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  • MLB Insider Says Yankees Are Favorite to Land Manny Machado This Offseason

    12 Up "?Though Yankees fans out there might be disappointed the team didn't land Manny Machado before the trade deadline, perhaps even bigger news could come down the road.  Yes, the ?Orioles traded Machado to the Dodgers, but he's going to be a free agent after the..." July 20

  • Manny Machado to wear No. 8 out of respect for Kobe Bryant

    Sportsnaut "When All-Star Manny Machado takes to the field for the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time Friday evening, he’ll be wearing a number familiar to fans in Southern California. Machado announced on Friday that he’ll be wearing the No. 8 jersey as a way to pay his respects..." July 20

  • What exactly did the Orioles get in return for Manny Machado?

    NBC Sports Washington "So, the Orioles made some headlines earlier this week. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but minor league pitcher Asher Wojciechowski exercised his opt-out clause and is no longer with the organization. Please keep Orioles fans in your thoughts during this trying time. As..." July 20

  • Brewers, who wouldn't part with top prospects for Manny Machado, now face tough stretch

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Anyone who thought Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns was going to reveal what he offered the Baltimore Orioles for Manny Machado has never met him. Having lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the pursuit for the biggest bat on the trade market, Stearns would only say..." July 20

  • Dodgers GM: Manny will play both 3B and SS going forward

    The Score "Now that Manny Machado's officially a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he'll have to fall in line with how his new team operates. Hours after acquiring the All-Star from the Baltimore Orioles for a package of five prospects, Dodgers general..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Dodgers officially acquire Machado for 5 prospects

    CBS Sports "For the past day, the Baltimore Orioles trading shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a prospect package has felt like a fait accompli. The only thing that could stop the deal from happening before the regular season resumed was, well, an act of God -- or, the joke went,..." July 18

  • Report: Dodgers and Orioles Hit Potential 'Snag' in Manny Machado Trade

    12 Up "?It was reported on Tuesday that Baltimore Orioles shortstop ?Manny Machado was ?going to be traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Well, here we are, so why hasn't this deal been finalized? According to Steve Phillips of MLB Network Radio, there might..." July 18

  • Manny Machado reportedly traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "This has been the worst kept secret all day, but Ken Rosenthal has now reported that, yes, Manny Machado has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The full return is not yet known, but Rosenthal says that outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz — who starred in the Futures..." July 18

  • Dodgers reportedly include top prospect Yusniel Diaz in Manny Machado trade offer

    Sportsnaut "There’s a good chance that the last time we see shortstop Manny Machado in a Baltimore Orioles uniform will be during Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star game in Washington. Machado, 26, has long been bandied about as a trade possibility. Now that the July 31 deadline is exactly..." July 17

  • Dodgers “Appear To Be The Leading Contender” For Machado

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers “appear to be the leading contender” to acquire Orioles infielder Manny Machado, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred (Twitter link). That said, there’s still no deal in place and Heyman adds that “the situation is fluid.” As we’ve traced..." July 17

  • Orioles 'very close' to trading Machado, not going to Yankees

    The Score "Months of speculation as to where Manny Machado will end up could soon be resolved. The Baltimore Orioles are "very close" to a trade involving their shortstop, though he won't be dealt prior to Tuesday's All-Star Game, sources told Jon Heyman of..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Report: Dodgers Still Firmly in the Race to Land Manny Machado

    12 Up "?The rumors surrounding Manny Machado continue to swirl, and it seems that every team with playoff aspirations is somewhat interested in the four-time All-Star. This includes the ?Los Angeles Dodgers, who are looking for a player to separate them from the rest of the pack in..." July 15

  • Manny Machado would not provide Dodgers the relief they need

    Los Angeles Times "Manny Machado, Manny Machado, Manny Machado. That’s all you hear around Dodger Stadium these days, the name whispered by players, barked by ushers, and planted firmly in the form of questions by sweaty fans searching for a breeze When are the Dodgers going to trade for..." July 15

  • Is Chase Utley a Hall of Famer?

