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Juan Uribe (hamstring) took batting practice before Wednesday's game.

Uribe was reported to be "feeling better" on Tuesday, and the fact that he's progressed to baseball activities is a good sign. Uribe hit the shelf on Saturday, but it seems he'll be back sooner than later. A return in early September appears possible.
Aug 20 - 11:13 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) isn't likely to need a rehab start before returning.

Ryu played catch again Wednesday, and Mattingly said he thinks the southpaw will be ready to go physically when his glute muscle feels better. "You feel like his arm will keep moving," Mattingly said. "He continues to improve. It sounded like yesterday was a little bit better." There's still no timetable for his return, but it sounds like he's moving in the right direction.
Aug 20 - 11:08 PM

Dan Haren's next scheduled start was moved up to Friday to give Zack Greinke a few extra days off.

Haren was originally scheduled to start Saturday, with Greinke going Thursday and Clayton Kershaw pitching Friday, but some elbow tenderness caused the Dodgers to reshuffle their rotation. Kershaw will instead pitch the series finale against the Padres on Thursday, and Haren will lead off the Mets series on Friday. Haren last started on Sunday, so he will be on regular rest for the Friday tilt.
Aug 20 - 8:31 PM

Clayton Kershaw's next start has been moved to Thursday against the Padres.

Kershaw was originally slated to go Friday for the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow a little rest. Kershaw will be on regular rest for the start, so there should be no concern about his effectiveness.
Aug 20 - 7:32 PM

Zack Greinke (elbow) had his scheduled start on Thursday pushed back to Saturday.

Greinke has been dealing with some elbow tenderness in recent weeks -- he underwent an MRI on the elbow two weeks ago, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has downplayed the seriousness of the ailment, and it's promising that he will at least make another start shortly after the originally scheduled one. Clayton Kershaw will move up in the rotation to start Thursday in Greinke's place.
Aug 20 - 7:15 PM

Dodgers prospect RHP Jose De Leon struck out 14 batters over six innings on Tuesday for Low-A Great Lakes, breaking Clayton Kershaw’s single-game team strikeout record (12) from 2007.

The right-hander scattered four hits and did not allow a run in the outing. De Leon allowed two of those hits in the second inning but then struck out the next nine batters he faced. The 22-year-old obviously is old for the level, but that shouldn’t completely detract from the fact he’s allowed just seven baserunners (none via walk or HBP) and struck out 21 batters over 12 innings. Prior to joining Great Lakes rotation, De Leon posted a 2.65 ERA and 77-19 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 54 1/3 innings at Rookie-level Ogden.
Aug 20 - 3:39 PM

Carl Crawford reached base in all four plate appearances, scored three runs and knocked in three more in Tuesday's 8-6 victory over the Padres.

He finished 3-for-3 with a walk, home run and stolen base. If owners in your league have been slumbering and Crawford remains available on the waiver wire, stop reading this update and go pick him up. Just go. In his last 12 starts, Crawford has eight multi-hit games. He is 21-for-50 (.420) with six steals since August 4. The one fantasy element we haven't seen during his hot streak is power -- no homers since May 23 coming into tonight -- so it was good to see him leave the yard. Crawford is a must-start in all formats until he cools off.
Aug 20 - 2:09 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Zack Greinke (elbow) is a "possibility" to make his next scheduled start on Thursday.

Mattingly downplayed Greinke's sore elbow earlier in the day, but he was more reserved with his comments after Tuesday's game. The right-hander skipped his normal between-starts bullpen session due to a sore pitching elbow. Mattingly said more information on Greinke's status will be available Wednesday.
Aug 20 - 1:49 AM

Kevin Correia beat the Padres despite allowing four runs on eight hits over five innings Tuesday.

Correia struck out six and walked one against his former team (he's also a San Diego native). Like a jilted lover forced to have dinner with an ex, Correia took his lumps but was just effective enough to come out victorious, thanks to his wing men (who scored eight runs in an 8-6 victory). He was filling in for the injured Hyun-Jin Ryu. The veteran right-hander posted a rough 4.94 ERA in Minnesota earlier this season, but has made a nice first impression in Los Angeles, winning each of his first two starts (4.09 ERA). He's not to be used outside of NL-only formats.
Aug 20 - 1:42 AM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated Tuesday that Josh Beckett (hip) might not return this season.

Mattingly said that it's going to be "a while" before Beckett resumes throwing. "At this point, he's been out a little bit," Mattingly said. "It's going to take him awhile before he can start throwing. Once that happens, it's going to take him a little while to get built up. Is there going to be enough time? I'm not sure." The Dodgers have added Roberto Hernandez and Kevin Correia since the trade deadline, moves that no doubt were made in part because of Beckett's uncertainty.
Aug 19 - 10:16 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Juan Uribe (hamstring) is "feeling better."

"Uribe is feeling better," Mattingly said. "Mostly inside work, doing a little bit of baseball stuff. He'll be progressing toward the field, a lot like the first time he hurt it." Uribe missed a month of action the last time he tweaked his hamstring, so he could still be a ways away if he's on a similar timetable.
Aug 19 - 10:12 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly revealed Tuesday that Zack Greinke has been nursing a sore right elbow recently.

However, Mattingly said the soreness hasn't affected Greinke's throwing program and the skipper considers it standard for pitchers over a long season. While the elbow issue doesn't appear to be a concern at this point, it's certainly something worth filing away.
Aug 19 - 7:33 PM

Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) played catch Tuesday.

It's the first time he's thrown a ball since landing on the disabled list last week with a strained right gluteus muscle. It's not clear at this point how long Ryu will be sidelined, but Tuesday's throwing session was certainly a nice step provided that he rebounds from it with no lingering issues.
Aug 19 - 6:25 PM

Dodgers recalled SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Dodgers sent Arruebarrena down late last month after he returned from a hip injury, but he's back in the majors now. He had five hits in 16 at-bats with the big club earlier this season and will offer more protection at shortstop until Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is ready.
Aug 19 - 6:18 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Triunfel has hit just .133/.188/.333 over 12 games across multiple stints with the big club this season. He'll be back next month.
Aug 19 - 6:16 PM


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