Dodgers outfielder Brett Eibner came into yesterday’s game against the Marlins as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. Eibner has thrown several bullpen sessions at Dodger Stadium and at Oklahoma City, working on building arm strength and developing secondary pitches to accompany a fastball he said hit 95 mph in college. The idea, still in its theoretical stages, would be for Eibner to remain, primarily, a backup outfielder, but to possibly serve as an extra arm during periods when the Dodgers pen gets worked hard.
Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated Follow on Twitter ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Nothing has changed regarding Derek Carr, the Oakland Raiders and a contract extension. Not even, it would seem, the quarterback's feelings, despite a recent report that Carr was growing "frustrated" with the slow pace of contract talks. Just as he said at the start of the Raiders' offseason workout program in mid-April, Carr reasserted his belief that a deal will get done between his representatives and Raiders
Logan Forsythe returned to the Dodgers lineup Tuesday for the first time since April 18, when a wayward fastball from Colorado pitcher Kyle Freeland broke Forsythe’s right big toe. The infielder’s rehabilitation was slowed by hamstring tightness, which Forsythe indicated began the day before his toe got hit. “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.” With Justin Turner nursing a hamstring strain, manager Dave Roberts installed Forsythe as the third baseman. Forsythe will play