Player News - Dodgers

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Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a long solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Grandal absolutely unloaded on a Chris Archer offering to lead off the seventh inning, hitting a moonshot solo home run to right. The tater was his 14th of the season. While that is a healthy home run total for a catcher, the 27-year-old backstop has struggled to do much else with the bat and is hitting just .211/.330/.430 over the course of 228 at-bats.
Jul 27 - 1:26 AM

Bud Norris turned in a gem in Tuesday's win over the Rays, hurling 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Norris struck out six and walked two on the evening. He allowed a double to Evan Longoria and a single to Steve Pearce. And that was it. Pearce's single with one out in the seventh inning would cause manager Dave Roberts to make the call to the bullpen. The crisp outing is made all the more remarkable for the fact that Norris threw 23 pitches out of the pen in the 15th and 16th innings against the Cardinals on Friday. His last three starts prior to Tuesday saw him allow 14 runs on 21 hits in 15 innings. The outing before that stretch? Six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. Norris' inconsistency equals out to a 4.27 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 92/35 K/BB ratio over 99 innings between the Braves and Dodgers. He will try to keep things together in a home start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 27 - 1:09 AM

Clayton Kershaw (back) has not been cleared for throwing.

Kershaw had a checkup with Dr. Robert Watkins last week but was apparently told to remain idle as he attempts to rehab a disc herniation in his lower back. There is no timetable for the ace left-hander's return to the Dodgers' rotation and it is possible he will wind up needing season-ending surgery.
Jul 26 - 7:26 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is available off the bench Tuesday.

But that might only be in the event of an emergency. Puig tweaked his right hamstring last Thursday and has made just one pinch-hitting appearance since. "To me it's not to the point where I want him in [the starting lineup]," Roberts told reporters on Tuesday after watching Puig run the bases.
Jul 26 - 7:13 PM

Andre Ethier (leg) took on-field batting practice for the first time Tuesday.

But he told reporters after the workout that he is still only running at about 50 percent effort. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts estimated earlier this month that Ethier could be activated around mid-August, but the veteran outfielder will have to clear some hurdles quickly in order to make that happen.
Jul 26 - 7:07 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday for the fifth consecutive game.

Puig has been sidelined since tweaking his right hamstring last Thursday. He was able to pinch-hit Friday but hasn't been heard from since. Andrew Toles is starting in right field on Tuesday night against the Rays.
Jul 26 - 6:14 PM

Dodgers OF prospect Johan Mieses launched a pair of home runs Monday in a win for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Mieses drove in a career-high six runs as the Quakes cruised to a 12-1 victory over visiting Inland Empire. Monday marked his first career multi-homer game. The 21-year-old has hit safely in five of his last six games, batting .385 with 10 RBI during that span. Mieses carries a disappointing .228 average this year with 105 strikeouts in 325 at-bats but has made up for it with 16 home runs, which ranks second in the California League. He's also seventh in doubles with 23.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 26 - 1:51 PM

Adrian Gonzalez blasted a grand slam in the first inning on Sunday, powering the Dodgers to a 9-6 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.

The Dodgers jumped on rookie right-hander Mike Mayers right out of the gate, with a pair of singles and a walk before Gonzalez unloaded on a towering grand slam to center field. He added a pair of singles, including a run-scoring knock in the second inning, finishing the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and four RBI. He's now hitting .284/.360/.412 with nine homers and 51 RBI.
Jul 25 - 12:01 AM

Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Cardinals in the ninth inning on Sunday, working a scoreless frame to protect a three-run advantage.

Jansen induced a ground ball from Kolten Wong, then fanned Alberto Rosario and Randal Grichuk to retire the Cardinals without issue. He has once against been one of the most dominant closers in baseball this season, compiling a 1.45 ERA and 0.69 WHIP while converting 29 saves in 34 chances.
Jul 25 - 12:01 AM

Scott Kazmir earned his ninth victory of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits over five innings against the Cardinals.

Kazmir struck out three and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. The Dodgers offense staked him to nine runs in the first two innings, so all Kazmir had to do was throw strikes and make sure the Cardinals didn't mount a major rally against him. Tommy Pham provided the big blow against him with a two-run blast in the second. He'll bring a 4.35 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Diamondbacks.
Jul 25 - 12:01 AM

Brett Anderson (back) could begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday.

Anderson made it through another simulated game Sunday without issue. The left-hander has been on the disabled list all year following March back surgery and will likely require 3-4 minor league rehab starts. A mid-August season debut appears possible.
Jul 24 - 6:03 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Puig was able to pinch-hit Friday, but he hasn't started a game since tweaking his right hamstring on Thursday. It doesn't appear at this point that a disabled list stint is being considered. Andrew Toles is in right field.
Jul 24 - 5:19 PM

Justin Turner went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the Dodgers' 7-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Turner hit a two-run double in the third inning. The multi-hit game was his fifth in his last six contests, and Turner is hitting a robust .324 with 19 RBI and 14 runs scored in the month of July. The 31-year-old is batting .269/.345/.488 with 18 home runs, 58 RBI and 46 runs scored overall.
Jul 23 - 11:18 PM

Andrew Toles went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

The multi-hit game was the first for Toles as a major leaguer. The 24-year-old has had a strong start to his big league career, hitting .391/.440/.478 with two doubles and a stolen base in 10 games. He played right field on Saturday, and between Joc Pederson's struggles and Yasiel Puig's ailments, Toles could find more playing time in the weeks ahead.
Jul 23 - 10:59 PM

Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run of the season in a win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

The homer was the solo variety, hit off Cards starter Mike Leake in the sixth inning. His power outage has been baffling, as Gonzalez has traditionally averaged 22 home runs over his big league career. The 34-year-old is hitting .280/.357/.401 with 47 RBI and 37 runs scored through 95 games.
Jul 23 - 10:51 PM


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