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Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley is dealing with a foot issue

Chase Utley made a brief appearance in the Dodgers’ rout of San Francisco on Tuesday night. He hit a single off the bench in the sixth inning and scored on a double by Andrew Toles. After an inning in the field, Manager Dave Roberts removed Utley because of soreness in one of his feet. Roberts...

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  • Dodgers upbeat after Clayton Kershaw throws bullpen session

    Dodgers upbeat after Clayton Kershaw throws bullpen session

    A stream of Dodgers officials trotted across the slick grass at Great American Ball Park, bound for the bullpen near the right-field foul pole. Inside the bullpen, for the first time since July 16, Clayton Kershaw was throwing off a mound. The audience included Manager Dave Roberts, pitching coach...

  • Bud Norris has a rough return to the rotation in Dodgers' 9-2 loss to the Reds

    Bud Norris has a rough return to the rotation in Dodgers' 9-2 loss to the Reds

    As he warmed up on Friday evening, Dodgers starter Bud Norris noticed a chunk of clay missing from the mound. The grounds crew at Great American Ball Park fixed the surface, but Norris never found his footing in a 9-2 loss to the Reds. In his return from the disabled list, Norris could not complete...

  • Dodgers don't expect Hyun-Jin Ryu to pitch again in 2016

    Dodgers don't expect Hyun-Jin Ryu to pitch again in 2016

    The words from Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts did not exactly classify as a revelation. Hyun-Jin Ryu has not picked up a baseball since the middle of July, and the Dodgers have not provided many updates about his progress. But on Thursday, Roberts confirmed the obvious: Ryu is not expected to pitch...

  • Power surge continues for Dodgers in 7-2 win over Phillies

    Power surge continues for Dodgers in 7-2 win over Phillies

    Adrian Gonzalez bashed a pair of home runs as the Dodgers rolled the Phillies, 7-2. The victory improved the Dodgers’ lead over the still-reeling Giants to 1 1/2 games in the National League West. The Dodgers (67-52) can finish off a sweep of the Phillies on Thursday evening. Justin Turner also...

  • The evolution of Justin Turner: How a bench player in New York became a Dodgers star

    The evolution of Justin Turner: How a bench player in New York became a Dodgers star

    The ritual begins when Justin Turner unsheathes his 31.5-ounce Rawlings bat from the rack and strides through the dugout.   When he was still a teenager, he learned the importance of a routine, and so he stands on the steps, near Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, repeating a set of actions ingrained...

  • Plans for Rich Hill's debut with Dodgers change again

    Plans for Rich Hill's debut with Dodgers change again

    The debut of left-hander Rich Hill, acquired in an Aug. 1 deal from Oakland, was delayed for a third time because of blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Hill was originally scheduled to start Aug. 7 against Boston, but a second blister pushed him back to Friday against Pittsburgh....

  • Brett Anderson's return a horrendous one for Dodgers

    Brett Anderson's return a horrendous one for Dodgers

    This was not what Brett Anderson envisioned during those seemingly endless weeks of core-strengthening and stretching exercises, of weightlifting and long toss, of coping with the tedium of rehabilitating from major surgery. The Dodgers left-hander spent five months working his way back from a...

  • Dodgers overcome injury to Brandon McCarthy in 8-4 victory over Pirates

    Dodgers overcome injury to Brandon McCarthy in 8-4 victory over Pirates

    The baseball gods clearly are mocking the prevailing talking point of the Dodgers’ front office. The executives amassed what they hoped would be unrivaled depth in starting pitching, only to lose enough pitchers to populate two starting rotations. On that front, Saturday offered a microcosm of...

  • Julio Urias comes to the rescue for the Dodgers

    Julio Urias comes to the rescue for the Dodgers

    There might come a season, perhaps soon, when the Dodgers put Julio Urias in the starting rotation and leave him there for the entire season. The Dodgers had scripted this season for their phenom, but the plans were ruined and the team’s hand was forced by an injury-ravaged pitching staff. So there...

