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April 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK -- Chad Billingsley's reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday evening went as expected, the Dodgers announced. Billingsley won't be the only Dodger spending the coming months recovering from an operation, as reliever Shawn Tolleson is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. Tolleson was called up from triple-A Albuquerque on April 12. He pitched that day in Arizona in relief of longtime friend Clayton Kershaw and walked in two runs.
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November 20, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
SCOTT VAN SLYKE , 27, outfield/first base Final 2013 stats: .240 batting average, seven home runs, 19 RBI, .342 on-base and .465 slugging percentages. Contract status: Under team control. The good: He should give lessons in reinventing yourself. The Dodgers tried the same thing on Van Slyke last year that they did this winter with right-hander Shawn Tolleson (they were the Dodgers' minor league player and pitcher of the year in 2011). Unlike Tolleson, however, no one claimed Van Slyke.
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August 27, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The major moves may be done, but the Dodgers are still fine-tuning. Before Monday's game in Colorado, they called up Josh Wall from triple-A Albuquerque and sent fellow right-handed reliever Shawn Tolleson to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Wall has been on a terrific roll at Albuquerque. He is a perfect nine for nine in save opportunities since the All-Star break, with a 1.98 earned-run average and a .188 opponents batting average. He was called up once previously this season, earning the victory in his only appearance with a scoreless inning against the New York Mets on July 22. Tolleson is 1-0 with a 3.42 ERA in 25 games this season.
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November 20, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Shawn Tolleson, one day the Dodgers' great pitching prospect - the next claimed off waivers? It's true, the latter certainly on the surprising side. The Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tolleson had been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers. Tolleson is only 25 and was the Dodgers' 2011 minor league pitcher of the year after going 7-2 with 25 saves and a 1.17 ERA. A close friend of Clayton Kershaw's from their youth days in Texas, the right-hander made his major-league debut in 2012 and went 3-1 with a 4.83 ERA in 40 games.
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April 15, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgersannounced a pitching roster move just before Monday night's game against the San Diego Padres, just not the one that Ted Lilly is waiting for. Shawn Tolleson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, and Josh Wall was called up from triple-A Albuquerque. Both are right-handed relievers. Tolleson goes on the DL retroactive to April 13. The Dodgers said Wall, who appeared in seven games last season, was on his way to Dodger Stadium and expected to be with the team sometime mid-game.
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November 20, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Shawn Tolleson, one day the Dodgers' great pitching prospect - the next claimed off waivers? It's true, the latter certainly on the surprising side. The Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tolleson had been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers. Tolleson is only 25 and was the Dodgers' 2011 minor league pitcher of the year after going 7-2 with 25 saves and a 1.17 ERA. A close friend of Clayton Kershaw's from their youth days in Texas, the right-hander made his major-league debut in 2012 and went 3-1 with a 4.83 ERA in 40 games.
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June 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
A kid steps up, goes down and is replaced by an even less experienced kid. Welcome to the new world of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who announced Monday that Javy Guerra was going on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right knee and would be replaced by Shawn Tolleson, who will be making his major-league debut. There had been no indication that Guerra, who was called up last year and surpassed all expectations, was injured. He did, however, struggle in his last outing Saturday against the Rockies, giving up two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning.
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August 29, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Those expanded rosters that become available Sept. 1 can't come soon enough for the Dodgers. Their bullpen suffered a blow Wednesday when they announced left-hander Scott Elbert was returning to the 15-day disabled list with the sore elbow that had sent him there a month ago. “This is the same thing that's been going on,” Manager Don Mattingly said. Elbert had appeared in four games since returning from his first stint on the DL and had not allowed a run. In those 3 1/3 innings, he had allowed only two hits and had not walked a batter.
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September 26, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Phoenix -- There was a time when Clayton Kershaw used to look at one of his best friends and wonder, "What if …?" No more. The Dodgers' minor league pitcher of the year, Shawn Tolleson , is only a step away from the major leagues. "It worked out," Kershaw said. With the Dodgers opening a season-ending three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Monday, Kershaw's childhood friend was about 20 miles away at the team's spring training complex, refining a changeup in the instructional league.
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March 18, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Carl Crawford collected his first hits in six months, slapping a pair of singles and driving in two runs in the Dodgers' 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday at Camelback Ranch. Crawford's last hits came on Aug. 17, before the Boston Red Sox traded him to the Dodgers as part of a multi-player package. He singled through the left side of the infield in the third inning. His fifth-inning single to center field drove in Elian Herrera and Dee Gordon. With Josh Beckett pitching in a simulated game instead of making his scheduled start, mound duties fell to a collection of relievers.
