Dodgers Rumors & News

  • MLB wants 20-second pitch clock as pace-of-play initiative in 2018

    ESPN "The serious negotiations over Major League Baseball's pace-of-play initiatives haven't really started yet and probably won't for weeks to come. Once MLB and the Players Association dig into their talks, there will be haggling over the particulars of some ideas, like restrictions on the number of..." November 21

  • Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. " November 21

  • Shawn Wooten out as Dodgers Triple-A hitting coach

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have moved on from Triple-A hitting coach Shawn Wooten. Wooten is now the second significant member of the organization’s hitting staff to exit this offseason, with assistant hitting coach Tim Hyers being hired away as the hitting coach of the Boston Red Sox under new..." November 20

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • Cubs are interested in Brandon Morrow

    Hardball Talk "Patrick Mooney of NBC Sports Chicago reports that the Chicago Cubs are going to target free agent reliever Brandon Morrow. Morrow had a fantastic season in his first year as a reliever, posting a 2.06 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio over 43.2 innings. " November 17

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • Report: ‘Little momentum’ in Dodgers’ talks for Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports that the Dodgers were interested in trading for Giancarlo Stanton created a lot of buzz during the week, but those talks reportedly are not far along. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that there was “little momentum” in the Dodgers’ talks with the Miami..." November 15

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • Dodgers 'in the mix' for Stanton

    Bleacher Report "The defending National League champions are reportedly "in the mix" to land Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Mark Feinsand of reported the news Tuesday, citing a source who said the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in trading for him. His report comes after Chad..." November 14

  • Twins like Darvish and Arrieta — but Darvish tops list

    Fanrag Sports "Everyone’s looking for pitching, they say. But perhaps no one is looking for pitching with as much interest or enthusiasm as the Twins, who are targeting the very top pitchers on the rotation market and on the bullpen market — and hoping to add depth, as well. The Twins are looking at the two..." November 14

  • Dodgers and Cubs interested in Orioles closer Britton

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams that have spoken to the Baltimore Orioles about star closer Zach Britton, sources tell FanRag Sports. It is believed that a couple other teams also have checked in on Britton, one of the game’s best closers. The Orioles are said to..." November 14

  • Cody Bellinger Wins 2017 NL Rookie of the Year Award

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was named the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year Monday after he put on a power-packed show for the National League champions. MLB announced the winner. The Dodgers have captured back-to-back NL Rookie of the Year Awards following..." November 13

  • Cubs, Dodgers have spoken to Orioles about Britton

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams that have spoken to the Baltimore Orioles about star closer Zach Britton, sources tell FanRag Sports. It is believed that a couple other teams also have checked in on Britton, one of the game’s best closers. The Orioles are said to..." November 13

  • Dodgers and Padres set for Mexico series in May

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers are headed to Mexico next season. The Dodgers and San Diego Padres will play a three-game series May 4-6 in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly. An announcement is expected Monday. The Padres will be the home..." November 13

  • How Brandon Morrow went from hot stove afterthought to hot commodity

    ESPN "Brandon Morrow is a free agent, and some intriguing possibilities await him over the coming weeks. He's fresh off an impressive season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen, followed by a historic postseason that has awakened teams to the possibility that he could be closer material in 2018. As..." November 11

  • Brandon Morrow: “All things equal, I’d probably be going back to the Dodgers.”

    Hardball Talk "Free agent reliever Brandon Morrow would like to return to the Dodgers. In an appearance on MLB Network Radio, the right-hander said, “All things being equal, I’d probably be going back to the Dodgers.” Here’s all of what he said in the clip provided by MLB Network Radio: Things are still..." November 10

  • Yasiel Puig not pleased with Gold Glove snub

    Fanrag Sports "Many thought that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig deserved to win the Gold Glove for right field in the National League this season. As it turns out, Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward was the selection for the fourth year in a row. Puig was not pleased." November 08

  • MLB sees increase in sponsor spending while NFL is trending negative

    Awful Announcing "Coming off a successful postseason, Major League Baseball got some more good news. According to a new report, MLB saw a record in corporate sponsorship spending of $892 million, a jump of almost 8%. It comes after the 2016 World Series, which was the most-watched Fall Classic in 12 years, while..." November 08

  • Curtis Granderson Intends To Play In 2018

    MLB Trade Rumors "While some have wondered whether veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson would call it quits this offseason, that does not appear to be his preference. Per Mark Feinsand of, via Twitter, Granderson intends to play in 2018. The 36-year-old Granderson just wrapped up the free agent deal he..." November 07

  • Dodgers To Exercise Club Option On Logan Forsythe

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers will exercise their $8.5MM club option over second baseman/third baseman Logan Forsythe, tweets SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. Los Angeles had until 5pm ET today to decided between that sum and a $1MM buyout for the 30-year-old Forsythe. Forsythe didn’t have the season that the Dodgers..." November 06

