Player News - Dodgers

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Corey Seager smashed a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Sunday, which ultimately led to the Dodgers defeating the Rockies 4-3.

Seager tied the game at 2-2 with a run-scoring triple in the seventh inning. He then tagged Rockies closer Adam Ottavino for the game-tying blast with two outs in the ninth inning to force extras, where Charlie Culberson socked a walk-off homer in the 10th. Seager finished the day 3-for-5 and is now hitting a robust .313/.371/.523 with 26 homers and 72 RBI on the season.
Sep 25 - 8:23 PM

Brandon McCarthy pitched well in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits over his 5 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander punched out six on the afternoon and walked just one. It was a nice return to the rotation for McCarthy, who was thrust into emergency duty when the club pushed Rich Hill's next start back. He could stick in the rotation to make another start next week, and would be worth a look as a streaming option in that case.
Sep 25 - 8:19 PM

Clayton Kershaw shut down the Rockies for seven scoreless innings on three hits as the Dodgers won 14-1 on Saturday.

He struck out six and didn't walk anybody. It was another vintage Kershaw outing. He improved his record to 12-3 with a remarkable 1.65 ERA. He has punched out 168 batters and walked only 10 in 142 innings. He missed a couple months to a back injury but has returned with a vengeance. With the Dodgers likely to clinch a division title before his next turn, it remains to be seen if Kershaw will get another start in the regular season.
Sep 25 - 1:02 AM

Justin Turner went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's demolition of the Rockies.

He also walked twice and reached base in all his plate appearances. All three hits were singles, two of them drove in runs. He is batting .274 with 27 home runs and 89 RBI in 533 at-bats. The 31-year-old journeyman has been an extremely effective hitter since joining the Dodgers in 2014.
Sep 25 - 12:46 AM

Josh Reddick went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, drove in five runs and scored three times to lead the Dodgers over the Rockies on Saturday.

He added a walk as well. The Dodgers were already ahead 10-0 when he hit the grand slam but they all count the same in fantasyland. He has been playing nearly every day of late and has a .281/.346/.407 slash line combined between his games with Oakland and Los Angeles this season. The home run was his 10th of the season to go with 37 RBI and 53 runs scored in 388 at-bats.
Sep 25 - 12:36 AM

Rich Hill (blister) will have his start skipped Sunday against the Rockies.

Here we go again. The Dodgers are still concerned about Hill's lingering blister issues, though he's expected to start against the Giants next weekend. The Dodgers' priority is to have Hill healthy for the postseason. Brandon McCarthy will start Sunday's series finale at Chavez Ravine.
Sep 24 - 6:50 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.

McCarthy made it through a five-inning simulated game on Tuesday without any issues. It's unclear if he'll work out of the bullpen upon his return or if he'll have a shot to return to the starting rotation.
Sep 24 - 11:14 AM

Andre Ethier hit his first homer of the year off the bench Friday as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 5-2.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chose to go with Andrew Toles over Ethier against a right-hander. Ethier needed a fast start in his return to the Dodgers in order to get penciled into left field with any regularity. Since it hasn't happened -- he's 3-for-17 -- he might find himself left out of the mix in the postseason. Showing he can be of use as a pinch-hitter, as he was tonight, will help his case.
Sep 24 - 2:53 AM

Scott Kazmir pitched one scoreless inning Friday before leaving because of intercostal spasms.

The plan was for him to throw two or three innings. That he couldn't get through it successfully suggests he won't be part of the Dodgers' plans for October.
Sep 24 - 2:50 AM

Dodgers recalled INF Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Taylor has batted just .224/.274/.379 in the majors this season. He'll provide infield depth.
Sep 23 - 5:25 PM

The Dodgers could push Rich Hill back from Sunday's scheduled start versus the Rockies if they've already clinched the National League West by then.

That would certainly make sense given Hill's nagging blister issues. The Dodgers' magic number is four, so they'd need to win the next two and have the Giants lose both of their games in order to clinch the division prior to Sunday.
Sep 23 - 10:36 AM

Yasiel Puig wants to play in the Dominican Winter League this offseason.

He hasn't played winter ball since 2012, a few months after defecting from Cuba, but Puig said he wants to stay sharp and "get ready for next year." Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he's not sure at this point whether they'll allow Puig to play winter ball but added that they'd "keep an open mind."
Sep 23 - 10:31 AM

Yasmani Grandal connected for a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Grandal went a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish and finished a triple shy of the cycle. He cracked a solo home run in the second inning, a throat-clearing for what was to come. With the Dodgers trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning, Grandal stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and proceeded to unload them in emphatic fashion, crushing a no-doubt homer off Boone Logan to boost the Dodgers to a 7-4 advantage. With this monster game under his belt, Grandal is now slashing .231/.335/.491 with 27 homers and 69 RBI over 373 at-bats. His previous career-high in home runs was 16, set a year ago. He has breezed by that mark this time around.
Sep 23 - 1:18 AM

Brett Anderson pitched relatively well in Thursday's no-decision against the Rockies, yielding four runs on six hits over five innings.

This was Anderson's first start since hitting the disabled list with a blister near the end of August. He struck out two and walked one on the evening. The majority of the damage on his line touched home in a three-run second inning. Anderson has made three starts this season and has given up at least four runs in every one of them. He is scheduled to make one more start this season, on the road against the Padres next Wednesday.
Sep 23 - 1:08 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Brett Anderson from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran southpaw has been sidelined the past few weeks due to a blister on his pitching hand. He has made just two starts for the Dodgers this season, allowing 11 earned runs in only four innings of work (24.75 ERA). He can be avoided for fantasy purposes on Thursday.
Sep 22 - 7:24 PM


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