Showing posts with label scott van slyke. Show all posts
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Dodgers reinstate Brian Wilson; Option Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed reliever Brian Wilson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Wilson, who will wear jersey number 00, did not allow a run in four rehab appearances between Triple-A Albuquerque (3) and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (1), striking out three, while allowing only one hit in 4.1 scoreless frames. The 31-year-old was signed by the Dodgers on July 30 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list as he continued his recovery from 2012 Tommy John surgery.

In 315 career games with the Giants from 2006-12, Wilson was 20-20 with 171 saves. The New Hampshire native has limited opposing hitters to a .238 batting average during the course of his career with 340 strikeouts in 320.0 innings. He last appeared in a Major League game on April 12, 2012.

Van Slyke, who appeared in his fourth stint with the club this season, is batting .252 (26-for-103) with six home runs, seven doubles and 16 RBI in 38 games for Los Angeles.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dodgers recall Scott Van Slyke; option Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque

Scott Van Slyke -
From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Dee Gordon to Triple-A.

Van Slyke, 27, will be making his fourth stint with the big league club this season and has a .242 batting average with seven doubles, six homers and 15 RBI in 36 games with the Dodgers. Since being optioned on Aug. 4, Van Slyke appeared in six games with the Isotopes, batting .292 (7-for-24) with two homers and six RBI. Van Slyke is hitting .347 with 12 homers and 41 RBI in 52 games with Albuquerque this season.

Gordon appeared in six games after being recalled on Aug. 5, hitting 357 (5-for-14) with a stolen base. The Dodgers won all six of those games. Overall, Gordon is hitting .208 (16-for-77) in 25 games for Los Angeles this season.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dodgers reinstate Fife from 15-day dl; option Van Slyke

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated pitcher Stephen Fife from the 15-day disabled list and the right-hander will make the start this afternoon against the Cubs in Chicago, his ninth of the season. Outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Fife is 3-3 with a 2.76 ERA (14 ER/45.2 IP) this season in eight starts for Los Angeles. The Idaho native made two rehab starts following a second stint on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis that started on July 8, the same day the club activated Ricky Nolasco. In those outings for Triple-A Albuquerque, Fife was 0-1, despite allowing just two runs in 10.0 innings while striking out 13. Fife was placed on the DL with the same injury April 27-May 30.

Van Slyke was hitting .242 with six homers and 15 RBI in 36 games. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dodgers recall Scott Van Slyke; option Elian Herrera to Tripe-A Albuquerque

I like this move. Scott Van Slyke is back.

 From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Triple-A.

Van Slyke, 27, will be making his third stint with the big league club and has a .241 batting average with six doubles, six homers and 14 RBI in 33 games with the Dodgers this year. Van Slyke appeared in eight games with the Isotopes since he was optioned on July 21, batting .250 (6-for-24) with two doubles, a homer and five RBI, and is batting .355 with 10 homers and 35 RBI in 45 games with Albuquerque this season.

Herrera appeared in just one game during his recall, striking out as a pinch-hitter on Sunday, and has gone 2-for-8 (.250) in four games with the Dodgers this season.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dodgers reinstate Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list

Matt Kemp is back. Stay healthy.

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder Matt Kemp from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Kemp is hitting .254 with four homers and 24 RBI in 61 games for the club this season and missed just nine games on the current DL stint with left AC joint inflammation . Earlier this year, the 28-year-old missed 24 games on the 15-day disabled list from May 30-June 25 with a right hamstring strain.

Van Slyke was hitting .241 with six home runs and 14 RBI in 33 games this season with the Dodgers.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dodgers place Matt Kemp on 15-day disabled list; recall Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A

My goodness, not again?
From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 6) with left AC joint inflammation and recalled outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque. In 27 games for the Dodgers this season, Van Slyke batted .236 with six home runs and 13 RBI, with 12 of his 17 hits going for extra bases. The 27-year-old was optioned to Albuquerque last Friday, but did not appear in a game for the Isotopes.

Kemp was batting .254 with four homers and 24 RBI in 61 games for the club this season. Earlier this year, the 28-year-old missed 24 games on the 15-day disabled list from May 30-June 25 with a right hamstring strain.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Dodgers reinstate Carl Crawford from the disabled list, option Scott Van Slyke

Carl Crawford is back!

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder Carl Crawford from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque. Crawford last played on June 1, when he suffered a left hamstring strain while legging out a double at Colorado, and went 5-for-13 (.385) with a double and three RBI in four rehab games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Prior to the injury, Crawford batted .301 with nine steals, 12 doubles, five homers and 13 RBI in 51 games with the Dodgers.

