Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers still unsure of next step for Urias

    MLB.com "The Dodgers are still gathering information on left-hander Julio Urias, who was placed on the seven-day disabled list on June 14 by Triple-A Oklahoma City because of shoulder soreness. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said there is no timetable for when Urias could return from the DL. Roberts said..." June 22

  • Mets' Flores: Puig doesn't understand 'having respect for the game'

    MLB.com "As Yasiel Puig began his jog around the bases after belting a three-run home run in the fourth inning of the Dodgers' 8-2 victory on Wednesday, Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores had words for Puig. Puig decided to take a little extra time to watch his 13th home run of the season -- taking 32..." June 22

  • If back doesn’t heal, Adrian Gonzalez says he might retire when contract ends

    Orange County Register "Adrian Gonzalez has been dealing with back pain on and off since 2012 – more frequently on than off over the past two years. He is not willing to put up with it much longer. The Dodgers’ veteran first baseman said he went to the DL for the first time in his 14-year career last month “in good..." June 22

  • Cody Bellinger Could Win MVP As a Rookie ... Says Ex-World Series Champ

    TMZ "Forget Rookie of the Year -- Cody Bellinger already has MVP chops ... so says L.A. Dodgers analyst/former Dodger Jerry Hairston. "He is a legit MVP candidate," Hairston told TMZ Sports before Tuesday night's game at Dodger Stadium ... a 12-0 L.A. blowout that saw Bellinger slug home run #22..." June 21

  • Dave Roberts calls out Dodgers fans over weak All-Star voting

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB All-Star Game may be meaningless to a lot of people, but Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is disappointed with the number of votes some of his players have received. In particular, Roberts can’t understand how Corey Seager is not the leading vote-getter at shortstop for the..." June 21

  • Cody Bellinger sets major league record with 21 home runs through first 51 games

    Hardball Talk "Cody Bellinger boosted the Dodgers’ lead from 1-0 to 4-0 with a three-run home run against Mets starter Zack Wheeler in the first inning. In doing so, he tied the major league record as the fastest to reach 20 home runs. Bellinger, Gary Sanchez (2016), and Wally Berger (1930) each needed 51 games...." June 20

  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez: Looking at All-Star break return after epidural

    Los Angeles Times "First baseman Adrian Gonzalez received an epidural injection to combat the discomfort stemming from the herniated disk in his back, manager Dave Roberts said. Gonzalez has been on the disabled list for one week. Roberts said the Dodgers “hope” he can return before the All-Star break, which is..." June 20

  • Dodgers move Kenta Maeda back to the bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Despite throwing five solid innings against the Reds on Sunday, manager Dave Roberts said that Kenta Maeda is moving back to the bullpen, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Maeda, 29, has had a tough season, carrying a 5.16 ERA through his 10th start. He then moved to the bullpen..." June 20

  • Yasiel Puig says he was forced to stop having fun, doesn’t feel like same player

    Larry Brown Sports "When Yasiel Puig first came into the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he looked like one of baseball’s next superstars. Four years later, the outfielder is hitting just barely over .240 after an underwhelming 2016 season. You can blame baseball’s unwritten rules for that. As part of an..." June 19

  • Notorious ballhawk Zack Hample rejected by Clayton Kershaw

    Larry Brown Sports "Zack Hample tends to get his way when he attends baseball games, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday. Hample, who is notorious for being a “ballhawk” and has collected over 9,000 balls, said on Twitter that he was rejected by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw when seeking a special ball. Hample..." June 19

  • Dodgers 1B/OF Cody Bellinger homers again, continuing quietly incredible rookie season

    The Comeback "It turns out Aaron Judge is not the only massive rookie outfielder with huge power who’s taking his league by storm while playing for one of baseball’s marquee franchises. Dodgers 21-year-old Cody Bellinger homered Saturday afternoon against the Reds, for his 19th long-ball of the season and..." June 18

