Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Gray leads Rockies to rout of Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss has called it the million dollar question. Why do the Rockies play particularly well against very good teams only to stumble against the laggards? The pattern unfolded again Monday night when starter Jon Gray continued his late-season..." August 30

  • Puig reportedly placed on trade waivers "Yasiel Puig has been placed on trade waivers by the Dodgers, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday. It is common for teams to place their players on revocable trade waivers during August. If Puig is claimed by another team, which according to Rosenthal is likely, the Dodgers..." August 29

  • Injury leaves the Dodgers' Trayce Thompson with a bad taste

    Orange County Register "Trayce Thompson wants to know the answer – unless he doesn’t want to know. “I’m still hopeful,” the Dodgers outfielder said about the possibility of playing again this season. “I haven’t talked to them (the Dodgers’ medical staff). I almost don’t want to talk about it because I don’t want to..." August 28

  • Dodgers scratch for late run to upend Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Minor events can shift tides in a major way in an intense pennant race, as the Los Angeles Dodgers demonstrated Sunday. Adrian Gonzalez hit a fielder's choice that brought home Andrew Toles with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 1-0..." August 28

  • Bryant homers twice to lead Cubs' rally past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Kris Bryant heard the MVP chants loud and clear. With the crack of the bat, Bryant provided a large and vocal contingent of Chicago Cubs' fans the scenario they wanted to see. "It's a testament to our fans and we travel really well," Bryant said. "It's nice to see a lot of..." August 27

  • Seager sets club mark as Dodgers upend Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Escaping the first inning with minimal damage made all the difference in the world for Julio Urias and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a win Saturday over the Chicago Cubs. "The Cubs are very good in the first inning," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "Their guys get on you early..." August 27

  • Dave Roberts has nothing to say about Yasiel Puig returning in September

    Orange County Register "As a first-year manager, Dave Roberts has learned the value of silence. The Dodgers manager was asked Saturday if outfielder Yasiel Puig would be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma when rosters expand on Sept. 1. "We haven't decided that yet," Roberts said. Through his first 15 games in..." August 27

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw close to facing hitters as return nears

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw completed another significant step in his recovery process on Friday afternoon, completing a 60-pitch bullpen session, which would put him in a position to face hitters next week. Kershaw could require only one outing, either on a rehabilitation assignment or in a simulated..." August 27

  • Dodgers’ Scott Van Slyke to undergo season-ending surgery

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers have endured yet another long-term injury: Outfielder Scott Van Slyke will receive arthroscopic wrist surgery to clear out cysts and scar tissue, as Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register tweeted the news on Saturday afternoon; Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA clarifies..." August 27

  • Giants' Moore just misses no-hitter vs. Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In a day filled with drama for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Moore produced some additional riveting theater to cap the night. The Giants left-hander came within an out of recording his first major league no-hitter, and San Francisco beat the Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night at..." August 26

  • Did Dodgers send message to Kershaw with Ellis Trade?

    Hardball Talk "The trade of a light-hitting backup catcher is normally about as inconsequential as it gets. The trade of A.J. Ellis by the Dodgers to the Phillies, however, is anything but that. Indeed, it may be the public manifestation of long-simmering, well, maybe “feud” is too strong a word, but a definite..." August 26

  • A.J. Ellis and Clayton Kershaw get emotional after catcher is dealt to Phillies

    Los Angeles Times "Shortly after A.J. Ellis received clarification about his future, he asked Clayton Kershaw to meet him outside by the Dodgers bench. There, the backup catcher shared the news to his closest friend on the team. The Dodgers had traded Ellis to the Philadelphia Phillies for another veteran..." August 26

  • Turner homer hands Dodgers 1-0 win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rich Hill upstaged Johnny Cueto, and the Los Angeles Dodgers added to the woes of the reeling San Francisco Giants. Justin Turner's homer was the difference as the Dodgers recorded a 1-0 victory over the rival Giants on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. "Every win is..." August 25

  • Phillies trade Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers "Carlos Ruiz will have another shot at a World Series ring. The Phillies have traded their long-time catcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers for veteran catcher A.J. Ellis and a minor-league pitcher named Tommy Bergjans. Ruiz, 37, had expressed a desire to play for a contender. To do that, he..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Dodgers not desperate to trade Puig

