Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:22:43 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (calf) will play "A couple of days here and a couple of days there," according to manager Don Mattingly.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez's playing time appears likely to continue being an irritant to fantasy owners, for at least the immediate future. He could fill the designated hitter role this weekend in Detroit, which certainly helps. If you haven't already, finding another shortstop to pair with Ramirez is advised. Missing too many games can be detrimental to your counting stats year-end totals. Miguel Rojas has filled in when Ramirez has been out, so he maintains marginal value in NL-only leagues for the time being
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:48:59 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the reason the team is barely over .500 is because they lack chemistry. "It may be a day here or a day there, but it hasn't felt like a true team at this point where we're all on that Tommy Lasorda end of the rope and worried about the Dodgers and, 'This is where we're going and I don't care what happens today, we're going to get there,'" said Mattingly, whose Dodgers entered the season with a $239 million payroll. The team has not won or lost more than three games in a row all year.
Thu, 15 May 2014 23:58:43 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brian Wilson showed some dramatic drops in his velocity on Wednesday, May 14. His fastball only topped 90 miles per hour once. Wilson and trainer Stan Conte told manager Don Mattingly that Wilson has no physical issues.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:52:41 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has spoken with SS Hanley Ramirez in hopes of keeping him focused on baseball while contract extension discussions are ongoing. "It's a conversation I wanted to have. I didn't want it hanging out there," said Mattingly. "I've been a player, I know. He knows what I think about him as a player."
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:33:19 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted that he will consider using OF Yasiel Puig in the leadoff spot this season. Such a move would provide better right-lefty balance in the lineup and move OF Carl Crawford further down. Crawford would bat second, SS Hanley Ramirez third and 1B Adrian Gonzalez fourth. Puig had a .391 on-base percentage last year, which was second on the team. Puig was in the leadoff spot for 28 games last year and had a slash line of .333/.409/.618 with eight of his 19 home runs.
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:30:14 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers reached a contract extension with manager Don Mattingly Tuesday, Jan. 7, that will keep him around for the next three years. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:43:02 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized deals with manager Don Mattingly and the rest of his coaching staff Monday, Nov. 11. Mattingly will return for his fourth season, as well as nine of his coaches. Tim Wallach will move from third base coach to bench coach. Lorenzo Bundy will take over the third base duties after managing Triple-A Albuquerque last year.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 06:05:02 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a multi-year extension with manager Don Mattingly. No deal is imminent, but there is optimism a deal can be reached.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:32:46 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to begin talks with manager Don Mattingly on a contract extension in a few days. "We feel confident Stan will be reaching out to Don within a few days, but we don't know his timetable," Mattingly's agent, Ray Schulte, said. "We understand the Dodgers won't be making any comments concerning those conversations until after the completion of the World Series." Mattingly will make $1.4 million in the final year of his deal.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:50:06 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly intends to honor his final year of his contract with the team and stick around for the 2014 season. He's still open to discussing a contract extension, but the Dodgers will not approach that topic until after the World Series.