December 22, 2013 |
All six of the Dodgers' domestically based minor league affiliates will have new managers next season. The makeover was the byproduct of two significant moves: triple-A manager Lorenzo Bundy was promoted to major league third base coach, and double-A manager Jody Reed joined the New York Yankees as a field coordinator. Here's a list of the Dodgers' managerial assignments: Triple-A Albuquerque: Damon Berryhill Double-A Chattanooga: Razor Shines Class A Rancho Cucamonga: P.J. Forbes Class A Great Lakes: Bill Haselman Rookie Ogden: Lee Tinsley Rookie Arizona: John Shoemaker Of the six managers, Haselman and Tinsley are newcomers to the organization.
December 5, 2013 |
The Angels have signed veteran left-handed relief specialist Clay Rapada to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Rapada, 32, has a 4.06 earned run average in 152 big league games over seven seasons with six teams - the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. He has held left-handers to a .164 average. Rapada spent most of 2013 in triple-A and made only four major league appearances, all with the Indians.
November 28, 2013 |
The Ducks demoted young wings Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly to minor league Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday. Etem and Smith-Pelly each had one goal and two assists for Norfolk on Wednesday night. Coach Bruce Boudreau said though each of the 21-year-olds will benefit from increased playing time, the move is also a reminder of the first-place team's demand for consistency. Etem scored his sixth goal Tuesday, but also let Dallas' Cody Eakin skate past him to score a third-period goal that started the Stars' three-goal blitz in 53 seconds in the Ducks' 6-3 loss.
November 20, 2013 |
The Dodgers got busy with their off-season roster shuffle Wednesday, adding three pitchers to their 40-man. Right-handers Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia and left-hander Jarret Martin were added to the roster. The Dodgers also announced the signings of catcher J.C. Boscan, infielders Brendan Harris and Clint Robinson and left-handed pitcher Daniel Moskos to minor league contracts with an invitation to spring training. None of these moves appears significant now, but someone always emerges from these fairly anonymous off-season maneuvers to see decent playing time.
November 9, 2013 |
Kings center Jarret Stoll skated hard for about an hour at practice Saturday morning, trying to rush back from an upper-body injury that has sidelined him a week. But given the way his replacements played in his absence Saturday night, Stoll might as well take his time. Linden Vey and Tyler Toffoli, minor league linemates called up Nov. 2 following injuries to Stoll and forward Jeff Carter, combined for two goals and two assists to spark the Kings to a surprisingly easy 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
October 23, 2013 |
Hey, their last trade worked out all right. Wild guess, this one won't quite rate up there with the last time the Dodgers and Red Sox hooked up, but both figured to be happy enough about this second-tier deal. The Dodgers had designated triple-A outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment last week after they claimed outfielder Mike Baxter from the Mets. Now they're getting something for Castellanos, trading him Wednesday to the Red Sox for minor league outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash considerations.
October 11, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - If Michael Wacha is the latest man about town in this baseball-crazed town, he hasn't discovered it yet. “I still go to Target,” he said Friday. “I still go to the grocery store. Nobody really notices me or anything like that.” The Dodgers will take notice of Wacha on Saturday, when he starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates took plenty of notice of him in Game 4 of the division series, when Wacha threw 7 1/3 no-hit innings in the Cardinals' 2-1 victory on Monday.
September 4, 2013 |
For seven years in the minor leagues, former Woodland Hills El Camino Real standout Tyler Kolodny did his best trying to move up. He never reached the major leagues. Now he has given up baseball and has switched to football. He's playing for Pierce College this season as a tight end at the age of 25. It will be interesting to see how quickly he can learn to play football. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
August 28, 2013 |
Matt Kemp is expected to play in at least three games for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga as part of a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Kemp will play the first of those games Thursday, when he will be Rancho Cucamonga's designated hitter in their home game against High Desert. Kemp has missed 70 games and has been on the disabled list three times this season. His current DL stint is the result of a sprained left ankle he sustained in a home plate collision in Washington on July 21. Kemp appeared to run without any problems Wednesday, a day after running the bases for the first time since his injury.