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  • Nationals rough up Bud Norris and the Dodgers, 8-1

    Nationals rough up Bud Norris and the Dodgers, 8-1

    The first act of Bud Norris’ Dodgers career — a tidy six-inning debut at Dodger Stadium — provided hope for the stability of the team’s rotation in Clayton Kershaw’s absence. His next three outings, including a clunker in Wednesday’s 8-1 loss to the Nationals, reminded of the reality. Norris cannot...

  • Dodgers place struggling reliever Chris Hatcher on disabled list with oblique strain

    Dodgers place struggling reliever Chris Hatcher on disabled list with oblique strain

    Lost amid the panic about Clayton Kershaw and the elbow surgery of Alex Wood, the Dodgers placed struggling reliever Chris Hatcher on the disabled list on Wednesday afternoon because of a strained left oblique. Hatcher reported his soreness to the training staff after he left the game on Tuesday,...

  • Dodgers' Alex Wood will miss an estimated eight weeks after elbow procedure

    Dodgers' Alex Wood will miss an estimated eight weeks after elbow procedure

    Alex Wood became the latest Dodger to suffer an injury setback; the team announced he will undergo an elbow debridement on Wednesday in New York. The Dodgers estimated his recovery time at eight weeks, which would make him unavailable until the middle of September. Wood was rehabilitating from...

  • Dodgers build big lead early in 8-4 win over Nationals

    Dodgers build big lead early in 8-4 win over Nationals

    Because these are the 2016 Dodgers, a team beset by injuries at every turn, an 8-4 victory over the Washington Nationals would not be complete without a scare. Which is why Scott Kazmir retired to the clubhouse after the fifth inning to gulp down pickle juice, swallow a nutrition bar packed with...

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw's return date 'uncertain' after setback

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw's return date 'uncertain' after setback

    On Sunday in Los Angeles, a day after he completed a simulated game that looked like his final tuneup before rejoining the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw met with team doctor Robert Watkins. It was Watkins who initially prescribed an epidural for Kershaw’s herniated disk last month. And it was Watkins...

  • Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu to miss Wednesday start because of elbow irritation

    Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu to miss Wednesday start because of elbow irritation

    Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu has been scratched from his start on Wednesday at Nationals Park because of elbow irritation, the latest bump in his road back from shoulder surgery last season. Ryu will be shut down until the discomfort passes, President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said....

  • Mike Scioscia and the Angels will keep grinding

    Mike Scioscia and the Angels will keep grinding

    Mike Scioscia is in his 17th season as the manager of the Angels and he isn’t about to change now. His pregame conversation with reporters Wednesday included a customary series of Sciosciasms, from the importance of taking the same approach into every game to how he hasn’t thought about his future...

  • Clayton Kershaw's return with the Dodgers remains 'uncertain'

    Clayton Kershaw's return with the Dodgers remains 'uncertain'

    Clayton Kershaw experienced a recurrence of soreness in his back after throwing a four-inning simulated game on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. The outing was intended to be his last tuneup before he rejoined the big-league roster. Instead, Kershaw will be shut down until his pain goes away. Kershaw...

  • The behind-the-scenes negotiations that go into Dodgers uniform numbers

    The behind-the-scenes negotiations that go into Dodgers uniform numbers

    After the Dodgers brokered a trade for All-Star outfielder Manny Ramirez in 2008, there was one final issue to be negotiated before he could be formally introduced to Los Angeles: his jersey number. “He was the first person you really saw in baseball wearing number 99,” Dodgers clubhouse manager...

  • Dodgers All-Star Corey Seager stays motivated to stick at shortstop

    Dodgers All-Star Corey Seager stays motivated to stick at shortstop

    On June 4, 2012, Corey Seager gathered with his family in Kannapolis, N.C., to watch the first round of the MLB Draft. Elation and relief coursed through him when he learned the Dodgers would select him with the 18th pick. He turned his attention to the broadcast, when he would be introduced to...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers make it hard to stay optimistic

    Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers make it hard to stay optimistic

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of  Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and maybe the Dodgers should hire the Pep Boys to manage this team, because they have problems in the clutch. Tough weekend I keep trying to be optimistic about this team. They were 51-40 going into the break and...

  • Dodgers' rally falls short in 6-5 loss to Diamondbacks

    Dodgers' rally falls short in 6-5 loss to Diamondbacks

    The tying run rushed into third base, and after an afternoon of offensive futility, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts allowed optimism to fill his mind. His team had pushed across five runs during the final two innings against Arizona, including three in the ninth. Now there were runners at the corners...

