Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Kershaw doesn't think he can win 300 games

    The Score "Only 24 pitchers in big-league history have been able to crack the 300-win mark. Clayton Kershaw doesn't believe he'll become No. 25. The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander, who is arguably the game's best pitcher, is nearly halfway to 300 career wins (145) in his age-30 season, but that isn't..." April 24

  • MLB Rumors: Dodgers Could Offer Harper a Massive Short-Term Deal

    12 Up "​This would be insane. The Los Angeles Dodgers came within one win of a World Series last year, falling just short to the Houston Astros in Game 7. However, they have all the talent in the world to get back to the top, and ​could add even more in the future. Bryce Harper is getting ready..." April 23

  • Dave Roberts trying to get Joc Pederson ‘going a little bit’

    Orange County Register "Dave Roberts is nothing if not optimistic. The Dodgers manager has started his fourth outfielder, Joc Pederson, in three consecutive games despite Pederson dragging a .176 batting average and .535 OPS into Saturday’s game. Roberts has responded similarly each time he has been questioned about..." April 23

  • Dodgers’ Walker Buehler To Start Monday

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers will recall right-hander Walker Buehler from Triple-A Oklahoma City and start him against the Marlins on Monday, according to a team announcement. It’ll be the first major league start for the 23-year-old Buehler, one of the most highly regarded pitching prospects in..." April 22

  • Kenley Jansen declares ‘I’m good now’ after solid outing

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenley Jansen is working to regain the form that has made him one of the best closers in baseball for the past several seasons, and his performance on Saturday night indicated he may be on his way to doing just that. Jansen came on in a non-save situation in the ninth inning of an eventual 4-0..." April 22

  • MLB rumors: Yankees stealing Clayton Kershaw from Dodgers in free agency?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As the Yankees try to get out of an early-season hole, the future is bright. That can (and still should) be said about this current season. Despite a tough start, there's too much talent in the Bronx for this season to end up totally in the gutter. But even if the 2018 Yankees don't reach the..." April 20

  • Kenley Jansen not in danger of losing closer role despite struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers will continue to give struggling reliever Kenley Jansen a fairly long leash. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that he was not considering moving Jansen out of the closer role and indicated that the two-time All-Star had earned the spot, per Bill Plunkett of..." April 19

  • Dodgers place Hill on DL with finger issue

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have placed starting pitcher Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his finger. The 38-year-old pitcher told the Los Angeles times the DL stint is precautionary." April 18

  • What to make of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen's puzzling, troubling start

    CBS Sports "Much of the baseball fans in the eastern and central time zones woke up to seeing Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen had blown another save. This time it came against the Padres and he really should have lost the game. First up, Eric Hosmer went yard: That's a 90 mile-per-hour cutter that was pretty..." April 18

  • Dodgers' Chase Utley reaches oddly impressive milestone

    Sportsnaut "Chase Utley may not be the hitter that he once was. But the Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman still knows how to get on base. Utley was hit by a pitch in the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the San Diego Padres. It was a milestone, of sorts. While the game wasn’t stopped to honor the..." April 18

  • Dodgers Acquire Ariel Hernandez From Reds For Zach Neal, Ibandel Isabel

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds and Dodgers have announced a swap that will send starter Zach Neal and first baseman Ibandel Isabel to Cincinnati. In return, the Los Angeles organization acquires recently designated reliever Ariel Hernandez. Neal had already cleared waivers after being designated in the first week of..." April 17

  • Yasiel Puig Hires Beverly Hills Sports Council

    Fanrag Sports "Yasiel Puig, the mercurial Los Angeles Dodgers star who was unceremoniously and shockingly dumped by his longtime agency just before spring training, has hired Beverly Hills Sports Council and Cesar Suarez of that agency to represent him. “We are proud to welcome Yasiel to the BHSC family,”..." April 16

  • Dodgers' Logan Forsythe leaves game with right shoulder discomfort

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Logan Forsythe left Saturday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with discomfort in his right shoulder and will have an MRI, the team said. Forsythe, normally a second baseman, has been filling in at third for the injured Justin Turner. Kike Hernandez..." April 15

