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Filling in for Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and a walk to lead the Dodgers to an 11-8 win over the Padres on Friday.

Ethier was making his first start in six days, but the lack of activity hasn't hurt him so far; he's hit .353 with a couple of homers in 34 at-bats. He'll probably have some value in mixed leagues if Puig lands on the disabled list because of his hamstring.
Apr 26 - 12:38 AM

Juan Uribe's first homer of the season was a two-run shot off the Padres' Chris Rearick on Saturday.

Uribe is being pushed by Alex Guerrero and Justin Turner at third, but he still has his glove working to his advantage, meaning he shouldn't have to match the numbers of the other two in order to remain a regular. And it should probably be acknowledged that he did hit .311/.337/.440 in 386 at-bats last season.
Apr 26 - 12:34 AM

Brandon McCarthy left his start Saturday against the Padres with right elbow tightness.

Miraculously, McCarthy still managed to pick up the win despite giving up six runs, including three homers, in five innings of work. McCarthy was scheduled to pitch Friday against the Diamondbacks, but that seems unlikely now. An MRI is likely coming. Mike Bolsinger may be called upon to make a spot start.
Apr 25 - 11:58 PM

Dodgers signed 1B/OF Mike Carp to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Carp was cut by the Nationals just before Opening Day and did not accept an assignment to their Triple-A affiliate. He'll act as organizational depth at first base and corner outfield for the Dodgers. The 28-year-old owns a decent .254/.330/.414 career slash line in exactly 1,000 major league plate appearances.
Apr 25 - 11:50 PM

Brandon McCarthy left Saturday's game against the Padres with an undisclosed injury.

McCarthy exited after giving up a three-run shot to Justin Upton in the sixth inning. He motioned for the trainer immediately after serving up the home run pitch, but it was unclear what exactly was bothering him. Sergio Santos entered the game in relief. Until we know more, consider McCarthy day-to-day.
Apr 25 - 11:05 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session in the next couple days.

Ryu started playing catch again a week ago and now he's ready to take another step forward. The 28-year-old could throw as early as Sunday. Scott Baker is filling in as the No. 5 starter, a role he'll relinquish when Ryu is healthy enough to return to the rotation.
Apr 25 - 7:02 PM

Joel Peralta is dealing with "dead arm" and may require a stint on the disabled list.

Peralta doesn't have any pain but his shoulder feels weak. Dead arm happens to pitchers often in spring training but isn't as common during the regular season. Peralta has done well as the Dodgers' fill-in closer, converting all three of his save opportunities without allowing a run. If Peralta lands on the DL, Los Angeles would likely turn to Chris Hatcher in the ninth inning. Kenley Jansen (foot) is nearing a rehab assignment but might not be back with the team until mid-May.
Apr 25 - 6:14 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Saturday night.

Andre Ethier is starting in right field instead. Puig aggravated his left hamstring on Friday night and is considered day-to-day for now. He missed four games earlier this week with the same hamstring issue.
Apr 25 - 5:01 PM

Scott Baker will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make a spot start for the Dodgers on Sunday against the Padres.

With a tough schedule coming up where the team plays on 17 consecutive days, the Dodgers want to give their regular starters an extra day of rest while they have the chance. The 33-year-old came within one pitch of a seven-inning perfect game for Oklahoma City his last time out. He could be worth a look as a streaming option.
Apr 25 - 8:59 AM

Zack Greinke allowed four hits over seven innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout of the Padres on Friday.

Greinke struck out seven and walked three. Despite another elbow scare this spring and some slightly diminished velocity this month, he's opened up with a 3-0 record and a 1.35 ERA in four starts.
Apr 25 - 1:42 AM

Yimi Garcia got to close Friday and struck out two in a perfect ninth against the Padres.

Garcia has looked like the Dodgers' best reliever dating back to the spring, so he was due to get a look in the ninth at some point. Of course, it's probably too late for him to rack up a bunch of saves, what with Kenley Jansen's return getting nearer. But those with an open roster spot could pick him up anyway.
Apr 25 - 1:39 AM

Carl Crawford homered and doubled in a winning cause Friday against the Padres.

Crawford has come under a little early fire, in part because Alex Guerrero needs more playing time and could be an alternative in left field. Crawford, though, likely remains the team's best option there against righties. He was off to an ugly start going into this one, though, with a .216 average and just one RBI in 37 at-bats.
Apr 25 - 1:34 AM

Yasiel Puig is listed as day-to-day after aggravating his left hamstring during Friday's game.

While it's a day-to-day situation again, one wonders if the Dodgers might want to stick him on the DL this time in order to get him back at 100 percent next time. He already missed four games with the hamstring earlier in the week. Andre Ethier will probably get the start on Saturday.
Apr 25 - 12:33 AM

Yasiel Puig exited Friday's game in the sixth inning with an apparent leg injury.

Puig got hit on the left knee in the first and was down for a couple of minutes before staying in. Still, that might not have been the reason for his absence; he seemed to have a different issue with his leg while running to first base in the sixth. Perhaps his hamstring was acting up again. Either way, he'd seem to be day-to-day.
Apr 25 - 12:19 AM

Dodgers sent RHP Daniel Corcino outright to Double-A Tulsa.

Corcino was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room on the 40-man roster for Xavier Cedeno, but he passed through waivers unclaimed and will remain as organizational depth for the Dodgers.
Apr 24 - 7:49 PM


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