Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers' Gordon cleared for NLDS opener "Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon is a go for Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals after sitting out the final game of the regular season with a hip injury. Gordon was cleared to play in the series opener in Los Angeles after making..." October 01

  • Looks like Kershaw would pitch on short rest

    ESPN Los Angeles "It appears quite likely that the Los Angeles Dodgers would bring Clayton Kershaw back on three days’ rest if their National League Division Series with the St. Louis Cardinals lasts four games. For one thing, there’s a precedent. Kershaw did just that with the Dodgers leading 2-1 over the..." September 30

  • MLB playoff odds favor Angels, Dodgers to make World Series

    Fox Sports "If oddsmakers are correct, the Major League Baseball postseason will belong to Southern California. Offshore site has released the odds for the AL and NL pennants as well as the World Series. The Angels are favorites to represent the AL in the Fall Classic, while the Dodgers have..." September 30

  • Dodgers finish regular season with a 10-5 clobbering of Rockies

    Los Angeles Times "AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run home run in the third inning to finish the season with 116 runs batted in, the most in the major leagues. Gonzalez finished five RBIs ahead of Mike Trout of the Angels. "It's definitely something cool to be able to say you accomplished one year,"..." September 29

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Mattingly said he is optimistic Gordon will play Friday.

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Ryu said he felt fine while throwing bullpen session.

  • Dodgers shake up coaching staff "The Los Angeles Dodgers are taking things lightly as they wind down the regular season in preparation for the start of the playoffs next week. They showed up to the clubhouse later than usual Saturday afternoon, skipped batting practice prior to their game against the Colorado Rockies, and then..." September 28

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Dee Gordon said he just returned from MRI on eight hip. He said he's not concerned, he's had it before.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Mattingly: Hanley Ramirez won't play tomorrow, but not injured.

  • Adrian Gonzalez hits 26th homer in Los Angeles Dodgers’ 12-inning victory against Rockies

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez leaned back on his chair at his locker Saturday ahead of his team’s game against the Colorado Rockies. He had just finished talking boxing — which he loves — with a reporter. He was relaxed. When it comes to baseball, he can’t allow himself to chill out too..." September 28

  • Don Mattingly thinking Justin Turner, playoff roster before Dodgers defeat Rockies

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers’ Don Mattingly, like every other manager about to lead his team into the postseason, has decisions to make before the playoffs begin — as well as during them. Mattingly needs to select his playoff roster. One of those decisions will center on how many pitchers he will carry — 11 or..." September 27

  • Yasiel Puig, four-run sixth inning propel Dodgers to 9-1 victory

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Yasiel Puig ended a 1-1 stalemate by sending a sixth-inning offering from starter Tim Hudson over the right-field wall for a home run. Later in the inning, Carl Crawford doubled in two runs against left-hander Javier Lopez to extend the Dodgers lead to 4-1. Crawford scored on a single..." September 25

  • How Clayton Kershaw and Dodgers clinched NL West over Giants

    Los Angeles Times "It was storybook time at Dodger Stadium, a Dodgers’ dream come very much to life. Clayton Kershaw, their leader all season, took the mound Wednesday and led the Dodgers to a 9-1 victory over the rival San Francisco Giants, leaving them National League West champions for a second consecutive..." September 25

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    Tommy Lasorda @TommyLasorda

    If you don't cheer for the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into Heaven. Especially after this great win tonight.

  • Matt Kemp, among others, is man in middle of Dodgers' win over Giants

    Los Angeles Times "Matt Kemp has been where Yasiel Puig was Tuesday night, screaming at opponents and forcing teammates to restrain him as benches cleared. Kemp knows better now. So here he was, on his 30th birthday, standing between Puig and Madison Bumgarner, who struck Puig on the left ankle with a slider..." September 24

  • Dan Haren made $10 million last night

    Hardball Talk "Actually, he made it over the course of the year, but he crossed over the 180 innings pitched line last night, and that caused his $10 million option to kick in. It’s a player option, so he can choose to walk away from it if he’d like. Though, honestly, I think he’d be kind of dumb to do that...." September 23

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Uribe, Crawford return to lineup.

