Dodgers Make Flurry of Roster Moves at Onset of Freeway Series

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The Los Angeles Dodgers made several roster moves late Monday afternoon, recalling outfielder Trayce Thompson and righty pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club option right-handed reliever Ross Stripling back to OKC, and place righty starter Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list with symptoms of tendinitis in his right knee.

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Dodgers Recall Brandon Morrow, Option Brock Stewart to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and in the process, optioned right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart back to OKC to create the roster spot.

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Should Dodgers Seek Starting Pitching Help Before 2017 Trade Deadline?

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Right at the tail end of an offensive hiatus last week, we discussed the possibility of the Dodgers having the desire to pursue offensive help before the 2017 trade deadline. Yet as the lumber once again awoke from the dead — powered primarily by the fuel of youngsters Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger — many fans are now turning their attention to the starting rotation, which may ultimately lack the required depth to make a run deep into the postseason this autumn.

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Dodgers Reveal Starting Rotation Plans for Remainder of Homestand

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Moments before the series finale against the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon, skipper Dave Roberts told reporters his plans regarding the Dodgers starting rotation for the weekend, which will feature a three-game set against the Reds to conclude the current homestand.

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Dodgers Rotation: Effects of Alex Wood’s Absence Starting to Show Through

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While many of the club’s current troubles can probably be attributed to the lack of offensive consistency, many fans of the Dodgers are beginning to have concerns about the overall quality of the starting rotation, especially in the absence of southpaw Alex Wood.

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Just How Good is the Dodgers’ Starting Rotation?

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There’s very little doubt that the Dodgers have among the deepest pools of pitchers to choose from when building their everyday starting rotation, if there is such a thing these days. Yet, with all the depth at almost every single level of the organization, many who follow the team closely wonder if the quality of starting pitching is good enough to perform successfully through the entire regular season and into the playoffs.

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Dodgers Roster: A Few Early Season Surprises

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I think if I had to name the one thing I love the most about baseball, it’s that it just so darn unpredictable. Almost a third of the way into the season, there are quite a few things that no fan of the Dodgers could have predicted.

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Dodgers Activate Kenta Maeda, Place Joc Pederson on Disabled List

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday reinstated right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda from the 10-day disabled list and placed outfielder Joc Pederson on the special seven-day disabled list for a concussion. Pederson’s stay on the DL can be retroactive to May 24, if needed.

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Dodgers Activate Adrian González, Option Scott Van Slyke to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday reinstated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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What Happens when the Dodgers Get Healthy?

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For the sake of a better argument, perhaps a more proper question would have been: “What happens if the Dodgers get healthy?” One thing’s for sure, though, with a full compliment of capable and experienced hitters in the lineup, many fans hope that they don’t see another day of Franklin Gutierrez batting second with Enrique Hernandez in the cleanup hole.

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