Dodgers Rumors & News

  • 4h
    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

  • 1d
    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' "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 "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

  • Clayton Kershaw to start opener

    ESPN Los Angeles "Here's how the conversation about Opening Day goes when you have a pitcher of Clayton Kershaw's accomplishments. The Dodgers -- and everyone in baseball -- knew Kershaw would be scheduled to pitch that game before anyone even arrived at Camelback Ranch. Don Mattingly was just waiting for someone..." March 02

  • Dodgers reliever Brandon League credits giving up alcohol to boost in energy

    L.A. Daily News "To hear Dodgers pitcher Brandon League tell it, shedding 20 pounds and giving up alcohol were just a means to the end. The fact that the Dodgers are encouraging players to eat organic food in spring training, and League has been on a paleo diet for months? Pure coincidence. The only purpose..." March 02

  • 6d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Kershaw starts Thursday.

  • 6d
    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Ryu back on mound Monday.

  • 6d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Bedard starts first Spring game Wednesday.

  • 6d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Joel Peralta also scheduled to throw bullpen session Monday

  • 6d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Dodgers sign Travis Witherspoon, a rangy CF with intriguing power/speed potential who has played in #Angels and #Mariners systems.

  • New Dodger Rollins: Mets were No. 2 choice "Jimmy Rollins spent a lot of years with the Philadelphia Phillies antagonizing New York Mets fans with his swagger and competitive spirit. He was among a select group of opposing players that fans in Flushing Meadows most loved to hate. But when Rollins assembled his choice of preferred..." February 28

  • 7d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Kenley Jansen now has a boot that will allow him to pit weight on his repaired foot.

  • 9d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Dodgers will sign pitcher Chad Gaudin NRI.

  • 9d
    Eric Stephen @truebluela

    Hyun-jin Ryu out today with mid-back tightness

  • 9d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Interesting: Don Mattingly would not commit completely to Jimmy Rollins in leadoff spot when asked about it this morning. #Dodgers

  • San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks

    Hardball Talk "There has been increasing sentiment around baseball that something should be done about the use of smokeless tobacco by ballplayers. At one point Bud Selig claimed he’d propose a ban on it across all of baseball. While that hasn’t happened, the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement did outlaw..." February 25

  • Don Mattingly expects no problems with Andre Ethier

    True Blue L.A. "Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier showed up early to Dodgers camp on Monday, two days before the required reporting date for position players at Camelback Ranch. Ethier will be part of a competition for a starting spot in the outfield with rookie Joc Pederson, and manager Don Mattingly said he..." February 24

  • Dodgers' Ethier wants a trade if not starting

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers were hoping they were done with the drama that comes with having an excess of well-paid outfielders after they traded Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres over the winter, but the storyline could linger. Andre Ethier, who was the odd man out for most of the second half of..." February 24

  • 10d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Zack Greinke is listed to throw his first bullpen session today after an elbow injection last week.

  • Andre Ethier thinks he will have a chance to start for the Dodgers

    Los Angeles Times "Andre Ethier thinks he’ll have a chance to be an everyday player in the Dodgers' outfield. “I would hope so and think so,” Ethier said. “With me still being here, I have to assume that they’re at least considering it.” The Dodgers traded Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres over the winter, but..." February 24

  • Jansen, Dodgers relieved after MRI delivers good news "Kenley Jansen hobbled into the Dodgers' clubhouse Monday on crutches with his left foot in a cast to his mid-shin, feeling pretty lucky. When the doctors tell you that a growth in your foot isn't life-threatening, you feel lucky. Jansen said he had been feeling increasing discomfort after..." February 23

  • Dodgers Sign Reliever Dustin McGowan To One-Year Deal

    Ddogers Nation "Los Angeles Dodgers fans awoke to news Monday morning that prized Cuban prospect is expected to sign with the Boston Red Sox for a signing bonus that is believed to be near $30 million. Shortly after reports of Moncada’s decision being in, the Dodgers officially announced the signing of Dustin..." February 23

  • 12d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Expect the Dodgers to sign free-agent reliever Dustin McGowan, who is at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. The club has not confirmed an agreement.

  • Yankees, Red Sox, Padres may lead on Moncada; Dodgers 'lurking' "The Yankees, Red Sox and Padres are perceived by some executives as the favorites to sign Cuban wunderkind infielder Yoan Moncada, with the Dodgers "lurking," and the Brewers and others possibly still in the picture as the well-watched derby heads toward a conclusion. Two executives agreed that..." February 22

  • 12d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Brandon Beachy has $2.75M guaranteed on dodgers deal for year plus option @Ken_Rosenthal 1st w/agreement

  • Catcher Solis, Dodgers part ways over contractual issue " Non-roster catcher Ali Solis had a contractual issue and is no longer in camp with the Dodgers. Solis, 27, had brief appearances in the big leagues with the Padres in 2012 and Tampa Bay last year." February 22

  • 13d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Joel Peralta throwing behind schedule for unspecified physical issue, according to Don Mattingly.

