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May 3, 2001 | From Associated Press
Former Dodger Ramon Martinez retired Wednesday after making four ineffective starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Martinez was 0-2 with an 8.62 earned-run average, failing to last past the fifth inning in any start. The Pirates signed Martinez late in spring training after three starters went down with injuries. He was 0-3 with a 5.83 ERA in five spring starts with the Dodgers, but was released after failing to win the fifth spot in their rotation.
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October 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Dodgers have participated in the National League division series seven times. Here's how they fared: 1981 Dodgers 3, Houston 2 In the first NLDS - held because the season was split in two by a players' strike - the Dodgers rallied from a 2-0 series deficit to win the final three games at Dodger Stadium. Jerry Reuss outpitched Nolan Ryan, 4-0, in Game 5. Steve Garvey was the batting star, hitting .368 with two home runs. 1995 Cincinnati 3, Dodgers 0 The Reds outclassed the Dodgers, outscoring them 22-7.
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March 2, 1999 | Associated Press
The Boston Red Sox have one thing no other team can offer free agent Ramon Martinez as he recovers from shoulder surgery: his brother Pedro. "To the extent that Ramon wants to pitch with his brother, he's got to come here," Boston General Manager Dan Duquette said with a laugh. "That and several million dollars will sign the pitcher." The Red Sox may not be too far away from doing that.
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August 24, 2013
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? HITTERS Mike Scioscia - Manager of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Franklin Stubbs - Hitting coach, triple-A Albuquerque. Steve Sax - First-base coach, Arizona Diamondbacks. Alfredo Griffin - First-base coach, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Jeff Hamilton - Mortgage banker, Fenton, Mich. Kirk Gibson - Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks. John Shelby - Coach, Milwaukee Brewers Mike Marshall - Commissioner, Pacific Assn. independent league.
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April 9, 2001 | Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Pirates are pursuing free-agent right-hander Ramon Martinez and want to sign the former Dodger pitcher within the next few days. General Manager Cam Bonifay said on his weekly radio show Sunday he was "optimistic" about signing Martinez, released last month after the Dodgers decided that Eric Gagne would be their fifth starter. If the Pirates sign Martinez, Bonifay said he should be ready to move into the rotation by the end of the week.
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March 25, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE
Ramon Martinez will not immediately have a magnetic resonance imaging test on his right shoulder. He persuaded the Dodgers that his shoulder was fine during a closed-door meeting with Manager Tom Lasorda Tuesday in Vero Beach, Fla., and remains on the schedule as the opening-day starter April 6 at Dodger Stadium against the San Francisco Giants. "I asked him if his arm was fine. He said his arm was fine, and that was good enough for me," Lasorda said. "I just want to make sure everything was OK.
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February 26, 1988 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
Ramon Martinez, supposedly the next young Dodger pitching sensation to emerge from relative obscurity in Latin America, is the physical antithesis of Fernando Valenzuela, phenom emeritus. He is 19, 6 feet 4 inches and 170 pounds. Somewhere within that thin frame--yes, he's even skinnier than Orel Hershiser--Martinez has smuggled in from his native Dominican Republic an overpowering fastball and an impressive assortment of other pitches.
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February 13, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The street outside Ramon Martinez's new house is really just an unpaved alley dotted with gravel, craters, rubble and the occasional steaming mound of dirt. The street is unmarked and isolated, separated from the main road by several cluttered blocks lined with men playing dominoes and loud stereos. The music is salsa, the atmosphere is chaos. Yet none of it stops the children. Every afternoon, with their thin sticks, rubber balls and dreams, they gather outside Martinez's wrought-iron gate.
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January 3, 2001 | JASON REID and JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Dodgers have agreed to terms with free-agent right-hander Ramon Martinez on a incentive-laden $5-million, one-year contract, a move that could open the door for Johnny Damon to become their leadoff batter and center fielder. The signing of Martinez, a former Dodger who turns 33 on March 22, might enable the Dodgers to trade second-year starter Eric Gagne to Kansas City for Damon, one of baseball's best leadoff batters.