  • Dodgers not intimidated by NL West race: 'We're the best team in the division'

    Los Angeles Times "Managers often feign ignorance about their team’s place in the standings, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts sees little reason to ignore the race unfolding around his team. At this early juncture in the season, only five teams have won 40 games or more. Three reside in the National League..." June 18

  • Dodgers option Ross Stripling to Triple-A

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching staff had a rough afternoon on Thursday in Cleveland, as the Indians battered them for 12 runs on 15 hits. In an attempt to fortify the bullpen ahead of their weekend series in Cincinnati, the Dodgers announced Friday that they have recalled right-hander Josh..." June 16

  • Nationals believe Dodgers will try to sign Bryce Harper

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper is widely expected to sign a record-breaking contract if and when he becomes a free agent in the winter of 2019, and one team with pockets deep enough to add him will be the Los Angeles Dodgers. But are they a legitimate suitor for the star outfielder? Jon Heyman of FanRag..." June 16

  • Dodgers could surprise for Quintana

    Fanrag Sports "Could the Dodgers be a surprise entry in the Jose Quintana sweepstakes? They certainly have the prospects to get a deal done, and there’s a belief ChiSox people are eyeing them. While the Astros, Pirates and Yankees have been suggested to be the most likely landing spots, the White Sox were..." June 16

  • Dodgers minor leaguer Jair Jurrjens suspended 80 games after testing positive for exogenous Testosterone

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced on Thursday evening that Dodgers minor league pitcher Jair Jurrjens has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for exogenous Testosterone. Jurrjens, 31, signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers at the end of March after pitching for Team Netherlands in..." June 16

  • Bellinger interested in potential Derby showing

    MLB.com "Since his promotion to the Major Leagues on April 25, no player has hit more home runs than Cody Bellinger with 18. So would the 21-year-old slugger consider an appearance in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby? The Dodgers visit the Marlins right after the All-Star break, so Bellinger would already be..." June 15

  • Maddon invites Mattingly to join All-Star coaching staff in Miami

    MLB.com "Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who will manage the National League team in the All-Star Game next month, met with Major League Baseball officials on Wednesday to discuss the event, and he said he's invited Marlins skipper Don Mattingly to be on the coaching staff. Maddon said all of the Cubs'..." June 15

  • Dodgers' Julio Urias to get shoulder examined; Yasiel Puig appeals MLB punishment for gesture

    Los Angeles Times "A fitful season for Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias took a concerning turn this week, and now the left-hander is headed back to Los Angeles so team doctor Neal ElAttrache can examine his sore left shoulder. The triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers placed Urias on the disabled list Wednesday. Urias..." June 15

  • Yasiel Puig suspended one game for obscene gesture in Cleveland

    USA Today "Yasiel Puig was suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for his obscene gesture to Cleveland Indians fans during a game at Progressive Field on Tuesday. Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers' occasionally mercurial outfielder, appealed the suspension and is expected to play tonight. " June 14

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • The case for Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger as unanimous Rookies of the Year

    Fox Sports "In five of the past six seasons, either the AL or the NL has produced a unanimous rookie of the year (Craig Kimbrel in 2011, Mike Trout in 2012, Jose Abreu in 2014, Kris Bryant in 2015 and Corey Seager in 2016). But a strong case can be made that both leagues will have a unanimous winner this..." June 14

  • Dodgers Yasiel Puig on gesture toward Indians fans: 'I stooped to their level'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig says he reacted and stooped to the level of Cleveland Indians fans who were heckling him Tuesday when he made an obscene gesture toward the stands after hitting a home run. "It happened suddenly," Puig said through a translator after Los Angeles' 7-5 win. "It's..." June 14

  • Yasiel Puig flipped off hecklers at Progressive Field

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was on the receiving end of some jeers from Indians fans at Progressive Field during Tuesday night’s game against the Indians. He responded by flipping them the double bird after homering in the top of the second inning. Chad Moriyama of Dodgers Digest captured a..." June 14