  • MLB Rumors: Early clubhouse guess is Kershaw opts out

    Fanrag Sports "Superstar Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is “totally focused” on the season, and not his coming negotiation, according to friends. And if you know Kershaw, you believe that. But that doesn’t mean the speculation isn’t starting regarding his call whether to opt out after the year...." April 13

  • Why MLB will continue to have bench-clearing brawls

    USA Today "Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines for Wednesday’s bench-clearing brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees, with Boston pitcher Joe Kelly and New York first baseman Tyler Austin getting banished six and five games, respectively. Soon to follow will be discipline for the Rockies vs...." April 13

  • MLB batters getting hit by pitches at a historic rate - and tensions are high

    USA Today "Major league pitchers are placing batters on notice: Beware of the inside pitch. The regular season is only two weeks old and already 149 batters -- or 0.42 per game -- have been plunked. It's certainly very early, but that rate is 17% higher than 2017's full-season rate and would be the..." April 12

  • Did Rob Manfred shade Bud Selig with comments about Dodgers hosting ASG?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers will be finally be hosting the MLB All-Star Game for the first time in 40 years, and commissioner Rob Manfred seems to be nodding back to his predecessor as to why it took so long. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday after it was announced that the 2020 All-Star Game..." April 11

  • MLB Could Be on the Verge of More Insane and Drastic Rule Changes Based on Leaked Document

    12 Up "So far, several of these have come true. So why not the rest? We've already seen Major League Baseball implement​ rule changes to better the pace-of-play, both at the big league and minor league level. There's a pitch clock in the ​minors -- and we'll probably be seeing that ​in the bigs in..." April 11

  • MLB's African-American population regains lost ground; can growth continue?

    USA Today "It’s certainly not worth celebrating, but Major League Baseball has at least made back the loss of African American players that a year ago resulted in a historic low. The African-American population increased to 7.8%, up from 7.1% a year ago, on Major League Baseball’s opening-day day rosters..." April 11

  • Baseball Team Values 2018 "This is the 21st rendition of our MLB valuations. The New York Yankees have been baseball's most valuable team (worth $4.0 billion) every year. Short explanation: The Bronx Bombers generate by far the most revenue--$619 million last season. The value of the Yankees has compounded annually at..." April 11

  • Sidelined Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner says, "It stinks ... not being out there."

    Los Angeles Times "Justin Turner was the Answer Man on Tuesday, greeting reporters approaching his locker with a stream of responses to questions about his fractured left wrist before they could query the Dodgers third baseman. "I wouldn't say it's healed — there's still a little tenderness in there," said..." April 11

  • Report: Dodgers to host 2020 All-Star Game

    The Score "The All-Star Game is coming back to Chavez Ravine. The Los Angeles Dodgers will officially be awarded the 2020 version of the event Wednesday, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. It will be the first time in 40 years that the Dodgers have hosted the All-Star Game, last..." April 10

  • Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig says he’s not letting slow start get him frustrated

    Orange County Register "After nearly five years of licking bats, kissing coaches, being demoted to the minors, fired by his agent, stopped by police and featured on “TMZ” – and so much more – you would think Yasiel Puig had been through everything. But he finds himself in a unique position this season. For the..." April 10

  • Is the expanded safety netting ruining MLB?

    Michigan Live "As MLB swings into action, expanded safety netting has greeted fans on the lower levels. A child was hospitalized last season after being struck by a line-drive foul ball, bringing about the expansion of the protective netting. Expanding the net ensures the safety of the fans. Critics think the..." April 09

  • Matt Kemp not concerned about Dodgers’ early-season struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers scrapped their way to an extra-innings win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, and in doing so they were able to improve their record to 3-6 and avoid starting the season quite as badly as the 1976 edition of the team did. While fans may still be concerned heading..." April 09

  • Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger dealing with food poisoning

    Sportsnaut "At 2-6 on the season, the defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers are off to their worst start in over three decades. The team simply has not been able to get it going offensively, boasting a .206 average with just four homers in eight games. Unfortunately, one major component in the team’s..." April 08

  • Dodgers off to worst start since pre-Tommy Lasorda days

    Yardbarker "With an extra-inning defeat to the rival San Francisco Giants on Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are officially off to a historically bad start to 2018. The reigning National League champions lost 7-5 on Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s walk-off home run in the 14th inning to fall to 2-6..." April 08

  • Will fans embrace MLB games only available on Facebook?

