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Several Teams Interested In Trading For Brian Dozier

Dec 5, 2016 8:47 AM

Four to five teams are reportedly interested in working out a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Brian Dozier.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to Dozier, but the seriousness of those reports has come into question.

Dozier will attend this week's winter meetings because of a marketing commitment, which may allow him to meet with Minnesota's new front office.

Darren Wolfson/5 Eyewitness News

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Padres 'Aggressively Shopping' Yangervis Solarte

Dec 5, 2016 8:25 AM

The San Diego Padres are "aggressively shopping" Yangervis Solarte and the Los Angeles Dodgers are among the interested clubs, according to a report.

The Dodgers could play Solarte at second or third base, but the expectation is that they will re-sign Justin Turner.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Appear Close To Signing Rich Hill

Dec 4, 2016 1:10 AM

Pitcher Rich Hill is closing in on a deal to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden and multiple reports.

The left-hander, who was acquired from the Athletics at the non-waiver trade deadline Aug. 1, was a key for the Dodgers down the stretch and on into the postseason.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Astros, Dodgers, Rangers, Yankees In 'Full Pursuit' Of Rich Hill

Dec 2, 2016 7:54 AM

Rich Hill is drawing a lot of interest as a free agent as the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees are in "full pursuit" of the left-hander.

Hill is entering his age-37 season, but is considered the top free agent pitching option on the market.

In 20 starts between the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, Hill posted a 2.12 ERA and his first 100-plus inning season in 2007.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Deny Being Under 'Mandate' To Cut Debt

Nov 29, 2016 7:54 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers insist they are under no orders from Major League Baseball to curtail debt, despite a report that indicated otherwise this past weekend.

A report in the Los Angeles Times on Saturday revealed through an unnamed source that the Dodgers are "hundreds of millions" of dollars in debt after the first four seasons under Guggenheim Baseball Management and that MLB was putting pressure on the club to meet debt rules.

"There is no mandate," Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said. "There is no problem with our debt, and we continue to work on the same program we have been working on from the day we walked in here in 2012, which is to say we're working hard to build the best team we can for this year while being mindful of continuing to build the best pipeline of minor leaguers to the major leagues that we can."

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Alex Guerrero To Play In Japan Next Season

Nov 27, 2016 2:36 AM

Former Dodgers utility man Alex Guerrero has signed a deal with the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization to play in Japan next season.

Guerrero, who turned 30 this week, last saw action with Los Angeles during the 2015 season, when he hit .233/.261/.434 and knocked 11 home runs over 219 at-bats. 


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Dodgers Interested In Re-Signing Chase Utley

Nov 22, 2016 7:58 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain "very open" to re-signing Chase Utley to be part of their infield.

In his first full season with the Dodgers, Utley hit .252/.319/.396 with 14 home runs.

Utley will turn 38 next month.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Ian Kinsler Won't Waive No-Trade Clause Without Extension

Nov 17, 2016 7:15 AM

Ian Kinsler isn't interested in waiving his no-trade clause unless his new team reaches an agreement on a contract extension with him.

Kinsler, 34, is owed $11 million in 2017 with a $10 million option for 2018.

The Detroit Tigers are known to be looking to shed payroll.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Have Contacted Twins About Brian Dozier

Nov 17, 2016 7:08 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for a solution at second base and have made contact with the Minnesota Twins about Brian Dozier.

The Dodgers have been linked to Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers, but Kinsler has a no-trade clause and wants an extension in place as well.

Dozier is under control for another two seasons.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tigers, Dodgers Have Discussed Ian Kinsler Trade

Nov 16, 2016 5:32 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed a possible Ian Kinsler trade with the Detroit Tigers, according to reports.

The Tigers have been looking to shed payroll, while the Dodgers could use Kinsler to fill holes in the infield.

Kinsler has a partial no-trade clause that will impact talks.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Terry Francona, Dave Roberts Named Managers Of The Year
Terry Francona and Dave Roberts were named Manager of the Year in the American and National League, respectively, on Tuesday.

RealGM Staff Report

Corey Seager Named NL Rookie Of The Year
Corey Seager was unanimously named the National League's Rookie of the Year on Monday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Phillies Acquire Howie Kendrick In Trade With Dodgers
The Dodgers have traded Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Howie Kendrick Would Prefer To Be Traded
Howie Kendrick's name had already been mentioned in trade rumors as the Dodgers look for a possible suitor.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Dodgers Exploring Trade Options For Howie Kendrick
The Phillies and Angels were named as potential destinations in the report by Ken Rosenthal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Scott Kazmir Won't Opt Out Of Contract With Dodgers
Scott Kazmir has two years and $32 million left on the deal he signed with the Dodgers last winter.

Matt Kelly/MLB

Source: M's Acquire Catcher Carlos Ruiz From Dodgers
Carlos Ruiz had a combined .264 batting average in 2016 with 3 home runs and 15 RBIs in 62 games with the Dodgers and Phillies.


Zach Britton, Kenley Jansen Named MLB's Top Relievers
Zach Britton converted all 47 save chances and had a 0.54 ERA, and Kenley Jansen also had 47 saves.


Clayton Kershaw Not Expected To Have Back Surgery
Clayton Kershaw is unlikely to require back surgery for the herniated disk that sidelined him for more than two months during the season.

Associated Press

NLCS Game 6 Was Most-Viewed LCS Game Since 2010
Game 6 of the NLCS between the Cubs and Dodgers was seen by an average of 9.7 million viewers on Fox Sports 1, the highest total for a league championship series in six years.

Associated Press

Javier Baez, Jon Lester Named Co-MVPs Of NCLS
The Cubs won the NCLS on Saturday night, beating the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw by the score of 5-0.


Chicago Cubs Win National League Pennant
The Cubs beat the Dodgers 5-0 on Saturday night to win the NCLS in six games and advance to the World Series for the first time in 71 years.


Indians May Have Danny Salazar Back For World Series
Indians starter Danny Salazar will throw a three-inning simulated game on Saturday.


Adrian Gonzalez On Controversial Call: 'Us Against The World'
Adrian Gonzalez insisted he was safe after a controversial call that he and the Los Angeles Dodgers thought swung Game 4 of the NLCS towards the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.


Clayton Kershaw Could Pitch Game 5 On Short Rest
The Dodgers haven't ruled out pitching Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cubs.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Ben Zobrist Denies Stealing Signs From Dodgers
Ben Zobrist has laughed off accusations by Yasmani Grandal that he has been stealing signs from the Dodgers during the first two games of the NLCS.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Dodgers Name Julio Urias Starter For Game 4
Julio Urias will become the youngest postseason starting pitcher in Major League history.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tommy Lasorda Recovering In Hospital With Back, Shoulder Issues
Tommy Lasorda hasn't been attending the Dodgers' recent playoff games as he recovers in a hospital from back and shoulder issues.


Dodgers Even Series Behind Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw shut down the Cubs for seven innings and the Dodgers beat Chicago 1-0 on Sunday night.


Dodgers To Start Clayton Kershaw In Game 2
Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers on Sunday on three days of rest.