Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:32:39 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (lat) threw a simulated inning Friday, Feb. 28, and told the team he is ready to pitch in a spring training game.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:48:55 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (quadriceps) was pain-free while throwing to hitters for the first time Wednesday, Feb. 26, and he's likely to throw a bullpen Friday, Feb. 28, or Saturday, March 1, and then move to an exhibition game.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:15:44 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (lat) threw his second bullpen Friday, Feb. 21, and appears to be past his mild lat strain. SP Zach Lee (lat) didn't suffer a setback after his first bullpen session.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:11:48 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (lat) is hoping to get back on the mound Wednesday, Feb. 19, after reducing his throwing for a few days due to a mild lat strain. The team doesn't think the injury is anything serious, and they are just being extra cautious. League threw eight bullpen sessions before arriving to camp. SP Zach Lee (lat) is in a similar situation and also plans to throw Wednesday.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:39:15 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (ankle) is on the team's roster for the National League Division Series, but he said he'll be used only as a pinch hitter for at least the first two games of the series. RP Brandon League was left off the 25-man roster. He was 6-4 with a 5.30 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. OF Jerry Hairston Jr. was also left off the roster after hitting .067 in his last 23 games.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 18:48:42 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed RP Brandon League on waivers.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:29:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League won't be trusted in late-inning situations in close games anymore, according to manager Don Mattingly. RP Ronald Belisario will now be the eighth-inning setup man to RP Kenley Jansen, and the team will mix and match in the seventh inning between RPs Paco Rodriguez and Peter Moylan. League will be used in low-pressure situations to "start piecing him back together." The Dodgers think League is opening up his shoulder too soon in his delivery, which makes it easier for opponents to see his pitches.
Fantasy Tip: If he corrects his mechanical flaws, League could move back to important late-inning work, but he has virtually no shot at unseating Jansen as the closer again. Feel free to drop League in all formats.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:41:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen was rested against the San Francisco Giants in a save situation Tuesday, June 25, because he had pitched in three straight games. RP Brandon League was brought in for the save, but he had to be pulled after allowing three hits and two runs. RP Paco Rodriguez eventually came on to record the save, his first of the year.
Fantasy Tip: League didn't help his chances at being considered again for the closer role if Jansen struggles. It doesn't appear like he'll have a shot anytime soon at usurping Jansen, so there's no reason to hold onto League outside of NL-only formats.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:10:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has named Kenley Jansen closer.
Fantasy Tip: He deposes Brandon League, who can be dropped in most leagues. Jansen has the skills to hold the gig for the rest of the season and should be added everywhere.
Wed, 15 May 2013 15:26:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen came in for the save against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, May 14. "In that game, I had to go with the guy who's throwing the ball best; as much as anything he's been throwing the ball better than anybody," said manager Don Mattingly. RP Brandon League was never warmed up in the game, but Mattingly refused to say that Jansen is the new closer.
Fantasy Tip: We already told you that Jansen should be owned in all leagues, and this is why. It's likely that League is still Mattingly's closer, for now, but Jansen is pitching better and could take the ninth-inning duties from League if he continues to struggle.