The 12th edition of Dodgers Playbill, featuring Dodger closer Kenley Jansen on the cover, makes its debut this week. A story on Jansen’s dominance, short features on Zack Greinke winning NL Pitcher of the Month for August and Dodger Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully being named the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade is also included.
- Via Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe, Hyun-Jin Ryu should be ready for his next start this coming Wednesday.
- Matt Kemp could be ready in 10 days? Via a tweet from Bill Plunkett of the OC Register:
Mattingly said told by med director Stan Conte that it would likely be 10 days before Kemp was ready for games. Mgr assumed that meant MLB
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) September 8, 2013
- The Dodgers have now lost 4-in-a-row for the first time in ages. Bill Plunkett on sulia.com shares a quote from Clayton Kershaw about it
"Overall, it's a good time for us to lose some games -- if we're going to lose -- so we can remember what that feeling is like and bounce back and hopefully gain some momentum and carry it through to the playoffs."
- Highly touted Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero has been cleared to sign with a MLB team. The Dodgers were last reported to have agreed to a contract before things went haywire. Via a tweet from @dSoldevila.
- "Where’s Yasiel Puig’s discipline? It’s been coming for a while now," via Chad Moriyama.
- "When Yasiel Puig Crushed a Pitcher’s Pitch," via Jeff Sullivan at FanGraphs.
- "Zack Greinke does it all," via Neil Weinberg at Beyond the Boxscore.
- Kings Bobbleheads! Via a tweet from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider. BTW, Rosen has pics and videos from this past weekends LA Kings FanFest.
Kings will wear vintage jerseys & give away bobbleheads (bobble-fist for Wells) on those dates.
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) September 8, 2013
- As you may already know, the 2020 Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Well, Baseball/Softball made a bid to return as a medal sport, but lost out to wrestling that was fighting to stay. Via AP on ESPN, "Wrestling reinstated for 2020 Games".
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