June 4, 2012 |
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.
August 29, 2012 |
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.
September 26, 2011 |
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.
January 19, 2013 |
For the meet-and-greet types, the Dodgers have announced the schedule for their 10th annual community caravan. The caravan begins Monday, with team alumni featured the first four days at one stop per day. On Friday, 15 current players will be joined by Manager Don Mattingly during four stops. Players scheduled to participate Friday include Clayton Kershaw, Javy Guerra, Matt Guerrier, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto, Brandon League, A.J. Ellis, Andre Ethier, Luis Cruz, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tim Federowicz, Mark Ellis, Skip Schumaker, Shawn Tolleson and Kenley Jansen.
July 20, 2012 |
Matt Kemp's second two-run home run in as many games and Luis Cruz's first homer in the big leagues helped the Dodgers edge the New York Mets, 7-6, Friday night at Citi Field. But the Dodgers didn't make it easy on themselves in earning their 50th win of the season, with starter Aaron Harang and the Dodgers bullpen squandering an early 6-2 lead. Regardless, the win kicked off a 10-game trip on a high note for the Dodgers, who remained 2 1/2 games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants, who also won Friday.
February 20, 2013 |
PHOENIX - With their first Cactus League game not scheduled until Saturday, the Dodgers are finding different ways to amuse themselves. A double-elimination doubles ping-pong tournament started on Wednesday, with the team of nonroster relievers Peter Moylan and Mark Lowe defeating Carl Crawford and Tony Gwynn Jr. in straight sets. Later, tournament organizer Clayton Kershaw and Shawn Tolleson beat A.J. Ellis and Mark Ellis. Earlier in the day, Andre Ethier overtook Hyun-Jin Ryu as the chopsticks competition leader.