The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-hander Scott Kazmir from the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City, giving the team 39 players on its active roster.
The Dodgers announced today that second baseman Chase Utley was named the winner of the 11th annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher. The award, which was voted upon by Dodger uniformed personnel, will be presented to Utley by Campanella's daughter, Joni Campanella Roan, and his grandson, Cary Bell, during pregame ceremonies Saturday night.
The Dodgers announced today the first 50,000 fans in attendance Friday, September 23 (7:10 p.m. vs. COL) will receive a Vin Scully letter of dedication to fans. Pregame ceremonies honoring Scully begin at 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. Auto gates open at 4:10 p.m. and stadium gates open at 4:40 p.m. Scully's special letter dedicated to Dodger fans will be distributed at stadium gates Friday starting at 4:40 p.m. Additionally, Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny's set to the top calls of Scully's one-of-a-kind career, will take place immediately following Friday's game.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that tickets for potential NL Wild Card, NL Division Series and NL Championship Series home games are on sale now at www.dodgers.com/postseason. Should the Dodgers win the National League West and have the best or second-best record of the three division winners, they would open postseason play at home on Friday, October 7.
The Dodgers will play host to the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night Wednesday (7:10 p.m. vs. San Francisco). A ticket package that includes a ticket to the game and an exclusive Dodger Law Enforcement Appreciation Night travel mug can be purchased by visiting www.dodgers.com/lawenforcement. LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck will hold a press conference in the Dodgers' PR interview room at approximately 5:30 p.m. prior to pregame activities.
Starting today, voting begins for the brand new MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance. Four Dodger fans have been nominated for the inaugural award and the winner will be decided by their fellow fans over the next week.
The Dodgers announced today that the first 50,000 fans in attendance Sunday, September 25 (1:10 p.m. vs. Rockies) will receive a special commemorative edition of Dodger Insider magazine celebrating the life and career of Vin Scully.
Individual Wild Card Game and Division Series credential applications for games at Dodger Stadium are now available at http://credentials.mlb.com. This online form is the only acceptable application for the 2016 Wild Card Game and Division Series media credentials and no other applications or requests will be processed for these potential events. Media members seeking credentials for the Wild Card Game and Division Series must apply online and adhere to the application policies that are set forth.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and Dodger partner Hi-Chew will play host to a visit tomorrow with Dodgers Kiké Hernández and Ross Stripling from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Aquarium of the Pacific for 150 sixth-grade students from James Jordan Middle School located in Winnetka. Dodger J.P. Howell will also join LADF and Playworks in a "Coach for a Day" event at Eastman Avenue Elementary School, 4112 E Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles, from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m.
The first-place Dodgers conclude their 11th homestand of the season with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks tomorrow, September 5 (RHP Zack Greinke vs. RHP Kenta Maeda), Tuesday, September 6 (RHP Shelby Miller vs. TBD) and Wednesday, September 7 (LHP Robbie Ray vs. TBD). Tomorrow's contest takes place at 5:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 2:40 p.m. and stadium gates at 3:10 p.m. Games Tuesday and Wednesday take place at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Tickets for games tomorrow through Wednesday are available and can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.
The Dodgers today recalled catcher/infielder Austin Barnes, right-handed pitcher Josh Fields and outfielder Yasiel Puig from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and reinstated right-handed pitchers Louis Coleman and Josh Ravin from the 15-day disabled list. Los Angeles now has 30 players on its active roster.
The first-place Dodgers begin their 11th homestand of the season with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres tomorrow, September 2 (LHP Clayton Richard vs. LHP Julio Urías), Saturday, September 3 (RHP Luis Perdomo vs. TBD) and Sunday, September 4 (TBD vs. TBD). Tomorrow's contest takes place at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Saturday's contest takes place at 6:10 p.m., auto gates open at 3:40 p.m. and stadium gates open at 4:10 p.m. The final game of the series against the Padres Sunday takes place at 1:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates at 11:10 a.m. Tickets for games tomorrow through Sunday are available and can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.