  • Dodgers Activate Joc Pederson, Send Adrian Gonzalez To DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers announced that outfielder Joc Pederson has been activated from the seven-day concussion DL. To clear a roster spot, the team sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to the 10-day DL with what the club is calling lower-back discomfort. Both players came into the season slated for regular..." June 13

  • Kenley Jansen still hasn’t walked a batter this season

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen notched his 11th save of the season — and the 200th of his career — with a scoreless ninth inning during Sunday’s 9-7 victory over the Reds. He struck out one and, as usual, he did not walk a batter. Jansen, 29, has now pitched 26 1/3 innings on the season, racking..." June 12

  • Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda thankful to take part in Old-Timer's Day

    Los Angeles Times "Two weeks after undergoing surgery to replace the pacemaker in his heart, Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda said he was overwhelmed by the support he received from fans during a recent hospitalization. Lasorda, 89, visited Dodger Stadium on Saturday for the Old-Timer’s Game. Lasorda..." June 11

  • Dodgers place Sergio Romo on 10-day disabled list with sprained ankle

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers’ right-hander Sergio Romo was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle, the team announced Friday. The move is retroactive to June 8. The club has yet to divulge the cause of Romo’s injury or give a concrete timeline for his return. Romo, 34, is having a little..." June 10

  • Justin Turner back from DL to give Dodgers boost

    Sporting News "The Dodgers activated third baseman Justin Turner ahead of Friday night's game against the Reds. Turner had been out since May 18 with a right hamstring strain. He was batting a tidy .379 with one home run and 17 RBIs before his injury. Turner needed just one game in his rehab stint." June 09

  • Twins claim Chris Heston off waivers from the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "Twins senior director of communications Dustin Morse announced on Wednesday that the team claimed pitcher Chris Heston off waivers from the Dodgers. This comes just two weeks after the Dodgers claimed Heston off waivers from the Mariners, so it’s been a busy time for the right-hander. The Twins..." June 08

  • Dodgers reportedly targeting pitching upgrades

    CBS Sports "It's June, and among other baseball considerations, that means it's time to keep one eye on the approaching July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. One contender/buyer expected to be active leading up to the deadline is the Dodgers. They're angling for their fifth consecutive NL West title, and while..." June 08

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen sets MLB record for strikeouts without a walk

    Sporting News "After Brewers closer Corey Knebel blew a save to spoil a stellar outing by Jimmy Nelson, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was put in a position to set a new MLB record. Jansen worked the final two innings of the Dodgers' 2-1 victory and struck out four batters to get the win in the 12-inning affair..." June 04

  • Dodgers tie MLB record by striking out 26 Brewers

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers tied an MLB record on Friday night when they struck out 26 Milwaukee Brewers during the team’s 2-1 victory in 12 innings. The other three instances in MLB history all occurred during games that took 17-plus innings to complete. During the game, starting pitcher..." June 03

  • Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen sets MLB record for strikeouts without a walk

    Sporting News "After Brewers closer Corey Knebel blew a save to spoil a stellar outing by Jimmy Nelson, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was put in a position to set a new MLB record. Jansen worked the final two innings of the Dodgers' 2-1 victory and struck out four batters to get the win in the 12-inning affair..." June 03

  • Dodgers acquire Jason Wheeler from Twins

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers acquired Twins’ lefty reliever Jason Wheeler for cash considerations, the team announced on Friday. In a corresponding move, the Dodgers shifted third baseman Rob Segedin to the 60-day disabled list to clear space for Wheeler on the 40-man roster. The rookie southpaw was optioned to..." June 03

  • Clayton Kershaw becomes third-fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 career strikeouts

    USA Today "Los Angeles Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw became the third-fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 career strikeouts Friday night at the Milwaukee Brewers. Kershaw reached the milestone with his fourth strikeout of the game, getting Brewers shortstop Jonathan Villar to swing through a high..." June 03

