Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers' tax bill comes due at record $43.7 million

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay a record $43.7 million luxury tax penalty after finishing the 2015 season with the largest payroll in baseball history at $298.3 million, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports. The Dodgers — who paid about $50 million to players who never..." December 01

  • Greinke looking for $30M annual payout

    The Score "Zack Greinke wants the big bucks, and it could be one of the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants who give the right-hander what he craves. The 32-year-old Greinke is believed to seeking a deal that will pay him $30 million per year, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick also..." December 01

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Zack Greinke's market is quietly heating up, says a source. #Dodgers, #SFGiants both looking for some clarity.

  • KBO’s Lotte Giants Post Third Baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang

    MLB Trade Rumors "NOV. 30: Hwang has now officially been posted. Clubs will have until 5:00pm ET on Friday to submit bids for the third baseman. NOV. 25: Hwang will actually be posted on the 30th, Han Lee of Global Sporting Integration tweets. Lotte is pushing back the date to accommodate the Thanksgiving..." November 30

  • Miami Police Department considers Yasiel Puig case closed

    Hardball Talk "We have more details about Yasiel Puig‘s reported “brawl” at a bar in Miami. And while it’s a regrettable situation, it appears to be less serious than previously believed. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Major Delrish Moss of the Miami Police Department confirmed that..." November 30

  • MLB to investigate Puig after reported physical altercation with sister

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will investigate Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig under the league's domestic violence policy following a reported physical altercation with his sister, according to the Los Angeles Times. Miami police spokesman Maj. Delrish Moss confirmed to The Associated Press..." November 29

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Dodgers' spending spree is no reason for MLB to have international draft

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have plenty of money to sign big-ticket free agents this winter, but before the hot stove really gets burning, Los Angeles is still finding ways to spend. On Monday, Jesse Sanchez of reported the Dodgers have agreed to deals with Cuban outfielder Yusniel Diaz and second baseman..." November 24

  • Dodgers coaching staff likely to get big makeover under Dave Roberts

    Los Angeles Times "So the Dodgers have chosen their manager, a significant to-do scratched off their busy off-season list. The list, of course, is Rapunzel-hair long, but somewhere in its upper reaches will be new Manager Dave Roberts naming his coaching staff. Assuming he gets to. The staff figures to be..." November 24

  • Dodgers Agree To Sign Cuban Second Baseman Omar Estevez

    Baseball America "Cuban 17-year-old second baseman Omar Estevez has reached an agreement to sign with the Dodgers for $6 million. At around 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Estevez stands out more for his solid fundamental play than his tools. He’s not particularly athletic or flashy and nothing grades out as plus, with fair..." November 23

  • Dodgers Hire Dave Roberts As Manager

    Baseball America "Former major leaguer Dave Roberts, probably best known as the man whose steal of second base began the Red Sox’s rally from 0-3 down in the 2004 AL Championship Series to stun the Yankees, has been named manager of the Dodgers. Roberts, 43, who has an African American father and Japanese..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Dodgers, looking to upgrade pen, have checked in on Aroldis Chapman

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers thus far have been connected mostly to set-up man extraordinaire Darren O'Day among the bullpen arms, but they've cast a wide net in their search for relief help, and are also considering closers, even the game's most dynamic pen arm Aroldis Chapman. Several other teams have been..." November 23

  • Dodgers to hire Dave Roberts as manager on Monday

    Los Angeles Times "Dave Roberts is expected to be named manager of the Dodgers on Monday, according to multiple people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been officially announced. A former Dodgers outfielder, the 43-year-old Roberts will be the first..." November 23

  • Dodgers expected to make decision on new manager by Monday

    Hardball Talk "Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Dodgers plan to hire a new manager “no later than Monday” — as in, tomorrow. Gabe Kapler, Darin Erstad, Bud Black, and Dave Roberts were revealed to be the finalists last week." November 22

  • Sources: Dodgers ink pair of Cuban prospects "The Dodgers have come to terms with two top Cuban prospects. According to industry sources, outfielder Yusniel Diaz, 19, ranked No. 3 on's Top 30 International Prospects list, and second baseman Omar Estevez, 17, have agreed to a bonuses worth $15.5 and $6 million, respectively, pending..." November 22

  • Darren O'Day market: Nats, Braves, Dodgers among teams in mix

    CBS Sports "Reliever Darren O'Day, who could be one of the first big free agents to sign, has drawn big interest from the Nationals, Braves and Dodgers, and while other teams are in the mix, this could shape up as a three-team competition featuring interesting connections. O'Day's family lives in the..." November 22

  • Potential and price make it unlikely Dodgers will trade Yasiel Puig

    Los Angeles Times "As the Dodgers were playing their final regular-season games last month, they received word that a sidelined Yasiel Puig could return to them in time for the playoffs. On the surface, a positive development. But that wasn't how the news was received in the clubhouse. Multiple players said at..." November 22

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Dodgers sign Charlie Culberson to minor-league deal. NRI to spring training.