  • Chris Coghlan hits two HRs to help Cubs rally past Dodgers

    Chicago Sun-Times "Chris Coghlan proved Saturday there’s still some fun to be had this season at Wrigley Field. Coghlan hit two home runs, including a go-ahead blast in the eighth inning, and matched career highs with four hits and three RBI in the Cubs’ 8-7 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs..." September 21

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Jamey Wright starting tomorrow

  • Joc Pederson makes coffee run "Joc Pederson is one of baseball's most promising prospects, but he's evidently not exempt from tasks typically assigned to rookies. A photo surfaced Friday of Pederson, wearing his Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, and a clubhouse attendant fetching coffee and other beverages for his..." September 20

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    David Vassegh @THEREAL_DV

    Ryu has started throwing program this AM. Sub-maximal of course...

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Uribe has tightness in side, minor, just one day off.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers score 14 runs vs. Chicago Cubs to clinch playoff spot, help Clayton Kershaw reach 20 wins

    L.A. Daily News "A marquee hanging from a Wrigleyville storefront touted an opposing pitcher as the main attraction Friday morning: “KERSHAW GOES FOR 20,” it read. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw indeed became the major leagues’ first 20-game winner in a 14-5 victory over the Cubs, but it wasn’t a marquee..." September 20

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Ryu said he thinks he will be back for playoffs.

  • Rockies rip Dodgers as Charlie Blackmon, Justin Morneau have huge days

    Denver Post "It was as if the Rockies unleashed a summer's worth of pent-up frustration and power into one Wednesday afternoon of baseball. And it was as if the Los Angeles Dodgers, the talent-packed leaders of the National League West, decided to hit the snooze button multiple times. The Rockies..." September 18

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    David Vassegh @THEREAL_DV

    Mattingly didn't sound optimistic Hanley would be able to start tomorrow's day game

  • Rockies end 7-game skid, down Dodgers behind Matzek, Dickerson

    Denver Post "Yasiel Puig took ball three from Tyler Matzek, a pitch just outside in the fifth inning. Puig dodged a Tommy Kahnle fastball near his ear in the sixth for ball three. Twice the Los Angeles Dodgers bomber drew a nail-gnawing full count with runs waiting to score. And twice Puig went away in a..." September 17

  • Kemp targets Puig in heated dugout

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig got into a verbal altercation in the dugout during an 11-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field, a disagreement caught by the Rockies' TV cameras. Kemp, who had struck out earlier in the sixth inning, was seen..." September 16

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Sounds like it will be unlikely for Ryu to start again in regular season, with less than two weeks remaining.

  • Kershaw saves his best for last as Dodgers beat Giants

    L.A. Daily News "A simple miscommunication almost cost Clayton Kershaw his chance to finish the eighth inning Sunday. Who knows, maybe it almost cost the Dodgers a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. The left-hander had thrown 104 pitches through seven innings ‑ a minor struggle by his standards ‑ when..." September 15

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Matt Kemp back in #Dodgers lineup after fouling ball off foot last night.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers clobber San Francisco Giants 17-0, one day after blowout loss

    L.A. Daily News "The list of milestones the Dodgers accomplished Saturday at AT&T Park, listed end to end, might actually extend a mile. That’s what happens when you win 17-0 and collect 24 hits. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the largest shutout win for either team in the history of the..." September 14

  • Giants clicking at just the right time

    USA Today "Much as he did on his team's last trip to San Francisco in late July, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly tweaked his rotation so he would have his top three starters lined up for this weekend's crucial series against the Giants. It made sense. Not only do Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke..." September 13

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu leaves start with left shoulder irritation

    Hardball Talk "A troubling development for the Dodgers here, as left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu was forced to exit his start against the Giants last night after just one inning due to left shoulder irritation. Ryu was hit hard in his one inning of work, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk. Brooks Baseball..." September 13

  • Bumgarner sets strikeout mark as Giants rout Dodgers

    San Francisco Chronicle "How many of the final six games against the Dodgers must the Giants win to take the National League West? Four? Five? All six? Two more nail-biting weeks will yield the answer in a race that got as tight as it has been in more than a month Friday night when the Giants turned AT&T Park into a..." September 13

  • Carl Crawford, Dan Haren lead the way for Dodgers over Padres

    True Blue L.A. "The Dan Haren and Carl Crawford trains just kept rolling on Wednesday night, leaving the Padres in the dust in a 4-0 victory for the Dodgers on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers ended their homestand with six wins in nine games, and completed their season series by winning 12 of 19..." September 11

