Alexander (shoulder) threw live batting practice Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Alexander was placed on the 10-day injured list in early May with left shoulder inflammation and was later transferred to the 60-day IL on June 9. Throwing to hitters Saturday marks a big step forward in his recovery as he continues to eye a return to the Dodgers' bullpen when he becomes eligible to be activated July 5.
The Dodgers transferred Alexander (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
The transaction opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Tony Gonsolin (shoulder), who was activated from the 60-day IL ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Pirates. Alexander, whose last appearance out of the Los Angeles bullpen came on May 1 before he was shut down with left shoulder inflammation, will now remain sidelined until at least early July.
Alexander (shoulder) has been rehabbing at the Dodgers' training facility in Arizona but has yet to throw a bullpen session, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Alexander last pitched May 1 and isn't yet close to a return. Manager Dave Roberts recently indicated that the reliever will require a rehab assignment lasting at least one week when he is ready to return to game action.
Alexander (shoulder) won't be ready to return for 2-3 more weeks, Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA reports.
Alexander went on the injured list due to left shoulder inflammation in early May. His stay on the IL was originally expected to be brief, but the left-hander appears to have hit a roadblock in his recovery. in 11.2 innings this season, Alexander has allowed three earned runs while registering a 5:1 K:BB.
Alexander (shoulder) isn't expected to miss much more than the minimum 10 days while on the injured list, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Alexander will be eligible to return Friday and is expected to return that day or not long after. He was having a strong season before his shoulder inflammation popped up, posting a 2.31 ERA and 0.69 WHIP through 11.2 innings.
Alexander was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation Thursday, retroactive to May 3.
Alexander was dealing with shoulder soreness in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, and he'll now miss additional time after he was diagnosed with inflammation. It's not yet clear when the left-hander will be able to return to the mound, but right-hander Joe Kelly (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Alexander (shoulder) will be available in the bullpen Wednesday against the Cubs, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The lefty reliever was unavailable for both games of Tuesday's doubleheader due to shoulder soreness, but manager Dave Roberts says he's recovered and is ready to pitch. Alexander has posted a 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings with five strikeouts and one walk.
Alexander was unavailable for Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs due to unspecified soreness, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
The 31-year-old likely would have pitched Tuesday if available, but Garrett Cleavinger ended up being the lefty called upon to close out Game 2. Alexander should be considered day-to-day, but a trip to the injured list could be in the cards if he can't be cleared soon, as the Dodgers utilized eight relievers during the twin bill.
Alexander (0-1) allowed one run (zero earned) while pitching two-thirds of an inning to take the loss against the Padres on Sunday.
Alexander recorded the last out of the seventh inning before the leadoff batter and eventual game-winning run in the eighth inning reached via error. Although he didn't allow any hits or walks, he was stuck with the loss. The 31-year-old has only one appearance this season in which he has allowed any runs, otherwise he has 4.1 scoreless innings.
Alexander has been awarded a spot in the Dodgers' Opening Day bullpen, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Alexander will give the Dodgers a second matchup lefty out of the bullpen to complement Victor Gonzalez. Fellow southpaw David Price will serve as more of a multi-inning option. The 31-year-old Alexander saw his effectiveness wane during his third season with the Dodgers in 2020, giving up four runs on nine hits and nine walks over 12.1 innings.
Alexander has allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk in Cactus League play while striking out three.
The left-hander is slated for a middle-relief role in the Dodgers' bullpen this season. He doesn't strike out many batters or get many holds, so he's a non-factor in fantasy leagues.
Alexander agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the Dodgers on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
He was optioned Sept. 2 and left off the Dodgers' postseason roster, but the team still likes his outlook for the 2021 season. Alexander, 31, is arguably the best lefty groundball specialist in the game (career 70.9 GB%), which has allowed him to suppress runs without missing many bats (17.3 K% in 2020).