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August 12, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Pop quiz: Which Dodger in the last month batted .354, hit two home runs and four doubles, drove in 16 runs and posted a slugging percentage of .500? The answer is Mark Ellis , and the veteran second baseman with a career batting average of .266 has found an offensive stride that has helped the Dodgers' surge. "The last two years I have felt like I could have been better with runners in scoring position, and that's something I concentrated on this winter and figured out ways I could get better," Ellis said before Monday's game.
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May 30, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Let's get ahead of ourselves for a moment. Just because. Let's say Matt Kemp's hamstring strain , however severe, is enough to land him on the 15-day disabled list. Given his current struggles and the suspected weakness in his shoulder after surgery, it doesn't sound like the worst idea. But then what to the Dodgers do? Truth is, they have no good options. No apparently good ones, anyway. If Kemp was only going to be out a few days, they could try to get by with Skip Schumaker for a while, or even Andre Ethier.
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April 26, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
They say these things even out over the course of a season. They say a lot of nonsense. All the Dodgers know now is that they are struggling to maintain a healthy roster. Friday night Mark Ellis joined the waiting list in the training room after coming up lame while running out a grounder in the fifth inning. He grabbed his right leg a few strides before the bag and then left the game. [ Updated at 9:40 p.m.: The Dodgers said Ellis left the game with a strained right quad.
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April 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK -- Chad Billingsley's reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday evening went as expected, the Dodgers announced. Billingsley won't be the only Dodger spending the coming months recovering from an operation, as reliever Shawn Tolleson is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back. Tolleson was called up from triple-A Albuquerque on April 12. He pitched that day in Arizona in relief of longtime friend Clayton Kershaw and walked in two runs.
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April 16, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Patience, now. That's what the Dodgers have to be telling themselves. But how much patience with Luis Cruz is a fair amount? How long do they give him to turn things around before giving up and moving onto Plan B, whatever that is. Certainly two weeks in a six-month seasons would seem quick on the trigger, but as Manager Don Mattingly keeps saying, it isn't like Cruz has the track record of a Matt Kemp. Cruz had three really good months last season, vs. 11 pretty forgettable, years.
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April 15, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgersannounced a pitching roster move just before Monday night's game against the San Diego Padres, just not the one that Ted Lilly is waiting for. Shawn Tolleson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, and Josh Wall was called up from triple-A Albuquerque. Both are right-handed relievers. Tolleson goes on the DL retroactive to April 13. The Dodgers said Wall, who appeared in seven games last season, was on his way to Dodger Stadium and expected to be with the team sometime mid-game.
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August 29, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers' $42-million Cuban outfielder, is scheduled to play in this year's Arizona Fall League. Puig could no doubt use the extra work, having not played for over a year after defecting from Cuban and signing with the Dodgers in June. He has appeared in 12 games for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga this season, batting .386 (17 for 44) with one home run, four RBIs and six stolen bases. Puig will be one of seven Dodgers playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the six-team league that plays for just over five weeks beginning Oct. 9. Scheduled to join Puig on the Solar Sox from the Dodgers system are outfielder Joc Pederson, infielder Rafael Yona, catcher Gorman Erickson, right-hander Red Patterson, and left-handers Eric Eadington and Steven Rodriguez.
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April 26, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
They say these things even out over the course of a season. They say a lot of nonsense. All the Dodgers know now is that they are struggling to maintain a healthy roster. Friday night Mark Ellis joined the waiting list in the training room after coming up lame while running out a grounder in the fifth inning. He grabbed his right leg a few strides before the bag and then left the game. [ Updated at 9:40 p.m.: The Dodgers said Ellis left the game with a strained right quad.
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April 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now that was something of a letdown. The night after the Dodgers' emotional victory over the San Diego Padres, they flew to Arizona and looked anything but inspired. They could not score a single run for Clayton Kershaw, wasting another strong performance from their healthy ace, and fell to the Diamondbacks, 3-0, Friday at Chase Field. The Dodgers took the field knowing they had lost right-hander Zack Greinke for at least eight weeks with a broken collarbone suffered in his fight Thursday with Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin.
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April 12, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Clayton Kershaw has performed several on-field miracles in his five-plus major league seasons. But on Friday night, the Dodgers asked him to do the mathematically impossible: Win a game in which they didn't back him with a single run. Kershaw was almost as effective on this night as he was in his two previous starts, limiting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a single run over the first seven innings at Chase Field. That effort was squandered by the Dodgers, who left 10 men on base and dropped a 3-0 decision.
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