L.A. Daily News "Yes, the Dodgers swept three games over the weekend at San Francisco to move past the Giants into first place in the NL West. That doesn’t mean Los Angeles can rest on its laurels. “One of the things that I kind of continue to talk about is, that series is over; there’s a lot of baseball ahead..." July 30
Los Angeles Times "Best Dodgers news of the year came in the second inning Tuesday night via the stadium video boards. Vin Scully will return next season. Apparently the game still gives him goose bumps – or maybe he didn’t want to go out in a season when some 70% of the Los Angeles area can’t hear him..." July 30
CSN Philly "National reports surfaced Monday night that the Phillies "have made Cole Hamels available" and the Dodgers are interested. It makes sense since L.A. is one of few teams -- maybe the only team -- equipped with the finances and elite prospects to pull off a blockbuster for the Phils' lefty..." July 29
Sources: Phillies have made Cole Hamels available on trade market, although price remains high. Dodgers interested. @FOXSports1
ESPN Boston "He has had debilitating ankle and shoulder injuries that have limited his play the last two seasons, is still owed roughly $118 million on a contract that runs through 2019, and has a mixed reputation as a clubhouse presence, but the Red Sox are considering making a move for Dodgers outfielder..." July 29
#Dodgers sign Barry Enright to minor league deal.
There's a growing expectation from rival execs that Jon Lester is going to be traded before Jdeadline; LAD viewed as likely landing spot.
Sources: Dodgers floating Carl Crawford to teams. Still owed $69.25M thru 2017. Unclear how much $ Dodgers would eat. Will need to be a lot.
Darwin barney to dodgers should be finalized soon
Yanks are currently not in on Matt Kemp, according to a source.
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers doubled their lead from 2-0 to 4-0 in a three-hit sixth inning that included a throwing error by Giants second baseman Dan Uggla. Yasiel Puig led off the inning with an infield hit and advanced to third on a double by Adrian Gonzalez. Puig scored on a throwing error by..." July 27
Right now, Matt Kemp is a backup plan for the Mariners. But their interest is very real. Idea would be to transition him to DH eventually.
Ear-biting victim Alex Guerrero has rejoined triple-A Albuquerque.
Sources: #Dodgers not close to any significant deal. Kemp doing well in RF; some wary of moving his RH bat, esp w injury history of OFers.
CBSSports.com "The Giants and Dodgers came into Friday separated by 1.5 games in the NL West, and this weekend they will play three pretty important games in San Francisco. The Dodgers jumped all over Tim Lincecum and won Friday's series opener (Recap). The Dodgers scored five runs in the fifth inning thanks..." July 26
Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig made history again Friday night, when his three triples in the Dodgers' 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants tied a single-game franchise record more than a century old. But in the future, this night could be viewed as historic for another reason. This could be the night Puig..." July 26
CBSSports.com "The Dodgers, after somehow fitting five players into three outfield spots for more than a year now, are trying to alleviate a numbers crunch that's become a problem for Matt Kemp (and could become one for manager Don Mattingly and the team, too), by finally seeking a new team for Kemp. The Dodgers..." July 26
ESPN Los Angeles "Before Dan Haren signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, rumors still persisted that the team was intent on landing Masahiro Tanaka. He knew that Chad Billingsley was on the comeback trail. There was a pretty good chance he'd be looking over his shoulder at some point in the season if he wasn't..." July 25
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "One of the biggest questions facing the Pirates heading down the stretch is whether or not they had an ace to lead their pitching staff. That question might have been answered Wednesday night when Francisco Liriano put together a brilliant outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Liriano..." July 24
L.A. Daily News "The next two days could determine whether or not Hanley Ramirez goes on the 15-day disabled list with a swollen left hand. The Dodgers’ shortstop was unable to take batting practice with his teammates prior to Wednesday’s game against the Pirates. Ramirez hasn’t played since he was hit by two..." July 24
Lineup posted. No Hanley. No Puig. SVS in center field.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Plunked, ejected, but ever resilient Tuesday night, the Pirates outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers, 12-7, in a wild game at PNC Park. The Pirates led, 2-0, 4-2, then went ahead, 8-4, in a big sixth inning, but it was only with a four-run eighth that they clamped down on win No. 53. Gregory..." July 23
Los Angeles Times "So it’s whatever makes Matt Kemp feel all comfy and cozy? Not really, though there does seem some of that. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday he’s thinking of moving Yasiel Puig to center, which would allow Kemp to remain in right. This after an entire one-game experiment that..." July 23
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23
Heard Mets trying hard to move Bartolo Colon, which isn’t exactly a surprise. Also no surprise: Dodgers trying hard to move Kemp.
