Player News - Dodgers

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Two days after starting, Bud Norris took a loss in relief after giving up a homer in the 16th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

Norris pitched a scoreless 15th, but he gave up the homer with one out in the 16th. It's unclear if he'll make his next start as scheduled on Tuesday, though he should have sufficient time to recover.
Jul 23 - 1:36 AM

Corey Seager went 4-for-7 and knocked in a run against the Cardinals on Friday.

Seager didn't hit for the kind of average we were hoping for early on, but he's all of the way up to .307 for the season now. He's batting .331 with 15 homers in his last 66 games.
Jul 23 - 1:34 AM

Yasiel Puig popped out as a pinch-hitter in the 13th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

Puig didn't start because of a minor right hamstring injury, and he remains day-to-day.
Jul 23 - 1:30 AM

Kenley Jansen blew his fifth save of the season Friday against the Cardinals.

The Dodgers pulled in front in the top of the ninth inning thanks to a solo homer off the bat of the red-hot Justin Turner, but the Cardinals answered right back in the bottom of the frame with a game-tying blast from the equally-hot Jedd Gyorko. Jansen came into Friday’s action having allowed just one home run over his first 41 2/3 innings of work this season. Hey, he was probably due for an off-night. He remains one of the game’s best.
Jul 23 - 1:04 AM

Brandon McCarthy yielded two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

It was his longest outing since returning from Tommy John surgery. McCarthy struck out four and walked three while giving up just one hit. Two runs scored on the play thanks to an error by center fielder Joc Pederson. McCarthy owns a 1.61 ERA and 26/7 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings over four starts since coming off the DL and needs to be owned in most mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 1:02 AM

Yimi Garcia (biceps) is scheduled to pitch in his second minor league rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday.

Garcia will start the game and work two innings. He'll need quite a few appearances before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Dodgers bullpen. The Dodgers believe that Garcia, who's expected to return in mid-August, can be an impact addition down the stretch.
Jul 22 - 7:55 PM

Dodgers recalled C/INF Austin Barnes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Barnes is 2-for-19 at the plate in the majors this season. He'll back up at catcher, second and third base.
Jul 22 - 4:56 PM

Yasmani Grandal (illness) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Grandal was unavailable Thursday due to a stomach bug. He's catching and batting sixth against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals.
Jul 22 - 4:54 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Urias allowed one run over four innings Thursday against the Nationals but is now headed back to the minors. It's unclear whether the big club plans to give him any more starts anytime soon.
Jul 22 - 4:52 PM

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Puig tweaked his right hamstring on Thursday. It doesn't appear that it's a potential disabled list injury at this point, but with his history of hammy issues you never know. Scott Van Slyke is filling in in right field.
Jul 22 - 4:29 PM

Corey Seager (flu) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Seager missed three days of action with the flu bug, but he's evidently feeling better. He's at shortstop and hitting second against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals.
Jul 22 - 4:28 PM

Yasmani Grandal was unavailable on Thursday due to a stomach virus.

It's the same ailment that's kept Corey Seager out of action for three games. Whether either player is available to play on Friday in St. Louis remains to be seen.
Jul 22 - 10:57 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a hit but tossed a scoreless frame to pick up his 28th save of the season in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Daniel Murphy flew out after a 10-pitch battle and Bryce Harper then singled, but Jansen set the Nats down easily after that. He's blown four saves this season but remains one of the best closers in the game with a 1.30 ERA and 0.70 WHIP.
Jul 21 - 4:12 PM

Julio Urias tossed four innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision against the Nationals.

The leash is still tight for Urias, who was lifted after 77 pitches. He walked none, struck out four, and scattered five hits -- all singles -- over his four solid frames. Adam Liberatore ended up claiming the win in a game where Dodgers manager Dave Roberts used eight different pitchers. It's not clear what's next for Urias, but he will eventually be shifted to a relief job to stunt his 2016 workload.
Jul 21 - 3:54 PM

Justin Turner blasted a pair of home runs and drove in five runs in Thursday's victory over the Nationals.

Both longballs came off of Stephen Strasburg, as Turner launched a slider in the first inning for a two-run shot and then a fastball in the third for a three-run homer. Turner put up a .235/.335/.343 batting line with three homers in his first 50 games this season after last October's microfracture surgery on his knee. However, he's been mashing the ball since and now has a career-high 17 longballs to go along with a nice .267/.345/.482 line.
Jul 21 - 3:51 PM


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