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  • As Andrew Friedman’s contract with Dodgers nears end, an extension is likely

    Orange County Register "Hyun-Jin Ryu, Rich Hill, David Freese and Russell Martin will all be free agents following the conclusion of this season. Contract decisions could send others on the Dodgers’ current roster onto the open market in November or December. But there is an even more central..." September 20

  • Rich Hill Throws Bullpen Session With Knee Brace, Plans To Start Tuesday Against Padres

    Dodger Blue "After exiting his last start against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning because of a strained MCL in his left knee, Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers received considerably better news this week upon further evaluation. An MRI revealed that the 39-year-old didn’t..." September 19

  • Yankees had celebration prep ruined by Rays’ comeback win

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees will have to wait at least another day to celebrate their impending division title. The AL East-best Yankees came entered play on Wednesday needing either a victory over the Los Angeles Angels or a loss by the Tampa Bay Rays to the NL-best Los Angeles Dodgers to..." September 19

  • Dodgers add two investors to ownership group

    Orange County Register "The Dodgers announced the addition of two investors as minority members of their ownership group Thursday. The two new investors are Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinsky. As minority investors, they will have no hand in running the team. Mark Walter remains the chairman and..." September 19

  • Kenley Jansen booed by Dodgers fans, admits he 'sucked' after blown save

    The Sports Daily "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was once the best in the business, but even though only two years have passed since then, so much has changed. Jansen blew yet another save in Wednesday’s loss to the Rays — his eighth of the season. It’s a career high for him, and surely..." September 19

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list?

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Rich Hill’s Availability Dependent On Pain Tolerance After MRI

    Dodgers Nation "Recently, the Los Angeles Dodgers provided a positive Rich Hill injury update in regards to his injured knee. Furthermore – Hill recorded two outs before exiting with a left knee injury in his return from an elbow injury. While the Dodgers’ veteran southpaw has seemed like an..." September 18

  • Ross Stripling Expected To Be Part Of Dodgers’ Postseason Bullpen

    Dodger Blue "As the Los Angeles Dodgers were inching closer to officially clinching a seventh consecutive National League West title, manager Dave Roberts was shuffling the deck with his pitching staff in effort to determine a postseason rotation and bullpen. It began to take more shape once it..." September 18

  • Alex Verdugo aiming for NLCS return

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Verdugo has been out of commission for the last month-and-a-half, and he may still need another month or so to recover. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder said on Tuesday that he is aiming for a return in the NLCS, per JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group. " September 17

  • Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says team could user ‘opener’ in the playoffs

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers head into Tuesday’s slate with a 97-54 record and boasting a real chance to earn home-field advantage throughout the National League Playoffs. It’s been yet another banner regular season for Dave Roberts squad. However, it’s now all about how..." September 17

  • No End in Sight for Dodgers' Deep Blue Sea of Talent

    Bleacher Report "Hair-raising, is what it is. This pipeline of young talent from the bushes to Los Angeles, this ongoing gusher of resources that has helped produce seven consecutive NL West titles with no end in sight. Now comes right-hander Dustin May, whose big hair enters a room a full 30 seconds..." September 16

  • Dodgers Activate Max Muncy

    Dodgers Nation "The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to activate infielder Max Muncy off the injured list before Friday’s game against the New York Mets, according to Alanna Rizzo. Muncy has been on the injured list with a small fracture in his right wrist since August 30. September 14

  • Alex Verdugo unlikely to be ready for NLDS

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have already clinched an NLDS berth by winning their division, but they will probably be without Alex Verdugo for that series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Friday that Verdugo will join the team in LA next week but has not resumed workouts. Roberts also..." September 14

  • Dodgers: Scott Alexander Undergoes Surgery

    Dodgers Nation "Here is a name you probably have not heard in months: Scott Alexander. The 30-year-old lefty specialist underwent surgery to repair some nerve issues in his left hand.   Scott Alexander had surgery to address nerve..." September 13

  • Max Muncy Rejoining Dodgers After Hitting 3 Home Runs At Camelback Ranch

    Dodger Blue "One month after losing Chris Taylor for a prolonged stretch because of a fractured forearm, the Los Angeles Dodgers nearly experienced a similar scenario with Max Muncy when he was hit by a pitch in his right wrist. Muncy was immediately removed from the Aug. 28 game against the San..." September 13

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by MLB.com's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Justin Turner Wins Appeal, Won’t Serve 1-Game Suspension

    Dodger Blue "The Los Angeles Dodgers will finish out the remainder of the 2019 season without concern of Justin Turner needing to serve a one-game suspension MLB handed down after he and home-plate umpire Rob Drake made contact with one another following a game at Petco Park. Turner told..." September 13

  • Vin Scully First Dodgers Contract Hits Auction Block ... Only Paid $100 A Week!!!