  • Yasiel Puig Says He Has 'Too Much F--king Money in My Life' After Burglary

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig did not seem too disturbed by the home burglary that took place last week. "I have too much f--king money in my life," Puig told TMZ Sports. "I ain't worried about that s--t. I have a f--king lot of money." TMZ posted the NSFW video on YouTube." November 06

  • Dodgers decline option on Andre Ethier, making him a free agent

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers bid farewell to outfielder Andre Ethier on Sunday, declining his 2018 option and casting the longest-tenured member of their roster into free agency. Ethier, 35, receives a $2.5-million buyout. The Dodgers would have owed him $17.5 million next season had they picked up his..." November 06

  • Curt Schilling 'Kershaw's Not A Big-Game Pitcher ... Blew It This World Series'

    TMZ "Not everyone has the clutch gene -- and MLB playoffs legend Curt Schilling says that includes Clayton Kershaw, who exposed himself in this year's World Series. We spoke to Curt about big-game pitching after the Dodgers' W.S. collapse ... and he didn't sugarcoat what separates guys like him..." November 05

  • Yu Darvish Emotional World Series Apology 'I Couldn't Do It, I'm Sorry'

    TMZ "Yu Darvish is opening up on his World Series nightmare -- telling TMZ Sports he feels terrible for blowing his big moment. "Dodger fans ... they expect we won the World Series. I couldn't do it. I still feel sorry," Darvish told us out in Beverly Grove. Darvish -- who couldn't have been..." November 04

  • Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig Robbed by Burglars During World Series Loss

    TMZ "This ain't the double play Yasiel Puig needed -- while he and the Dodgers were losing Game 7 of the World Series, a burglar hit his house and made off with jewelry ... TMZ Sports has learned. The burglar busted a window in Puig's San Fernando Valley home to get in, which set off an alarm ......" November 02

  • Dave Roberts explains why he started Yu Darvish over Clayton Kershaw in Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was forced to explain why Yu Darvish and not Clayton Kershaw started Game 7 for his team. Hindsight was not kind to Roberts on Wednesday night, as Darvish was rocked for five runs in 1.2 innings, while Kershaw delivered four scoreless innings in relief..." November 02

  • Dodgers Early Favorites to Win 2018 World Series Title

    SI "The Los Angeles Dodgers are the early favorites to take home the 2018 World Series title, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers. The Dodgers, who had baseball's best record and highest payroll last season, open as 5–1 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. They are followed by the World..." November 02

  • Dodgers wasted plenty of opportunities in the World Series

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers fought long and hard against the Astros but ultimately came up just short of winning their first championship since 1988. Instead, the Astros ended their own championship drought of 55 years. In Game 7, the Dodgers had six runners reach base via hit, two via walk, and four via..." November 02

  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel tips helmet to Yu Darvish before first at-bat

    ESPN "In an apparent effort to make further amends for his racist gesture earlier in the World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel took off his batting helmet and slightly nodded his head when he faced Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in the first inning of Game 7 of the World Series..." November 02

  • World Series Game 6 drew unexpectedly massive ratings, besting even 2016

    Awful Announcing "When the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Indians came to an end, we figured it could be a long time before baseball approached the kind of viewership those games had drawn. But here we are only a year later, and the Dodgers and Astros are drawing some shockingly excellent..." November 01

  • Joc Pederson plays it coy when asked about his ‘Pay me’ gesture

    Sportress of Blogitude "Joc Pederson wouldn’t divulge to reporters the meaning behind his “Pay me!” gesture during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros Tuesday night in Game 6 of the World Series. The Dodgers outfielder hit a huge home run off Astros reliever Joe Musgrove during bottom of the..." November 01

  • Justin Turner hints that he will shave beard if Dodgers win it all

    Larry Brown Sports "Justin Turner has been rocking a serious beard and some long hair for months, but it all could disappear after Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman hinted after Tuesday night’s Game 6 win in the World Series that he would shave his lengthy beard if his team wins the..." November 01

  • Gambler allegedly wins $14 million World Series bets . . . and he’s letting it ride tonight

    Hardball Talk "RJ Bell, an oddsmaker who also provides betting lines to the Associated Press, claims that a mystery gambler made an $8 million bet on last night’s Game 6 and won. Bell says he picked the first five games of the Series before that to get to is current total. Which, after last night, stands at $14..." November 01

  • Yu Darvish talks Japan star Otani, won’t meet with Gurriel

    New York Post "With Election Day next week, perhaps it’s timely to report that Shohei Otani has procured a significant endorsement. “Of course,” the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish said Tuesday through his interpreter, when asked if he knew the next great Japanese player. “He’s from Japan. He’s played in Japan for the..." November 01

