Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Diamondbacks rout Dodgers, improve to record 8-1 at home

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks made some history Saturday while pivoting away from the recent past. Right fielder David Peralta had a franchise-record four doubles and Arizona used four home runs for an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Chase Field. The..." April 23

  • Five MLB GM’s who failed to address key needs

    Sportsnaut "Is it really fair to boo a player? If he’s not giving it his all, sure. But more often than not, a player getting booed is really the result of a front office failure. A player may not be any good, but the front office is responsible for putting him in that position. Plenty of MLB general..." April 23

  • Diamondbacks unload on Dodgers with nine-run eighth

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona passed the baton so much that just about everyone had a hand in its nine-run eighth inning on Friday night. Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Iannetta had two RBIs apiece and the Diamondbacks sent 14 men to the plate in the eighth for a 13-5 comeback win over the..." April 22

  • Kershaw pitches Dodgers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw felt disrespected by the Colorado Rockies before he threw a pitch. However, after a shaky first inning, Kershaw found his rhythm and delivered a small act of revenge against the Rockies. Scott Van Slyke homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended a three-game..." April 20

  • Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood gets another chance to audition for starting rotation

    Los Angeles Times "In the summer before his junior year of high school, Alex Wood sat at a computer and composed a series of emails. He addressed them to the coaches at the 15 to 20 colleges where he wanted to play baseball. He was a gangly left-hander from Charlotte, N.C., with a goofy delivery, but he exhibited..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Clayton Kershaw upset with Rockies starter for delaying game

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s not often that Clayton Kershaw gets upset, but something that the Colorado Rockies’ starter did on Wednesday night bugged the Dodgers ace. The beginning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was delayed a few minutes as the sides waited for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson to make his way from..." April 20

  • Rockies belt three homers in win over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "The Colorado Rockies hit three home runs Tuesday night, two by Nolan Arenado, and got another big lift -- and a mild scare -- from their stellar bullpen to beat the Dodgers 4-3 in Los Angeles. The surging Rockies had lost seven straight games at Dodger Stadium since they last won there last..." April 19

  • Lamb's homer carries Diamondbacks past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb figured he would get a fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher. "I was looking to hit a fastball and I got a fastball," Lamb said. "Hatcher obviously has a good heater, so I was just looking to be aggressive early..." April 18

  • How the Dodgers are changing the way pitchers are used

    SI "The Los Angeles Dodgers once again want you to forget everything you think you knew about starting pitching. The franchise that has given us Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Fernando Valenzuela, Orel Hershiser and Clayton Kershaw is willingly de-emphasizing what used to be the bedrock of winning..." April 18

  • Yasiel Puig: “We [Latinos] love to show our joy on the field, and I think sometimes that confuses people.”

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig penned a special article for MLB.com titled, “In my Words: Puig growing as ballplayer, man.” He writes about his motivations for playing the game, which include his new son Daniel Sebastian and doing charitable work in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Puig has..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Rich Hill unlikely to make next scheduled start due to blister issue

    Hardball Talk "Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Rich Hill has a blister issue. The Dodgers’ lefty lasted only three innings during Sunday’s start against the Diamondbacks due to a blister on his left middle finger. The Dodgers will wait until tomorrow to make a decision as to whether or not to place Hill..." April 17

  • Dodgers down Diamondbacks on Jackie Robinson Day

    The Sports Xchange "On a day when Major League Baseball honored the anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, the Los Angeles Dodgers paid homage to the first black player by unveiling an 800-pound bronze statue depicting Robinson as a rookie sliding into home plate. Among those in..." April 16

  • Walker, Diamondbacks dump Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It was a two-man clubhouse meeting before the Arizona Diamondbacks faced the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The powwow was restricted to right-hander Taijuan Walker and his batterymate, Chris Iannetta. "Chris and I had a talk," Walker said. "The game plan was just to be..." April 16

  • Dodgers and Brewers are still discussing a trade involving Ryan Braun

    Hardball Talk "According to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Dodgers and Brewers are still in talks regarding a potential trade for Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun. The two sides initially had a trade in the works last August, when it was rumored that the Dodgers would receive the veteran outfielder in..." April 16

