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March 22, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Well, he'll always have 2009. But anything resembling that nice season is looking pretty unlikely for reliever Ramon Troncoso after the Dodgers designated him for assignment Thursday to make room for Ronald Belisario on the 40-man roster. Nothing about the move was exactly surprising. Troncoso was out of options and clearly wasn't going to make the team. And Belisario can't start serving his 25-game suspension until he's on the roster Troncoso is 29 and likely to clear waivers, so it's not like he can't return to triple-A, though he may also be ready for a fresh start.
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March 22, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Well, he'll always have 2009. But anything resembling that nice season is looking pretty unlikely for reliever Ramon Troncoso after the Dodgers designated him for assignment Thursday to make room for Ronald Belisario on the 40-man roster. Nothing about the move was exactly surprising. Troncoso was out of options and clearly wasn't going to make the team. And Belisario can't start serving his 25-game suspension until he's on the roster Troncoso is 29 and likely to clear waivers, so it's not like he can't return to triple-A, though he may also be ready for a fresh start.
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April 16, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers were so concerned about Hong-Chih Kuo last week that they told Ramon Troncoso he would be recalled from triple-A Albuquerque. They changed their minds, for a few days anyway. But, after Kuo struggled to loosen up on Friday, the Dodgers put him on the disabled list on Saturday and promoted Troncoso to replace him. The Dodgers said Kuo had a lower back strain, a relatively benign diagnosis for a pitcher who has had four elbow operations. Juan Uribe, off to a slow start, says he's not pressing "The good part is that it isn't the elbow or the shoulder," Manager Don Mattingly said.
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March 15, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Tommy Lasorda is still going strong at age 84. Yahoo Sports' Steve Henson hits it again with this wonderful piece detailing a spring-training day in the life of Lasorda . Henson, describing the scene as Lasorda navigates a golf cart behind a spring batting cage, writes: “This is Lasorda's turf. So is the clubhouse. So is a podium at a corporate banquet or college commencement. So is a dugout. So is the head of a table at a restaurant. But the ballfield during spring training is Lasorda's favorite place of all. “I love to teach the game,” he says.
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May 19, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Good, if not great, pitching helped give the Dodgers nine consecutive wins, their best streak in four years. And bad, if not horrible, pitching took that streak away Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium before 40,138 as the Dodgers fell to the San Diego Padres, 10-5, keeping them from tying the Padres for first place in the National League West. It seemed a matter of time, though, before the Dodgers' well-documented pitching troubles would reemerge after a nine-game hibernation made some forget that such troubles existed.
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July 3, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Outfielder Manny Ramirez wanted to wait until Monday to decide whether to go on the 15-day disabled list, but the Dodgers figured doing so wouldn't be worth playing a man short until then and made the move official. The move was one of several the Dodgers made Saturday. Right-hander Ramon Troncoso was sent to triple-A Albuquerque, and outfielder Xavier Paul and left-hander Travis Schlichting were called up. Ramirez, who was out of the lineup for the third consecutive game because of a strained right hamstring, will be eligible to be activated when the Dodgers return from the All-Star break on July 15 in St. Louis.
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September 10, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
This could be worse. A lot worse. Sure, the Dodgers learned on Wednesday that Randy Wolf wouldn't be able to start their series opener in San Francisco two days later. Sure, Wolf was the latest player added to a growing list of sidelined players that already included Clayton Kershaw, Casey Blake and Jim Thome. And, sure, the Colorado Rockies were still too close in the standings for them to pre-order champagne. But by taking two of three games from the Diamondbacks at Chase Field -- a 4-3 loss on a walk-off walk that Ramon Troncoso issued to Mark Reynolds on Wednesday night prevented a sweep -- the Dodgers moved a step closer to securing a place in the postseason.
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May 29, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night at Wrigley Field left Manager Joe Torre shaking his head. Asked how he was doing, Torre laughed. "I'm doing better now," he said. With Jonathan Broxton unavailable to pitch, replacement closer Ramon Troncoso loaded the bases in the ninth inning, only to strike out Bobby Scales and Jake Fox to record a two-inning save that preserved the win. The Dodgers improved to a season-best 19 games over .
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August 9, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Gone for more than a month because of what the Dodgers and his agent described as personal reasons, reliever Ronald Belisario is set to return for the start of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Belisario was part of the Dodgers' traveling party that departed Los Angeles on Monday, according to a team source who did not have permission to speak publicly. A roster spot for the hard-throwing reliever was opened when the Dodgers optioned Ramon Troncoso to triple-A Albuquerque.
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April 1, 2010
Cleveland 6, Dodgers 3 AT THE PLATE: Manny Ramirez singled, James Loney doubled and both scored on infield outs in the second inning. Blake DeWitt doubled and scored on Rafael Furcal's single in the fifth. ON THE MOUND: Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger, named the Dodgers' fifth starter earlier in the day, gave up a solo homer to Grady Sizemore and walked six but otherwise shut down Cleveland in five innings. Relievers George Sherrill and Ramon Troncoso gave up five runs, three unearned.
