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  1. Matt Kemp crashes into center field fence; suffers knee contusion, sent for X-rays on jaw

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:40 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    UPDATE: The Dodgers just announced that Kemp left the game with a right knee contusion and was taken for precautionary X-rays on his jaw. He doesn’t have any concussion symptoms, so it sounds like he won’t have to miss much time. 9:54 PM: Matt Kemp crashed into the center field fence at Coors Field last…

  2. Remember that $42 million outfielder the Dodgers signed in June?

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:27 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Neither do they, apparently. A couple of weeks after locking up Andre Ethier, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Cuban defector Yasiel Puig a seven-year, $42 million contract in June. Now, as a result of the weekend’s megadeal with the Red Sox, it’s hard to see where he’s ever going to fit in. 1B Adrian Gonzalez…

  3. Clayton Kershaw “loves everything about Los Angeles” and is “always open to talks”

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    With the Dodgers throwing around money like never before presumably one of their next moves will be trying to lock up reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw to a long-term contract extension. This winter Kershaw and the Dodgers avoided arbitration with a two-year, $19 million deal that pays him $7.5 million this season and $11.5…

  4. Josh Beckett gives up mammoth homer, takes loss in Dodgers debut

    Aug 28, 2012, 12:25 AM EST

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett was rudely welcomed back to the National League on Monday, getting lit up by very first batter he faced, Tyler Colvin, on his way to taking a loss to the Rockies. Colvin launched an 0-1 fastball off the facing of the upper deck (here’s the video) to get the Rockies off on the right…

  5. Sean Rodriguez latest numbskull to suffer broken hand

    Aug 27, 2012, 6:07 PM EST

    Sean Rodriguez

    Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez, who was sent down to Triple-A Durham earlier this month, is sidelined with a fractured right hand after punching a locker in frustration following Sunday’s Bulls game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. “Definitely the dumbest thing I’ve ever done,”” Rodriguez told Topkin. Rodriguez was involved in an altercation…

  6. In case you missed our coverage of the MegaHella Trade over the weekend

    Aug 27, 2012, 9:38 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    We kept bloggin’ it up about the Red Sox-Dodgers trade over the weekend. I know some of you have lives over the weekend and may have missed it. But no need to scroll back, because here it is: The deal went final. What’s it all mean? The Red Sox have money now, so where can…

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2012, 5:30 AM EST

    Cliff Lee

    I looked at the schedule as I sat down to write this and noted that, even including the postponed game, there were only 14 games yesterday. Rays-A’s played Thursday-Saturday, leaving yesterday off to avoid conflicts with the Republican National Convention. Guess you couldn’t expect the RNC to compromise, so … Anyway, it was weird and…

  8. Cliff Lee earns rare win as Phillies finish sweep of Nationals

    Aug 26, 2012, 5:56 PM EST

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee bested Jordan Zimmermann on Sunday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball to earn his third win as the Phillies topped the Nationals 4-1. The Phillies held the Nationals to just five runs over three games in pulling off a home sweep to improve to 61-67. It’s the first time they’ve been within six…

  9. Adrian Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat with the Dodgers

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:42 PM EST

    adrian gonzalez reuters

    The party is most definitely on in Chavez Ravine. New Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez strutted to the plate to a rousing standing ovation in his first at-bat Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and connected for a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw from Marlins starter Josh Johnson. The Dodgers lead 4-1 at…

  10. Josh Beckett to debut Monday, Chad Billingsley out “a while”

    Aug 25, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

    dodgers logo

    Dodgers GM Ned Colletti announced to the media on Saturday that newly-acquired starter Josh Beckett is going to make his debut on Monday night against the Rockies, filling the rotation spot left vacant by a recent injury to right-hander Chad Billingsley, who is going to be sidelined for “a while.” This according to Dylan Hernandez,…

  11. Adrian Gonzalez to hit cleanup in Dodgers debut tonight

    Aug 25, 2012, 6:04 PM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez Getty

    Matt Kemp was nice enough to pass along the lineup card for tonight’s game between the Marlins and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The newly-acquired Adrian Gonzalez is indeed in the starting lineup and will bat cleanup against right-hander Josh Johnson. And to think, just two months ago the Dodgers were using Juan Rivera in the…

  12. The nine-player blockbuster between the Red Sox and Dodgers is complete

    Aug 25, 2012, 5:10 PM EST

    Carl Crawford Adrian Gonzalez

    UPDATE: The trade has been announced. The Red Sox have traded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and cash considerations to the Dodgers for James Loney, Allen Webster, Ivan De Jesus, Jr. and two players to be named later. Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands are reportedly the players to be named…

  13. Red Sox could seek out big-name targets this winter

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:22 PM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    The Red Sox have had an average payroll in excess of $170 million the last three years. With Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett departing and David Ortiz, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Cody Ross all set to become free agents, they’re currently looking at something less than half of that for 2013. It figures to give…

