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Dan Haren gave up four runs in four-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.

Alexi Amarista, of all people, homered off Haren in the second, and Haren gave up a single and two RBI doubles before being pulled in the fifth. Fortunately for him, the lone runner he left on base was stranded. Haren has turned in just two quality starts in his last seven tries. The Dodgers have been getting him run support, so he's 8-6 despite his rough stretch. However, he's simply not a very good pitcher right now.
Jul 12 - 1:49 AM

Hanley Ramirez is not expected to play before the All-Star break due to a flare-up with his arthritic right shoulder.

Ramirez, who received another injection in the shoulder following Thursday's game, missed a handful of games last month with the same ailment. The Dodgers are hoping that he'll be ready to go for the start of the second half, but it's no guarantee. Miguel Rojas is handling shortstop while Ramirez is sidelined.
Jul 11 - 5:52 PM

Hanley Ramirez singled twice over three at-bats in Thursday's win over the Padres before leaving in the eighth inning with a sore right shoulder.

He also swiped a base and scored a run before experiencing a flare-up of his sore right shoulder. MLB.com believes he won't start again prior to the All-Star break. Miguel Rojas could draw those three starts. Han-Ram went just 1-for-11 in the opening series against Arizona in Australia back in March, but he's been rock solid since then, posting a .900 OPS in April, .806 OPS in May, .858 OPS in June and .830 OPS this month coming into play today. Now batting .275, Ramirez is on pace for 19 homers, 83 RBI, 78 runs and 21 steals. He's already missed 18 games with nagging injuries.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 11 - 1:10 AM

Clayton Kershaw rolled into the All-Star break with another dominant performance in Thursday's complete game victory over the Padres, racking up 11 strikeouts and allowing only one run.

Kershaw's only mistake came in the form of Chase Headley's sixth inning solo homer, one of three San Diego hits; they also drew one walk. But it wasn't all good news: Kershaw's scoreless innings streak ended at 41 2/3 when Headley's drive left the yard, the first run the left-hander had allowed since June 13 against Arizona. It was the longest single-season scoreless streak since Brandon Webb hurled 42 straight in 2007. Orel Hershiser has the most in the major league divisional era with 59. Kershaw is on his way to another Cy Young award with a 10-2 record and 1.83 ERA in 14 outings.
Jul 11 - 12:56 AM

Chone Figgins (hip) fielded grounders and took batting practice from both sides of the plate on Thursday.

The Dodgers haven't mapped out Figgins' rehab assignment yet, but it's expected to come soon. Manager Don Mattingly also revealed that Figgins is dealing with a left hip flexor strain rather than the quad strain that was originally reported.
Jul 10 - 10:58 PM

Josh Beckett (hip) played catch from 90 feet Thursday.

It came just three days after he had a cortisone injection in his left hip. "Josh feels pretty good," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "Played catch up to 90 feet, felt good. We're hopeful that this time will allow the injections and all of that to take hold, and we'll be able to strengthen areas that he needs to and just kind of feel better in general." The Dodgers are hoping the right-hander will only miss one start.
Jul 10 - 10:54 PM

Paul Maholm is likely to start on Saturday against the Padres in place of the injured Josh Beckett (hip).

He's expected to take the ball unless he's needed relief on Thursday or Friday. Red Patterson will be on standby at Triple-A Albuquerque in case Maholm does have to pitch in relief over the next couple days. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Jul 10 - 9:49 PM

Dodgers designated 1B Clint Robinson for assignment.

Robinson played sparingly during his two weeks with the big club, collecting three hits in nine at-bats. He could clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Jul 10 - 6:51 PM

Dodgers activated OF Carl Crawford from the 15-day disabled list.

That's the good news. The bad news is that manager Don Mattingly has indicated a desire to keep an arrangement of Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig in the outfield, which means Crawford and is $20.25 million salary are headed for the bench. Crawford is batting .267/.293/.400 with four homers, 18 RBI and nine stolen bases over 44 games this season.
Jul 10 - 6:48 PM

Joc Pederson (shoulder) has returned to the Dodgers' Triple-A Albuquerque team.

Pederson missed two weeks with a separated right shoulder, but it's good to see he enjoyed a speedy recovery. Pederson returns batting .320/.348/.570 with the Triple-A club, and a second-half promotion could be in the cards.
Jul 9 - 6:42 PM

Zack Greinke pitched well but took a loss Wednesday, holding the Tigers to three runs across seven innings.

He allowed seven hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out eight. It was a nice performance -- particularly after the first inning -- but Greinke was simply out-dueled by Max Scherzer. The right-hander will take an 11-5 record and 2.73 ERA into the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 4:05 PM

Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

He had two of the Dodgers' four hits on the day, as Miguel Rojas launched a solo homer for the team's lone run. Puig's triple came with one out in the first inning, but he was thrown out trying to get back to third base after he strayed too far from the bag on Hanley Ramirez's fielder's choice. The 23-year-old is batting .307/.393/.520 this season.
Jul 9 - 3:59 PM

Miguel Rojas went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Rojas had to leave Sunday's game with a right forearm contusion, but he'll be fine. He could get another start at shortstop Wednesday as they Dodgers look to give Hanley Ramirez another mini-break in the DH spot.
Jul 9 - 3:58 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu was torched for seven runs over 2 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss against the Tigers.

Ryu had been on a roll, posting a 3.14 ERA since his return from the disabled list on May 21. Tuesday's outing will ding the ERA a bit. The Tigers banged out 10 hits against Ryu, who also walked two while striking out two. Ryu will try to lower his 3.65 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, and improve his 83/21 K/BB ratio, when he takes on the light-hitting Padres to close out the first half at home in his next start.
Jul 8 - 11:13 PM

Carl Crawford (ankle) could be activated Thursday.

Crawford has been on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque since Saturday and has experienced no issues with his ankle. He was placed on the disabled list May 28 because of a left ankle sprain.
Jul 8 - 5:30 PM


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