Van Slyke has hit .236 with six doubles, six homers and 13 RBI in 27 games during his two stints with the Dodgers this season, last appearing in a game on June 30 against the Phillies.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dodgers reinstate Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day DL; designate Luis Cruz for assignment

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Luis Cruz for assignment. Van Slyke had been on the disabled list since June 11 with left shoulder bursitis and made five combined rehab starts with Triple-A Albuquerque and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, batting .263 (5-for-19) with two doubles and four runs scored. The 26-year-old has appeared in 24 games with the Dodgers this season and posted a .221 batting average with five doubles, six homers and 11 RBI.

Cruz batted .127 with two doubles, a homer and six RBI in 45 games with the Dodgers this season. Cruz, 29, appeared in 78 games with the Dodgers last season and batted .297 with 20 doubles, six homers and 40 RBI after being called up to the Majors on July 2.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dodgers recall Castellanos and Withrow; place Van Slyke on the 15-day dl and option Sellers

Chris Withrow
From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today recalled outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handed pitcher Chris Withrow from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed outfielder Scott Van Slyke on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder bursitis and also optioned infielder Justin Sellers to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Withrow, who will wear No. 44, will be making his Major League debut and has gone 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 22 relief appearances with the Isotopes. The 24-year-old last pitched on Friday, striking out three of the four batters he faced, and has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances (7.2 IP). Withrow, who was selected by the Dodgers in the first round (20th overall) in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, has only allowed earned runs in two of his 22 appearances this year.

Castellanos, 26, has a .270 batting average with eight steals, nine home runs and 28 RBI in 43 games with Albuquerque this season. Castellanos went 4-for-23 (.174) with a triple, a homer and three RBI in 16 big league games with the Dodgers last year and tied for the Dodger team lead with both four home runs and 11 RBI in 29 Cactus League games this spring.

Van Slyke is batting .221 with six home runs, five doubles and 11 RBI in 24 games with the Dodgers, while Sellers posted a .188 batting average with a home run, a double and two RBI in 27 contests for the club.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Upcoming Appearance: Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke
June 29, 2013
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 E. San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748

Further details will be posted at Halloffamesports.com soon.

For other upcoming signings, scroll down and on the left side of this blog, you will see "Upcoming Appearances". Click the name for more details.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dodgers select contract of Scott Van Slyke, option Elian Herrera to Triple-A


From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke (#33) from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera to Triple-A Albuquerque. In a corresponding move, the Dodgers transferred right-handed pitcher Chad Billingsley to the 60-day disabled list.

Van Slyke, 26, was leading the Triple-A Pacific Coast League with a .397 batting average, nine homers (T-1st), 32 runs scored (T-1st), a .503 on-base percentage and a .733 slugging percentage in 34 games with the Isotopes. He was also tied for second in the league with 30 RBI. Van Slyke appeared in 27 games with the Dodgers last year, batting .167 (9-for-54) with two homers and seven RBI in his only MLB experience.

Herrera made just one appearance after being recalled on Tuesday, starting Wednesday’s game against the D-backs in left field and going 1-for-3 at the plate.

Billingsley underwent Tommy John surgery on April 24 with the typical recovery time back to competition for that procedure expected to be 12 months.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dodgers reinstate Juan Rivera, option Scott Van Slyke

From the Dodgers -

The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera from the 15-day disabled list after optioning outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque following yesterday’s game at Colorado. Van Slyke, 25, batted .194 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI in 17 games with Los Angeles.

Rivera, who has been on the disabled list since May 9 with a left hamstring strain, batted .250 (3-for-12) with two home runs and five RBI in four rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, last playing on Thursday with the Quakes. The 33-year-old is batting .247 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games with the Dodgers this season, including 13 starts in the outfield and seven at first base.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Upcoming Appearance: Scott Van Slyke

*UPDATE* CANCELLED!

Scott Van Slyke
June 16, 2012
Time: TBA
Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 E. San Jose Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748

Further details will be posted at Halloffamesports.com

For other upcoming signings, scroll down a bit and on the left side of this blog, you will see "Upcoming Appearances". Click the player for more details.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Scott Van Slyke spent 7 plus years in the Minor Leagues

Pix: AP

I'm really happy for Scott Van Slyke. He made his MLB debut last night and got his first hit.

Drafted by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft.

He spent 7 years in the minor leagues! 8 years if you want to count his short stint in Albuquerque this season. He will turn 26 this July. This is not a young rookie.

