Dodgers set NLDS roster: Puig, Ruggiano in; Van Slyke out

As they prepare for Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday, the Dodgers have announced the 25 players they have equipped themselves with to take on the Mets. The Dodgers roster for their opening series of the 2015 postseason is comprised of the following: Pitchers: Brett Anderson (L) Luis Avilan (L) Pedro Baez (R) Yimi Garcia (R) Zack Greinke (R) Chris Hatcher (R) J.P Howell (L) Kenley Jansen...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Your NLDS Roster, and Why Joel Peralta Is On It

After plenty of speculation, the official NLDS roster is out. Enjoy: Hitters (14) C/1B Yasmani Grandal C A.J. Ellis 1B Adrian Gonzalez 2B Howie Kendrick 2B/UT Chase Utley SS/3B Corey Seager SS Jimmy Rollins 3B/UT Justin Turner LF Carl Crawford LF/RF Andre Ethier CF Joc Pederson CF/UT Enrique Hernandez RF Yasiel Puig OF Justin Ruggiano Hey, Seager was eligible despite not being...
Via Dodgers Digest
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NLDS Preview: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the New York Mets in Game 1 of the National League Division Series from Dodger Stadium on Friday evening. While the Dodgers are the favorites in many different betting odds, the Mets are a dangerous team that stole the NL East from the favorite in that division, the Washington Nationals. As is customary in the playoffs, truly anything can happen...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Will Be on Dodgers NLDS Roster

Even after missing more than half of the regular season and missing all of the month of September, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will be on the NLDS roster when the Dodgers take on the New York Mets, according to the New York Times. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Puig is unlikely to start, however. With the Mets starting three right-handers in the first...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Postseason returns to Toronto, KC hosts Astros

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Thursday: --- WHAT'S THE PRICE? Blue Jays ace David Price tries to reverse his playoff history - the lefty is 0-5 with a 4.98 ERA in five career postseason starts. The former Cy Young Award winner, acquired in late July, will throw the first pitch when Toronto hosts Texas in Game 1 of the best-of-five American League Division Series...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig says he's on Dodgers' playoff roster for NLDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig says he was told he's on the playoff roster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who haven't revealed their 25-man squad for the upcoming NL Division Series. Manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that players have been informed of their status for the best-of-five series against the New York Mets beginning Friday at Dodger Stadium. However, the team will wait...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Aces up in NL wild card; Puig looking "rusty"

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Wednesday: --- ANOTHER WILD ONE The Pirates and Cubs take their turn on the national stage, squaring off in the NL wild-card game at PNC Park. This one features two of the game's best pitchers, as the Bucs' Gerrit Cole shares the rubber with Chicago's Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta. It'll be the postseason debut for Arrieta, who...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig 'rusty' as he works his way back from hamstring injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig is still ''rusty'' as he works his way back from a hamstring injury that cost him the final month of the season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are still evaluating whether the Cuban outfielder will be on their playoff roster. Puig took part in a simulated game on Tuesday against different Dodgers pitchers, including left-hander Brett Anderson and reliever...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

TOC’s 2015 playoff predictions

We’ve reached October, and with October comes the MLB Postseason. We’ve been watching baseball for six months, and 30 teams have been pared down to just ten. But who do we think will end up as World Series champions? Who will take home the World Series MVP award? Hell, which teams will be one and done in the Wild Card playoff games? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. And...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 134 – Clinch, Kershaw, Puig, playoffs

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I are back after 2-week hiatus that was mostly my fault. But now we’re rested for the postseason push, or something like that. Since our last show, the Dodgers clinched the NL West and home-field advantage in the NLDS, thanks in large part to Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. Speaking of Kershaw, he got to...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Play Your Own Way

Alright folks, it’s the last wind up of the regular season! The playoffs are right around the corner and it’s time to cover the tough stuff. The Texas Rangers still have work to do, Steve Bartman is a thing again, and a couple of NL teams have activated players who we didn’t expect to see again this year. And yes, there’s more. Saving the West for Last The Rangers can’t...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers Oct. 3, 2015: Welcome back, Yasiel Puig

If you had asked me last week if I thought Yasiel Puig would play for the Dodgers during the rest of the regular season, I would have answered with a resounding “No!” But here we are on the penultimate day of the season (for the Dodgers), and Puig is starting in right field. It has been deemed a “legendary” and “miraculous” recovery. Now, we just have to see if he’s...
Via Dodgers Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig comes off DL to rejoin playoff-bound Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig has rejoined the Los Angeles Dodgers after his second stint on the disabled list. The outfielder was in the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the San Diego Padres. Puig returned to Los Angeles after playing two games in the Arizona instructional league as he rehabbed from a right hamstring strain. Manager Don Mattingly says Puig won't...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Back at last: Dodgers' Puig returns from DL to start Saturday

