October 15, 1992
The Dodgers also announced that third baseman Jeff Hamilton and left-handed pitcher Steve Searcy have elected to test the free-agent market.
April 15, 1991 |
Jeff Hamilton took more than 30 minutes of batting practice in a cage underneath the stands after Sunday's game. He said he is trying to improve not just his swing, but his state of mind after being platooned at third base. "I am just trying to relieve some tension, get rid of some anxiety," Hamilton said. "It's hard when you are not playing. I'm just trying to get into a groove any way I can."
January 24, 1992 |
Relief pitcher Jay Howell and infielders Jeff Hamilton and Mike Sharperson avoided arbitration hearings Thursday, agreeing to one-year contracts with the Dodgers. Howell signed for $2,575,000, Hamilton for $497,500. The figures on Sharperson's contract were not available. Howell had asked for $2.75 million against the Dodgers' offer of $2.4 million. Hamilton had asked for $545,000 and the Dodgers had offered $450,000. Sharperson wanted $675,000 and the Dodgers were offering $500,000.
January 31, 1991
Pitcher Tim Crews, outfielder Stan Javier and third baseman Jeff Hamilton on Wednesday agreed to terms with the Dodgers for 1991 contracts. All three players were eligible for arbitration. Terms were not announced. Crews, a right-handed reliever, was 4-5 with a 2.77 earned-run average in 1990. He appeared in a team-high 66 games. He earned $215,000 in 1990 and had been asking for $790,000 in arbitration in 1991. The Dodgers had offered $550,000. The switch-hitting Javier batted .
May 30, 1987
The Dodger fiasco continues unabated due to the inconsistent managerial style of Tom Lasorda and the obvious inadequacies of Fred Claire. The Dodger center-field problem can be easily remedied by a member of the current squad--Mariano Duncan, because he sure isn't a major league shortstop. Dave Anderson, who was groomed as the heir apparent to Bill Russell, should be given his chance. He couldn't be worse than Duncan. Third base can be turned over to one of the young prospects in the organization and forget the Bill Madlock experiment--his no-field and occasional hitting is ridiculous to endure.
February 24, 1992 |
Jeff Hamilton was so excited about flying here to Vero Beach, Fla., and beginning spring training last week, he left his batting and fielding gloves 1,000 miles away--on the top shelf of the closet at his home in Flint, Mich. When the Dodgers saw that he was in good shape and his left knee felt strong, that excitement was shared. "Jeff Hamilton is going to have to come in here and take that third-base job, nothing is going to be given him," said Fred Claire, Dodger vice president.