Archive for March, 2016

Sierra makes Dodgers spring training debut Cuban phenom may have set record for shortest spring training debut on record

It was short, it was sweet and it was to the point – and if you blinked, you probably missed it. Buried in a Dodger fan-pleasing 13-0 rout of the hated San Francisco Giants last Friday night, 25-year-old Cuban right-hander Yaisel Sierra made his Dodgers major league spring training debut before a sold out Camelback Ranch crowd of […]

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Mitch Hansen – Shades of Green Dodgers outfield prospect drawing comparisons to former slugger Shawn Green

Outfielder Mitch Hansen was selected by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2015 First Year Player draft out of Plano High School in Plano,Texas. Being picked by the Dodgers with their 67th overall selection was a bit of a surprise as they had chosen two college pitchers with their first two selections – […]

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Dodgers announce special ticket package ‘Nights’ for 2016

The Dodgers have announced that they will offer 21 ticket package nights for the 2016 season: USC Night April 26 (7:10 p.m. vs. Miami), UCLA Night April 28 (7:10 p.m. vs. San Diego), Fitness Night May 13 (7:10 p.m. vs. St. Louis), Military Appreciation Night May 24 (7:10 p.m. vs. Cincinnati), LGBT Night June 3 […]

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Could Dodgers legend Don Newcombe be onto something about arm injuries?

Rarely does a day go by where you don’t hear or read something about a baseball-related arm injury, usually in the form of guys requiring some type of season-ending surgery. Also rarely does a day go by where you don’t hear or read about some type of specialist – be it an orthopedic specialist or […]

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Seager on track to make Opening Day lineup

For the second time in as many days, Dodgers top shortstop prospect Corey Seager played six innings in a Triple-A minor league game on the backfields of Camelback Ranch. Seager, who sprained his left knee while rounding first base back on March 11, had been taking at-bats in minor league games up until Saturday but […]

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Roberts not ready to commit to bullpen yet

When the Dodgers decided to option left-hander Ian Thomas and send him to minor league camp on March 17, it did two things: first, it reduced the number of available left-handed arms in the Dodgers spring training bullpen to three – J.P. Howell, Adam Liberatore and Luis Avilan; second, and perhaps more importantly, it removed […]

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Ryu inching his way back, but slowly

Dodger fans hoping to get a timetable for when left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu will begin to see game action are going to be frustrated because there isn’t one – that’s the long and short of it. But the good news is that the Incheon, South Korea native – who turned 29-years-old on Friday – threw a 35-pitch bullpen session […]

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J. D. Underwood – ‘Winners always win without their best stuff’

Right-hander J.D. Underwood was selected by the Dodgers in the fifth round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft out of Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. He was born in Coral Springs, Florida and attended school at Palm Beach Gardens High School before starting his collegiate career. Underwood, son of former major […]

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Ethier disappointed about games being taken from him

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier met with the media on Thursday afternoon for the first time since learning that he would be out for 10 to 14 weeks after fouling a ball off his leg on March 11 that fractured his right tibia. Although the soon-to-be 34-year-old Phoenix native was visibly disappointed, he is taking the situation exceptionally well […]

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Seager checking off the boxes on road to recovery Dodgers top prospect expected to be ready for Opening Day

Two down, two to go. That’s if you ask Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager how many boxes he still needs to check off before he is ready to return to full major league action. Seager had his first at-bats since spraining his left knee back on March 12 while rounding first base after a hit. He […]

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