Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers chairman: I don't think we're moving Puig

    Inside Socal "As trade rumors swirl around the Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce, team chairman Mark Walter on Friday gave his own right fielder, Yasiel Puig, a vote of confidence. “I haven’t heard anything about moving Yasiel. Nothing,” Walter said. “I don’t think we want to. I think he’s..." July 30

  • Dodgers Among Teams In Talks On Jay Bruce; Yasiel Puig May Be Involved

    MLB Trade Rumors "7:36pm: The Rays appear to be the potential third team, per a Morosi tweet. Tampa Bay has been chatting with Los Angeles about scenarios that “could link up” with the talks between the Reds and Dodgers. 7:23pm: Talks between the Reds and Dodgers involving Bruce and Puig “didn’t materialize,”..." July 29

  • Dodgers, A's discussed Reddick, Hill trade

    ESPN "The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed a trade involving A's outfielder Josh Reddick and starting pitcher Rich Hill, according to ESPN's Buster Olney . The teams have talked about the Dodgers acquiring both players in one deal, in addition to separate trades for each,..." July 29

  • Clayton Kershaw's Wife -- 'It's Killing Him to Sit On Sidelines'

    TMZ "No one knows Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw better than his wife, Ellen -- who tells TMZ Sports the injured pitcher is "giving it everything he has" to get back in the rotation THIS season. Ellen -- along with several other Dodger wives and girlfriends -- was at the Downtown Women's Center..." July 28

  • Dodgers reportedly interested in Royals closer Wade Davis

    Today's Knuckleball "Although the Dodgers have one of the best closers in the game in Kenley Jansen and, by ERA, the top bullpen in the NL (3.01), Wade Davis is someone who interests the Dodgers. He’s even more appealing to Los Angeles than Aroldis Chapman, and for more reasons than just the former’s spotless..." July 28

  • Grandal homers as Dodgers hold off Rays

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Chris Archer had a solid performance Tuesday, but Bud Norris delivered a better one. Yasmani Grandal's seventh-inning home run was the difference as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Norris..." July 27

  • Rays dump Dodgers, halt four-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Tampa Bay Rays ended their nine-game road trip Wednesday by halting a string of skids. Evan Longoria homered, and the Rays snapped a four-game slide with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The Rays (39-61) won for first time in five..." July 27

  • Kershaw: 'There is a lot of gray area' in rehab process

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw did not shed much light on his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back Tuesday, offering few details about his setback after a July 16 simulated game or any timetable for his return. While the Dodgers ace said his goal is “to make it back to have an impact on this..." July 27

  • MLB warns Puig of fine if he wears Scully cleats again

    The Score "The fashion police have come to Dodger Stadium. Yasiel Puig received a letter from Major League Baseball warning him of a $5,000 fine should he wear his Vin Scully-tribute cleats during a game again, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. The Cuban slugger wore the cleats,..." July 27

  • Dodgers would include Urias in potential Sale trade

    New York Post "The Dodgers skipped on Cole Hamels last year because they found the Phillies’ trade demands too high. So rather than having Hamels to pitch Division Series Game 3 against Matt Harvey, Los Angeles had Brett Anderson. And when Zack Greinke left via free agency, the Dodgers did not have an obvious..." July 26

  • Dodgers hang on to defeat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Mike Mayers' major league debut was a horror show. The Los Angeles Dodgers were only too happy to own the starring role. "Absolutely not," manager Dave Roberts smiled when asked if he felt even a little sorry for Mayers. "You just keep piling on. No one feels sorry for..." July 25

  • Adams' homer lifts Cards over Dodgers in 16th

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- As Friday night bled into Saturday morning and he was still playing baseball, Matt Adams thought it would be nice to go home. So the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman did just that, launching the second 16th-inning game-winner of his career at 12:25 a.m. to beat the Los Angeles..." July 23

  • Mike Piazza was terrifying and the Dodgers should have kept him

    SB Nation "In 1993, the San Francisco Giants won 103 games and missed the postseason. Unless the wild card system is eliminated in the future, that will be the last time in baseball history something like that happens. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Mike Piazza was a rookie, and..." July 22