  • Zimmermann among Dodgers' top targets

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly keen to work out a new deal with Zack Greinke this offseason, but he isn't the only talented right-hander on the open market who's piqued the club's interest. Jordan Zimmermann, a two-time All-Star who finished among the top seven in National League Cy..." November 21

  • Some see rival Giants as big threat to Dodgers for Zack Greinke

    CBS Sports "The rival San Francisco Giants look like they might pose a formidable threat to steal star pitcher Zack Greinke away from the Dodgers. A couple of people even suggested the Giants may be the favorite, though that is speculative. The Giants are very much interested in Greinke by all..." November 21

  • McGwire a candidate for Padres bench coach

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Former Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach and home-run king Mark McGwire is in discussions with the Padres about becoming their next bench coach, sources told the Union-Tribune. While nothing has been made official, one source suggested McGwire is a very strong candidate for the job, one that..." November 21

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Former MLB player Andy Van Slyke blasts Yasiel Puig, Robinson Cano

    Sporting News "Former MLB outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke, whose son, Scott, is an outfielder for the Dodgers, delivered harsh criticism Thursday for one of his son's teammates. During an interview with a St. Louis radio station, Van Slyke trashed Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig in his claim that ace..." November 20

  • Agent claims a handful of teams have interest in Chase Utley

    The Outside Corner "Chase Utley is 36 years old and will be 37 by the time he reports to spring training in a few more months. The trajectories of the six-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger award winner have been well documented as he continues to age and his knees become more brittle by the day. Still,..." November 20

  • Giants, Dodgers Have Expressed Interest In Shelby Miller

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants and Dodgers have “checked in” on Braves righty Shelby Miller,’s Buster Olney reports on Twitter. We already heard recently of interest from another NL West club, the Diamondbacks, though those talks apparently did not progress (Twitter link). It’s not entirely clear at this..." November 19

  • Yankees, Dodgers forecast a winter of austerity - but can we believe them?

    USA Today "OK, who’s the wise guy who sneaked into the board rooms of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, and convinced ownership there’s no reason to spend money to win? These are the two richest franchises in baseball, spending more than $500 million on player salaries last year, but are..." November 19

  • Cy Young winner Arrieta says free agent Greinke welcome in Chicago

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday it was announced that Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta had edged free agent Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the NL Cy Young balloting. During the course of Arrieta's post-award interviews, he remarked up Greinke's free agent status ... Yes, this is a simple stating of the obvious. The..." November 19

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Indications are #Dodgers manager job will come down to Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts. Bud Black appears to be out of the mix.

  • Cleveland discussing trade scenarios for outfield help

    MLB Daily Dish "According to Jon Morosi, the Indians are in preliminary discussions with several teams to acquire outfield help. Cleveland was likely going to enter the market for an outfielder when the offseason began, and with the unfortunate news that Michael Brantley needed shoulder surgery, their need..." November 18

  • Kapler or Roberts will be LA manager "The Dodgers have trimmed their manager finalists to Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts, eliminating Bud Black, according to an ESPN tweet. A decision is expected by the end of the week for selecting a replacement for Don Mattingly, who left last month and was hired to manage the Miami Marlins. The..." November 18

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Dodgers' Anderson turned down multi-year deal to accept qualifying offer

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson is doubling down on himself in 2016. The 27-year-old accepted a one-year, $15.8-million qualifying offer last week, despite acknowledging Monday that he turned down several opportunities with more security. "There were some multi-year offers,..." November 17

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Dodgers, #Nationals and #Dbacks are among the teams interested in #Rays relievers Brad Boxberger/Jake McGee.

  • Money is still an object for Dodgers, who are trying to cut payroll from $300 million

    Los Angeles Times "This is the time of year when the baseball world spotlights the available players deemed most expensive and links them to the Dodgers. David Price! Zack Greinke! How about both? Why stop there? We keep thinking back to that summer day in 2012, in the Dodgers' first year under Guggenheim..." November 16

  • Enrique Hernandez begs Zack Greinke on Twitter to stay with the Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent ace Zack Greinke knows that the Dodgers will do everything in their power to convince him to remain in Los Angeles. But he probably wasn’t expecting the team’s 24-year-old shortstop to go on Twitter and do his best impression of Rihanna, begging the three-time All-Star to..." November 15

  • Dodgers hire 27-year-old Joe Davis, potential successor to Vin Scully

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Dodgers announced the hire of 27-year-old broadcaster Joe Davis, who will call road games for the team-owned SportsNet LA in 2016. He'll join analysts Nomar Garciaparra and Orel Hershiser on the road television broadcast team. "Joe Davis has put together an outstanding..." November 15

  • Dodgers narrow manager search

    CBS Sports "University of Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad, also said to be a finalist, has withdrawn himself from consideration. Kapler, the team's farm director, has managing experience from one season in the minors with the Boston Red Sox organization. Black managed the Padres for 8 1/2 seasons,..." November 14

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Confirming @BillShaikin report & @MarkSaxon confirmation that Darin Erstad has withdrawn from LAD MGR search leaving: Kapler,Black,Roberts

  • Dodgers narrow managerial search to four candidates

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Dodgers have interviewed nine candidates for their managerial opening and are going to bring back four of them as finalists next week. The four will be: Bud Black, Darrin Erstad, Gabe Kapler and Dave Roberts. The rest of the field is no longer in contention, according to sources..." November 14

  • Deadline day: 3 of 20 free agents accept $15.8 million qualifying offer

    Hardball Talk "This year a record 20 free agents received a qualifying offer valued at $15.8 million for one season and 16 of them declined it, hitting the open market. Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, and Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson accepted the one-year, $15.8 million..." November 14

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Zaidi confirms Dodgers have interest in retaining Chase Utley.

  • Justin Turner's knee surgery included microfracture procedure

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said the left knee operation he underwent last month was for more than removing loose bodies. Turner said he also had microfracture surgery on the knee, a procedure similar to the one Matt Kemp had on his left ankle at the end of the 2013 season. While..." November 11

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Dodgers are showing significant interest in free agent reliever Darren O'Day, according to an MLB source.

  • Blue Jays weighing contract offer to Greinke

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays are considering extending a contract offer to free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke and while the team would be considered a long-shot to sign him, the move would establish that the Jays are planning to double down on this year's playoff-calibre team. Greinke, 32, is arguably..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

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