  • Kershaw comes close to shutout in Dodgers' win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The anticipation of a lights-out matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke didn't meet the hype. While Kershaw dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Dodgers knocked Greinke around. Andrew Toles homered and the Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 7-1 on..." April 15

  • Clayton Kershaw not looking forward to facing Zack Greinke

    ESPN "While Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is pumped up to be facing ex-teammate Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, the same can't be said of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace. "I don't really look forward to it," Kershaw told reporters. "You almost just try to block it out. It's not fun to pitch..." April 14

  • Toles hits, runs Dodgers past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- A tricky easterly wind did batters no favors Wednesday, but Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Andrew Toles still found a way to deliver. A leadoff home run by Toles in the first inning and his hustle in the ninth helped provide a second run as the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0..." April 13

  • Rizzo, Russell power Cubs past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- In future outings, Brett Anderson said he wants more consistency and to pitch deeper than he did on Thursday. If the Chicago Cubs left-hander lacked consistency, he compensated with the right stuff when it counted in a five-inning shutout effort in a 4-0 victory over the Los..." April 13

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Cubs raise banner, top Dodgers on Rizzo's walk-off hit

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Champions typically win games like this. The reigning World Series winners capped an evening of celebration with a walk-off 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rain-delayed game that drifted into the early hours of Tuesday. Anthony Rizzo lined a game-winning,..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Dodgers Acquire Joe Gunkel

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have acquired righty Joe Gunkel from the Orioles, per a club announcement. Los Angeles will send cash or a player to be named later in return. Gunkel was designated for assignment recently by Baltimore, after the club claimed young fireballer Miguel Castro. Now, he’ll became the..." April 11

  • Rockies use long ball to defeat Kershaw, Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gave up back-to-back home runs Saturday night for the first time in his illustrious career. And he allowed three homers in a game for only the third time as the Colorado Rockies slugged their way to a 4-2 victory. "You just got to hope..." April 09

  • Dodgers salvage finale with 10-6 win over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts addressed a major issue from 2016, one that was already bubbling up in this young season, before his team brushed aside the Colorado Rockies 10-6 to avoid being swept Sunday in a three-game series. The Dodgers were 24-27 against left-handed..." April 09

  • Rich Hill sent to the disabled list with a blister. Again.

    Hardball Talk "Rich Hill had a fantastic year last year. But he missed a whole bunch of it too — from July 17 until August 24 — thanks to a severe blister problem on his pitching hand. So it’s certainly scary news for Dodgers fans to hear that Hill has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a blister once..." April 07

  • Freeland makes strong debut as Rockies edge Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER – The first inning not surprisingly proved to be a challenge since Colorado starter Kyle Freeland was making his major league debut Friday in his hometown and in the Rockies' home opener. Freeland rose to that momentous occasion as the Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1. He..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Dodgers pull out win over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rich Hill's season debut came with some twists and turns. Or something like that. "It was dodge, duck and dive," he said. Yasiel Puig homered and Hill threw five strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Wednesday night. The Dodgers..." April 06

  • Puig's power helps Dodgers crush Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig flexed his muscles against the San Diego Padres on Thursday afternoon. The result was a 10-2 win for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Puig being included among the game's top sluggers. "I'm not worried about being the home run leader," Puig said through a..." April 06

  • Richard pitches Padres to shutout over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The San Diego Padres displayed their own left-handed Clayton on Tuesday night. And the result was them leveling their season-opening series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. One day after Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw beat the Padres, San Diego's Clayton Richard bettered the..." April 05

  • Pedro Guerrero talks with family, friends after waking from coma

    ESPN "Two days after suffering a massive stroke, former baseball player Pedro Guerrero woke up in a New York hospital and talked to his family and friends, his wife told ESPN. Guerrero, a former slugger with the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, was hospitalized late Monday after suffering..." April 05

  • Dodgers icon Pedro Guerrero in life-threatening condition after stroke

    SI "Longtime Dodgers slugger Pedro Guerrero is “fighting for his life” after suffering a stroke, his stepdaughter told ESPN. Guerrero, who was known as a heavy drinker in his playing days, also suffered a stroke in February 2015. Guerrero was hospitalized Monday in New York but there were..." April 04

