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  • The Dodgers Should Make a Run at Luke Gregerson

    Dodgers Nation "It is no secret that the Dodgers bullpen is their weakest link with an offense that ranks first in the National League in OPS (.796) and a starting rotation that ranks first in ERA (3.17) as well. The bullpen ERA so far this season is a sub-standard 4.30, ranking 8th in the National League and..." May 20

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu extends scoreless streak to 31 innings

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu continued to pitch excellently, tossing seven more scoreless innings against the Reds, extending his scoreless innings streak to 31. The lefty limited the Reds to five hits and a walk while striking out five on the afternoon. He left with a 4-0 lead, improving to..." May 19

  • Dodgers’ Justin Turner likely to avoid IL stint

    Sportsnaut "After exiting Friday’s game with a left shin contusion, it appears the Los Angeles Dodgers might have caught some good fortune following All-Star third baseman Justin Turner’s injury. Roberts spoke to reporters before Saturday’s game and announced that while Turner..." May 18

  • Players say Yankees, Dodgers have MLB’s best uniforms

    Sportsnaut "A poll of current players was conducted by recently focusing on which team boasts the game’s best uniform. In what can’t be considered too much of a surprise, the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers tied for the top spot. “Just the crisp, clean..." May 17

  • Dodgers To Place Kenta Maeda On 10-Day Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers will place right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 10-day IL before tomorrow’s game, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link).  Maeda’s placement caps off a busy day of roster-shuffling for the Dodgers, as the team also activated..." May 16

  • Julio Urias Investigation, 'No Intent to Injure'

    TMZ "Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports ... the domestic violence case against Dodgers star pitcher Julio Urias is "weak" based on the evidence.  We're told the video of the incident does show Urias making physical contact with the woman..." May 16

  • Dodgers may face tough decision regarding Julio Urias

    Los Angeles Times "Only Julio Urias and his girlfriend really know what happened Monday night in a Beverly Center parking lot. And maybe a surveillance video. There is no conviction, no admission of guilt, only an accusation that was denied by Urias and his alleged victim. Until the..." May 15

  • Manny Machado booed in return to Dodger Stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado received a share of boos during his return to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Machado played 82 games for the Dodgers last season (including playoffs) after being acquired by Los Angeles in a trade with the Orioles. He decided to sign with the San Diego Padres in free..." May 15

  • MLB puts Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias on 7-day administrative leave after domestic battery arrest

    USA Today "Los Angels Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has been placed on a seven-day administrative leave by Major League Baseball after being arrested in Los Angeles on Monday night on suspicion of domestic battery. Urias was arrested after a report of an argument in a shopping..." May 15

  • Dodgers' Julio Urias arrested for suspicion of battery

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was arrested Monday night on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence/battery, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Police said the arrest stemmed from an incident between Urias, 22, and a woman in the parking lot of..." May 14

  • Why this lefty is MLB's most under-the-radar ace "Hyun-Jin Ryu starts against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals on Sunday, and when he does, he'll have a Major League record of sorts to defend. Ryu has 45 strikeouts, and he's allowed just two walks. That's 22.5 whiffs for every walk, which would merely be the highest mark in a..." May 12

  • Dodgers' Joc Pederson Gives Brian Dozier the Middle Finger After Being Robbed of Hit

    12 Up "Never rob Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Joc Pederson of a base knock. If you do, you're bound to get flipped the bird? Yup, you will. And on Friday night, Washington Nationals infielder Brian Dozier learned this the hard way, as his former teammate let him know just how mad he..." May 11

  • Paulo Orlando traded to White Sox

    CBS Sports "Orlando was traded from the Dodgers to the White Sox for an undisclosed return Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. The 33-year-old has appeared in 278 career major-league games, hitting an uninspiring .263/.289/.384. " May 10

  • Dodgers’ C Travis d’Arnaud traded to Rays

    Sportsnaut "Following another injury at catcher, the Tampa Bay Rays struck quickly on Friday to add necessary depth to the backstop by landing a former top prospect. According to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times, the Rays agreed to a deal sending cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers..." May 10

  • Kenley Jansen would be fine with Craig Kimbrel joining the Dodgers -- just not as their closer

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers (25-14) may be off to a strong start this season, but the team needs help in the bullpen. The offseason acquisition of Joe Kelly hasn't gone too great for L.A. so far this season, and the team's closer Kenley Jansen is allowing more runs than he used to. For a closer..." May 10

  • James Loney retires

    Hardball Talk "James Loney has announced his retirement from baseball at the age of 35. Loney had been playing for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. Loney’s best full season probably came in 2011 when he hit .288/.339/.416 with 12 homers for the Dodgers. In his first..." May 10

