Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Gordon suspension overshadows Marlins' sweep

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The stunning, 80-game suspension of 2015 National League batting champion Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs overshadowed a surprising four-game sweep by the Miami Marlins over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. "Dee Gordon is a very important part..." April 29

  • Urena rescues Marlins in 2-0 win over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "With the bases loaded on walks and their closer for the night -- as well as their manager -- ejected, the Miami Marlins needed a hero. Enter Jose Urena. The right-hander bailed Miami out of a crazy bottom of the eighth inning and earned his first big league save, preserving Justin..." April 28

  • Marlins rally past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Giancarlo Stanton continued to make himself at home at Dodger Stadium. Stanton homered for the third straight game, and the Miami Marlins rallied for a 6-3 victory over Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night before 41,102. Kershaw limited the..." April 27

  • Marlins edge Dodgers in Mattingly's return to L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly enjoyed a triumphant return to Dodger Stadium. Giancarlo Stanton homered, and the Miami Marlins earned a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Stanton went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs in the first game against Los Angeles for..." April 26

  • Hernandez accepts security guard's hitting challenge

    The Score "It may not be Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, or Miguel Cabrera, but Stanley 'The Security Guard' Anderson's hitting challenge was accepted by a big leaguer on Saturday. Los Angeles Dodgers super utility player Kike Hernandez believes that he, like Stanley, can hit a pitch clocked at over 250 miles..." April 24

  • Dodgers' Maeda continues stellar work in win at Coors Field

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After launching his Los Angeles Dodgers career with three superlative starts, Kenta Maeda came to Coors Field where he had to contend with a spacious outfield, balls traveling farther in thin air and a potent Colorado Rockies lineup Saturday night. Coors Field can be brutally harsh..." April 24

  • Yasiel Puig crashes Denver-area high school prom

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig had a little time to kill on Saturday night after Kenta Maeda and company made short work of the Colorado Rockies. So he decided he would surprise some Denver area high school students by crashing their prom party. True story. Puig shocked the students..." April 24

  • Maeda in America: 4-start debut is best ever "At sea level, a Mile High and on either side of the Pacific Ocean, Kenta Maeda can pitch. Maeda completed his first time through the NL West Saturday night with a start nobody could expect for a Coors Field debut. He had a no-hitter through 5 1/3 innings, deftly eluded a bases-loaded jam and..." April 24

  • Reliever Luis Avilan returns to Dodgers; Louis Coleman goes onto bereavement list

    Orange County Register "Luis Avilan returned to the Dodgers on Thursday in the city where his career began. The left-handed pitcher was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and joined the bullpen for the final game of the Dodgers’ three-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Avilan gives the Dodgers three lefties,..." April 22

  • Newly fired Schilling feuds with McCarthy on Twitter

    The Score "Curt Schilling has received plenty of scorn for the anti-trans meme he shared on Facebook earlier this week - the post that got him fired from ESPN - but Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy is one of few detractors to engage thoughtfully with the former All-Star. In response to..." April 22

  • Grandal's double lifts Dodgers over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Los Angeles Dodgers didn't mind playing two extra-inning games against the Atlanta Braves in less than 24 hours. They won them both. Yasmani Grandal delivered an RBI double in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory over the Braves on Thursday afternoon following a..." April 21

  • Dodgers pull out win over Braves in 10th inning

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- In the fourth inning, Justin Turner hit a ball almost as far as possible in Turner Field and came away empty. In the 10th, he hit one about 200 feet that turned out to be the difference in the game. Turner drove in the go-ahead run with a double into shallow left-center field to..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Flowers powers Braves past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- When the Atlanta Braves were losing their first nine games, they scored a total of 24 runs. In winning their last four, they scored 26. "They stick their nose in there," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Funny things happen when you put the ball in play." Tyler Flowers..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Dodgers' newest gem Maeda dominates Giants in win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have a long history of investing wisely on the international market. Kenta Maeda looks like the latest addition to that. The Japanese right-hander finally gave up a run Sunday -- but only one. He outpitched San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija as..." April 18

  • Why Vin Scully should call the World Series before retiring

    SI "Vin Scully will not like this column. Scully detests unwanted attention and this column lead is designed to place the spotlight on him. But I make no apologies. Time is short and I want to take one more run at an idea the 88-year-old baseball poet has continuously shunned. As most of you know,..." April 18

  • Hernandez powers Dodgers to win vs. Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Although he isn't African-American and is in fact from Puerto Rico, Enrique Hernandez nonetheless recognizes the contributions Jackie Robinson made on the game. "For him to be able to break that barrier and not only have an impact on baseball but throughout the world is pretty..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Dodgers Sign Joe Thatcher To Minor-League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have signed lefty Joe Thatcher to a minor-league deal, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets. Thatcher is a client of Platinum Sports. The Indians released Thatcher near the end of Spring Training. Last season, he got good results in the Astros’ bullpen, posting a 3.18 ERA, 10.3 K/9 and..." April 16

  • Dodgers pick on D-backs bullpen, rally for win

    The Sports Xchange "The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got to Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray, but only after he left the field. Justin Turner's RBI pinch single off reliever Randall Delgado drove in an inherited runner to break Ray's 20-inning scoreless streak against the Dodgers, and Enrique Hernandez followed..." April 15

  • Wood's dominant outing carries Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Within six days, left-hander Alex Wood of the Los Angeles Dodgers shifted from exasperating to dominant. Wood retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced as the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night in front of 44,244 at Dodger Stadium. "That's..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Chip Hale doesn’t like that Rick Honeycutt was yelling at the Diamondbacks’ dugout "D-backs manager Chip Hale wasn't sure what Rick Honeycutt was yelling towards the Arizona dugout after Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning, but the very fact that the Dodgers' pitching coach was doing so angered Hale. In Tuesday's series opener,..." April 14

