Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers top Rockies, inch closer to title

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers endured another injury to their starting rotation but that did little to derail them as they inched closer to a franchise-record fourth straight National League West title. Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier homered, and the Dodgers captured a 5-2 victory..." September 24

  • Kazmir exits after 19 pitches with intercostal injury

    Los Angeles Times "At 7:10 p.m. Friday night at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir hiked up his right leg, uncorked his body, and delivered a pitch to Yasmani Grandal. And then he turned around and waited, and eventually repeated the exercise. His warmup sessions, already extended earlier this season..." September 24

  • Roberts: Dodgers players frustrated over sporadic playing time

    Fox Sports "As clubs employ a greater number of platoons, players sometimes grow frustrated with a lack of regular playing time. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged Friday that several players have conveyed such frustration to him as the team continues its march to the NL West title. “You would..." September 24

  • Grandal homers twice to power Dodgers past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Yasmani Grandal figured simplifying his approach would produce the best result. "I was just trying to get a bat on the ball, and good things happen when you put the bat on the ball," the Los Angeles Dodgers catcher said. Grandal homered twice, including a go-ahead grand..." September 23

  • Yasiel Puig wants to play winter ball in Dominican Republic

    Orange County Register "Yasiel Puig hasn’t played winter baseball since he was 21, a few months after he successfully defected from Cuba. Puig played 20 games for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League in 2012. It was a logical step after his first season in the Dodgers organization, which consisted of 23 games in..." September 23

  • Puig, Dodgers demolish Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Matt Moore said he never felt better before a game. However, those good vibes didn't transfer to the mound Wednesday. Yasiel Puig smacked a three-run home run in the first inning to spark an early surge, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded Moore and the San Francisco Giants..." September 22

  • Manny Ramirez Joining Winter League at 44 Years Old

    12 Up "​Are we shocked to hear the news that Manny Ramirez is back in a baseball uniform playing baseball again? We shouldn't be. According to a report from Antonio Puesan, Manny Ramirez will be joining the Aguilas Cibaenas in the winter league at the ripe age of 44 years old. The last time Ramirez..." September 22

  • Giants blank Dodgers but lose Crawford, Cueto

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even when the San Francisco Giants win these days, bad news comes with it. Solo homers by Eduardo Nunez in the fifth inning and Brandon Belt in the ninth held up for San Francisco in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Though..." September 21

  • The Man. The Voice. The Stories. Vin Scully.

    ESPN "For 67 years, we have been hearing those soothing words come floating out of that voice: The warmest, most welcoming, most melodic voice in the sports universe. And if it feels as if that voice has been a part of your life forever, well ... It probably has. He has been as much a presence..." September 21

  • Dodgers mock Madison Bumgarner with 'Don't Look at Me' shirts

    Sporting News "The Dodgers won't soon let Madison Bumgarner and the Giants forget about Monday's benches-clearing scuffle with Yasiel Puig. Dodgers players Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen all donned "#DONTLOOKATME" T-shirts and covered their eyes prior to Tuesday's game, an ode to Bumgarner's..." September 21

  • Dodgers shock Giants with two runs in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Another meltdown by the San Francisco Giants' bullpen pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to another National League West title. Adrian Gonzalez hit a walk-off double in the ninth inning, capping a two-run rally that gave the Dodgers a stunning 2-1 win over the Giants on..." September 20

  • Dodgers DFA Bud Norris to make room for Alex Wood

    Today's Knuckleball "The Dodgers are parting ways with another veteran pitcher today, but not in the way they usually have this season. Los Angeles actually received good medical news — in the form of Alex Wood being healthy enough to come off the 60-day disabled list — and as a result had too many available..." September 20

  • Master lip-reader Vin Scully narrated the Giants-Dodgers brawl

    CBS Sports "Monday night, before the Dodgers walked off with a win over the Giants (LA 2, SF 1), the two teams got into a bit of a kerfuffle in the seventh inning. Benches cleared, although no punches were thrown. The brawl started apparently because Madison Bumgarner didn't like the way Yasiel Puig looked..." September 20

  • San Francisco Giants Quickly Remove Offensive Tweet

    CBS San Francisco "Yet another key meltdown by the San Francisco bullpen wasn’t the only thing to go seriously wrong for the Giants Monday night. A tweet captured and reported by Yahoo Sports also was the cause of embarrassment for the team. The tweet was sent out by the Giants staff during the game following..." September 20

  • Tempers flare again for Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig

    ESPN "The benches emptied Monday night in another epic battle between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers and team aces Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw. The confrontation started when Bumgarner fielded a ground ball by Yasiel Puig and fired to first for the third out in the seventh..." September 20

  • Dodgers' trio of Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Julio Urias among the best, but handle with care

