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Dodgers | Julio Urias an impressive youngster

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:34:14 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Julio Urias, who is just 18 years old and hasn't pitched above Class A, could become a big storyline in 2015. There are some that think he could pitch in the majors this year, which would make him the first 18-year-old to start a major league game since Jose Rijo in 1984. Urias has a 2.41 ERA AND 1.11 WHIP in 142 innings in the last two years in the minors. He looks to be 20 to 30 pounds lighter than he was in 2014 this spring, and the team continues to be impressed with his maturation at such a young age. Manager Don Mattingly doesn't expect to see Urias in the majors this year, as the team wants to focus on development instead of rushing him.

Fantasy Tip: Even at such a young age, Urias is worthy of consideration in dynasty and keeper leagues because of his off-the-charts talent. He'll likely move up to Class AA or AAA this season, and a call-up to the big leagues isn't out of the question. In standard single-year formats, you wouldn't want to draft him, but he'd be worth an immediate waiver wire pick-up if he's called up at any point in 2015.

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Dodgers | Joel Peralta should be ready

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:22:46 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Joel Peralta (shoulder) is behind schedule in camp because of right shoulder stiffness, but manager Don Mattingly is confident that Peralta will be ready for opening day. Peralta expects to throw his first bullpen session next week. The good news is that Peralta doesn't need many exhibition outings to be game-ready.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta is likely the leading candidate to fill in in the ninth inning with Kenley Jansen (foot) sidelined to start the season. The other candidates would be J.P. Howell and Brandon League. If you're speculating at the tail end of fantasy drafts, Peralta should be your pick, but keep an eye on how he recovers from his shoulder stiffness.

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Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu undergoes MRI

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:47:57 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) underwent an MRI on his back, which came back negative. Ryu is not participating in drills Thursday, Feb. 26.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Ryu is dealing with a minor injury and should be fine in the near future. He is coming off a solid season in 2014 and could be a solid option in the later rounds of mixed league drafts this season.

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Dodgers | Zack Greinke feels fine

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:17:38 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (elbow) threw his first bullpen session since an elbow injection Tuesday, Feb. 24, and he said he's not worried about the health of his right elbow. "It's the same as I did last year, at the end of the year, at the beginning of the year, in the offseason and the last time I talked to you guys," said Greinke. "There's always a little bit of concern." Greinke had received a lubricating injection of hyaluronic acid, which he's had in previous springs, in order to aid arthritic joints. He threw 24 fastballs Tuesday in what he said was "normal bullpen percentage" intensity. Greinke said he's "maybe three or four days behind some people. That's not a big deal."

Fantasy Tip: Greinke's elbow concern shouldn't concern you too much when drafting. Greinke should continue to sit firmly in the middle of the group of pitchers that is acceptable for a No. 1 pitcher for a fantasy baseball squad.

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Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu has back tightness

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:35:10 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) is dealing with "mid-back tightness," and he will not work out Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how serious Ryu's injury is at this point. Keep an eye on his progress through the rest of the week. Ryu is an undervalued commodity that pitches in a nice pitcher's park. He posted an ERA of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.19 last year while raising his K/9 by a full strikeout to 8.2. He's a nice target in the later rounds of mixed drafts.

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Dodgers | Andre Ethier demands to start

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:17:42 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier said he prefers to be traded if he doesn't have a starting outfield job this year. The team's current plans have OF Carl Crawford in left, rookie OF Joc Pederson in center and OF Yasiel Puig in right field, with Ethier as the fourth outfielder. Ethier hit .249 with four home runs and a .691 OPS in 331 at-bats last year, and his production has declined since 2012.

Fantasy Tip: Pederson isn't guaranteed the starting center field job, he'll have to earn it in camp by beating out Ethier. Regardless, Pederson is an up-and-coming prospect that will be taken in the middle rounds of mixed-league drafts, while Ethier is an afterthought. If Ethier is dealt before the start of the season, he could find some value as outfield depth if he lands in the right situation.

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


Dodgers | Zack Greinke to throw bullpen session

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:34:42 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Feb. 24, after receiving an injection in his left elbow last week.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke having elbow woes so early is concerning. He's a good SP2 candidate in traditional leagues if all checks out.

