(1/30/2008) The Dodgers released RHP D.J. Houlton so he may play in Japan this season.
D.J. Houlton might start finale
(9/28/2007) Manager Grady Little said Dodgers ace Brad Penny (16-4) won't pitch again this season. Instead, the manager said, either LHP Mark Hendrickson, LHP Eric Stults or RHP B.J. Houlton will start Sunday's season-finale against San Francisco.
Dodgers add Houlton to bullpen
(9/2/2007) The Dodgers called up C Chad Moeller, SS Chin-lung Hu and RHPs Jonathan Meloan and D.J. Houlton.
Houlton optioned to minors
(8/10/2007) D.J. Houlton was optioned by the Los Angeles Dodgers to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday to make room for newly acquired Mark Sweeney.
Houlton recalled on Sunday
(7/15/2007) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed RP Chin-hui Tsao back on the 15-day disabled list Sunday a little more than two weeks after activating him. The Dodgers recalled D.J. Houlton from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Tsao's spot on the roster.
Houlton optioned to Triple-A
(7/9/2007) INF Ramon Martinez was activated from the 15-day disabled list and RHP D.J. Houlton was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Linden pops pinch HR off Houlton
(7/8/2007) Pinch-hitter Todd Linden greeted Dodgers reliever D.J. Houlton with a leadoff homer in the ninth Saturday.
Houlton pitches Tuesday
(7/4/2007)The Sports XChange notes: RHP D.J. Houlton, recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, allowed one hit in three innings during Tuesday's game against Atlanta. "That one inning (Sunday) really helped a lot," Houlton said of his first major league appearance of the season. "After not being out there (at Dodger Stadium) for a year and a half, it definitely helped."
Hendrickson gets rotation nod
(7/2/2007) LHP Mark Hendrickson was reinstated to the rotation and will start Wednesday's game against Atlanta. "We feel good putting him back in there," manager Grady Little said. Hendrickson is 2-3 with a 4.81 ERA in eight starts this season. He replaces LHP Hong-Chih Kuo, who was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday after his third poor start in a row. Kuo had allowed 17 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings over those starts. Brett Tomko and D.J. Houlton will remain in relief.
Houlton recalled from minors
(7/1/2007) Less than an hour after manager Grady Little told reporters that the club hadn't decided what to do with SP Hong-Chih Kuo following his third straight sub-par outing, general manager Ned Colletti optioned Kuo to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled RHP D.J. Houlton from the PCL team Saturday.
Dodgers still mum on No. 5 starter
(5/30/2007) The clock is ticking for Dodgers manager Grady Little, who has to make a decision on who will start for the team Saturday in Pittsburgh. Hong-Chih Kuo, currently in Triple-A, continues to be the favorite even though he was the losing pitcher Monday for Las Vegas. The left-hander allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings. "He got his pitch count up to about 80," Little said of Kuos's latest start. "Most of his trouble came after about 60 or 65 pitches." The darkhorse is Las Vegas right-hander D.J. Houlton, who took a 5-2 record and 2.91 ERA into Tuesday's game against Nashville. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up three earned runs while fanning five. "He's pitching awfully well," Little said of Houlton. "His command has been good. Mostly the command with his fastball is the biggest difference for him from last year to this year."
Dodgers make another round of cuts
(3/19/2007) In other Dodgers transactions Monday, pitchers D.J. Houlton and Eric Stults and outfielder Delwyn Young were optioned, and pitcher Jon Meloan, infielder Tony Abreu and outfielder Choo Freeman were reassigned. Abreu ended his spring training with a mild bone bruise on his left shoulder, sustained sliding into second base headfirst during a game Saturday.
Houlton making improvements
(3/15/2007) MLB.com reports Dodgers RP D.J. Houlton has revamped his delivery with the team's pitching coaches. He pitched a perfect inning Tuesday. This spring he has pitched four and two-thirds innings giving up one run with six strikeouts and a walk.
D.J. Houlton to receive call up?
(6/20/2006) Dodgers RHP Chad Billingsley may have been the last pitcher to come out of the team's Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. The only other pitcher in Las Vegas with major league experience is RHP D.J. Houlton, who pitched for the Dodgers last season. Houlton currently has a 5.38 ERA in his 14 starts.
Houlton optioned to minors
(3/27/2006) The Dodgers optioned RHP Jonathan Broxton, LHP Tim Hamulack and RHP D.J. Houlton to their minor league camp on Monday. They also reassigned LHP Kelly Wunsch to their minor league camp.