  • Pederson, Grandal power Dodgers in rout of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Home run derby got an early launch by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a blowout of the San Diego Padres. Joc Pederson hit a grand slam and drove in career-high five runs, and the Dodgers pounded the Padres 14-3 in the season opener for both clubs on Monday in front of 53,701 at..." April 03

  • Clayton Kershaw salary more in 2017 than entire Padres’ Opening Day roster

    Sportsnaut "We know the Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t opposed to spending big money to stay competitive. The same cannot be said for the San Diego Padres, whose entire Opening Day roster makes less money than Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw’s 2017 salary is a cool $33 million. San Diego’s..." April 03

  • Eric Gagne, Dodgers Discussing Minor-League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former Dodgers closer and 2003 NL Cy Young winner Eric Gagne is discussing a minor-league deal with his former organization, Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith tweets. Gagne says he has interest from two other teams as well, but is focused on receiving a deal from the Dodgers. In February, Gagne..." April 01

  • Dodgers Reportedly Sign Jair Jurrjens

    Ddogers Nation "Less than 48 hours after adding to their minor league starting pitching depth by adding former ace Justin Masterson, the Dodgers have reportedly gone and signed themselves another in Jair Jurrjens. According to Hudson Belinsky of Baseball America, the Dodgers have inked Jurrjens to a minor..." March 29

  • Brandon McCarthy wins final spot in Dodgers’ rotation

    Hardball Talk "We learned on Monday that Hyun-Jin Ryu won one of the final two spots in the Dodgers’ starting rotation. Brandon McCarthy has won the other, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. Alex Wood was McCarthy’s competitor for the spot. McCarthy, 33, posted a 4.85 ERA across four..." March 29

  • Dodgers To Sign Justin Masterson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have agreed to a minor-league deal with free-agent righty Justin Masterson, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). Additional terms were not reported. Masterson, who recently turned 32, had been looking for a new organization after failing to receive a shot at the majors..." March 28

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Scott Kazmir to start the season on the DL

    Sportsnaut "Well, we saw this coming. According to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir will begin the season on the disabled list. The three-time All-Star has been experiencing some hip tightness throughout the spring, which could be the reason he’s been missing some..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Seager may miss Freeway Series

    MLB.com "Shortstop Corey Seager might miss the Freeway Series to work on his swing in Arizona, while reliever Pedro Baez will likely begin the season on the disabled list, along with Josh Ravin, leaving the Dodgers thin in right-handed relievers. Seager said he is recovered from the strained oblique..." March 26

  • Andre Ethier says back injury is deja vu all over again

    L.A. Daily News "Andre Ethier’s spring has suddenly taken on a very familiar feeling. “It feels like its Groundhogs Day all over again,” the Dodgers’ veteran outfielder said. “I’ve been stuck in spring training for 18 months now. That kind of hit me when I was sitting at home yesterday.” Limited for most of..." March 23

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Ethier shut down 7-10 days with herniated disc

    CBS Sports "Ethier (back) has been diagnosed with a mild herniated disk and will be shut down for 7-10 days, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. While manager Dave Roberts said the injury is not as severe as the herniated disk Clayton Kershaw dealt with last year, he added that it would be "tough" for Ethier to..." March 21

  • 5 MLB teams that can dethrone the Cubs as World Series champions

    Yardbarker "It’s easy to see why the Chicago Cubs would be favored to win the World Series for a second consecutive season. They have a great lineup, a strong pitching staff, and depth almost everywhere. However, the safer bet would be to take the field over the Cubs in 2017. That, however, doesn’t do much to..." March 21

  • Ethier to undergo MRI for recurring back soreness

    CBS Sports "Ethier was scratched from the lineup Sunday and is dealing with tightness in his lower back, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. The veteran was held out of prior spring training games due to back and hip issues, so it appears the injury has flared up." March 20

  • Dodgers' Scott Kazmir struggles with velocity in simulated outing

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts remains concerned about Scott Kazmir's velocity after the pitcher threw a five-inning simulated game to minor league hitters Thursday. Kazmir, who had been in line to be the team's fourth or fifth starter for this season, threw 71 pitches, with only 44..." March 17