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers have gauged interest in Yasiel Puig, but executives with interested teams say the Dodgers don’t appear desperate to trade Puig, and in fact have rebuffed offers. Teams appear to be bottom feeding for Puig in the hopes that the Dodgers want to give him away, and while the..." August 25

  • Dodgers increase NL West lead with win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rookie Andrew Toles and Rob Segedin sparked another power surge for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Toles and Segedin homered for the second straight game, and the Dodgers defeated the rival San Francisco Giants 9-5 before 46,899 at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Toles hit a..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Andre Ethier’s rehab assignment could be soon; outfielder expected back in September.

    Inside Socal "The Dodgers expect Andre Ethier to return from his fractured right tibia “sometime in September,” manager Dave Roberts said, and the outfielder could be headed out on a minor league rehab assignment soon. Roberts stopped short of saying that Ethier’s leg is 100 percent healed, but Roberts said..." August 23

  • Clayton Kershaw throws a bullpen session, feels good

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers have been without Clayton Kershaw since late June but somehow managed to make up a ton of ground in the NL West and enter play tonight with a one-game lead over the Giants. OK, the “somehow” has a lot to do with the Giants sucking eggs since the break, but the standings are the..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Dodgers' Josh Reddick: Scratched from lineup with jammed finger

    CBS Sports "Reddick is dealing with a jammed finger and has been scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against Cincinnati, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports." August 22

  • Gonzalez launches three homers as Dodgers rout Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers hit seven home runs in a game, current manager Dave Roberts had a nice view from left field, albeit in a San Diego Padres uniform. "It feels much better on this side," Roberts said. Adrian Gonzalez belted three of the Dodgers' seven..." August 22

  • Dodgers 'trying to give away Puig,' but no one wants him

    Fox Sports "It looks like the Dodgers are ready to move on from Yasiel Puig -- if someone will take him off their hands. The Dodgers are willing to practically give away the outfielder but they're having trouble finding a team that wants him, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:" August 22

  • A Don Mattingly-Yasiel Puig reunion in Miami? Far-fetched, but it sure would be exciting

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Don Mattingly didn't feel appreciated by the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig feels betrayed by them, as they suddenly decided to crack down on his behavior after years of looking the other way. What if they were to bury the hatchet to take down their common enemy? It probably won't happen, but it's fun..." August 22

  • Finnegan, Reds overpower Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Scott Schebler, who began his career in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization before being traded to Cincinnati in December, is enjoying facing his former teammates this weekend. And having success against them. "It's fun to play against them," the Reds right fielder said..." August 21

  • Brett Anderson leaves early with blister in another Dodgers loss

    Los Angeles Times "The walk from the mound to the dugout can be a lonely one, long enough for a pitcher to ponder the pitifulness of his outing, short enough to prevent the discovery of answers. But a guest followed Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson as he shuffled off the field in Saturday’s 11-1 loss to the Reds,..." August 21

  • Utley, Urias lift Dodgers over Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Julio Urias was still a teenager less than two weeks ago. Now, at the ripe age of 20, the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander is displaying a confidence and calm demeanor on the mound indicative of a seasoned veteran. Where does that come from? "That's a gift from..." August 21

  • Reds' Lorenzen has game to remember after father's passing

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Reds relief pitcher Michael Lorenzen said he has had one curtain call in his professional career, when he hit a grand slam for Double-A Pensacola in 2014. But when the fans urged him out of the dugout on Friday night at Great American Ball Park, the significance of the moment..." August 20

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Feels "100 percent" in bullpen session

    CBS Sports "Kershaw (back) said he felt "100 percent" during Saturday's bullpen session, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports." August 20

  • Kershaw set to throw off mound Saturday "Clayton Kershaw will join the Dodgers in Cincinnati and make the next step in his recovery on Saturday. Kershaw, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a herniated disk and hasn't pitched since June 26, has been throwing off flat ground for more than a week. On Saturday, he will throw a light..." August 19

  • Dodgers expect Hyun-Jin Ryu to miss the rest of the season

    Sportsnaut "Hyun-Jin Ryu has thrown only 4.2 innings this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to manager Dave Roberts, that will be it." August 19