    Awful Announcing "We are now in an era where Facebook gets an exclusive MLB game each week. By exclusive, it means the game won’t be on television and there will not be a local feed. Overall, 25 games will be streamed on the social media service. We discussed the development last month when the deal was..." April 05

  • Despite Kenley Jansen’s struggles, Dodgers not second-guessing light spring workload

    Orange County Register "The Dodgers took it very easy on Kenley Jansen this spring. The closer was on a light program throughout spring training. He started his throwing program later than most of the staff and didn’t pitch in a Cactus League game until March 15 (a month after pitchers reported). He pitched in games..." April 04

  • Dodgers sign veteran reliever Daniel Hudson to minor-league deal

    Orange County Register "The search for optionality never stops. The Dodgers’ bullpen allowed just one run (Joe Panik’s home run off Kenley Jansen on Friday) and six hits in 11 innings over the four-game season-opening series with the San Francisco Giants. On Monday, they added a potential veteran option, signing..." April 03

  • Why Major League Baseball is '90% mental' now more than ever

    USA Today "They’re the ones nobody ever sees. They’re not introduced in the opening-day pageantry. They don’t wear uniforms. They don’t have lockers in the clubhouse. Some even have weird titles, just to protect their anonymity. Yet, behind the scenes, there are proving as invaluable as any staff..." April 03

  • Twitter will again stream an MLB game for free each week

    Awful Announcing "For the second straight year, Twitter will stream one Major League Baseball game per week, available for free with a Twitter login. The games will reportedly stream on weekday afternoons, beginning Thursday with Rangers-Athletics at 3:35 p.m. ET. That matchup will be followed by Rays-White Sox..." April 03

  • MLB Players Ready for Fight to Stop 'Half the League' from Not Trying to Win

    Bleacher Report "Oatmeal nearly gone, bacon in hand and another meeting stuffed with pointed questions behind him, the Apple Watch wrapping Tony Clark's wrist beeped with a message: "Time to stand." The late-morning breakfast conversation here in a booth of the swanky hotel restaurant paused as the Major League..." April 03

  • Super-sized bullpens might help teams win, but they make baseball less exciting

    Sporting News "Commissioner Rob Manfred wants baseball to be appealing to younger people. He wants the game to be brisker for a generation raised on immediacy and social media. He’s gone on a crusade to address the sport’s pace of play. Even if the game is shorter, though, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s..." April 02

  • Clayton Kershaw, who can opt out after the season, says his focus is on 'trying to get people out'

    Los Angeles Times "The Clayton Kershaw Road Show is about to start. The Dodgers play their first road game of the season Monday. Wherever the team goes, Kershaw could face questions from reporters asking if he might like to play in (insert city here) next season. Will he entertain them? "I will not entertain..." April 02

  • Devin Smeltzer, Dodgers prospect who battled cancer, reunites with Chase Utley

    ESPN "Every baseball player has a story of what made them fall in love with the game, a player that was their favorite as a kid and the struggle it took to reach the professional level. The story of Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Devin Smeltzer is a bit more unique than most. Diagnosed with..." April 01

  • Brewers GM thought rumored Kemp-for-Braun swap was early April Fool's joke

    Wisconsin State Journal "Before Saturday’s game, Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns broke his own policy to shoot down the latest rumblings about a Ryan Braun-for-Matt Kemp swap between his team and the Dodgers. “You guys know my policy, I don’t like commenting on this type of stuff. But given that I don’t..." April 01

  • Dodgers, Brewers discussing Kemp-Braun trade

    Yardbarker "The first major trade of the Major League Baseball season could reportedly come quite early. According to Michael J. Duarte of NBC Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a trade that would send Matt Kemp and prospects to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Ryan Braun. This is..." March 31

