Injury updates: Brock Stewart, Andre Ethier.

Brock Stewart

Brock Stewart has been shut down with fatigue in his right shoulder. (Denver Post photo)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brock Stewart has been shut down from throwing due to shoulder fatigue, and manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that he isn’t sure when the right-hander will pick up a baseball again.

“As I understand it is not serious,” Roberts said. “He just got a little fatigued and there’s soreness in his shoulder.”
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Yimi Garcia has Tommy John surgery, 2017 season in jeopardy

Pitcher Yimi Garcia underwent Tommy John surgery October 25 in Arizona. The right-hander missed most of the 2016 season due to injuries, and might miss all of 2017 if he needs the typical 12 to 18 months to recover.

Garcia made nine appearances  last season and finished with a 3.24 ERA after compiling a 3.34 ERA in 59 appearances in 2015.

Garcia, 26, did not pitch  for the Dodgers after experiencing numbness in his right biceps on April 22 in Colorado.

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Report: The Dodgers are the world’s eighth most ‘tech savvy’ sports franchise.

The website SportTechie.com today released its list of the 25 most tech-savvy sports franchises in the world. The Dodgers rank eighth, behind only the Atlanta Braves among MLB teams.

From senior writer Mark J. Burns:
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Justin Turner, Dodgers agree to terms on four-year, $64 million contract.

Justin Turner

Justin Turner will remain a Dodger until he’s 35 under the terms of a four-year, $64 million contract pending a physical. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)


The Dodgers and third baseman Justin Turner have agreed on the terms of a four-year, $64 million contract. Previous reports Sunday and Monday indicated the two sides were close; the deal is now pending a physical.

The Jansen and Turner agreements would mean the Dodgers went 3 for 3 in their top offseason priorities by re-signing Rich Hill and closer Kenley Jansen as well – an unexpected but highly successful outcome to the winter regardless of how they work out their remaining issues at second base and in the bullpen. It also would mean a combined total of $192 million in new salary commitments for a team hoping to bring payroll down. That payroll is expected to be in the neighborhood of $250 million next season, well over the luxury-tax threshold for a fifth consecutive season.

The Dodgers will need to clear one spot on their 40-man roster for Turner and Jansen, who agreed to terms on a five-year, $80 million contract Monday.

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