The Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list due to a tight left hamstring before Sunday's game at Petco Park, marking the first time the outfielder has been on the DL in a career spanning three seasons.
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Don Mattingly was upset following Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.
Mattingly was fuming after Giants third-base coach Roberto Kelly made contact with pinch runner Gregor Blanco while holding him up a few minutes before Blanco scored the winning run for San Francisco.
Rule 7.09 (h) states that the runner should be out if, "In the judgment of the umpire, the base coach at third base, or first base, by touching or holding the runner, physically assists him in returning or leaving third base or first base."
Blanco insisted he had already stopped before running into Kelly.
"It wasn't like he stopped me. I was stopping on third," Blanco said. "I don't feel he was stopping me at all."
Mattingly said he would like to see replay expanded so the league can review interference plays.
Brian Wilson, former closer for the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, recently took part in a live read of Major League at the Film Independent Live Read series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Wilson portrayed Rick "Wild Thing" Vaughn, mimicking Charlie Sheen's trademark laconic delivery and even coming to the event in a period-appropriate Indians uniform.
A number of celebrities took part in the live reading as well, including Sofia Vergara, Rob Huebel, Billy Gardell, Joe Manganiello and Eric Stonestreet.
Howie Kendrick has been such an excellent fit with the Los Angeles Dodgers that there may be the possibility of a contract extension before he hits free agency in the fall.
The 31-year-old is hitting .370/.431/.674 and has helped improve L.A.'s clubhouse chemistry.
Dodgers prospect Corey Seager is playing well at Double-A, but figures to be a long-term fixture at shortstop. That leaves room for Kendrick to play second.
Yasiel Puig doesn't plan to employ his trademark bat flip much this season.
Puig told The Los Angeles Times that he is toning down his bat flips to show that he's not disrespecting the sport of baseball.
"I want to show American baseball that I'm not disrespecting the game," the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder said.
Puig said his emotions have fueled his bat flips in the past and while he is cutting back on them, he acknowledged that they might return if he homers in a big situation.
"If it's a big home run or if I'm frustrated because I couldn't connect in my previous at-bats or if I drive in important runs for my team, I might do it," he added. "You never know. I can't say I won't do it."
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a strict dress code for fans sitting in the Batter's Box Suite at Chase Field.
During Sunday's game the policy, which has come under scrutiny, was on full display in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tickets in the Batter's Box Suite cost $3,700.
A Dodgers fan sitting behind home plate can be seen taking off a Dodgers hat and putting on a Diamondbacks jersey over his blue shirt.
The Los Angeles Dodgers outrighted Ryan Webb on Sunday, just a few days after acquiring him in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.
The move continues a line of strange transactions for the reliever.
First Webb cleared outright waivers, then the Orioles designated him for assignment. Baltimore than traded Webb to Los Angeles for catcher Brian Ward and a Competitive Balance Round B draft pick for pitcher Ben Rowen and catcher Chris O'Brien.
Webb carries a salary of $2.75 million in 2015.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Ryan Webb in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.
Los Angeles also received Minor League catcher Brian Ward and a Competitive Balance (Round B) draft pick, while sending right-hander Ben Rowen and Minor League catcher Chris O'Brien to Baltimore.
Webb, 29, was removed from the Orioles' 40-man roster this week and is slated to earn $2.75 million in the second season of a two-year, $4.5 million contract this year.
Adrian Gonzalez has hit five home runs through the first three games of the season, a Major League record.
Gonzalez, who homered once in each of his first two games, clubbed a trio of home runs against Andrew Cashner of the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
"I was able to run into three fastballs and I thank God they were able to go over the fence. It's definitely right up there as a personal feat," Gonzalez said.
It's the first three-homer game of the 32-year-old first baseman's career. Gonzalez homered in four consecutive at-bats dating to Tuesday before his RBI single in the sixth.
"He wasn't bad today, huh?" Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "When you get hot you're just feeling good. You want to ride that streak as long as you can as far as hitting the ball hard."
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.