Dodgers Rumors & News

  • Dodgers move 50 games above .500 for the first time since 1953

    Los Angeles Times "That was quite a team the Dodgers assembled in 1953. They had Hall of Famers everywhere — at catcher (Roy Campanella), shortstop (Pee Wee Reese), left field (Jackie Robinson), center field (Duke Snider) and in the broadcast booth (Vin Scully and Red Barber). They were Brooklyn’s finest,..." August 16

  • Athletics Acquire Chris Hatcher

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics announced that they’ve acquired right-hander Chris Hatcher from the Dodgers in exchange for $500K in international bonus money. Hatcher’s roster spot will go to infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin, who has been activated from the 60-day disabled list, the Dodgers announced. The..." August 15

  • Dodgers’ OF Andre Ethier sells near $5 million Arizona mansion

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier may be sidelined with a back injury. He’s also seen his career take a turn for the worse in recent seasons. The 35-year-old is hitting just .208 with one homer and two RBI in 16 games on the season. In no way does this mean Ethier’s life off the..." August 15

  • McGwire hopes Judge, Bellinger break his rookie HR record "Mark McGwire arrived in Oakland in 1987, a bright-eyed rookie with a powerful swing. Before he had time to fully comprehend his status as a big leaguer, he says, he was already threatening Major League Baseball's 31-year-old rookie homer record -- held at the time by Frank Robinson and Wally..." August 14

  • Inside the brain trust that created the unstoppable Los Angeles Dodgers

    USA Today "You walk the halls of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ baseball operations department at your own risk, never quite knowing what’s around the corner. You may stumble into a vicious whiffle ball game, with Dodgers president Andrew Friedman smashing the ball off the light fixtures, or firing a fastball..." August 14

  • Dodgers reportedly hopeful Clayton Kershaw will return by end of August

    Yardbarker "Not that the Los Angeles Dodgers need the help, but ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is getting closer to a return. Kershaw threw a bullpen session over the weekend, clearing the way for him to throw in a simulated game on Wednesday. If all goes according to plan, according to Bill Shaikin of..." August 14

  • Dodgers shocked by Utley's unusual ejection "With one out in the top of the ninth during the Dodgers' 6-3 win over the Padres on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, second-base umpire Ramon De Jesus ejected Chase Utley after the veteran second baseman and De Jesus had a disagreement about the ump's positioning. Utley said over his 15-year..." August 13

  • Dodgers' Rich Hill gets hit in the neck with a fastball, stays in game

    Sporting News "Rich Hill has gone to hell and back for his baseball career. He's not going to let a 91 mph fastball to the neck from Clayton Richard keep him from playing. The Dodgers' starting pitcher was up in a 2-2 game Friday when he set up for a bunt. What happened next was about as scary a moment as..." August 12

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • Roberts: Kershaw 'close' to return "Clayton Kershaw met the Dodgers at Chase Field on Tuesday and greeted them with the best three words possible. "I feel healthy," Kershaw said after a desert workout, showing no signs of the strained lower back that put him on the disabled list July 24. "Now it's just a matter of building back..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Daniel Murphy not only ex-Met to come back and terrorize team

    New York Post "Justin Turner thought he was on the right path even before the Mets non-tendered him following the 2013 season. But had the Mets kept him, the Dodgers’ All-Star third baseman isn’t convinced his career would have taken off like it has in Los Angeles. “Who knows? If I [stayed] with the Mets,..." August 07

  • If the Los Angeles Dodgers Win 117 Games, Is it the Greatest Regular Season in Team Sports History?

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 43 out of their last 50 games. It’s the first time a team has accomplished the feat since the New York Giants in 1912. It’s even better than the 42-8 stretch L.A. put together in 2013 and leaves the club on pace for 115 regular season wins, one off the all-time..." August 07

  • Dodgers become 1st team to win 43 of 50 in a season since 1912

    Bleacher Report "With a come-from-behind 7-4 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers have completed the best 50-game stretch in Major League Baseball since 1912 by going 43-7. The Dodgers tweeted out a celebratory photo of this incredible hot streak that began June 7. The..." August 06

  • Crazy stat shows how incredible Cody Bellinger’s rookie season has been

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger showed off his immense power again on Saturday, dropping down to one knee and driving a ball roughly 400 feet for his 31st home run of the year. Despite missing most of April, Bellinger is on pace to hit nearly 50 home runs in 2017. But if he gets 40,..." August 06

