GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- When you approach a guy who has the nickname of "SellBlock" and one of the more intriguing collections of tattoos in baseball, you would expect Justin Sellers to project as much warm as James Harrison around an NFL Films crew.
And that is why perceptions and reality often are not the same.
Sellers, who was acquired by the Indians from the Dodgers on March...
In a similar sequence of events to Wednesday's victory over the Padres, the Indians played a close game against the division-rival Royals at Goodyear Ballpark up until the seventh inning, where the Tribe bats came to life with a fury to score nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings to plate nine runs and bury Kansas City 12-6.
Player of the Game: Matt Carson (2-2, HR, 2B...
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 55 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team (it was 54, but the acquisition of Justin Sellers added one more). The last batch of these is running today as the outfielders get their due.
There is just not much more to it; spring training...
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 55 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team (it was 54, but the acquisition of Justin Sellers added one more). The next batch of these running today are the middle infielders.
There is just not much more to it; spring training is here and...
As a part of IBI's beginning of season festivities, we have preview capsules on all 55 players currently in major league camp with at least some chance of helping the big league team (it was 54, but the acquisition of Justin Sellers added one more). The next batch of these running today are the catchers and corner infielders.
There is just not much more to it; spring training...
Spring training games finally began this past week, which allowed Cleveland Indians fans to get their first peek at the 2014 club.
One of the more interesting news bits that came out this past week was the slogan: "Unfinished business." The two words were placed on t-shirts that Nick Swisher then handed out to teammates.
As you might have guessed, the phrase refers to...
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With no major signings or trades occurring on Sunday, there are no "Top Stories." Instead, I will give a rundown of all of the day's news...
Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers have traded Justin Sellers to the Cleveland Indians for an undisclosed amount of cash.
Seeing as Los Angeles is clearly not hurting for money, at least in the amount that Sellers was likely given up for, it would seem that the Indians were the aggressor in this deal. Sellers was the Opening Day shortstop for the Dodgers in 2013, following Hanley...
The Cleveland Indians have executed a rare mid-spring training trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On Sunday, the Indians acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash. To make room for Sellers to join the Tribe in Goodyear, infielder David Cooper was designated for assignment.
Sellers, 28, comes to Cleveland after playing parts of three seasons...
The Cleveland Indians today announced they have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. To allow room on the 40-man roster they have designated first baseman David Cooper for assignment.
Sellers, 28, has appeared in 82 games for the Dodgers over the last three seasons (2011-2013), splitting 2013 between Triple-A Albuquerque...
CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations.
To allow room on the 40-man roster the club today designated infielder David Cooper for assignment.
Sellers, 28, has appeared in 82 games for the Dodgers over the last three seasons (2011-2013), splitting 2013 between...
Chad Billingsley could provide the Dodgers with a midseason pitching boost.
When the Dodgers signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena, if was a foregone conclusion the team would place Chad Billingsley on the 60-day disabled list to clear a 40-man roster spot for him.
Much to everyone’s surprise, the Dodgers designated Justin Sellers for assignment to make room for Arruebarrena...
The Los Angeles Dodgers needed infielder Justin Sellers to hold things down at shortstop to start the 2013 season because of the thumb injury Hanley Ramirez sustained during the World Baseball Classic. Though he started the season with the big league club, he ended up only playing 27 games for the Dodgers before spending the bulk of the year in Triple-A.
Now that the Dodgers have...
This is apparently not how you spell this. (via)
I can’t count the number of times I’ve thought for sure Justin Sellers was going to get DFA’d over the last two years. Five? Ten? A dozen? He’s always seemingly been on the extreme edges of the 40-man roster, combining lackluster play with a bizarre motorcycle arrest, yet he has somehow continued to survive.
Today, his tenure...
Is he better in a platoon? (Via)
Earlier today, Don Mattingly made some waves when he said the following about the Dodgers’ second-base situation:
I like platoons because, basically, it gets you good matchups if you get the right guys for it. It keeps guys involved, keeps them fresh and they know when they will be starting. I actually like it, so definitely, no question.
With the signing of Justin Turner, the Dodgers officially have viable options for their utility infield spots. The Dodgers may not be done adding infielders. Emilio Bonifacio is out there at 2B/3B/SS/LF/CF/RF (but for $3.5M plus something in trade), as is Brett Wallace at 1B and emergency 3B (emphasis on "emergency").Bonifacio is super fast and can hold his own at...
Here at Dodgers Digest, it seems like all we can write about lately is utility infielders (or prospects, which are way more exciting). Yet, it still remains the biggest hole on the roster and the only type of player that the front office is actively pursuing. Chad outlined quite a few options last week. The four internal options (Justin Sellers, Miguel Rojas, Dee Gordon, Brendan...
Soon. Soon. (via)
One month from today, on Wednesday, February 26, the Dodgers will kick off their spring training schedule in Talking Stick, against the Diamondbacks. That game will be televised, like all other spring games, and while it’s anyone’s guess as to whether any of us will actually be able to see SNLA a mere 24 hours after it’s launched, the fact is that in a month...
The grass was not greener in Seattle. Not by a long shot; just ask Chone Figgins. After a stellar career with Angels, Chone Figgins pulled a Adrian Beltre and jumped ship from So-Cal to Seattle.
Well now that that’s all over, the Los Angeles Dodgers are taking an absolutely zero risk by signing Chone to a minor league contact, in hopes that he’ll compete for a bench position...
Your browser does not support iframes. During Saturday night's Memphis-Albuquerque game, a brawl erupted in the fourth inning. Memphis (AAA affiliate of the Cardinals) reliever Jorge Rondon threw at the head of Albuquerque (AAA affiliate of the Dodgers) shortstop Justin Sellers after a home run by Jeremy Moore. Then, all hell broke loose. Rondon was immediately ejected, and...
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In triple-A minor league baseball action Saturday, an ugly bench clearing brawl erupted between the Albuquerque Isotopes (affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) and Memphis RedBirds (affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals).
It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning when RedBirds pitcher Maikel Cleto hit Isotopes batter Justin Sellers...
Less than 24 hours after Brandon League turned a probable Los Angeles Dodgers win into a heartbreaking loss, the Dodgers made a few personnel moves before Tuesday’s game with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Outfielder Scott Van Slyke was placed on the 15-day D.L. with left shoulder bursitis, ostensibly caused by his diving effort on a line drive during Sunday’s game...
In six short days with the team in 2013, Dee Gordon has already showcased everything that once made him a top prospect and everything that made him one of the worst players in the MLB last year.
It’s a tiny sample, yet he’s managed to fit in so much amazement and failure that his performance has noteworthy, regardless. In a way, he’s proven both his supporters and detractors...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned short stop Justin Sellers to Triple-A Albuquerque. To take his spot on the active roster the organization has recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from their Triple-A Albuquerque affiliate. He will serve as the third catcher for the Dodgers.
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