  • Rich Hill Says Stepping off Mound to Let Yuli Gurriel Be Booed Was Intentional

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill told reporters after Tuesday night's 3-1 Game 6 win that he purposefully stepped off the mound prior to Yuli Gurriel's first at-bat to give fans more time to boo the Houston Astros first baseman. According to the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough, Hill..." November 01

  • Tommy Lasorda's message for Dave Roberts: 'Haven't won (expletive) unless you win tomorrow'

    USA Today "Tommy Lasorda’s role with the Los Angeles Dodgers is largely ceremonial these days. Yet, even at 90 years old, the Hall of Fame manager still does not want for spunk. Moments after the Dodgers forced a Game 7 of the World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros, Lasorda had a message..." November 01

  • Kershaw on Game 7 status: 'I can go for 27 innings'

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros on Tuesday in Game 6 of the 2017 World Series (GameTracker), thereby forcing a Game 7 on Wednesday night. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who just started Game 5 on Sunday night, will be available. For how many pitches? Apparently as many as..." November 01

  • Clayton Kershaw will be ready to pitch in Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw was unable to come through for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series, but that does not mean he’s done for the rest of the series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters before Tuesday’s Game 6 against the Houston Astros that Kershaw told him he was ready to..." October 31

  • Darvish: Gurriel offered to meet and apologize after Game 3

    Bleacher Report "Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel attempted to apologize to Yu Darvish for his racially insensitive actions, but the Dodgers pitcher didn't feel as if it was necessary. "I told him you don’t have to do that," Darvish said of a possible meeting, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County..." October 31

  • From Jose Canseco to J.J. Watt, everyone thinks MLB balls are juiced

    Chicago Sun-Times "As balls sailed out of Major League ballparks in record fashion this past season, the whispers from disbelievers were drowned out by the roars of the longball-clamoring crowd. But after Sunday’s World Series slugfest that saw a combined seven home runs with the Houston Astros finally prevailing..." October 31

  • Rick Honeycutt unlikely to return to Dodgers next season

    Fanrag Sports "There is increasing chatter that pitching coach Rick Honeycutt will not return to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2018 season, league sources tell FanRag Sports. His contract expires at the conclusion of the season. “It would be a major upset if he’s back,” one source said. Honeycutt is a..." October 31

  • Yasiel Puig Guarantees Dodgers Will Force Game 7 of World Series

    Bleacher Report "For the second time this series, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros put on an all-time classic that resulted in an extra-inning loss for Los Angeles. Now facing the brink of elimination with Justin Verlander set to start Game 6 for the Astros, Yasiel Puig is taking his shot. "My team..." October 30

  • Miscommunication on the bases costs the Dodgers in Game 5 MLB

    CBS Sports "The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. The Astros won a slugfest in extras, 13-12 (GameTracker and things to know). As such, we wanted to highlight a non-play that happened in the top of the eighth inning. With Chris Taylor at..." October 30

  • Clayton Kershaw sets record for most home runs allowed in single postseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw made history on Sunday night, but not the kind you want to make. The Los Angeles Dodgers starter set a record for the most home runs allowed in a single postseason. That mark was set when he allowed a 3-run home run to Yuli Gurriel to tie Game 5 of the World Series at..." October 30

  • Beltran texted Darvish, consoled Gurriel after dugout incident

    The Athletic "Carlos Beltran has only two at-bats in the World Series. But to understand Beltran’s importance to the Houston Astros, simply consider the role he played in helping first baseman Yuli Gurriel deal with the fallout from the racist gesture the Cuban native made after hitting a home run off the Los..." October 29

  • Dodgers told Yu Darvish in pregame huddle they would win Game 4 for him

    Larry Brown Sports "The LA Dodgers had righty Yu Darvish in their minds as they picked up the victory in Game 4 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. In a post to his Instagram account, Darvish revealed that the team told him in the pregame huddle on Saturday that they would win the game for..." October 29

  • Astros, Dodgers convinced World Series balls are 'slicker'

    SI "Pitchers and coaches from both the Dodgers and Astros complained Saturday night about the World Series baseballs—and this time the controversy is not just about liveliness. They say there is a new problem: the baseballs used in the World Series are slicker than the ones used in the regular season..." October 29

  • Logan Forsythe provides clutch hit as great under-the-radar postseason continues

    CBS Sports "When reflecting back on the Dodgers' Game 4 victory over the Astros to even the World Series, lots of things are going to come to mind. Cody Bellinger breaking out with two big hits, Alex Wood's big performance, the big three-run homer from Joc Pederson that put things out of reach and Astros..." October 29