  • Justin Turner's hand is fine after hit by bitch

    Dodger Blue "Although it’s now going a third season since the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers engaged in a brawl, there doesn’t appear to be any subsiding in the underlying animosity. Perhaps inspired by the infamous brawl, the Dodgers went on a historic summer run, catapulted themselves to the..." April 14

  • Zack Greinke's L.A. Return Stirs Up Good Memories, Weird Feelings for Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "Zack Greinke is renewing acquaintances during his highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this week. But, alas, he is not starting in L.A. This is purely a social visit for the man who opted out of his Dodgers deal and signed a whopping, six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona..." April 13

  • Vin Scully has already left a legacy as he begins farewell season with Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "There is a corner of the world without hate or envy or gluttony and with a reasonable amount of compassion and levity, which isn't to say it is perfect there. Surely it is not. Except, and here's the thing, one day they took a thoroughfare named after the heavens and improved on it by naming it..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Diamondbacks rally past Dodgers' bullpen

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- While Vin Scully owned the day, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen spoiled they party, giving up four runs to allow the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for a 4-2 win Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Nick Ahmed hit a solo home run off Pedro Baez to tie the score at 1 in the seventh..." April 12

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    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Dodgers activate C Yasmani Grandal + 2B Howie Kendrick before today's home opener. OF Val Slyke to DL (back) to DL

  • Greinke: Signing with D-Backs had 'zero to do' with Puig

    The Score "When Zack Greinke returned to Chavez Ravine on Tuesday for the first time since signing a six-year, $206.5-million deal with the Diamondbacks, the 32-year-old right-hander made it clear he didn't leave Los Angeles for Arizona because of a reported beef with former Dodgers teammate Yasiel..." April 12

  • Bros to pros: Seager brothers finding major league success

    ESPN "Several years before Kyle Seager established himself as one of Major League Baseball's elite third basemen with the Seattle Mariners, he was a jock for all seasons in his native North Carolina. The calendar flipped summer on the baseball diamond to fall on the soccer field to winter on the..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Role reversal: Have the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers swapped identities?

    Arizona Republic "The pair of blockbuster deals pulled off by the Diamondbacks in a span of just 24 hours in December caught every corner of Major League Baseball by surprise, especially in Los Angeles, where the Diamondbacks open a three-game series on Tuesday against the Dodgers. “They’re doing everything they..." April 11

  • Giants power past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy believes his team sent a message in the first week of the season. No, not to the three-time National League West defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, or any of baseball's other 28 teams. Rather, to themselves. "We're..." April 10

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Chris Hatcher had ice wrap on his left knee not ankle. Said rolling ankle made his knee pop sideways. #Dodgers #walkingwounded

  • Ailing Dodgers acquire outfield depth from Indians

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers added depth to their depleted outfield Sunday, acquiring minor leaguer James Ramsey and utility man Zach Walters from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations. The Dodgers announced the trade amid a series of injury-related transactions prior to their..." April 10

  • Ross Stripling’s father thanked Dave Roberts for removing his son from no-hitter "The next day, Dave Roberts was even more comfortable with his controversial decision to remove Ross Stripling from a no-hitter Friday night, thanks in part to Hayes Stripling. "Actually this morning I feel even better about it," said Roberts. "One of the cool things I experienced, this morning..." April 10

  • Dodgers sign Sean Burnett to minor-league contract.

    Inside Socal "The Dodgers signed left-handed pitcher Sean Burnett to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Burnett, 33, spent spring training with the Washington Nationals but didn’t make the Opening Day roster despite not allowing a run in nine appearances. The Dodgers have..." April 10

  • Jackie Robinson's contracts with Brooklyn Dodgers, Montreal Royals set for display

    ESPN "An entrepreneur says he has unearthed the sports equivalent of the Emancipation Proclamation: one of the original contracts Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mykalai Kontilai, who is using the discovery to launch his auction business Collectors Café, says he purchased the 1947..." April 10

  • Short-handed Dodgers go long way to beat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With 11 players on the disabled list and a 12th late getting to the park after a promotion from the minors, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had limited options available while trying to help his team mount a late comeback on Saturday. Turns out, that was a..." April 09

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Lower back tightness for Van Slyke.

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    J.P. Hoornstra @jphoornstra

    #Dodgers vs. Bumgarner:
    Hernandez 2B
    Puig RF
    Turner 3B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Van Slyke LF
    Thompson CF
    Ellis C
    Culberson SS
    Kershaw P

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    Rotoworld Baseball @Rotoworld_BB

    Dodgers place Carl Crawford on 15-day DL

  • Crawford's walkoff homer in 10th gives Giants win over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon Crawford insisted he'd never seen the San Francisco Giants' dugout as fired up as it was Friday night. And he wasn't even talking about the aftermath of his game-winning home run. Rookie catcher Trevor Brown got the Giants fired up with a game-tying home run in..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Dodgers' Ross Stripling nearly makes MLB history

    ESPN "In his major league debut, Ross Stripling tossed 7 1/3 no-hit innings against the San Francisco Giants. It is the longest hitless outing in a player's MLB debut in the modern era (since 1900). The previous record was a five-inning hitless outing, achieved by three players, according to the Elias..." April 09

  • Dodgers to unveil Vin Scully Avenue on Monday

    The Score "Vin Scully's name is already synonymous with baseball and Los Angeles, and on Monday the legacy of the legendary broadcaster will be cemented into the Dodgers' history books forever. Los Angeles officially announced on Friday that Elysian Park Avenue, which leads directly to Dodger Stadium's..." April 08

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