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Tue, 03 Jul 2007 15:39:35 -0700
Ken Gurnick, of Dodgers.MLB.com, reports Los Angeles Dodgers manager Grady Little announced Monday, July 2, that interim hitting coach Bill Mueller will remain the team's hitting coach for the remainder of 2007. "We like the way the hitters have responded and he likes it," Little said of Mueller. "The total approach of the offense is better. We're seeing more pitches, the on-base percentage is better." Mueller, who retired at the end of the 2006 season, is receiving $4.5 million from the club this season under the terms of his contract.
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:52:13 -0700
Dodgers.MLB.com reports the Los Angeles Dodgers have named former Dodgers 3B Bill Mueller the interim hitting coach. Mueller takes over for hitting coach Eddie Murray, who was dismissed Thursday, June 14. "Bill Mueller will serve as a very solid bridge as we look for our next hitting coach," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. "He already has a great reputation within the clubhouse and he has a very deep knowledge of our team and the rest of the league." Mueller ended his 11-season career in 2006 with a lifetime batting average of .291. He won the American League batting title in 2003 and Silver Slugger award in 2004.
Sat, 24 Feb 2007 11:07:47 -0800
Ken Gurnick, of LosAngeles.Dodgers.MLB.com, reports former Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Bill Mueller has been working as part of the team's front office since retiring last November. Over the winter, Mueller did player evaluations, was part of the Winter Meetings contingent and made his way to the Dominican Republic for scouting trips. Now at spring training, he has moved into the role of a hitting instructor.
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 20:32:58 -0800
The Associated Press reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Bill Mueller has retired from baseball after undergoing what turned out to be career-ending knee surgery last season. Mueller will serve as a special assistant to Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. "In one way, it's really disappointing, because I love what he brings to the table as a player. When he got hurt last year, it was probably as big an injury as we had for what it meant to the club," said Coletti.
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 05:11:34 -0700
Ken Gurnick, of LosAngeles.Dodgers.MLB.com, reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Bill Mueller (knee) has had all known procedures to repair his right knee ruled out. Mueller will continue to rehab his knee in hopes of a miracle recovery in 2007 or a yet-to-be-discovered solution but it appears as if his career could be over.
Fri, 23 Jun 2006 20:59:43 -0700
Ken Gurnick, of Dodgers.MLB.com, reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Bill Mueller's (knee) right knee has shown no signs of improvement after having a third knee surgery in May, and his career appears to be in jeopardy. "I'm bone on bone in three different places," said Mueller, who has no cartilage, exposing the bone to contact and resulting in degenerative arthritis. "Right now, I can't even walk on it without it swelling up."
Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:38:44 -0700
USAToday.com reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Bill Mueller (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Wed, 21 Jun 2006 10:47:08 -0700
The Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin reports Los Angeles Dodgers SS Cesar Izturis was told by the team he is their new third baseman. The team isn't sure Bill Mueller will come back from injury this season and aren't sure if Willy Aybar can play third base every day. "That's the only spot we've got," Izturis said. "I've got to take it."
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 21:15:12 -0700
Dodgers.MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports Los Angeles Dodgers rookie 3B Willy Aybar has played well since taking over at third base in the absence of 3B Bill Mueller (knee). Aybar, who was promoted May 10, ranks third among all rookies with a .302 average and eighth with 20 RBI.
Thu, 08 Jun 2006 08:00:41 -0700
Ken Gurnick, of LosAngeles.Dodgers.MLB.com, reports Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Bill Mueller (knee) is expected to seek a second opinion after responding poorly to knee surgery Monday, May 15.