Dodgers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig hurt in nasty collision

    Larry Brown Sports "Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig were both hurt after colliding while pursuing a ball hit to right-center during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s Dodgers-Cardinals game. Yadier Molina was up with nobody on and two outs in the top of the 10th and smoked a ball to deep right-center. Puig and Pederson..." May 24

  • Logan Forsythe Activated from Disabled List

    Ddogers Nation "Logan Forsythe, the Dodgers’ lone major offseason acquisition, will return to the lineup Tuesday. Forsythe broke his toe and was placed on the DL April 19. He was initially expected to miss just two weeks, but strained a hamstring during rehab. Over a month later, he’s back. Josh Ravin was..." May 23

  • Dodgers option Julio Urias to Triple-A Oklahoma City

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers’ left-hander Julio Urias was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, per a team announcement. The move follows a rough stretch for the 20-year-old southpaw, who shoulders a 5.40 ERA after giving up 13 combined runs across his last two starts with the Dodgers. A corresponding move was..." May 22

  • The Dodgers may use outfielder Brett Eibner as a relief pitcher

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers outfielder Brett Eibner came into yesterday’s game against the Marlins as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. He hit a single scoring Joc Pederson and Kiké Hernandez and then advanced to second on the throw home. Overall on the year he’s 5-for-16 with a walk, two homers and six driven in..." May 22

  • Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner lands on disabled list with strained hamstring

    Los Angeles Times "The worst fears of Dodgers staffers, the worries that pulsed through their minds when Justin Turner pulled up lame around third base on Thursday night, were not realized. But Turner will miss at least 10 days, possibly more, after an MRI showed a strain of his right hamstring. The Dodgers..." May 20

  • Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

    Orange County Register "Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized for several days. Details of Lasorda’s illness are being kept private, but a number of Lasorda’s former players have been among those in contact with Lasorda, who has been in the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital. Lasorda,..." May 20

  • Marlins' Ramos invites Dodgers to see him 'whenever' after plunking Eibner

    Miami Herald "Maybe someone finally woke up the Marlins. Benches cleared in Friday’s ninth inning when Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling threw a pitch behind the back of Giancarlo Stanton. Manager Don Mattingly was screaming mad. Mattingly, Stripling and Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren were ejected. But, in the..." May 20

  • Puig exits after suffering injury taking a walk

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig felt his back tighten up during batting practice on Friday afternoon. The tension increased during the game, and when he checked his swing in the fourth inning of a 7-2 victory over Miami, he winced with discomfort. Puig took a walk, but he required a visit from a..." May 20

  • Dodgers cruise to 7-2 win over Marlins but lose Justin Turner to hamstring injury

    Los Angeles Times "A relatively smooth ride through an eventual 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins took a troubling turn for the Dodgers on Thursday night when their best hitter, Justin Turner, left the game in the seventh inning because of a hamstring injury. Turner, who has a major league-best .379 batting..." May 19

  • Adrian Gonzalez returns from disabled list

    Orange County Register "The last time Adrian Gonzalez collected a base hit before Thursday, it was the sixth inning of a game between the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on May 2. The line drive left his bat at 82.5 mph, with enough height to beat the Giants’ defensive shift for a single. A couple days later,..." May 19

  • Jansen oblivious to immaculate inning: 'They had to explain it to me'

    MLB.com "Kenley Jansen finished his work Thursday night and was congratulated by teammates for another first, an immaculate inning: nine pitches, nine strikes, three strikeouts. The only problem was, Jansen didn't know what they were talking about. "They had to explain it to me," said Jansen, who fanned..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Blach pitches Giants to win over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Pitchers keep giving the Giants quality starts, and San Francisco is responding with quality wins. The Giants were at it again on Tuesday, manufacturing the go-ahead run to support another strong pitching performance, and it all added up to a fifth straight victory, 2-1 over..." May 17

