Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Zack Greinke pitches, hits Dodgers to win over Phillies

    True Blue L.A. "Zack Greinke gave the Dodgers the long start their bullpen desperately needed and even factored in at the plate in the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. "Zack was pretty good tonight, again," said manager Don Mattingly after the game. Greinke..." April 24

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    #Dodgers Clayton Kershaw will start rehab assignment Friday with Rancho Cucamonga. Will throw 50-55 pitches. Will make more than one start

  • Ruiz's hustle pays off in Phillies' 10-inning win over Dodgers

    CSN Philly "Carlos Ruiz smiled and thought back to his minor league days. “They always told you, ‘Run hard every time. You never know,’” Ruiz said late Tuesday night. Just a few minutes earlier, Ruiz popped a ball up to left field with one out in the 10th inning of a tie game. He was so frustrated by..." April 23

  • 2d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Chad Billingsley (tendonitis in right elbow) to get PRP injection Wednesday. Hopes to resume throwing on road trip next week

  • Lee dazzles, Ruiz rewards Sandberg in Phils' win

    CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg has displayed a little managerial wizardry, a little Ryno Magic, the last couple of days. On Sunday, he used John Mayberry Jr. as a late-game defensive replacement for hard-handed first baseman Ryan Howard. The move proved auspicious when Mayberry dug a ball out of the dirt to..." April 22

  • Clayton Kershaw on track to begin a rehab assignment Friday

    Hardball Talk "2013 National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw threw 51 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday at Dodger Stadium as he continues to make his way back from a strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back. And he’s nearly ready to make his return to game action. According to Ken..." April 21

  • Yasiel Puig stars in Dodgers' 4-1 victory over Diamondbacks

    Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig put on his Sunday best against the worst team in the major leagues. Puig had a show-stopping throw and a mighty impressive home run, the top highlights of the Dodgers’ 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Beckett and four relievers combined on a three-hitter as the..." April 21

  • Kershaw throws simulated game with no problems "All indications point to Clayton Kershaw passing his biggest test with ease. Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace, has been on the disabled list with an upper back problem, but he threw a simulated game Sunday at Dodger Stadium at maximum effort and reported no problems afterward. The Dodgers..." April 21

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    12 days after knee surgery, A.J. Ellis is catching in full gear. Well ahead of that 4-6 week estimated rehab.

  • 4d
    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Kershaw said he assumes rehab start is next step.

  • Andre Ethier provides a shot in arm for Dodgers in comeback over D’Backs

    L.A. Daily News "Before the game, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted he did not know if outfielder Andre Ethier was going to be ready for Saturday’s contest. Ethier was feeling so under the weather that he needed IV treatment, but he said there was no way he was sitting out if he could help it. “I was..." April 20

  • Diamondbacks stop skid with 12th-inning win over Dodgers

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson sensed frustration out of his second baseman, so in the late innings on Friday night he told Aaron Hill something he tells his players somewhat regularly during games. Gibson told him he was going to deliver the game-winning hit. "I don't know if I believed..." April 19

  • Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu donates $100K to South Korea ferry rescue effort

    Fansided "Hyun-Jin Ryu has donated $100 thousand dollars to the South Korea ferry rescue effort, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The ferry accident has claimed the lives of at least 29 and there are 270 more reported missing. The South Korean native came to the dodgers last season and was one of..." April 18

  • Mattingly concerned about Puig saga "Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The..." April 18

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu stays perfect on the road in Dodgers' 2-1 victory

    Los Angeles Times "Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something. Anything to make Ryu believe he’s pitching on the road, where currently he is invincible. Ryu was at it again..." April 18

  • 7d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Kershaw threw 35 pitches, including breaking balls, and finished up with a couple lively fastballs.

  • No One Walks Off The Island - Yasiel Puig Story "Just before dawn one day in late April 2012, four young Cubans stood on an otherwise deserted beach, peering hard into the Caribbean darkness. They were trying to escape their native country, and they were waiting for the boat that would take them away. Thirty minutes passed, then 60. Still no..." April 17

  • Mattingly concerned about Puig saga "Yasiel Puig has presented Don Mattingly with plenty of managerial challenges since arriving in the major leagues last June, but the latest news about the outfielder's perilous escape from Cuba has taken the relationship into new territory. According to two reports, including a lengthy ESPN The..." April 17

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Hanley Ramirez said he expects to start Friday.

  • Sandoval, Vogelsong live in moment to beat Dodgers, 2-1

    CSN Bay Area "Baseball makes no apologies for being a game of failure. But it does extend an olive branch of sorts. It comes in the form of opportunity. There is nearly always another game, another inning, another at-bat or even the next pitch. Especially in April, there is always another chance for..." April 17

  • Giants beat Dodgers in 12-inning thriller

    San Jose Mercury News "As the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers counterpunched past midnight into Wednesday morning at AT&T Park, Hector Sanchez's mother sat in a car in the player's parking lot for three hours, eager for the game to end. The backup catcher's daughter was waiting too, for a famous father who needed to..." April 16

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Chad Billingsley had his bullpen cut short at 20 pitches. Heading back to LA for dye-MRI tomorrow on elbow. Felt tightness/discomfort today

  • Jackie's legacy to be honored across baseball "The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers will be celebrated as usual throughout baseball today with ceremonies from Yankee Stadium to Vero Beach, Fla. The main event will be staged in the Bronx prior to an Interleague game tonight between..." April 15

  • Escape from Cuba: Yasiel Puig's Untold Journey to the Dodgers

    Los Angeles Magazine "n June 3, 2013, a year after setting foot in this country, Puig found himself in the Dodgers lineup for the first time. He wore the number 66 on his jersey, the whimsy of clubhouse manager Mitch Poole, who thought Puig, with his frenetic ways, was “kind of like the Tasmanian Devil.” The..." April 14

  • Dodgers' offense is clicking

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone in first place in the National League West, in large part..." April 14

  • 11d
    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    RHP Brian Wilson said he's ready to come off DL. "Those were the 5 outings I needed." Eligible on Tues. Difficult roster move for #Dodgers

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Disabled catcher A.J. Ellis, who played catch Friday, three days after knee surgery, took a few swings in the cage today.

