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March 18, 1985 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
With it too wet to pitch at the mound area known as "the strings" Sunday morning, Rick Honeycutt went into the Dodgertown shed to test his left shoulder. When he came out, after throwing for 10 minutes, Honeycutt said his shoulder felt "as good as it has all spring."
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO -- Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt isn't certain the Dodgers' trip to Australia is to blame for Clayton Kershaw's injury, but he wouldn't rule it out. In Honeycutt's view, the trip itself wasn't the problem. Rather, it was how the Dodgers' training camp was shortened. “I would love for a starter to have a minimum of five starts in spring-training games,” Honeycutt said. Kershaw made four starts in exhibition games. Kershaw first felt discomfort in his back muscle in his opening-day start in Australia.
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June 13, 1986 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Tony Perez of the Cincinnati Reds had trouble believing his 45-year-old eyes. A day later, the Dodgers' Enos Cabell still was laughing at the puzzled expression Perez had been wearing when he reached first base and turned to stare at Dodger pitcher Rick Honeycutt. "Tony said, 'What was that?' " Cabell recalled. "I said, 'Honey's throwing a knuckler.' "Perez said he thought it was a spitter. Honey's been known to throw a spitter."
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June 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times
Not long ago pitcher Chad Billingsley was chatting with Don Mattingly when the Dodgers manager asked him: " 'Chad, do you ever get tired about answering the questions? Because I get tired of answering the questions,'" Mattingly recalled. "And he said, 'I'm used to it now.'" The recurring questions boil down to: Will Billingsley ever again come close to winning 16 games in a season as he did early in his career in 2008? . . . Or is he destined to remain the .500 or so pitcher he's been ever since?
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December 22, 1988
Left-handed reliever Rick Honeycutt, whom the Oakland Athletics acquired from the Dodgers in 1987, signed a 1-year contract with the A's, reportedly taking a pay cut despite a strong season.
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March 5, 1986
Pitching coach Ron Perranoski has set his rotation for the Dodgers' first four exhibition games. Rick Honeycutt will pitch Saturday's opener against Houston at Kissimmee. On Sunday, Fernando Valenzuela will face the Astros here in a game that will be televised to Los Angeles. Orel Hershiser will pitch Monday against Boston here, and Bob Welch will go Tuesday against Cincinnati at Tampa.
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March 21, 1991 | Associated Press
Bob Boone, who has caught more games than anyone in major league history--2,225--may not catch any more. The Seattle Mariners said Wednesday that they will not offer Boone, 43, a contract for this season. Boone was invited to camp as a nonroster player. He got into five exhibition games and was hitless in nine at-bats. "They told me last week that it didn't look like they would keep me," Boone said. . . .
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October 8, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Atlanta Braves think it's silly. They don't understand why anyone would say such a thing, least of all veteran St. Louis Cardinal reliever Rick Honeycutt. But if the Cardinals want to play that game . . . And what was it Honeycutt said? "I'm tried of seeing that chop every year," Honeycutt said. "Let's show Atlanta where they can stick that tomahawk." The remark made headlines in Atlanta, where the Cardinals and Braves will open their league championship series Wednesday night.
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December 18, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
When Rick Honeycutt, the left-handed pitcher, came over to the Dodgers from the Texas Rangers in 1983, the town was ready for him--with bared fangs. They had seen this act before in L.A: Pitcher with big reputation in the other league comes over to where they play real baseball and he suddenly can't get anybody out. There had been the celebrated signing of a pitcher named Dave Goltz who had been a 20-game winner with Minnesota. With the Dodgers, he was Dave Goat--7-11 and 2-7.
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March 9, 1986 | GORDON EDES, Times Statt Writer
Rick Honeycutt forgot his uniform jersey Saturday, so he borrowed Ken Howell's. While Howell's jersey made for a passable fit, Honeycutt would have looked impressive in a T-shirt and cutoffs Saturday as he pitched three strong innings in the Dodgers' 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros in their exhibition opener here. Honeycutt, trying to prove he's over the shoulder miseries that contributed to an 8-12 record last season, limited the Astros to one hit, a first-inning single by Terry Puhl.
