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Kershaw’s pending rehab assignment full of surprises

Barring the unforeseen, defending NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will begin his rehabilitation from a strained teres major muscle this coming Friday with the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at LoanMart Field. And while this is absolutely great news for everybody involved, especially for the Dodgers and their fans, there is nobody, and I mean absolutely […]

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Kershaw hit by line drive during batting practice – apparently uninjured

Several Dodgers season ticket holders are reporting that that they witnessed Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw being struck in the left thigh by a hard line drive during batting practice on Monday afternoon shortly before the Dodgers faced the Philadelphia Phillies in the first of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw, who is currently nursing […]

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‘Not a whole lot to talk about’ after Monday Night’s 7-0 loss

When Dodgers manager Don Mattingly walked into the clubhouse interview room after Monday night’s 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, he pretty much summed up the game with the very first thing he said. Taking his seat at the front of the room, Mattingly looked over at Eric Stephen from True Blue LA and said good-naturedly “Not […]

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J.P. Howell not concerned with being Dodgers only lefty reliever

When the Dodgers optioned 23-year-old left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the 25-man roster for right-hander Brian Wilson last Tuesday, it left the team at a definite disadvantage. It left them with only one lefty-handed reliever in their bullpen – soon to be 31-year-old (on Friday) Modesto, CA native J.P. Howell. No one can argue that the Dodgers […]

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Dodgers in first place in spite of chronic errors

Everyone from Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully through and including broadcasters Rick Monday, Charlie Steiner and color analysts Orel Hershiser and Jerry Hairston Jr. are using the exact same phrase to describe the Dodgers defense this season – “They’re not very crisp.” Yet in spite of themselves, the Dodgers are in first place in […]

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Ryu to sign autographs on Sunday to benefit Sewol ferry disaster

On Sunday, April 20, Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will sign autographs for fans for monetary donations that will benefit the survivors and families of those who lost their lives aboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, which capsized on April 16. Ryu will sign autographs from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the autograph tent located to the right of the Viva […]

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Quakes squander brilliant performance by top draft pick

There’s cold and then there’s ice cold, and make no mistake about it, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are ice cold. For the second time in as many nights, the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate team blew a late lead to the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) – this time after a brilliant six-inning performance by their 2013 first […]

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George “Shotgun” Shuba

George Shuba – now there’s a name that doesn’t ring a bell for many baseball fans. However, mention George “Shotgun” Shuba around any old-time Dodger fan and you’re sure to get a smile. Shuba did not have an especially notable career, one that was cut short by injury, but his career was not without significance […]

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Dodgers launch ‘Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball’ program

The Dodgers have announced a new community program, Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball, which will play host to 250 youngsters at each of 51 Dodgers games throughout the season, courtesy of the Dodgers. A total of 12,750 Los Angeles area inner-city youth will board a customized Dodger bus to Dodger Stadium and will each receive a […]

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Forewarned is forearmed – Padres prospect worth keeping an eye on by Dodger fans

As most baseball fans know, the San Diego Padres haven’t made a serious run at the NL West title for a while. Now this most certainly isn’t because of lack of effort – not with guys like Chase Headley, Jedd Gyorko, Chris Denorfia and their most recent pain in the Dodgers neck Seth Smith in their line-up. But […]

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