Brandon McCarthy Ready to Rejoin Dodgers Starting Rotation

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According to a report Tuesday evening from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers will activate veteran Brandon McCarthy from the disabled list to start the middle game of the weekend series against the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

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Exactly How Good is the Dodgers Bullpen?

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While it’s probably not the most ideal time to begin a discussion about the Dodgers bullpen considering the way the offense has been producing over the last month, the 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is now a mere four weeks away, and it would be very surprising if the club did not try to upgrade with at least one quality arm.

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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 Injury Notes: Seager, Hatcher, Urías, Ethier & More

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If there’s one secondary detail that’s currently being overshadowed by the scorching hot play of the Dodgers right now, it’s the fact that there are still several serious injuries to players which don’t appear to be improving anytime soon. In most cases, the tremendous organizational depth of the club covers just about any type of potential ailment, yet in the case of one certain shortstop, fans everywhere are hoping for just a very minor hiccup.

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Dodgers Recall Josh Ravin, Option Ross Stripling to Oklahoma City

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In a somewhat surprising move on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned righty reliever Ross Stripling back to Triple-A OKC.

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Dodgers Bullpen: Who’s the Best 8th-Inning Relief Option?

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While most pieces of the bullpen have shown flashes of brilliance during the young 2017 campaign, Friday evening’s implosion against the Diamondbacks left many fans of the Dodgers wondering if the relief corps has the structural integrity to hold up over the long haul, or if the front office crew will feel the need to go shopping for a few upgrades before the trade deadline arrives in July.

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How Will Dodgers Create a Roster Spot for Rich Hill?

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The good news is that Rich Hill‘s blister issues weren’t as serious as some initially perceived, as the veteran lefty is set to take the mound in the Dodgers‘ third contest of a four-game set against the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.

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Dodgers Roster: Realigning the Starting Pitching Depth Chart

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Admittedly for many fans of the Dodgers, veteran lefty Rich Hill wasn’t the first member of the original starting rotation thought to have been destined for a stay on the 10-day disabled list so early in the season. But while this move is more of a precautionary measure than a required need, it’s probably safe to say that Hill’s stay will result more towards the minimum amount of time instead of an elongated period. Even so, it surely doesn’t hurt to take a look at the depth chart beyond the current starting five.

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Dodgers Send Rich Hill to Disabled List, Recall Josh Fields

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday placed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger and recalled right-hander Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The move will be retroactive to April 6.

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Dodgers Bullpen Picture Becomes Clearer, Yet Some Uncertainty Still Lingers

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With less than seven days remaining before the Dodgers commence their 2017 regular season campaign, both the media and the fans were given a roster clue of sorts on Monday afternoon, when skipper Dave Roberts indicated that Brandon McCarthy and Alex Wood were both still in competition for the fourth spot in the rotation, but whoever misses out on the starting slot will have a place in the big league bullpen.

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