Dodgers sign 2014 first-round pick Grant Holmes

It was just a matter of time before it happened, but the Dodgers on Tuesday officially inked 2014 first-round draft pick Grant Holmes. Jim Callis of tweeted and said Holmes’ bonus is worth $2.5 million. At most, it’s a deal worth almost $519,500 more than the slot amount for the No. 22 pick. That amount would have made him the 14th or 15th pick, which was supposed to...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Chris Withrow moved to 60-day DL

The Dodgers on Friday have optioned shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A Albuquerque and called up infield Miguel Rojas before their game in Colorado, according to Dylan Herandez of the Los Angeles Times.Dodgers option Arruebarrena, call up Rojas, place Withrow on 60-day DL.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) June 6, 2014 #488434393 / gettyimages.comTo make room on the...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers lookin’ out for number one

“We were surprised he was available.” 2014 draftee Grant Holmes(left), with a Jeff-Bridges like smile, shakes hands with Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda. That may be the biggest cliché in professional sports when talking about the inexact science of drafting players.  No matter if a projected number 10 pick falls to number 20 or number 200, the team grabbing the guy will be ...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers select RHP Grant Holmes at No. 22 in the 2014 MLB Draft

Dat hair! The Dodgers broke their streak of not drafting prep pitchers by taking Grant Holmes with the 22nd pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. This is quite the get for the Dodgers this late in the first round. The last time the Dodgers drafted a high school pitcher in the first round was Zach Lee in 2010. Holmes, from Conway High School in South Carolina, was a consensus Top 15 talent...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Chris Withrow to have TJ Tuesday

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the first of a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox last night by the score of 5-2. The win improved the Dodgers to 31-28, second in the National League West. On the injury front, pitcher Chris Withrow will undergo Tommy John surgery today, confirming the team's fears. He will join Chad Billingsley, who has been trying to come back...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft profile: RHP Erick Fedde, UNLV

This is the sixth in my series of 2014 MLB Draft profiles. This is the first college player profiled, as I look at Erick Fedde from UNLV. There’s plenty of risk surrounding him. Previous entries Derek Hill Jacob Gatewood Spencer Adams Touki Toussaint Kodi Medeiros Vitals 6’4, 175 pounds Bats: Right Throws: Right DOB: Feb. 25, 1993 Location Las Vegas, Nev. University of Nevada...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Injury Update: Chris Withrow may need Tommy John surgery

The Los Angeles Dodgers dropped the first of a four-game weekend series to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday by the score of 6-3. The loss was the second straight for the Dodgers, who fell to 29-26 on the season. The Dodgers are currently in the top ten in runs scored and team ERA, despite having eight players on the disabled list. One of those is pitcher Chris Withrow, who was...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers P Chris Withrow Has Torn Elbow Ligament

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher, Chris Withrow has been diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament in his right arm and according to Yahoo Sports, has been told, by a team physician; he will need season-ending Tommy John surgery. The team said Thursday that the right-hander was examined last week by a team physician, who diagnosed a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. Withrow went...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow and his 95-mph fastball need Tommy John surgery

Add another name to the list of the hard-throwing young pitchers needing Tommy John elbow surgery, as Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is headed under the knife. Withrow has been fantastic since debuting for the Dodgers last season at age 24, posting a 2.73 ERA with 71 strikeouts in 56 innings while holding opponents to...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Withrow’s Elbow Takes A Long Vacation

Eight days ago, Chris Withrow was optioned down to Triple-A in order to make room for Hyun-jin Ryu to return from the disabled list and start in New York. (Fans hated it, though it made all of the sense since he was walking half the league.) I was in the locker room that day, and as we cautiously eyed Paul Maholm to see if maybe it’d be him, it always seemed clear it’d be Withrow...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Withrow Has UCL Tear in Elbow

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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft profile: RHP Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian HS

This is the fourth in my series of 2014 MLB Draft profiles. This time, I look at a guy with the draft’s best name in Touki Toussaint from Coral Springs, Fla. Previous entries Derek Hill Jacob Gatewood Spencer Adams Vitals 6’2, 185 pounds Bats: Right Throws: Right DOB: June 20, 1996 Location Coral Springs, Fla. Coral Springs Christian High School Rankings Baseball America: 13...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft profile: RHP Spencer Adams, White County HS

This is the third in my series of 2014 MLB Draft profiles. This time, I look at a prep pitcher from Georgia in Spencer Adams. Previous entries Derek Hill Jacob Gatewood Vitals 6’5, 190 pounds Bats: Right Throws: Right DOB: April 13, 1996 Location Cleveland, Ga. White County High School Rankings Baseball America: 24 ESPN: 35 27 MLB Draft Insider: 26 Perfect Game: 58...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers place Uribe on DL, promote Arruebarrena