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March 14, 2012 | By Jim Peltz and Bill Shaikin
Reporting from Phoenix — A new season beckons with an old question: Can Chad Billingsley be a more consistent winner for the Dodgers? The right-hander is coming off an 11-11 season with a 4.21 earned-run average, his third consecutive year of being on or near the .500 mark in wins and losses. Billingsley, 27, particularly struggled on the road last year, with a record of 5-7 and a 5.34 ERA. "Bills is obviously looking to — I won't say rebound — but be better than what he was last year," Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said.
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February 22, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers walked out of their clubhouse and onto the practice fields Tuesday at Camelback Ranch for their first full-squad workout of the spring with several questions lingering in the background. How serious are owner Frank McCourt's financial problems? Will this be the year Matt Kemp realizes his potential? Who will play in left field? Does Casey Blake have anything left in the tank? But the question that could most affect the Dodgers this season might be the one concerning the team's quietest player.
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August 5, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
There was a Ronald Belisario sighting Thursday. Watched by a crowd that included Manager Joe Torre , General Manager Ned Colletti and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt , Belisario took the mound at Dodger Stadium and threw a 25-pitch bullpen session. "Getting close," Colletti said. Belisario hasn't pitched in a month. The hard-throwing reliever was placed on the restricted list July 7, a move that removed him from the 40-man roster. The Dodgers said Belisario left the team for personal reasons, but The Times reported he was receiving treatment in a substance-abuse program.
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May 13, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter and Baxter Holmes
The clubhouse is all but empty when Rick Honeycutt reports to work. It's six hours before the first pitch, but he's already pressed for time. The Dodgers' pitching coach has two hours of video to review from the previous night's game before he can start preparing for that night's opponent. "I can't count the number of times I've walked past that video room and his back is to the door in front of the video screen," reserve catcher Brad Ausmus said. It's a job done largely in isolation.
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April 8, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Pittsburgh -- The cosmos appeared to be conspiring against Chad Billingsley again. His first start of the season fell on a day when the Dodgers rested five of their regular starters. Weather services forecast rain. And in the fifth inning, a situation called for pitching coach Rick Honeycutt to visit the mound. Then, a miracle. Manager Joe Torre emerged from the dugout instead. Several words and a few nods later, Billingsley struck out Ryan Doumit to leave men stranded on first and second.
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October 8, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Atlanta Braves think it's silly. They don't understand why anyone would say such a thing, least of all veteran St. Louis Cardinal reliever Rick Honeycutt. But if the Cardinals want to play that game . . . And what was it Honeycutt said? "I'm tried of seeing that chop every year," Honeycutt said. "Let's show Atlanta where they can stick that tomahawk." The remark made headlines in Atlanta, where the Cardinals and Braves will open their league championship series Wednesday night.
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February 26, 1986 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Rick Honeycutt, who came down here knowing he'd be pushed to protect his spot in the Dodgers' starting rotation after finishing with an 8-12 record last season, continued to draw rave notices Tuesday. That's a February tradition, to be sure, but at this time last year Honeycutt was just beginning to come back from off-season shoulder surgery, and continued to experience pain during the season.
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October 4, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN
Dennis Eckersley turned 42 Thursday to catch Rick Honeycutt, the oldest player in the majors. Appropriately, they partied together. Eckersley pitched a perfect ninth inning to save a 5-4 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals over the San Diego Padres after Honeycutt restricted a treacherous San Diego threat to one run in the eighth, an inning in which Tony Gwynn, respecting Honeycutt's slider, chose to sacrifice rather than hit and run.
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March 22, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Left-handed reliever Rick Honeycutt is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery for a slight cartilage tear in his left shoulder, the Oakland Athletics said.
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