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Julio Urias To Make Season Debut For Dodgers

Apr 25, 2017 9:00 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will bring Julio Urias up for his first start of the 2017 season.

Urias, 20, opened the season at Triple-A in an effort to limit his innings.

He is expected to take the mound on Thursday, but how long he'll stay with the Dodgers remains to be seen.

In 77 innings last season, Urias had a 3.39 ERA and 84 strikeouts.

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Clayton Kershaw Calls Tyler Anderson's Pregame Walk 'Disrespectful'

Apr 20, 2017 7:30 AM

Clayton Kershaw wasn't happy with Tyler Anderson's walk from the bullpen in right field to the dugout prior to Wednesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies.

Anderson had just finished his pregame warm-ups as Kershaw was getting ready to pitch.

"That was ... I mean, that was one of the more disrespectful things I have been a part of in a game," Kershaw said.

"I really didn't appreciate that," he added. "The game starts at 7:10 and has started at 7:10 here for a long time. Just go around, or finish earlier. But yeah, that wasn't appreciated, for sure."

Anderson said the delay was unintentional. Kershaw put three Rockies on base and allowed a run in the top of the first inning.

"I threw a few extra pitches in the bullpen before the game," Anderson said. "I didn't mean any disrespect by it. I was surprised the umpire didn't let him pitch."

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Dodgers Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue

Apr 15, 2017 10:30 PM

Everything was perfectly placed Saturday, when it came to the Jackie Robinson statue the Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled at Dodger Stadium.

Presented on Jackie Robinson Day, the bronze sculpture with a granite base honored the trailblazing athlete and humanitarian who broke the color barrier exactly 70 years prior. But the symbolism only started there.

Robinson's journey was long and often arduous, so the sculpture depicts him at the outset of his career, when his road to helping diversity began. That he is frozen in time stealing home is no accident, either, as the action reflects both bravery and an aggressive nature, two traits that helped Robinson on his historic path.

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Dodgers, Brewers Still Discussing Ryan Braun Swap

Apr 14, 2017 7:41 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers are still in touch regarding a potential Ryan Braun trade, but there is no indication that a deal is close.

Braun faces two trade deadlines this season with his 10-and-5 rights kicking in on May 24 and the mid-summer non-waiver deadline looming after that.

"I have such a great relationship with [Brewers owner] Mark Attanasio, [general manager] David Stearns and [assistant general manager] Matt Arnold," Braun said. "We're all really on the same page when it comes to my situation."

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Dodgers Acquire Joe Gunkel From Orioles

Apr 11, 2017 8:53 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Joe Gunkel from the Baltimore Orioles for cash or a player to be named later in return.

The Orioles recently designated Gunkel for assignment.

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Dodgers Drop Yasiel Puig To Eighth In Batting Order

Apr 4, 2017 7:27 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers dropped Yasiel Puig to eighth in the batting order in Monday's season opener.

Dave Roberts admitted that Puig's inconsistencies this spring led to the decision.

Puig, playing right field, went 1-3 with a double and two walks in the Dodgers' 14-3 win over the San Diego Padres.

"I hope Yasiel makes it tough for me to hit him down [in the lineup]," Roberts said. "I think if he does that, and he plays to what we all know he can and to what he expects out of himself, then it could change the construction of the lineup."

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Yankees Drop To Third In MLB Payroll; Dodgers Lead

Apr 3, 2017 1:27 AM

The Yankees aren't among baseball's top two payrolls for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, making cuts along with some other traditional big spenders.

The Dodgers topped the major leagues for the fourth straight Opening Day but dropped to $225 million, according to a study by The Associated Press. That's the Dodgers' lowest payroll since 2013.

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Las Vegas Oddsmakers Predict Cubs To Win World Series

Apr 1, 2017 10:09 PM

The Cubs have already broken the curse and won a World Series.

Now, oddsmakers in Las Vegas predict the team will become only the third in almost 40 years to win it a second straight time.

