Puig and his bulldogs: Jacob and Princess. Check out Yvonne Carrasco's story at Dodger Insider as she writes, "Morning at Casa Puig." Take a look at his home in Miami. Pic above via @Dodgers on twitter.
- Via Christopher Jackson at Examiner.com, "Isotopes Notebook: Southpaws are no concern for Pederson."
“He’s had some good ABs against lefties and struggled a little bit on some nastier lefties,” Berryhill said. “But we’re not really concerned with him facing lefty-lefty. It’s something that you know the more opportunity he gets, the better he’s getting.
- Via Ken Gurnick at MLB.com, "Crawford frustrated with prolonged slump."
"It's frustrating," he said. "I've had slumps, but nothing like this. I have to dig real deep, no other choices."
- Also from Gurnick, "Puig day to day after passing concussion test."
- Daniel Brim at Dodgers Digest writes about, "Dee Gordon’s Plate Discipline."
- Via Kevin Baxter at the LA Times, "Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis making progress in rehab."
Ellis has begun catching bullpen sessions and is stepping up his running program, sprinting hard from first base to third Sunday morning. Ellis said the running is the last box to check off in his rehab.
- Baxter also tells us that the, "Dodgers send Hyun-Jin Ryu home for shoulder exam."
"Hopefully there's nothing major there," pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said Sunday. "Hopefully just this little time off will correct itself and get him back in the rotation. We'll find out in the next few days about that."
- Via Charlie Wilmoth at MLB Trade Rumors, "Athletics Claim Nick (Chili) Buss." This is too bad. Of course, we are a bit heavy on outfielders.
- Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider, "Shrine of the Eternals honors Rachel Robinson, Don Zimmer."
- Blue Skinny Fan shares his day at Harry's Dugout meeting Pedro Guerrero.
Robinson has been called “arguably the most important woman in baseball history” by the Reliquary and Jackie’s “tower to lean on” by former Dodger executive Branch Rickey. “She kept her husband’s legacy alive after his premature death in 1972 by founding the New York-based Jackie Robinson Foundation, a nonprofit with the mandate of providing college scholarships and leadership training to promising and talented young people,” the Shrine added.
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