  • Dodgers are not ready to say when Clayton Kershaw will return

    Dodgers are not ready to say when Clayton Kershaw will return

    The story remained the same with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Sunday morning. Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts declined to offer a date for his return from the disabled list. He spoke in generalities, as he has since Kershaw suffered a herniated disk in late June. Kershaw threw a four-inning simulated...

  • Dodgers squander chances in walk-off loss to the Diamondbacks, 2-1

    Dodgers squander chances in walk-off loss to the Diamondbacks, 2-1

    Yasiel Puig jogged the 90 feet from the plate to first base while clutching his bat. He had just grounded out for the final out of the 12th inning, stranding three runners to push the Dodgers’ total on the night to 15. Once he ran through the bag, he completed a gesture that spoke for the rest...

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw closing in on return to rotation

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw closing in on return to rotation

    Clayton Kershaw logged four simulated innings during a session at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. His next outing could occur on a major league mound. On the disabled list since late June because of a herniated disk, Kershaw has been making steady progress in his rehabilitation. Manager Dave Roberts...

  • Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will continue rehab despite lack of healing in fractured leg

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will continue rehab despite lack of healing in fractured leg

    A scan taken of Andre Ethier’s fractured right tibia revealed that the bone still had not healed, but the Dodgers have not ruled out Ethier’s returning to the majors this season. “The fracture is not completely healed,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “But it’s healed enough where we feel Andre, to...

  • Chris Taylor puts on big hitting display in Dodgers' 13-7 win

    Chris Taylor puts on big hitting display in Dodgers' 13-7 win

    Not since the Dodgers left Brooklyn had this happened, had a player hit a grand slam for his first career home run, but Chris Taylor did not have grand plans for his memento. He intended to give the ball to his parents and let them choose a setting for it.  “Maybe they’ll put it in a case or something,”...

  • Back issue could put Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson on the disabled list

    Back issue could put Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson on the disabled list

    Despite taking four days off during the All-Star break, Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson was held out of the lineup on Friday due to lower-back irritation. Thompson felt a tweak in his side while swinging during Sunday’s first-half finale, Manager Dave Roberts said. Roberts indicated the team...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Andrew Friedman gets his report card

    Dodgers Dugout: Andrew Friedman gets his report card

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of  Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, reminding you that there may be only 71 games left in Vin Scully’s final season. Grading Andrew Friedman We’re at the All-Star break, which means it’s time for our annual midseason report card. On Tuesday, I graded...

  • Health of Clayton Kershaw is pressing question as Dodgers go into second half of season

    Health of Clayton Kershaw is pressing question as Dodgers go into second half of season

    In the early evening of Thursday, 24 hours before the Dodgers embarked on the second half of this season, their ballpark sat mostly uninhabited. One of the few noises emanating from Dodger Stadium was the sound of a baseball passing back and forth from Brett Anderson to Clayton Kershaw. Manager...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Three pitchers get A’s on midseason report card

    Dodgers Dugout: Three pitchers get A’s on midseason report card

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of  Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, reminding you that when you start feeling discouraged, just think to yourself, “It could be worse, I could be an Angels fan.” Making the grade We’re at the All-Star break, which means it’s time for our annual midseason...

  • Dodgers' Corey Seager remains humble while having an outstanding rookie year

    Dodgers' Corey Seager remains humble while having an outstanding rookie year

    Corey Seager is shaking his head as I tell him he should start flipping his bat. “Oh, man,” he says. Seager laughs. “I don’t know about that one,” he says. I’m trying to help. The Dodgers rookie has the potential to be a star, more than a star on the field, but the kind who transcends his sport...

  • A position change out of left field, but Howie Kendrick rolls with it

    A position change out of left field, but Howie Kendrick rolls with it

    Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun took a hefty swing in the eighth inning of a June 30 game in Miller Park and lifted a fly ball that Howie Kendrick, stationed in left field for the Dodgers, initially thought was going over his head. “I took a step back and thought, ‘Oh, crap, that’s not going...

  • Dodgers All-Stars don't get warm reception in San Diego

    Dodgers All-Stars don't get warm reception in San Diego

    The San Diego crowd did not exactly treat the representatives of the Dodgers, their National League West rivals, with kindness. Corey Seager heard fans chanting “Beat L.A.” as he rode into the park. Clayton Kershaw beamed and waved when the fans jeered him during introductions. Kenley Jansen received...

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