Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Adams' homer lifts Cards over Dodgers in 16th

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- As Friday night bled into Saturday morning and he was still playing baseball, Matt Adams thought it would be nice to go home. So the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman did just that, launching the second 16th-inning game-winner of his career at 12:25 a.m. to beat the Los Angeles..." July 23

  • Mike Piazza was terrifying and the Dodgers should have kept him

    SB Nation "In 1993, the San Francisco Giants won 103 games and missed the postseason. Unless the wild card system is eliminated in the future, that will be the last time in baseball history something like that happens. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Mike Piazza was a rookie, and..." July 22

  • Dodgers impressed with the way Julio Urias has handled season of uncertainty, first-place opponents

    Orange County Register "Now what? For the third time this season, the Dodgers turned to 19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias to fill a short-term need in their starting rotation. Urias went four innings in Thursday’s 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals after left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu went on the DL with elbow..." July 22

  • Indians To Sign Joe Thatcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Indians have agreed to a minor league deal with lefty Joe Thatcher, according to SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo (via Twitter). He had been released by the Dodgers after opting out of his deal with the team. Thatcher, 34, has seen action in each of the last nine major league seasons, but has yet..." July 22

  • Dodgers' Turner homers twice to hand Strasburg first loss

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Justin Turner made a concentrated effort late last month to start looking to pull the ball to left field, according to manager Dave Roberts. The results certainly have been sparkling, as the right-handed Turner has six home runs and 16 RBIs in 16 games this month. Turner..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Dodgers looking for help, CarGo and Bruce will get looks

    Today's Knuckleball "The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking hard for a bat as well as an arm, and seem to be in win-now mode. While they are expected to at least talk about Carlos Gonzalez, they are expecting the price to be quite high. Jay Bruce remains a possibility, as well, and probably a much more likely..." July 21

  • Report: Good chance Chris Archer ends up with Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this month, and he may be inching closer to a new destination. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that he has been told by an executive that the chances of Archer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers are..." July 21

  • Don't pull the plug on the Dodgers' playoff hopes ... yet

    Sporting News "Alex Wood might be done for the season. The lefty, the Dodgers announced Wednesday on Twitter, is undergoing something called “ an arthroscopic debridement of his left elbow .” Sounds awful. Sounds made-up ( it’s not ). In this season of cascading Dodgers disasters, though, it sounds about..." July 21

  • Surgery a possibility for Kershaw; Roberts 'hopeful' for 2016 return

    The Score "One day after Clayton Kershaw was shut down indefinitely, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested surgery is a more likely avenue to repair the herniated disc in the left-hander's back and is merely "hopeful" the 28-year-old can return in 2016. "With the way it flared up, it's more..." July 21

  • Dodgers starter Alex Wood to have elbow surgery

    Hardball Talk "The latest from the intensive care unit that is the Dodgers pitching staff: Alex Wood will undergo arthroscopic elbow debridement surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks. Wood hasn’t pitched since the end of May, but was on his way back. He was facing live hitters and was on the verge..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Rival exec: Dodgers 'big-game hunting' for impact move

    The Score "With ambitions of reaching the World Series for the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be major players leading into the non-waiver trade deadline. Sitting 4 1/2 games back of the San Francisco Giants in the division and occupying a wild-card spot, the Dodgers are..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Clayton Kershaw suffers setback, return to Dodgers 'uncertain'

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been on the disabled list since late June with mild disc herniation in his lower back. He threw 60 pitches in a simulated game on Saturday, but manager Dave Roberts said the lefty “didn’t feel great” on Sunday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times..." July 20

  • Dodgers Place Hyun-jin Ryu, Casey Fien On 15-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have announced that lefty Hyun-jin Ryu is headed back to the 15-day DL, this time with elbow soreness. Jon Heyman of Fan Rag had reported earlier that Ryu would miss his scheduled start tomorrow. He’ll be joined there by righty Casey Fien, with center fielder Joc Pederson and lefty..." July 19

  • Utley, Kazmir stand out in Dodgers' 8-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Before Tuesday's game, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts reported that star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who is on the disabled list, had a setback and is not sure when he will pitch again. After the game Roberts was praising another Los Angeles pitcher who doesn't throw as..." July 19

  • The Dodgers and Rays are talking trade, but for who?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is Aug. 1 this year — usually it’s July 31, but that’s a Sunday, so MLB pushed things back a day. As we’re about two-thirds of the way through July, we’re going to start seeing a whole bunch of rumors pop up, many of which will never come to pass — but that won’t be the case for..." July 19

  • Dodgers activate Joc Pederson

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers recalled center fielder Joc Pederson from the disabled list before their series opener against the Nationals on Tuesday after he missed 15 games with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. The club placed reliever Casey Fien on the 15-day disabled list with elbow tendonitis to..." July 19

  • Dodgers are open to trading struggling Yasiel Puig

    Fox Sports "Player Y is one of the game's least productive right fielders. Yet, he is not the only below-average hitter in his team's outfield, which ranks last in the majors in batting average and near the bottom in on-base and slugging percentage, too. Would it make sense for Player Y's team to look for..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Barrett keeps calm as D-backs fend off Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona catcher Tuffy Gosewisch had a simple message when he visited Jake Barrett on the mound in the ninth inning Sunday. "I reminded him you have to breathe," Gosewisch said. "You have to relax. Nobody is good when they are tense. Just be yourself." The message did not..." July 17

