Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:14:54 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (undisclosed) left early in a minor league game Tuesday, March 18, for unknown reasons. It's not known if he was actually injured, but he was taken to the clubhouse on a cart, and sources are saying he may have injured his right shoulder. The Dodgers plan to update Crawford's condition later Tuesday from Australia. Crawford has not made the trip to Australia, because he will be put on paternity leave.
Fantasy Tip: This won't be a good start for the oft-injured Crawford if he's dealing with a serious ailment. Matt Kemp (ankle) won't be ready for the start of the year, either. Bump Andre Ethier up your draft boards slightly while keeping tabs on Crawford's status. Scott Van Slyke would receive some extra PT early in the year if Crawford isn't ready.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:37:55 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Carl Crawford will not travel to Australia for the team's series against the Arizona Diamondbacks next weekend so that he can attend the birth of his third child.
Fantasy Tip: With Matt Kemp (ankle) and Crawford unavailable for the two-game series in Australia, OF Scott Van Slyke will likely get the starting nod for both games in left field. OF Mike Baxter and either OF Nick Buss or OF Joc Pederson are also expected to be on the roster, but these players carry very little fantasy value.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:34:10 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Andre Ethier (ankle) appears unlikely to receive any starts in the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, although his ankle has improved to the point where he would be allowed to run "station to station" in certain game situations. Mattingly said OF Yasiel Puig would not be moved out of right field and if someone other than Skip Schumaker needs to play center field, it would be Scott Van Slyke rather than Ethier.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:49:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (ankle) worked out with the team Tuesday, Oct. 1, and is hoping to make the playoff roster for the National League Division Series as a pinch hitter and later get into a game in the outfield. "It's probably just a hitting role, that's what our best hope is," Ethier said after the workout. "Who knows, maybe we wake up Saturday and Sunday and it feels good enough to go full-go. Hitting-wise it feels good enough. We'll worry about what to do after I get on first base then. I just want to figure out a way to contribute anyway I can and not become a hindrance." He hit and threw Tuesday but didn't do any running. The team would like to see Ethier run before putting him on the roster. 2B Skip Schumaker will start in center field in Game 1 Thursday, Oct. 3, but SS Dee Gordon and OFs Scott Van Slyke and Jerry Hairston Jr. worked out there Tuesday.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:48:33 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday, Sept. 18, that the team will "be careful" with OF Carl Crawford (back), and he will sit against upcoming left-handed opposing pitchers. OF Scott Van Slyke will get the starting nod in left field in those situations.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:33:59 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle, hamstring) and SS Hanley Ramirez (back, hamstring) are both back in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 17. Also, OF Scott Van Slyke (ribs) is playing with OF Andre Ethier (ankle) still sidelined.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:30:03 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke (ribs) is dealing with tightness in his ribs area.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:51:48 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled SP Stephen Fife, RP Peter Moylan, INF Dee Gordon, OF Scott Van Slyke and C Drew Butera from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:36:06 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased the contract of RP Brian Wilson from the minors Monday, Aug. 19, and optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:37:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (calf) is out of the lineup Friday, Aug. 16. He's being replaced in right field by OF Scott Van Slyke.