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Clayton Kershaw Throws 40-Pitch Bullpen Session

Aug 24, 2016 8:30 AM

Clayton Kershaw threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday at Dodger Stadium and could face live hitters in a simulated game before the end of the week.

Kershaw, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a mild disc herniation in his lower back, said he "felt fine" sitting down between his simulated innings in the bullpen.

"That was the hard part for me before, sitting down in-between innings," he said. "Just not very comfortable to sit. Definitely a positive step there, sitting down, not even thinking about it."

Kershaw is expected to require a Minor League start or two before he is activated off the disabled list.

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Dodgers Set Record With 27th Player On Disabled List

Aug 24, 2016 8:26 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have tied a Major League record by placing their 27th player on the disabled list this season.

Scott Kazmir went on the DL Tuesday with neck inflammation. Brett Anderson also landed on the DL with a blister on his left index finger, but he had already been on the list this year so he didn't add to the team's total.

The only other team on record to have put 27 players on the DL was the 2012 Boston Red Sox.

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Clayton Kershaw Joins Teammates On Road

Aug 20, 2016 11:20 AM

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw missed his teammates so much that he flew from Los Angeles to Cincinnati just to work out with them.

The injured left-hander threw on flat ground Friday before their game against the Reds, the last step before he throws off a mound in the bullpen for the first time in more than a month.

"I feel good so far," said Kershaw, who has been sidelined since June 26 with a herniated disk. "It's a one-step-at-a-time thing. I throw a bullpen [session] tomorrow. That's another step. I've been throwing for the last week and a half, and I haven't had any problems."

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Yasiel Puig Takes Blame For Posting Videos

Aug 13, 2016 2:01 AM

On Thursday night, it was Pokemon hunting with his new teammates. On Friday night, Yasiel Puig delivered three hits, including a home run and four RBIs, for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The extra-curricular activities are nice, but ultimately, it is all about on-field production that will matter for the recently demoted Dodgers outfielder.

"I think I have to be out there more, I have to get involved with my teammates, I have to talk to them and I have to be nice and be out there with them," Puig told reporters through an interpreter during his introductory news conference.

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Clayton Kershaw Continues Rehab Throwing

Aug 13, 2016 1:39 AM

For the second time in a week, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had a throwing session on flat ground, and the intensity of his rehab schedule appears to be increasing.

Kershaw, who is out with a lower back injury, threw from about 90 feet Friday, after throwing from about 65 feet Sunday. The Dodgers are now expected to turn around Kershaw quickly and have him throw from flat ground again Saturday.

"We'll see what happens," said manager Dave Roberts, who offered few details about his pitcher's recovery timetable.

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Chase Utley Plans To Play In 2017 Season

Aug 9, 2016 7:38 AM

Chase Utley intends to play next season, he told reporters on Monday.

Utley, who will turn 38 in December, will be a free agent at season's end. After a rough 2015, he is hitting .250/.327/.372 with seven home runs in 395 plate appearances this season.

He signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers last winter.

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Yasiel Puig Posts Videos Partying After Triple-A Loss

Aug 9, 2016 7:29 AM

A few days after a demotion to the Minor Leagues, Yasiel Puig posted videos to his Snapchat account Monday night of him partying with his new Triple-A teammates.

The series of videos followed Oklahoma City's 3-2 loss at the Iowa Cubs.

Puig began by posting a video of him shirtless in the team's locker room, smiling and saying: "It's so funny. We lose today, and everybody's happy."

In the videos, Puig and his teammates are dancing, singing and chanting, often using profanity.

A banner on one of the videos reads, "I Love this Team."

Puig was optioned to Oklahoma City last week after the Dodgers could not find a taker for him before the non-waiver trade deadline.

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Clayton Kershaw Resumes Playing Catch

Aug 8, 2016 12:56 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers' hopes of having Clayton Kershaw for the stretch drive were buoyed Sunday when the staff ace played catch at Dodger Stadium.

