Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Gonzalez's two-run single lifts Dodgers past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw walked to his locker late Sunday night and grinned at the sight of reporters spilling over into the space occupied by rookie outfielder Trayce Thompson. "You're in a bad spot, Trayce," Kershaw said. A ninth-inning rally by..." May 30

  • Collins: Umps had 'no idea about anything' in Syndergaard-Utley drama

    The Score "Noah Syndergaard, the New York Mets' hard-throwing ace, told reporters he was "dumbfounded" after getting tossed from Saturday's game without a warning after throwing a 99-mph fastball behind Chase Utley in the third, and manager Terry Collins was just as incredulous as his young star, if not more..." May 29

  • Barry Bonds apologizes to Dodgers outfielder for photo snub: 'That ain't me' "Nearly a month after Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson didn't get a picture at Dodger Stadium with one of his all-time favorite baseball players as a youth while growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he just received the next-best thing. Well, sort of. Let's just say Barry Bonds was on the..." May 29

  • Bautista weighs in on Utley drama with cryptic tweet

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista offered a sarcastic take on Saturday's drama at Citi Field with a tweet that appears to compare the Chase Utley-Noah Syndergaard drama with his heated at-bat versus Matt Bush two weeks ago in Texas. " May 29

  • Dodgers, Utley slam Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened his press conference Saturday night with six words New York Mets fans -- if not the Mets themselves -- would find as infuriating as inarguable. "Chase was and has been tremendous," Roberts said after second baseman Chase Utley hit..." May 28

  • Mets are getting defensive about Dodgers' outfield tactics

    Fox Sports "The Dodgers are taking defensive positioning to another level -- and the Mets are not happy about it. The Mets contacted Major League Baseball on Friday after learning that the Dodgers intended to mark prearranged defensive positions in the outfield at Citi Field, according to major-league..." May 28

  • Julio Urias Sent Down to Triple-A

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Dodgers will send 19-year-old pitcher Julio Urias down to Triple-A, Fanatics Network reported Saturday. J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group later confirmed the report. Urias made his major league debut Friday night against the New York Mets, allowing three runs..." May 28

  • 19-year-old Dodgers pitcher falls flat in debut

    USA Today "As the Los Angeles Dodgers swarmed around in their clubhouse Friday afternoon, Stan Kasten, the team’s president, found John Smoltz and reminisced about the Hall-of-Fame pitcher’s debut in 1988. Kasten was the Atlanta Braves’ president then and Smoltz was a highly anticipated 21-year-old colt..." May 28

  • Granderson's homer gives Mets walk-off victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Friends and acquaintances of Curtis Granderson asked the New York Mets right fielder if he could pick them up the 1986 replica jersey handed out to fans at Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Granderson gave them something better: A 1986-esque walk-off win..." May 27

  • Julio Urias, one of MLB's top prospects, debuts Friday

    SB Nation "The Dodgers' rotation is not good. It's part of the reason they are just 25-23 and 4.5 games behind the Giants in the NL West. The lineup hasn't helped, as it's been well below-average, but there's not a whole lot the Dodgers can do there besides hope their capable players start to look the part..." May 27

  • Vin Scully On All-Star Game 'Just Didn't Want to Do It'

    TMZ "Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has a very simple explanation about why he passed on calling the All-Star game in San Diego in July ... telling TMZ Sports, "I just didn't want to." It's as simple as that." May 27

  • Chase Utley’s family received death threats from Mets fans after controversial slide

    Los Angeles Times "Chase Utley understands what awaits him on Friday in New York. He does not welcome it, but he does not fear it. He accepts the incoming vitriol as penance for a sin he did not intend. Months ago, he identified the broken leg of Ruben Tejada as an unintended byproduct of the spirit that has..." May 27

  • Kazmir, Dodgers complete sweep of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Cincinnati Reds cannot solve the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lately, they are having trouble against all other opponents, too. The Reds dropped their 10th consecutive game overall and their ninth straight to the Dodgers as Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep with a 3-1..." May 26

  • Joc Pederson: Barry Bonds snubbed me on photo request

    Larry Brown Sports "Joc Pederson, who was born in 1992, grew up watching Barry Bonds do things on a baseball field that most men aren’t capable of. Like many other children of the 1990s and 2000s, Pederson idolized Bonds. Not anymore. Bonds is working as a hitting coach with the Miami Marlins this season. When..." May 26

  • No. 2 MLB prospect Urias debuts for LA on Friday "The Dodgers will promote top pitching prospect Julio Urias before their series with the Mets that opens Friday night in New York, the club announced via Twitter on Thursday. The 19-year-old Urias -- the top left-handed pitching prospect in the game and No. 2 overall prospect according to..." May 26

