The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. LA sends reliever Matt Guerrier in exchange for Marmol and around $209,000 of internation signing bonus money.
Winners of eight of their last nine, the Dodgers remain in last but are now just 3.5 games behind the . . . → Read More: Dodgers acquire Carlos Marmol
Update: I wrote this whole wrap after the sixth inning, assuming the worst. And hey, I was right aside from the last hurrah in the ninth. Obligatory LOLeague and BeatLA.
Things looked good for a while there. The Giants hung with the Puigs for five whole innings, and a small part of me wondered if . . . → Read More: Postgame Wrap: Giants Finally Remember How to Baseball, But Too Little Too Late
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford returns to the lineup Saturday after missing three games with a pair of sprained fingers. He sustained the injury sliding into second base during a stolen attempt on Tuesday, a 5-4 win against San Diego. The spot in the lineup is not guaranteed, as Hank Schulman reports that he . . . → Read More: SF Giants lineup: Crawford returns, pending batting practice