Nancy Bea Hefley will retire as the Dodgers’ organist after this weekend. The Dodgers made the announcement prior to their game against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Dodgers chief marketing officer Lon Rosen said that no decision has been made as to whether the team will re-hire a new organist, as Hefley only informed the team of her decision within the last few days.
Hefley was feted on the field prior to tonight’s game. Broadcaster and retired pitcher Orel Hershiser presented a bouquet of flowers to Hefley, who was joined by her family to announce “it’s time for Dodger baseball” over the public address system.
Here’s more from a team press release:
Brett Anderson had to leave a game in July because of inflammation in the sheath around his left Achilles tendon. (Associated Press photo)
SAN DIEGO — Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson left his start against the San Diego Padres in the sixth inning with an apparent left leg injury.
Update (4:15 p.m.): The Dodgers say Anderson has a cramp in his left calf muscle.
The Dodgers acquired minor league outfielder Justin Ruggiano and cash considerations from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for cash or a player to be named later before the midnight waiver trade deadline Monday.
CINCINNATI — Alberto Callaspo, who was designated for assignment on Aug. 19, was released from his contract Thursday.
Callaspo had a .206 batting average with the Atlanta Braves when he was acquired in the Juan Uribe trade in May. He batted .260 with a .336 on-base percentage in 60 games with the Dodgers, mostly as a backup third baseman.
The 32-year-old from Venezuela was cut to make room for second baseman Chase Utley, making Alex Guerrero the primary backup to Justin Turner.
HOUSTON — The above image of Mike Fiers‘ glove, shown on TV during his no-hitter Friday, had people buzzing Saturday. The buzz was coming more from fans than the players who took part in the Dodgers’ 3-0 loss.
“I had no idea during the game,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Nobody said anything to us during the game.”