Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:25:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Chone Figgins (quadriceps) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque Thursday, July 17, but there is still no timetable for his return.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:45:07 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed INF Chone Figgins (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, June 14, due to a strained left quadriceps. The team recalled SS Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Albuquerque in the corresponding move.
Wed, 21 May 2014 13:48:04 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed 3B Juan Uribe (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain Wednesday, May 21, and recalled INF Erisbel Arruebarrena from the minors in a corresponding move. Arruebarrena had only a .252 on-base percentage and a .302 slugging percentage at Double-A Chattanooga this year. INFs Justin Turner and Chone Figgins are expected to split time at third base in Uribe's absence.
Fantasy Tip: Arruebarrena will likely be mainly for defensive purposes late in games. He shouldn't be a target in fantasy leagues. Turner and Figgins will cancel each other out for the most part. Only look to one of them if you're desperate for an infielder in NL leagues.
Wed, 21 May 2014 10:03:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe (hamstring) could land on the disabled list after he aggravated his strained right hamstring Tuesday, May 21. Uribe said this time the injury is worse. His hamstring ailment kept him out for five games previously. If he needs to go on the DL, INFs Justin Turner and Chone Figgins will likely be used at third base in his absence. Turner is hitting .230 and Figgins just .211.
Fantasy Tip: Turner and Figgins would only be options for desperate NL-only managers, especially since they'll likely split playing time at the hot corner.
Fri, 09 May 2014 08:53:33 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe (hamstring) left the game early with a strained right hamstring Thursday, May 8, but the team is describing his injury as "mild." The team isn't putting him on the disabled list, but manager Don Mattingly said it's too early to tell how long Uribe will be out. Uribe has hit .306 with four home runs and 17 RBIs this season. INFs Justin Turner or Chone Figgins would be the replacements if Uribe misses extended time.
Fantasy Tip: Turner and Figgins could easily figure into a platoon situation at third if Uribe lands on the DL. They'd mainly be replacements in NL-only affairs.
Fri, 02 May 2014 14:35:43 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RP Jose Dominguez and INF Chone Figgins from Triple-A Albuquerque Friday, May 2, and optioned RP Paco Rodriguez to Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:58:07 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RP Jose Dominguez from the minors Monday, April 21, and optioned 2B Chone Figgins to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:37:39 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon appears to be in line for the starting second base duties when the team plays a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia this weekend after a solid spring performance. Gordon hit .286 with four triples and nine steals without being caught in camp. Gordon could platoon with 2B Chone Figgins, with Gordon facing right-handers, according to manager Don Mattingly.
"My mindset now is to be the best player I can be for the Dodgers. It's not all about me. I'm definitely mentally tougher than I was. I'm not going to sit here and whine, say I got treated wrong. I'm going to adapt to the situation and be a better player." 2B Alexander Guerrero is now expected to start the year in the minors as he continues to make the shift from shortstop to second base.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon is a post-hype prospect that is a real sleeper candidate in mixed and NL-only drafts. Folks will start to catch on that Guerrero was a bit overvalued, at least early this year. If he can improve on his on-base percentage adjustments in the minors last year and make some more contact, Gordon can be a poor-man's Billy Hamilton.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:25:03 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have purchased the contract of 3B Chone Figgins and 2B Justin Turner and both will travel with the team for their games in Australia. The team also designated RP Javy Guerra for assignment.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:36:24 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the starting second base job is up in the air between 2Bs Alexander Guerrero, Dee Gordon, Chone Figgins and Justin Turner.
Fantasy Tip: This might just be coach speak by Mattingly. All along it's been expected that Guerrero is the favorite for the job. That could change with a poor spring performance, however. Guerrero is risky because we don't know much about him. In mixed leagues, he's safer as middle infield insurance.