Dodgers Rumors & News

  • 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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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

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

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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

    ESPN.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Clayton Kershaw’s Cy Young odds have been taken off the board

    Hardball Talk "Periodically the gambling/oddsmaking website Bovada sends out the odds for various baseball things. Playoff and World Series chances. Awards odds. Things like that. Today they sent one with World Series odds and postseason awards odds. The odds to win the World Series break down like you’d..." September 02

  • Slumping Puig moved to sixth in batting order

    MLB.com "Looking to jump-start a slumping Yasiel Puig, manager Don Mattingly dropped his center fielder to the sixth spot in the Dodgers' batting order for Monday's series opener against the Nationals. "Just hopefully he'll relax and get back to what he does," Mattingly said. "Wanted to take little..." September 02

  • The Dodgers call up Joc Pederson

    Hardball Talk "Lots of minor leaguers will make their way to the bigs starting today as minor league seasons end and major league rosters expand. One of the better ones coming up is Joc Pederson, who was just called up by the Dodgers from Triple-A Albuquerque. Pederson won the Pacific Coast League MVP Award..." September 01

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Yasiel Puig bats 6th in #Dodgers lineup tonight v #Nationals Lowest he's ever been in starting lineup.

  • Healthy Dodgers avoid being swept in San Diego with 7-1 win

    L.A. Daily News "Juan Uribe and Hyun-Jin Ryu returned from the disabled list to join the Dodgers’ starting lineup Sunday. That put the Dodgers in an unusual, coveted position. The regular season is five months old, a time when injuries have forced some major-league clubs to reach for Plans B and C. The..." September 01

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Dodgers activate Hyun-Jin Ryu and Juan Uribe from DL, option Carlos Frias and Miguel Rojas (eligible to return once ALB season ends Monday).

  • Kennedy rolls, Padres walk off again against Dodgers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "As the Padres stockpiled towering, power arms for the start of this campaign, the elder statesman on the Padres coaching staff warned onlookers this spring not to dismiss the 6-foot flat right-hander deemed a something of a reclamation project some six months earlier. Never doubt pitching coach..." August 31

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Hanley Ramirez not in #Dodgers lineup today after injuring left leg last night Miguel Rojas at shortstop.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Dodgers plan for Ryu to pitch Sunday.

  • San Diego Padres overcome Hanley Ramirez’s heroics, beat Los Angeles Dodgers in 12 innings

    L.A. Daily News "Hanley Ramirez was in a familiar position in the sixth inning Friday. The look on his face said he was hurt, but none of the 30,818 spectators at Petco Park could be sure what happened, or how. It seemed Ramirez was not quite healthy enough to play and not quite hurt enough to come out of the..." August 30

  • Yasiel Puig slump sparks concern

    ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly held him out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game in San Diego, the second time the outfielder has been out of the starting lineup in the past..." August 30

  • Scott Van Slyke blames 'bad grass'

    ESPN.com "Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over Arizona with what the team called a mild right ankle sprain, and he later blamed the Diamondbacks' grass for the injury. "They've got bad grass here," he said. Van Slyke said the ground gave way beneath his..." August 28

  • Clayton Kershaw dominates Diamondbacks to complete sweep

    True Blue L.A. "three-run rally in the third inning was enough for the Dodgers, and Clayton Kershaw made it hold up in a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix. Kershaw had his bumps in the road - the Diamondbacks had 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position on..." August 28

  • Video replays help Dodgers to big inning in 9-5 victory at Arizona

    Los Angeles Times "Donnie Baseball? More like Donnie Replay. Utilizing baseball's expanded replay system, Manager Don Mattingly successfully overturned unfavorable calls on consecutive plays Tuesday night, playing a significant role in a six-run fourth-inning that vaulted the Dodgers to a 9-5 victory over the..." August 27