  • Giants beat Dodgers for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers visited AT&T Park, they scored a key run on a sacrifice fly to the San Francisco Giants' first baseman. The Giants got even -- and then some -- on Monday night. Matt Cain pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and the Giants..." May 16

  • Dodgers infielders Adrian Gonzalez and Logan Forsythe set to begin rehab assignments

    Los Angeles Times "Tuesday marks an important day in the rehabilitation of both Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (elbow soreness) and second baseman Logan Forsythe (broken toe). Both are expected to play for class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Gonzalez is slated for seven innings at first base, manager Dave Roberts..." May 16

  • Dodgers' Wood baffles Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- In four forgettable starts at Coors Field, Alex Wood had an 11.25 ERA. His fifth start there Saturday night was highly memorable. The Los Angeles left-hander baffled the Colorado Rockies with his fastball, knuckle-curve and changeup, holding them scoreless for six innings in..." May 14

  • Dodgers' Kershaw baffles Rockies again

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Given their limited success against Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the Colorado Rockies faced a formidable challenge Friday night. The task became more difficult when Tyler Chatwood's control betrayed him in the second inning, and the Dodgers strafed him for five runs...." May 13

  • Rich Hill’s blister will determine whether he stays in Dodgers’ rotation

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers’ left-hander Rich Hill is scheduled to rejoin the rotation on Tuesday, manager Dave Roberts announced on Friday. What happens after Tuesday hinges entirely on Hill’s performance — specifically, whether he can continue to build on his strong start to the season and do so without..." May 13

  • Rockies stay hot, end Dodgers' 5-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies built a 10-run lead Thursday night but had to call on closer Greg Holland to finish off the Los Angeles Dodgers and seal a 10-7 win. The Dodgers' season-high, five-game winning streak ended as the Rockies beat them for the fourth time in six tries this..." May 12

  • Dave Roberts explains Maeda DL move and the shell game that is the Dodgers rotation

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Los Angeles Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda had an impressive outing: he lasted 8 1/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing just two runs on five hits. On Thursday, Maeda was placed on the disabled list with a tight left hamstring -- an injury that did not pop up during the..." May 12

  • Maeda, Dodgers finish sweep of Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was at the top of his game, and Los Angeles rookie Cody Bellinger continued to expand his. Maeda took a shutout into the ninth inning, Bellinger homered, and the Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-2 victory..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Barnes' hit in 10th lifts Dodgers over Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers lost a no-hitter and a lead, but won what mattered: the game. Pinch hitter Austin Barnes hit a walk-off double to boost the Dodgers to a 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Barnes doubled to..." May 10

  • Dodgers Reportedly Facing Investigation for Firing of Terry Francona's Son Nick

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly facing an investigation from Major League Baseball stemming from the firing of Nick Francona, son of Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, last year. Per Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, Francona told MLB he felt the Dodgers discriminated against him when..." May 10

  • The injury-plagued Dodgers now have an entire starting rotation on the disabled list

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers placed right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy on the disabled list due to soreness in his non-throwing shoulder. That seems like a fairly minor issue, except for two things: The Dodgers are in second place in the National League West, 2 1/2 games back of the..." May 10

  • Six-run first helps Dodgers rout Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Chris Taylor just wanted to put the bat on the ball. With the bases loaded, a single or a double would have been just fine. Instead, Taylor smacked a grand slam that sparked a strong start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night...." May 09

  • Dodgers Claim Justin Marks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers announced that they’ve claimed left-hander Justin Marks off waivers from the Rays and optioned him to Triple-A. Outfielder Andre Ethier was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The 29-year-old Marks has a 1.74 ERA in 10 1/3 innings for the..." May 09

  • Cody Bellinger's historic start may shake up Dodgers

    USA Today "Eleven games do not a phenom make, but the prodigious start to Cody Bellinger’s career portends well for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bellinger, 21, has five home runs in those 11 games – the Dodgers won eight of them – and with every sweet swing he seems to force the club’s hand to keep him up all..." May 08

