Dodgers Place Rich Hill on Disabled List, Recall Adam Liberatore

The Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon recalled left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-hander Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15. The team is describing the injury as finger inflammation; however, Hill himself says the cause is a cracked nail on his middle finger.

The 30-year-old Liberatore has appeared in five games with the OKC Dodgers this season, going 1-0 and not allowing an earned run over 6-1/3 innings of relief. He has struck out nine batters against two walks, while holding the opposition to a .240 average. The southpaw appeared in seven Cactus League games with Los Angeles this spring, allowing six earned runs over 6-2/3 innings, while striking out seven against four walks. In his injury-riddled 2017 campaign, Liberatore appeared in just four games with the Dodgers, allowing just one run in 3-1/3 innings.

Hill last pitched on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, where he allowed seven runs on seven hits over five innings as he recorded his first loss of the season. In three starts this year, the southpaw has gone 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA and has struck out 16 batters against seven walks.

Hill calls the injury “precautionary,” and said that he expects to miss just one start.

(Dai Sugiura furnished some information provided in this report)

 

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Dodgers Place Logan Forsythe on Disabled List, Recall Breyvic Valera

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The Dodgers on Sunday morning placed infielder Logan Forsythe on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and recalled infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Valera will wear uniform No. 33.

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Dodgers 25-Man Roster: The Inevitable Third Base Conversation

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Aside from the unfortunate injury to righty swing man Tom Koehler and the ongoing roster battle in left field, there haven’t been an overwhelming number of developments to report regarding the Dodgers’ 2018 spring camp.

That is, until the troubling news about Justin Turner‘s left wrist developed on Monday evening.

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Roster Ramifications if Corey Seager’s Elbow Doesn’t Heal

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The Dodgers are halfway through spring training and their All-Star shortstop has yet to take the field defensively. In the games Corey Seager has appeared, he has done so solely as a designated hitter. While the Dodgers have plans for him to start playing the field next week, we should look at the options that Los Angeles has should his elbow discomfort amount to something more.

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Dodgers Injury News: Koehler, Seager, Barnes, Jansen & More

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Although it’s not directly related to injury, among the biggest news of the week was a fluke illness which ran rampant through the Dodgers‘ clubhouse, affecting more than 25 players, coaches and trainers.

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More Dodgers Spring Training Updates

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Monday, we talked about five things to look for as the Dodgers headed into spring training. Three days in, we already have some answers or insight into some of those questions.

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Dodgers Roster: What Ever Happened to Scott Kazmir?

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It seems like an eternity, but it’s only been just shy of two years since the Dodgers signed veteran southpaw starter Scott Kazmir to a 3-year/$48 million deal that left many fans excited about a prospective rotation upgrade.

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Dodgers Activate Yu Darvish, Place Josh Fields on Disabled List

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The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish from the 10-day disabled list and placed right-handed pitcher Josh Fields on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Fields’ stint on the DL can be retroactive to August 25, if needed.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: A Full Strength Squad Is Not Far Away

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Even though the Dodgers are cruising along just fine, achieving 90 wins by the date of August 24th — a feat only two other teams in history have accomplished — and having a 13 game lead on the next closest MLB team in the Houston Astros, the club still has some of its key players on the disabled list.

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Dodgers Recall Stewart and Ravin, Place Wood and Bellinger on Disabled List

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday recalled right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-handed pitcher Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list with left SC joint inflammation.

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