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


Dodgers | Kenley Jansen receives positive news

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:06:26 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) said an MRI revealed the growth in his foot was not life-threatening and was mostly just fluid in the bone. Jansen noted doctors told him the problem was fixed and is not expected to return. The current recovery timeline has a possible return by early May.

Fantasy Tip: Jansen has a career 14.0 K/9 mark and 97 saves over the past thee seasons, so he'll be a worthy stash candidate in all leagues. He is a viable selection among the middle tiers of closers on draft day. Currently, the closing duties are up in the air, so check back for updates on both Jansen's recovery timetable and who will fill in for him.

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


Dodgers | LA signs Dustin McGowan

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:28:46 -0800

Free-agent RP Dustin McGowan (Blue Jays) signed a one-year, $507,500 deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Feb. 23. He'll receive a $1 million bonus if he's on the roster out of spring training, and he can make an extra $1.5 million in incentives. The Dodgers will be without RP Kenley Jansen (foot) for at least a month to start the year.

Fantasy Tip: McGowan comes in and will compete for a late-inning bullpen job with Jansen out of the picture to start the season. There's a chance he could be considered for ninth-inning duties in the meantime, but it's unlikely given LA's other options like Joel Peralta, Brandon League and J.P. Howell.

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


Dodgers | Brandon Beachy confident in rebound

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:00:48 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) has "no doubt" that he will return to pitch at a high level, but he said he'll take as much time as he needs after having Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career. Beachy is expected to be ready to pitch around midseason. He'll make $2.75 million guaranteed on his one-year deal, and the 2016 option will be worth between $3 million and $6 million, depending on how much he pitches this year.

Fantasy Tip: Beachy won't be much use to fantasy baseball owners this year. He could be worth a look off the waiver wire in the second half of the season, but it's more likely that he won't be worth your attention until the 2016 season.

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


Dodgers | Brett Anderson taking it slow

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:06:06 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brett Anderson (back) is having his workload managed as he returns from lower back surgery. Every Los Angeles pitcher who threw a bullpen session Friday, Feb. 20, threw again Sunday, Feb. 22, except for Anderson. He played extra catch instead expects to throw a bullpen session Monday, Feb. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Anderson is expected to be the team's fifth starter. In many places that wouldn't mean much for fantasy owners, but the Dodgers will be contenders and he could face some favorable pitching matchups if he can revert back to form and stay healthy.

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


Dodgers | Dodgers likely signing Dustin McGowan

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:39:18 -0800

Free-agent RP Dustin McGowan (Blue Jays) is likely headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers, per team sources.

Fantasy Tip: With closer Kenley Jansen sidelined for 8-12 weeks, this move would likely be to shore up the Dodgers bullpen. McGowan's fantasy value should be watched during spring as he posted a 3.35 ERA and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings pitched after Toronto sent him to the bullpen.

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


Dodgers | Ali Solis leaves camp

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:42:41 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers C Ali Solis has left camp because of a contractual issue. The team is expected to replace him with another non-roster invitee.

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Dodgers | Zack Greinke playing catch

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:57:23 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (elbow) is playing catch Sunday, Feb. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Greinke received an injection a few days ago to help prevent soreness in his elbow, and it looks like he is ready to return after taking a few days off. Greinke likely will be selected in one of the early rounds of drafts this year.

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


Dodgers | Brandon Beachy signed

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:52:44 -0800

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free-agent SP Brandon Beachy (Braves) to a one-year deal, with an option for the 2016 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Beachy's contract is a major league deal. He is expected to begin the season on the disabled list as he continues to recover from his second Tommy John surgery.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Player News

Aardsma David RP
Abreu Juan 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
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
Huff David RP
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
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
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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Byrnes Josh TO
Castro Juan TO
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Crim Chuck TO
Friedman Andrew TO
Honeycutt Rick PC
Howell Ken TO
Hunsicker Gerry TO
Kapler Gabe TO
Lopes Davey TO
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McGwire Mark TO
Sele Aaron TO
Sweeney Mark TO
Valentin John TO
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