Dodgers give Houlton year deal
(2/20/2006) The Dodgers agreed to terms with SS Willy Aybar, RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Jonathan Broxton, RHP Jose Diaz, OF Andre Ethier, SS Joel Guzman, LHP Tim Hamulack, RHP D.J. Houlton, LHP Hong-Chih Kuo, 3B Andy LaRoche, 1B James Loney, C Russell Martin, LHP Greg Miller, C Dioner Navarro, RHP Franquelis Osoria, OF Jason Repko, OF Cody Ross, OF Jayson Werth and 2B Delwyn Young on one-year contracts.
Houlton impressing manager
(8/21/2005) Rookie RHP D.J. Houlton lost a pitching duel Friday with Florida's A.J. Burnett but still impressed manager Jim Tracy. "You know he's going to continue to get better," Tracy said. "He's someone that can be counted on, not only now but in the future."
Houlton mired in losing streak
(8/14/2005) Rookie RHP D.J. Houlton's 5-1 loss to the Mets made him 0-5 in six starts since beating San Diego 5-4 June 27.
Houlton moved back in rotation
(8/7/2005) Manager Jim Tracy has set his pitching rotation for the next two series, with Brad Penny, Derek Lowe and Odalis Perez going in the Phillies series that begins Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, and Jeff Weaver, D.J. Houlton and Penny going against the Mets next weekend.
Houlton keeps rotation spot
(6/30/2005) LHP Odalis Perez is to make his fourth rehab start Thursday night for Triple-A Las Vegas, and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation Tuesday in Colorado. He hasn't pitched since May 14 because of a sore shoulder. Perez will replace Elmer Dessens in the rotation, meaning rookie D.J. Houlton will keep his spot. Houlton, 4-1 with a 5.44 ERA, has made five starts -- the latest Monday night when he went a career-long seven innings in a 5-4 victory over the Padres. Houlton will pitch Sunday against Arizona.
Houlton to start on Sunday
(6/29/2005) D.J. Houlton will make Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks, as Odalis Perez (shoulder) remains in rehab at Triple-A Las Vegas for one more start.
Houlton's rotation time limited
(6/20/2005) RHP D.J. Houlton allowed four runs on five hits in six innings Friday but walked four and hit a batter, leading to two of the runs. In three starts, he is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA and Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said he will make at least one more start as the Dodgers' fifth starter. "He's done a very credible job in three starts," Tracy said. The Rule 5 pick is likely to start again Wednesday in San Diego.
Houlton penciled in for Friday
(6/16/2005) The Los Angeles Times reports D.J. Houlton will start Friday's game at Chicago White Sox opposite ace Mark Buehrle.
Houlton whiffs eight batters
(6/13/2005) D.J. Houlton allowed three earned runs and seven hits in Sunday's game against the Twins besting Brad Radke. He also struck out a career-high eight batters in the win.
Houlton to be skipped this week
(6/6/2005) Rule-5 draftee RHP D.J. Houlton, pulled out of the bullpen for an emergency start, will serve as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter until Odalis Perez (DL, shoulder) and Elmer Dessens (DL, shoulder) are ready in mid-to-late June. "I think our pitching has really started to settle down the past 10 games or so," GM Paul DePodesta said. "There's no doubt getting Odalis and Elmer back will help settle it down even further. The one thing we haven't been able to do is get a stretch of five or six quality starts in a row. Once we get those guys back, it'll give us more of an opportunity to put that kind of stretch together."
(6/5/2005) GM Paul DePodesta said starting pitching is his No. 1 priority on the trade market. "If we had one bullet to fire, that's probably where it would be," DePodesta said. "We've already put some calls out there and had some initial conversations, but we're not going to be doing anything in the coming weeks. There's nothing that's really peaked our interest yet -- something that we think is necessarily better than what we have, or better than what we have coming back from the disabled list. Right now there aren't too many teams that would consider themselves out of the race, so that limits the number of available players."
Dodgers put Houlton in rotation
(6/3/2005) The O.C. Register reports D.J. Houlton will make his first major-league start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, replacing left-hander Wilson Alvarez. Alvarez has been scratched from his third scheduled start because of tendinitis in his pitching shoulder.
Houlton likely to stick
(3/31/2005) The Los Angeles Times reports that D.J. Houlton will probably make the Dodgers' club out of spring training.