Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Tigers bring bats again, back Scherzer's mastery to sweep Dodgers

    Detroit News "If this really was a World Series preview, well … Actually, strike that. We won’t know for several months if this was any sort of sneak peek, nor were these two games any barometer of how a Tigers-Dodgers Fall Classic might even shake out. After all, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez..." July 10

  • Tigers, Justin Verlander weather rough start to rout Dodgers

    Detroit News "About the hitting the Tigers did all night, we could talk all day. Down 5-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the first inning on Tuesday night, the Tigers had tied the game by the second. They were in front to stay by the third. They’d scored 11 runs by the fourth. And eventually won..." July 09

  • Josh Beckett placed on the 15-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers placed Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list today with a left hip impingement. He pitched on July 6, and the All-Star break is coming up, so he’ll be eligible to come off not too terribly long after the All-Star break is over, meaning that he may only miss one or two starts, tops." July 09

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Sources: #Dodgers agree to sign Roger Bernadina.

  • Another Dodgers' starter pulls victory out of thin air against Rockies

    Orange County Register "The haves really rubbed it in on the have-nots this weekend. Josh Beckett’s five scoreless innings Sunday set up the Dodgers for an 8-2 win over the pitching-starved Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers took three out of four in the series with their starting pitchers in the three victories —..." July 07

  • Rockies break five-game losing streak, hang on to edge Dodgers' rally

    Denver Post "There's a pecking order to the home run bat-flip and rooster walk. In Washington last week, budding Rockies slugger Corey Dickerson said he wasn't ready to stride out of the batter's box with a mean lean. Second-year Dodgers bomber Yasiel Puig, on the other hand, is king of the jerk-and-chuck,..." July 06

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    #Dodgers LHP Scott Elbert has had his rehab with Rancho Cucamonga temporarily stopped due to soreness in toe on left foot

  • 5d
    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Crawford to Albuquerque on Saturday.

  • Clayton Kershaw keeps zeroing in on history as Dodgers blank Rockies

    Los Angeles Times "In the 57 seasons the Dodgers have called Los Angeles their home, only two pitchers have recorded scoreless innings streaks longer than Clayton Kershaw's. Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale. That's it. Kershaw extended his shutout streak to 36 innings Friday, pitching eight innings in a 9-0..." July 05

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    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Matt Kemp out of the starting lineup for first time since May 27. Started 35 straight games in LF

  • Zack Greinke helped the Dodgers starting pitchers set a record yesterday

    Hardball Talk "Fun from the Elias Sports Bureau: yesterday Zack Greinke walked two guys. That broke a record, as it was the 37th consecutive game n which a Dodgers starting pitcher allowed two walks or fewer. The previous record was held by the 2005 Twins. No, it’s not exactly one of those “I’ll always..." July 04

  • Zack Greinke goes 8 strong innings, Dodgers beat Rockies to take NL West lead

    L.A. Daily News "Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game. Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and L.A. beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday..." July 04

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Mattingly: Hanley will play "a couple of days here and a couple of days there."

  • 6d
    Alanna Rizzo @alannarizzo

    .@Dodgers recalled infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A.

  • Cleveland Indians rebound to thump Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second of a three-game series Tuesday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 83. Opponent: Dodgers. Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. Time of day: Night. Time elapsed: 3 hours, 21..." July 02

  • Dodgers lean on pitching in 1-0 win over Indians

    Los Angeles Times "ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren allowed only two baserunners in seven innings. He walked David Murphy and gave up an infield hit to Michael Bourn in the third inning, but nothing else. "That's the best I've thrown the ball this year," said Haren, who is unbeaten in his last five starts. The game was the..." July 01

  • 9d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Mattingly did mention Beckett "had a little something" with his hip but nothing that would keep him from starting

  • 9d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    No Hanley Ramirez again.

  • 10d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Hanley Ramirez not available today. Left calf tightness

  • Dodgers strike early, overpower Cardinals, 9-1

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers might not be playing like this in October, or playing at all, for that matter. But over the last three days, they have shown they can play with the St. Louis Cardinals. With Clayton Kershaw scheduled to pitch in the series finale Sunday, the Dodgers already have two victories in..." June 29

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Hanley Ramirez now in #Dodgers lineup, batting 3rd.

