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PAT CORRALES NAMED SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER

LOS ANGELES— Pat Corrales, a former Major League player, manager and bench coach and a veteran of 53 years in baseball, has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as Special Assistant to the General Manager. The announcement was made today by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. “We are very happy to have Pat join us,” Colletti [...]

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DODGERS SIGN BRANDON LEAGUE TO THREE-YEAR CONTRACT

Right-hander returns to Los Angeles after being acquired at the 2012 trade deadline LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of free-agent right-handed reliever Brandon League to a three-year contract. The announcement was made by Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti. “We’re excited to bring back a key member of our bullpen, [...]

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CLAYTON KERSHAW WINS 2012 ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD

DETROIT, MI – Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw was named the recipient of the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet today at a press conference prior to Game Four of the World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the [...]

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DODGERS HIRE HUNSICKER

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today hired Gerry Hunsicker as Senior Advisor, Baseball Operations. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “Gerry brings a wealth of senior level experience and knowledge that will assist baseball operations at all levels,” said Colletti. Hunsicker will assist Colletti and President and CEO Stan Kasten with [...]

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DODGERS REINSTATE DEE GORDON; RECALL STEPHEN FIFE AND ELIAN HERRERA

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated shortstop Dee Gordon from the 60-day disabled list and recalled right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife and infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room for Gordon on the 40-man roster, the club placed infielder Adam Kennedy on the 60-day disabled list with a strained right groin. [...]

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DODGERS REINSTATE SCOTT ELBERT FROM THE DISABLED LIST; OPTION ELIAN HERRERA

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed reliever Scott Elbert from the disabled list and optioned infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Triple-A Albuquerque. Herrera appeared in just two games during his six-day recall, going 1-for-3 at the plate. Elbert had been on the disabled list since July 26 with left elbow inflammation and [...]

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DODGERS PLACE JERRY HAIRSTON JR. ON THE DISABLED LIST; RECALL ELIAN HERRERA

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation (retroactive to August 12) and recalled IF/OF Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque. Hairston was hitting .273 (65-for-238) with four home runs and 26 RBI and has made starts at second base (26), third [...]

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DODGERS SELECT CONTRACT OF LUIS CRUZ, OPTION TOLLESON AND TRANSFER LILLY TO 60-DAY DL

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of infielder Luis Cruz from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned right-hander Shawn Tolleson to Albuquerque. In a corresponding move, the club also transferred left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly (left shoulder inflammation) to the 60-day disabled list. Tolleson, 24, posted a 7.71 ERA in six big league [...]

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DODGERS HIRE MICKEY HATCHER

Former Dodger World Series hero to join club as Special Assistant to the General Manager LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that former big league infielder/outfielder and well-respected hitting coach Mickey Hatcher has been named Special Assistant to the General Manager. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “Mickey’s been a [...]

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Draft Recap (So Far)

DODGERS ANNOUNCE SELECTIONS FROM FIRST TWO DAYS OF 2012 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers today announced their selections from the first two days of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.  Los Angeles made 14 picks today after selecting Northwest Cabarrus High School (Concord, NC) shortstop Corey Seager with their first-round pick (18th overall) [...]

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Tommy Lasorda Suffers Heart Attack

Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda is currently in a New York hospital after suffering a heart attack Monday, TMZ has learned. 84-year-old Lasorda was in NY representing the L.A. Dodgers at the MLB draft, which started yesterday. Sources tell us … the heart attack was “mild” and Tommy is expected to be ok — and the [...]

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Player Movement

DODGERS REINSTATE RIVERA, OPTION VAN SLYKE 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 [...]

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DODGERS PLACE JUAN URIBE ON DISABLED LIST

PURCHASE THE CONTRACT OF ELIAN HERRERA FROM ALBUQUERQUE LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed infielder Juan Uribe on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist injury and purchased the contract of Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque. Uribe was hitting .250 with a homer and 10 RBI in 25 games, all at [...]

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April Winners of Dodger Pride Awards

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the April winners of the Dodger Pride Awards.  The Dodger Pride Awards were created in 2008 by General Manager Ned Colletti, and are given on a monthly basis to the players at each level of the club’s minor league system who play the game with a [...]

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SALE OF LOS ANGELES DODGERS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2012 – The Los Angeles Dodgers, Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC (“GBM”) and Frank McCourt today announced the completion of the sale of the Dodgers to GBM for $2 billion. As previously reported, the Dodgers’ new ownership includes Mark Walter as control person, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Stan Kasten as CEO of [...]

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Tommy is a Statue – Who Knew?

The Latino Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday unveiled a statue of Dodger Hall of Fame Manager and Special Advisor to the Chairman Tommy Lasorda at their Paseo de los Inmortales in La Romana, Dominican Republic.  Lasorda, who is a founding member of the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame and their Goodwill Ambassador, managed in the [...]

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DODGERS ANNOUNCE MINOR LEAGUE COACHING STAFF

Dodger affiliates posted the second-highest winning percentage among MLB teams in 2011, entire staffs return from top two affiliates and six of seven managers. LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their 2012 Minor League coaches with eight former Dodger players from the Major League club on staff. After a successful 2011 season [...]

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DODGERS SIGN GWYNN JR. TO TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

Defensive standout and speedster returns to Los Angeles after setting a career high with 22 steals in 2011 LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of outfielder Tony Gwynn, Jr. to a two-year contract. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. The versatile outfielder appeared in a career-high 136 games at [...]

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DODGER MAJOR LEAGUE COACHES TO RETURN FOR 2012 SEASON

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that all Major League coaches will return for the 2012 season.  General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement. “I’m very excited that the entire coaching staff will return next season,” said Dodger manager Don Mattingly. “These guys do a great job with teaching and development while [...]

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It’s About Time…

CASTRO RETIRES AFTER 17-YEAR BIG LEAGUE CAREER Former Dodger infielder to join baseball operations staff as Special Assistant LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that 17-year Major League veteran and former Dodger infielder Juan Castro has retired as an active player and been named to the position of Special Assistant, Baseball Operations [...]

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