Alexander was optioned to the Dodgers' secondary training site Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Alexander owns a strong 2.92 ERA in 12.1 innings of relief this season, though it comes with a rather worrisome 9:9 K:BB. The lefty should have a good chance to return to the active roster at some point down the stretch, but he'll make way for Walker Buehler (hand) for now, who returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Alexander (1-0) allowed one run on three hits over two innings to earn the win Sunday versus the Angels.
Alexander pitched the sixth and seventh innings, with the only damage against him being a Brian Goodwin solo shot in the sixth. That homer was the first earned run allowed by Alexander in 7.1 innings this season. He has a 1.23 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and seven strikeouts in seven appearances.
Alexander (undisclosed) worked around a walk to deliver a scoreless eighth inning Sunday in the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the Giants.
With Alexander and fellow reliever Kenley Jansen both making their season debuts in the series finale, utility man Matt Beaty and starting pitcher Walker Buehler are the only members of the Dodgers' 30-man roster who have yet to appear in 2020. Alexander's status heading into Opening Day had been shaky due to his late arrival to summer camp, but his appearance Sunday clears up any uncertainty.
Alexander (undisclosed) is part of the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
Alexander's inclusion comes as a bit of a surprise since he was a late arrival to camp and did not participate in any of the team's three exhibition contests. It remains to be seen whether the southpaw will be ready to pitch immediately or will need a few more days before the team is comfortable sending him to the mound in a game situation.
Alexander (undisclosed) tossed a simulated inning Monday, but his status for Opening Day remains in question, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Alexander did not report to camp until July 13 and has yet to throw in a game setting, so he may need extra time to ramp up before pitching in a regular-season contest. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated that the team has yet to make a decision on Alexander's next steps, casting doubt on the reliever's status for Opening Day.
Alexander (undisclosed) arrived at Dodgers camp Monday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Alexander wasn't in camp over the first several weeks for an undisclosed reason. The 31-year-old reportedly threw a brief bullpen session Monday. While it's encouraging to see Alexander on the mound, whether he'll be ready for Opening Day on July 23 remains uncertain.
Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Alexander hasn't reported to camp yet, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
Roberts couldn't provide a reason for Alexander's absence, and it's unclear whether the absence is related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It remains to be seen when the southpaw will join the team and whether his absence will impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Alexander (hand) has made three Cactus League appearances, allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two batters in three innings.
Alexander's 2019 campaign ended early due to a nerve issue in his left hand, but he appears healthy this spring as he attempts to nail down a spot in the big-league bullpen. He gave up a home run to Nolan Arenado in his last outing but has otherwise held opponents without a hit. The southpaw was a workhorse for the Dodgers two seasons ago -- leading the team with 73 appearances in relief -- and he could fill a prominent role this season as a groundball specialist.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/01||@ MIL||L 5-6||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|04/30||@ MIL||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|04/27||vs CIN||L 5-6||1||1.0||2||1||0||0|
|04/26||vs CIN||L 3-5||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|04/24||vs SD||W 5-4||0.1||1||0||0||0|
|04/22||vs SD||L 2-3||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|04/19||@ SEA||L 3-4||1.0||0||0||0||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||55.0||12||11||0||1||6||0||41||22||73||5.73||1.727|
|2012||AFX-Kane County Cougars||35.1||10||6||0||2||3||0||31||16||34||2.56||1.425|
|2013||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||27.0||12||0||0||2||0||1||22||8||18||1.33||0.963|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||33.0||24||0||0||2||0||1||40||18||38||5.18||1.697|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||19.0||11||0||0||1||2||0||13||10||23||6.16||1.737|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||48.2||35||0||0||1||2||3||36||16||42||3.92||1.203|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||63.1||41||0||0||2||3||14||50||17||48||2.57||1.030|
|2016||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||30.0||22||0||0||2||0||1||24||10||32||3.00||1.400|
|2017||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||7.2||7||0||0||1||0||0||4||3||9||5.00||1.667|
|2018||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||4.0||4||0||0||1||0||0||5||1||4||0.00||1.250|