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Dodgers search for another closer

Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:03 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Vicente PadillaAlready on their third closer of the season, the Dodgers will be searching for No. 4, as Vicente Padilla has been placed on the disabled list with a stiff right forearm.

Padilla will join Jonathan Broxton (bruised elbow) and Hong-Chih Kuo (anxiety disorder) on the DL, along with Blake Hawksowrth (strained right groin).

The Dodgers will have to use Matt Guerrier and Kenley Jansen as their primary closers, with Mike MacDougal also in the mix. Guerrier picked up the save on Tuesday, but manager Don Mattingly has said matchups would dictate which of the two -- Guerrier or Jansen -- would close.

Los Angeles called up Ramon Troncoso from Triple-A. The right-hander has allowed 12 hits to the 17 batters he's faced this season -- for those of you not down with stats, that's not good. In 2 2/3 innings, he's given up six runs -- but hasn't walked (or struck out) a batter, so there's that.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:19 am

Dodgers search for another closer

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Since: Jun 8, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:23 pm

Dodgers search for another closer

The Padres should trade one of those relievers to the Cardinals or Phillies for a seasoned hitter.  The Dodgers don't possess near the talent. 

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:01 pm

Dodgers search for another closer

And thats just stupid.  The Padres could squeeze the Dodgers for a good prospect being that they still believe they could win the division.  If the Padres keep all of those relievers, they will be no better this year or down the road.  The Padres should be stockpiling prospects anyway they can and from anyone they can get them from.  Enjoy last place for the next decade Padres.

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:21 pm

Dodgers search for another closer

I know what your thinking:  "Padres have Heath Bell, Mike Adams, Luke Gregerson, Chad Qualls, Cory Luebke, Pat Neshek and Ernesto Frieri."  You will get none and have to like it.  Go to the American League.

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