On Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that they have designated outfielder Carl Crawford for assignment, ending a four-year tenure with the team; Crawford, who was hitting .180 this season in Los Angeles, was acquired in the August 2012 trade with the Boston Red Sox, is being cut loose with $35 million still remaining on his contract through next year.
On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers offense, lead by Justin Turner, took the second game of the series by defeating the Cincinnati Reds 8-2; Turner went 3-for-5 with three RBI and Mike Bolsinger got his first win of the season.
On Monday night at Dodger Stadium, Clayton Kershaw's dominating 2016 season continued as he fired a complete game, two-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds in a 1-0 victory; Kershaw is now 7-1 with a 1.48 ERA on the season and on track already for another potential Cy Young Award season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Scott Kazmir during the off-season and he started his first National League game against the San Diego Padres yesterday. Kazmir followed Clayton Kershaw and shut out the Padres.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have overtaken the San Francisco Giants for the NL West lead. The Dodger defeated the Cleveland Indians, 1-0, behind an excellent pitching performance by Dan Haren.
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their hot streak, landing in a tie for first place in the NL West. While the Dodgers have been playing well, the San Francisco Giants have also done their part by going 7-15 over their past 22 games.
Dee Gordon has had an up-and-down season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. After a hot start, Gordon endured a 27-game slump in which he hit .191, though his production has returned and he is again serving as an offensive spark.
Hanley Ramirez is out of the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup for the fifth straight game. The Dodgers may be better of placing Ramirez on the 15-day DL, even if he is listed as day-to-day.
Scott Van Slyke has had an impressive year for the Los Angeles Dodgers while filling an important role. Van Slyke has been used mostly against left-handers, but his OBP has made him useful against righties as well.