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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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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Dodgers 25-Man Roster: Granderson and Paredes Replace Pederson and Darvish

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday activated outfielder Curtis Granderson and recalled left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City, while optioning outfielder Joc Pederson to OKC and placing right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day DL with lower back tightness. Darvish’s stint on the disabled list can be retroactive to August 17, if needed.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Kershaw, González, Ethier, Dayton & More

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While most of the recent injury news surrounding the Dodgers has been centered around the prospective return of staff ace Clayton Kershaw, there are a few other players close to activation who may impact the squad down the stretch of the season — most specifically veterans Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier.

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Dodgers Have Absolutely No Reason to Rush Clayton Kershaw’s Return

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With each passing day, it seems as if more positive news surfaces regarding the improvement of staff ace Clayton Kershaw‘s back injury. Yet regardless of how hard the three-time NL Cy Young award winner pushes for a return to the active roster, the Dodgers have hardly any rationale at all to warrant a speedy return to the team.

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