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RHP Dan Haren signed a one-year, $10 million contract that could be worth $26 million over two years if he reaches a vesting option in 2014. Haren shores up the back of the Dodgers' rotation where both Chad Billingsley (Tommy John) and Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet syndrome) will be trying to return from major surgeries.

Los Angeles Dodgers - PlayerWatch

RHP Dan Haren signed a one-year, $10 million contract that could be worth $26 million over two years if he reaches a vesting option in 2014. Haren shores up the back of the Dodgers' rotation where both Chad Billingsley (Tommy John) and Josh Beckett (thoracic outlet syndrome) will be trying to return from major surgeries.

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LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu made his 30th start for the Dodgers and took the loss Sunday against the Rockies, allowing two runs on eight hits in four innings. Ryu finished the regular season with a 14-8 record, which tied for the second-most victories for an LA Dodger rookie, and posted a 3.00 ERA (64 ER/192.0 IP) in his first season with Los Angeles. 3B Juan Uribe went 1-for-3 in the season finale against the Rockies Sunday. Uribe posted a .308 (24-for-78) batting average with five homers and 13 RBIs in 22 September games.

Los Angeles Dodgers - PlayerWatch

LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu made his 30th start for the Dodgers and took the loss Sunday against the Rockies, allowing two runs on eight hits in four innings. Ryu finished the regular season with a 14-8 record, which tied for the second-most victories for an LA Dodger rookie, and posted a 3.00 ERA (64 ER/192.0 IP) in his first season with Los Angeles. 3B Juan Uribe went 1-for-3 in the season finale against the Rockies Sunday. Uribe posted a .308 (24-for-78) batting average with five homers and 13 RBIs in 22 September games.

Kemp's four-hit return guides Dodgers past D-backs

Kemp's four-hit return guides Dodgers past D-backs PHOENIX -- Matt Kemp is just glad to be here, and the Los Angeles Dodgers could not be happier. Kemp had four hits and drove in three runs in his first start in eight weeks, helping the Dodgers close in on the NL West title with a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Wednesday.

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RHP Kenley Jansen struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning as he successfully converted his 15th consecutive save opportunity since July 3 against Boston Friday. In that span, Jansen has posted a 1.14 ERA (3 ER/23.3 IP) in 22 games. LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu takes a 12-4 (2.95 ERA) into his start against the Red Sox Saturday. Ryu had his six-game winning streak snapped in his last start Monday in Miami, allowing three runs on six hits in 7.1 innings in the Dodgers' 6-2 loss. Since the All-Star break, Ryu is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA.

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RHP Kenley Jansen struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning as he successfully converted his 15th consecutive save opportunity since July 3 against Boston Friday. In that span, Jansen has posted a 1.14 ERA (3 ER/23.3 IP) in 22 games. LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu takes a 12-4 (2.95 ERA) into his start against the Red Sox Saturday. Ryu had his six-game winning streak snapped in his last start Monday in Miami, allowing three runs on six hits in 7.1 innings in the Dodgers' 6-2 loss. Since the All-Star break, Ryu is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA.

Voters defend leaving MVP award with banned Braun

By Larry Fine (Reuters) - Matt Kemp is miffed about losing out on the 2011 National League MVP award to Ryan Braun, but the trophy will remain with the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder who was suspended this week for violating MLB's doping policy. Kemp, runner-up in the 2011 voting, has said Braun should be stripped of the award, but the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) does not revisit awards they have bestowed.

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OF Scott Van Slyke was sent to Triple-A Albuquerque as Matt Kemp came off the DL on Sunday. Van Slyke got the start on Saturday against the Nationals. RF Yasiel Puig, hitless in his first nine at bats of the series, did not start Sunday. "He seems a little bit confused up there," admitted Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly. "He will be okay." Puig came in to play right field in the last of the ninth.

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OF Bryce Harper made two moves Sunday. He was hitting leadoff after he batted cleanup the past two games with Adam LaRoche out of the lineup. And he played center field as Denard Span was out of the lineup. Harper was hitless in four at bats and is now hitting .263.
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