  • Yasiel Puig’s struggles continue, and the call to bench him grows louder

    Hardball Talk "Yasiel Puig went 0 for 4 in last night’s Dodgers victory. That puts him at .203 since the end of July with a .228 slugging percentage and no homers since then. As slumps go, it’s particularly long and particularly deep. He’s a good player who, one presumes, will snap out of it soon. But this..." September 11

  • Time has come for Dodgers to sit Yasiel Puig and play Andre Ethier

    Los Angeles Times "OK, enough. Enough waiting for the Golden Boy to become an overnight sensation or last year’s overnight sensation to get going again. The idea is to win right now. In September with a pennant on the line. It’s not time to experiment. You don’t keep playing Joc Pederson, called up nine days..." September 10

  • Kershaw backed by bounty of runs in Dodgers' 4th straight win

    True Blue L.A. "Clayton Kershaw pitched another gem and was backed by an offensive bonanza in the Dodgers' 9-4 win over the Padres on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The victory gave the Dodgers a four-game winning streak, their second-longest of the season, and pushed their lead over San Francisco in the..." September 09

  • Clayton Kershaw gets tossed from game he's not even playing in

    Fox Sports "As the MLB season winds down, one of the hottest debates in these final weeks is whether Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw should win National League MVP. His numbers certainly seem to deserve merit, and most view him as a runway for the Cy Young Award. But to some, for someone who plays only once..." September 09

  • Los Angeles Dodgers turn the tables on Arizona Diamondbacks in 7-2 win

    L.A. Daily News "Sunday was a tale of two games at Dodger Stadium. The first game lasted five innings, and it was arguably the best Trevor Cahill has thrown in a year. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, who was designated for assignment earlier this season, didn’t allow a hit until Dee Gordon doubled in the..." September 08

  • Yasiel Puig to bat 7th for Dodgers "Yasiel Puig is back in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon, a day after sitting out against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks with a stomach virus. He had to scan further down the batting order to find his name, however. Puig, who has eight hits in his last 65..." September 07

  • Los Angeles Dodgers start and finish well to beat Arizona Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon stepped to the plate to face Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson with pinch-runner Roger Bernadina on second base and pinch-hitter Justin Turner on first with two outs and the score tied in the eighth inning Saturday. The Dodgers built a two-run lead in..." September 07

  • Beckett to decide future in offseason

    ESPN Los Angeles "Josh Beckett, who was a World Series MVP at the age of 23 and threw a no-hitter at the age of 34, said Friday he is mulling retirement. The news came after the right-hander confirmed he will need season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum. Beckett was working his way back from a left hip..." September 07

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Puig sick, getting IV, Mattingly said.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers tried to trade for #WhiteSox slugger Adam Dunn for bench help before he was traded to #Athletics

  • Dan Haren delivers, bullpen holds on for Dodgers’ win over Arizona Diamondbacks

    L.A. Daily News "For the Dodgers, the bridge to the ninth inning isn’t pretty. Rather than the archetypal flow charts of spring training with a starting pitcher at the beginning and Kenley Jansen at the end, the bullpen in September looks like a jumbled mess of mostly right arms. Manager Don Mattingly has..." September 06

  • Nationals outlast Dodgers, 8-5, in marathon 14-inning game

    CSN Washington "At the end of a long roller coaster of a road trip, the Nationals needed to beat the Dodgers to capture their second straight series out west against a contending opponent and salvage a 4-5 record overall on a 10-day jaunt that began with a surprising sweep in Philadelphia. But they found..." September 04

  • Dodgers' Josh Beckett likely out for season with hip injury "By the sounds of things, the Dodgers' rotation depth will continue being tested for the rest of the 2014 season. That's because right-hander Josh Beckett, who's been sidelined since Aug. 3 with a torn labrum in his left hip, isn't likely to pitch again this year. " September 03

  • Vin Scully to cut back on his schedule next year

    Hardball Talk "Vin Scully is coming back for another year in the Dodgers broadcast booth in 2015, but he may cut it back. Scully already limits road trips to Arizona, San Francisco, Anaheim and San Diego, but next year he may just do Dodgers home games plus the interleague games in Anaheim." September 03