Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Pederson propels Dodgers past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers swept the San Diego Padres to start the season. They prevented the Padres from returning the favor on their last San Diego visit. Joc Pederson had three RBIs to lift the Dodgers past the Padres 9-4 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep...." September 30

  • Young Dodgers fan does 50 push-ups for Puig's bat

    USA Today "Jokester Yasiel Puig noticed a young fan who was holding up a sign that said he'd do push-ups in exchange for a bat on Thursday before the Dodgers game vs. the Padres. Puig agreed and had the kid do 50 push-ups. I'm not sure if he did all 50 since this video only shows a portion of what happened,..." September 30

  • Renfroe carries Padres for second straight game

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Hunter Renfroe flexed his muscles again as the San Diego Padres edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Wednesday night. "It was impressive," Padres manager Andy Green said. "I think we all know he's got a ton of raw power." The right fielder hit a massive two-run home..." September 29

  • Padres rookie Renfroe drives in all 7 in victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Padres rookie slugger Hunter Renfroe was a fresh face to many of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. But not to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "I've known of Hunter (from) being in San Diego," said Roberts, a former Padres coach. "He's got big power." Renfroe..." September 28

  • Dodgers become first team to announce postseason starting rotation

    CBS Sports "Because the Cubs have already clinched the best record in baseball, we know the Dodgers and Nationals will meet in the NLDS when the postseason begins next week. The two clubs are still jockeying for home-field advantage in that series, however. On Tuesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts became..." September 28

  • The new Nasty Boys? Dodgers' bullpen among those that could be October surprise

    SI "This will not be your father’s postseason, or even your older brother’s postseason. We tend to view the golden age of baseball as whatever was being played when we were in those wonder years when we were between eight and 12 years old. It forms our view of how baseball “should be played,” and of..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Dodgers rout Rockies 14-1 behind Kershaw, Reddick

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers were forced to put their celebration on hold, but still were a giddy bunch after routing the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Clayton Kershaw tossed seven scoreless innings and Josh Reddick hit a grand slam as the Dodgers crushed the Rockies 14-1 before..." September 25

  • Culberson's homer clinches NL West title for Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In the year of the wistful farewell, magic happened. Charlie Culberson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the National League West championship with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in front of 51,962 at Dodger..." September 25

  • Dodgers top Rockies, inch closer to title

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers endured another injury to their starting rotation but that did little to derail them as they inched closer to a franchise-record fourth straight National League West title. Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier homered, and the Dodgers captured a 5-2 victory..." September 24

  • Kazmir exits after 19 pitches with intercostal injury

    Los Angeles Times "At 7:10 p.m. Friday night at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir hiked up his right leg, uncorked his body, and delivered a pitch to Yasmani Grandal. And then he turned around and waited, and eventually repeated the exercise. His warmup sessions, already extended earlier this season..." September 24

  • Roberts: Dodgers players frustrated over sporadic playing time

    Fox Sports "As clubs employ a greater number of platoons, players sometimes grow frustrated with a lack of regular playing time. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged Friday that several players have conveyed such frustration to him as the team continues its march to the NL West title. “You would..." September 24

  • Grandal homers twice to power Dodgers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Yasmani Grandal figured simplifying his approach would produce the best result. "I was just trying to get a bat on the ball, and good things happen when you put the bat on the ball," the Los Angeles Dodgers catcher said. Grandal homered twice, including a go-ahead grand..." September 23

  • Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

    Orange County Register "Yasiel Puig hasn’t played winter baseball since he was 21, a few months after he successfully defected from Cuba. Puig played 20 games for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League in 2012. It was a logical step after his first season in the Dodgers organization, which consisted of 23 games in..." September 23

  • Puig, Dodgers demolish Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Matt Moore said he never felt better before a game. However, those good vibes didn't transfer to the mound Wednesday. Yasiel Puig smacked a three-run home run in the first inning to spark an early surge, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded Moore and the San Francisco Giants..." September 22

  • Manny Ramirez Joining Winter League at 44 Years Old

    12 Up "​Are we shocked to hear the news that Manny Ramirez is back in a baseball uniform playing baseball again? We shouldn't be. According to a report from Antonio Puesan, Manny Ramirez will be joining the Aguilas Cibaenas in the winter league at the ripe age of 44 years old. The last time Ramirez..." September 22

  • Giants blank Dodgers but lose Crawford, Cueto

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even when the San Francisco Giants win these days, bad news comes with it. Solo homers by Eduardo Nunez in the fifth inning and Brandon Belt in the ninth held up for San Francisco in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Though..." September 21

  • The Man. The Voice. The Stories. Vin Scully.

