Player News - Dodgers

Date: Team: Pos:

Dodgers sent C Shawn Zarraga outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The move creates a spot on the 40-man roster for a potential September call-up. Zarraga will continue to provide organizational catching depth in the minor leagues.
Aug 28 - 5:26 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Yasiel Puig has been placed on revocable waivers.

Most every player goes through revocable waivers in August, but there would seem to be a small chance Puig gets moved given the whispers about the Dodgers listening to trade offers for him over the last couple months. However, as Rosenthal notes, a trade is much likelier over the offseason when the Dodgers are able to negotiate with all teams rather than just the one that claims him.
Aug 28 - 3:03 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Julio Urias will remain in the club's rotation for now.

Roberts did note that "things could change" and he wasn't sure when Urias' next start would be. The rookie has earned a rotation spot after allowing one run with a 14/2 K/BB ratio across 12 innings in his last two starts. The problem, of course, is that he's already well past his previous career high in innings pitched. Urias will be moved back to the bullpen eventually, but the Dodgers still need him in the rotation for the time being.
Aug 28 - 2:25 PM

Trayce Thompson (back) will be re-examined on Monday or Tuesday in hopes of gaining clearance for increased activities.

Thompson hasn't been able to do much since being diagnosed with two stress fractures in his lower back earlier this month. The outfielder said Saturday that he feels "great" and is still hopeful of returning at some point this season, but it's not a given.
Aug 28 - 11:38 AM

Julio Urias spun six innings of one-run ball in a 3-2 victory over the Cubs on Saturday.

The only run scored on an RBI single from Anthony Rizzo in the first inning. The 20-year-old southpaw struck out eight and walked a pair in the win and now owns a 3.71 ERA and 70/25 K/BB ratio over 63 innings. All things considered, that’s very impressive. His innings have been an issue all summer and it’s unclear what the Dodgers’ plans are for him after this start.
Aug 27 - 7:45 PM

Kenley Jansen tossed a perfect ninth inning against the Cubs on Saturday for his 38th save of the season.

Jansen bounced back quite nicely from his blown save from Friday, striking out two batters while needing just 10 pitches to get through the frame. He has been more human recently, but still holds a dominant 1.99 ERA and 78/9 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings.
Aug 27 - 7:45 PM

Corey Seager slugged a solo homer in Saturday’s win over the Cubs.

Seager finished the day 1-for-4. He’s now up to 23 home runs on the year to go along with a .322/.376/.545 batting line. The Rookie of the Year Award appears to be a lock at this point and he could even get some love for the NL MVP Award.
Aug 27 - 7:44 PM

Brock Stewart will start Sunday against the Cubs.

Sunday was supposed to be Kenta Maeda's turn in the rotation but instead he'll be pushed back to Monday. Stewart has fared poorly in his two major league starts this season with a 14.00 ERA in losses to the Rockies and Brewers. He won't be a steaming option Sunday against a loaded Cubs lineup.
Aug 27 - 4:38 PM

Clayton Kershaw (back) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

It'll be the first time he has faced live hitters since being shut down with the back ailment. If all goes well, he could then be cleared for a minor league rehab start.
Aug 27 - 2:28 PM

Scott Van Slyke is set to undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist.

He sustained the injury in May and there had been hope that he could rehab and return before the end of the season, but they'll opt for surgery instead. He should be fully recovered and ready to go for spring training.
Aug 27 - 2:22 PM

Dodgers optioned C Shawn Zarraga to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He was only with the club for a day as catching depth while the club waited on the arrival of Carlos Ruiz. He should return to the big league club as additional depth when rosters expand for September next week.
Aug 27 - 9:23 AM

Chase Utley (foot) returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday, going 1-for-5 with a double in a losing effort against the Cubs.

Utley drove home a run and scored a run in the contest. The veteran second baseman sat out Thursday's game due to a troublesome foot that had been bothering him. With his 1-for-5 effort Friday, he's now hitting .258/.328/.398 on the season with 11 homers and 42 RBI in 415 at-bats on the year.
Aug 27 - 8:26 AM

Bud Norris yielded two runs in five innings Friday against the Cubs.

It was a decent bounce-back outing for Norris, who struggled last week in his first start off the DL and then pitched in relief Monday. He might be a swingman throughout September, depending on how the Dodgers' injured starters fare. If he pitches on four days' rest next time out, he'll be facing the Rockies at Coors, which is a matchup fantasy leaguers should want no part of.
Aug 27 - 2:04 AM

Josh Reddick went 1-for-5 and got picked off first base following his lone hit Friday against the Cubs.

Reddick's first stint in the NL couldn't be going any worse. He's played in 21 games for the Dodgers without driving in a run in any of them. If he can't turn it around soon, he could start logging bench time next month, assuming that Yasiel Puig is recalled.
Aug 27 - 1:57 AM

Dodgers optioned RHP Kenta Maeda to Arizona League Dodgers.

Maeda will spend a few days with the Dodgers rookie league team as a procedural move and is still eligible to start on Monday. The move allows Brock Stewart to serve as an extra arm in the bullpen for the next three days.
Aug 26 - 9:51 PM


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