Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Athletics claim Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics have claimed pitcher Nick Tepesch off waivers from the Dodgers MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the club designated Eric Surkamp for assignment. Tepesch made a spot start for the Dodgers on Friday in a loss against the Pirates" June 28

  • Pirates hand Dodgers' Kershaw 2nd loss of season

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Clayton Kershaw pitches a game like this only a few times a season. For some reason, an inordinate number of them occur against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers ace lost for the first time in exactly two months, giving up David Freese's three-run double during a four-run..." June 27

  • Dodgers use four-run fifth to rally past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Los Angeles had lost the first three games of its series against Pittsburgh, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was having deja vu. It was not comfortable. "It's one of those, yeah, not again (things)," Roberts said of watching Scott Kazmir give up four runs and contemplate..." June 27

  • Clayton Kershaw not expected to miss start after back treatment

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday morning that Clayton Kershaw was receiving treatment for minor back discomfort but insisted the issue did not affect his pitcher's six-inning start Sunday against the Pirates. Kershaw gave up both his second-most hits (nine) and runs..." June 27

  • McCutchen leads Pirates past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- With trade rumors swirling, Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen picked Saturday to look like his former self. Against the surging Los Angeles Dodgers, McCutchen ended right-hander Kenta Maeda's no-hit bid in the fourth inning. Two innings later, McCuthchen took..." June 26

  • Will Venable accepts outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City

    True Blue L.A. "Dodgers outfielder Will Venable cleared waivers and has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, the team announced. This allows the club to keep Venable as potential depth, though currently off the 40-man roster. Venable was designated for assignment on Friday to..." June 26

  • Dodgers considering trade for Jay Bruce?

    Dodger Blue "During a recent interview, Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the front office would target ‘elite-level players’ at the trade deadline. Their focus reportedly is on acquiring a starting pitcher, reliever, and/or a bat, with trading for a young starter said..." June 26

  • Dodgers' Montas out 4-8 weeks with broken rib

    The Score "Frankie Montas' debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers is going to have to wait. Montas is expected to be out of action for four-to-eight weeks with a broken rib, sources told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal writes the injury is related to an incident that required the surgical removal of..." June 24

  • Pirates end Dodgers winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh players gathered in the home clubhouse of PNC Park Friday night for a little celebration. It wasn't just the 8-6 win over Los Angeles that called for special recognition -- although wins have been hard to come by for the Pirates in recent weeks. This was about..." June 24

  • Two-run error completes Dodgers' sweep of Nats

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig was in just his second game back from a hamstring strain on Wednesday, but he decided to test the leg anyway. A wild dive at home plate saved his hamstring and won the game. With the Dodgers trailing 3-2 and a runner on first in the bottom of the ninth, Puig..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Grandal blast in eighth lifts Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Tanner Roark had turned in one of his finest pitching performances of the season, but a single pitch spoiled the entire outing. With two on and none out in the eighth inning, Yasmani Grandal hit a towering three-run homer to help the Dodgers come from behind to defeat the..." June 22

  • Free agent infielder Yulieski Gurriel works out at Dodger Stadium

    Inside Socal "The Dodgers held a private workout for free agent Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel today, according to a source, and Gurriel posted a photo of himself at Dodger Stadium on his Instagram account. The 32-year-old infielder also has a workout lined up with the New York Mets and at least one other..." June 22

  • Kershaw cruises in Dodgers' 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The anticipated meeting between the aces of clubs didn't materialize and the Los Angeles Dodgers took advantage of it. Justin Turner and Joc Pederson homered and the Dodgers claimed a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night before 44,712 at Dodger..." June 21

  • Dodgers use walk to knock off Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With a little more than half the season remaining, the Los Angeles Dodgers believe they are ready to turn frustration into contention. Pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to plate pinch runner Scott Van Slyke and give Los Angeles a 2-1..." June 19

  • Dodgers turn Turner's two HRs into 3-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It was just what Justin Turner expected. Despite hitting two home runs earlier in the game, Turner believed Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell would intentionally walk two Los Angeles Dodgers batters just to pitch to him. "Just the situation of the game you set up..." June 18

