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Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:31:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) is out of the lineup Friday, June 7, with tightness in the same hamstring that landed him on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: This is not what you want to hear as a Ramirez owner. He just came off the DL earlier this week. Monitor his progress and cross your fingers that it's just normal soreness from playing in games this week. If Ramirez is out for a while, Luis Cruz is likely to shift back to shortstop. Consider Cruz only in NL leagues.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:23:37 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 4, and placed SP Chris Capuano (forearm) on the 15-day DL in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Get Ramirez back into your lineups. Luis Cruz will be pushed back to third base, but he could be part of a platoon with Jerry Hairston Jr. or Nick Punto. Capuano will head to the DL for the second time this year. Stephen Fife could remain in the rotation for the time being after a nice outing against the San Diego Padres last night.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:39:33 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) will return from the disabled list this week, according to manager Don Mattingly. Ramirez will play for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Monday, June 3, and could return to the team Tuesday, June 4.
Fantasy Tip: Now that Dee Gordon is back in the minors, Ramirez will return to shortstop and likely push Luis Cruz back to the hot corner. Prepare to get Ramirez back in your daily lineups this week.
Sat, 01 Jun 2013 12:46:22 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Luis Cruz (hand) was hit by a pitch from Colorado Rockies SP Jon Garland Friday, May 31, during the third inning, but remained in the game.
Mon, 27 May 2013 15:34:31 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned SS Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque. In a corresponding move, the team activated OF Jerry Hairston Jr. (knee) from the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon being sent down could indicate Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) could be close to returning. Nick Punto and Luis Cruz could see time at shortstop until Ramirez returns. Neither should be considered in mixed leagues.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:24:26 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly plans on mixing and matching at third base, with 3B Juan Uribe starting at third base Thursday, April 25, after three games of INF Jerry Hairston Jr. playing the hot corner. 3B Nick Punto has also started there twice with 3B Luis Cruz hitting .087. "It's hard to say it belongs to anybody," Mattingly said of third base. "I'll keep trying to match up numbers the best I can. The bright side is they all catch the ball. For me, it's mix and match." Cruz is "working on stuff" in the batting cages to try to shake his slump.
Fantasy Tip: This has now become a situation to avoid in fantasy leagues, perhaps even NL-only leagues, at least for now. Cruz will probably be given a shot to reclaim the job outright, but he'll have to make the most of the opportunities when he gets them. Look elsewhere for the time being.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:20:39 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Luis Cruz started the season 0-for-17. He credits his father, who is a hitting coach in the Mexican League, for spotting his flaws physical and mental, and for providing just enough needling to keep Cruz loose.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:59:57 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Luis Cruz was not in the lineup for a second consecutive game Tuesday, April 9, against the San Diego Padres. Cruz is hitless in his first 17 at-bats to start the season.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:12:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Luis Cruz, 2B Mark Ellis and C A.J. Ellis are getting the day off against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, April 7.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:47:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Justin Sellers might be the team's starter at shortstop on Opening Day, with 3B Luis Cruz starting at third base. Sellers might not necessarily be the full-time starter, but he could platoon at shortstop until SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) is able to return.
Fantasy Tip: Sellers is worth a look in deeper NL-only leagues for help at the middle infielder position, but his value is negligible in mixed formats at this point.