The Los Angeles Dodgers activated right fielder Yasiel Puig from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game. And Puig was penciled into the sixth spot in the batting order against the San Diego Padres. Puig had been sidelined since injuring his hamstring on Aug. 27, and it was feared that he might not return at all this season. Earlier this week, however, manager Don Mattingly told...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mattingly: Yasiel Puig’s injury recovery ‘miraculous, legendary’

Los Angeles Dodgers arguably delved into serious hyperbole territory when he characterized Yasiel Puig’s rapid recovery recently from a hamstring injury as “miraculous” and “legendary.” The Dodgers slugger reportedly is running at full speed during workouts at the team’s Arizona spring training facility after going down with the injury on Aug. 27. He was placed on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Puig making 'miraculous' recovery from hamstring injury

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn't speculate as to whether outfielder Yasiel Puig will be available for the NLDS, but it appears as though there's a chance he now might be. Mattingly told reporters Thursday that Puig is unexpectedly running at full speed again without any issues after a slow rehab from a right hamstring strain he sustained on Aug. 27. "Like three...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mattingly calls injured Puig's progress 'miraculous'

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig could be the latest superstar to make a quicker-than-expected recovery just in time for the postseason -- joining the likes of St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright and Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman. Puig, whose chances of playing again this season recently looked dismal, reportedly has made tremendous gains...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Giants, Oct. 1, 2015: The Miracle of Puig?

Don’t let anyone tell you that the Dodgers didn’t make it to October in 2015. It’s October, right now! They made it. So did you. Congratulations on surviving. Dodgers Giants 12:35 p.m. San Francisco, Ca. LF Crawford 2B Tomlinson 2B Kendrick 3B Duffy 1B Gonzalez 1B Posey RF Ethier...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Lindor joins elite company

In the first inning of game one of Wednesday's doubleheader Rookie of the Year candidate Francisco Lindor joined some elite company. In his first at bat of the game Lindor hit a single to right field then stole second base giving him 10 stolen bases, 10 home runs, 20 doubles, 100 hits and a .300 batting average on the season making him the first rookie with those kind of stats since...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mattingly: Hernandez will definitely return to Dodgers in regular season

While the Los Angeles Dodgers aren't very confident right fielder Yasiel Puig will return from a hamstring injury this season, they are expecting with certainty another key player who also suffered a hamstring strain to rejoin the team in the regular season. The Dodgers have been ravaged by hamstring injuries this season, and while second baseman Howie Kendrick recently returned...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig tormented by bench stay as uncertainty looms

Little did Yasiel Puig know when he was sprinting down the first-base line to beat out an infield single in August that it could potentially cause him a bout of frustration, and potentially his season as well. Puig, who injured his right hamstring on Aug. 27 in Cincinnati now faces the chance of missing the remainder of the regular season as well as the postseason as his rehab progresses...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Puig's recovery continues at slow pace as postseason nears

As the postseason approaches in two weeks, the possibility of Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig playing in the division series have all but vanished. Puig, who hasn't played for the Dodgers since injuring his right hamstring on Aug. 27, is not close to being at full health yet. "Yasiel is like 65 percent, so it's a little bit of a different story," Mattingly said when...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers medical staff conducting review amid hamstring epidemic

The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have three position players on the disabled list – all of them with hamstring injuries. Utility man Kiké Hernandez became the latest to become sidelined with a hamstring injury, joining second baseman Howie Kendrick and right fielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day DL with a hamstring strain. Amid the recent epidemic in hamstring injuries on the team...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 131 – Cy Young debate, Puig DL, Sept. roster

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I talk rejoice in a pretty good week for the Dodgers. Consider last week was so awful, this was a welcome sight. We recorded before Sunday’s game ended, so we didn’t get a chance to talk about Jake Arrieta‘s no-hitter. Breaking news: He’s really good at pitching. Arrieta improved his Cy Young chances...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig lands on DL with strained hamstring

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, the same injury that sidelined him earlier in the season. The outfielder injured himself in the ninth inning of Thursday's 1-0 win at Cincinnati. Puig had hit safely in his last 10 games before getting hurt. He was hitting .256 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 77 games...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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