|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||68.00||3.00||4.00||29.00||3.04||1.29||50.00||25.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 2.0||0||0|| 4.50||2||0||1|
|vs LHB|| 8.1||0||0|| 3.24||0||4||5|
|vs RHB|| 8.0||0||0|| 7.88||0||1||3|
|05/14/2013||Tommy Milone, SP OAK|
Carl Crawford, LF LAD
|Clay Buchholz, SP BOS|
Brandon League, RP LAD
|05/14/2013||Carlos Martinez, RP STL|
Logan Morrison, 1B MIA
Matt Adams, 1B STL
|Jayson Werth, RF WAS|
Brandon League, RP LAD
Dustin Ackley, 2B SEA
|05/14/2013||Brandon League, RP LAD||Danny Espinosa, 2B WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
|Brandon League still hasn't lost closer role|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon League appears to be safe as the team’s closer for the time being, with fellow reliever Kenley Jansen doing little to surpass League and take his job.
As our Nando Di Fino put it during Monday’s broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today, “one takes a step back, the other one takes two steps back.” Scott White said League has a bit longer of a leash now, but that he’d still rather own Jansen.
|Brandon League can't hang to late lead|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Dodgers closer Brandon League blew his second save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Braves.
League came in for Kenley Jansen with two runners on in the eighth inning. The Braves took a 5-2 lead as they scored four runs in the eighth. League was charged with two runs and two hits in one inning of work. He walked one and struck out one in his 19-pitch appearance.
League has allowed 10 runs and 14 hits over his last 9 1/3 innings of work. He is 0-2 and converted 4 of 6 save chances over that span.
|Brandon League back in save column|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) After being bypassed for a save chance the day before, Dodgers closer Brandon League entered Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals in the ninth inning with a two-run lead. The right-hander gave up a leadoff single but was able to strand the runner to secure a 3-1 win.
League collected his ninth save, and his first since April 28, in the victory.
|Has Brandon League been supplanted as closer?|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly turned to Kenley Jansen over struggling closer Brandon League to record a one-out save Tuesday against the Nationals. After the game, Mattingly was asked if he has made a change at closer -- a day after backing League as the team's ninth-inning reliever.
"We’ll see," Mattingly said, per the Los Angeles Times. "I don’t know if I really have to set roles. We always talk about where we’re at in the lineup. I know we like to create controversies and all that. Honestly, I prefer having roles where everybody knows where they’re at. But tonight I felt like Kenley was the best shot of getting that guy out."
League has allowed at least one run in six of his last seven appearances, going 0-2 with one blown save, three saves and a 9.82 ERA in that span.
|Brandon League has manager's support|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly backed closer Brandon League on Monday before a game against Washington, the Los Angeles Times reports. League has blown one save in nine tries this season.
Of course, League has also given up eight earned runs over his last seven appearances for an 0-2 record. He's 3 for 4 in save situations over that span over 7 1/3 innings, but he's allowed 11 hits, walked three and hitters are batting .367 off him.
|If back in July you predicted Brandon League would sign a three-year, $22.5 million deal in the offseason, not even he would have believed you. He had lost his closer gig in Seattle, was allowing baserunners left and right and seemed to be just counting down the days until he hit the open market. But a deadline deal brought him to the Dodgers, and an irregular heartbeat for Kenley Jansen put him back in the closer role. The rest was all on him. For that one month when Jansen was on the mend, League recorded six saves with a 0.55 ERA in 15 appearances. And just like that, his value was restored -- beyond restored, even. Not only did the Dodgers dole out a small fortune for him, but they decided they liked him in the ninth inning better than the electric Jansen, who had surgery to correct his heart problem in the offseason. Because of that, League's Fantasy value certainly sees a boost heading into 2013, but you have to figure he'll have a short leash given that Jansen is the more talented of the two. If League does keep the role, he should pile up a healthy number of saves for an expected contender in Los Angeles, but since he'll have to look over his shoulder for Jansen, he's no better than a top-30 reliever on Draft Day. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Hiram Burgos|
|5/22/13||@ MIL||1:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|5/24/13||STL||10:10 pm||Lance Lynn|
|5/25/13||STL||7:15 pm||John Gast|
|5/26/13||STL||4:10 pm||Shelby Miller|
|5/27/13||LAA||8:10 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|5/28/13||LAA||10:10 pm||Joe Blanton|
= probable start