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Carl Crawford has tightness on right side.

  • Adrian Gonzalez continues his Arizona show in Dodgers' 8-5 win

    Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez arrived Friday in Phoenix batting .189 on the young season and said he wasn’t the least bit worried. He felt his at-bats were good, even if the results were not. Seems he’s a man who knows his swing. In his two games since arriving in Arizona, Gonzalez happens to be five for..." April 13

  • 12d
    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Scott Elbert at Chase Field with #Dodgers today. Threw in the bullpen. Rehab assignment still TBD.

  • Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero recovered from oblique injury

    Fansided "The Los Angeles Dodgers were able to sign one of the top defecting free agents during the off-season by signing 27 year old second baseman Alexander Guerrero. This move made a lot of Dodger fans healthy, giving them a solid second baseman who has a bright future ahead of them. I know some..." April 12

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu, Adrian Gonzalez shine in Dodgers’ victory versus Diamondbacks

    Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez knew the hits were bound to come. Friday night, they did. Gonzalez drove in five runs in a 6-0 victory over the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks, including two on a home run in the first inning. With three hits, Gonzalez raised his average from .189 to .244. “I heard..." April 12

  • V-Mart blast in 10th rescues Tigers from another bullpen meltdown

    Detroit News "Victor Martinez’s live bat saved the Tigers from a dead-arm disaster in a 7-6 victory on Wednesday night. Leading off the 10th inning with a home run off hard-throwing Kenley Jansen, Martinez made a winning pitcher out of Joe Nathan -- after Nathan blew a save by allowing three runs in the..." April 10

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Josh Beckett will start tonight’s game vs. Detroit. #Dodgers

  • Dodgers walk-off Tigers in 10th

    True Blue L.A. "Carl Crawford hit a line-drive double that skipped past left fielder Rajai Davis for a walk-off 3-2 win for the Dodgers over the Tigers in 10 innings before a sellout crowd in the opener of a two-game interleague series at Dodger Stadium. It was the third hit of the night for Crawford, who as a..." April 09

  • 16d
    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Chad Billingsley said he's been told sensation in his elbow during rehab start Saturday was scar tissue coming loose. Nothing worrisome

  • 16d
    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    #Dodgers catcher AJ Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear tomorrow morning in Los Angeles.

  • 16d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    A.J. Ellis out 4-6 with meniscus year in left knee. #Dodgers backup C: Drew Butera. They also have Fed, Olivo in minors, but still.

  • Yasiel Puig diagnosed with strained ligament in left thumb

    Hardball Talk "On Saturday against the Giants, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig injured his thumb diving head-first into first base. Puig underwent X-rays but the team did not announce results until Sunday night. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports that Puig has been diagnosed with a strained ligament in his..." April 07

  • Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez hit two home runs in 6-2 win over San Francisco Giants

    L.A. Daily News "Matt Kemp was unhappy when the weekend began. He had just been activated from the disabled list the morning of the Dodgers’ home opener, but his name wasn’t in the starting lineup. That changed about an hour later, when Yasiel Puig arrived late for Friday morning’s batting practice at Dodger..." April 07

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    #Dodgers today acquired Colt Hynes from CLE in exchange for Duke von Schamann. Hynes was added to the 40-man roster and optioned to AAA.

  • Yasiel Puig heading for MRI on injured left thumb "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is heading for an MRI on his injured left thumb, manager Don Mattingly announced. Puig hurt himself sliding into first base in the third inning on Saturday, but stayed in and finished the game. Puig, 23, was benched for Friday's home opener after showing up to the..." April 06

  • Yasiel Puig injured his thumb diving head-first into first base

    Hardball Talk "In the third inning, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig led off with a ground ball up the middle. Shortstop Brandon Crawford snagged the ball and fired to first but couldn’t beat Puig, who dove head-first in an attempt to beat the play. Puig reached successfully but was ultimately picked off. After..." April 06

  • Giants flaunt improved power to cruise past Dodgers

    CSN Bay Area "Michael Morse’s eyes grew wide as a bleacher bum’s with a home run ball screaming his way. “Really?” said Morse, informed that the Giants hit the fewest homers in the majors in 2012, when they won the World Series. “If that’s true, I guess we need to slow the pace down.” The Giants’ new left..." April 06

  • Josh Beckett leaves rehab start with injury

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers starter Josh Beckett made his scheduled rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, but walked off with a trainer after a failed attempt to field a bunt, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports. Jesus Galindo laid down a bunt leading off the fifth inning and reached safely as..." April 05

  • Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers’ lineup after benching

    Hardball Talk "ne day after being benched for arriving late to the ballpark, Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers’ lineup this afternoon against the Giants. According to Ken Gurnick of, Puig will bat leadoff and play right field. Matt Kemp is in center field and Scott Van Slyke will play left as Don..." April 05

  • Giants beat Dodgers in L.A.'s home opener

    San Jose Mercury News "One time through the rotation, it appears this might be a new era of Giants baseball. They hit, they run, they light up the scoreboard -- and then they hold on for dear life. The lineup scored every run of an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first 12/3 innings. After that, the..." April 05

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.

  • 20d
    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Matt Kemp has been activated. Mike Baxter optioned to Triple A.

  • 20d
    Steve Dilbeck @stevedilbeck

    Puig benched for being late to ballpark and now Kemp is in the lineup and batting second.