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  1. Zack Greinke is ahead of schedule

    May 4, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

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    After Dodgers starter Zack Greinke suffered a broken collarbone after Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound on April 11, estimates had Greinke missing eight weeks — a mid-June return if everything went according to plan. Greinke is ahead of schedule, though, according to’s Ken Gurnick: He appeared to throw all of his pitches…

  2. Zack Greinke throws from 90 feet three weeks after breaking collarbone

    Apr 30, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Carlos Quentin,  Zack Greinke

    Cleared to begin throwing less than three weeks after breaking his left collarbone, Zack Greinke played catch from 90 feet yesterday and reported no problems. “It’s still a little achy here and there, but nothing worse than what you would expect, I think,” Greinke told Austin Laymance of “You try not to have setbacks…

  3. The Dodgers lose another starting pitcher

    Apr 27, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

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    During spring training, much was made of the Dodgers’ unusual surplus of starting pitchers. However, less than one month into the season, they are proving the old adage that you can never have enough. According to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register, the Dodgers have placed Stephen Fife on the 15-day disabled list with…

  4. Shawn Tolleson out 3-5 months after back surgery

    Apr 25, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Shawn Tolleson

    Another day, another injured Dodgers pitcher. This time it’s right-hander Shawn Tolleson, who would have been in line for a bullpen gig with the pitching staff coming apart, but will instead be out for 3-5 months following back surgery. Tolleson was called up on April 12 to take Zack Greinke‘s roster spot, but appeared in…

  5. Carlos Quentin returns from eight-game suspension tonight

    Apr 23, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Carlos Quentin‘s eight-game suspension for charging the mound on Zack Greinke is over and the outfielder is expected to be in the Padres’ lineup tonight against the Brewers. San Diego went 3-5 in Quentin’s absence, with Jesus Guzman, Kyle Blanks, and Mark Kotsay sharing time in left field and the only three wins coming against…

  6. Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel: “I feel terrible and I am truly very sorry”

    Apr 23, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT


    Last week Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel ruffled more than a few feathers when a recording of him comparing Zack Greinke to “Rain Man” surfaced. It showed insensitivity to both those with social anxiety disorder, like Greinke. It also showed insensitivity to those with and those caring for people with autism, who have to deal with…

  7. Ted Lilly will join the Dodgers’ rotation next week

    Apr 19, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly

    Chris Capuano aggravating his calf injury during the Zack Greinke–Carlos Quentin scuffle has opened the door for Ted Lilly to join the Dodgers’ rotation and his first start will be Wednesday against the Mets. Lilly is coming back from September shoulder surgery and had to be talked into continuing his minor-league rehab assignment after feeling…

  8. Chris Capuano aggravated calf injury sprinting to Greinke-Quentin incident

    Apr 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chris Capuano

    Zack Greinke‘s fractured collarbone wasn’t the only injury suffered during last week’s Dodgers-Padres dust-up. Chris Capuano was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a strained calf and the left-hander revealed that what was a minor injury got aggravated when all hell broke loose after Carlos Quentin charged the mound on Greinke. Ken Gurnick of…

  9. Padres CEO blames Zack Greinke for his own broken collarbone, calls him “Rain Man”

    Apr 18, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT


    Stay classy, San Diego. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reports that, the day after the Padres-Dodgers brawl, Padres President and CEO Tom Garfinkel told Padres season ticket holders that Zack Greinke was to blame for is own injury, saying that Greinke threw at Quentin on purpose and that he shouldn’t have put his shoulder down when…

  10. Zack Greinke thinks Carlos Quentin’s eight-game suspension for charging the mound was fair

    Apr 17, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters in the aftermath of last Friday’s benches-clearing brawl that Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin should be suspended for as long as it takes Zack Greinke to fully recover from his fractured left collarbone. Greinke, though, says that would be “pretty crazy.” This is from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times:…

  11. Chris Capuano placed on disabled list with calf strain

    Apr 17, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have placed left-hander Chris Capuano on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf muscle. Tim Federowicz, a catcher, was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Capuano suffered the calf strain Tuesday in his first start of the…

  12. Chris Capuano left last night’s Dodgers game early, will get an MRI

    Apr 17, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

    Chris Capuano, Jeff Kellogg

    Will the last uninjured Dodgers pitcher turn out the light please? Thanks. Filling in for injured starter Zack Greinke, Chris Capuano left Tuesday’s game against the Padres in the top of the third inning due to a strained left calf. “It’s a little sore. A strain, but not a full tear or anything like that,”…

  13. Ted Lilly has agreed to continue his minor league rehab assignment

    Apr 15, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly

    We heard last night that Dodgers’ left-hander Ted Lilly wasn’t interested in continuing his minor league rehab assignment, but he has apparently had a change of heart on the matter. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County-Register, Lilly will start again Tuesday night with Triple-A Albuquerque. The 37-year-old has allowed 10 runs in 12…

