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Matt Kemp went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in Tuesday's 8-4 win against the Braves.

Kemp's two-run homer to the opposite field in the second off Atlanta starter Aaron Harang put the Dodgers up 2-1, and his two-run shot to dead center in the seventh gave Los Angeles a 7-4 lead. He went 103 plate appearances between hitting his last homer on June 25. This was the seventh multi-homer game of Kemp's career. His slash line is up to .282/.347/.453 to go with 10 homers and 44 RBI.
Jul 30 - 2:04 AM

Yasiel Puig finished 4-for-5 and missed the cycle by a homer in Tuesday's 8-4 win against Atlanta.

You'll recall that Puig went 4-for-5 with three triples and a double on Friday. The center fielder ranks second in the National League in batting average (.318), slugging percentage (.545) and OPS (.949). He's on pace for 18 homers, 82 RBI and 89 runs.
Jul 30 - 2:02 AM

Josh Beckett was bombed for four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday versus the Braves.

It was a nightmare from the outset, as Beckett also walked four. Fortunately, his offense and bullpen bailed him out in the 8-4 victory. Beckett was thrilled to see the Braves after not facing them for more than five years -- he entered the night 6-0 with a 0.38 ERA in his last seven outings against the club. Beckett was 0-4 with a 3.30 ERA in his last five home starts. The veteran gets the Cubs in Los Angeles next time around.
Jul 30 - 2:01 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Scott Elbert from the 60-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Elbert's career has been sabotaged by injuries, as he's had three elbow surgeries since his last big league appearance in 2012 and also missed a year in the minors due to shoulder surgery. The lefty has posted a 4.26 ERA over 15 rehab appearances while working his way back from his latest operation, and the Dodgers have apparently decided just to cut bait. He's 28 and throws left-handed, so someone will give him a shot.
Jul 29 - 10:02 PM

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that the Red Sox are "not looking to trade for" Matt Kemp at the moment.

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reported Sunday that the Sox were considering a run at Kemp, possibly as part of a package that would send Jon Lester to the Dodgers. Bradford, though, is hearing otherwise. The Mariners are known to have interest in Kemp, but Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan said Sunday that he's more of a backup plan for them at this time. The Dodgers will have to eat a big portion of the $107 million Kemp is owed after this season in order to make a deal happen.
Source: WEEI.com
Jul 28 - 8:14 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Barry Enright to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Enright was released by the Phillies earlier this month after posting a 5.58 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 64/33 K/BB ratio over 101 2/3 at Triple-A. He'll give the Dodgers minor league depth.
Jul 28 - 7:46 PM

Dodgers acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Cubs for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

The Cubs designated Barney for assignment last week, handing second base duties to Arismendy Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio. Barney had a rough .244/.290/.335 batting line in parts of five seasons with Chicago, but he's an elite defender at second base. The Dodgers plan to use him all around their infield.
Jul 28 - 2:58 PM

According to Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, infielder Darwin Barney is headed to the Dodgers.

Barney was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week after batting just .244/.290/.335 in parts of five seasons with Chicago. He is a very good defensive second baseman -- with a Gold Glove Award to prove it -- but the 28-year-old simply can't hit.
Jul 28 - 2:29 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Dodgers are "floating Carl Crawford to teams."

It's going to be a difficult sell with Crawford still owed close to $70 million through 2017 and batting just .242/.278/.360 in 198 plate appearances this season. The Dodgers are also known to be shopping Matt Kemp as they try to clear their outfield logjam and dump some salary at the July 31 trade deadline. Not that they need to dump salary.
Jul 28 - 1:21 PM

Carl Crawford delivered an RBI triple and scored a run as the Dodgers topped the Giants 4-3 on Sunday night.

Crawford, who is penciled in as the everyday left fielder for the time being, is in the midst of a disappointing season, hitting .242/.278/.360 with four homers, 20 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 55 games.
Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

Kenley Jansen racked up his 30th save of the season in style on Sunday, fanning all three Dodgers hitters that he faced.

The flame-throwing right-hander has made good on 30 of his 33 save chances on the season while compiling a 3.24 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 66/12 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 12 outings and remains one of the finest stoppers in the game today.
Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu picked up his 12th victory of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

Ryu racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking just one. The Giants got to him for single runs in the third, fourth and fifth inning, the last one on a solo blast off the bat of Buster Posey. The supersized southpaw will carry a 3.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 105/23 K/BB ratio into next weekend’s start against the Cubs.
Jul 27 - 11:28 PM

Dodgers activated SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Arruebarrena had been sidelined since early July due to a right hip flexor strain. He created quite the stir on his minor league rehab assignment, starting a brawl in a game at Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
Jul 27 - 9:01 PM

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes reports that the Red Sox are considering trying to acquire Matt Kemp from the Dodgers.

The Dodgers have reportedly been shopping Kemp around, but would likely have to eat a large portion of his remaining salary (he's owed $107 million between 2015-2019) to make a deal work. Edes suggests that Jon Lester -- who is scheduled to become a free agent this winter --- could be involved in the return package heading to the Dodgers. Los Angeles is known to be seeking a starting pitcher at the trade deadline and Boston would be a seemingly-excellent change of scenery for Kemp.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 27 - 5:20 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that while he's considered a backup plan at the moment, the Mariners' interest in Matt Kemp is "very real."

Passan says the M's plan would be to eventually transition Kemp into a designated hitter role. Seattle is still searching for a right-handed bat even after the acquisition of switch-hitter Kendrys Morales. The Dodgers undoubtedly would have to eat a bunch of the $107 million Kemp is owed after this season, but they seem motivated to trade the outfielder. Kemp is hitting .273/.339/.429 with eight homers and 40 RBI this season.
Jul 27 - 12:43 PM


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