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Joc Pederson out of Dodgers lineup for second consecutive day

Joc Pederson won't be in the Dodgers lineup again Saturday, as Manager Don Mattingly said he wanted to give the slumping rookie center fielder a mental break.

Pederson also didn’t play the previous day in the series opener against the Angels.

"As much as anything, he gets a chance to watch the game," Mattingly said. "A lot of times ... you see so much more when you don't have to try to perform. It's...

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Zack Greinke still in top form, leads Dodgers to 5-3 win over Angels

So that fill-in guy, he’s OK.

Deciding that Clayton Kershaw’s sore something – hip? glute? groin? – could benefit from an additional day of rest, the Dodgers pushed him back to Saturday and called on Zack Greinke to step in.

Which he did, in what is becoming his typically dominant fashion.

Greinke threw eight innings, holding the Angels to five hits in the Dodgers’ 5-3 victory on a muggy Friday night...

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Jim Johnson, Luis Avilan add needed depth to Dodgers bullpen

They were certainly not the biggest names the Dodgers got in their three-team trade with the Braves and Marlins, but relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan might have the most immediate impact of all the new players.

The Dodgers officially introduced Johnson and Avilan, alongside Alex Wood, before Friday’s game, and the two made it clear they understood their role in Los Angeles’s bullpen.

“The purpose...

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Moves begin: Justin Turner to DL; Mike Bolsinger, Zach Lee to minors

The bodies started coming and going Friday, new players arriving, familiar ones being sent down, or in the case of Justin Turner, placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Dodgers are doing roster adjustment in piecemeal fashion.

The Turner move buys them some time. He last played Sunday, afterward coming down with an infection in his right thigh. His DL move can be retroactive to Monday. There are...

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Dodgers scratch Clayton Kershaw from Friday start

Clayton Kershaw won’t pitch against the Angels on Friday in the opening game of the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium.


Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start and will be replaced by Zack Greinke. Kershaw is now scheduled to pitch Saturday, according to the Dodgers.

This is the second time this week the Dodgers have pushed back Kershaw, who was scratched Wednesday because of what he described...

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Trade deadline passes quietly for Dodgers, who pick up Pirates' Jose Tabata

The Dodgers did not make a significant move as baseball's July trade deadline passed Friday at 1 p.m.

After completing a three-team, 13-player trade on Thursday, the Dodgers made one minor trade Friday. They sent first baseman-outfielder Mike Morse, whom they had designated for assignment Thursday, to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Jose Tabata.

Tabata had been designated for assignment by the...

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