  • Dodgers, Angels among teams courting Colon

    CSN Bay Area "After clearing waivers Monday, Bartolo Colon is reportedly drawing interest from playoff-hopeful teams, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Both the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams identified by Martino as teams to be most engaged with interest..." August 27

  • How Clayton Kershaw compares to the greatest pitchers in history

    SB Nation "Unless you don't know what baseball is or what its stats mean, you're aware that Clayton Kershaw is having an incredible season. That shouldn't be news to baseball fans, either; should Kershaw maintain his league-leading ERA, it would be the fourth year in a row he's claimed that title, and unless..." August 27

  • The Dodgers/Red Sox trade, 2 years later

    SB Nation "Two years ago today, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Nick Punto and other assorted parts for James Loney, and the baseball world was never the same. Also included in that deal: Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and four younger players who went to Boston. It was a mess of a..." August 25

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    The Dodgers have reinstated Hanley Ramirez from the disabled list and optioned Erisbel Arruebarrena to Albuquerque.

  • Mattingly says September call-up will be 'good experience' for Pederson

    Orange County Register "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly knows the valuable information you can glean as a September call-up. “It lets you know where to take your luggage,” Mattingly said. “Seriously – it gets a lot of little stuff out of the way.” The expanded rosters of baseball’s final month allowed Mattingly to..." August 24

  • Dodgers' Joc Pederson joins 30-30 club in AAA, first in PCL in 80 years

    CBSSports.com "With his sixth inning steal of second base on Saturday night, Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson became the first player in 80 years to join the 30-30 club in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. He has 30 steals to go along with 32 home runs. Before Pederson, the last PCL player to go 30-30..." August 24

  • Adrian Gonzalez’s five RBIs help Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers defeat New York Mets

    L.A. Daily News "Saturday was an important night for Zack Greinke. The Dodgers’ all-star right-hander had not been pitching as such his past three starts. Not that he’s been horrible, just not real good in losing two and getting a no-decision. Knowing that he has had a bit of a sore pitching elbow, and that he..." August 24

  • New York Mets get the home run, but Los Angeles Dodgers get the win

    L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers and New York Mets began their weekend series near the bottom of the major leagues in a conspicuous category. Collectively, each team had hit 94 home runs this season. Only four clubs had fewer. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly insists this isn’t an issue. He’s aware that only one..." August 23

  • Dodgers' Gordon gives batting stance a quick fix

    Orange County Register "Before this season began, as he took at-bats on the back fields at Camelback Ranch during spring training, Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon worked tirelessly with minor league coach Franklin Stubbs to alter his batting stance. Dodgers coaches had proved to him his previous stance was not..." August 22

  • Clayton Kershaw’s gem, Justin Turner’s home run lift Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego Padres

    L.A. Daily News "Vin Scully and Dick Enberg were in opposite broadcast booths Thursday, so the Dodgers and San Diego Padres could have ended their game any way they chose and two men with 165 years of combined life experience had probably seen it before. Over the decades, the near no-hitters tend to fade to..." August 22

  • Padres seize opportunities to top Dodgers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres stumbled into their own undoing in the series opener at Dodger Stadium, wasting 14 hits on their way to defeat. In the field and on the basepaths, they played less than crisply, a bad combination on a night their pitching also faltered. Wednesday was different. Again, the Padres took..." August 21

  • Greinke (elbow) skips latest bullpen session

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned enough about some discomfort in Zack Greinke's elbow that they scratched his between-starts bullpen session heading into Thursday's outing. They are still hopeful Greinke will start Thursday, but it's a situation they're monitoring closely, particularly..." August 20

  • Dodgers rally past Padres, 8-6

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were trailing, 3-2, until they scored three runs in the fourth inning to move in front, 5-3. Matt Kemp, who led off the inning with a double, scored on a double by Justin Turner. Carl Crawford, who reached base on a walk, scored on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Ellis. Turner..." August 20

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    Los Angeles Dodgers @Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw will start Thursday on regular rest, Zack Greinke pushed to Saturday, Mattingly says.