    USA Today "Starting Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers will do what any other baseball team would be envious of: They will roll out two uber-talented and productive pitchers and have one available in the bullpen — all left-handers — and show off an almost gluttonous level of wealth. With Clayton Kershaw,..." September 19

  • Kazmir develops blister in simulated game "With the Dodgers essentially in tryout mode for a fourth starting pitcher if and when they reach the postseason, there was more bad news Sunday from Scott Kazmir. Kazmir's scheduled Minor League rehab start was wiped out when Triple-A Oklahoma City was eliminated Saturday night. Kazmir instead..." September 19

  • Peterson, Stewart power Dodgers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Brock Stewart saw his opportunity and seized it. The Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie pitcher, replacing Bud Norris as Saturday's starting pitcher, threw five solid innings and got a boost from a two-run homer by Joc Pederson as the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to a 6-2 win over the Arizona..." September 18

  • Dodgers' Alex Wood: Set to be activated Monday

    CBS Sports "Wood (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Monday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. " September 18

  • Diamondbacks outlast Dodgers in 12 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks overcame their major-league-worst pitching to outlast the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9 in 12 innings Sunday afternoon. Brandon Drury ended the marathon by singling home Paul Goldschmidt, who had doubled. Drury went 4-for-5 with two walks for the D-backs...." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Dodgers' Justin Turner doesn't relish free agency, despite strong offensive numbers

    Orange County Register "The way Justin Turner views his impending free agency, he’s been unemployed before and he’ll be unemployed again. Turner was a non-tendered free agent when the New York Mets elected not to offer him a contract following the 2013 season. He was unsigned until February, 2014 when the Dodgers gave..." September 18

  • Bradley pitches Diamondbacks to victory over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Archie Bradley did Thursday what he's struggled all season to do, pitch out of trouble. Bradley threw six-plus solid innings, and Mitch Haniger and Kyle Jensen each homered to help the Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 to open a..." September 16

  • Phillies get young outfielder to complete Ruiz deal "The Phillies acquired outfielder Joey Curletta from the Dodgers on Thursday, completing the club's Carlos Ruiz trade from Aug. 25. Philadelphia had sent Ruiz to Los Angeles for A.J. Ellis in a swap of veteran catchers; as part of the deal, the Phillies also acquired Minor League right-hander..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Yasiel Puig meets with Dodgers fan after accidentally knocking out her tooth

    Fox Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers fan Alyssa Gerharter paid a very high price for a souvenir ball Monday night at Yankees Stadium after the Dodgers won 8-2. Yasiel Puig caught a fly ball for the final out of the game, then tossed the ball into the stands as he's done countless times before - but Gerharter..." September 15

  • Kershaw, Turner lift Dodgers over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Things could not have worked out any better for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday, despite having to deal with two rain delays. Things also developed well for Justin Turner in the ninth inning. Kershaw retired the first 12 hitters and pitched five..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Yasiel Puig throws ball into crowd, sends Dodger fan to hospital

    Fox Sports "From getting demoted to the minor leagues due to a lack of efficiency, to almost getting traded, to coming back to the majors, and now currently in the middle of a highlight-filled hot streak ... it's truly been a roller coaster 2016 season for Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. On..." September 14

  • Vin Scully won't call Dodgers playoff games

    Los Angeles Times "If the Dodgers win the World Series in Vin Scully’s final year, the voice announcing the championship will not belong to Scully. Scully said Tuesday he would not call any Dodgers playoff games on radio, meaning his career will end Oct. 2 in San Francisco. “Otherwise, I’d be saying goodbye..." September 14

  • Puig-Braun Blockbuster Nearly Occurred, Likely To Be Revisited

    MLB Trade Rumors "We heard recently that the Dodgers and Brewers had worked on an August trade that would have sent Yasiel Puig to Milwaukee in exchange for fellow outfielder Ryan Braun. New reports provide interesting new details on the swap, which nearly took place and could well be a viable scenario for the..." September 14

  • Ellsbury, Gregorius power Yankees past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius began Tuesday getting rest but were available if needed. Eventually their bats were required, and their left-handed swings kept the New York Yankees very much alive in their playoff chase. Ellsbury and Gregorius homered on consecutive..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • De Leon, Dodgers dump Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers rookie right-hander Jose De Leon admitted to some nervousness going into his first start at Yankee Stadium, especially since he grew up rooting for the Boston Red Sox in Puerto Rico. Seeing 1,300 fans clad in Dodgers blue in the left field corner helped put..." September 12

  • Urena, Marlins shut down Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Jose Urena needed one more out for his first career shutout. The Miami Marlins right-hander didn't get it, though, allowing an opposite-field single to Josh Reddick with two outs and none on in the ninth. Closer A.J. Ramos got the next batter, combining with Urena to lead..." September 11

