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Player Movement


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera from the 15-day disabled list after optioning outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque following yesterday’s game at Colorado. Van Slyke, 25, batted .194 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI in 17 games with Los Angeles.

Rivera, who has been on the disabled list since May 9 with a left hamstring strain, batted .250 (3-for-12) with two home runs and five RBI in four rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, last playing on Thursday with the Quakes. The 33-year-old is batting .247 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games with the Dodgers this season, including 13 starts in the outfield and seven at first base.


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-handed reliever Javy Guerra on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 3) with right knee inflammation, selected the contract of right-handed reliever Shawn Tolleson from Triple-A Albuquerque and transferred right-hander Matt Guerrier to the 60-day disabled list. Guerra, 26, was 2-3 with eight saves and a 3.38 ERA in 27 relief appearances this season, while Guerrier has been on the disabled list since April 19 with right elbow tendinitis after going 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in seven games.

Tolleson, 24, will hope to make his Major League debut and has gone a combined 0-1 with five saves and a 2.82 ERA in 19 relief appearances with Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque. The Texas native has limited opposing hitters to a .198 batting average with 34 strikeouts in 22.1 combined innings this season, last pitching on Thursday with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning against New Orleans. Tolleson was named the Dodgers’ 2011 Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year, going a combined 7-2 with 25 saves and a 1.17 ERA in 57 relief appearances with Single-A Great Lakes, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Chattanooga. Tolleson, who will wear No. 38, has 178 strikeouts in 120.0 innings in his three professional seasons and was originally selected by Los Angeles in the 30th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Baylor University

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13 Responses to “Player Movement”

  1. Bobby says:

    Woww, I’m really excited to see Tolleson pitch!!!!

    Oh, and I guess welcome back Rivera

  2. Roger Dodger says:

    Smoke and mirrors. That is about the size of it for 2012 so far.

  3. Badger says:

    Game on the tube today. I got the Dogs 3-2.

    Smoke and mirrors indeed Roger. Great starts by several players. Pulled hammy’s and players slowing down has stalled the effort. A trade for a thumper would light it back up again.

  4. Jae says:

    1988 = Smoke & Mirrors.

    I’ll take it!

  5. ken says:

    Last 30 Days

    Kemp .185 Trade him now :)
    SVS .194 Already at AAA
    Sands .200 Already at AAA

    Last 7 Days
    Treanor .000
    Loney .143 Platoon player at best.
    Kennedy .143 When will he be gone?
    Gwynn .167 Too young to play this tired
    Gordon .200 Same ol same ol

    Last 30 Days
    Wright 6.08 Just wrong
    Bills 5.40
    Lilly 5.16

    Last 7 Days
    Kerahaw 7.94 Trade him too :)
    Lindblom 7.71 Over used?
    Wright 7.36 Still not right
    Capuano 6.75 Can’t win them all
    Bills 6.00 Is he on e every weekly list now?
    Guerra 5.40 Is it really the knee that hursts?

  6. ken says:

    State of Affairs – Compared to Last Year
    2012 Pace 2011 LAD Best
    Team Wins 99 82
    BA – Hairston .366 .324
    AB – Ethier 600 602
    Runs – Kemp 120 115
    Hits – Ethier 192 195
    2B – Ethier 54 33
    3B – Gwynn 6 6
    HR – Kemp 36 39
    RBI – Ethier 138 126
    BBs – Ellis 84 74
    SO – Ethier 144 159
    SB – Gordon 42 40

    Wins – Capuano 21 21
    L – Bills 12 16
    Games – Guerra 81 70
    GS – Kershaw 33 33
    SV – Guerra 24 21
    IP-S – Kershaw 223 233
    IP-R – Lindblom 80 66
    Hits – Bills 192 196
    Runs – Bills 102 98
    ER – Bills 84 88
    HR – Bills 21 28
    BB – Bills 75 84
    SO – Kershaw 192 248
    ERA-S Kershaw 2.42 2.28

    Not so Bad except for Bills

  7. Roger Dodger says:

    I been thinking about Kershaw. Maybe he needs some more seasoning . . .

    He is just not taking care of business this season, like he did last.

  8. Roger Dodger says:

    Falling, falling, please help me I am falling . . .

    Giant fans, Rockies fans, D-Back fans are all rooting for the Big Fall . . . the question remains is — how deep is the hole, this black hole that is now engulfing the Dodgers.

  9. ken says:

    Good draft so far. No more half being pitchers please.

    Good win. Too many KOs. All seven of the pitchers from both teams had very good ERAs so a close game was not a surprise.

    Tolleson should do well but the Dodgers need a LOOOONG Reliever.

  10. Roger Dodger says:

    Boy, these Dodgers are really something. They saw the bottom of the pit — and Gordon showed them the way, then the new guy . . . banged him home.

    Jansen was just the great closer.

    How do these guy ever loose?

  11. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    I don’t care how many pitchers the Dodgers draft. The big change this year is likely to be the Dodgers participation in the international market. However, beginning July 2nd new rules go into effect that will limit the ability of big spending teams to spend freely. Figures, since the Dodgers now have money to spend. However, before July 2nd they can spend as they please. Wonder if the Dodgers will get in on the bidding for Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, who was just declared a free agent.

    With respect to the draft, there are also new spending limits before penalties kick in, which can be monetary, but can also include the loss of draft picks next year.

  12. Bobby says:

    Good post Brooklyn, I was about to ask the about Soler as well.

    Does anyone know if we’ll be in the bidder for this 20 year old talent? I say go for it now, because spending will be limited soon. May as well flex those bucks!

  13. Badger says:

    There are a lot of powerful teams interested in Soler. The bidding will be high.


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