I'm hoping he can stay in L.A. and show that power.

Oh hey, maybe you will recognize him now. {linked here}

Click here for his minor league stats. From Baseball-Reference.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dodgers place Rivera on 15-day disabled list, recal Van Slyke

Dodgers make it official.

From the Dodgers -
 
The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque. Rivera was batting .247 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 25 games.

Van Slyke will be making his Major League debut and was batting .336 with nine doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 25 RBI in 32 games with the Isotopes. The 25-year-old ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in hits (41, T-8th), total bases (76, 2nd), home runs (T-2nd), RBI (T-7th) and slugging percentage (.623, T-4th) and hit .364 with runners in scoring position (12-for-33). In the field, the Missouri native has appeared in 26 games in the outfield and eight at first base. Last season with Double-A Chattanooga, he was selected as the Dodgers’ Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year and as a Southern League All-Star, winning the league’s batting title with a .348 average to go with 45 doubles, 20 home runs and 92 RBI in 130 games. Van Slyke, the son of former Major League outfielder Andy Van Slyke, batted .357 with a home run and two RBI in 10 Spring Training games with the Dodgers and was originally selected in the 14th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Recap: Saturday @ Camelback Ranch

I went on a two day trip to Arizona last weekend. My plan was to go the week before but that was impossible. So I booked a hotel at the last minute and off we went!

This post is about Saturday.

Pictures - 

Parking lot at Camelback Ranch. We left early on Saturday morning and arrived at Glendale, Arizona before 10am. It was a good trip. This is the first time I take my son on a long trip so I didn't know how he would react. He was great! No complaints at all. I only had to make one stop and that was for coffee.

Not many fans at the scene.

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Camelback Ranch -

With my son. Behind is one of the Dodgers fields.

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My son with Uncle Erik.

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It's so peaceful here. I mean in the morning when there isn't that many fans.

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The lake -

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Autographs -

The Dodgers had a double-header on Saturday so I didn't see the whole team practicing. I'm sure most were getting ready to go to Peoria to face off the Seattle Mariners in the afternoon. Then there was a night game at Camelback Ranch against the Chicago White Sox. I didn't attend any of those games.

I only went to the morning practice. I was still able to get 18 autographs. All of them on Baseball cards. I think I mentioned this in a previous post, I might just use baseball cards this year. I got all of these guys on different things like balls, pictures, etc. I really don't need their autographs. I'm just going to have fun with baseball cards.

Chris Withrow is a nice kid. He was talking to fans and signing to anyone that wanted his autograph. Which wasn't too many fans. I like following the Dodgers prospects and I was able to recognize him. Plus I had a nice card of him. He has a great signature!

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Rick Honeycutt  is always willing to sign if he's not busy.

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Trey Hillman - It took me all winter to find a baseball card of him.

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Don Mattingly is great. After practices are done, he will sign autographs for everyone. Fans will line up and it's guaranteed that he signs. One autograph per fan. He asked us if we were going to the game. I told him not today but I will be there tomorrow. He was not happy. I don't remember exactly what he said but it was something like "Oh c'mon now!". We already had plans for that night.

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Aaron Harang is one scary dude.

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Chris Capuano is happy to be with the Dodgers.

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Ted Lilly signed for a very long time. He was great.

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Stephen Fife. He came from the Red Sox in the Trayvon Robinson deal.

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Nathan Eovaldi had his game face on.

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Scott Van Slyke could be with L.A. soon. I told him to say hi to his dad, Andy. He was surprised. And Dodger fans didn't know who this kid was. I'm disappointed in you Dodger fans.

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Clayton Kershaw was only signing for kids. He kept saying "Kids only, kids only". I think my son was crawling in the grass.

I don't think Matt Kemp was present. If he was, I missed him. Dee Gordon signed for a few fans. Andre Ethier didn't sign. I did see James Loney. I wasn't able to get him. Too many fans by then.

Baby had fun!

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Click here if you want to see more pictures.

I'll post pictures and videos from last Sunday tomorrow! Did Clayton Kershaw sign? Did Andre Ethier talk? Did Tommy Lasorda drop a few F-Bombs towards the fans? Check it out tomorrow!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Venezuela Winter League Update - Plus thoughts on Wilson Ramos

First of all, glad to hear that Wilson Ramos of the Washington Nationals was rescued yesterday in Venezuela. After being kidnapped a few days ago, the government of Venezuela was able to rescue him.