    ESPN "For 67 years, we have been hearing those soothing words come floating out of that voice: The warmest, most welcoming, most melodic voice in the sports universe. And if it feels as if that voice has been a part of your life forever, well ... It probably has. He has been as much a presence..." September 21

  • Dodgers mock Madison Bumgarner with 'Don't Look at Me' shirts

    Sporting News "The Dodgers won't soon let Madison Bumgarner and the Giants forget about Monday's benches-clearing scuffle with Yasiel Puig. Dodgers players Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen all donned "#DONTLOOKATME" T-shirts and covered their eyes prior to Tuesday's game, an ode to Bumgarner's..." September 21

  • Dodgers shock Giants with two runs in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Another meltdown by the San Francisco Giants' bullpen pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to another National League West title. Adrian Gonzalez hit a walk-off double in the ninth inning, capping a two-run rally that gave the Dodgers a stunning 2-1 win over the Giants on..." September 20

  • Dodgers DFA Bud Norris to make room for Alex Wood

    Today's Knuckleball "The Dodgers are parting ways with another veteran pitcher today, but not in the way they usually have this season. Los Angeles actually received good medical news — in the form of Alex Wood being healthy enough to come off the 60-day disabled list — and as a result had too many available..." September 20

  • Master lip-reader Vin Scully narrated the Giants-Dodgers brawl

    CBS Sports "Monday night, before the Dodgers walked off with a win over the Giants (LA 2, SF 1), the two teams got into a bit of a kerfuffle in the seventh inning. Benches cleared, although no punches were thrown. The brawl started apparently because Madison Bumgarner didn't like the way Yasiel Puig looked..." September 20

  • San Francisco Giants Quickly Remove Offensive Tweet

    CBS San Francisco "Yet another key meltdown by the San Francisco bullpen wasn’t the only thing to go seriously wrong for the Giants Monday night. A tweet captured and reported by Yahoo Sports also was the cause of embarrassment for the team. The tweet was sent out by the Giants staff during the game following..." September 20

  • Tempers flare again for Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig

    ESPN "The benches emptied Monday night in another epic battle between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers and team aces Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw. The confrontation started when Bumgarner fielded a ground ball by Yasiel Puig and fired to first for the third out in the seventh..." September 20

  • Dodgers' trio of Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Julio Urias among the best, but handle with care

    USA Today "Starting Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers will do what any other baseball team would be envious of: They will roll out two uber-talented and productive pitchers and have one available in the bullpen — all left-handers — and show off an almost gluttonous level of wealth. With Clayton Kershaw,..." September 19

  • Kazmir develops blister in simulated game

    MLB.com "With the Dodgers essentially in tryout mode for a fourth starting pitcher if and when they reach the postseason, there was more bad news Sunday from Scott Kazmir. Kazmir's scheduled Minor League rehab start was wiped out when Triple-A Oklahoma City was eliminated Saturday night. Kazmir instead..." September 19

  • Peterson, Stewart power Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brock Stewart saw his opportunity and seized it. The Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie pitcher, replacing Bud Norris as Saturday's starting pitcher, threw five solid innings and got a boost from a two-run homer by Joc Pederson as the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to a 6-2 win over the Arizona..." September 18

  • Dodgers' Alex Wood: Set to be activated Monday

    CBS Sports "Wood (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Monday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. " September 18

  • Diamondbacks outlast Dodgers in 12 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks overcame their major-league-worst pitching to outlast the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9 in 12 innings Sunday afternoon. Brandon Drury ended the marathon by singling home Paul Goldschmidt, who had doubled. Drury went 4-for-5 with two walks for the D-backs...." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Dodgers' Justin Turner doesn't relish free agency, despite strong offensive numbers

    Orange County Register "The way Justin Turner views his impending free agency, he’s been unemployed before and he’ll be unemployed again. Turner was a non-tendered free agent when the New York Mets elected not to offer him a contract following the 2013 season. He was unsigned until February, 2014 when the Dodgers gave..." September 18

  • Bradley pitches Diamondbacks to victory over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley did Thursday what he's struggled all season to do, pitch out of trouble. Bradley threw six-plus solid innings, and Mitch Haniger and Kyle Jensen each homered to help the Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 to open a..." September 16

  • Phillies get young outfielder to complete Ruiz deal

    MLB.com "The Phillies acquired outfielder Joey Curletta from the Dodgers on Thursday, completing the club's Carlos Ruiz trade from Aug. 25. Philadelphia had sent Ruiz to Los Angeles for A.J. Ellis in a swap of veteran catchers; as part of the deal, the Phillies also acquired Minor League right-hander..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Yasiel Puig meets with Dodgers fan after accidentally knocking out her tooth

