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Andre Ethier to miss up to three months with fracture

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier sustained a right tibia fracture after fouling a ball off his shin last Friday during a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced Tuesday. The Dodgers said initial X-rays were negative, but a follow-up CT scan showed the fracture. Ethier’s injury will not require surgery, but he is expected to be out...
Via The Sports Daily
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Van Slyke avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers and outfielder-first baseman Scott Van Slyke have agreed to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. He hit .239 with six home runs and 30 RBIs last season, when he missed three games in September with right hand and wrist inflammation and was left off the postseason roster. Van Slyke, who bats right, has mostly been used for matchups against left-handed...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Alleged Yasiel Puig bar fight may not be as serious as originally reported

Yasiel Puig has had his name dragged through the mud this offseason. Following a down season where the outfielder only hit 11 home runs and batted .255 in 79 games, negative stories slowly circulated with Puig’s name coming up in trade rumors. In mid-November, there was the rumor created by Andy Van Slyke (father of current Dodger Scott Van Slyke) that staff ace Clayton Kershaw...
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Angels 5: Scott Van Slyke And Good Fortune

The Dodgers beat the Angels 7-5 to take the first game of the series and now the worst team in the history of baseball is now 21 games above .500. With the Giants loss to the Diamondbacks earlier today, the division lead is now 8.5 games. —– The game was a back-and-forth affair, with Scott Van Slyke starting things off with an RBI double in the top of the second, before C.J...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers 5, Marlins 3: It’s Scott Van Slyke’s World

Zack Greinke pitched a gem through six innings, but he ran into trouble in the seventh. Marcell Ozuna tied it up out of nowhere with a bomb of a homer to left, which is what hitters like him do. Then two consecutive singles and a walk setup a bases loaded situation and Scott Van Slyke heroics. It was a really really really close play, but it seemed like he was out by literally...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: opening day observations

For the first time in team history, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won five straight season-openers. Monday, they defeated the San Diego Padres on an eighth-inning Jimmy Rollins home run. Here are some observations I made from my seats in Top Deck, sitting behind a group of people that had a selfie-stick and a fish-eye lens on their iPhone. Before the selfie-stick people ruined my...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ D’Backs August 27, 2014: Scott Van Slyke’s Best-Case Scenario

You know me, and you know I put very, very little importance on pitcher-vs-batter stats. One pitcher doesn’t face one batter enough to generate any kind of real sample size, and even if you could, that means that it took place over so many years as to render most of the data irrelevant. Dodgers D’Backs 6:40 p.m. PT Phoenix, Ariz. 2B Gordon ...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Light Teammate Scott Van Slyke On Fire In Awesome Prank (Video)

Scott Van Slyke has been a bit of a hot head lately, as the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was thrown out of Friday’s game for arguing a call from the dugout. On Sunday, Van Slyke’s “fire” took on a very literal form. With its team holding a comfortable 6-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals thanks to another dominating performance from pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers bust out the classic ‘hot foot’ prank on Scott Van Slyke (video)

Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers must be well-versed in the long and storied history of dugout pranks in Major League Baseball as a few fellas on the team took a trip in the wayback machine by digging deep in the bag of tricks once regularly relied upon by ballplayers in the days of yore […] The post Dodgers bust out the classic ‘hot foot’ prank on Scott Van Slyke (video...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox @ Dodgers June 2, 2014: No Really, Scott Van Slyke Is Playing Center

I know we talked about this just a few hours ago, but apparently it’s not a joke: Scott Van Slyke really and truly is starting in center field. Oddly enough, none of the beat writers have had a lot to say about the situation yet, so we don’t know what went into Don Mattingly‘s decision, or what Matt Kemp thinks, or — and probably the most interesting — what Van Slyke himself...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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