  • Kershaw, Dodgers dominate Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers already had one Padre killer in Clayton Kershaw. Now it seems they have developed a second in first baseman Cody Bellinger. Kershaw allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings Saturday night to win his eighth straight decision against the Padres while Bellinger hit his..." May 07

  • Bellinger powers Dodgers past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Cody Bellinger is making the Los Angeles Dodgers look smart. Once ticketed for a return to the minors, Bellinger stayed put and he's making hitting home runs look easy. "It's not," he said. "I'm just getting some good pitches to hit and doing the most with it."..." May 06

  • Rich Hill had a disastrous rehab start

    Hardball Talk "Rich Hill who, as always, has been suffering from a severe blister problem on his pitching hand, was supposed to throw four innings in a rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. It didn’t go four innings. Hill threw only 29 pitches, allowing four runs on three hits and one walk in two-thirds of..." May 05

  • Dodgers Place Adrian Gonzalez On DL, Activate Joc Pederson

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is headed to the 10-day DL with ongoing forearm tendinitis, the club has announced, with center fielder Joc Pederson being activated from his own stint. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported earlier that the move was very likely..." May 05

  • Hernandez's double in 11th lifts Giants over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After taking two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hoping the series win provides a much-needed boost for his club. Gorkys Hernandez drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the 11th inning, and the Giants earned a 4-1 victory..." May 04

  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez: 'I should have gone on the DL to start the season'

    Los Angeles Times "Adrian Gonzalez reached across his body and pointed toward his right forearm. The entire mess started there. And perhaps, with the benefit of hindsight, it should have ended there. “I should have gone on the DL to start the season from this,” Gonzalez said Wednesday afternoon, a few hours..." May 04

  • Dodgers' Victor Roache: Shipped to Dodgers

    CBS Sports "Roache was traded to the Dodgers on Thursday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Roache, a 2012 first-rounder, was off to a .176/.238/.230 start through 22 games with Double-A Biloxi this season before he was shipped off. He'll likely head to Double-A and in his age-25..." May 04

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw teaches prodigy Julio Urias his pitching grips

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have two of the most talented pitchers in baseball, only at different points in their respective careers. On Wednesday, we got a nice glimpse of the veteran teaching the young Padawan (May the 4th be with you, by the way) in the Dodger Stadium dugout. Check it out, Clayton Kershaw and..." May 04

  • Gutierrez homers in return, Dodgers rout Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It took three pitches for Franklin Gutierrez to get back into the swing of things. Gutierrez homered in his first at-bat off the disabled list, and Yasiel Puig drove in four runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 13-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night..." May 03

  • Chris Taylor making his case to stay in majors

    Orange County Register "While 21-year-old phenom Cody Bellinger continued to fulfill his potential as a blue-chip prospect, another Dodger has quietly been making his case to stay in the majors. Chris Taylor hit his second home run of the season Sunday in his 10th game since being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City...." May 03

  • Trayce Thompson had a historically bad month

    Yardbarker "Klay Thompson’s brother Trayce was an asset for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. This season has been a tail of the complete opposite. Trayce, 26, is an outfielder in the Dodgers’ organization and was sent down to the minors after going 0-for-8 with three strikeouts to begin the season. The..." May 03

  • Dodgers' Bellinger: 'I belong' in big leagues despite impending demotion

    Los Angeles Times "The plan followed logic and the plan felt sound. On Friday afternoon, according to the plan, the Dodgers would recall outfielder Joc Pederson from the disabled list. As a corresponding move, the team would send top prospect Cody Bellinger back to the minors. The team would thank him for his..." May 03

  • Giants beat Dodgers, Kershaw

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Stunning Clayton Kershaw in the first inning made all the difference, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Hunter Pence smacked a two-run homer in the first, Buster Posey added a solo shot in the third, and the Giants ended a two-game skid with 4-3 victory over..." May 02