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December 5, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
They come, they go, and sometimes they come and go in a hurry. Say hasta la vista to left-hander Randy Choate, who reportedly signed a three-year deal with the Cardinals on Wednesday for $7.5 million . Which goes to show you, those Richie Rich Dodgers are not going to sign every free agent they desire. Choate came over in a midseason trade with Hanley Ramirez from the Marlins, and like deadline-acquisition Shane Victorino from the previous day, has now shown to be a simple two-month rental.
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November 12, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
J.P. Howell, one of the top left-handed relievers in the major leagues last season, said Tuesday that 15 teams have expressed interest in him and that he hopes to sign a three-year deal. "That's what I'm looking for," Howell said. Howell said his first choice in free agency is to return to the Dodgers. Beyond that, he said, he has only one preference. "Just a contender," he said. "I don't care where it is. It can be in Egypt. " Left-handed relievers Jeremy Affeldt and Randy Choate secured three-year contracts last winter.
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November 23, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Randy Choate , 36, reliever Final 2012 stats: 0-0, 3.03 ERA, one save, 1.22 WHIP, .206 opponent batting average, 80 games and 38 2/3 innings. Contract status: Free agent. The good: His 80 games tied three others for the most relief appearances in the majors. He had a 2.12 ERA against left-handed batters, who hit just .159 against him. He is still very good as a specialist against left-handed hitters, and allowed runs in only one of his last 13 appearances and had a 2.89 ERA in his last 30 appearances (9 1/3 innings)
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October 24, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
BOSTON -- Play the percentages. Keep the players comfortable in their roles. Follow those two guidelines, and you are well on your way to a high approval rating as a major league manager. Mike Matheny brushed them aside, at a critical moment of Game 2 of the World Series. The manager of the St. Louis Cardinals played his hunch instead, and the Cardinals flew home 4-2 winners. The Cardinals raise their fireballers right. They threw 149 pitches Thursday, and a rookie threw every one of them.
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November 12, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
J.P. Howell, one of the top left-handed relievers in the major leagues last season, said Tuesday that 15 teams have expressed interest in him and that he hopes to sign a three-year deal. "That's what I'm looking for," Howell said. Howell said his first choice in free agency is to return to the Dodgers. Beyond that, he said, he has only one preference. "Just a contender," he said. "I don't care where it is. It can be in Egypt. " Left-handed relievers Jeremy Affeldt and Randy Choate secured three-year contracts last winter.
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October 29, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Seven Dodgers off their 2012 roster became free agents Monday. All seven - Bobby Abreu, Joe Blanton, Randy Choate, Adam Kennedy, Brandon League, Shane Victorino and Jamey Wright - could be gone, though the Dodgers are making efforts to bring back all three relievers. General Manager Ned Colletti told The Times' Dylan Hernandez last week he was optimistic the Dodgers would be able to re-sign League , who had a 2.30 ERA, six saves and a 2-1 record in 28 games with the Dodgers.
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December 7, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's the return of the Daily Dodger in Review after a brief lapse during the winter meetings … SCOTT ELBERT , 27, reliever Final 2012 stats: 1-1, 2.20 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 8.0 strikeouts and 3.6 walks per nine innings in 32 2/3 innings. Contract status: Under team control. The good: Had an ERA of 0.54 at home. Curiously, held right-handed hitters to a .170 batting average. For the first half of the season, was the Dodgers' only left-handed reliever. After a mediocre start, had an ERA of 0.83 in his last 26 appearances, allowing only two earned runs.
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October 24, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
BOSTON -- Play the percentages. Keep the players comfortable in their roles. Follow those two guidelines, and you are well on your way to a high approval rating as a major league manager. Mike Matheny brushed them aside, at a critical moment of Game 2 of the World Series. The manager of the St. Louis Cardinals played his hunch instead, and the Cardinals flew home 4-2 winners. The Cardinals raise their fireballers right. They threw 149 pitches Thursday, and a rookie threw every one of them.
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August 12, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
— While Hanley Ramirez is saying he wishes the Dodgers could have played the three games against his former team in one day, reliever Randy Choate doesn't seem to want to leave Florida. Acquired in the same deal that sent Ramirez to the Dodgers, Choate has spent time in the Miami Marlins' clubhouse in each of the first two games of this series. The left-hander asked Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen permission to visit his former teammates. "The goodbyes were rushed the first time because I had to get out of there so fast," Choate said of the day of the trade.
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July 25, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Cleveland — The Angels reportedly remain interested in San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell , but they could turn their attention to the Marlins, who are prepared to deal relievers Leo Nunez and Randy Choate . The Marlins are scouting the Angels closely, with assistant general manager Mark Wiley following the team from Baltimore to Cleveland this week. And while Nunez, who has 28 saves and is in the final two months of a $3.65-million deal, would provide depth at the back of the Angels' bullpen, the two teams don't appear to match up. Florida is looking for a third baseman or a center fielder and the best the Angels could offer would be a deal built around either Alberto Callaspo or Maicer Izturis . The Marlins are likely to get much more elsewhere, but it is curious that Izturis played in the first four games of the trip, the first time he's played four consecutive days in more than a month.