  • Dave Roberts: Kenley Jansen velocity decline due to mechanics issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes that a mechanics issue is the reason for Kenley Jansen’s velocity decline to start the season. Jansen pitched and took the loss in the Dodgers’ 1-0 defeat to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. He allowed a solo home run in the ninth to..." March 31

  • Dodgers finalize roster, option Toles to Minors "The Dodgers on Wednesday optioned outfielder Andrew Toles to Triple-A Oklahoma City, essentially setting the 25-man Opening Day roster. The move on Toles indicates that Joc Pederson will be the fourth outfielder and Kyle Farmer the third catcher. Trayce Thompson had been designated for..." March 28

  • Kirk Gibson signs seat where famous home run landed

    Yardbarker "The 1988 season will mark the 30-year anniversary of last championship for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It will also mark the 30th anniversary of one of MLB’s all-time greatest moments, Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run off of Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of that series. The Dodgers and Gibson are..." March 28

  • Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is not sweating potential ‘sophomore slump’

    L.A. Daily News "Ask the reigning National League Rookie of the Year if he believes in the existence of a “sophomore slump” and the response arrives with the same swiftness and power that characterized the swing that won him that award. “(Expletive), no. No. I don’t give a (expletive),” Dodgers first baseman..." March 28

  • Dodgers-Angels game ends early due to sewer water leak at Dodger Stadium

    L.A. Daily News "The third game in the 2018 Freeway Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels has been called after the game was suspended following a broken water main at Dodger Stadium. That led to sewage getting onto the field and in the stands. As a result, the Dodgers get a 4-3 win over the..." March 28

  • Report: Some players, agents 'agitating' to remove Clark as MLBPA head

    The Score "Opening Day is just around the corner, but baseball's slow offseason and stagnant free-agent market have left many players frustrated by their union. And for some, that frustration has apparently boiled over. With a number of veterans still unemployed, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic..." March 27

  • Kershaw wraps spring with 0.00 ERA "Making his first start as a 30-year-old, Clayton Kershaw toyed with the Royals over 6 2/3 scoreless innings of Friday's 10-0 Dodgers win, allowing one hit to wrap up Spring Training with a 0.00 ERA. Despite having his fastball velocity still stuck around 90 mph, Kershaw couldn't have been much..." March 23

  • Congress' 'Save America's Pastime Act' would allow teams to pay minor-leaguers less than minimum wage

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball might soon score a big win in its ongoing efforts to avoid paying minor-leaguers at a reasonable rate. Later this week, Congress is expected to vote on a new $1.3 trillion spending package to keep the government up and running. Tucked away on page 1,967 of the 2,232-page..." March 22

  • It’s time for MLB service time manipulation to go

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Braves are sending top prospect Ronald Acuña to Triple-A to start the 2018 baseball season. This is my shocked face. Like so many times in the past, leaving Acuña off the big league roster has less to do with talent or development than money. That needs to change. Acuña was signed..." March 22

  • Justin Turner injury: Dodgers get 'good news' with no surgery needed on wrist

    CBS Sports "The big news of the day in Major League Baseball is the fractured wrist that Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner suffered late Monday night. Initially, there wasn't much information as to the extent of the injury, but Tuesday afternoon the Dodgers updated the situation and it sounds like great..." March 20

  • Justin Turner injury to test Dodgers for several weeks, but they have options

    CBS Sports "Opening day is nearly one week away and the Dodgers were dealt a significant blow on Monday night. All-Star third baseman Justin Turner broke his wrist and will miss several weeks of the season. We don't yet know exactly how long Turner will be out, but common sense tells us this is generally a..." March 20

  • Dodgers Justin Turner breaks wrist, likely to be out several weeks

    CBS Sports "Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner suffered a broken left wrist Monday night and is out indefinitely, perhaps several weeks. Turner was hit by a Kendall Graveman pitch in the first inning of a spring training game against the Oakland Athletics. Turner said X-rays showed a "small, non-displaced..." March 20