L.A. Daily News "The Dodgers did not field their usual lineup Monday, and not by choice. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig were still having trouble gripping a bat without pain in their sore left hands. Neither was able to take batting practice. When Don Mattingly made out his lineup card, he was still waiting..." July 22
No Puig or Ramirez in lineup tonight.
Orange County Register "The Dodgers had their issues with Cardinals pitching over the weekend. And those issues might linger. Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez were hit in the left hand by pitches during the three-game series. Ramirez was hit in the left shoulder as well. Puig was hit during Saturday’s loss and left..." July 21
Yasiel Puig not in #Dodgers lineup for tonight's game. ESPN personnel don black armbands.
ESPN.com "Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig left Saturday's 4-2 loss to St. Louis in the eighth inning, five innings after he was hit on the hand by a pitch from starter Joe Kelly. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Puig got hit "near the top or on the side a little bit.'' He's..." July 20
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Seated close to his teammate Clayton Kershaw and about to share a clubhouse with fellow National League All-Star Adam Wainwright, Dodgers righty Zack Greinke marveled last week in Minneapolis at the alchemy those two pitchers had and that he wanted. The aces had found a way to turn every one of..." July 20
#Dodgers Josh Beckett said he "felt better than I expected " throwing off mound for 1st time since contrast MRI and cortisone injection
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The career pitching leader in winning percentage at Busch Stadium III, minimum 25 decisions, is not Chris Carpenter. Nor is it another obvious guess, Adam Wainwright. The answer is Lance Lynn, who is 24-10 (.706) at new Busch and 11-6 overall this year after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2..." July 19
USA Today "The Dodger Bunch, a group of Los Angeles Dodgers fans in and around Pasadena that share four season tickets, loved the All-Star Game. Not that the National League lost. Not that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig kept striking out. No, they loved it because they could actually watch the..." July 18
Fox Sports "Matt Kemp isn’t asking the Dodgers to trade him. But he isn’t necessarily opposed to the idea, either. The outfielder’s agent, former major-league pitcher Dave Stewart, told FOX Sports on Wednesday that Kemp again wants to be an everyday center fielder, something that isn’t in his immediate..." July 17
Spoke to a baseball source today who said he expects the #Dodgers to pursue Jonathan Papelbon
MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16
ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P
Yahoo! Sports "He's 17 years old. That's what gets everyone. It's not Julio Urias' 97-mph fastball, which is unforgettable because he fires it left-handed. Nor is it his left eye, which droops because of childhood surgery to remove a tumor. It's the fact that he can barely drive, can't vote, is almost half a..." July 14
Crawford LF, Rojas SS, Kemp sits.
L.A. Daily News "Andre Ethier was back in center field, Carl Crawford might be on deck to relieve him at some point, Miguel Rojas was playing shortstop, and reliever Paul Maholm was the starting pitcher. And that was before right fielder Yasiel Puig got thrown out of Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres..." July 13
Los Angeles Times "General Manager Ned Colletti intimated Saturday the Dodgers are unlikely to acquire a frontline pitcher such as David Price or Cole Hamels before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Colletti acknowledged he is looking for both starting and relief pitching. While he didn’t specifically..." July 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "Some things stretch the bounds of logic and physics: 41-inning scoreless streaks, Yasiel Puig’s right arm, Alexi Amarista’s ability to punish a mistake, Joaquin Benoit’s deliberate pace. On Friday, there was nothing special about Dan Haren’s abbreviated start. That Clayton Kershaw had thrown a..." July 12
Hardball Talk "Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered. That’s fitting, because before having his ear bitten off by a maniac Guerrero was..." July 11
L.A. Daily News "Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless-innings streak has ended. His dominant pitching for the Dodgers, however, is very much in tact. Kershaw threw a complete-game, three-hit, 11-strikeout gem, leading the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw’s..." July 11
ESPN Los Angeles "A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the attack. Bryan Stow's father said his son probably..." July 11
Detroit News "If this really was a World Series preview, well … Actually, strike that. We won’t know for several months if this was any sort of sneak peek, nor were these two games any barometer of how a Tigers-Dodgers Fall Classic might even shake out. After all, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez..." July 10