Dodgers acquire Chase Utley from Philadelphia Phillies for two minor leaguers.


OAKLAND — The Dodgers officially acquired second baseman Chase Utley from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night, sending Triple-A utilityman Darnell Sweeney and Single-A pitcher John Richy in the two-for-one swap.
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Yasiel Puig leaves Dodgers game with right hamstring tightness. Update.

OAKLAND — Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig left Tuesday’s game against the Oakland A’s after pulling up lame at first base when he beat out an infield single in the eighth inning.

Update (10:23 p.m.): Puig left the game with right hamstring tightness.

Carl Crawford pinch-run for Puig and scored on a 3-run home run by A.J. Ellis.

Puig missed 38 games with a strained left hamstring earlier in the season.

Dodgers hire Ron Roenicke as third base coach, keep Lorenzo Bundy on staff.

The Dodgers hired former Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke as their third base coach Monday. Lorenzo Bundy will remain on the bench with the title of “outfield coordinator.”

That gives the Dodgers seven uniformed coaches on the bench in addition to manager Don Mattingly, one above the major league maximum. To accommodate Roenicke, assistant hitting coach John Valentin will not be on the bench during games.

Roenicke managed the Brewers to a 342-331 record from 2011-15, before being replaced in May. The West Covina native was an outfielder in the Majors from 1981-88, including parts of three seasons with the Dodgers (1981-83). Before being named the Brewers’ skipper prior to the 2011 campaign, the 58-year-old was a longtime coach for the Angels, serving as their third base (2000-05) and bench coach (2006-10).