Player News - Dodgers

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Kike Hernandez was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs in the eighth inning due to tightness in his hamstring.

Hernandez seemed to pull up lame as he crossed first base while trying to leg out an infield single in the eighth inning. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss a game or two.
Aug 30 - 11:25 PM

Joc Pederson helped contribute to the Dodgers offensive ineptitude on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts as they were no-hit by Jake Arrieta.

It was the second time in the last nine days that the Dodgers were held hitless. Pederson has been an abomination at the plate since the calendar flipped to July, batting .147 (20-for-136) with 51 strikeouts.
Aug 30 - 10:52 PM

Alex Wood pitched well in a losing effort against the Cubs on Sunday, allowing just two runs on eight hits over his six innings.

Wood racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing one free pass. The only damage against him, and in the entire ballgame, came on a two-run homer off the bat of Kris Bryant in the first inning. He was simply out-dueled by Jake Arrieta who was brilliant on the other side of the diamond. He'll again go in search of his 10th victory when he takes the hill against the Padres in San Diego on Friday.
Aug 30 - 10:52 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Carlos Frias (back) will pitch out of the Dodgers bullpen once he returns in September.

There hasn't been a determination as to when he and Joel Peralta will return from the disabled list, but both are likely to rejoin the Dodgers bullpen at some point this week. Frias owns a 4.39 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 40/24 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings on the season.
Aug 30 - 6:02 PM

Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Sunday.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for Turner. Kike Hernandez is getting the start in his place at the hot corner with Joc Pederson starting in center field.
Aug 30 - 4:35 PM

Dodgers 3B prospect Matt Beaty contributed a career-high five hits Saturday in a win for Low-A Great Lakes.

The 12th-round pick had been hitless in his previous two outings. Beaty hasn't hit for a ton of power this year (two homers in 235 at-bats) but he's certainly turned heads with his .323 batting average. The 22-year-old has scored 32 times since getting called up from Rookie-level Ogden on June 26.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 30 - 4:33 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) will make his third minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Tulsa on Sunday.

If all goes well, he could be cleared to rejoin the Dodgers bullpen when rosters expand on Tuesday. He'll work in the late innings, helping to get the ball to closer Kenley Jansen.
Aug 30 - 4:22 PM

Jose Peraza went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases Saturday in the Dodgers' 5-2 defeat of the Cubs.

Peraza singled, stole third base, and scored a run in the bottom of the third inning. In the bottom of the seventh inning, he smacked an RBI double and scored his second run of the game. In the eighth inning he reached on a fielder's choice and stole second. The young infield prospect can be a weapon as a pinch-runner down the stretch for Los Angeles and he'll be an intriguing daily fantasy play on days he starts.
Aug 30 - 12:48 AM

Mat Latos held the Cubs to two runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision.

Latos was skipped on his last turn through the Dodgers' rotation and pitched pretty well in his return to action Saturday all things considered. The right-hander walked three but struck out five and yielded only four hits. He'll face the Padres on the road next.
Aug 30 - 12:44 AM

Chase Utley is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

It's Utley's first absence since joining the Dodgers last week. Before the game. Utley was seen taking grounders at third base, a position he's never played in the major leagues. Rookie Jose Peraza will start at second base and bat eighth.
Aug 29 - 6:21 PM

Adrian Gonzalez (knee) went 1-for-4 and scored a run in his return to action on Friday night.

Gonzalez was forced to leave Thursday's contest after fouling a ball off of his left knee, but it turned out to be a very minor injury. The veteran slugger is having another terrific season, slashing .286/.359/.507 with 24 homers and 74 RBI.
Aug 29 - 8:10 AM

Clayton Kershaw fanned 14 while holding the Cubs to one run in eight innings Friday in his 11th victory of the year.

It was Kershaw's second 14-K game of the year. His career high is 15, established last June against the Rockies. He's fanned 10 or more batters 40 times in his career. The next highest total since Kershaw entered the league in 2008 is Tim Lincecum's 34.
Aug 29 - 1:33 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is not yet ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

The plan had been for Kendrick to begin his rehab assignment on Sunday. Mattingly indicated that while Kendrick has not suffered a setback, his recovery has plateaued at the moment, and he hasn't progressed as quickly as anticipated. The Dodgers will continue to roll with Chase Utley at the position for the time being.
Aug 28 - 7:45 PM

Dodgers recalled INF Jose Peraza from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He would've been back with the club once rosters expand in September, but with the injury to Yasiel Puig he gets to return a couple of days early. He will provide infield depth down the stretch for the Dodgers.
Aug 28 - 7:21 PM

Dodgers placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Puig re-injured his hamstring during Thursday's game against the Reds. He has appeared in just 77 games in what has been an injury-plagued season. Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Aug 28 - 7:19 PM


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