It was the first time Kershaw participated in a baseball-related activity, outside of rehab for his lower back injury, since pitching in a simulated game on July 16 against minor league hitters. 

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Dodgers Place Bud Norris On DL With Strained Back Muscle

Aug 6, 2016 7:10 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have put right-hander Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his back.

Righty Ross Stripling was activated and started Saturday against Boston. The move with Norris was retroactive to Monday.

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Rich Hill Was Looking For Two-Year, $28M Extension

Aug 4, 2016 7:41 AM

The Oakland Athletics discussed an extension with Rich Hill before trading him to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Hill is believed to have been seeking a deal in the range of $28 million over two seasons.

Oakland has re-signed pitchers after trading them at midseason before.

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Dodgers Move Clayton Kershaw To 60-Day DL
Clayton Kershaw is now only eligible to return Aug. 27, but the Dodgers did not expect him back before that date anyway.

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Dodgers Demote Yasiel Puig
The club expects Yasiel Puig to report on time, by this weekend.

ESPN

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

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Dodgers Expected To Send Yasiel Puig To Minors
Yasiel Puig did not travel with the Dodgers to Denver after being told Monday he would either be traded or demoted.

ESPN

Dodgers To Acquire Josh Reddick, Rich Hill From Athletics
Part of the package heading to Oakland will include young right-hander Jharel Cotton, but he's not the headliner.

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Still No Timetable For Clayton Kershaw's Return
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said Tuesday that he intends to pitch again this season.

ESPN.com

Trade For Wade Davis "Interests" Dodgers
The Dodgers have an elite closer in Kenley Jansen, but that doesn't mean they aren't looking to fortify their bullpen.

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Clayton Kershaw Determined To Return To Dodgers This Season
Clayton Kershaw hasn't pitched since June 26 because of what was first diagnosed as a mild disk irritation in his lower back.

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MLB Warns Yasiel Puig Over Wearing Customized Spikes
Yasiel Puig has been informed that his custom spikes are no longer allowed by Major League Baseball.

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Dodgers Would Deal Julio Urias For Chris Sale
If the White Sox decide to trade Chris Sale, the Dodgers would be willing to include top prospect Julio Urias in a trade package, according to a report.

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Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.

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Six Teams Showing Interest In Trading For Jay Bruce
The Indians, Rangers, Nationals, Orioles, Giants and Dodgers have all shown interest in trading for Jay Bruce, according to a report.

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Dodgers Hand Stephen Strasburg First Loss Of Season
The Dodgers defeated the Nationals 6-3 on Thursday, handing Stephen Strasburg his first loss of the season.

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L.A. Not Ruling Out Surgery For Clayton Kershaw
The Dodgers are hopeful that Clayton Kershaw will not need surgery on his ailing back.

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Dodgers, Rays Involved In Trade Discussions
It is not clear if Evan Longoria is involved in the talks and it seems more likely that utility man Logan Forsythe is L.A.'s target.

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Five Teams Send Scouts To Watch Matt Moore
Matt Moore, 27, has a 4.33 ERA, 4.60 FIP and 98 strikeouts in 116.1 innings pitched this season.

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Clayton Kershaw's Return Date Remains Uncertain
The Dodgers are giving Clayton Kershaw more time to make sure he's 100 percent recovered.

ESPN.com

Clayton Kershaw Throws Simulated 60-Pitch Game
If Clayton Kershaw reports no setbacks, he could return to the Dodgers' rotation next week.

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Clayton Kershaw Could Return As Early As Next Week
Clayton Kershaw, who hasn't pitched since June 26 because of a mild disk herniation in his lower back, could be back on the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers as early as next week.

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Kenta Maeda Reaches 100 Innings, Triggers $250,000 Bonus
Kenta Maeda, 28, has a 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 107 strikeouts in 103.2 innings this season.

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