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April 3, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers have made their final roster decisions, at least until the next time, informing infielder Justin Sellers and reliever Josh Lindblom they will be on the team to start the season. That leaves the Dodgers with a light-hitting, infield-heavy bench. Enough so that Manager Don Mattingly said it will mean Jerry Hairston Jr. will now be viewed more as an outfielder. Sellers beat out Josh Fields, who faded badly, and infielder Luis Cruz. Sellers can play second, third and short.
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May 10, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Think all those players who come and go as Dodgers go on to great things with other organizations? Not hardly. Here's a look at the players who spent time with the Dodgers last season who are no longer with the club, and what they're up to now. James Loney, Superman of all first basemen aside, mostly they're not tearing it up. The list: Bobby Abreu: Out of baseball, reportedly in Venezuela and mulling over 2014 comeback, when he'll be...
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April 5, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
SAN DIEGO -- Not a bad couple of days for a guy who wasn't even supposed to be on the Dodgers' roster. But Ted Lilly is lost to a stiff neck to start the season, and on the final day they can add a reliever to the team, they tell Josh Lindblom he'll be on the opening-day roster. Then opening day arrives Thursday, Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw is sick and can go only three innings, and the call goes to Lindblom. Who throws two scoreless innings and picks up the victory. “It's been an awesome 48 hours,” the 24-year-old Lindblom said.
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March 7, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Ah, and so it goes. The constant watch. The crossing of fingers and hopeful talk. Or as Vin Scully put it, “the sword of Damocles” that hangs over Chad Billingsley and his elbow with each outing. Billingsley elected not to have reconstructive Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in the off-season, instead attempting to let the minor ligament tear heal as well as possible and strengthen his arm and elbow. There is risk involved, but Billingsley has reported no setbacks in his bid to return to form.
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November 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
JOSH LINDBLOM , 25, relief pitcher Final 2012 stats: 3-5, 3.55 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, one save in four opportunities, .232 opponents batting average, 8.9 strikeouts per inning pitches in 74 games. Contract status: Under Phillies team control. The good: He was 2-2 with a 3.05 ERA with the Dodgers before they dealt him to the Phillies at the trading deadline. Looked like he was becoming comfortable in a relief role, after mostly being used as a starter in the minors.
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December 8, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Josh Lindblom, traveling man. Lindblom, the hard-throwing and well-liked right-handed reliever, is packing again. Traded by the Dodgers to the Phillies for Shane Victorino at the July 31 trading deadline, Lindblom was moved again Saturday. The Phillies traded him to the Texas Rangers for Michael Young, whom they plan to play at third base. Hmm, who else do we know who could use a third baseman? The Phillies wanted Lindblom as a set-up man, but he had mixed results (4.63 earned-run average, 1.54 WHIP in 26 games)
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July 30, 2011
DODGERS Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA; Albuquerque; 56-50; OF Jay Gibbons hitting .407/.500/.611 in July. AA; Chattanooga; 55-48; Josh Lindblom's 16 saves rank 3rd in the Southern League. A; Rancho Cucamonga; 58-45; OF Angelo Songco has nine homers, 26 RBIs in July. A; Great Lakes; 57-44; RHP Ryan Christenson has allowed 44 runs in last 44 2/3 innings. R; Ogden; 22-14; RHP Yimi Garcia is 4-1, 2.76 with 40 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings.
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April 8, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO — These are like the good old days again for the Dodgers. Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are hitting. Kemp hit his second home run of the season in the Dodgers' 8-4 defeat to the San Diego Padres on Sunday, a two-run shot in the sixth inning to center field in spacious Petco Park. Ethier hit his first home run, a two-run blast to right field in the ninth. "Both of us are going to need to step up and do some things to help this team win," Kemp said. "The team counts on us to drive in runs.
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July 31, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Hunter Pence looks to be following former Philadelphia Phillies teammate Shane Victorino to the National League West. Moments after the Dodgers' trade for Victorino was announced Tuesday morning, USA Today reported that Pence will be on the move to the San Francisco Giants, citing a anonymous source. The Phillies will receive pitching prospect Tommy Joseph in exchange for Pence, according to KPIX-TV in San Francisco, after already receiving a pair of pitchers from the Dodgers - Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin - in the Victorino deal.
