Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw hopeful he can make 'at least a few' starts before playoffs begin

    Los Angeles Times "On Wednesday afternoon, the Dodgers’ pitching staff gathered on the diamond around 4 p.m. for pitchers fielding practice. A staple of spring training, the drills serve as refreshers during the long season. The gang was nearly all there — even Brock Stewart, the team’s starter for that night’s game..." July 27

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Kenley Jansen’s consecutive saves streak ends at 34

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gave up three runs in the top of the ninth inning during Sunday’s game against the Braves, blowing his first save since August 26 last season. He had converted 34 consecutive saves. Jansen yielded back-to-back singles to lead off the ninth inning, staked to a 4-1..." July 24

  • Justin Verlander Trade Talks Reportedly Involve Cubs, Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Monday that the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs have been engaged in trade talks involving starting pitcher Justin Verlander and catcher Alex Avila. Verlander would be the second big-name pitching acquisition for the Cubs after previously landing Jose Quintana..." July 24

  • With Clayton Kershaw Out, Dodgers Must Trade For Another Ace

    The Big Lead "Clayton Kershaw is headed to the disabled list with another back injury and this time the 29-year-old ace is expected to miss four to six weeks. With this news, it’s even more imperative that the Los Angeles Dodgers acquire another front-line starting pitcher before next week’s trade..." July 24

  • Clayton Kershaw Likely to miss 4-to-6 weeks

    CBS Sports "Kershaw (back) is estimated to miss four-to-six weeks due to his current back issue, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. This is a rough timetable for his return, although it's promising to hear that he isn't expected to miss as much time as he did last season with a similar injury. Official..." July 24

  • Dodgers Among Teams To Scout Phillies’ Pat Neshek

    Dodger Blue "While the Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to several left-handed relievers, team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is hardly the type to pigeonhole himself. Friedman has regularly stressed exploring all avenues to upgrade the roster. Even as the Dodgers are regularly linked..." July 24

  • Clayton Kershaw Heading to 10-Day DL Due to Back Injury Suffered vs. Braves

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves with a back injury. Though there was initially some mystery about the cause of his departure, the team announced Kershaw experienced tightness in his right lower back. After the game, manager Dave Roberts..." July 24

  • Dodgers chasing Yu Darvish

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have been baseball's best team lately. Yet that isn't stopping the front office from pursing some impact talent. While most of the names connected to the Dodgers have been relievers, Jon Morosi introduced a new one on Sunday: Rangers ace Yu Darvish. Darvish is a free agent at..." July 23

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw: Leaves Sunday's start prematurely

    CBS Sports "Kershaw was removed from Sunday's game after just two innings pitched due to an undisclosed issue, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Kershaw was examined by trainers in the top half of the inning but managed to finish the frame before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the bottom half." July 23

  • Sergio Romo Traded from Dodgers to Rays for PTBNL or Cash

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Saturday that they traded reliever Sergio Romo and cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Romo, 34, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Thursday. Romo signed a one-year, $3 million contract..." July 23

  • Dodgers considering adding Mets' Addison Reed to bullpen

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have been baseball's best team over the past month-plus, looking nearly unstoppable at times. That's not stopping the Dodgers' front office from examining potential upgrades, however. According to Buster Olney, the Dodgers are interested in adding New York Mets closer..." July 22

  • Dodgers reportedly ‘in the mix’ for top left-handed relievers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly quite interested in grabbing a top left-handed reliever to pair with Kenley Jansen at the back of their bullpen. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Dodgers are “in the mix” for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton and..." July 21

  • Dodgers designate Romo for assignment

    CSN Bay Area "The Dodgers made a move on Thursday that will certainly interest Giants fans. Los Angeles designated Sergio Romo for assignment. Over 30 appearances this season, Romo is 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA. He hasn't taken the mound since July 8. Against the Giants this year: - April 24: Allowed..." July 21

  • Corey Seager has more homers than any other shortstop in Los Angeles Dodgers history

    Hardball Talk "Corey Sager homered in the Dodgers’ win over the White Sox last night. It was his 45th career homer, 44 of which have come while playing shortstop. While that’s great given that the guy has only played in 270 games, it’s not a lot of homers in an absolute sense. Thousands of players have more..." July 20

  • The Dodgers are trying to sell naming rights to the field at Dodger Stadium

    Hardball Talk "There aren’t many non-corporate named stadiums in Major League Baseball anymore. And some of them — Marlins Park and Nationals Park spring to mind — are only team-named because they have yet to be able to sell the rights. One suspects that Yankee Stadium will always be Yankee Stadium and that..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Dodgers Rumors: L.A. Open To Trading Brandon Morrow, Sergio Romo

