Player News - Dodgers

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Clayton Kershaw faltered late, resulting in a no-decision after yielding three runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Dodgers lost to the Brewers on Monday.

Kershaw limited the Brewers to just one run in his first seven frames, but they rallied against the lefty to knock him out with just one out in the eighth inning. Hector Gomez hit a solo home run and Adam Lind doubled, forcing manager Don Mattingly to relieve Kershaw with Chris Hatcher, who also couldn't get the job done. Overall, Kershaw only allowed five hits and walked none while striking out eight. The Dodgers have been unusually impotent in Kershaw's first six starts, losing four of them. He has a 3.72 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP and a 51/7 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings. He'll try for better results in his next start at Coors Field against the Rockies.
May 4 - 10:29 PM

Chris Hatcher couldn't clean up Clayton Kershaw's mess in the eighth inning, as was handed a blown save after allowing one run in two-thirds of an inning in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Kershaw entered the eighth inning with a 3-1 lead, but allowed a one-out solo home run followed by a double, prompting manager Don Mattingly to bring Hatcher into the game. Hatcher immediately served up an RBI double to Carlos Gomez to tie the game, then saw Ryan Braun bring in the go-ahead run on a two-out infield single. With the Dodgers' bullpen in a state of flux, Hatcher has seen plenty of high-leverage situations but hasn't done a great job. He has a 7.20 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 10 innings. Hatcher's only two saves came nearly a month apart (April 6 and May 2). He may still see some save situations as the Dodgers are currently utilizing a closer-by-committee strategy until Kenley Jansen returns from the disabled list.
May 4 - 10:26 PM

Joc Pederson hit his seventh home run in a losing effort against the Brewers on Modnay.

Pederson led off the ballgame with a solo home run off of Kyle Lohse. The rookie now has seven round-trippers on the season, including four in his last five games. The Dodgers couldn't have asked for a better start, as he's batting .274/.426/.630 with 16 RBI. With the way he's been hitting, the Dodgers won't want to move him from the top spot in the lineup.
May 4 - 10:21 PM

Dodgers transferred LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Matt West. Ryu wasn't going to return until at least early June, anyway, so this doesn't change his timetable. He's expected to throw live batting practice at some point this week.
May 4 - 5:07 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Matt West from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.

West had been designated for assignment. The 26-year-old holds a nice 17/4 K/BB ratio while allowing only one unearned run over 12 1/3 relief innings at Double-A this season.
May 4 - 5:05 PM

Dodgers recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Coulombe was sporting a strong 1.74 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio through 10 1/3 innings of relief this season at the Triple-A level. He should be a nice addition for LA.
May 4 - 3:54 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Scott Baker for assignment.

The Dodgers are expected to recall an extra bullpen arm to fulfill his spot on the active roster. Baker posted a 5.73 ERA over 11 innings with the Dodgers. There's a decent chance that he'll attract interest from elsewhere.
May 3 - 11:14 PM

Dodgers acquired 1B Andy Wilkins from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.

Wilkins was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier in the week. The 26-year-old slugger will provide organizational depth for the Dodgers. To create room on the 40-man roster, Scott Baker was designated for assignment.
May 3 - 10:17 PM

Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that the Dodgers plan to designate Scott Baker for assignment.

After using seven relievers in Sunday's 13-inning affair the Dodgers will need a fresh arm in the bullpen and it seems Baker is the odd-man out. He posted a troublesome 5.73 ERA in his 11 innings for the Dodgers. The veteran right-hander should attract interest elsewhere from team's in need of rotation depth.
May 3 - 9:02 PM

Yasmani Grandal blasted a walkoff home run leading off the 13th inning on Sunday, propelling the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Grandal entered the game as a pinch-hitter when he drew a walk for A.J. Ellis in the tenth inning. His only official at-bat in the contest was his game-winning blast off Evan Marshall in the 13th inning. He's now hitting .230/.356/.377 with two homers and three RBI on the season.
May 3 - 8:18 PM

Brett Anderson hurled six shutout frames in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The veteran southpaw punched out four on the afternoon while allowing only five hits and walking none. He went toe-to-toe with Chase Anderson who flipped up zeroes on the other side of the scoreboard though, and neither hurler came away with a decision. Locked into an injury-ravaged Dodgers rotation, Anderson sports a 4.21 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 15/4 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings. He'll draw a tough assignment next time out, taking on the Rockies at Coors Field on Friday.
May 3 - 8:14 PM

Joel Peralta (neck) has yet to resume a throwing program.

Peralta hasn't made any progress after being diagnosed late last month with a strained neck. He'll remain shut down until he starts feeling better.
May 3 - 2:42 PM

Brandon League (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Sunday.

It's the first time he's thrown from the bump since being diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement back in March. While League does appear to finally be making strides, it's still going to be a while before he's activated since he's on the 60-day DL.
May 3 - 2:38 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will perform running drills for the second straight day on Sunday.

It's certainly a great sign. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that he expected Puig to begin a rehab assignment soon, and it's looking like he'll be activated when first eligible on May 10 as long as he can avoid a setback. Puig sports a .279/.380/.465 batting line with a pair of homers over 11 games for Los Angeles this season.
May 3 - 1:47 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

It's merely a day of rest for Grandal. A.J. Ellis is catching Brett Anderson.
May 3 - 12:37 PM


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