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Mets Alex Torres chooses safety over style points

It’s one of those vicious cycle kind of things. Everything is going alone fine for a major league pitcher and then he gets hit in the head or face with a line drive and is seriously injured – in most cases with a concussion or even structural damage to their face that requires surgery or other serious […]

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Is this Greinke’s final season as a Dodger? With each successful outing, Dodger right-hand could be pricing himself out of L.A.

One of the biggest revelations in the Dodgers Camelback Ranch clubhouse on February 19 – the day that pitchers and catchers reported for spring training – was that Dodgers co-ace Zack Greinke had received a “lubricating injection” in his right elbow earlier that same morning – something that (unknown to reporters) he had done in the […]

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Meet Quakes new second baseman Tim Locastro – bruises and all

The roster of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes changed dramatically on Thursday, July 2nd. Three young players acquired in trades by the Dodgers from outside their farm system were assigned to the Dodgers’ Advanced Single-A affiliate. The Dodgers added a total of four players to strengthen their farm system without subtracting any of their own prospects. […]

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Is Brandon League willing to play with house money? Many believe oft criticized right-hander will refuse minor league assignment if he clears waivers

On Thursday afternoon it was announced that Dodgers right-hander Brandon League, who has spent then entire first half of the season on the 60-day disabled list, had been designated for assignment as he was nearing the end of his rehab assignment with Dodgers Triple-A affiliate Oklahoma City Dodgers. As Dodger fans know, League was in […]

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Dodgers acquire former 2nd & 13th round draft picks from Blue Jays Team gives up 3 international singing slots in exchange for RHP and IF prospects

The Dodgers have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Chase DeJong and infielder Tim Locastro from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for three international signing slots: 27, 57 and 117. DeJong and Locastro have been assigned to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. DeJong, 21, was recently promoted to the Blue Jays’ Single-A Dunedin affiliate in the Florida […]

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Quakes Paul Hoenecke sees hitting streak end at 16

Dodger fans who attended games at Camelback Ranch this past spring may not have seen his name, but they undoubtedly heard it over the PA system – Paul Hoenecke. The Kewaskum, Wisconsin native, who will turn 25 on July 8, appeared in five games for the Dodgers as one of the many late-inning replacements wearing one […]

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Crawford exits rehab game after being hit by pitch

After hitting an RBI triple in his first at-bat of his second rehab game with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Wednesday night, Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford was hit by a pitch in his second at-bat forcing him to exit the game in the third inning. The pitch, a 94-MPH fastball thrown by High Desert Mavericks right-hander Connor Sadzeck, […]

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Has Joc Pederson turned the corner?

During Tuesday night’s exciting 6-4 come-from-behind win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, AM 570 radio broadcasters Rick Monday and Kevin Kennedy repeatedly said that they noticed that Dodgers superstar rookie center fielder Joc Pederson appeared to have altered his swing – albeit only slightly. Oh sure, Joc still swung as hard as ever and is still […]

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Hard work, personal sacrifice paying off for Kyle Garlick 28th-round draft pick moving quickly through Dodgers farm system

Kyle Garlick has had to make some difficult decisions in his young life, certainly more than most young men his age should have had to make. The 23-year-old outfielder from Chino Hills, California – a short 45-minute drive from Dodger Stadium – began his college baseball career at the University of Oregon, graduating in the spring of 2014. In his […]

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Don’t let the one guy who can beat you do so

It’s one of the most poetic (and prophetic) quotes that Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully has ever uttered, and it’s one that you just never forget. “They pitched to the one guy who could beat them, and he does.” Even though Vinny was referring to former Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp the last time he said it […]

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