The Dodgers on Wednesday placed infielder Juan Uribe on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and promoted Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Double-A Chattanooga. Also, reliever Chris Withrow was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for the activation of pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu for his start Wednesday night against the Mets. Uribe aggravated an...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Just Accept That Chris Withrow Is Getting Optioned Now And Be Done With It

On Wednesday, Hyun-jin Ryu is going to be activated from the disabled list in order to make a start in New York against the Mets. This is, of course, outstanding news, and puts the rotation at full strength for the first time all season. A move will need to be made to get him onto the active roster, and unfortunately, it won’t be the move Dodgers fans almost certainly want to...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft: Dodgers’ Big Board, v 1.0

Touki Toussaint, 80-name. This is the first installment of 2014 MLB Draft big board for the Dodgers. They hold the 22nd pick in the draft and should be able to land a quality prospect, as the draft is considerably deeper this year than last. These are the Dodgers’ first selections in the Logan White era (2002-present): 2002: James Loney (19) 2003: Chad Billingsley (24) 2004: Scott...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raising Aces: Making Setup Man Magic by Doug Thorburn

Breaking down the mechanics of high-octane setup men Chris Withrow and Dellin Betances.
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers intentional walk goes awry; wild pitch allows go-ahead run to score

It’s a simple game of pitch and catch.  Fathers and sons do it in the backyard.  Little Leaguers do it with ease during warm ups.  But for paid professional baseball players, sometimes it’s not so easy.  Watch Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow intend to throw a benign pitch to walk the batter, but instead uncorks a Ricky Vaughn special to the backstop, allowing the...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Nothing But Grief

It’s been a tough few games for Dodger catchers, but then again, it’s been a tough season for Dodger catchers. Tim Federowicz not only went 0-5 in the loss to Arizona, he let the go-ahead run score when he couldn’t handle Chris Withrow‘s wild intentional walk throw (which, to be fair, is largely on Withrow as well), let another Withrow pitch get past him — his second Withrow...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitcher Chris Withrow throws wild pitch on intentional walk (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris Withrow gave up the go-ahead run in the ninth inning of Friday night's game at Dodger Stadium against Arizona with a wild pitch...on an intentional walk.In the top of the ninth with one out and a Diamondbacks pinch runner Tony Campana on third, Withrow had a 2-0 count on Martin Prado when the decision was...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Chris Withrow Allow A Run On Attempted Intentional Walk

Your browser does not support iframes. In a tie ballgame in the top of the ninth Friday, Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Withrow attempted to intentionally walk Martin Prado. However, Withrow overthrew his catcher Tim Federowicz as the ball went all the way to the backstop allowing Tony Campana to bring in a run for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arizona would go on to win in 12 innings...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2: A tale of two games, but still a loss

This game was pretty tame and boring until the ninth inning. The game was tied at one on the strength of solo home runs by Miguel Montero and Scott Van Slyke. After that, it was like an entirely different game. Chris Withrow did this: That would have been a hell of a way to lose a game. Luckily, Withrow was bailed out by everyone’s favorite Uribear. Love you, Juan Uribe. Unfortunately...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants April 15, 2014: Jackie Robinson Day

First, the good news: Brian Wilson is back! That really shouldn’t be understated. When he first came up complaining of elbow soreness two weeks ago after looking terrible in blowing a game against San Diego, I think we all thought the worst for the two-time Tommy John survivor. Had you told me on that day that we wouldn’t see him again for the remainder of the season, I wouldn’t...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s What We’ve Learned About the 2014 Dodgers So Far

Nothing, really. Not a damn thing. With the exception of some unexpected injuries, we’ve learned very little. The Dodgers have played 10 games, which is 6.1 percent of a 162-game season. But two of those games, even though the Dodgers won them both, barely seem like they counted. They happened half a world away, a week before spring training ended. They feel like glorified exhibitions...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Factor12 Top50 thru 4/9 (Ervin Santana)

RANK   PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Ervin Santana 31 8.00 35.741 2 Chris Withrow 25 6.00 35.600 3 Yordano Ventura 23 6.00 34.620 4 Tim Hudson 38 15.67 34.416 5 Chris Sale* 25 15.33 33.848 6 Robbie Erlin* 23 6.67 32.960 7 Aaron Harang 36 12.67 32.818 8 Tyler Skaggs* 22 8.00 32.693 9 Mark Buehrle* 35 14.00 32.677 10 Drew Smyly* 25 6.00 32.648 11 Craig...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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