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August 15, 1990 | From Associated Press
Howard Johnson drove in four runs and had three hits Tuesday night as the New York Mets beat the Dodgers, 9-8, in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the Mets' eighth consecutive victory over the Dodgers. Dwight Gooden (12-6) pitched ineffectively for his third consecutive start but increased his career record against the Dodgers to 12-1. Gooden, who has won nine of his last 10 decisions overall, gave up seven runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
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July 14, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The distance between the frontyard of Ricky and David Nolasco's boyhood home in Rialto and the mound at Dodger Stadium is best measured in dreams. "Pitching at Dodger Stadium, that's it," David says, "that's all we ever talked about. " As a grade-schooler, Ricky would pull on a Dodgers T-shirt and mimic the windup of his favorite pitchers, Ramon Martinez and Chan Ho Park. David would dig in at the plate like Eric Karros and swing at whatever Ricky threw - a tennis ball, a whiffle ball or a newspaper wrapped with electrical tape.
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December 17, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Get out your minor league scorecards. The Dodgers announced coaching assignments for their seven minor league teams Monday. In truth, there was no singularly significant assignment, but the usual shuffle of coaches. Ex-Dodger Jody Reed, who served last season as the organization's infielder coordinator, is going back to managing and will lead double-A Chattanooga. He has previously managed the Dodgers' rookie-level Arizona League Dodgers and Gulf Coast League Yankees, winning league manager of the year at both stops.
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September 20, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
An organization that once set the standard for pitching, the Dodgers went more than two decades without a 20-game winner. The wait ended Tuesday night. Beating two-time Cy Young Award recipient Tim Lincecum for the fourth time this season and holding the San Francisco Giants to six hits in 71/3 innings, Clayton Kershaw won his 20th game in a 2-1 victory at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw, 23, became the first Dodger to win 20 games since Ramon Martinez was 20-6 in 1990. "This is a great organization and we've had some pretty awesome pitchers come through here, so I don't take it lightly," said Kershaw, who improved to 20-5.
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September 20, 2007 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
DENVER -- Rafael Furcal's tight lower back was improved Wednesday but not enough for the shortstop to play. And the Dodgers aren't sure when he'll return to the lineup. "It doesn't seem to be real serious," trainer Stan Conte said. "But there's definitely tightness in his low back. It's not radiating. It's not anything that looks like a nerve or a disk. "It just looks some muscle tightness and some joint irritation."
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August 15, 2007 | T.J. SIMERS
The last we saw of Nomar Garciaparra on Monday night, he was really upset, bat in hand and Mariano Duncan restraining him -- as if there were any chance of Garciaparra hitting the home plate umpire or anything else these days. On Tuesday, the Choking Dogs announced they were putting Garciaparra on the disabled list, making one wonder if Duncan had somehow injured Garciaparra, and if so, maybe the Dogs should have him start holding back Mark Hendrickson, Olmedo Saenz and Ramon Martinez.
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May 6, 2007 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
There's nothing unusual about Willy Aybar's locker, which sits near the end of a row facing the door in the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse. Four pairs of cleats and two pairs of athletic shoes are neatly aligned near the floor, and Mizuno bats rest on each side. A pair of socks with Aybar's No. 14 penned on them in ink dangle from a hook, and a home white jersey, uniform pants and a navy blue Braves windbreaker hang inside the locker.
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June 22, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cheers have finally arrived in Dodger Stadium for Mike Piazza, whose three-run, 400-foot shot Monday night deep into the left-field pavilion and a two-run single sealed the Dodgers' 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros. It was Piazza's 15th home run, the fifth in his last six games. And the cheers returned from a crowd of 48,436 for Ramon Martinez, who pitched a two-hitter in his second shutout of the season.
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August 12, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Manager Tom Lasorda was the last one out of the clubhouse Thursday, and who knows how many more times he will make that exit? Who knows anything? The Dodgers, after beating the Cincinnati Reds, 2-0, with an exceptional complete game by Ramon Martinez, returned to Los Angeles as a team, but that concept ended around midnight. Today, it's the players on one side and management on the other, as the players' strike gets under way. "You know when we will feel it?" Lasorda asked.
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August 30, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
It took 4 hours and 54 minutes, 16 innings, 15 pitchers, 11 runs and 30 hits, but finally, after Tuesday had slipped into Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, seldom-used utility player Ramon Martinez hit the first pitch in the bottom of the 16th into the left-field seats to give the Dodgers a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
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August 4, 2006 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
That barely broken-in first baseman's mitt tucked in the corner of Jeff Kent's locker? He probably won't need it after all. Plans for the Dodgers' slugger to be activated from the disabled list this weekend were put on hold because he felt discomfort in his left oblique muscle after taking batting practice the last three days. "It's a dull pull," he said. "I still feel it when I tie my shoes, put on my underwear or lift my suitcase."
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