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December 9, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Teenage pitching prospect Shohei Otani announced his intention to start his professional career in his native Japan and sign with the Nippon-Ham Fighters. Otani, 18, had previously said he would to come to the United States and the Dodgers were confident they would sign him. The right-hander said he still wants to pitch in the major leagues one day. “I would eventually like to go to the major leagues,” Otani said Sunday . “It's a place I admire. I would like the Fighters to teach me the road to get there.” Otani, who's armed with a fastball in the 100 mph range, said in October that he intended to sign with a major league team rather than play in Japan.
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December 9, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
A person familiar with the trade said the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers. Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause on Saturday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been announced. The Phillies are sending right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers to get Young, who fills a void at third base.
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December 9, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf? Apparently everybody. The Dodgers are planning to take over the universe, or at least that portion that resides in Major League Baseball. And if the rest of baseball only suspected or feared the possibility, it's all out there now. The Dodgers had what you might consider a pretty good weekend. They huffed and they puffed, and then went out and landed two more starting pitchers. Which only gives them eight, but who's counting? Not these guys.
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December 9, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Teenage pitching prospect Shohei Otani announced his intention to start his professional career in his native Japan and sign with the Nippon-Ham Fighters. Otani, 18, had previously said he would to come to the United States and the Dodgers were confident they would sign him. The right-hander said he still wants to pitch in the major leagues one day. “I would eventually like to go to the major leagues,” Otani said Sunday . “It's a place I admire. I would like the Fighters to teach me the road to get there.” Otani, who's armed with a fastball in the 100 mph range, said in October that he intended to sign with a major league team rather than play in Japan.
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December 8, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are making significant progress toward a contract with free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke . If Greinke signs with the Dodgers, he would get a six-year, $145-million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Greinke , 29, is the clear-cut No. 1 starting pitcher in this free-agent class and is also believed to be pursued by the Texas Rangers. Over nine major league seasons, Greinke is 91-78 with a 3.77 earned-run average.
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December 8, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Josh Lindblom, traveling man. Lindblom, the hard-throwing and well-liked right-handed reliever, is packing again. Traded by the Dodgers to the Phillies for Shane Victorino at the July 31 trading deadline, Lindblom was moved again Saturday. The Phillies traded him to the Texas Rangers for Michael Young, whom they plan to play at third base. Hmm, who else do we know who could use a third baseman? The Phillies wanted Lindblom as a set-up man, but he had mixed results (4.63 earned-run average, 1.54 WHIP in 26 games)
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November 21, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
SHANE VICTORINO , 32 next week, outfielder Final 2012 stats: .255 batting average, 11 homers, 55 RBI, 39 stolen bases and .321 and .383 on-base and slugging percentages. Contract status: Free agent. The good: Brought stability by becoming everyday left-fielder. Still a scrappy, high-energy player. His 15 stolen bases in just 53 games were still the second-highest for a Dodger. Covered a lot of ground and committed only one error. The bad: Much like his ex-Phillies teammate Joe Blanton, it's hardly that Victorino bombed, it's just that he badly failed to provide the lift that was hoped for. And that in itself was highly disappointing.
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March 30, 2010
Colorado 3, Dodgers 1 AT THE PLATE: With only one projected starter in their lineup, the Dodgers were one for 11 with runners in scoring position. ON THE MOUND: Josh Lindblom had a rough first inning, as he gave up four hits, including a two-run home run to Todd Helton. Lindblom pitched five innings and was charged with three runs and eight hits. EXTRA BASES: Jamey Carroll is quietly having a solid spring. Starting at third base, he was three for four to improve his average to .370.
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November 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
JUAN RIVERA , 34, outfielder/first baseman Final 2012 stats: .244 batting average, nine home runs, 47 runs batted in, 30 runs, .286 on-base and .375 slugging percentages in 310 at-bats. Contract status: Free agent. The good: His nine homers were actually the fifth-highest total by a Dodger. Played both left field and first base, and though he hardly excelled at either, he approached adequate and gave the Dodgers needed flexibility. Basically quiet, as never a problem in the clubhouse.
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November 5, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Come one, come all! The more the merrier. The Dodgers can always find another chair in their conference room. When team part-owner and Chief Executive Stan Kasten first observed the Dodgers' organization and stated that he thought the front office was thin in places, little did anyone realize how much he meant thin in management. On Monday the Dodgers added yet another to General Manager Ned Colletti's stable of baseball minds, hiring veteran Pat Corrales as a special assistant.
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