Uh-oh: Archie Bradley to visit Dr. James Andrews

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This is scary news for the Diamondbacks: Per Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona, rookie pitcher Archie Bradley is headed for a visit with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his ailing right shoulder. The 22-year-old rookie had been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno, but had lackluster results and admitted to not feeling quite right after the start.

GM Dave Stewart said, “We’re not seeing anything to be alarmed about, but there may be something there.”

Bradley can’t catch a break, it seems. He was hit in the head with a line drive during his April 28 start, which kept him out of action for three weeks. He returned and made four starts before suffering another injury. The right-hander has a 5.89 ERA with a 23/22 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings. Baseball Prospectus ranked him as baseball’s #11 overall prospect heading into the 2015 season.

Dodgers to retire Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34 this summer

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela during a three-day celebration this summer.

Valenzuela was part of two World Series champion teams, winning the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time All-Star during his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1980-90.

He will be honored from Aug. 11-13 when the Dodgers host Colorado.

Valenzuela will join Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale with retired numbers.

“To be a part of the group that includes so many legends is a great honor,” Valenzuela said. “But also for the fans, the support they’ve given me as a player and working for the Dodgers, this is also for them.”