Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Report: Dodgers cut ex-Blue Jays pitcher McGowan

    Sportsnet.ca "The Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening day bullpen will not include reliever Dustin McGowan. According to reports, the former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher was released by the Dodgers on Tuesday morning. McGowan, 33, recorded a 6.75 ERA with six earned runs, five strikeouts, one walk, two home runs..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Dodgers sign RHP Freddy Garcia to Minor League deal.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Greinke will pitch in a minor league game Wednesday.

  • 3d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Brandon League was seen by Drs. EAttrache and Andrews, is looking at two months on the shelf, trying to avoid surgery.

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    League will be shut down for three weeks.

  • Top Cuban Alvarez drawing interest: Dodgers, Nats, Jays, Cards and more

    CBSSports.com "Top young Cuban righthander Yadier Alvarez is drawing interest from many major-league teams, including the Dodgers, Nationals, Blue Jays, Rangers, Phillies, Cardinals, Twins and Giants. Alvarez, who consistently registers 94-97 mph and recently hit 99, has petitioned MLB to be made eligible to..." March 28

  • Chad Gaudin scratched from minors start, to have MRI

    True Blue L.A. "Chad Gaudin was scratched from his scheduled minor league appearance on Thursday afternoon after feeling tingling in the fingers of his right hand. The pitcher will have an MRI exam on Friday in Phoenix. "He's feeling the same thing he felt before, which is tingling in his fingers, which was..." March 27

  • Mets scouting Dodgers, Rockies' lefty relievers

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets are actively scouting left-handed relievers from the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN.com's Mark Saxon. A Mets official told ESPN during the winter meetings that the club liked Rockies reliever Rex Brothers, who is earning $1.4 million this season..." March 26

  • Industry sources estimate Time Warner cable's losing $100 million annually on the Dodgers

    Awful Announcing "While the value of televised sports rights just seems to keep rising, those rights aren’t always ensuring a profit for broadcasters or translating into more access for fans. The most glaring case in point might be the debacle of Time Warner Cable’s acquisition of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ TV rights..." March 26

  • Hector Olivera’s six-year, $62.5 million contract includes a Tommy John surgery clause

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported earlier this month that “serious concern exists” about the structure of Hector Olivera‘s throwing elbow. That report has been refuted by Olivera’s representatives and the 29-year-old Cuban infielder still managed to score a six-year, $62.5 million free agent..." March 24

  • Dodgers sign Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to six-year, $62.5 million deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Cuban infielder Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million deal, according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The deal will include a $28 million signing bonus. The contract is currently pending a physical, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The..." March 24

  • Dodgers' Ryu has no structural damage in shoulder, prescribed rest

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "After meeting with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles for futher evaluation, no structural damage was found in Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu's injured shoulder, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Ryu has been prescribed rest for a few weeks, which means he will..." March 24

  • Jimmy Rollins Q&A: 'I feel like I'm free to be myself'

    Fox Sports "Jimmy Rollins grew up in Oakland, rooting for the Athletics, detesting the Dodgers for their upset victory over the A’s in the 1988 World Series. He spent his first 14 full seasons with the Phillies, loathing the Dodgers as an opponent. Now, of course, Rollins is a Dodger. In fact, he chose the..." March 24

  • Tensions rise during Arizona-L.A.

    ESPN Los Angeles "Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale, bench coach Glenn Sherlock and two Arizona pitchers were ejected from a game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday that featured four hit batsmen. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks had a nasty bench-clearing brawl in 2013, but that was under a different..." March 24

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Ryu sent to LA for medical evaluation

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Strong sense Olivera is NL West fight between #Dodgers #Padres. Likely finalized by Wed. Likely 5- or 6-yr deal.

  • Dodgers Agree To Sign Cuban Pitcher Pablo Millan Fernandez For $8 Million

    Baseball America "The Dodgers have agreed to sign 25-year-old Cuban righthander Pablo Millan Fernandez for an $8 million bonus on a minor league contract, Baseball America has learned. The deal, which is exempt from the international bonus pools, is still pending a physical. There had been minimal buzz on..." March 23

  • Erik Bedard to miss 4-6 weeks with strained back

    Tireball "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Erik Bedard will miss the start of the season after suffering a strained back muscle in his last start. Bedard suffered the injury in the first inning of Friday’s outing against the Texas Rangers. He will now be placed on the disabled list and be out of action until..." March 23

  • Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu out for opening day, so who'll step in?

    Los Angeles Times "With the injured left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu ruled out for opening day, would the Dodgers look to trade for another starting pitcher? Yes, if they can add an arm for the back of their rotation. No, Cole Hamels is not walking through that door. The Dodgers sent Ryu to Los Angeles for medical..." March 23

  • Corey Seager Catches Eye Of National League Scout

    Dodgers Nation "While most of the attention at the beginning of Spring Training was geared toward veteran middle infielders, Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins, a young infielder has caught the eye of some Major League scouts. Corey Seager, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ top prospect, earned his first non-roster..." March 23

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Brandon League said his shoulder felt fine during his bullpen session, plans another Tuesday and could pitch in a game as early as Thursday.

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Mattingly: Ryu to resume throwing today.

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Bedard will have MRI on latvstrain tomorrow.

  • Clayton Kershaw gets dental work

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had to get some dental work done late Friday night after being hit in the mouth by a soft line drive earlier in the day and was excused from Saturday morning's workout. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he doesn't anticipate the dental work affecting..." March 22

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    A physical issue with Gaudin on the mound. Out comes Stan Conte and Don Mattingly.

