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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw sharp in spring start

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:50:37 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (tooth) started Thursday, March 26, against the Chicago White Sox and allowed one run, with eight strikeouts in six innings.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) is the consensus top pitcher in baseball, and his quick return to sharp form in his first start since getting hit in the mouth with a line drive is excellent for his fantasy outlook. Continue to draft him in the first round, but a matchup with the San Diego Padres in the season opener isn't as juicy as it would have been last year. Still, he's capable of carrying FantasyScore teams and worthy of consideration on opening day.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick and Scott Merkin


Dodgers | Hector Olivera has slight tear in UCL

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:16:28 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Hector Olivera (elbow) had an MRI which revealed a slight tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, a source said. The Dodgers would get a seventh season at $1 million if he requires Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera's fantasy outlook for 2015 is murky. He might have been called up at some point this season, but if he requires surgery that makes an MLB debut this year extremely unlikely.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez


Dodgers | LAD interested in Yadier Alvarez

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:15:46 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Cuban P Yadier Alvarez, according to a source. The San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals are also said to be interested in Alvarez. He has yet to be declared a free agent.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez is 18 years old, and it will likely be a while until he finds his way to the majors. However, he has a ton of upside and he is so young that he is a long-term keeper league players' dream.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez


Dodgers | Hector Olivera agrees with Dodgers

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:15:54 -0700

Cuban free-agent 2B Hector Olivera agreed to a six-year, $62.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, March 24. He received a $28 million signing bonus.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera is one to watch for a callup later in the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez


Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu to rest for two weeks

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:25:33 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu's (shoulder) MRI exam Tuesday, March 24, showed no change from the previous test, and he'll rest for two weeks before being re-evaluated.

Fantasy Tip: This much we know: Ryu will open 2015 on the disabled list. Beyond that is a mystery, but it's not encouraging that he battled through shoulder woes in 2014, as well. Ryu has quickly gone from a late-round sleeper pitcher to one to avoid in the short term. If he bounces back healthy early in the year, you can always snag him off the waiver wire.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick


Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu to start on DL

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:26:10 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) has shut down his throwing program after experiencing pain in his left shoulder when he played catch Sunday, March 22, and he will start the season on the disabled list, according to manager Don Mattingly. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will examine Ryu Monday, March 23. SP Joe Wieland may enter the rotation to replace Ryu to start the year, but the Dodgers are also looking to trade for a starter. The other pitchers being considered to fill in are Ps Carlos Frias and Mike Bolsinger, and both are in minor league camp.

Fantasy Tip: Before the injury, Ryu was an intriguing sleeper pick in the late middle rounds. However, he's now extremely risky, especially since he dealt with left shoulder problems throughout the year in 2014. Stash him late in mixed league drafts. Wieland may be worth a dollar investment in NL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNLosAngeles.com - Mark Saxon


Dodgers | Joe Wieland may join LAD rotation

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:56:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Joe Wieland may be in the starting rotation to begin the 2015 season, with SP Hyun-jin Ryu (shoulder) likely headed for the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: The team has said it would likely look for help elsewhere, considering SP Erik Bedard is already out with a lat strain. But it looks like this job might be Wieland's to lose. It's hard to tell how long he will have a spot, so don't go too crazy in your fantasy drafts. It may be worth an end-of-draft flier in some leagues or an occasional pickup in daily leagues, depending on how he performs.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin


Dodgers | Yasiel Puig warming up

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:42:45 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit his second home run in as many days, hitting a solo shot in a 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians Sunday, March 22.

Fantasy Tip: Puig is hitting .226 with three home runs and eight RBIs this spring, and his high upside and multi-category contributions make him a worth grabbing in the first couple of rounds in all fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Steve Dilbeck


Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw to get more dental work

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:25:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (tooth) will require more dental work after being hit in the face by a line drive Friday, March 20, but he is still slated to start Opening Day. Kershaw had one tooth extracted and another one repaired, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Fantasy Tip: This development will not affect Kershaw's status as the top pitcher in fantasy baseball. He is likely to be drafted in the middle of the first round in universal fantasy drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu to throw soon

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:57:17 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) will resume throwing Monday, March 23, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Ryu will be ready for the start of the regular season. Ryu likely will be selected in the middle rounds of most drafts and could be a solid pitcher for owners.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin


Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw loses part of tooth

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:15:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw said he lost a part of a tooth when he was hit by a broken-bat line drive Friday, March 20, but was otherwise unhurt.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to view Kershaw ($8,600, 17.2% of cap) as the top pitcher in fantasy baseball, and expect him to be drafted in the middle of Round 1. Kershaw and the Dodgers host the San Diego Padres in their first game, and Kershaw is worth considering as your No. 1 starter for FantasyScore contests.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin


Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw avoids scare

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:01:37 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw was struck in the face with a broken-bat line drive Friday, March 20. He avoided injury and remained in the game, though.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw is the No. 1 pitcher in baseball, and he projects to go in the middle of Round 1 in the majority of drafts. Over the past five seasons, Kershaw has averaged 17 wins, a 2.26 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 232 strikeouts over 220 innings pitched. He has been even better the past two years, too, and at just 27, there is no reason to expect a drop off.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bernie Pleskoff


Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu to start on DL?

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:02:26 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) had an anti-inflammatory injection in his left shoulder Wednesday, March 18, but he's optimistic that he can be ready for the regular season opener. However, manager Don Mattingly said the team will be cautious with Ryu, and he could start the year on the disabled list. The Dodgers don't need a fifth starter until April 13 or 14. Ryu had stiffness in his shoulder after pitching three innings in a game Wednesday, and he said the pain is similar, but less intense, than what he dealt with in 2014. He'll be shut down for three days to let the swelling subside, but he's not scheduled for any tests.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't appear that Ryu's shoulder ailment is serious or related to his mid-back stiffness earlier this spring, but it's definitely worth watching. Ryu already entered this year's drafts as an undervalued commodity residing in a good situation, and now he'll likely be even more attractive at a very cheap price late in drafts. Keep an eye on his recovery as we approach opening day.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick


Dodgers | Yasiel Puig off to slow start

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:48:06 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is off to a slow start at the plate in spring training, but manager Don Mattingly isn't worried. Puig is hitting just .174 (4-for-23) with two walks and four strikeouts in nine spring contests after hitting .296/.382/.480 with 16 home runs and 69 RBI in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: As a fantasy owner, you shouldn't be very worried at all about Puig's spring results, either. Puig's high fantasy floor should make him a staple in the very early rounds of drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Chad Thornburg


Dodgers | Corey Seager reassigned

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:17:09 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned SS Corey Seager to the minor league camp Wednesday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: Seager will have to wait a little while until he gets his crack in Los Angeles, but he is one of the top prospects in the game and owners in long-term fantasy leagues will obviously want him.

