Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his final season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise, according to an ESPN.com report.
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Yet again it is a hamstring strain keeping Yasiel Puig out of the Dodgers' lineup and on the disabled list.
The team placed its right fielder on the DL prior to Friday's win over the Cubs at Dodger Stadium.
Puig missed 39 games early in the season with a left hamstring strain, and he had already missed three games during the recent road trip because of this right hamstring strain.
Vin Scully will be back calling Dodgers' games in 2016, his 67th season in the booth for the franchise.
The 87-year-old Scully made the announcement through comedian Jimmy Kimmel in the middle of the second inning of the team's win against the Cubs on Friday night. Kimmel broke the news on the Dodger Stadium video boards using cue cards, one of the final one saying "(at least)," referencing that Scully could work beyond just next season. His last card read: "God bless us everyone."
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Reds with a bruised right knee after fouling a pitch off his leg in the third inning.
Yasiel Puig also left the game after pulling up when he beat out an infield single in the ninth inning.
Puig left a game last week in Oakland with tightness in his right hamstring. He missed 38 games earlier this season with a strained left hamstring.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said removing Gonzalez was a precautionary measure. Gonzalez said "absolutely, 100 percent" when was asked if he will return to the lineup Friday night against the Cubs.
One day after throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers, Astros right-hander Mike Fiers denied he had an illegal substance on his glove during the win, shooting down speculation that began when photos on social media that zoomed in on the glove appeared to show a shiny substance.
"I mean you can try to pick out a lot of things through a lot of games," Fiers said Saturday. "I don't know what they are talking about. It could be a different lighting or camera angle or a lot of things. I don't know."
Mike Fiers pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night, according to an ESPN.com report.
Having never even gotten an out in the ninth inning in his five-year career, Fiers was dominant. He struck out 10 and walked three, retiring the final 21 batters.
The Los Angeles Dodgers could become the first Major League club with a luxury-tax payroll north of $300 million following the addition of Chase Utley.
Wednesday's trade for Utley increased L.A.'s projected payroll for tax purposes to about $298.5 million. Performance bonuses for other players and award bonuses could make the Dodgers the first team to reach the $300 million mark.
Los Angeles is well above the $189 million tax threshold and will pay at a 40 percent rate for exceeding the mark for the third straight year. Its projected tax bill is about $44 million, which would top the record $34 million paid by the New York Yankees after the 2005 season.
The Dodgers' luxury tax payroll includes about $40 million for players no longer with the organization.
The Philadelphia Phillies will receive Minor Leaguers John Richy and Darnell Sweeney from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Chase Utley deal.
Los Angeles will receive $4 million to help offset the remainder of Utley's contract.
Philadelphia has announced that Sweeney will step in immediately and fill Utley's spot on the Major League roster.
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade Chase Utley to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
A pair of Minor League players will head to Philadelphia in the trade and Los Angeles will pay $2 million of what remains on Utley's contract for 2015.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will operate with a four-man rotation over the next 10 days while moving Mat Latos to the bullpen.
Latos has gone 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since being acquired from the Miami Marlins.
The Dodgers are able to make the change because they are in a stretch of games in which they have three off days in eight days. They can use Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke to pitch seven of their next 14 games without sending either pitcher to the mound on short rest.