April 7, 2013 |
When your offense is struggling and suddenly the lineup features four new starters, then maybe you figure there's an intentional shakeup going on. On Sunday, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly penciled a different starting eight for the series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but said only one move was really about a struggling player. New to the lineup Sunday were Nick Punto at second, Jerry "Michael Jackson" Hairston Jr. in right, Juan Uribe at third and Tim Federowicz at catcher.
May 31, 2010 |
With a splint on his right pinkie finger and foam pad on the knob of his bat, Andre Ethier returned from the 15-day disabled list Monday for the Dodgers' series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Making his first start since May 14 but still entering the game as the Dodgers' leader with 11 home runs and 38 runs batted in, Ethier insisted that his new accessories weren't indications that his swing was in any way impaired by his fractured digit. "It's still broken, but it's just not as painful," Ethier said.
April 19, 2013 |
BALTIMORE -- Encouraged by a power-hitting display he put on during an early batting practice session Friday, sidelined shortstop Hanley Ramirez said he hoped he could be in the Dodgers' lineup on his April 30 bobblehead night. “I want to be in there,” Ramirez said. Is it possible? “Hopefully, yeah,” he said. When Ramirez tore a thumb ligament last month, he was initially expected to be out until mid-May. Ramirez said it's unlikely he will be activated during the six-game trip that begins Friday and includes three games in Baltimore against the Orioles and three games in New York against the Mets.
March 17, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Carl Crawford will play his first-ever game for the Dodgers Sunday, as he is in the lineup as their leadoff hitter in their split-squad game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camelback Ranch. Crawford will be the designated hitter. The last time he played in a major league game of any kind was on Aug. 19, for the Boston Red Sox. Crawford will also be the Dodgers' DH on Monday and Tuesday, Manager Don Mattingly said. Zack Greinke, who has been sidelined with a sore elbow, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session.
May 25, 2010 |
Reporting from Chicago -- Andre Ethier , the leading hitter in the major leagues, could be back in the Dodgers' lineup as soon as Sunday. "As of right now, there's no indication why not," Ethier said Tuesday, after taking live batting practice for the first time since he suffered a broken little finger 10 days ago. The Dodgers had projected Ethier would sit out up to six weeks, but a custom splint has protected the finger so well that...
May 19, 2012 |
Shortstop Dee Gordon was out of the Dodgers lineup Saturday. He probably won't be in the lineup for the next couple of days, either. Manager Don Mattingly figures that sitting Gordon for a few days could help the 24-year-old leadoff hitter slow down the game mentally and catch his breath. Gordon, who is in his first full season as the everyday shortstop, was the only starting position player to not reach base in a 6-5 victory over theSt. Louis Cardinalson Friday.