  • L.A. Dodgers Burglars Punished For Masked Stadium Theft

    TMZ "The two L.A. Dodgers security guards who donned masks and stole a ton of gear from the team clubhouse have finally been punished ... and are officially banned from the memorabilia biz. We broke the story ... Fernando Sierra and Juan Dedios Prada were caught on video in 2015 sneaking around..." June 02

  • Alex Wood reportedly still dealing with sternum discomfort

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Wood might not be returning to the Dodgers rotation any time soon. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports on Thursday that Wood has flown home for further examination by team doctors, having progressed more slowly than the Dodgers had hoped. Manager Dave Roberts also said that,..." June 02

  • Hector Olivera to sign with Sugar Land Skeeters

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former Major Leaguer Hector Olivera has signed a contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, reports Robert Murray of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). The 32-year-old Olivera hasn’t played since early in the 2016 season thanks first and foremost to a domestic abuse..." May 30

  • Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger is off to record-setting start – and will get better

    Fox Sports "Cody Bellinger possesses that rarest of baseball gifts. “He has the ability,” Dodgers first base coach George Lombard said, “to make everything look easy.” Lombard said that the Dodgers’ staff didn’t know Bellinger all that well at the start of spring training. His arm proved better than..." May 30

  • Dodgers' Gutierrez forced from game due to autoimmune problem

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was not in manager Dave Roberts’ starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s matchup against the Chicago Cubs. However, it appears as though Puig will now be forced to play almost the entire game in relief of fellow outfielder Franklin Gutierrez. Puig..." May 29

  • Dodgers Place Alex Wood On DL, Select Contract Of Brandon Morrow

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are placing left-hander Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list due to inflammation in his left SC joint, tweets Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. In a corresponding move, the Dodgers have selected the contract of veteran right-hander Brandon Morrow, shifting fellow righty..." May 29

  • Tommy Lasorda released from hospital following heart surgery

    SI "Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was released from the hospital and is at home resting comfortably after undergoing surgery on Thursday to replace the pacemaker in his heart, the team announced. The Dodgers made the procedure public on Friday morning. Lasorda, 89, had..." May 29

  • Reds acquire Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "The Reds acquired utilityman Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. This is the second time that the Dodgers have traded Sweeney. The club sent him to the Phillies along with John Richy in August 2015..." May 28

  • Dodgers transfer Andrew Toles and Scott Kazmir to the 60-day disabled list

    Yardbarker "Friday was a busy day for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The club claimed infielder Mike Freeman and pitcher Chris Heston from the Seattle Mariners. To make room, Andrew Toles and Scott Kazmir were moved to the 60-day disabled list. Kazmir started the season on the disabled list and has yet to pitch..." May 27

  • Dodgers' Roberts: 'We're a better team' than Cubs this year

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers open a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Dodger Stadium and manager Dave Roberts still has last year’s National League Championship Series on his mind. The Cubs defeated the Dodgers in six games to win the pennant, and eventually went on to win the..." May 27

  • Tommy Lasorda undergoes surgery to replace pacemaker

    Los Angeles Times "Tommy Lasorda, the Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, underwent surgery on Thursday to replace his pacemaker. The Dodgers announced the procedure Friday morning. In a statement, the team indicated Lasorda is “doing well and looking forward to returning to Dodger Stadium.” " May 26

  • Dodgers Claim Mike Freeman, Chris Heston

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have claimed two players off waivers from the Mariners, the teams announced today. Infielder Mike Freeman and righty Chris Heston are now headed to the Los Angeles organization. Both players have been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to open their tenures with the new club. To..." May 26

  • 10 best young players in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2017 MLB regular season is nearly two months old and perhaps more than anything else, it’s clear the new crop of talent is among the best we’ve seen in years, if not decades. Young stars line rosters, rookies are the center of attention, and that has created a universal excitement around the..." May 24