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October 4, 2001 | Paul Gutierrez
Dan Evans' first official move as new Dodger General Manager on Wednesday was renewing the contracts of Manager Jim Tracy's coaching staff for the 2002 season, giving the rookie manager a modicum of continuity to work with this winter and next year.
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June 23, 2005 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
It's a big word for a relatively minor injury -- chondromalacia. But it was serious enough to sideline Dodger outfielder J.D. Drew on Wednesday, and it could keep him out for several days. The condition in Drew's left knee was diagnosed after an MRI exam. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, chondromalacia is a softening of the tissue in the kneecap.
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November 21, 2000 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Clark and Jim Colborn have emerged as the leading candidates to become the hitting and pitching coaches under new Dodger Manager Jim Tracy, sources said Monday night. Details were still being finalized, but an announcement that each has agreed to a two-year contract could be made today, the sources said. Clark, who will be replacing Rick Down, served last year as the hitting coach for the Dodgers' Class-A affiliate at San Bernardino.
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June 8, 2003 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Paul Lo Duca hopes a little work with bullpen coach Jim Lett goes a long way toward helping him break out of his defensive funk. Lo Duca, who has committed more errors than any other National League catcher, spent a few days recently working with Lett on his arm angle while attempting to throw out baserunners. "He's gotten into a little bit of a rut where he was throwing the ball too much over his head," Lett said of Lo Duca, who has made 10 of his 11 errors at catcher.
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October 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jim Tracy was fired as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday after two seasons filled with long losing streaks and little discernible progress. Tracy's patience and back-patting weren't enough to turn around the Pirates. He produced records of 67-95 in 2006 and 68-94 this season, the shortest run of any non-interim Pirates manager since Bill Virdon was fired late into his second season in 1973.
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January 15, 2005 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
The Dodgers continue to be on the forefront of hiring women in front-office positions, promoting Emily Christy to general manager of the Class A Vero Beach Dodgers. In addition to the Florida State League team, Christy, 28, is responsible for the Dodger rookie Gulf Coast League team and extended spring training program. A Princeton graduate, Christy has risen quickly after joining the Dodgers as an intern 13 months ago.
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November 9, 2000 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Riggleman, a former major league manager, and Jim Lett have joined the Dodger coaching staff, the club announced Wednesday. Riggleman will be the bench coach for Manager Jim Tracy, who has no managing experience in the majors, and Lett the bullpen coach. Riggleman managed the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. The Cubs fired Riggleman after finishing with a National League-worst 67-95 record in 1999, and he coached for the Cleveland Indians last season.
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May 13, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
In describing the setback he has suffered while recovering from a strained muscle in his right elbow, Andy Ashby said it was the result of his overworking the throwing arm. "Apparently, it wasn't a very good idea on my part," Ashby said. "I thought it was healing faster than it was." Ashby, 33, has been on the disabled list since April 16 and was thought to be making progress until team trainers advised him to stop throwing and concentrate on strengthening the arm this past week.
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June 23, 2005 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Half the experience in the lineup was erased by the thumb of an umpire. But the fire lighted by Jeff Kent smoldered well after his sixth-inning ejection, long enough for the Dodgers to extinguish a season-long eight-game losing streak in a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night at Petco Park. "We've been scrapping for a while," Kent said. "We were able to score runs and do what it took to win." It took the unexpected.
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June 16, 2005 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Even as the Dodgers ponder the prospect of summer without closer Eric Gagne, General Manager Paul DePodesta said the acquisition of a starting pitcher remains his priority in trade talks. The Dodgers put Gagne on the disabled list Wednesday, but team physician Frank Jobe deferred until next week a decision on whether to recommend surgery for the partially torn ligament in Gagne's right elbow.
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