Player News - Dodgers

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Caleb Ferguson allowed four runs - three earned - and two hits with a walk and six strikeouts over five innings in a loss Sunday against San Francisco.

Ferguson threw 58 of his 84 pitches for strikes while posting 13 first-pitch strikes against the 19 batters he faced. It was his best showing to date, but he still failed to record a quality start in three appearances. He has a ways to go before he'll be worth using in fantasy leagues. His next scheduled start is tentatively set for next weekend against the Mets, but he is an extremely risky streamer option.
Jun 17 - 9:37 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu felt some tightness in his ailing left groin during a bullpen session Saturday.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wouldn't refer to it as a setback, so it appears the tightness must have been minor. Ryu had been tracking toward a return around the All-Star break and it appears at this point that that timetable hasn't changed.
Jun 17 - 2:24 PM

Tom Koehler (shoulder) recently suffered a setback and is now expected to be sidelined until August.

It's not clear what exactly happened, but Koehler's return will now be delayed at least a month. He's been out all season with a strained right shoulder.
Jun 17 - 2:22 PM

Matt Kemp is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

The hot-hitting outfielder is just getting a day off. The Dodgers have Joc Pederson in left field and Cody Bellinger in center. They're also going with Enrique Hernandez at shortstop while Chris Taylor gets a breather.

Enrique Hernandez hit a two-run home run that ended up being the difference in the Dodgers' 3-1 win over the Giants on Saturday.

With a runner on and the score tied in the fifth inning, Hernandez launched a hanging curveball from Giants starter Madison Bumgarner over the center field wall to give the Dodgers the lead. Raking against one of the game's best pitchers is nothing new for Hernandez, who is now 15-for-33 with four homers and nine extra-base hits against Bumgarner for his career. The 26-year-old would be worth keeping solely for that fact alone, but he's also a versatile defender who has hit all lefties well in the past. This year, Hernandez is hitting a forgettable .218/.299/.449 in 62 games.
Jun 16 - 11:38 PM

Matt Kemp went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Giants.

The solo blast off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in the second inning was the 12th of the year for Kemp, and his second in as many days. It gives him 43 RBI, good for ninth-most in the National League. Kemp also ranks near the top in batting average, slugging percentage and OPS as he continues to enjoy his Dodgers reunion tour. The 33-year-old is hitting .340/.376/.581 through 67 games.
Jun 16 - 11:24 PM

Kenley Jansen overcame a pair of baserunners Saturday to pitch a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants, earning his 17th save.

An error and a walk brought the winning run to the plate with one out, but Jansen buckled down to get Joe Panik to ground out before inducing a Pablo Sandoval pop out to end it. Through 31 appearances, the right-hander has a 2.48 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 33/9 K/BB ratio this year -- not overwhelming, but certainly effective. That's evident in his 17 saves in 19 chances to date.
Jun 16 - 11:16 PM

Alex Wood got back on the right track Saturday, limiting the Giants to one run over 5 2/3 innings in a win.

Wood didn't allow a hit until the top of the fifth inning, and he finished with four hits allowed, two walks and two strikeouts in the win. It was a much-needed one for the lefty, who had struggled in his previous three starts heading into the game. Wood improved to 2-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with the victory, and a struggling Mets team offers the possibility of another soft landing for Wood when the sides meet Friday.
Jun 16 - 11:11 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Drew Hutchison to a minor league contract.

Hutchison was designated for assignment at the end of May by the Phillies and elected free agency, and he's landed with a team that hasn't been short on pitching opportunities in recent years. Of course, he was waived by the Phils after posting a 4.64 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 21 1/3 innings, so how much he has to give to the Dodgers is another question. He'll likely be assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and could make his debut as early as Sunday.
Jun 16 - 6:26 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) will throw a simulated game Tuesday or Wednesday.

After the sim game, Kershaw will throw another bullpen session -- he's thrown two already, the most recent, on Friday, consisting of 55 pitches -- before heading out for a rehab start late this week or early next week. Assuming all that goes well, he should be ready to return, the Dodgers hope. That puts him in line for a late June or early July activation, which is right around the timetable anticipated for his return. He's been out since June 2 with a lower back strain. Kershaw has made just eight starts this year due to injury.
Jun 16 - 5:31 PM

Matt Kemp blasted a homer in a victory over the Giants on Friday.

It was the only hit of the game, but that one hit was his 11th homer off the season, with this one coming off of Derek Holland. The veteran outfielder continues his outstanding run with the Dodgers, hitting .335/.370/.566 with 42 RBI over 66 games. Keep in mind that he's appealing a one-game suspension, so he'll miss at least one game if he doesn't win that case in the coming days.
Jun 16 - 1:21 AM

Kenley Jansen hurled a scoreless ninth against the Giants to pick up a save on Friday.

Jansen struck out one, and he didn't allow a hit. It's the 16th save of the year for the right-hander, and his ERA drops to a strong 2.56 with the scoreless inning.
Jun 16 - 1:17 AM

Ross Stripling allowed two runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out six in a 3-2 win over the Giants on Friday.

Stripling was cruising through this one before he allowed a two-run homer to Pablo Sandoval that cut his start short. Still, it's another strong outing for the right-hander, and his ERA 'raises' to 1.76 with a downright impressive 78/11 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He has a fun duel coming up with the Cubs and Jon Lester on Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 1:15 AM

Dodgers recalled C/INF Kyle Farmer from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He replaces Pedro Baez on the active roster and will give the Dodgers an extra versatile bench bat for a couple of days. Farmer has hit .230/.304/.279 with no homers and six RBI in 69 plate appearances with the Dodgers this season.
Jun 15 - 8:02 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Pedro Baez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 12, with right biceps tendinitis.

Baez just returned to the Dodgers from Triple-A last week, and now he'll be on the shelf for an indeterminate amount of time. The 30-year-old owns a 3.23 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 36/16 K/BB ratio across his 30 2/3 innings on the season.
Jun 15 - 8:01 PM


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