    Hardball Talk "Every time a big star retires — or announces his retirement at some date certain in the future — we ask whether he is a Hall of Famer. It’s a potentially troublesome exercise, however. By immediately invoking the Hall of Fame we’re practically begging the..." July 14

  • Chase Utley to hold potential retirement press conference

    Hardball Talk "The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that second baseman Chase Utley will be holding a press conference on Friday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The topic of the press conference has not been made public, but it’s likely to be a retirement announcement. Utley is a man of few words..." July 13

  • Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley plans to retire at end of the 2018 season

    USA Today "Los Angeles Dodgers veteran second baseman Chase Utley, a six-time All-Star and potential Hall of Famer, is retiring at the end of the 2018 season, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of his retirement plans. The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Home Run Derby field: Bryce Harper headlines slugging showcase

    USA Today "Washington Nationals outfielder and All-Star Game ambassador Bryce Harper will headline this year's Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington. Joining him for Monday's showcase is a group of sluggers who have hit 150 home runs. Seven of the eight..." July 12

  • Dodgers Claim Zac Rosscup, Designate Edward Paredes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers announced today that they have claimed lefty Zac Rosscup off waivers from the Rockies. In a corresponding move, the club designated fellow southpaw Edward Paredes for assignment. Rosscup, 30, racked up ten strikeouts without a walk in seven frames last year in Colorado,..." July 11

  • Clayton Kershaw has completely owned the San Diego Padres recently

    The Sports Daily "There are only three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw straight-up owning the San Diego Padres. The left-handed hurler faced the Padres at Petco Park on Monday, and it didn’t go well for the home team. Kershaw exited the..." July 10

  • Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the disabled list, call up Andrew Toles

    Los Angeles Times "Andrew Toles received a text message from one of his Dodgers teammates recently. It came from reliever J.T. Chargois and it featured a picture of Toles’ Dodge Challenger. Toles had left the car at Dodger Stadium when the team optioned him to triple-A Oklahoma City in late March. Toles had..." July 10

  • Report: Max Muncy to participate in 2018 Home Run Derby

    Hardball Talk "Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports that Dodgers infielder Max Muncy said on the club’s radio station that he will participate in the Home Run Derby. The Derby will be held at Nationals Park one week from now as part of the All-Star Game festivities. Muncy, 27,..." July 10

  • Report: Dodgers looking for upgrade at second base

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently unhappy with their second base situation and looking to make an upgrade. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reported on Monday that the Dodgers have had trade talks about three different second basemen, including Scooter Gennett (Reds), Brian Dozier..." July 10

  • Orioles reportedly turned down crazy Manny Machado trade offer from Dodgers

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Orioles are driving a hard bargain for Manny Machado. That’s best illustrated in the offer that they reportedly turned down from the Los Angeles Dodgers. July 09

  • Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig homers, then exits with intercostal/oblique strain

    Orange County Register "Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig left Sunday’s game against the Angels with a right intercostal/oblique strain and is unlikely to play again before the All-Star break. Manager Dave Roberts said that Puig will have an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles, and he anticipates a disabled..." July 09

  • Dodgers, Brewers most serious pursuers of Machado

    The Score "Around, around we go, wherever Manny Machado ends up, nobody knows. The Merry-Go-Round of where the Baltimore Orioles shortstop lands prior to the conclusion of July's trade deadline continues to spin and on Sunday, the picture might have become more clear as sources of The..." July 08

  • Max Muncy's journey from out of MLB to out of this world

    ESPN "The Keller High School baseball team, of Keller, Texas, generally follows the same daily schedule. As a result, Lee Muncy and his son, Max, could venture an educated guess as to when practice would end and a batting cage would open for the Muncys' use. "We didn't want to interfere..." July 08

  • Orioles reportedly have seven offers for Machado, including one from Dodgers

    CBS Sports "The Baltimore Orioles are expected to have a busy month leading into the July 31 trade deadline. Their main item of business? Finding the best possible deal in exchange for shortstop and impending free agent Manny Machado. Predictably, the Orioles have already drummed up a bidding war..." July 08

  • First-Round Pick J.T. Ginn chooses Mississippi State over L.A. Dodgers

    Clarion Ledger "J.T. Ginn is headed to Starkville. The Los Angeles Dodgers and a slot signing bonus of $2,275,800 came calling when L.A. selected Ginn, a Brandon High School product, with the final pick of the first round in last month’s MLB draft. Ginn, though, turned down both an..." July 06

  • Dodgers Acquire Dylan Floro, Zach Neal From Reds; Designate Daniel Corcino

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have acquired right-handers Dylan Floro and Zach Neal from the Reds, as per a team press release.  Los Angeles will also receive some international bonus pool space from Cincinnati in the trade, and right-hander Daniel Corcino has been designated..." July 04

  • Kershaw backs Muncy for All-Star nod: 'He's the best hitter in baseball'

    The Score "When you get the backing of Clayton Kershaw, you're doing something right. After Max Muncy added two more home runs to his growing total on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, one of the season's biggest surprises received some complimentary words from..." July 04

  • Report: Dodgers Eyeing Tigers Ace Michael Fulmer in Trade Talks

    12 Up "?The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to put all their chips to the center of the table to get back to the World Series. Not only are the Dodgers very much interested in (and currently the ?favorites to land) Baltimore Orioles shortstop ?Manny Machado, but they are also..." July 03