  • Dodgers' Bolsinger bounces back to beat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Mike Bolsinger's first major league start of the season was followed by an immediate demotion to the minor leagues. His second outing might keep Bolsinger in the Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation for a while longer. The right-hander gave up just two runs in in 5 2/3 innings,..." May 25

  • Vin Scully declines Fox’s All-Star Game invitation

    SI "This column comes bearing bad news: Vin Scully has officially turned down an offer from Fox Sports to be part of its MLB All-Star Game coverage on July 12. Brad Zager, an executive vice president of production and operations for Fox Sports, spoke with Scully at Dodgers Stadium on May 17 at..." May 25

  • Yasiel Puig was benched after failure to run out of the batter's box

    Orange County Register "How many Dodgers pitchers does it take to screw in a light bulb? It took five pitchers Tuesday night to do – sort of – what Clayton Kershaw did much more impressively all by himself one night earlier. The relay team combined to hold the woeful Cincinnati Reds to three hits as the Dodgers won,..." May 25

  • Kershaw stops Reds for third shutout of season

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- One day after the Los Angeles Dodgers played a marathon, 17-inning game in San Diego, left-hander Clayton Kershaw made fast work of the Cincinnati Reds. The Los Angeles left-hander fired a two-hit shutout in the Dodgers' 1-0 win at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw (7-1) didn't..." May 24

  • Sprinkler malfunction halts longest game of season

    The Score "Well, now we know what time Petco Park's automatic sprinklers are set to go off. With the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers locked in the 17th inning of their marathon Sunday contest - the longest game of the season in both time and innings - play was briefly halted when the sprinklers..." May 23

  • GM Farhan Zaidi evasive as to when Julio Urias might be called up

    Orange County Register "Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi knows how good Julio Urias is. He saw it first hand. Zaidi was in Oklahoma City a few weeks ago when Urias pitched six no-hit innings against the New Orleans Zephyrs. That is part of a 27-inning scoreless streak the 19-year-old Urias currently has going. But Zaidi and..." May 23

  • Puig gives Dodgers marathon win over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- There is a theory of baseball that argues the longer a game goes in terms of innings and time, the wider the margin between the reward of winning and the cost of losing. "Today is something that can really propel us," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after Yasiel Puig's two-run..." May 22

  • Adrian Gonzalez travels 250 miles between games to make daughter’s recital

    Larry Brown Sports "Adrian Gonzalez is proving that you can be a great family man despite being on the road with a professional baseball team. LBS friend Andrew Ungvari tweeted to share that Gonzalez was in attendance for his daughter’s dance recital on Saturday. What makes Gonzalez’s attendance special is that..." May 22

  • X-rays negative on Dodgers catcher after loss to Padres "X-rays were negative on the right foot of Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, who left Saturday night's 11-inning, 3-2 loss to San Diego in the bottom of the 10th inning. Grandal fouled a pitch off the foot in front of the ankle in the seventh inning and the swelling was pronounced. He stayed in..." May 22

  • Brandon McCarthy's progress slowed in recovery from Tommy John

    Orange County Register "Brandon McCarthy's throwing program has been temporarily put on hold after the right-hander experienced some discomfort following a session of live batting practice recently. McCarthy is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery just over a year ago. It was anticipated that McCarthy would be able to..." May 22

  • Padres walk away with 3-2 win in 11 innings

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Yangervis Solarte wasn't swinging "until he threw me a strike." And Dodgers reliever Chi-Hui Tsao never did. After issuing back-to-back walks to Derek Norris and Brett Wallace to load the bases with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning on Saturday night, Tsao missed..." May 22

  • Upton homers in ninth to lift Padres past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- To go yard, the San Diego Padres' Melvin Upton Jr. picked the deepest part of Petco Park. "It is big out there, so I didn't know if it was going out," Upton said. Upton's sixth homer of the season did get out beyond the right-center fence as his two-run blast in the ninth..." May 21

  • Trout leads resurgent Angels past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Games like the one Thursday between the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers only seem to remind everybody that there is Mike Trout, and then there is everybody else. The "best player in baseball" tag is one that must be lived up to, and in the Angels' 7-4 win, Trout..." May 20

  • Dodgers legend Vin Scully explains his favorite call of his career

    Fox Sports "Vin Scully has worked for more than half a century in broadcasting, so he's been some places, seen some things and had some amazing calls. There was Bill Bucker in the 1986 World Series: "Little roller up along first, behind the bag, it gets through Buckner!" There was Hank Aaron's 715th..." May 20