  • 13d
    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Zack Greinke had a lubricating injection in elbow Thursday as precautionry measure to prevent annaul spring dead arm. Shut down a dew days.

  • Dodgers won't use Ellis as Kershaw's personal catcher "Don Mattingly and Andrew Friedman agree that A.J. Ellis won't be the personal catcher for Clayton Kershaw. Mattingly said he doesn't want to be boxed in by that limitation as manager and Friedman, president of baseball operations, concurred, adding that Ellis and new catcher Yasmani Grandal..." February 20

  • Dodgers reportedly may land top Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Fox Sports "Yoan Moncada is not the only Cuban player drawing interest from the Dodgers on the international market. Peter Bjarkman, a prominent author and expert on Cuban baseball, reported Monday that he believes free-agent infielder Hector Olivera will sign with the Dodgers. Bjarkman also reported..." February 17

  • Kenley Jansen expected to miss 8-12 weeks after foot surgery

    MLB Blogs "In the “Better now than in six months” category comes the following announcement from the Dodgers’ public relations department: This morning at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Dodger pitcher Kenley Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. This was discovered when..." February 17

  • 19d
    David Aardsma @TheDA53

    Excited to be with the @Dodgers this season. Should be a great year! #keepworking Thank you @TopVelocity for believing in me

  • 20d
    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Asked Hanley Ramirez if he'd have moved to outfield for any team or just #RedSox. "I belong here. Anything it takes to go back to Boston."

  • 22d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Moncada worked out today for #Dodgers in Clearwater, FL. A number of the team’s top executives were in attendance.

  • Magic Johnson interested in Los Angeles NFL team

    USA Today "Earvin "Magic" Johnson is open to dishing out another big assist ... to the NFL. The NBA icon told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that he can envision becoming involved with whatever NFL franchise ultimately lands in Los Angeles, which would bolster local presence as the league ponders a return to..." February 10

  • The Top 10 MLB Lineups For 2015

    Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09

  • Ted Lilly avoids jail in fraud case with plea agreement

    Los Angeles Times "Don’t try to figure it. Some things are just beyond us. Like F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, the rich are different from you and me. Maybe rich athletes from modest backgrounds even more so. Regardless, the curious case of ex-Dodger Ted Lilly and the alleged false claim on his $210,000 recreational..." February 07

  • 30d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Some other teams view the Dodgers as the strong favorite in the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes.

  • Greinke not convinced Dodgers have improved

    ESPN Los Angeles "Last spring, Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten said pitcher Zack Greinke, “has this endearing, contrarian quality to him that we all know and love.” Greinke’s loveable candor, if that’s the term for it, resurfaced again at Saturday’s FanFest, when he offered a far-from-fawning analysis..." February 03

  • Giants' Krukow: Dodgers OF Puig 'just young and dumb'

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants-Dodgers rivalry is one of the best in all of sports. Yasiel Puig disagrees with that statement. "If we can beat (the Cardinals), we can win the World Series. We have to pass through them. They're our principal rivals, not San Francisco, not anyone else,” Puig said in Spanish last..." February 03

  • Zack Greinke not sold on Dodgers' winter makeover

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers won 94 games last year, repeating as champion of the National League West. They could open the season with a new second baseman, shortstop, catcher and center fielder, with newcomers in 40% of the starting rotation and 50% of the bullpen. Are they better? Zack Greinke isn't buying..." February 01

  • Phillies sign veteran pitcher Billingsley "Many of the Phillies' offseason moves, via trade and free agency, have addressed starting pitching. They added another arm to the mix Thursday when they signed veteran righthander Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Billingsley, 30, has not pitched since 2013 after undergoing..." January 30

  • 37d
    ONYX Sports Mgmt. @ONYXSM

    Former Cincinnati @Reds and Philadelphia @Phillies LHP Jeremy Horst has signed a minor league contract with the L.A. @Dodgers. #Dodgers

  • 38d
    Brett Anderson @BAnderson_30

    .@DodgerInsider @Dodgers Well now I know my number.

  • Adrian Gonzalez confident in 'deeper lineup' for Dodgers

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had an MLB-best 116 RBI in 2014, mostly batting in front of the likes of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez. While both players are no longer part of the Dodgers' batting order, Gonzalez is not worried about lineup protection, per the Los Angeles Times. "I think..." January 27

  • 38d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Sources: Brewers, #Rangers, #Giants, #Yankees, #RedSox, #Padres & #Dodgers among teams to see Moncada in private workouts this month.

  • 39d
    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada worked out for the Dodgers this morning. They remain a significant threat because of deep pockets.

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