I spent six and a half innings in a hallway waiting for Juan Uribe, and all I wrote was this lousy blog.

I spent the first six innings of Tuesday night’s game standing in the hallway connecting the Dodgers and Braves clubhouses. That was a waste of time. So far as I can tell, only a bat and a little black book are going to Atlanta — not Juan Uribe, who must have watched the entire game from the Dodgers clubhouse, since he wasn’t in the dugout (or the hallway) after the National Anthem. Maybe he and Hyun-jin Ryu watched the game together. You all can use your imaginations.

Uribe is, of course, about to be traded to the Atlanta Braves. You don’t get choked up about trades that don’t happen. Teammates do not say their goodbyes if you’re going to be their teammate tomorrow.

If Uribe is a Dodger tomorrow, he’ll need a locker.

Multiple reports have the Dodgers receiving Eric Stults, Alberto Callaspo, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime in return for Uribe and Chris Withrow. I can’t offer anything more than that, other than the fact that I saw more Dodgers front office officials hovering around the clubhouse today than any single day since the regular season began.

Check that. I can offer two more things:
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Game 41: The drought is over — not the rain, the other one(s) — and thoughts on Ryu’s injury.

Adrian Gonzalez

True story: It was cloudy, breezy and growing unusually cold as the Dodgers filed onto the field for their usual pregame stretch today. The skies were gray. I asked Brett Anderson if he thought it was going to rain. “No,” he said. “I’m not pitching today.” (Outside joke.)

It didn’t rain Friday, but a couple droughts ended in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres.

The game story is here. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu’s first MRI with Dodgers revealed a torn labrum.


Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu said Friday that he’s been pitching with a torn labrum in his left shoulder since he signed with the Dodgers in December 2012, an injury that was revealed in his very first MRI.

That explains some things, like why the pitcher ultimately needed the surgery that ended his 2015 season yesterday. It also created more questions, only some of which Ryu could answer Friday.
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