Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:59:21 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) will be on crutches for about 10 days and in a protective boot for another three to four weeks after having a growth removed from one of the bones in his foot. The Dodgers have no obvious replacement at closer for Jansen, with RP Brandon League maybe being the likeliest candidate because of his 74 career saves. RP J.P. Howell has 21 career saves, and RP Joel Peralta could also be an option.
Fantasy Tip: Jensen, in a best-case scenario, will probably be ready in early May. That means the Dodgers have to fill the closer situation for a month without him. Based on Peralta's numbers with the Tampa Bay Rays the past several seasons, he seems like the best bet to handle most of the opportunities if the Dodgers don't go outside the organization for help. If you're a Jansen owner, the best course of action would be to pick up Peralta or Howell and sit on Jansen for the first month.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:52:02 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League might get a chance to close games in the ninth inning with RP Kenley Jansen (foot) sidelined at least eight weeks after surgery on his left foot.
Fantasy Tip: League has plenty of experience closing, and it wouldn't be a shocker to see him get a chance at saves. However, that's just speculation at this point. The team could also use a closer-by-committee with J.P. Howell and Joel Peralta in the mix for saves, or they might look outside of the organization for assistance. Stay tuned.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:34:08 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League is on the trade block. According to sources, the Dodgers are talking to teams about League, and they are willing to pay almost half of his $7.5 million salary as part of a potential deal.
Thu, 22 May 2014 08:29:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League hasn't given up an earned run in 21 1/3 innings over 14 outings since April 16.
Tue, 06 May 2014 19:18:17 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League worked two scoreless innings Monday, May 5, against the Washington Nationals, and he has not yielded an earned run over the past 13 innings. Opposing hitters are batting just .190 against him.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:42:20 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League pitched in a minor league intrasquad game Friday, March 14, and he's been working to make mechanical adjustments on the location of his pitches, mainly his offspeed ones. League isn't concerned that he won't make the major league roster.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:32:39 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (lat) threw a simulated inning Friday, Feb. 28, and told the team he is ready to pitch in a spring training game.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:48:55 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (quadriceps) was pain-free while throwing to hitters for the first time Wednesday, Feb. 26, and he's likely to throw a bullpen Friday, Feb. 28, or Saturday, March 1, and then move to an exhibition game.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:15:44 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (lat) threw his second bullpen Friday, Feb. 21, and appears to be past his mild lat strain. SP Zach Lee (lat) didn't suffer a setback after his first bullpen session.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:11:48 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (lat) is hoping to get back on the mound Wednesday, Feb. 19, after reducing his throwing for a few days due to a mild lat strain. The team doesn't think the injury is anything serious, and they are just being extra cautious. League threw eight bullpen sessions before arriving to camp. SP Zach Lee (lat) is in a similar situation and also plans to throw Wednesday.