    TMZ "Vin Scully is one of the most legendary broadcasters in sports history ... and you can own the piece of paper that literally got him hired by the Dodgers 70 years ago -- if your bank account's fat enough. This is awesome ... back in December 1949, 22-year-old Vincent Scully typed..." September 12

  • Rich Hill To Have Left Knee Examined After Leaving Return Start In 1st Inning

    Dodger Blue "Rich Hill was back on the mound for his first start since suffering a strained flexor tendon in his left forearm, but the return was brief as he failed to make it through the first inning. Hill exited with two outs and the Los Angeles Dodgers trailing the Baltimore Orioles. As later..." September 12

  • Cody Bellinger on Christian Yelich’s injury: ‘It definitely sucks’

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger has been doing battle with reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich for that award throughout the entire 2019 season. It promised to be a hotly-contested affair until Yelich went down to a fractured kneecap during Tuesday night’s game. With Yelich..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Alex Verdugo Shut Down From All Baseball Acitivites

    Dodgers Nation "On Tuesday, you heard that the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled Edwin Rios. Now, some news breaks that Alex Verdugo may be running out of time to get right before the regular season ends. First, Bill Plunkett released a tweet announcing that Verdugo has been shut down from all..." September 11

  • Dodgers first to clinch; eye 11 October victories

    MLB.com "A block of ice was just thrown down the back of Gavin Lux's shirt. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor and countless other Dodgers made sure to get their photos with Tommy Lasorda, who was taking refuge from the beverage onslaught behind a wall in the visitors' clubhouse. By the..." September 11

  • Why the Dodgers' handling of Kenta Maeda highlights the potential conflicts of interest with contract incentives

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers can become the first team to clinch their division on Tuesday, either by defeating the Baltimore Orioles or having the New York Mets top the Arizona Diamondbacks. Whenever it happens, the Dodgers are certain to enter October as the favorites to win the National League..." September 10

  • How will the Red Sox replace Dave Dombrowski? A look at seven potential GM candidates for Boston

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski on Sunday, less than a year after winning the World Series. The Red Sox had been successful under Dombrowski's guidance, notching at least 93 wins in each of his three full seasons. Even this season, a disappointing one relative to..." September 10

  • Dodgers envision Kenta Maeda pitching high-leverage relief innings in October

    Orange County Register "Three weeks remain in the regular season, and the Dodgers are still tinkering with their bullpen. Kenta Maeda served as a long reliever Sunday against the San Francisco Giants, the second consecutive game in which he’s filled that role. He pitched four scoreless innings, allowed one..." September 09

  • Dodgers to skip start for struggling ace Hyun-Jin Ryu

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, who has been struggling lately, will miss a start in the rotation to get some rest, manager Dave Roberts said Friday. Ryu will miss a scheduled start in Baltimore, and should get 9-10 days off in a row. Ryu boasted a major-league..." September 07

  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs' death

    ESPN "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have had initial conversations about randomly testing players for opioids following an autopsy report that showed oxycodone and fentanyl in the blood of late Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. While the discussions..." September 07

  • The juiced ball is not a “looming problem” for the players union

    Hardball Talk "Players have long known it. Scientists have confirmed it. The numbers, quite clearly, bear it out. Eventually even Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball admitted it. The ball is juiced and it’s led to a massive uptick in offense. How and why it got juiced is a tad more..." September 06

  • Each MLB Team's Player Whose Days as a Star Are over for Good

    Bleacher Report "Every star in the known universe burns out eventually. The same is true in Major League Baseball, where even the greatest players ultimately fade away. It's tough for fanbases and, often, even tougher for the players in question. But it's reality all the..." September 06

  • Tanking teams are killing attendance

    Hardball Talk "Your must-click link of the day is Rob Arthur’s article at Baseball Prospectus in which he analyzed the effect tanking has on attendance. (note: it was originally behind a paywall but it’s now free for everyone, so do go read it). The executive summary can be read..." September 06

  • Worst performances in baseball at every position

    ESPN "It was looking like a bit of slow day on Wednesday, with only 11 games on the slate, but then Joc Pederson continued his tear in the late game. In his final at-bat on Sunday, his three at-bats on Monday and his three on Wednesday (he didn't play Tuesday), Pederson did this: home..." September 05

  • 6 Worst September Collapses in MLB History

    12 Up "The September collapse in the MLB is a special kind of soul-crushing moment. With the playoffs so close, a once mighty teams' own ineptitude forces them to slide out of the playoffs on the way to another anonymous season. These six particular situations have lived on in history as..." September 05

  • Dodgers break NL record for homers in a season

    ESPN "The Dodgers broke the National League record for home runs in a season thanks to Joc Pederson's pair of homers in a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockieson Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The Dodgers have hit 250 on the year, surpassing the Houston Astros'..." September 05

