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November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
They signed him to be one of the best pitchers in baseball. Zack Greinke did not disappoint, going 15-4 with a 2.63 earned-run average. But as an added bonus, the Dodgers also got the best-hitting pitcher in baseball. For his efforts, Greinke on Wednesday was named winner of the 2013 Silver Slugger award for best offensive player as a pitcher. In 58 at-bats this season, Greinke hit .328 - - better than any Dodger not named Hanley Ramirez (.345). Three of his 19 hits went for doubles, and he had a .409 on-base percentage.
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November 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
ZACK GREINKE , 30, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 15-4, 2.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, .234 opponent batting average, 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 28 starts (177 2/3 innings). Contract status: Next season will be the second of his six-year, $147-million contract. The good: He was as advertised, which was no small accomplishment considering his contract and having won a Cy Young Award. But Greinke gave the Dodgers the best one-two starters, along with Clayton Kershaw, in the National League.
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SPORTS
October 29, 1992
Padre third baseman Gary Sheffield received his second honor from The Sporting News in two days as he and teammate Fred McGriff were named Wednesday to the National League Silver Slugger team. Sheffield, who was honored Tuesday as The Sporting News' NL player of the year, was picked as the NL's best offensive third baseman for his .330 batting average, 33 home runs and 100 RBIs.
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November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
They signed him to be one of the best pitchers in baseball. Zack Greinke did not disappoint, going 15-4 with a 2.63 earned-run average. But as an added bonus, the Dodgers also got the best-hitting pitcher in baseball. For his efforts, Greinke on Wednesday was named winner of the 2013 Silver Slugger award for best offensive player as a pitcher. In 58 at-bats this season, Greinke hit .328 - - better than any Dodger not named Hanley Ramirez (.345). Three of his 19 hits went for doubles, and he had a .409 on-base percentage.
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November 1, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Clayton Kershaw said he was surprised. Andre Ethier said he was shocked. Kershaw and Ethier were awarded their first Gold Gloves on Tuesday, joining center fielder Matt Kemp to form the only trio of Dodgers to be recognized by managers and coaches as the league's best defensive players at their position in the same season. Angels shortstop Erick Aybar also won his first Gold Glove, unseating Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who won five of the last seven awards. Aybar had a .980 fielding percentage and 13 errors.
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February 13, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - As Carl Crawford rehabilitates his surgically repaired elbow at the Dodgers' spring-training facility, he's quietly trying to fix something else. One of only a handful of position players to already report to camp, Crawford is slowly rebuilding his psyche, which he said was battered in what he described as a "toxic" environment in Boston. Reflecting on his two miserable seasons with the Red Sox, Crawford said, "I knew with the struggles I was having, it would never get better for me. I just didn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
ZACK GREINKE , 30, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 15-4, 2.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, .234 opponent batting average, 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 28 starts (177 2/3 innings). Contract status: Next season will be the second of his six-year, $147-million contract. The good: He was as advertised, which was no small accomplishment considering his contract and having won a Cy Young Award. But Greinke gave the Dodgers the best one-two starters, along with Clayton Kershaw, in the National League.
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November 6, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
The Chicago Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. The team was expected to make it official on Thursday. The move ends a long search that began with the last-place Cubs targeting New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, only to be denied a shot when he decided to stay put. Instead, the Cubs are hoping Renteria can help develop their young players and lead them to their first championship since 1908.
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January 3, 2011 | Wire reports
Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to an $80-million, seven-year contract, pending a physical. Even before the agreement was reached, Fabiola Bohorquez , a publicist for the outfielder, confirmed from Venezuela that the deal was imminent. Gonzalez will soon fly to Denver to sign the contract, she said. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made, said Monday evening that terms had been agreed upon.
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March 29, 2001 | DEVRA MAZA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While researching and writing his first draft of the Oscar-winning film "Gladiator," screenwriter-producer David Franzoni noticed some odd similarities to the world of baseball. "A popular gladiator could become very wealthy and might even do product endorsements," says Franzoni. "For instance, he might have his fresco painted on an olive importer's merchant ships so Roman folk could say, 'There's the Brute of Burbank and he drinks Yahoo olive oil.' " But there are also striking differences.
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November 6, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
The Chicago Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. The team was expected to make it official on Thursday. The move ends a long search that began with the last-place Cubs targeting New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, only to be denied a shot when he decided to stay put. Instead, the Cubs are hoping Renteria can help develop their young players and lead them to their first championship since 1908.
SPORTS
February 13, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - As Carl Crawford rehabilitates his surgically repaired elbow at the Dodgers' spring-training facility, he's quietly trying to fix something else. One of only a handful of position players to already report to camp, Crawford is slowly rebuilding his psyche, which he said was battered in what he described as a "toxic" environment in Boston. Reflecting on his two miserable seasons with the Red Sox, Crawford said, "I knew with the struggles I was having, it would never get better for me. I just didn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.
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November 1, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Clayton Kershaw said he was surprised. Andre Ethier said he was shocked. Kershaw and Ethier were awarded their first Gold Gloves on Tuesday, joining center fielder Matt Kemp to form the only trio of Dodgers to be recognized by managers and coaches as the league's best defensive players at their position in the same season. Angels shortstop Erick Aybar also won his first Gold Glove, unseating Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who won five of the last seven awards. Aybar had a .980 fielding percentage and 13 errors.
SPORTS
January 3, 2011 | Wire reports
Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to an $80-million, seven-year contract, pending a physical. Even before the agreement was reached, Fabiola Bohorquez , a publicist for the outfielder, confirmed from Venezuela that the deal was imminent. Gonzalez will soon fly to Denver to sign the contract, she said. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made, said Monday evening that terms had been agreed upon.
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April 13, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Ask Andre Ethier about his left ankle —or anything related to it — and you won't get an answer. Not much of one, at least. Out of the lineup for the Dodgers' last four games because of a swollen ankle, Ethier started in the home opener Tuesday and hit the last of his team's four home runs in a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ethier was two for five with two runs and three runs batted in. Was he itching to get back in the lineup? "No," he said, looking away.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2001 | DEVRA MAZA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While researching and writing his first draft of the Oscar-winning film "Gladiator," screenwriter-producer David Franzoni noticed some odd similarities to the world of baseball. "A popular gladiator could become very wealthy and might even do product endorsements," says Franzoni. "For instance, he might have his fresco painted on an olive importer's merchant ships so Roman folk could say, 'There's the Brute of Burbank and he drinks Yahoo olive oil.' " But there are also striking differences.
SPORTS
April 13, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Ask Andre Ethier about his left ankle —or anything related to it — and you won't get an answer. Not much of one, at least. Out of the lineup for the Dodgers' last four games because of a swollen ankle, Ethier started in the home opener Tuesday and hit the last of his team's four home runs in a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ethier was two for five with two runs and three runs batted in. Was he itching to get back in the lineup? "No," he said, looking away.
SPORTS
October 29, 1992
Padre third baseman Gary Sheffield received his second honor from The Sporting News in two days as he and teammate Fred McGriff were named Wednesday to the National League Silver Slugger team. Sheffield, who was honored Tuesday as The Sporting News' NL player of the year, was picked as the NL's best offensive third baseman for his .330 batting average, 33 home runs and 100 RBIs.
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