  • Dodgers impressed with the way Julio Urias has handled season of uncertainty, first-place opponents

    Orange County Register "Now what? For the third time this season, the Dodgers turned to 19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias to fill a short-term need in their starting rotation. Urias went four innings in Thursday’s 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals after left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu went on the DL with elbow..." July 22

  • Indians To Sign Joe Thatcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have agreed to a minor league deal with lefty Joe Thatcher, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (via Twitter). He had been released by the Dodgers after opting out of his deal with the team. Thatcher, 34, has seen action in each of the last nine major league seasons, but has yet..." July 22

  • Dodgers' Turner homers twice to hand Strasburg first loss

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Justin Turner made a concentrated effort late last month to start looking to pull the ball to left field, according to manager Dave Roberts. The results certainly have been sparkling, as the right-handed Turner has six home runs and 16 RBIs in 16 games this month. Turner..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Dodgers looking for help, CarGo and Bruce will get looks

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking hard for a bat as well as an arm, and seem to be in win-now mode. While they are expected to at least talk about Carlos Gonzalez, they are expecting the price to be quite high. Jay Bruce remains a possibility, as well, and probably a much more likely..." July 21

  • Report: Good chance Chris Archer ends up with Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this month, and he may be inching closer to a new destination. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that he has been told by an executive that the chances of Archer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers are..." July 21

  • Don't pull the plug on the Dodgers' playoff hopes ... yet

    Sporting News "Alex Wood might be done for the season. The lefty, the Dodgers announced Wednesday on Twitter, is undergoing something called “ an arthroscopic debridement of his left elbow .” Sounds awful. Sounds made-up ( it’s not ). In this season of cascading Dodgers disasters, though, it sounds about..." July 21

  • Surgery a possibility for Kershaw; Roberts 'hopeful' for 2016 return

    The Score "One day after Clayton Kershaw was shut down indefinitely, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested surgery is a more likely avenue to repair the herniated disc in the left-hander's back and is merely "hopeful" the 28-year-old can return in 2016. "With the way it flared up, it's more..." July 21

  • Dodgers starter Alex Wood to have elbow surgery

    Hardball Talk "The latest from the intensive care unit that is the Dodgers pitching staff: Alex Wood will undergo arthroscopic elbow debridement surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks. Wood hasn’t pitched since the end of May, but was on his way back. He was facing live hitters and was on the verge..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Rival exec: Dodgers 'big-game hunting' for impact move

    The Score "With ambitions of reaching the World Series for the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be major players leading into the non-waiver trade deadline. Sitting 4 1/2 games back of the San Francisco Giants in the division and occupying a wild-card spot, the Dodgers are..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Clayton Kershaw suffers setback, return to Dodgers 'uncertain'

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been on the disabled list since late June with mild disc herniation in his lower back. He threw 60 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday, but manager Dave Roberts said the lefty “didn’t feel great” on Sunday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times..." July 20

  • Dodgers Place Hyun-jin Ryu, Casey Fien On 15-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have announced that lefty Hyun-jin Ryu is headed back to the 15-day DL, this time with elbow soreness. Jon Heyman of Fan Rag had reported earlier that Ryu would miss his scheduled start tomorrow. He’ll be joined there by righty Casey Fien, with center fielder Joc Pederson and lefty..." July 19

  • Utley, Kazmir stand out in Dodgers' 8-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Before Tuesday's game, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts reported that star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who is on the disabled list, had a setback and is not sure when he will pitch again. After the game Roberts was praising another Los Angeles pitcher who doesn't throw as..." July 19

  • The Dodgers and Rays are talking trade, but for who?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is Aug. 1 this year — usually it’s July 31, but that’s a Sunday, so MLB pushed things back a day. As we’re about two-thirds of the way through July, we’re going to start seeing a whole bunch of rumors pop up, many of which will never come to pass — but that won’t be the case for..." July 19