  • Clayton Kershaw takes line drive to face, stays in game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers received quite a scare on Friday afternoon when their ace, $215 million man Clayton Kershaw, took a soft liner to the face. Kershaw was pitching in a Cactus League game against the Oakland A’s when infielder Andy Parrino hit a line drive straight back to the mound...." March 21

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu to be shut down due to inflammation in his shoulder

    Hardball Talk "We’ve entered the portion of spring training where all that can really happen is dudes getting hurt. The latest: Hyun-Jin Ryu. Who the Dodgers just announced will be shut down with inflammation in his shoulder. Ryu’s last outing was noticeable for his markedly decreased velocity, after which he..." March 20

  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly not worried by Yasiel Puig's slow start

    Los Angeles Times "This is a pretty quiet camp for the Dodgers. Once they determine the identities of their relievers, they do not have much to decide. So, when Yasiel Puig gets off to a slow spring start, that becomes an issue, at least for a day. Puig is batting .174 in his first 23 Cactus League at-bats, with..." March 19

  • Kenley Jansen plays catch for first time since undergoing left foot surgery in February

    Hardball Talk "Some promising news out of Dodgers camp … MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that closer Kenley Jansen is off his crutches for good and played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday afternoon. “I was able to land on the foot and there was no pain,” said Jansen, who underwent surgery exactly..." March 18

  • Braves may up Hector Olivera bid, but won't hit $50M; LA, SD are threats

    CBSSports.com "The Braves, who recently met with top Cuban free agent Hector Olivera, may up their original bid a tad but aren't expected to get close to the $50 million figure bandied about (nor certainly the $77 million mark rumored in one place) and may be counting on their attractiveness as a team with a..." March 16

  • Mattingly: 'We'll keep an eye on it' after Chapman throws behind Turner

    CBSSports.com "Late Friday night, in an otherwise nondescript Cactus League game, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch behind the knees of Dodgers infielder Justin Turner. Turner looked out to the mound with a puzzled look on his face after the pitch, then the at-bat continued without incident. Chapman..." March 15

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Yasiel Puig scratched from lineup, sent home with illness http://t.co/ij3qc1vQEo pic.twitter.com/liG4ZshM7C

  • 17d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Brandon League is out today with sore shoulder, but feels better. Will resume throwing tomorrow

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #Marlins made $53m offer for Hector Olivera, but backed away after hearing #dodgers offered $77m, source says. #padres 52m; #braves 44m

  • Zack Greinke 'just a little off' in spring debut

    True Blue L.A. "Zack Greinke made his 2015 Cactus League debut on Wednesday against the Cubs, and felt his usual control was missing just a bit. "My stuff was just a little off," Greinke said. "I guess, it was okay for a first start." Greinke threw 30 pitches in two innings, allowing two runs on two hits..." March 12

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    Robert Murray @RobertMurrayDR

    Sources: #Dodgers have made an offer to Hector Olivera and things are "heating up." New teams are entering the bidding.

  • 23d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Carl Crawford said his shin bruise is minor. He was not scheduled to play today.

  • Padres, Braves, Dodgers Among Favorites To Sign Olivera

    MLB Trade Rumors "A long new article by Baseball America’s Ben Badler assesses the current market for Cuban infielder Hector Olivera, who reportedly is expecting to land a contract of $70MM or more. Badler lists three teams that currently stand out as front-runners to sign Olivera, suggesting that other teams who..." March 08

  • Greinke faces hitters, says arm 'doing good'

    ESPN Los Angeles "A little over two weeks after getting a lubricating injection in his right elbow, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw off a mound to hitters Friday and said afterward he has not had any problems with his arm since receiving treatment. The Dodgers have a lot riding on a healthy..." March 08

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Joel Peralta will throw a bullpen session today

  • Greinke on schedule after positive BP session

    MLB.com "Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke looked sharp Friday, facing hitters for the first time this spring. Perhaps more importantly, he came away from his live batting practice session pain free. Greinke, who threw 36 pitches and faced 10 Minor League hitters during the session, had an injection in..." March 07

  • Businessman convicted in Puig's smuggling case gets month in prison

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "U.S. District Judge Robert Scola announced Friday that Gilberto Suarez has been sentenced to a month in prison for his role in the smuggling of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig out of Cuba, according to the Associated Press. The South Florida businessman also received five months of house..." March 07

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Dodgers and Ali Solis are back on. Veteran catcher re-signed with org on March 5 after being released on Feb. 21. #TransactionsBA

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Greinke throws BP Friday, Ryu Saturday. And they each will start five days later.

  • After retirement thoughts, Dan Haren back 'for one more year at least'

    CBSSports.com "Dan Haren wasn't sure he wanted to move across the country to pitch another year. And then Haren wasn't sure how badly the Marlins wanted him. Yet, here Haren is, with the Marlins, 2,500 miles from where he wanted to be. "I've been traded a bunch before, but this one caught me off guard,"..." March 05

  • To move him, Dodgers offering to pay down Ethier's contract by half

    CBSSports.com "The Dodgers have offered to pay down "about half" the $56 million remaining over three years on Andre Ethier's contract in efforts to trade him, sources familiar with the talks say. Ethier appears to be the likely odd man out in a slightly less crowded Dodgers outfield situation, with coveted..." March 05

  • Dodgers' Adams expects to make team

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers must decide by April 1 whether veteran reliever Mike Adams will be a member of their Opening Day bullpen or they could owe him an extra $100,000, a stipulation of the current collective bargaining agreement meant to protect veteran players on minor league deals. Adams..." March 03

  • Don Mattingly says Jimmy Rollins will be the Dodgers’ leadoff man

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced that new shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be the team’s leadoff hitter, explaining: “We don’t truly have anyone else who fits in that role.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but whatever. Rollins fits the old stereotype of a leadoff hitter because he’s a..." March 03