  • Do Dodgers regret passing on Manny Machado and Bryce Harper? Alanna Rizzo says "no"

    NBC Sports Washington "Everyone wants a Bryce Harper type: A world caliber athlete in the field; an absolute destroyer at the plate. But is his unparalleled talent worth the tremendous cost? In regards to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Alanna Rizzo says "No." The baseball expert and..." May 09

  • The Dodgers Need to Find a Rotation Spot for Julio Urias

    12 Up "After Rich Hill and Clayton Kershaw returned from injury, the Los Angeles Dodgers, overflowing with excellent starting pitching, sent 22-year-old phenom Julio Urias to the bullpen. After a Kenley Jansen meltdown, Urias came in and made his first career..." May 08

  • Dodgers Release Josh Smoker, Ezequiel Carrera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers released lefty Josh Smoker and outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from their Triple-A club, as first indicated on the Pacific Coast League’s transactions log. Neither has performed well to start the season in Oklahoma City, as Smoker has been tagged for..." May 08

  • Los Angeles Dodgers to utilize Travis d’Arnaud at first base, in outfield

    Yardbarker "It was at least a bit curious when the Dodgers decided to add backstop Travis d’Arnaud over the weekend. There’s additional clarity now to the team’s thinking, as J.P. Hoornstra of the Orange County Register reports. d’Arnaud joins fellow catchers Austin Barnes..." May 07

  • Dodgers move Cody Bellinger off first base due to ailing shoulder

    Hardball Talk "Cody Bellinger returned to the Dodgers’ lineup on Monday night against the Braves, playing right field rather than first base. That will be the case going forward,’s Ken Gurnick reports, due to Bellinger’s ailing right shoulder. Bellinger partially..." May 07

  • A.J. Pollock Likely Out Until July

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dodgers outfielder A.J. Pollock is slated for a minimum six-week shut-down after undergoing elbow surgery, he told reporters including Pedro Moura of The Athletic (via Twitter). He’ll likely need a ramp-up period thereafter, almost certainly pushing his return to the majors into the month..." May 06

  • Dodgers’ Chris Taylor responds to opportunity with strong weekend

    Los Angeles Times "Perhaps the player most affected by center fielder A.J. Pollock’s elbow injury is Chris Taylor. Previously in a strict platoon in left field with Joc Pederson, the right-handed hitter’s playing time should climb until Pollock returns or a move is made to fill his vacancy...." May 06

  • Matt Kemp's potential landing spots: Indians, Dodgers, Yankees among teams who could use veteran outfielder

    CBS Sports "On Saturday the Cincinnati Reds released veteran outfielder Matt Kemp, who is currently recovering from a fractured rib. Kemp hadn't played well for the Reds when he had been healthy, hitting just .200/.210/.283 in 62 plate appearances. Factor in his unavailability and the Reds' recent..." May 05

  • Dodgers Sign Catcher Travis d’Arnaud

    Dodgers Nation "The Dodgers have signed veteran catcher Travis D’Arnaud to a major league contract and he has joined the team in San Diego. Jorge Castillo of the LA Times first reported d’Arnaud was in the Dodgers clubhouse. d’Arnaud, a 30-year-old, right-handed hitter from Long..." May 05

  • Bellinger misses game after separating shoulder

    ESPN "Cody Bellinger was not in the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup on Saturday, one day after he separated his shoulder against the San Diego Padres. Bellinger said his right shoulder "popped out" before immediately popping in again as he made a diving attempt to stop a ground..." May 04

  • A.J. Pollock To Undergo Elbow Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Dodgers outfielder A.J. Pollock will undergo surgery to remove the metal hardware that was inserted in his the growth plate of his right elbow back in a 2016 procedure, manager Dave Roberts announced Wednesday (Twitter links via Ken Gurnick of and Pedro Moura of The..." May 02

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill pens emotional essay about infant son's death

    USA Today "Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill recounted his family whispering the song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during his infant son Brooks' final breaths in an emotional essay published Tuesday.  Hill chronicled in The Players'..." May 01

  • Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock returns to L.A. for exploratory procedure on elbow

    Orange County Register "A.J. Pollock returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday to have his right elbow examined by doctors and undergo an exploratory procedure that the Dodgers hope will provide some answers about the severity of the infection that has landed him on the Injured List. Pollock spent part of Monday at..." May 01

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock has unspecified infection in elbow, likely headed to Injured List

    Orange County Register "A.J. Pollock’s right elbow has a long medical history all its own. It’s going to get longer. Pollock was unavailable to play for the Dodgers on Monday night against the San Francisco Giants due to an infection in that elbow – a condition Dodgers manager Dave Roberts..." April 30