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December 7, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's the return of the Daily Dodger in Review after a brief lapse during the winter meetings … SCOTT ELBERT , 27, reliever Final 2012 stats: 1-1, 2.20 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 8.0 strikeouts and 3.6 walks per nine innings in 32 2/3 innings. Contract status: Under team control. The good: Had an ERA of 0.54 at home. Curiously, held right-handed hitters to a .170 batting average. For the first half of the season, was the Dodgers' only left-handed reliever. After a mediocre start, had an ERA of 0.83 in his last 26 appearances, allowing only two earned runs.
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December 5, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
They come, they go, and sometimes they come and go in a hurry. Say hasta la vista to left-hander Randy Choate, who reportedly signed a three-year deal with the Cardinals on Wednesday for $7.5 million . Which goes to show you, those Richie Rich Dodgers are not going to sign every free agent they desire. Choate came over in a midseason trade with Hanley Ramirez from the Marlins, and like deadline-acquisition Shane Victorino from the previous day, has now shown to be a simple two-month rental.
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November 23, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Randy Choate , 36, reliever Final 2012 stats: 0-0, 3.03 ERA, one save, 1.22 WHIP, .206 opponent batting average, 80 games and 38 2/3 innings. Contract status: Free agent. The good: His 80 games tied three others for the most relief appearances in the majors. He had a 2.12 ERA against left-handed batters, who hit just .159 against him. He is still very good as a specialist against left-handed hitters, and allowed runs in only one of his last 13 appearances and had a 2.89 ERA in his last 30 appearances (9 1/3 innings)
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October 29, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Seven Dodgers off their 2012 roster became free agents Monday. All seven - Bobby Abreu, Joe Blanton, Randy Choate, Adam Kennedy, Brandon League, Shane Victorino and Jamey Wright - could be gone, though the Dodgers are making efforts to bring back all three relievers. General Manager Ned Colletti told The Times' Dylan Hernandez last week he was optimistic the Dodgers would be able to re-sign League , who had a 2.30 ERA, six saves and a 2-1 record in 28 games with the Dodgers.
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August 12, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
— While Hanley Ramirez is saying he wishes the Dodgers could have played the three games against his former team in one day, reliever Randy Choate doesn't seem to want to leave Florida. Acquired in the same deal that sent Ramirez to the Dodgers, Choate has spent time in the Miami Marlins' clubhouse in each of the first two games of this series. The left-hander asked Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen permission to visit his former teammates. "The goodbyes were rushed the first time because I had to get out of there so fast," Choate said of the day of the trade.
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July 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
As was promised by their new owners, this appears to be a new era for the Dodgers. The Dodgers made one of the most significant and stunning trades in the history of the franchise late Tuesday, acquiring three-time all-star Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been formally announced. In exchange for Ramirez and left-handed reliever Randy Choate, the Dodgers sent rookie starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor-league pitcher Scott McGough to the Marlins.
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July 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
As was promised by their new owners, this appears to be a new era for the Dodgers. The Dodgers made one of the most significant and stunning trades in the history of the franchise late Tuesday, acquiring three-time all-star Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been formally announced. In exchange for Ramirez and left-handed reliever Randy Choate, the Dodgers sent rookie starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor-league pitcher Scott McGough to the Marlins.
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September 28, 2009 | Associated Press
Fernando Perez squeezed home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, completing Tampa Bay's comeback from a 5-0 deficit for a 7-6 victory that spoiled Texas' home finale and pushed the Rangers to the brink of elimination in the AL West. The Rays scored three runs in the eighth and four in the ninth to drop Texas six games behind the Angels with seven to play. The Rangers play four games at Angel Stadium starting tonight. Randy Choate (1-0) got the win and Lance Cormier earned the save.
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July 25, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Cleveland — The Angels reportedly remain interested in San Diego Padres closer Heath Bell , but they could turn their attention to the Marlins, who are prepared to deal relievers Leo Nunez and Randy Choate . The Marlins are scouting the Angels closely, with assistant general manager Mark Wiley following the team from Baltimore to Cleveland this week. And while Nunez, who has 28 saves and is in the final two months of a $3.65-million deal, would provide depth at the back of the Angels' bullpen, the two teams don't appear to match up. Florida is looking for a third baseman or a center fielder and the best the Angels could offer would be a deal built around either Alberto Callaspo or Maicer Izturis . The Marlins are likely to get much more elsewhere, but it is curious that Izturis played in the first four games of the trip, the first time he's played four consecutive days in more than a month.
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