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Washington star Bryce Harper stays put after Dodgers make waiver claim

As the Washington Nationals conducted a fire sale of veteran players, sending second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the Cardinals, the Dodgers put in a claim to to acquire the biggest star on Washington’s roster: Bryce Harper. “I think we claimed him,” manager...
Aug 19, 2018

Dodgers slugger Manny Machado gets X-ray on wrist after getting hit by pitch

The Dodgers survived a scare in the final inning of a 12-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners when Manny Machado got clipped on the left wrist by an 86-mph pitch from Seattle infielder Andrew Romine. Machado did not play the field in the bottom of the inning but sounded optimistic after undergoing...
Aug 19, 2018

Dodgers stage another offensive ambush in 12-1 victory over the Mariners

The Dodgers staged a first-inning ambush and declined to let up in a 12-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Clayton Kershaw supplied seven innings of one-run baseball as the team captured a series for the first time in August. Justin Turner reached base five times, a one-man flurry he capped with...
Aug 19, 2018

Dodgers lose to Mariners in extra innings with walk-off balk

The movement was small enough that it might not be noticeable in another situation. But this was the 10th inning of a tied game between two teams with playoff aspirations. When Dodgers reliever Dylan Floro stepped off the mound with the bases loaded, his team’s fate was sealed. It was a walk-off...
Aug 18, 2018

No timetable for Josh Fields' return to Dodgers bullpen

Dodgers reliever Josh Fields pitched in a minor-league game Friday for the fourth time this month. After three outings in the rookie-level Arizona Summer League, he shifted his rehabilitation to triple-A Oklahoma City and threw a scoreless inning against the Iowa Cubs. Yet Fields, who has been...
Aug 18, 2018

Manny Machado finds his swing after switch in Dodgers lineup

Manny Machado punctuated the frustration of his first month as a Dodger with a powerful but fruitless gesture. On Aug. 12 at Coors Field, after striking out to strand a pair of runners late in an eventual loss to the Rockies, Machado gripped his bat with both hands and snapped it over his thigh....
Aug 18, 2018

Dodgers find one cure for a bad bullpen in 11-1 victory over Mariners

As the ninth inning rolled around Friday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts surveyed the sort of scene which had avoided his team for the previous week. The Dodgers held a lead, which was nothing new. Except this time, in an 11-1 victory over the Mariners, the advantage was large enough that Roberts...
Aug 17, 2018

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen and manager Dave Roberts have their fingers crossed for Monday

After completing another simulated inning Friday afternoon, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen insisted he felt “great,” with no recurrence of symptoms related to his irregular heartbeat, and professed his hope he would be cleared to pitch after meeting with his cardiologist Monday. “I’m miserable right...
Aug 12, 2018

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson sits out Rockies finale

Joc Pederson stood behind a group of reporters gathered around the lineup card inside the visitors clubhouse at Coors Field on Sunday morning. A right-handed pitcher was on the mound for the Rockies, but Pederson’s name was not in the lineup. Didn’t Pederson have the day off on Saturday? one reporter...
Aug 12, 2018

Dodgers move Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling to bullpen

Reeling after three relief-related losses on this road trip and stuck without Kenley Jansen for at least two more weeks, the Dodgers shifted two starting pitchers into the bullpen on Sunday, with Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling available as relievers this week. Stripling will be available on Tuesday...
Aug 11, 2018

Dodgers give up three runs in ninth inning for 3-2 loss to Rockies

The circumstances of a baseball season wrench a bullpen into misalignment. Across 162 games, a team will often compete with its relief corps at less than full strength. Pitchers get injured. They require days off. Sometimes they get sick. And yet, the circumstances of a baseball season do not force...
Aug 11, 2018

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen out until at least Aug. 20

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will not pitch until undergoing a follow-up examination Aug. 20 on his irregular heartbeat. Jansen left the team Friday for tests in Los Angeles after experiencing a recurrence of the symptoms that plagued him on multiple occasions. He underwent an ablation to correct...
Aug 11, 2018

Dodgers' offense can't overcome pitching problems in 5-4 loss to Rockies

The Dodgers wielded enough power to overcome their bullpen deficiencies on Thursday at Coors Field. A day later, the strength of the offense could not compensate for the weakness of the pitching staff in a 5-4 loss to the Rockies. Zac Rosscup, a seldom-used left-handed reliever, served up a two-run...
Aug 10, 2018

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen could miss 4 to 6 weeks because of heart condition

The Dodgers are staring at a scenario in which they could be without closer Kenley Jansen until the final week of the regular season. Jansen spent Friday in Los Angeles undergoing tests on his irregular heartbeat, which necessitated a hospitalization the day before in Denver. The team placed Jansen...
Aug 10, 2018

Dodgers uncertain how long Kenley Jansen will be sidelined with heart condition

The Dodgers awoke Friday morning uncertain how long they would be without closer Kenley Jansen. Scheduled to fly home from Denver late on Thursday after experiencing an irregular heartbeat, he remained grounded when his flight was canceled, a team official said. He was expected to land in Los Angeles...

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