  • Dodgers activate Joc Pederson

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers recalled center fielder Joc Pederson from the disabled list before their series opener against the Nationals on Tuesday after he missed 15 games with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. The club placed reliever Casey Fien on the 15-day disabled list with elbow tendonitis to..." July 19

  • Dodgers are open to trading struggling Yasiel Puig

    Fox Sports "Player Y is one of the game's least productive right fielders. Yet, he is not the only below-average hitter in his team's outfield, which ranks last in the majors in batting average and near the bottom in on-base and slugging percentage, too. Would it make sense for Player Y's team to look for..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Barrett keeps calm as D-backs fend off Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona catcher Tuffy Gosewisch had a simple message when he visited Jake Barrett on the mound in the ninth inning Sunday. "I reminded him you have to breathe," Gosewisch said. "You have to relax. Nobody is good when they are tense. Just be yourself." The message did not..." July 17

  • Dodgers not interested in rushing Kershaw back from injury

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers are content with giving ace Clayton Kershaw all the time he needs. Though currently only 5 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West, manager Dave Roberts isn't eager to etch a date in stone for the southpaw starter's return from a mild disk herniation,..." July 17

  • Dodgers among clubs scouting Archer

    MLB.com "Because they can never have enough pitching, the Dodgers were among clubs scouting the Friday night start of Tampa Bay's Chris Archer. Despite a 4-13 record and 4.68 ERA, Archer is an obvious candidate for the Dodgers because he's with the Rays, having been acquired by current Dodgers..." July 17

  • Taylor's grand slam powers Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Chris Taylor had the game of his young career Friday, when his first career homer was a grand slam, he drove in six runs and finished a single short of the cycle. "Mentally it's big to have a game like this, especially pretty early in my season in the big leagues," the Los Angeles..." July 16

  • Trayce Thompson out of action with lower back irritation

    Orange County Register "The past 21 times the Dodgers faced a left-handed starting pitcher, Trayce Thompson was in the starting lineup. But Thompson is not in there as the Dodgers open the second half against Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin. Thompson is apparently dealing with lower back..." July 16

  • Dodgers place Thompson on DL with back issue

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers have a new injury to deal with, as they've placed outfielder Trayce Thompson on the 15-day disabled list with lower back irritation, the team announced Saturday. Thompson missed the Dodgers' first game back from the All-Star break on Friday due to the issue. Manager Dave..." July 16

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could return as early as next week

    ESPN "The Dodgers will head into the second half of the season with a full head of steam and some good news to go along with it. Clayton Kershaw, who hasn't pitched since June 26 because of a mild disk herniation in his lower back, could be back on the mound as early as next week, or by the end of..." July 15

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • Why would the Dodgers want to trade Yasiel Puig?

    MLB Daily Dish "Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the Dodgers were talking about trading Yasiel Puig, and my colleague Chris Cotillo discussed it this morning. It’s a shocking development for a guy who was once considered one of the bright young stars in the game, but who has struggled with injuries,..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Dodgers may trade Yasiel Puig

    MLB Daily Dish "The Dodgers are considering trading outfielder Yasiel Puig before the non-waiver trade deadline, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. No suitors are yet known for Puig, though he will likely draw strong interest due to his raw talent and age (25). Puig has hit just .258/.316/.389 with..." July 11

  • Maeda fans 13 as Dodgers down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Pitching backwards enabled right-hander Kenta Maeda to record his most dominant performance of the season. Maeda amassed a season-high 13 strikeouts and allowed just two hits in seven innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday at..." July 10

  • Clayton Kershaw throws first bullpen session for Dodgers since back injury

    Los Angeles Times "On Sunday morning, the final day before the All-Star break, Clayton Kershaw took a sizable step toward his return to the Dodgers. He threw a light bullpen session before his team faced San Diego, which marked the first time he threw off a mound since receiving an epidural injection on June 29 to..." July 10

  • Grandal hits 3 homers as Dodgers pound Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- No hard feelings. But a lot of hard contact. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal hit three home runs against his former team Friday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded out a 10-6 victory over the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Grandal added a pair of singles -- one..." July 09