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March 6, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
San Francisco Giants 8, Dodgers 4 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier hit his first home run of the spring. Juan Uribe, who batted .204 in his first season with the Dodgers last year, reached base in both of his plate appearances. Uribe singled to left in the second inning and drew a walk in the fourth. Leadoff hitter Dee Gordon demonstrated his speed in the first inning when he hit a grounder to first baseman Brett Pill but beat pitcher Barry Zito to first base for an infield hit. ON THE MOUND: Ted Lilly served up two towering home runs in the first inning, including one to leadoff hitter Melky Cabrera that went out of the ballpark.
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March 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Spring training is a lot like marriage, a constant mix of the good and bad. This guy looks poised for a breakout year, this guy is struggling. This hitter is on fire, this pitcher is melting. The wife is ageless, the husband is resembling a latter Orson Wells. Or something like that. On Day 2 of the Dodgers' 2012 spring season, they naturally received early doses of both good and bad, none of which can be taken too seriously, though that's partly why we love spring training. They lost 8-4 to the Giants Tuesday, which being spring wouldn't even qualify as bad news, except it was against the Giants.
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March 4, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Phoenix -- Who will be the Dodgers' next owner? Will departing owner Frank McCourt refuse to sell the Dodger Stadium parking lots along with the team? Yet for all the questions that remain about their off-the-field situation, the Dodgers are oddly stable in regard to their roster — or, to take the less charitable view, the bankrupt ballclub lacks the depth necessary to create competition. Their 25-man roster is practically set. So is their lineup, batting order and pitching rotation.
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September 28, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
A band of blue-clad fans in the half-empty ballpark were on their feet chanting, "M-V-P!" as Matt Kemp walked back to the Dodgers' bench with his head bowed. Kemp embraced Manager Don Mattingly and walked down the dugout steps. His season was over. His season was special — and almost very special. Kemp hit his 39th home run in the Dodgers' season-ending 7-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, falling one long ball short of becoming the fifth player in major league history to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same season.
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September 4, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Atlanta -- Hong-Chih Kuo said baseball is fun for him again — and so long as his elbow holds up, the former All-Star reliever intends to pitch again next season. "I'll try to pitch," Kuo said. This wasn't always a given. In a season in which he landed on the disabled list because of an anxiety disorder and performed erratically, there were times when Kuo was noncommittal about his future. Kuo, whose earned-run average was 12.46 as recently as July 31, has looked like the Kuo of old in recent weeks.
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June 19, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
With the Dodgers clinging to a one-run lead in hopes of ending a five-game losing streak, Manager Don Mattingly turned to 25-year-old reliever Javy Guerra , who has one month of big league experience. Guerra responded by retiring the Houston Astros in order in the ninth inning Sunday to help the Dodgers win, 1-0, and to earn his second save since being called up from double-A Chattanooga and making his major league debut May 15. Guerra said he tried to have "tunnel vision" and "focus on the strike zone" so as not to think about the danger of the Dodgers' losing streak reaching six games if he'd blown the save.
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February 27, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers 5, Angels 0 At the plate: With the exception of using a designated hitter, the Dodgers fielded what they expect to be their everyday lineup. Rod Barajas hit a solo home run, Rafael Furcal had two hits, Casey Blake had a double and Matt Kemp hit a two-run single. On the mound: John Ely struck out three over two scoreless innings to begin his longshot campaign to make the team. Jon Link also pitched two scoreless innings. Mike MacDougal, Blake Hawksworth, Kenley Jansen, Ramon Troncoso and Juan Rincon all pitched one scoreless inning.
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March 12, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
San Francisco 8, Dodgers 7 Kansas City 19, Dodgers 7 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier hit a bases-loaded triple against San Francisco, one of the Dodgers' split-squad games. Against Kansas City, Trent Oeltjen hit a three-run home run and Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe had run-scoring doubles. ON THE MOUND: It wasn't a banner day for Dodgers pitchers as starter Ted Lilly was tagged for six earned runs in 22/3 innings against Kansas City, and relievers Ron Mahay and Ramon Troncoso each gave up four runs.
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June 12, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Denver The Dodgers won five games in a 10-game trip that ended with a 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday at Coors Field. But they remain five games under .500. Behind Matt Kemp's three home runs in a four-game series in Denver, including one Sunday that gives him 20, the Dodgers scored 33 runs. But they gave up 30. So, what should we make of this? Asked to reflect on the three-city voyage that started with visits to Cincinnati and Philadelphia, Manager Don Mattingly emphasized the level of competition the Dodgers faced and downplayed the downturn in the bullpen's form.
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June 12, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Denver Rubby De La Rosa said he knew how hard he had thrown the ball to strike out Troy Tulowitzki to end the third inning. "Whenever I pitch, I always look," De La Rosa said of the stadium radar gun. In this instance, the pitch registered 100 mph, the first triple-digit clocking by a Dodgers pitcher since Jonathan Broxton in 2009. "That's normal," De La Rosa said, smiling. A stand-in for the sidelined Jon Garland , De La Rosa improved to 3-0 in the Dodgers' 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
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