Player News - Dodgers

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Pedro Baez (biceps) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Baez has been out for about a month with tendinitis in his right biceps, but he appears on track to rejoin the Dodgers' bullpen shortly after the All-Star break. The 30-year-old had a 3.23 ERA and 36/16 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings prior to the injury.
Jul 17 - 2:21 PM

Dodgers RHP prospect Tony Gonsolin allowed two runs over six innings with eight strikeouts for Double-A Tulsa on Monday.

Gonsolin, 24, was making his Double-A debut, and it went well outside of a homer. He didn't walk anyone, and the eight strikeouts ups his strikeout-to-walk ratio to 114/26 over 89 2/3 innings. Acquired with a ninth-round pick in 2016 out of St. Mary's, Gonsolin has shown four pitches that can miss bats, and he generally locates all four for strikes. He's also a quality athlete -- he was a two-way player in college -- who repeats his delivery well. Gonsolin could be a future closer if he was moved to relief, but his complete arsenal gives him an excellent chance to start. He's one of the more underrated prospects in baseball.
Jul 17 - 2:17 PM

Jon Heyman of FanCred reports that prospect outfielder Yusniel Diaz is in the Dodgers' offer for Oriole shortstop Manny Machado.

Heyman just reported a short while ago that the Dodgers "appear to be the leading contender" to land Machado. It's unclear if Diaz's inclusion is a part of that thinking, but he would be a strong get for Baltimore. The 21-year-old is batting .314/.428/.477 with six homers and eight steals over 59 games this season with Double-A Tulsa. Dustin May, Gavin Lux, and Keibert Ruiz are among some of the other Dodgers prospects that have been mentioned in talks. Jon Heyman of FanCred notes that the Dodgers would likely want to include a high-priced veteran in the deal as they try to keep an eye out for the luxury tax. We're moving quickly toward a resolution here, but nothing is done just yet. The Phillies, Brewers, and Diamondbacks reportedly remain in the mix.
Jul 17 - 12:28 PM

Dodgers sent LHP Edward Paredes outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Paredes cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He'll remain in the organization as left-handed relief depth.
Jul 16 - 10:52 PM

Dodgers' prospect Yusniel Diaz went 2-for-5 with a pair of homers and three RBI as the World fell to the U.S. in Sunday's Future's Game.

The 21-year-old clubbed a solo shot off of Tigers' right-hander Matt Manning in the fifth inning, tying the game at 5-5. He then tagged Giants' righty Shaun Anderson to even the score at 6-6 in the seventh. Diaz is enjoying a nice season at Double-A Tulsa, slashing .314/.428/.477 with six homers, 30 RBI and eight stolen bases in 59 games. He should debut with the Dodgers before season's end.
Jul 15 - 9:04 PM

Enrique Hernandez ended up 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two RBI in Sunday's 5-3 victory against the Angels.

Hernandez is struggling in the average department, hitting just .230 overall, but he has managed 16 homers with 34 RBI over his 239 at-bats. The Puerto Rican outfielder has already surpassed his career best of 11 homers set last season, and he needs just four more RBI in the second half to set a new career high in that category. His power and eligibility versatility make him worth a look in fantasy.
Jul 15 - 8:46 PM

Kenley Jansen registered his 27th save of the season in Sunday's victory against the Angels.

Manager Dave Roberts, a.k.a. Doc, said after the game that while Jansen looked better, he would get four days off. That likely means the skipper will not play Jansen in the All-Star Game on Tuesday in Washington. Fantasy owners hope he gets rest and comes back raring to go in the second half. After a slow start, Jansen now has converted 27 of his 30 save chances while posting a 2.33 ERA and a microscopic 0.93 WHIP across 46 1/3 innings over 44 appearances.
Jul 15 - 8:43 PM

Yasmani Grandal finished 3-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 5-3 victory against the Angels.

Grandal wraps up the first half with a .251/.350/.464 slash line with doubles, a triple, 13 homers and 47 RBI over 263 at-bats. He pulls into a tie with St. Louis backstop Yadier Molina for the most homers in the National League, and his 47 RBI are two more than Miami's J.T. Realmuto for the NL lead in that category. His mediocre average aside, he is definitely giving fantasy owners a good show.
Jul 15 - 8:36 PM

Clayton Kershaw allowed three earned runs, six hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Angels.

Kershaw is finally started to look like Clayton Kershaw, the All-Star caliber pitcher, after a slow start since his return from the 10-day disabled list. He has rattled off three consecutive quality starts and fantasy owners have to hope his stamina is back and he is primed and ready for a big second half. He has recorded 13 strikeouts over his past 12 2/3 innings, and that's vintage Kershaw and what fantasy owners have been patiently waiting for.
Jul 15 - 8:32 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Julio Urias (shoulder) is 4-6 weeks away from returning.

Urias continues to throw at the team's spring training complex and is poised to begin a rehab assignment soon. The left-hander is working his way back from major shoulder surgery and hopes to contribute at some point during the second half.
Jul 15 - 2:56 PM

Justin Turner (hip) could be available to pinch-hit Sunday.

Turner is out of the lineup for the fourth straight day Sunday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's running at about 70 percent now and might be available off the bench. He should be ready to go for the start of the second half.
Jul 15 - 2:54 PM

Yasmani Grandal hit a game-tying RBI double in the ninth inning of Saturday's 10-inning loss to the Angels.

Grandal followed up a leadoff ninth-inning single by Chase Utley with a double off Blake Parker to bring the old man all the way around the bases to tie the score at 4-4. Unfortunately for the home faithful, Kole Calhoun dashed the good vibes a short while later with a go-ahead solo home run in the 10th inning. This season, Grandal is slashing .242/.341/.446 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 79 games. He's had a workmanlike season to date.
Jul 14 - 11:32 PM

Chris Taylor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Saturday's 10-inning loss to the Angels.

Taylor made his first mark on the game by taking one for the team, driving in a run on a hit-by-pitch by Andrew Heaney in the second inning with the bases loaded. Slightly louder, he went on to crack a solo home run off Heaney in the fifth inning. For the campaign as a whole, the shortstop is slashing a respectable .253/.332/.456 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 93 games.
Jul 14 - 11:25 PM

Alex Wood surrendered three runs on seven hits over six innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's 10-inning loss to the Angels.

All three runs on Wood's line scored in the first two innings. Justin Upton knocked him for an RBI single in the first, with a David Fletcher sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk issued to Upton spelling the damage in the second. From that point on, though, Wood was able to avoid further damage to the scoreboard. He struck out six, walked two and threw 103 pitches (69 strikes) on the evening. With this one in the books, Wood will carry a 3.92 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 94/20 K/BB ratio (105 2/3 innings) into the All-Star break.
Jul 14 - 11:14 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the organization plans to build up Julio Urias (shoulder) as a starter.

Urias is throwing simulated games at the team's spring training complex in Arizona, having thrown two thus far, and he'll continue to be stretched out with eyes on building up his stamina, it seems. Roberts also left the door open to other scenarios, saying the club could pivot if a more immediate need arose in the bullpen. When that will be -- Urias isn't knocking on the door, by any account -- is still unclear.
Jul 14 - 5:37 PM


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