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Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez fresh off of his rehab assignment is back with the team three weeks ahead of schedule, and for the depleted team not a moment too soon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers received bad news that Hanley Ramirez will require thumb surgery, and will be sidelined approximately two months. Ramirez suffered the injury during the World Baseball Classic (WBC) championship representing the Dominican Republic in the third inning while chasing down as ground ball.
The Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez get an MRI on his thumb, due to injury suffered in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) championship game on Tuesday.
Saturday was the first day of Spring Training action for the Los Angeles Dodgers who have high expectations this season not just by the team but fans as well.
At their Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch, the Dodgers got blasted by their Spring Training neighbor Chicago White Sox 9-0. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had a rough start as he allowed two runs and four hits in just two innings of action.
But relax everyone, it’s just Spring Training this is exactly what this time is for to improve and fine tune most mistakes before April 1st which is Opening Day at Dodger Stadium.
On Sunday the two teams battle each other at 12:30PM PST in Glendale, Arizona.
The Los Angeles Dodgers $2 million catcher AJ Ellis, has recovered fully from off season knee surgery. Ellis who showcased his leadership in his first full season is already participating in off season baseball drills. He recovered from the October 5th proceder that required some clean up in his medial and lateral meniscus.
Despite the construction of renovating Dodger Stadium, fans came out in droves for the Dodgers annual Fan Fest that took place this past Saturday.
After many months of speculation and back forth between FOX Sports and Time Warner, the new Los Angeles Dodgers deal has been finalized. The winner beyond the fans is Time Warner who will distribute a new network dedicated to Dodger baseball, SportsNet LA.
The Dodgers more than likely will not have to go through the confusion the same way, the Laker fans had to experience missing games during negations were taking place between Time Warner and various outlets (DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast). The SportsNet LA deal that Time Warner customers will pay is about $4 a month for the new channel, and the various carriers mentioned above should expect to pay about $5 a month.
At the same time the Guggenheim Group is all about being fan friendly, creating the best experience for Dodger fans at Dodger Stadium as well as away from the stadium.
“We concluded last year that the best way to give our fans what they want — more content and more Dodger baseball — was to launch our own network,” said Dodgers owner Mark Walter.
An exciting time as the Dodgers gear up to make a serious World Series title run this season, their mindset is to win right now.
On Wednesday the Los Angeles Dodgers made another significant move by trading right hander John Ely to the Houston Astros for former UCLA pitcher Rob Rasmussen.
This is a home coming of sorts for Rasmussen who grew up in Arcadia, played his high school baseball at Pasadena Poly and continued his collegiate career at UCLA.
Ironically back in 2007, the Dodgers drafted Rasmussen in the 27th round of the amateur draft, but elected to attend UCLA.
Rasmussen was selected by the Miami Marlins this time in the second round of the 2010 amateur draft and then traded to Houston on July 2012 as part of the trade that sent an unhappy Carlos Lee to Miami and away from the Astros.
John Ely who was acquired in a trade in 2009 with the Chicago White Sox. Ely went a disappointing 4-13 with a 5.25 ERA in 25 games over three seasons with the Dodgers.
In three minor league seasons, Rasmussen 20-21 with a 3.88 ERA in 60 games that included 53 starts.
The Dodgers have 39 players on their 40 man roster.
Look for the Dodgers to continued tweaking their roster over the course of this off season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to improve their line up, by completing a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals for infielder/ outfielder Skip Schumaker according to the L.A. Times. He spent eight seasons with the Cards hitting .276 with 1 home run and 28 RBIs.
He’s expected to give the Dodgers so much needed help in the infield possibly at second base and in the out field in case Carl Crawford isn’t ready by opening day.
Schumaker is scheduled to make $1.5 million this season, and there has been no word on who the Cards will receive in return at this time. He is set to be a free agent next season.
The Dodgers are certainly making moves to win no only right now but for several years to come.