach when he tried to score from first on a fly ball to center by Adrian Gonzalez in the top of the 5th of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ [...]
Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig made a rookie mistake on Tuesday night when he tried to score from first on a dropped fly ball to center in the top of the 5th. The relay throw from Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorious beat Puig by several steps, and all [...]