  • Dave Roberts isn't missing a beat in first year as Dodgers manager

    Dave Roberts isn't missing a beat in first year as Dodgers manager

    The clock usually strikes midnight before Dave Roberts wraps up his meetings, grabs a bite to eat, changes into civilian clothes and heads home from Dodger Stadium. He replays the game in his mind for another couple hours, challenging himself on his decisions. He might get six or seven hours of...

  • Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy leaves game because of hip injury

    Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy leaves game because of hip injury

    Brandon McCarthy has made three increasingly shaky starts, and his next stop could be the disabled list. McCarthy left the Dodgers’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday in the second inning, with what the team called stiffness in his right hip. Bud Norris, who is scheduled to make a rehabilitation...

  • Dodgers' starting rotation is about to get overcrowded

    Dodgers' starting rotation is about to get overcrowded

    The Dodgers plan to activate Brett Anderson, Rich Hill and Bud Norris within the coming week, meaning a team that has struggled to fill out a rotation for much of the season might suddenly find itself with too many starting pitchers. Anderson, out all season after back surgery, is scheduled to...

  • Dodgers get the hits, but not the runs in loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-1

    Dodgers get the hits, but not the runs in loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-1

    The two numbers stood side by side on the scoreboard at Dodger Stadium, an incongruent pair in a dreary 5-1 Dodgers defeat. In the runs column stood the lone tally, not nearly enough to overcome the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the hits column was the number 12, a double-digit total that revealed the...

  • Brett Anderson will make 2016 debut for Dodgers on Sunday

    Brett Anderson will make 2016 debut for Dodgers on Sunday

    After  being sidelined for the first four months of the season, Brett Anderson is scheduled to make his 2016 debut for the Dodgers on Sunday against Pittsburgh. Anderson underwent back surgery in March, and acted as the first domino to fall in a season marred by pitching injuries. But the Dodgers...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Despite the doubters, Dodgers continue to move forward

    Dodgers Dugout: Despite the doubters, Dodgers continue to move forward

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I bet I could beat Michael Phelps in a race if I was allowed to wear floaties. Best team in the second half? So, in the last edition of Dodgers Dugout, I mentioned how well the Dodgers have been playing, and...

  • As Julio Urias turns 20, Dodgers strive for both development and big-league production

    As Julio Urias turns 20, Dodgers strive for both development and big-league production

    Julio Urias turns 20 on Friday. The birthday ends his reign as the lone teenager in Major League Baseball. What will not end, what will continue into 2017 and beyond, is the Dodgers’ ongoing effort to develop Urias into a front-line starter while still extracting value from him at the big-league...

  • Yasiel Puig to face news conference before debut in Oklahoma City

    Yasiel Puig to face news conference before debut in Oklahoma City

    With Yasiel Puig on the eve of playing the first home game of his triple-A stay, the Dodgers’ Oklahoma City affiliate announced that Puig would hold an informal press conference Friday. Puig played his first three games for Oklahoma City on the road. Alex Freedman, the Oklahoma City director of...

  • Dodgers lose to Phillies and suffer a scare with Corey Seager

    Dodgers lose to Phillies and suffer a scare with Corey Seager

    A sleepy Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium morphed into a more troubling affair as the Dodgers bullpen faltered and Corey Seager got smoked hit on the wrist by a fastball in the team’s 6-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. In the seventh inning, holding a one-run lead, Scott Kazmir started...

  • Rich Hill scratched from Friday start as Dodgers wait for blisters to heal

    Rich Hill scratched from Friday start as Dodgers wait for blisters to heal

    The debut of Rich Hill with the Dodgers has been delayed for a second time as he continues to battle blisters on his left hand. After Hill skipped a bullpen session Tuesday, the team scratched him from his scheduled start on Friday against Pittsburgh. “We just feel that it’s prudent to take a little...

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