  • 11d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Still no Hanley Ramirez in lineup.

  • Cards follow relievers, defense to 3-1 win over Dodgers

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Carlos Martinez got them into the fifth inning. The lineup found a way to get them a lead. The rest was up to the bullpen. As the Cardinals reached the exact midpoint of their season – 81 games down, 81 to go – the offense remains a recurring riddle and the rotation is in triage, but the..." June 28

  • Jury breaks for weekend in Giants fan beating case

    New York Post "Jurors adjourned for the weekend Friday without reaching a verdict in a trial to determine fault for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan following a baseball game at Dodger Stadium three years ago. The attack, after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener in 2011, left former paramedic Bryan..." June 28

  • Bases-loaded hit batter helps Dodgers beat Royals

    L.A. Daily News "Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Jamey Wright (3-2) threw 2 2-3 scoreless innings in relief of Dan Haren to pick up the win. Davis (5-2) had..." June 26

  • Kershaw and Jansen combine for 2-0 shutout of Royals

    True Blue L.A. "Clayton Kershaw continued his outstanding June to lead the Dodgers to a 2-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night. Kershaw pitched eight scoreless innings, giving up six hits, walking one and striking out eight. Kenley Jansen recorded the save with a spotless ninth inning which included striking..." June 25

  • Jarrod Dyson powers Royals with bat, glove in 5-3 victory over Dodgers

    Kansas City Star "The tributes poured in while Jarrod Dyson lay crumpled at the base of the center-field wall in Kauffman Stadium. On the mound, Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie removed his cap. In the crowd, the fans on hand for a 5-3 victory delivered a standing ovation. As he loped back to the dugout, Dodgers..." June 24

  • Kenley Jansen regains form to help Dodgers take series from Padres

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers claimed another series, a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday marking their second win in the last three days at Petco Park. If the aim for the Dodgers over the weekend was to maintain their collective momentum, for closer Kenley Jansen it was to rediscover his..." June 23

  • Source: ‘Nothing going on’ regarding Red Sox, Matt Kemp

    WEEI Boston "According to a major league source, there is “nothing going on” regarding the Red Sox and a possible acquisition of Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp. There had been reports that the Sox were heavily scouting Los Angeles, with Kemp as a potential target. But while the Red Sox continue to explore..." June 23

  • 17d
    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    #Dodgers say 3B Juan Uribe is expected to remain with Class A Rancho Cucamonga through at least Monday's game.

  • Josh Beckett pitches Los Angeles Dodgers past Padres

    L.A. Daily News "Same pitcher, different approach, and the Dodgers and pitcher Josh Beckett couldn’t be happier. “Josh was good, and it was a lot of the same thing,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Keeping guys off-balanced.” Beckett’s reinvention continued Saturday night in the Dodgers’ 4-2 win over..." June 22

  • Padres 'beat LA' with walk-off win

    San Diego Union-Tribune "With all their might and their money to buy more might when they need it, the Dodgers loom large any time they sit in the opposing dugout. On Friday, the Padres were in the unenviable position of tackling their NL West rivals without the projected middle of their order. Seth Smith nearly..." June 21

  • 46,069 saw Kershaw's no-hitter in person; 52,000 saw it on TV "Thanks to an ongoing dispute between the semi-newly forged Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA and various "multichannel operators," very little of the LA area is able to tune into Dodgers television broadcasts. This is because Time Warner needs high carriage fees in order to make good on its mammoth..." June 20

  • Power Hitting prospect Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

    Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20

  • The union does not plan on pushing for or agreeing to a smokeless tobacco ban

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal spoke to Tony Clark, head of the MLBPA. The topic: smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn was a personal hero of Clark’s, and Rosenthal asked him if Gwynn’s death — almost certainly caused by smokeless tobacco use — was enough to get the union to either push for or agree to a ban on smokeless..." June 20

  • Does Ramirez hurt Dodgers more than he helps?