    Dodger Blue "By most accounts the Los Angeles Dodgers are focused on adding to their bullpen ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. That would fall in line with team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman’s longstanding position of never being fully comfortable with an area of the roster he..." July 17

  • Dave Roberts Says Yasiel Puig Overreacted to Inside Pitch from Jose Urena

    Bleacher Report "Tempers flared in South Florida on Saturday night when Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena threw a fastball inside against Yasiel Puig in the second inning that riled up the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder. After the pitch cut hard across the batter's box, Puig took a couple steps toward the mound..." July 16

  • Marlins pitcher calls Yasiel Puig 'a little baby' after benches-clearing incident

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers thumped the Marlins on Saturday night by a score of 7-1 (box score), and along the way rookie Cody Bellinger hit for the cycle. This game also occasioned a benches-clearing incident between Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Marlins right-hander Jose Urena ... That was nothing..." July 16

  • Padres asked Dodgers for Verdugo in Hand trade discussions

    Fanrag Sports "The San Diego Padres asked for big Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Alex Verdugo in talks regarding fine lefty reliever Brad Hand, sources tell FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman and Robert Murray. This goes along with the Padres’ earlier request for top infield prospect Gleyber Torres from the Yankees,..." July 14

  • Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers surefire World Series bets

    Hardball Talk "Time is of the essence to get money down if one believes either the Houston Astros or the Los Angeles Dodgers are surefire World Series bets. With baseball starting up again now that the all-star break is over the Dodgers are +350 favorites on the 2017 World Series odds followed by the Astros..." July 14

  • Dodgers interested in Orioles' Britton

    TSN "The best team in baseball are apparently looking to strengthen their bullpen considerably as the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Baltimore Orioles star closer Zach Britton, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. L.A. already has 29-year-old Kenley Jansen, with his 21 saves and 0.96..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • The Dodgers and Nationals are interested in Justin Wilson

    Hardball Talk "With the trade deadline drawing ever nearer, both the Dodgers and Nationals have started to set their sights on potential pitching reinforcements. That includes Tigers’ powerhouse lefty reliever Justin Wilson, though FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal notes that the club may be reluctant to sell at the..." July 09

  • Dodgers could trade for JD Martinez?

    Larry Brown Sports "JD Martinez may be on his last legs in Detroit, and one powerhouse is lurking as a possible landing spot. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press writes on Saturday that the Los Angeles Dodgers “seem like an obvious fit” for the Tigers outfielder, noting that the two teams had discussions..." July 09

  • Alex Wood, newly crowned All-Star, is one of the coolest stories of the baseball season

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball announced the All-Star Game fill-ins Friday, sending a group of worthy honorees to Miami. Chris Archer is one of the best pitchers in baseball, Robinson Cano is a future Hall of Famer, Justin Upton is having a renaissance season and Roberto Osuna, Chris Devenski and Brandon..." July 08

  • Dodgers Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Jeren Kendall

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have agreed to terms with first-round pick Jeren Kendall, per Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). The Vanderbilt outfielder will receive a $2.9MM bonus, per the report. Kendall, a left-handed-hitting junior, was taken with the 23rd overall pick, which came with a $2,702,700..." July 07

  • Did fans get the MLB Final Vote right?

    The Comeback "It’s okay to go back on Twitter now, as the Final Vote chaos has finally (and thankfully) ended. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner has been selected by fans to be the final player on the National League roster, while the Kansas City Royals’ Mike Moustakas has been chosen as the American..." July 07

  • Justin Turner, Mike Moustakas win All-Star Game final vote

    USA Today "Third basemen Justin Turner and Mike Moustakas rode a groundswell of support from their fan bases - and a cooperative effort - to prevail in online balloting for the final All-Star Game roster spots in the National and American leagues, respectively. Turner, the NL leader in both batting..." July 06

  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to start Sunday, ineligible for All-Star Game

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said again Wednesday that Clayton Kershaw will take his normal turn in the rotation and start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals, meaning Kershaw will be ineligible to pitch in next Tuesday's All-Star Game. Pitchers who start their team's final game..." July 06

  • Charlie Blackmon, Mike Moustakas, Cody Bellinger added to Home Run Derby

    Hardball Talk "The Home Run Derby pool of contestants is now complete. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the other three players confirmed for participation are Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger. Earlier, we learned that Aaron Judge..." July 05

  • Dodgers place Ryu on disabled list and recall Stripling

    Fanrag Sports "Even though the X-rays on his injured left foot came back negative, Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was still experiencing enough discomfort to warrant being placed on the 10-day disabled list. Twitter Ads info and privacy Taking Ryu’s spot on the roster is right-hander..." July 04

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Dodgers' Cody Bellinger to Compete in 2017 MLB Home Run Derby