  14. Now that it’s final, what should we make of the Red Sox-Dodgers mega deal?

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    I’m still shaking my head at the Dodgers-Red Sox deal, which is now finalized. Among the things that wouldn’t have made sense to me if you told me about them this time yesterday: I’m surprised that the Dodgers — whose owners just paid $2 billion for that team — took on $271 million in financial…

  15. Red Sox chairman Tom Werner is pretty high on James Loney

    Aug 25, 2012, 1:29 PM EST

    James Loney Getty

    It’s only natural for teams to accentuate the positive after a trade in order to instill some confidence in their fanbase, but this is a little much. According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said the following when asked about the pending blockbuster trade with the Dodgers. “Hopefully this deal…

  16. Chad Billingsley leaves start with right elbow tenderness

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

    Chad Billinsgley AP

    It’s a good thing the Dodgers are about to get Josh Beckett from the Red Sox, because they may now have a hole in their starting rotation. Chad Billingsley left his start against the Marlins last night in the fourth inning due to a tender right elbow. Alex Angert of MLB.com reports that an MRI…

  17. Dodgers set to get Gonzalez, Crawford and Beckett from Red Sox

    Aug 25, 2012, 8:23 AM EST

    Carl Crawford Getty

    8:23 a.m. EDT update: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the deal is “pretty much done.” Beckett and Crawford have waived their no-trade rights and both teams have signed off on medicals, so we’re presumably waiting on approval from the commissioner’s office. 6:40 a.m. EDT update: According to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, the blockbuster deal…

  18. Updated: Where would the Red Sox go minus Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett?

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:55 PM EST

    Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez

    The deal isn’t yet official, but it looks like Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto are all Los Angeles bound in exchange for four minimum-salaried players and  free-agent-to-be James Loney. That would cut $58.25 million in 2013 salaries from Boston’s payroll and leave the Red Sox committed to only four players for…

  19. Breaking down the Red Sox-Dodgers megadeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:32 PM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez

    If FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi is correct, the Red Sox and Dodgers have agreed to the following nine-player deal: To L.A.: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto To Boston: Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, James Loney It’s not official yet, as the Red Sox still need Crawford and…

  20. The 2012 and 2013 Dodgers if the megadeal goes through

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:45 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Shane Victorino

    Assuming the Josh Beckett-Adrian Gonzalez-Carl Crawford trade gets done, here’s what the Dodgers are going to look like as they go down the stretch in 2012 and what the Opening Day 2013 lineup could look like: 2012 Rotation: Clayton Kershaw Chad Billingsley Chris Capuano Josh Beckett Aaron Harang Lineup: LF Shane Victorino 2B Mark Ellis…

  21. The Dodgers claim Adrian Gonzalez on waivers, but don’t get too excited yet

    Aug 24, 2012, 2:04 PM EST

    adrian gonzalez ap

    As is the case with almost every player who makes more than the league minimum, Adrian Gonzalez was placed on waivers by the Red Sox.  Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have been awarded the waiver claim on Gonzalez. Which, while interesting, doesn’t necessarily mean anything. August waivers are revocable…

  22. Max Scherzer is trying to crash the aces-only party for MLB strikeout leaders

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EST

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Usually the MLB strikeout leader is a big-name, Cy Young-caliber pitcher. In fact, every single MLB strikeout leader during the past 20 years fits that description: Randy Johnson (nine times) Johan Santana (two times) Justin Verlander (two times) Curt Schilling (two times) Jered Weaver Tim Lincecum Jake Peavy Kerry Wood John Smoltz You get the…

  23. Phillies fans did a good job giving Joe Blanton a thick skin

    Aug 22, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins

    Calcaterra is taking a long lunch today, so I’m going to pick up the Phillies fans trolling slack with this little tidbit from the Los Angeles Times about Joe Blanton‘s rough start last night: Blanton departed from the field to the collective boos of the 56,000 fans who were drawn to Dodger Stadium by a…

  24. Jerry Hairston Jr. may need season-ending hip surgery

    Aug 22, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jerry Hairston Jr. played through a hip injury for two months before finally shutting things down last week and now it sounds like he won’t be playing again this season. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that an anti-inflammatory injection did nothing to ease Hairston’s discomfort and he 36-year-old utility man “could be…

  25. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2012, 6:13 AM EST

    Nationals' Strasburg pitches in the rain during the second inning of their MLB game against Braves in Washington

    Nationals 4, Braves 1: I have been arguing against a Stephen Strasburg shutdown for a while now, but allow me to say that if those dudes are really gonna do that, I wish they would have done it before last night. Strasburg struck out ten in six innings, allowing a single run and winning his…

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