  • Former Dodgers co-owner Jamie McCourt to be named ambassador to France

    Hardball Talk "You might recall a couple of months ago that White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was reported to be in favor of nominating Marlins owner Jeff Loria to be the ambassador to France. I’m not sure what happened with that in the interim, but Prebius just got pushed out so, presumably, his ideas..." August 03

  • Yu Darvish does not anticipate returning to Rangers in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Yu Darvish believes his Texas Rangers chapter is officially closed for good. Speaking with reporters after he was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Darvish said that he does not see himself returning to Texas in free agency, per local sportswriter Sean..." August 01

  • Rangers trade Yu Darvish to the Dodgers

    Sportsnet "The Texas Rangers have traded Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. " July 31

  • Reds trade LHP Tony Cingrani to Dodgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds traded left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani to the Dodgers at Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, the Enquirer has learned. The Reds received outfielder Scott Van Slyke and another minor leaguer in return. Van Slyke, 31, was with the Dodgers' Triple-A team in Oklahoma City. The team..." July 31

  • Pirates reportedly trade Tony Watson to Dodgers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates have reportedly traded reliever Tony Watson to the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had been fielding offers for Watson and righty reliever Juan Nicasio while also considering the addition of relief pitchers under team control past this season, according to major league sources." July 31

  • Four teams that need to be buyers at MLB trade deadline

    Sportsnet "Sellers? Buyers? The stakes aren’t what you’d like them to be for the Toronto Blue Jays with today’s 4 p.m., ET non-waiver trade deadline approaching. Indeed, as one MLB executive told me this weekend, the Blue Jays are a lot of teams’ Plan B or Plan C. That might be why there were a grand..." July 31

  • Dodgers still favorites to land Darvish

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Dodgers are still chasing starting pitchers and are viewed as the likely favorite to land Yu Darvish, according to a report. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers are engaged in talks with the Texas Rangers about Darvish and may well be the favorites to get a..." July 30

  • Dodgers acquire Luis Ysla from Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers acquired minor league left-hander Luis Ysla from the Red Sox for cash considerations, the team announced Saturday. Ysla was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Wednesday in order to clear roster space for incoming infielder Eduardo Núñez. He’ll be assigned to the Dodgers’..." July 30

  • Astros, Dodgers reportedly in pursuit of Zach Britton

    Larry Brown Sports "Zach Britton could be a game-changer if he gets traded prior to the deadline, and a few teams would love to add him to their bullpen. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Los Angeles Dodgers are in pursuit of Britton. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says the Houston Astros also are pursuing Britton. The..." July 29

  • How the Los Angeles Dodgers built a powerhouse

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s easy to look at the Los Angeles Dodgers and dismiss their remarkable success as being fueled by a $250 million payroll, allowing them to throw money at every problem that arises. Sure, the Dodgers’ financial power has played a role in their success. But to chalk their success strictly up..." July 29

  • Dodgers prefer Darvish but price could be prohibitive

    Fanrag Sports "The Dodgers’ preferred pitching target remains Yu Darvish, according to sources — though word is they aren’t likely to surrender their very top prospects in any deal. Sonny Gray appears to be more of a fallback candidate for L.A., according to people with ties to the Dodgers. Dodgers GM..." July 29

  • Royals trade John Farrell's son, Luke, to Dodgers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers announced on Friday that they’ve acquired right-hander Luke Farrell from the Royals in exchange for cash. Farrell was designated for assignment earlier this week when Kansas City acquired the trio of Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer and Ryan Buchter from the Padres. The Dodgers moved..." July 29

  • Current, former MLB players discuss the sport’s cocaine problem

    New York Daily News "It's been 10 months since Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died late at night while accidentally driving a boat into a jetty off the coast of Miami. He had alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time, according to the toxicology report. Two other passengers were killed, too. While baseball has been..." July 28

  • Dodgers' Magic Johnson guarantees World Series victory

    Los Angeles Times "Magic Johnson called his shot Thursday night, and he wasn’t shy about it. The Dodgers’ co-owner did not hesitate when he predicted how the team would finish this year. “The Dodgers are going to win the World Series this year,” Johnson said. “This is our year.” Johnson spoke at Clayton..." July 28

  • 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