  • Scioscia supports Dodgers pulling Hill in perfect game bid

    Orange County Register "Mike Scioscia could empathize with the dilemma Dave Roberts faced on Saturday night. Roberts, the Dodgers manager, pulled Rich Hill after seven perfect innings, fearing that his nagging blister issue might become a problem if he continued to pitch. Roberts explained to reporters after the..." September 11

  • Dave Roberts pulled Rich Hill because of blister concerns

    Larry Brown Sports "Dave Roberts did not take his decision to pull Rich Hill in the middle of a perfect game bid lightly. Apparently fighting tears after his Dodgers shut out the Marlins 5-0 on Saturday, Roberts explained that he removed Hill after seven perfect innings because of concerns about the southpaw’s..." September 11

  • Rich Hill pulled out after seven perfect innings

    Los Angeles Times "The suffering stretched across the face of Dave Roberts. His eyes brimmed red. His stomach roiled with discontent. He had never before experienced a win that felt like a loss, not until Saturday’s 5-0 Dodgers victory over the Miami Marlins, when he made a decision that protected Rich Hill’s..." September 11

  • Scott Kazmir To Undergo Bone Scan, Return Questionable

    MLB Trade Rumors "TODAY: Kazmir will undergo a bone scan in the “thoracic region,” Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register was among those to report (links to Twitter). While results aren’t yet known, skipper Dave Roberts suggested that the lefty will require a “shutdown period” of “a couple weeks.” With less..." September 10

  • Dodgers activate Ethier from DL

    Los Angeles Times "Andre Ethier flew from Los Angeles and met the Dodgers at Marlins Park on Friday, arriving midway through the game. The team plans to activate him on Saturday, Manager Dave Roberts said. Ethier has yet to take a single at-bat for the club since fracturing his leg on a foul ball in March. The..." September 10

  • Hill perfect for seven, Dodgers blank Marlins 5-0

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Los Angeles Dodgers rookie manager Dave Roberts said he felt "sick to my stomach" - and this was after a 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The reason Roberts felt that way was that he made the call - which he felt was in the best interests of the Dodgers - to pull..." September 10

  • Roberts: Kershaw's return counts as 'a win for us' "Clayton Kershaw and Dave Roberts talked as if they had watched different games on Friday night, when the Dodgers' ace returned from the disabled list but took a 4-1 loss to the Marlins. "I think every win is important, but for Clayton to be back on the mound, that's a win for us," the manager..." September 10

  • Dodgers set MLB record with 28 players on DL

    Today's Knuckleball "It wasn’t the most high-profile disabling of a player this season, but when the Los Angeles Dodgers placed RHP Carlos Frias on the 60-day disabled list, they became record-holders of a mark that no team hopes to set when the season begins: the single-season mark for most players placed on the..." September 10

  • Fernandez outpitches Kershaw as Marlins top Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It must be pretty special to be disappointed with a 14-strikeout pitching performance, but that's where Jose Fernandez finds himself, especially when he is at Marlins Park, where he is nearly unbeatable. Fernandez tied his career high with those 14 Ks, improved to 28-2 at home and..." September 09

  • Clayton Kershaw returns in time for Dodgers' stretch run

    USA Today "Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in baseball, will return to the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night after an 11-week absence caused by a herniated disc in his lower back. He is doing so in the wake of Los Angeles expanding its National League West lead over the rival San Francisco..." September 09

  • Stewart, Dodgers complete sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Inexperience on the mound turned into a great experience again for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Yasiel Puig homered, and rookie Brock Stewart captured his first major league win as the Dodgers earned a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete a three-game sweep at..." September 08

  • Where Baseball Announcer Vin Scully Gets His Stories

    Vice Sports "In the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, radio announcer Vin Scully told a story. This particular story was about the Beatles—a band that remains a little modern and edgy for Scully's own musical tastes. Sunday marked the fiftieth..." September 08

  • Stripling, Dodgers dump Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Another team effort boosted the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Five Los Angeles players drove in a run apiece as the Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2 at Dodger Stadium. Justin Turner, pitcher Ross Stripling (who knocked in the..." September 07

  • Dodgers smash Diamondbacks' Greinke

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rookie Corey Seager engaged in chess on a baseball field with one of the major leagues' premier pitchers, and he won. Seager collected three hits, including a double and a home run, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 10-2 rout of the..." September 06

  • Anthopoulos among candidates for Twins president job

    Sportsnet "Alex Anthopoulos has emerged as a candidate to run the Minnesota Twins. Anthopoulos, now the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ vice president of baseball operations, was instrumental in building the 2015 Blue Jays team that ended a 22-year playoff drought in Toronto. The Blue Jays hired Anthopoulos in 2009..." September 06