Matt Kemp is working hard to get back into the lineup. Pic via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.
- "Kemp takes batting practice for first time since injury: Dodgers star eligible to return Tuesday, but yet to begin running on left ankle," via Chad Thornburg at MLB.com.
"It felt good to get back out there and hit a little bit," Kemp said. "I felt like a real baseball player. It's been tough. Play a little bit, don't play, out for a while, come back. You know, it's a start. It's better than where I was."
- "Yasiel Puig’s top five moments so far this season — what’s your favorite? Via Mike Oz at Big League Stew.
- "Yasiel Puig, Plate Disciplinarian," via Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts.
His ups were followed by some downs, and his downs have now turned into some ups. The ride will continue, but it’s hard not to be excited by his ability to show power with restraint.
- Puig has just signed an endorsement deal with Italian sunglass maker Rudy Project. Go here for information. (Hat Tip: True to the Blue)
“Although Rudy Project is more commonly known in cycling and running sports, having an athlete like Yasiel Puig wear our sunglasses while playing for the Dodgers will allow our brand to be widely recognized as we enter into the baseball market,” remarked Rudy Project North America Co-owner Steve Wagner. “All of us within the company are proud that Puig chose Rudy Project eyewear and sunglasses to be his choice on and off the field. We’ll keep making the best eyewear in the world and hope Puig just keeps everyone in awe of his play.”
- I love reading about how well Hiroki Kuroda is doing. I only wish he was doing it in Dodger Blue. "Hiroki Kuroda’s Case for the Cy Young Award," via Matt Klaassen at FanGraphs.
- "Brian Wilson pitches scoreless inning in first minor league rehab game," via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA.
- Check out a pic of Brian Wilson as he he heads out to the field in preparation of pitching, via DodgersBeat on twitter.
And it begins for @BrianWilson38 as a Dodger. #Dodgers #FearTheBeard pic.twitter.com/AWglS5dOgX
— DodgersBeat (@DodgersBeat) August 8, 2013
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