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger will showcase his power at the 2017 Home Run Derby. The 21-year-old announced on MLB Network his intention to take part in the exhibition with his father pitching to him, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Bellinger currently leads the National League..." July 03

  • MLB All-Star snub? Jansen blames Dodgers fans for Seager, Turner not being starters

    CBS Sports "MLB on Sunday rolled out the full AL and NL rosters for the upcoming 2017 All-Star Game in Miami. Among other things, we learned Zack Cozart of the Reds and Nolan Arenado of the Rockies would be the NL starters at shortstop and third base, respectively. By extension, we learned that Corey Seager..." July 03

  • Dave Roberts Suspended 1 Game for Role in Altercation with Padres' Andy Green

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts earned a one-game suspension for the altercation with the San Diego Padres Friday, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. After a discussion with the umpires, Roberts pushed Padres manager Andy Green, leading to a clearing of the benches for both squads. Both..." July 02

  • Roberts says he blew up at Green after 'pointed' comments toward Wood "Benches cleared and tempers flared during Friday night's 10-4 Dodgers victory at Petco Park, in which Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts went after Padres skipper Andy Green during a meeting with umpires before the second inning. The issue arose in the bottom of the first when Dodgers starter..." July 01

  • Manager scuffle breaks out between Dodgers' Dave Roberts, Padres' Andy Green

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers and Padres are opening a three-game series at Petco Park on Friday night (GameTracker), and it looks like these two teams could be in for a very interesting weekend. In the bottom of the first, Dodgers left Alex Wood had some words with Padres left fielder Jose Pirela, who was..." July 01

  • Dodgers set franchise record with 50 HRs in June

    Fanrag Sports "With Joc Pederson’s three-run homer in the top of the sixth inning Thursday night in Anaheim, the Los Angeles Dodgers made history. Pederson’s home run was the 50th of the month for the Dodgers, which established a new franchise record for most home runs in a single month. Los Angeles tied the..." June 30

  • Dodgers: Yunel Escobar plunk that cleared benches unintentional

    Sportress of Blogitude "A bit of a ruckus broke out during Thursday’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels tilt at Angels Stadium when Brandon Morrow plunked Yunel Escobar in the shoulder during the eighth inning. Escobar took issue with the pitch and the incident further devolved when both the benches and bullpens..." June 30

  • Bellinger makes a pitch for dad in All-Star game's Home Run Derby

    Los Angeles Times "Cody Bellinger said Thursday that he has been invited to participate in the All-Star game’s Home Run Derby but that he would not accept unless his father can be there to pitch to him. “If he can’t throw, I won’t do it,” Bellinger said. Bellinger’s father, Clay, is a former major league..." June 30

  • Yasiel Puig's Suspension Rescinded by MLB, Will Make Charitable Donation Instead

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig will not serve a suspension after all. According to Ken Gurnick of, his one-game ban was rescinded Tuesday, and Puig will instead make a charitable donation. Puig was initially suspended for making an obscene gesture toward Cleveland..." June 28

  • After 112 batters and 51 strikeouts, Dodgers' Jansen issues first walk of 2017

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers came back against the Rockies (LAD 12, COL 6) on Sunday to earn their 10th consecutive win. Colorado setup man Adam Ottavino melted down spectacularly in the game. The most unlikely thing about the game was not Ottavino uncorking four wild pitches in one inning. It was Dodgers..." June 26

  • Dodgers’ Corey Seager day-to-day with hamstring strain

    L.A. Daily News "For now, Corey Seager will avoid a trip to the disabled list. An MRI of Seager’s right hamstring on Saturday revealed he had suffered only a grade I strain, a positive development for the Dodgers’ star shortstop who was pulled from a 6-1 victory over Colorado the previous day after experiencing..." June 25

  • Dodgers berate Bellinger for not knowing who Jerry Seinfeld is

    SI "Cody Bellinger can never be Jerry Seinfeld's latex salesman. The Dodgers' phenom told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on Friday that he isn't familiar with this Seinfeld guy. And there is definitely something wrong that. This all started when Bellinger's teammate (and Tweeter extraordinaire, Brandon..." June 24

  • Dodgers' phenom Julio Urias will undergo shoulder surgery and miss rest of season

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Julio Urias has had a most unusual development arc. The 20-year-old has had his workload curbed by the Dodgers throughout his professional career, all with the hope that he'd be able to avoid the injuries that are so common in young pitchers. It looks like..." June 24

  • Dodgers still unsure of next step for Urias "The Dodgers are still gathering information on left-hander Julio Urias, who was placed on the seven-day disabled list on June 14 by Triple-A Oklahoma City because of shoulder soreness. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said there is no timetable for when Urias could return from the DL. Roberts said..." June 22