    Fox Sports "Hanley Ramirez’s defense at shortstop only cost the Dodgers a perfect game Wednesday night. What might it cost the team in September and potentially October? What might it cost Ramirez in free agency after that? Many expected the Dodgers to sign Ramirez to an extension by now. It hasn’t..." June 20

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws his first no-hitter

    Los Angeles Times "On the scoreboard in right field, it was 10:08 p.m. in the City of the Angels. And a crowd of 46,069 had just sat in to see the best pitcher in baseball throw the first no-hitter of his career. Clayton Kershaw, who reminds us of Sandy Koufax with every flash of greatness, did it with a flurry...." June 19

  • Dodgers bubbles don't burst against Rockies

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers added a new wrinkle to their dugout dance party, used whenever someone hits a home run, and decided to give the new celebration a workout on Tuesday night. The Dodgers hit three home runs en route to a 4-2 win over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers, 4-1 on their current..." June 18

  • 22d
    Mark Saxon @markasaxon

    X-rays to @HanleyRamirez right ring finger wree negative. It's a bruise and they're saying he's day to day.

  • Dee Gordon delights crowd in Dodgers' 6-1 victory over Rockies

    Los Angeles Times "Just when doubts about his ability to hit were resurfacing, Dee Gordon did something Monday night that no other player on the Dodgers can do. Had it happened in Little League, Gordon would have been credited with an inside-the-park home run in the third inning of the Dodgers' 6-1 victory over..." June 17

  • Chad Billingsley to undergo season-ending surgery on flexor tendon

    Hardball Talk "Chad Billingsley was hoping to make it back from Tommy John surgery this season, but now he’ll have to wait until 2015 for the opportunity to throw another pitch in the major leagues. Billinsgley was diagnosed with a partial tear of his flexor tendon last week after complaining of elbow..." June 17

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    First-round pick Grant Holmes said his deal is pending a physical.

  • Diamondbacks top Dodgers to avoid sweep

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a sweep by the Dodgers by winning the series finale Sunday 6-3 in Los Angeles. Arizona also snapped a four-game losing streak. Paul Goldschmidt opened the scoring with a solo home run to left field in the top of the first inning. It was Goldschmidt's 15 homer..." June 15

  • Haren and Gordon bats spark 6-4 win over Diamondbacks

    True Blue L.A. "Dan Haren pitched 6.1 innings, another Dodger hit a 2-run home run and Haren had the key hit in a 4-run rally to spark the 6-4 victory on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. The win cut the deficit to 6.5 games behind the Giants. Friday night, it was a home run from an expected source, Matt Kemp..." June 15

  • Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks, 4-3

    Los Angeles Times "Ah, the good ol' days. Matt Kemp hammering the ball, Clayton Kershaw dropping curves that seemed to fall two feet. The Dodgers returned to those thrilling days of yesteryear -- or at least 2011 -- in their 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks Friday night before a crowd of 42,831 at Dodger..." June 14

  • Dodgers fall to Reds 4-1, split four-game series

    L.A. Daily News "Even with two losses at the end of their trip, the Dodgers were satisfied with how they’d spent the past week away from home. Now comes the challenge they haven’t met all season: Win at Dodger Stadium. Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer off Zack Greinke, who lost his perfect record at Great..." June 13

  • Deranged Dodgers fan gets arrested after defying his ban from Great American Ballpark

    Hardball Talk "So there’s this 40 year-old guy from West Virginia who loves the Dodgers and goes after anyone who dares criticize Yasiel Puig. He showed up at Great American Ballpark during the Dodgers-Reds series and got arrested. No, it is not me. Rather, it’s Tony Sexton, who a few years ago got banned..." June 13

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    #Dodgers expected to activate C A.J. Ellis tomorrow.

  • Offense picks up as Cueto, Reds blank Dodgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "For the Reds to turn this season around, the big names on the roster are going to have to come up, well, big. Wednesday night, they did. Johnny Cueto pitched like an ace like usual. And the big-name hitters came through as well. That hasn't happened a lot this year. So the Reds' 5-0 victory..." June 12

  • 28d
    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Chad Billinsgley's rehab has been halted. He'll see doctor after his bullpen did not go well.

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