  • Franco's homer pushes Phillies past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Maikel Franco belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Philadelphia Phillies bounced back from a pair of defeats at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-4 victory on Thursday. "After all the home runs they hit against us, we finally beat them with..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Utley belts two homers to carry Dodgers past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Phillies' fans gave Chase Utley an ovation he will never forget Tuesday night. Then he reminded them just what they are missing. Utley hit a grand slam and solo homer in his return to Philadelphia as the Los Angeles Dodgers battered the Phillies..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Yasiel Puig thrives in minor leagues as Dodgers move into first place without him

    Los Angeles Times "If Yasiel Puig were hitting to his capabilities, the Dodgers probably never would have sent him to the minor leagues. For all the talk of his coachability and his need to be a better teammate, teams tend be far more tolerant of players whose bats strike fear in the hearts of opposing..." August 17

  • Dodgers facing renewed rotation concerns after injuries to Anderson, McCarthy

    CBS Sports "You get the sense Andrew Friedman or Dave Roberts upset a voodoo priest. Though the Dodgers have done well over the last several weeks to create separation in the NL wild-card race without Clayton Kershaw, their rotation was dealt more blows on Sunday. First, the Dodgers placed Brandon McCarthy..." August 15

  • Brandon McCarthy exits early with right hip stiffness

    True Blue L.A. "The story of the 2016 season for Brandon McCarthy took another sharp angle in the wrong direction Saturday afternoon. Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts came to the mound with a trainer by his side with two outs in the second inning and left with McCarthy coming back to the dugout. A trip to the..." August 14

  • Dodgers rotation takes another blow as McCarthy lands on DL

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers will have to patch together their already-depleted rotation once again, as the club placed starter Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with right hip stiffness. The team also placed reliever Josh Ravin on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps..." August 14

  • Dodgers' Anderson injures wrist in season debut

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers starter Brett Anderson did not fare too well in his first start this season after undergoing back surgery in March, as the southpaw injured his left wrist in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates and was pulled to begin the second frame." August 14

  • Kuhl and gang help Pirates handle Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Pittsburgh Pirates scored early and often against the Los Angeles Dodgers to extend their mastery over a potential post-season opponent. Jody Mercer and Sean Rodriguez hit decisive first-inning home runs and Chad Kuhl surrendered just six hits in six innings as the Pirates..." August 14

  • Dodgers' Roberts: 'We did the best we could' with Puig

    Los Angeles Times "The clock usually strikes midnight before Dave Roberts wraps up his meetings, grabs a bite to eat, changes into civilian clothes and heads home from Dodger Stadium. He replays the game in his mind for another couple hours, challenging himself on his decisions. He might get six or seven hours of..." August 14

  • McCutchen's HR, 2 RBI power Pirates past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Andrew McCutchen loves hitting in Dodger Stadium. "It's very nice. I like playing here," McCutchen said. McCutchen and Jordy Mercer homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates continued their dominance of the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-1 victory on Friday night before 47,438 at..." August 13

  • Dodgers' Julio Urias: Slated for long-relief role

    CBS Sports "Urias will serve as the long man out of the Dodgers' bullpen for the time being, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports." August 13

  • Pederson leads Dodgers' hit parade in 8-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Despite another erratic start by Brandon McCarthy, the Los Angeles Dodgers used their offense to recover in a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Joc Pederson homered and helped key a 17-hit attack as the Dodgers rallied past the Pirates 8-4 before an announced crowd..." August 13

  • Kershaw increases intensity of rehab program

    The Score "Slowly but surely, Clayton Kershaw is on his way back to the mound. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace hasn't pitched since June 26, when he suffered a nagging lower back injury, but he's upping the ante on his workouts. For the second time in a week, he completed a flat-ground throwing session,..." August 13

  • Puig apologizes for Snapchat party video

    ESPN "On Thursday night, it was Pokemon hunting with his new teammates. On Friday night, Yasiel Puig delivered three hits, including a home run and four RBIs, for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Stressing that he needs to be a better teammate, Puig is doing what he can in that department. The..." August 13