Here is a video of the press conference of Ramos thanking everyone. It's in Spanish. He still plans on playing Winter Ball in Venezuela and is not planning on leaving the country yet. Ramos said those that took him away knew a lot about his personal life and were not citizens from Venezuela and instead it looked like it was a gang from Colombia. They asked for money for his liberty. Four suspects have been arrested after a gun fire against the National Guard. Other four are missing.



This is great news for Ramos and the Washington Nationals but from reading YouTube and blog comments from Venezuela, many folks are upset at President Hugo Chavez. They feel that because it was a professional player, the government brought all their resources to rescue him while other citizens are still missing.

Winter League Update with two Dodgers -

Ronald Belisario (Bravos de Margarita) has steady numbers. 10 games - 4 saves 2.61 ERA

Scott Van Slyke (Tiburones de La Guaira) is struggling. 20 games - .194 1 HR 9 RBI's.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dodgers Minor League player of the year playing in Venezuela


The Dodgers 2011 Minor League player of the year is playing winter ball in Venezuela. Scott Van Slyke is playing for Tiburones de La Guaira.

Current stats for Van Slyke - .214 1 HR 7 RBI's in 12 games. Stats from Tiburones site. {linked here}

Here's video of Van Slyke from a couple of nights ago. He hits a double. -

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dodgers Name Tolleson & Van Slyke Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year

From the Dodgers -

DODGERS NAME TOLLESON AND VAN SLYKE AS THE BRANCH RICKEY MINOR LEAGUE PITCHER AND PLAYER OF THE YEAR

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today named right-hander Shawn Tolleson and first baseman/outfielder Scott Van Slyke as the Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year, respectively.  General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.

Shawn Tolleson -


Tolleson went a combined 7-2 with 25 saves and a 1.17 ERA (9 ER/69.0 IP) in 57 relief appearances with Single-A Great Lakes, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga this season. The 23-year-old limited opposing hitters to a .206 batting average and averaged 13.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched this season (105 SO/69.0 IP).

After earning a Pioneer League All-Star selection with Rookie-advanced Ogden last season, Tolleson opened the 2011 campaign with Great Lakes, where he struck out 33 in just 15.0 innings and did not allow an earned run (one unearned) in 14 relief appearances. On May 13, he was promoted to Rancho Cucamonga and continued his dominance, allowing only two hits and a single earned run (three total runs allowed) in 9.2 innings over five games. Tolleson reached Chattanooga by the end of May and finished the season with the Lookouts by posting a 4-2 record with 12 saves in 15 opportunities and a 1.62 ERA (8 ER/44.1 IP).

Tolleson was named to Baseball America’s Midseason Minor League All-Surprise Team in his second professional season after he was selected in the 30th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Baylor University (Texas). The Dallas native was signed by Dodger scout Clint Bowers.

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Van Slyke won the Double-A Southern League batting title with a .348 average in 130 games with Chattanooga. He batted .375 in the season’s second half and overall ranked among the league leaders with 159 hits (3rd), 45 doubles (1st), 20 home runs (T-5th), 92 RBI (3rd), 272 total bases (2nd), a .427 on-base percentage (2nd) and a .595 slugging percentage (2nd). Van Slyke also hit well in the clutch, batting .353 with runners in scoring position and hitting .374 with runners on base.

Van Slyke was selected as an outfielder on the league’s Postseason All-Star Team and also played in the Southern League’s Midseason All-Star Game, where he was selected as the game’s Most Valuable Player with two hits, an RBI, a steal and two runs scored. Van Slyke was also honored by the league as its Player of the Week for the period ending April 25.

The Missouri native and son of former Major League outfielder Andy Van Slyke is in his seventh season in the Dodger organization after being selected in the 14th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of J. Burroughs High School (Missouri).

Both Tolleson and Van Slyke will be honored in an on-field pregame ceremony prior to tomorrow’s 7:10 p.m. Dodger game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Winter Leage Update: Van Slyke

The Dodgers season is over but there are still plenty of Dodgers playing ball. Yes, nearly 40 players from the Dodgers organization are playing in leagues around the world. On random days, I will choose a player and tell you his status.

Dodgers Prospect Scott Van Slyke is playing for Yaquis de Obregon. The Yaquis play in the Mexican Winter Leagues. They are located in the state of Sonora.

Van Slyke is the son of former player Andy Van Slyke. Scott made his debut with the Yaquis yesterday and collected 1 Hit with 2 strike outs.

I have yet to see a game in Obregon but have seen games in Mexicali and Hermosillo. It's a different atmosphere. The fans are wild and they have cheerleaders. Good luck Scott! With baseball :)