  • Dodgers reportedly sign catcher Will Smith, No. 32 overall pick

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers have had a flurry of draft signings in the last few days, and on Friday also reportedly reached agreement with first-round supplemental pick Will Smith, the catcher from Louisville taken with the 32nd pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reported the agreement..." June 18

  • Brewers snap three-game slide behind Villar

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After being swept in a three-game series in San Francisco over the weekend, the Milwaukee Brewers opened a four-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a high note Thursday night. Jonathan Villar hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning and the Brewers snapped a..." June 17

  • Dodgers Sign First-Rounder Gavin Lux

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have agreed to terms with first-round selection Gavin Lux, Jon Heyman of todaysknuckleball.com reports on Twitter. He’ll receive a $2.317MM bonus that lands just $700 over the slot value at the 20th overall pick. Lux is a high school shortstop out of Wisconsin who was rated between..." June 17

  • Julio Urias' time with Dodgers might be short, as in two more starts

    Los Angeles Times "The first Julio Urias Era at Dodger Stadium is rapidly coming to a close. Urias is scheduled to make two more starts for the Dodgers, Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers and Wednesday against the Washington Nationals, Manager Dave Roberts said. “We’ll go from there,” Roberts said. He..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Pederson, Utley lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Dodgers did a lot of damage with their bats Tuesday, but the best news might have been the lack of damage sustained by right-hander Kenta Maeda. Maeda left the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks after suffering a lower right leg contusion when he was struck by..." June 15

  • Kershaw picks up 10th win in Dodgers' 3-2 victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Los Angeles left-hander Clayton Kershaw huffed and he puffed, and he blew another opponent's house down Wednesday. An animated Kershaw gave up five hits and two runs in 7 1/3 innings, and Scott Van Slyke provided all the support he needed with a three-run homer in the Dodgers' 3-2..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Ex-L.A. ace Greinke pitches D-backs past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke assured his manager that he was fine during a mound visit in the seventh inning. Then he proved it. Greinke retired Corey Seager and Justin Turner with the tying run on first base to maintain a one-run lead, and Greinke won his sixth consecutive..." June 14

  • Dodgers Sign Will Venable

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have agreed to a deal with outfielder Will Venable, as MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick first reported (via Twitter). He has been signed directly onto the major league roster, with Los Angeles optioning Austin Barnes to free a roster spot. Venable previously signed deals with the Indians and..." June 14

  • These six teams could most use Cuban phenom infielder Yulieski Gurriel

    CBS Sports "On Monday, we learned Major League Baseball has officially declared Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel a free agent. He defected in February and is now able to sign with any team. Gurriel will need some time in the minors to get up to speed, though the expectation is he will be ready to help in the..." June 14

  • Carl Crawford officially released

    USA Today "Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford was officially released by the team Monday, June 13. TIP: With a .185/.230/.235 line in 30 games this season, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Crawford has been released. Once one of fantasy baseball's most valuable outfielders, the 34-year-old..." June 14

  • Peavy, Giants hold off Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- When San Francisco Giants right-hander Jake Peavy woke up with a stiff neck earlier this week, he was reminded that he's every bit of 35 years old. With that in mind, he was asked after outpitching 19-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Julio Urias in a 2-1 Giants win Sunday..." June 13

  • Julio Urias is Dodgers' bright spot in rough weekend by the Bay

    ESPN "Hope for a brighter future came in the form of Julio Urias. Dread for the Los Angeles Dodgers is in the form of the current state of their offense. The Dodgers’ 19-year-old, left-handed starter continued his improvement trend -- after his struggles in his May 27 debut at New York -- and there..." June 13

  • Posey delivers winning hit in 10th as Giants edge Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- After manager Bruce Bochy labeled Saturday's 5-4, 10-inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers his club's best win of the year, San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Stratton could do his skipper one better. It was the greatest moment of his career. "They picked me up..." June 12

  • Turner turns tables as Dodgers edge Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With Clayton Kershaw having thrown his final pitch to end the eighth inning in a 2-2 tie, the San Francisco Giants seemed to have the Los Angeles Dodgers right where they wanted them late Friday night. Until Justin Turner stepped to the plate in the ninth, that is...." June 11

