Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe returns to lineup after missing 30 games

first_imgWhile Forsythe was on the DL, Taylor emerged as a surprising contributor offensively. He hit .333 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 29 games and has been working out in the outfield with Dodgers coach George Lombard to give Roberts another option for getting Taylor into the lineup. The experiment started in spring training and Taylor looked out of place in the outfield during Cactus League action. Taylor also played the outfield in three games for Triple-A Oklahoma City before his promotion and Roberts said he sees improvement.“I think we’re past the point of just an emergency situation,” Roberts said. “I keep my eye on him out there and he’s working hard to get reads. The lines to the baseball are getting much better. He’s getting more comfortable. The training wheels are coming off, so we’ll probably see him in the outfield shortly.”Toles surgeryDodgers outfielder Andrew Toles underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee Tuesday. Toles suffered the injury on May 9 in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Surgery was not scheduled immediately in order to allow swelling to subside in the injured area.The procedure was performed by Dodgers team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and will sideline Toles for the remainder of the season. Toles batted .271 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 31 games before the injury.AlsoReliever Josh Ravin was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City in order to clear a roster spot for Forsythe to come off the DL.Tuesday was the first of seven games in the next 10 days between the Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. It is also the first of 16 consecutive and 19 of 22 against teams with winning records.Going into this stretch, the Dodgers were 8-11 against teams currently over .500, 18-8 against teams under .500.“We’re looking forward to it,” Roberts said of the challenging schedule. “But for us, it’s more about how we play.” LOS ANGELES >> If he hadn’t injured his toe, Logan Forsythe probably would have played through his hamstring issues. And if he didn’t have those hamstring issues, he probably would have returned from the toe injury sooner.The combination, however, kept Forsythe on the sidelines for 30 games before he was activated from the DL on Tuesday and returned to the Dodgers’ lineup for the first time since April 18.“I’m just happy to be back,” Forsythe said. “The toe thing was unfortunate. It was just one of those injuries that’s out of your control. It’s part of the game, but it’s tough because you work hard to stay on the field, and things like that can take you off it.”Forsythe said he felt some tightness in his hamstring the day before being hit by a pitch in the big toe of his right foot. He would have tried playing through the hamstring issue but a hairline fracture in the toe made that unnecessary. The early prognosis was that he could return from the toe fracture in two weeks. But he had to shut down a rehab assignment when the hamstring tightness flared up. On the bright side, it gave his toe more time to heal. But, it delayed his return by another two weeks. “Yeah. I think the hamstring was just going to be a day-to-day thing,” Forsythe said. “I just think it got away from us a little bit. With the down time and then trying to get back up and do things, we just never really nipped it in the bud.”After getting off to a .229 start in his first 10 games as a Dodger, Forsythe was 5 for his last 9 with a double before getting injured.“It’s unfortunate when you go down and you kind of feel like you’re finding your swing and you’re finding the groove of things,” he said. “But it’s a long season. That feeling will come back.”Forsythe went to the DL as the Dodgers’ primary second baseman. He returns as their temporary third baseman. With Justin Turner on the DL, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said it will be a three-way rotation among Forsythe, Chase Utley and Chris Taylor at second and third base. Utley will only play second base and only against right-handed pitching. Forsythe will “ease” back into every-day play at third base for the time being. Taylor will be the swing man between both positions.“I’m just happy to be back and contributing,” said Forsythe, who played third base in college and early in his career with the San Diego Padres. “If that means moving around for awhile, I’m all in.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.This week’s schedule: Thursday - •JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.Friday –•No school.Saturday - •Varsity Volleyball at Winfield. Baked ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit/jelly, pineapple chunks. *Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. register online at safehunters.com. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older. Wednesday’s lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Meat Balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple. Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Follow us on Twitter. Today’s news: *If you need to purchase a new student ID, please sign up in the office. T *Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game.center_img *School Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 3. *A representative from Tulsa Welding School will be here tomorrow during 7th and 8th Period. Students that are interested may sign up in the counselor’s office. The rep. will be in the Ag Shop. *Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game. *There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at safehunters.com. If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older. *School Pictures will be on Wednesday, September 3rd. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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