  14. Ted Lilly refuses Minor League assignment

    Apr 14, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Ted Lilly

    Ted Lilly, recovering from surgery on his left shoulder, has refused a Minor League assignment from the Dodgers. Lilly was thought to be the replacement in the rotation for the injured Zack Greinke, but the Dodgers opted to use Chris Capuano instead, feeling that Lilly wasn’t yet ready.’s Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers…

  15. Carlos Quentin drops appeal, begins serving eight-game suspension on Sunday

    Apr 14, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin has dropped the appeal of his eight-game suspension and will begin serving the sentence on Sunday. This according to staff writer Scott Bair of the North County Times. Quentin charged at Dodgers starter Zack Greinke and broke the right-hander’s left collarbone on Thursday after getting hit by a pitch. That set…

  16. Zack Greinke undergoes surgery for broken collarbone, expected to miss eight weeks

    Apr 14, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT

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    As scheduled, Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke underwent surgery on Saturday to repair his broken left collarbone. Doctors inserted a metal rod to stabilize Greinke’s clavicle during the 90-minute procedure and are expecting him to be out for the next eight weeks. This according to beat writer Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angles Times. Greinke suffered…

  17. Chris Capuano will start for Dodgers on Tuesday

    Apr 13, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano

    Chris Capuano, not Ted Lilly as was speculated, will be taking Zack Greinke‘s spot in the rotation. Dylan Hernandez reports on Twitter that Capuano will start on Tuesday for the Dodgers. Capuano had dealt with elbow problems between 2008-10, but posted back-to-back full seasons in 2011-12 between the Mets and Dodgers with a combined 4.12…

  18. Still too early to worry about faltering aces

    Apr 13, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' starting pitcher Dickey throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto

    The ERA leaderboard, organized greatest to least, is a bit of a shocker. At the top you’ll find both of the defending Cy Young award winners (David Price and R.A. Dickey), as well as Cole Hamels, Matt Cain, and Stephen Strasburg, among others. You’ll hear this a lot but it bears repeating: it’s still very…

  19. Video: The Yankees’ wild 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play

    Apr 13, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

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    As Bill noted last night, the Yankees turned a wildly entertaining triple play in the eighth inning of their 5-2 win over the Orioles. Below you’ll find the video, complete with commentary from the different broadcasts. Not surprisingly, the John Sterling one is pretty entertaining. Great stuff. Most of the focus over the past 36…

  20. Clayton Kershaw on Carlos Quentin: “If he’s smart, he’ll take the suspension”

    Apr 13, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

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    We learned yesterday that Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin was suspended eight games by MLB and fined an undisclosed amount for charging the mound against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke on Thursday and inciting a benches-clearing brawl. Quentin has already appealed the suspension, which means that he could be potentially be active on Monday when the Padres…

  21. The latest on Zack Greinke

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

    The Dodgers called up Shawn Tolleson to replace Zack Greinke on the 25-man roster after their $147 million man suffered a broken collarbone when Carlos Quentin charged the mound during last night’s game in San Diego. Tolleson is a 25-year-old right-hander who got his first taste of the Majors last year, posting a 4.30 ERA…

  22. Craig Biggio: “If you stand close to the plate, you’re going to get hit”

    Apr 12, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin,  Zack Greinke

    Craig Biggio got hit more than all but one player (Hughie Jennings) in baseball history, earning a bruise 285 times during his 20-year career with the Houston Astros. Biggio was likely intentionally thrown at more than once in those 285 occurrences, but he never once charged the mound. Why?’s Brian McTaggart quotes Biggio: I…

  23. Ryan Vogelsong got angry at Carlos Quentin after a hit by pitch last season

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    No one gets hit by more pitches than Carlos Quentin, so not surprisingly he’s had some beefs with pitchers besides Zack Greinke. Andrew Baggarly of passed along this article he wrote from August 20 of last season, when Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants plunked Quentin: Brandon Belt had an angry, red bruise just above…

  24. Ted Lilly could replace Zack Greinke in Dodgers’ rotation

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    As of yesterday afternoon the Dodgers were pondering what to do with Ted Lilly now that he’s ready to come off the disabled list, but Zack Greinke‘s fractured collarbone seemingly answers that question. Lilly has been building up arm strength in the minors as he comes back from September shoulder surgery, logging 90 pitches in…

  25. Photos of the Day: Low Blow!

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Low Blow

    Look, I think Carlos Quentin was in the wrong here. But dudes, someone needs to sit Zack Greinke down and tell him that you can’t go after a man’s junk like this: Both from the Associated Press.  Additional, horrifying image here.

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