  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig: To start rehab assignment Monday

    CBS Sports "Puig (hamstring) is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and should be ready to return after a week, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. " June 11

  • Trayce Thompson, Klay's younger brother, is making a name for himself

    ESPN "Trayce Thompson is ready for the weekend to get ugly. It's Dodgers versus Giants, so he has come to expect the nastiness. Rage. Fury. Harsh words will be launched. And that's just from the fans beyond the outfield walls, starting as early as batting practice before Friday's opening game of the..." June 11

  • Mike Piazza buys Italian soccer team

    Sportsnaut "Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this past January, 12-time All-Star Mike Piazza simply isn’t sitting back ready for all those accolades to be thrown his way in Cooperstown. No, he’s going across the pond for a pretty interesting business venture. The 47-year-old Norristown, PA. native..." June 10

  • Los Angeles Dodgers draft shortstop Gavin Lux at No. 20

    Los Angeles Times "With four choices in the top 65 picks in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft, the Dodgers selected a shortstop and a catcher with solid defensive reputations and a pair of pitchers with Tommy John surgery in their past. The team chose shortstop Gavin Lux, an 18-year-old from Indian Trail..." June 10

  • Rusin, Rockies blank Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Chris Rusin struggled about as much as a starting pitcher could as of late. Since being moved from the Colorado Rockies' bullpen to the rotation, Rusin was winless and hapless, unable to throw strikes when he needed them most. All that changed on Wednesday, when Rusin..." June 09

  • Fourth catcher, anyone? Contreras pushing for 2016 debut

    Chicago Sun-Times "Now that Albert Almora Jr. has made his big-league debut for the Cubs, can Willson Contreras far behind? “I’ve heard nothing but good stuff,” manager Joe Maddon said of the Cubs’ top prospect in the upper minors. “You’ll see him here at some point [this year], I’m certain of that.” And if..." June 09

  • Dodgers move Julio Urias up in rotation to pitch Sunday in San Francisco

    Orange County Register "The Dodgers are certainly not making it easy for Julio Urias to break into the major leagues. They asked the 19-year-old prospect to make his major-league debut in New York against the Mets then follow that up with a start against the best team in baseball, the Chicago Cubs, at Wrigley..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Dodgers edge Rockies on Thompson homer

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Trayce Thompson was optimistic but not immediately certain he won the game Tuesday night. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Dodgers right fielder teed off on Carlos Estevez's 97 mph fastball and drove it into the left field stands for a solo home run that..." June 08

  • Dodgers release Alex Guerrero

    True Blue L.A. "The inevitable end became reality on Wednesday, with Alex Guerrero released by the Dodgers, officially ending his tenure with the club. Guerrero was designated for assignment on May 31 after completing all 20 days of a minor league rehabilitation assignment, removing him from the 40-man..." June 08

  • Rockies' Chatwood shines in L.A. homecoming

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Local product Tyler Chatwood effectively silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers' bats, pitching the Colorado Rockies to a 6-1 win Monday at Dodger Stadium. Chatwood, who grew up in the Redlands, a suburb of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire region, and was drafted by the Los Angeles..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • The Dodgers played home-plate ump Joe West's music for the first trip through their batting order

    MLB.com "Ross Ohlendorf interned with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Miguel Batista wrote books and poetry. Richie Hebner even dug graves. Even umpires have off-the-field hobbies, too. Like Duke Silver, when umpire Joe West isn't the Man In Blue, he's the country singer Cowboy Joe West. With Chase..." June 06

  • Dodgers, Kershaw overpower Braves

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw looked like a mere mortal at times on Saturday night, but in the end he stayed true to form, outdueling Bud Norris to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw (8-1) pitched six shutout innings for his sixth..." June 05

  • Dodgers complete sweep of Braves

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A day after the Los Angeles Dodgers let their pitching do the talking, their bats exploded in a 12-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of Atlanta and earned their second consecutive home sweep, as they took three..." June 05

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