  • Dodgers pitcher gets save in a 17-1 game

    Hardball Talk "There are a couple of ways to get a save in a major league baseball game. The most common way is to close out a game where the margin of victory is three runs or fewer. Another way, however, is to pitch three innings to end a game regardless of the score. That’s what Caleb..." July 03

  • Talk of Matt Kemp’s contract being moved again has died, and Dodgers outfielder is fine with that

    Orange County Register "Matt Kemp’s message has never wavered. From the time he was surprisingly re-acquired by his first team in a trade all about the salaries moved, Kemp has said how pleased he was to be back in blue and he didn’t want to pack his bags again. “The whole time I..." July 03

  • Dodgers talking to Marlins about relief help "Dodgers relievers Tony Cingrani, Pedro Baez and Josh Fields all have been placed on the disabled list over the past month, creating uncertainty in the bridge to closer Kenley Jansen. The Dodgers are expected to acquire at least one reliever between now and the non-waiver Trade..." July 01

  • Dodgers send breakout pitcher Walker Buehler to minors

    Larry Brown Sports "Walker Buehler’s breakout rookie campaign has hit another speed bump. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent the 23-year-old righty down to Class A just before their game against Colorado on Friday, per’s Jon Morosi. Buehler was an absolute revelation for the..." June 30

  • Yankees, Dodgers among teams who have called on Cole Hamels

    SNY TV "With just over a month remaining before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the Yankees and Dodgers are two teams who have checked in with Texas about trading for lefty Cole Hamels, according to major league sources. To put that in context: Yanks GM Brian Cashman has called..." June 29

  • Phils, Dodgers reportedly making Machado push "Orioles shortstop Manny Machado would be an ideal addition to just about all of the 29 MLB clubs he doesn't currently suit up for. But as his trade market heats up once again, contenders are begging to emerge from the pack. In a story for Fancred Sports published Thursday,..." June 28

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Manny Machado sweepstakes are underway - and Dodgers are favorites to acquire him

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing it coy, acting as if they can’t take on money, won’t give up prized prospects, and aren’t hellbent on returning to the World Series again. Don’t be fooled. They are poised to land Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny..." June 27

  • Yu Darvish explains family reasons behind Dodgers exit

    Los Angeles Times "The stadium gates were still closed and the seats still empty. As Yu Darvish stretched on the right field turf, he exchanged laughs with Kenta Maeda. The conversation lasted about 10 minutes, after which Darvish slipped into the nearby bullpen and returned to the visiting clubhouse through a..." June 27

  • Matt Kemp to serve one-game suspension Wednesday night

    Sportsnaut "Nearly two weeks after he was originally suspended by MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp will now serve his one-game suspension on Wednesday. The 33-year-old outfielder was originally suspended one game along with Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos, for their..." June 27

  • The naked truth of the matter is, a maturing Puig has grown on Dodgers

    Los Angeles Times "By the time Yasiel Puig walked into the locker room, the other Dodgers had already seen plenty of him — more of him than they would have liked, in fact. Earlier in the day, Puig posted on his social media accounts a series of photographs that will be published this week in ESPN..." June 26

  • Doosan Bears Sign Scott Van Slyke

    MLB Trade Rumors "Korea’s Doosan Bears have agreed to sign former MLB outfielder Scott Van Slyke, per a team announcement (Korean link; h/t Dan Kurtz of, on Twitter). He’ll earn a $320K salary. Van Slyke, 31, had a six-year run in the majors with the Dodgers. But his..." June 26

  • Dodgers’ catching tandem giving them little offensive help recently

    Orange County Register "As the 2018 season approached, the Dodgers were proud to call the catching tandem of Yasmani Grandal and Austin Barnes “elite.” Right now, they’re only half right. Grandal and Barnes continue to rank in the upper echelon of catchers defensively,..." June 25

  • Machado could be what the Dodgers need to pick up steam

    Yardbarker "The Dodgers will continue to monitor Manny Machado’s availability, as L.A. still has interest in the star shortstop.  Machado and the Dodgers have been linked in trade rumors ever since Corey Seager was lost for the season, and with Los Angeles getting back into the postseason hunt..." June 24

  • No lingering issues for Kershaw after return "There were no physical issues the day after for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who felt well enough to pitch on flat ground before Sunday's game. Kershaw pitched three innings against the Mets on Saturday night, and feeling well the day after a start is not a given. His previous..." June 24

  • Clayton Kershaw will return for Dodgers on Saturday vs. Mets

    ESPN "Clayton Kershaw will be back for the Los Angeles Dodgers sooner than expected. The ace left-hander will skip a scheduled rehab start and instead will start for Los Angeles on Saturday against the Mets in New York. Kershaw hasn't pitched in a..." June 22