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Injury Roll Call: Rid of Ramon, A.J. & Hanley back, Kemp rehab, new C Towles has surgery

A.J. Ellis was activated from the disabled list after dealing with an oblique injury. The Dodgers on Friday activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list, before the start of a three-game weekend series against the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. To make room in the roster, the Dodgers designated Ramon Hernandez for assignment. Good to have A.J. back, as the Dodgers could...
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Puig & Moylan up, but Carl, Kemp, A.J. to the DL + Towles signed, 8 released

It has finally happened. The Yasiel Puig Era has begun. The Dodgers return home for a 10-game homestand on Monday, and will do so with the most exciting of reinforcements. Yasiel Puig has been recalled by the Dodgers from Double-A Chattanooga and will join the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday, the team announced after their loss to the Rockies. Matt Magill, who had an historically...
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers ink former Astros' prospect J.R. Towles to minor-league contract

The Dodgers on Wednesday signed former Houston Astros top prospect J.R. Towels to a minor-league deal. Don't worry, A.J. Ellis' job is plenty safe. Towles, a catcher, has played in parts of five seasons in the majors and has posted a horrific .187/.267/.315 triple slash. Towles, 29, is nothing more than minor-league depth, if you consider a catcher who can...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign J.R. Towles To Minor League Deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed catcher J.R. Towles to a minor league deal after the St. Louis Cardinals released him recently. Towles struggled at the Triple-A level in the Cardinals system, batting only .237 this season in 19 games. Playing in parts of five different seasons with the Houston Astros from 2007-2011, Towles batted a meager .187 in 428 at-bats. Towles will serve...
Via FF Locker Room
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

J.R. Towles: Twins non-roster invitee

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Via Astros Daily
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Astros catcher J.R. Towles finds home with Twins

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Via Astros Daily
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Twins Sign Steve Pearce, J.R. Towles

The Twins announced a major signing today, and GM Terry Ryan also stayed busy on the minor league front. The Twins signed Steve Pearce and J.R. Towles to minor league deals, according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter links). Scott McCauley first reported the Towles deal. Towles, 27, posted a .184/.256/.293 line in 165 plate appearances with the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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