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Aardsma David RP
Abreu Juan RP
Adams Mike RP
Aguasviva Geison P
Akin Brian P
Alfonzo Eliezer C
Alvarez Mario P
Anderson Brett SP
Anderson Chris P
Anderson Lars 1B
Antonini Mike P
Ardoin Danny C
Arruebarrena Erisbel SS
Aybar Rafael SS
Baez Pedro RP
Barden Brian INF
Barlow Scott P
Barnes Austin C
Barney Darwin 2B
Bastardo Alberto SP
Bates Aaron 1B
Beachy Brandon SP
Beckett Josh SP
Bedard Erik SP
Benjamin Ramon RP
Bolsinger Mike SP
Boothe Robert P
Britton Buck INF
Brohawn Troy RP
Brown Dee OF
Buchter Ryan RP
Burgamy Brian 3B
Burroughs Sean 3B
Canizales Jesus P
Carela Daniel RP
Carson Matt OF
Carson Robert RP
Cartwright Albert 2B
Cash Ralston P
Castillo Deivey OF
Castro Fabio P
Chen Chin-Feng OF
Chico Matt SP
Colmenarez Wilmer P
Corcoran Roy RP
Coulombe Daniel P
Crawford Carl OF
Crist Justin 2B
Cunningham Jarek 3B
Curletta Joey 1B
Cyr Eric P
Dasni Chales P
De La Cruz Fernando P
De Los Santos Omar P
Demel Sam RP
Denker Travis 2B
Desgue Fernando P
Dohmann Scott RP
Dunlap Cory 1B
Dyson Trey OF
Edlefsen Steve RP
Ellis A.J. C
Enright Barry SP
Erickson Gorman C
Etherton Seth SP
Ethier Andre OF
Farmer Tom P
Felix Francisco P
Fernandez Pablo SP
Fife Stephen SP
Frias Carlos P
Fussell Chris P
Garate Victor P
Garcia Sergio INF
Garcia Yimi P
Gaudin Chad RP
Gonzalez Adrian 1B
Gonzalez Elevys 3B
Gonzalez Juan M. SS
Gonzalez Juan P. P
Gonzalez Yeuri P
Gould Garrett P
Grandal Yasmani C
Gray Tim P
Greinke Zack SP
Griffin John-Ford OF
Guerra Luis P
Guerrero Alexander 2B
Gutierrez Gabriel C
Guzman Angel RP
Hammes Zach P
Hatcher Chris RP
Hazelbaker Jeremy OF
Heisey Chris OF
Henson Tyler OF
Hernandez Enrique INF
Hernandez Ravel SS
Hershiser Jordan P
Hobdy Christopher P
Holmes Grant P
Hoorelbeke Casey RP
Horst Jeremy RP
Howard Kevin 2B
Howell J.P. RP
Huber Jon P
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Infante Gregory P
Jackson Anthony OF
Jansen Kenley RP
Jensen Kyle OF
Johnson Blake P
Juarez William P
Judy Josh RP
Keisler Randy RP
Kellner Ryan C
Kendrick Howie 2B
Kershaw Clayton SP
Knoedler Justin C
Knott Eric P
Koss Paul P
LaMura B.J. P
Lara Christian INF
League Brandon RP
Lee Zach SP
Liberatore Adam P
Ludwig Michael 1B
Luna Omar 3B
Malloy Marty 2B
Martinez Brandon P
Martinez Fabio P
Martinez Osvaldo SS
Mateo Luis G. INF
Mayora Daniel INF
McCarthy Brandon SP
McGowan Dustin RP
Mier Fausto C
Miller Aaron P
Miller Greg P
Mims Brandon INF
Morris Avery P
Mosquera Carlos OF
Muegge Danny P
Myrow John OF
Nam Tae-hyeok INF
Nelo Hector P
Nelson Steve P
Newby Kyler RP
Ni Fu-Te RP
Nicasio Juan SP
Nicholson David 2B
Numata Takumi P
O'Brien Chris C
Ochoa Ivan INF
Ogle Tyler C
Olivera Hector 2B
Orr Kyle 1B
Ortiz Wilberto 3B
Osorio Felix INF
Page Jarrad OF
Patterson Red P
Pederson Joc OF
Pedroza Sergio OF
Pena Roman OF
Peralta Joel RP
Poole Lyndon OF
Portice Eammon P
Puig Yasiel OF
Pujols Kengshill P
Purkey Bryan C
Ramirez Osiris P
Reed Chris SP
Retherford C.J. 2B
Rivas Ricky RP
Rivera Juan A. SS
Roberts Rick P
Rodriguez Juan P
Rodriguez Orlando SP
Rodriguez Paco RP
Rodriguez Steven P
Rodriguez Wilmin P
Roemer Wes P
Rollins Jimmy SS
Romero Robert P
Rosario Alberto C
Rosenberg B.J. RP
Rowen Ben RP
Ruan Wilkin OF
Russell Kyle OF
Ryu Hyun-Jin SP
Sadowski Ryan SP
Sanchez Romulo P
Sandoval Ariel OF
Santana Alexander P
Santiago Mario P
Santos Sergio RP
Savage Will SP
Schebler Scott OF
Seager Corey SS
Sisco Andy RP
Slama Anthony RP
Slimak Taylor C
Smit Kyle RP
Smith Travis RP
Solis Ali C
Songco Mario OF
Sosa Henry RP
Souza Justin P
Stickel Brant P
Stripling Ross SP
Struck Nick P
Suarez Cesar 3B
Theodorou Nick INF
Totten Heath P
Troncoso Ramon RP
Tsao Chin-hui RP
Tucker Ryan RP
Turner Justin 2B
Urena Miguel P
Urias Julio P
Uribe Juan 3B
Van Slyke Scott OF
Veras Dario P
Vizcaino Jr. Jose INF
Wallach Matt C
White Matt J. P
White Sean P
Wieland Joe SP
Wise Jeremy C
Withrow Chris RP
Young Matt OF
Yount Dustin 1B
Zarraga Shawn C

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Kapler Gabe TO
Lopes Davey TO
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