The San Diego Padres have extended invitations to 18 players to join the club for Spring Training in Arizona next month. Among those 18 players invited outside of the immediate 25-man roster include the Padres top three prospects in Catcher Austin Hedges, Pitcher Matt Wisler, and Outfielder Hunter Renfroe. While Hedges and Wisler took part in their first Major League Spring Training...
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced that they have extended Major League Spring Training invitations to 18 players. Among those 18 players are eight minor league free agents whom the Padres have signed to 2015 contracts, including right-handed pitchers Marcos Mateo, Jay Jackson and Jose Valverde, left-handed pitchers Scott Elbert and Jason Lane, catcher Griff Erickson...
The San Diego Padres have added a pair of relief pitchers via minor league contracts.
Jose Valverde and Scott Elbert will both join the Padres this spring as they seek to earn a spot in the teams bullpen.
Valverde, 36, began last season as the closer of the New York Mets but things quickly fell apart as he had a 5.66 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 23/10 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings...
When the Dodgers DFA’d Erisbel Arruebarrena last week, it actually made plenty of sense, even though plenty of people misunderstood it. All a DFA is for a player in his situation is the loss of a 40-man spot, not an exile from an organization. Unless a team claimed him (very unlikely) or wanted to trade for him (somewhat unlikely), all that was going to happen here would be that...
What Happened In 2014: Actually threw pitches! In major league games! And in the playoffs, improbably and unhappily.
I’m pretty sure that after a while, I simply forgot that Scott Elbert existed. And why not? Though he’d been with the organization since 2004, Elbert had only thrown 92.1 major league innings...
What Happened In 2014: Dominant in High- and Double-A, which led to an unexpected late-season call-up.
There isn’t much fanfare for a guy drafted in the 17th round of the MLB Draft, but Daniel Coulombe could end up being one of the better late-round Dodger draftees...
Clayton Kershaw was incredible on three days rest, right up until the second he wasn’t. I thought it was weird that there were no lefties warming when Matt Adams hit that homer — Pedro Baez & Carlos Frias were — but I also don’t imagine that anyone was really dying for J.P. Howell or Scott Elbert, either. In a right and just world, Kershaw would have been out by then...
I know the Dodgers have lost only two games this postseason, but doesn’t it feel like, I don’t know, 20? Even their Game 2 win, fueled by Matt Kemp‘s huge homer, was wrapped in J.P. Howell coughing up a late lead. Last night’s Game 3 was no different, with Scott Elbert doing the honors, and while I’d like us to remember that Hyun-jin Ryu was absolutely fantastic, the fact...
The story of last night’s NLDS Game 3 is almost certainly going to be about how the Dodger bullpen, which was known to be awful, was awful. After Pedro Baez in Game 1, and J.P. Howell in Game 2, it was Scott Elbert‘s turn in Game 3. Other than Kenley Jansen, I’ve come to the conclusion that […]
We all knew the bullpen was going to be an issue in the playoffs, and we really shouldn’t be surprised. Yet, the bullpen put the Dodgers in a 2-1 series deficit with a subpar performance.
Scott Elbert – you remember him, right? – came into the game in the seventh inning of a 1-1 game to face Yadier Molina, Jon Jay and Kolten Wong. Naturally, Molina led off with a double, followed...
It wouldn’t be the Dodgers if they didn’t inexplicably drag out the playoff roster until the last possible second — last year, it took more than 30 minutes after the deadline for the roster to come out — but finally, we have it. Your 25-man roster to face the Cardinals in the NLDS is…
C: A.J. Ellis, Drew ButeraIF: Adrian Gonzalez, Dee Gordon, Hanley Ramirez...
LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 4
When: 10:10 PM ET, Friday, September 26, 2014
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Umpires: Home – Jim Reynolds, 1B – Fieldin Culbreth, 2B – Brian Knight, 3B – Manny Gonzalez
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Dodgers 7, Rockies 4: Justin Turner and Juan Uribe each had a two-run single in the sixth inning and Dee Gordon...
Tonight’s game didn’t actually matter. The only thing that was actually at stake was pride, and the Dodgers did their best to boost their pride, winning by a score of 7-4.
The meaningless nature of today’s game took the edge off of another tedious start by Roberto Hernandez. He was a little bit better than he has been as a Dodger, but only slightly. He allowed three runs...
The Dodger's bullpen is starting to get some much needed left handed help, in the form of Scott Elbert, and Paco Rodriguez.Elbert, who was taken off the roster in late July, was activated before Friday's game versus San Francisco. To make room on the roster, pitcher Red Patterson was designated for assignment. Elbert, who is a former first round pick of the Dodgers, last pitched...
The Dodgers are two games ahead in the National League West and begin what could be a season-deciding series in San Francisco. These teams play in Los Angeles in 10 days, so this series might not ultimately decide the NL West champion, but it could go a long way to determining it.
The Dodgers could use a reliever. I know! I can’t believe it either. It’s certainly not something we’ve talked about like a dozen times recently, right? We’ve talked about who should go — hi, Chris Perez! And also Paul Maholm! And maybe, but less likely, Jamey Wright! — and whether it’ll be Paco Rodriguez or Scott Elbert or Jose Dominguez who comes to town, or whether...
The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday by the score of 8-7. Despite the loss, the Dodgers are 50-40 and remain in first place in the National League West, a half game ahead of the San Francisco Giants. On the injury front, lefty reliever Scott Elbert, who has been trying to come back from Tommy John surgery, had his rehab halted. Fortunately, the latest...
Scott Elbert is on the mend and believes he can help the Dodgers after the All-Star break, but Joc Pederson will now be missing from these updates for at least another week and possibly more after separating his right shoulder. Meanwhile, Corey Seager continues to excel, and Jose De Leon showed his promise.
Hitter Of The Day: Corey Seager (A+) went 4-for-6 with his 27th double...
This is the fifth in my series of 2014 MLB Draft profiles. This time, Kodi Medeiros from Hawaii is up. He’ll be on the mainland soon enough.
6’0, 185 pounds
DOB: May 25, 1996
Waiakea High School
Baseball America: 13
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)
If you’re going to the series against the Giants that starts today — and you should, because the Giants are in first place, and the Dodgers are finally back home after what seemed like a never-ending road trip from beyond — you’ll see the May edition of Dodger Insider magazine available at the park. It has Matt Kemp on the cover. It’s very cool.
Also cool, or not, depending...
The Dodgers have a LOT of guys who are viable bullpen options, not even counting starting pitchers who are biding time. It's likely all these guys see action at some point during the year, but what should the pecking order should be?I looked at the peripheral stats for all the guys and projected how I think they'll do this year. The rigorous approach led to some surprises and insights...