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers fan Alyssa Gerharter paid a very high price for a souvenir ball Monday night at Yankees Stadium after the Dodgers won 8-2. Yasiel Puig caught a fly ball for the final out of the game, then tossed the ball into the stands as he's done countless times before - but Gerharter..." September 15

  • Kershaw, Turner lift Dodgers over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Things could not have worked out any better for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday, despite having to deal with two rain delays. Things also developed well for Justin Turner in the ninth inning. Kershaw retired the first 12 hitters and pitched five..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Yasiel Puig throws ball into crowd, sends Dodger fan to hospital

    Fox Sports "From getting demoted to the minor leagues due to a lack of efficiency, to almost getting traded, to coming back to the majors, and now currently in the middle of a highlight-filled hot streak ... it's truly been a roller coaster 2016 season for Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. On..." September 14

  • Vin Scully won't call Dodgers playoff games

    Los Angeles Times "If the Dodgers win the World Series in Vin Scully’s final year, the voice announcing the championship will not belong to Scully. Scully said Tuesday he would not call any Dodgers playoff games on radio, meaning his career will end Oct. 2 in San Francisco. “Otherwise, I’d be saying goodbye..." September 14

  • Puig-Braun Blockbuster Nearly Occurred, Likely To Be Revisited

    MLB Trade Rumors "We heard recently that the Dodgers and Brewers had worked on an August trade that would have sent Yasiel Puig to Milwaukee in exchange for fellow outfielder Ryan Braun. New reports provide interesting new details on the swap, which nearly took place and could well be a viable scenario for the..." September 14

  • Ellsbury, Gregorius power Yankees past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius began Tuesday getting rest but were available if needed. Eventually their bats were required, and their left-handed swings kept the New York Yankees very much alive in their playoff chase. Ellsbury and Gregorius homered on consecutive..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • De Leon, Dodgers dump Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers rookie right-hander Jose De Leon admitted to some nervousness going into his first start at Yankee Stadium, especially since he grew up rooting for the Boston Red Sox in Puerto Rico. Seeing 1,300 fans clad in Dodgers blue in the left field corner helped put..." September 12

  • Urena, Marlins shut down Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Jose Urena needed one more out for his first career shutout. The Miami Marlins right-hander didn't get it, though, allowing an opposite-field single to Josh Reddick with two outs and none on in the ninth. Closer A.J. Ramos got the next batter, combining with Urena to lead..." September 11

  • Scioscia supports Dodgers pulling Hill in perfect game bid

    Orange County Register "Mike Scioscia could empathize with the dilemma Dave Roberts faced on Saturday night. Roberts, the Dodgers manager, pulled Rich Hill after seven perfect innings, fearing that his nagging blister issue might become a problem if he continued to pitch. Roberts explained to reporters after the..." September 11

  • Dave Roberts pulled Rich Hill because of blister concerns

    Larry Brown Sports "Dave Roberts did not take his decision to pull Rich Hill in the middle of a perfect game bid lightly. Apparently fighting tears after his Dodgers shut out the Marlins 5-0 on Saturday, Roberts explained that he removed Hill after seven perfect innings because of concerns about the southpaw’s..." September 11

  • Rich Hill pulled out after seven perfect innings

    Los Angeles Times "The suffering stretched across the face of Dave Roberts. His eyes brimmed red. His stomach roiled with discontent. He had never before experienced a win that felt like a loss, not until Saturday’s 5-0 Dodgers victory over the Miami Marlins, when he made a decision that protected Rich Hill’s..." September 11

  • Scott Kazmir To Undergo Bone Scan, Return Questionable

    MLB Trade Rumors "TODAY: Kazmir will undergo a bone scan in the “thoracic region,” Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register was among those to report (links to Twitter). While results aren’t yet known, skipper Dave Roberts suggested that the lefty will require a “shutdown period” of “a couple weeks.” With less..." September 10

  • Dodgers activate Ethier from DL

    Los Angeles Times "Andre Ethier flew from Los Angeles and met the Dodgers at Marlins Park on Friday, arriving midway through the game. The team plans to activate him on Saturday, Manager Dave Roberts said. Ethier has yet to take a single at-bat for the club since fracturing his leg on a foul ball in March. The..." September 10

  • Hill perfect for seven, Dodgers blank Marlins 5-0

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Los Angeles Dodgers rookie manager Dave Roberts said he felt "sick to my stomach" - and this was after a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The reason Roberts felt that way was that he made the call - which he felt was in the best interests of the Dodgers - to pull..." September 10