  • Dodgers not interested in rushing Kershaw back from injury

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers are content with giving ace Clayton Kershaw all the time he needs. Though currently only 5 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West, manager Dave Roberts isn't eager to etch a date in stone for the southpaw starter's return from a mild disk herniation,..." July 17

  • Dodgers among clubs scouting Archer

    MLB.com "Because they can never have enough pitching, the Dodgers were among clubs scouting the Friday night start of Tampa Bay's Chris Archer. Despite a 4-13 record and 4.68 ERA, Archer is an obvious candidate for the Dodgers because he's with the Rays, having been acquired by current Dodgers..." July 17

  • Taylor's grand slam powers Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Chris Taylor had the game of his young career Friday, when his first career homer was a grand slam, he drove in six runs and finished a single short of the cycle. "Mentally it's big to have a game like this, especially pretty early in my season in the big leagues," the Los Angeles..." July 16

  • Trayce Thompson out of action with lower back irritation

    Orange County Register "The past 21 times the Dodgers faced a left-handed starting pitcher, Trayce Thompson was in the starting lineup. But Thompson is not in there as the Dodgers open the second half against Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin. Thompson is apparently dealing with lower back..." July 16

  • Dodgers place Thompson on DL with back issue

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers have a new injury to deal with, as they've placed outfielder Trayce Thompson on the 15-day disabled list with lower back irritation, the team announced Saturday. Thompson missed the Dodgers' first game back from the All-Star break on Friday due to the issue. Manager Dave..." July 16

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw could return as early as next week

    ESPN "The Dodgers will head into the second half of the season with a full head of steam and some good news to go along with it. Clayton Kershaw, who hasn't pitched since June 26 because of a mild disk herniation in his lower back, could be back on the mound as early as next week, or by the end of..." July 15

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • Why would the Dodgers want to trade Yasiel Puig?

    MLB Daily Dish "Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the Dodgers were talking about trading Yasiel Puig, and my colleague Chris Cotillo discussed it this morning. It’s a shocking development for a guy who was once considered one of the bright young stars in the game, but who has struggled with injuries,..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Dodgers may trade Yasiel Puig

    MLB Daily Dish "The Dodgers are considering trading outfielder Yasiel Puig before the non-waiver trade deadline, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. No suitors are yet known for Puig, though he will likely draw strong interest due to his raw talent and age (25). Puig has hit just .258/.316/.389 with..." July 11

  • Maeda fans 13 as Dodgers down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Pitching backwards enabled right-hander Kenta Maeda to record his most dominant performance of the season. Maeda amassed a season-high 13 strikeouts and allowed just two hits in seven innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday at..." July 10

  • Clayton Kershaw throws first bullpen session for Dodgers since back injury

    Los Angeles Times "On Sunday morning, the final day before the All-Star break, Clayton Kershaw took a sizable step toward his return to the Dodgers. He threw a light bullpen session before his team faced San Diego, which marked the first time he threw off a mound since receiving an epidural injection on June 29 to..." July 10

  • Grandal hits 3 homers as Dodgers pound Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- No hard feelings. But a lot of hard contact. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal hit three home runs against his former team Friday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded out a 10-6 victory over the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Grandal added a pair of singles -- one..." July 09

  • Dodgers reportedly sign Chris Mathewson, Zach McKinstry

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers have reportedly signed a couple more 2016 MLB Draft picks, coming to terms with 19th-round selection Chris Mathewson, a pitcher out of Long Beach State, and agreeing with 33rd-round infielder Zach McKinstry out of Central Michigan. The Dodgers have not announced either..." July 09

  • McCarthy, Dodgers down Padres

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Six days after pitching shutout baseball in his first start in 14 months, right-hander Brandon McCarthy successfully navigated his way through frustration. McCarthy and five relievers combined to concede only three hits in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-3 win over the San Diego..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Pomeranz, Padres spoil Ryu's return for Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "By Jay Paris, The Sports Xchange LOS ANGELES -- San Diego's Drew Pomeranz threw a pitch that didn't register on the radar gun. This offering was one that screamed he belongs in next week's All-Star Game in San Diego. The left-hander hurled seven scoreless innings in beating the Los..." July 08

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu's return means Dodgers gaining more strength

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Dodgers have been unwrapping miles and miles of bandages this season, and they did more unveiling Thursday night. Hyun-Jin Ryu represented the latest Dodgers player to return from injury, firing a wobbly 4⅔ innings at the San Diego Padres in an eventual 6-0 defeat, the Dodgers'..." July 08

  • Dodgers designate Will Venable for assignment

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers made a few roster moves before Thursday's game against the Padres, one to make room for the return of starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and the other to provide some relief for a bullpen that has been worked to the hilt of late. Ryu was activated from the 60-day disabled list and..." July 08

  • Dodgers bullpen getting pushed to the limit

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers bullpen has been taxed of late, and in the three-game series against the Orioles the relievers literally worked overtime. The Dodgers could be in need of a roster move just to add a fresh arm to the bullpen. Especially with Hyun-jin Ryu a giant question mark after missing a year and..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • Dodgers, Nats interested in Jay Bruce?

    ESPN "The Cincinnati Reds are "almost certain" to trade right fielder Jay Bruce as well as a few other players before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline, reports Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Rosenthal lists the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals among the teams interested in Bruce, adding..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Greg Maddux joins UNLV as assistant baseball coach

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Greg Maddux is going back to school in Las Vegas. The Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and 1984 Valley High School graduate will join the UNLV baseball team as a volunteer pitching coach starting in the fall, Rebels coach Stan Stolte announced Wednesday. “To add arguably the smartest player to..." July 07