The city's sportsbooks like the team to win it all, with some making the Cubs a 7-2 favorite. Other favorites are the Indians, Red Sox and Dodgers.

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Julio Urias Will Begin Season At Extended Spring Training

Mar 29, 2017 7:46 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have decided that Julio Urias won't begin the season with the club.

The Dodgers want to limit his innings and will do so at the beginning of the season rather than at the end.

Urias, 20, will remain at extended spring training when the season opens next week.

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Dodgers To Sign Justin Masterson

Mar 28, 2017 7:51 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a Minor League deal with Justin Masterson.

Masterson, 32, was looking for a new team after failing to receive a shot at the Major League level with the Pittsburgh Pirates last year.

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Dodgers Concerned About Scott Kazmir's Velocity
The Dodgers remain concerned about Scott Kazmir's velocity after the pitcher threw a five-inning simulated game to minor-league hitters Thursday.

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Adrian Gonzalez: Little League Run Better Than WBC
Adrian Gonzalez criticized the organizers of the World Baseball Classic after Mexico's exit from the tournament on Wednesday.

Associated Press

Dodgers Have $47.4M In Dead Money On Payroll
The Dodgers have a $235.7 million payroll, but a good chunk of that is dead money.

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Dodgers Now Expected To Have Julio Urias Begin Season In Minors
The Dodgers appear to have changed their stance on Julio Urias and the young left-hander will likely be sent to the Minor Leagues to begin the season.

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MRI Reveals No Serious Damage To Scott Kazmir's Hip
Scott Kazmir left his start Tuesday against the Rockies after one pitch in the second inning.

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Scott Kazmir Leaves Spring Start With Sore Hip
Scott Kazmir left his exhibition start on Monday, possibly putting the pitching depth of the Dodgers in question.

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Dodgers Leaning Towards Opening Season With Julio Urias In Rotation
The Dodgers want to limit Julio Urias' innings this season.

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Dodgers Expect Yasiel Puig To Play Regularly In Right Field
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts feels Yasiel Puig can impact a game defensively.

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Kershaw To Start Opening Day For The Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw will be making his seventh consecutive Opening Day start for the Dodgers.

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Dodgers Agree To Deals With Chase Utley, Franklin Guiterrez
Veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez had spent the past seven seasons with the Mariners.

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Indians Have Interest In Chase Utley
There are believed to be other clubs in the mix to sign Chase Utley, who doesn't have a clear path to playing time in Cleveland with Jason Kipnis the starter at second base.

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Dodgers Checked On Chris Carter
The Dodgers checked on Chris Carter, who remains a free agent despite hitting 41 home runs with an .821 OPS last season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Rays, Yankees Made Strong Pushes To Sign Sergio Romo
While he ultimately signed with the Dodgers, the Rays and Yankees made strong pushes to sign Sergio Romo this offseason.

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Dodgers Reportedly Agree On Deal With Sergio Romo
Sergio Romo was limited to 40 appearance last season with the Giants because of a forearm flexor strain.

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Indians Acquire Carlos Frias From Dodgers For Cash
Carlos Frias has gone 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 33 games over the past three seasons for the Dodgers.

Associated Press

Yasiel Puig Hopes To Stay With Dodgers
Yasiel Puig took ownership Saturday of the issues that got him sent to the minor leagues last season for the first time since he made his major league debut in June of 2013.

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Dodgers To Sign Brandon Morrow
Brandon Morrow is expected to compete for a spot on the roster as a reliever.

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Brett Anderson Agrees To Deal With Cubs
Free-agent pitcher Brett Anderson is coming off his second back surgery in three years, and was limited to just four appearances with the Dodgers last season.

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Dodgers Send Pitching Prospect To Rays For Logan Forsythe
The Dodgers have sent highly regarded prospect Jose De Leon to the Rays.

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Dodgers Casting Wide Net In Search Of Second Baseman
The Dodgers continue to search for a second baseman and have begun to search beyond a trade with the Twins for Brian Dozier.

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