  • Angels dump Dodgers after losing Soto for month

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Another day at the ballpark, another man down for the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels found out before their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night they will be without catcher Geovany Soto for four to six weeks because of a knee injury. Soto became the..." May 19

  • Kershaw fans 11 as Dodgers mow down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- With the exception of a second-inning bump in the road, Clayton Kershaw steered the Los Angeles Dodgers on another smooth ride. Joc Pederson homered twice, and Kershaw delivered a solid performance, lifting the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday..." May 18

  • Vin Scully Can Make Even Dirt Interesting

    Deadspin "I took a class about soil in college and the professor would always get mad if anyone called it dirt, but I think she’d make an exception for Vin Scully here, who wove an entertaining little yarn about how the Washington Senators would bring their own dirt to ballgames 100 years ago. " May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Angels dump Dodgers for fourth consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It must have been something in the coffee. The Los Angeles Angels went to Seattle last week with a six-game losing streak. They swept the Mariners at Safeco Field over the weekend and kept their momentum going by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 Monday night at Dodger..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Molina's pinch double carries Cards past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Yadier Molina has been the hero so many times for the St. Louis Cardinals and he played the role he plays best on Sunday at Dodger Stadium. Molina's key hit drove in the go-ahead run and spurred a big seventh inning that helped the Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles..." May 16

  • The voice of baseball: Get to know Vin Scully, the man behind the mic

    SI "Rain lashed against the windows of Fordham’s Rose Hill Gymnasium, a 3,400-seat basketball facility cloaked in the style and masonry of a Gothic Revival church. Finely dressed attendees filed past the three double doors at the main entrance under the soaring archway with a cross at its crest. The..." May 16

  • Kazmir pitches Dodgers to win over Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Scott Kazmir nearly went the distance on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, coming one out shy of a complete game to help the Los Angeles Dodgers notch a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. With one on and two out in the ninth inning, Kazmir (3-3) left one up in the zone to pinch..." May 15

  • Stripling earns first win as Dodgers down Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't exactly how he pictured it, but Ross Stripling finally earned his first major league victory in his seventh try in the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday at Dodger Stadium. In the battle of the former college roommates, it was..." May 14

  • Yasiel Puig takes bat for electric stimulation in hopes of breaking slump

    Larry Brown Sports "In the midst of a 7-for-38 slump in the month of May, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has now turned to radically experimental measures in an attempt to break out of it. Puig posted the following image to his Twitter account on Friday of he and teammate Enrique Hernandez (himself in an 0-for-17..." May 14

  • Kershaw gem helps Dodgers down Mets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw continued to rewrite the record books in his 250th career start with a performance that has become typical of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace. Kershaw spun a complete game shutout and Yasmani Grandal provided the Los Angeles Dodgers with the big hit in a 5-0 win against..." May 13

  • There's Clayton Kershaw and then there's everyone else

    SB Nation "Jake Arrieta is the reigning Cy Young winner in the National League, and the current ERA leader at 1.13. He's yet to lose a game and he's allowed the fewest hits per nine of any starter in the NL. That's all very impressive, and expected from Arrieta at this point. His season right now pales in..." May 13

  • Syndergaard homers twice in Mets' win at L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Noah Syndergaard thought he was dreaming. The first home run of the game was one thing, but the Mets right-hander made history by hitting a second one out of Dodger Stadium in New York's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Syndergaard was almost sure..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Thompson's walk-off homer lifts Dodgers past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers waited all night for the big hit to come. It took until one out was left in the game, but pinch hitter Trayce Thompson finally delivered with his first-ever walk-off hit, driving Hansel Robles' fastball into the left field bleachers for a walk-off home..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Matz wins fifth straight as Mets down Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz was the hero on the mound and with the bat on Monday at Dodger Stadium. Matz emerged with his fifth consecutive win, and his RBI double helped the Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2. With two outs and one on in the sixth inning..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Chase Utley’s NLDS slide still reverberates in Mets-Dodgers

    Newsday "It has been seven months since the Dodgers’ Chase Utley left the Mets’ Ruben Tejada with a broken leg, the result of a hard takeout slide that would change the way the game is played. When the Mets visited the Dodgers Monday, most traces of ill will from that infamous slide seemed to have..." May 10

  • Puig talks new mindset, why he's joining Harper's campaign

    ESPN "Yasiel Puig has been called many things during his four seasons with the Dodgers: a star, absolutely, but also a slacker, a reckless outfielder and even an awful teammate. This year, he says, he just wants to be a good guy. Here, he shares the 10 motivations that most define his new, true..." May 09

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