  • Dodgers' Bellinger sets MLB record with 37 RBIs before May

    The Score "Cody Bellinger is driving in runs at a historic pace to start the season. The Los Angeles Dodgers star collected his 37th RBI on Monday against the San Francisco Giants, eclipsing Mark McGwire and Juan Gonzalez to claim the all-time MLB record for most RBIs..." April 30

  • How Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger put together an epic April

    Los Angeles Times "The price of a ticket in Dodger Stadium’s right-field pavilion included more than unlimited hot dogs and nachos Sunday. The home team’s most insatiable patrons were granted the opportunity to own an artifact from the one of the greatest opening acts in baseball history,..." April 29

  • Dodgers Activate Rich Hill, Place Caleb Ferguson On IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have officially activated veteran southpaw Rich Hill to make his 2019 debut, per Ken Gurnick of To make room for Hill on the active roster, left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson has been placed on the 10-day injured list with an oblique injury. " April 28

  • Dodgers Activate Russell Martin

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have activated catcher Russell Martin from the 10-day injured list and optioned fellow backstop Rocky Gale to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times tweets. Martin’s return should be a welcome one for Los Angeles, whose primary catcher, Austin..." April 27

  • Martin critical of Jays for manipulating Vlad Jr.'s service time

    The Score "Russell Martin never got a chance to play a regular-season game with star prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Los Angeles Dodgers in January, the veteran backstop missed the phenom's arrival to the bigs by mere months. The catcher was blunt when..." April 27

  • Dodgers' Bellinger sets MLB record for total bases before May

    Dodger Blue "With Cody Bellinger hitting a home run in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, Cody Bellinger reached 88 total bases to break Chase Utley’s record for most all-time before the month of May. Bellinger’s blast additionally gave the Dodgers 33..." April 27

  • Dodgers' Hill (knee) set for season debut Sun.

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill is set to make his season debut Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday. Hill hasn't pitched since straining his left knee during spring training and started the season on the injured list. Ahead..." April 24

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • Bob Costas and John Smoltz will call tonight's Cubs-Dodgers game — and sing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'

    Chicago Tribune "MLB Network analysts Bob Costas and John Smoltz return to Wrigley Field on Tuesday night for the first time since they called a Cubs-Brewers game on Sept. 11. They’ll have an extra duty to perform: Leading fans in singing “Take Me Out to..." April 23

  • Dodgers move Urias to pen after dominant outing

    Dodgers Nation "The Dodgers’ starting rotation and bullpen have been one of the biggest questions marks to start the season. While the offense has been running like a well-oiled machine, the pitching staff as a whole has barely managed to keep Los Angeles in early contention. The good news is, it now..." April 19

  • Who is Alex Verdugo? Remember the name of the Dodgers outfielder

    Sporting News "The Brewers and Dodgers are facing off for the second time this season after matching up in the NLCS last year, and if Game 1 of this weekend's series is any indication, it will be fun every time these teams are on the same field. These games will also likely need heroes to pull..." April 19

  • Dodgers To Sign Logan Bawcom

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have agreed to a minors deal with righty Logan Bawcom, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group (Twitter link). The 30-year-old is expected to provide some upper-minors depth once he’s ready to be activated. Bawcom joined the professional..." April 18

  • For Dodgers’ Rich Hill, no taking it easy in a rehab stint

    Orange County Register "Lake Elsinore’s leadoff man put Rich Hill and his left knee to the test almost immediately Wednesday night. On the fourth pitch, Storm left fielder Robbie Podorsky dropped a bunt down the third base line. Dodgers fans who made the trek to The Diamond might have cringed a little..." April 18

  • Knee bruise keeps Bellinger out of LA lineup "Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger was out of Tuesday night's lineup against the Reds with a right knee bruise. Bellinger was removed from Monday night's 4-3 win shortly after Reds starter Luis Castillo drilled him with a 95.5 mph fastball in the third inning. X-rays on the knee..." April 16

  • Reason revealed for why Yasiel Puig was late to Dodger Stadium revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "Yasiel Puig returned to Dodger Stadium for the first time as a visiting player on Monday, and he would have been the recipient of a nice gift prior to first pitch had he shown up on time. The Cincinnati Reds slugger was late to the ballpark, however, and now we know why. According to..." April 16

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • The velocity on Clayton Kershaw’s slider was down. That’s a good thing

    Los Angeles Times "The most memorable slider thrown by Clayton Kershaw on Monday resembled many he threw in the summer and the fall of 2018. The velocity of the pitch registered at 87.6 mph on the Dodger Stadium radar gun as it lazed over the inner half of the plate. The exit velocity hit 102.7 mph as..." April 16