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Dilemma of the 2019-20 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Decisions, decisions. Major League Baseball teams have to make them all the time, but perhaps the toughest choices come during the winter. We've gotten ahead of them by pinpointing the biggest dilemma each team will face in the 2019-2020 offseason. These cover difficult calls that..." September 04

  • 6 Veteran MLB Stars Who Will Leave Their Longtime Teams After 2019

    12 Up "The 2019 MLB campaign is rapidly drawing to a close, with a little less than a month of the regular season left to be played. While there's no doubting the playoffs are shaping up to be a doozy, it's also time to start pondering where some impending free agents will..." September 04

  • Dodgers phenom Gavin Lux 'knocked the door down' to earn audition for October

    ESPN "The first pitch Gavin Lux ever saw in the major leagues, a 93 mph fastball tailing low and away, he lined into shallow center field for a base hit. When he reached first base, the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast panned to his mother, Heather, and his father, Tom, who had flown..." September 04

  • How MLB's most notable deadline additions are faring with new teams

    The Score "It might be hard to believe, but Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed over a month ago now, and most players are settled into their new digs. With the notable omission of Scooter Gennett, who was released by the San Francisco Giants, let's check in on how all the..." September 03

  • Julio Urias will start for the Dodgers in first game back from suspension

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers spun the revolving door on their rotation Monday. In was left-hander Julio Urias, who returned from a 20-game suspension for a domestic violence allegation. Out was right-hander Kenta Maeda, who moved to the bullpen to prepare for his annual postseason..." September 03

  • MLB's efforts to speed up play run into reality of modern game: 'It's not going to happen'

    USA Today "First came a limit on mound visits. Then, shortened breaks between innings. Next year, pitchers will be forced to face at least three batters, the better to reduce pitching changes, and some day, Major League Baseball may yet foist a pitch clock on its timeless game. Yet as another..." September 03

  • Differential in Total Home Runs From 2018 and 2019 Triple-A Seasons is Absurd

    12 Up "The insane rate of home runs is not a problem in just the Major League, it has also been an issue in Triple-A. Triple-A players were introduced to the baseballs being used at the MLB level this year, and you can see from the numbers the difference these baseballs made. Juiced..." September 03

  • Dodgers’ Scott Alexander, Tyler White Won’t Return This Year

    MLB Trade Rumors "A pair of injured Dodgers have been ruled out to return this season, manager Dave Roberts told reporters including Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times, who reports that neither Tyler White nor Scott Alexander will suit up for the Dodgers in September. White landed on the..." September 02

  • Max Muncy, Alex Verdugo could return for Dodgers next week

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers could be getting two key contributors back before long. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Monday that both Max Muncy and Alex Verdugo could return to the club next week. Verdugo has been out since early August with an oblique injury. The..." September 02

  • Dodgers' Julio Urias to 'move forward' after suspension

    ESPN "Julio Urias finished serving a 20-game suspension for domestic violence allegations and is ready to "move forward," a phrase the young left-hander used often upon returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Urias was added to the active roster on Monday alongside infielder Gavin..." September 02

  • Report: Dodgers calling up prospect Gavin Lux

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s William Boor reports that the Dodgers are promoting infield prospect Gavin Lux to the majors. Ron Cervenka of ThinkBlue LA was the first to break the news. Max Muncy is expected to miss two weeks with a fractured right wrist, so Lux could see regular playing time at..." September 01

  • Kenley Jansen confident he will be fine by October despite struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is in the middle of a career-worst season, but he still thinks he can right the ship before it is too late. Addressing reporters on Sunday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted that Jansen is dealing with obvious frustration but added that the..." September 01

  • Dustin May Removed From Game After Being Hit In The Head By Line Drive

    Dodger Blue "Play came to a grinding halt Sunday in the fourth inning of the series finale between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks when Dustin May was struck in the side of his head by a line drive. It registered at 92 mph off Jake Lamb’s bat. The ball caromed into left..." September 01

  • Dodgers rookie Will Smith playing a lot like Gary Sanchez did for Yankees in 2016

    Sporting News "His first one came against Phillies right-hander Hector Neris, his second off Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg and his third off Rockies right-hander Wade Davis. The trio of Will Smith home runs - two of them walk-offs and the other a go-ahead shot in the ninth - gave the Dodgers..." August 31

  • 10 Must-Watch Future Stars About to Be Called Up to MLB

    Bleacher Report "The final month of the 2019 MLB season is right around the corner, and with it comes roster expansion from 25 to 40 players. The bulk of September call-ups consist of players who have spent the season shuffling between Triple-A and the majors—the fringe middle..." August 30

  • Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu is starting to struggle, and a smaller September workload may be just what he needs

    CBS Sports "For the third consecutive start, Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryustruggled greatly Thursday night. The Diamondbacks tagged him for a season-high-tying seven runs in 4 2/3 innings in their series-opening win (ARI 11, LAD 4). Ryu retired only five of the final 16..." August 30