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Yasiel Puig Back On DL With Hamstring Strain

Aug 29, 2015 2:04 AM

Yet again it is a hamstring strain keeping Yasiel Puig out of the Dodgers' lineup and on the disabled list.

The team placed its right fielder on the DL prior to Friday's win over the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. 

Puig missed 39 games early in the season with a left hamstring strain, and he had already missed three games during the recent road trip because of this right hamstring strain.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Vin Scully Will Be Back In The Booth Next Season

Aug 29, 2015 1:48 AM

Vin Scully will be back calling Dodgers' games in 2016, his 67th season in the booth for the franchise.

The 87-year-old Scully made the announcement through comedian Jimmy Kimmel in the middle of the second inning of the team's win against the Cubs on Friday night. Kimmel broke the news on the Dodger Stadium video boards using cue cards, one of the final one saying "(at least)," referencing that Scully could work beyond just next season. His last card read: "God bless us everyone."


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig Leave Game With Injuries

Aug 27, 2015 7:45 PM

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Reds with a bruised right knee after fouling a pitch off his leg in the third inning.

Yasiel Puig also left the game after pulling up when he beat out an infield single in the ninth inning.

Puig left a game last week in Oakland with tightness in his right hamstring. He missed 38 games earlier this season with a strained left hamstring.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said removing Gonzalez was a precautionary measure. Gonzalez said "absolutely, 100 percent" when was asked if he will return to the lineup Friday night against the Cubs. 


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Fiers Denies Using Illegal Substance During No-Hitter

Aug 22, 2015 8:13 PM

One day after throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers, Astros right-hander Mike Fiers denied he had an illegal substance on his glove during the win, shooting down speculation that began when photos on social media that zoomed in on the glove appeared to show a shiny substance.

"I mean you can try to pick out a lot of things through a lot of games," Fiers said Saturday. "I don't know what they are talking about. It could be a different lighting or camera angle or a lot of things. I don't know."


Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Astros' Mike Fiers No-Hits Dodgers

Aug 22, 2015 1:28 AM

Mike Fiers pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night, according to an ESPN.com report.


Having never even gotten an out in the ninth inning in his five-year career, Fiers was dominant. He struck out 10 and walked three, retiring the final 21 batters.


Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Dodgers Could See Luxury-Tax Payroll Top $300M

Aug 21, 2015 6:25 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers could become the first Major League club with a luxury-tax payroll north of $300 million following the addition of Chase Utley.

Wednesday's trade for Utley increased L.A.'s projected payroll for tax purposes to about $298.5 million. Performance bonuses for other players and award bonuses could make the Dodgers the first team to reach the $300 million mark.

Los Angeles is well above the $189 million tax threshold and will pay at a 40 percent rate for exceeding the mark for the third straight year. Its projected tax bill is about $44 million, which would top the record $34 million paid by the New York Yankees after the 2005 season.

The Dodgers' luxury tax payroll includes about $40 million for players no longer with the organization.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Phillies Get Richy, Sweeney From Dodgers For Utley

Aug 20, 2015 7:02 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies will receive Minor Leaguers John Richy and Darnell Sweeney from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Chase Utley deal.

Los Angeles will receive $4 million to help offset the remainder of Utley's contract.

Philadelphia has announced that Sweeney will step in immediately and fill Utley's spot on the Major League roster.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Utley Traded To Dodgers

Aug 19, 2015 4:45 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade Chase Utley to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

A pair of Minor League players will head to Philadelphia in the trade and Los Angeles will pay $2 million of what remains on Utley's contract for 2015.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers To Use Four-Man Rotation, Send Latos To Bullpen

Aug 19, 2015 6:44 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will operate with a four-man rotation over the next 10 days while moving Mat Latos to the bullpen.

Latos has gone 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since being acquired from the Miami Marlins.

The Dodgers are able to make the change because they are in a stretch of games in which they have three off days in eight days. They can use Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke to pitch seven of their next 14 games without sending either pitcher to the mound on short rest.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Set To Overhaul International Scouting Department

Aug 18, 2015 9:59 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have notified several significant members of their international scouting department that their contracts will not be renewed.

The team's future plans are unknown, but they seem committed to overhauling their international operations over the coming months.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers, Red Sox Discussing Alejandro De Aza
The Dodgers are considering De Aza as an alternative acquisition target to Chase Utley, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Ron Roenicke To Join Dodgers' Staff
The Dodgers have announced the hiring of Ron Roenicke as their new third base coach.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Several Clubs Have Made Offers For Utley
The Angels, Astros, Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees are also in the mix to acquire Utley, who reportedly wants some assurance of playing time before waiving his full no-trade clause.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Utley Seeks Playing-Time Assurance To Waive No-Trade
Chase Utley has drawn trade interest after clearing revocable waivers, but possesses full no-trade protection by way of ten-and-five rights.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Kershaw Ties Koufax's Franchise Mark With Six 200-Strikeout Seasons
Clayton Kershaw tied his mentor Sandy Koufax's franchise record of six straight 200-strikeout seasons while tossing eight scoreless innings on Wednesday night.

Associated Press

Utley Clears Waivers, Now Eligible For Trade
Chase Utley cleared waivers on Tuesday night and is now eligible to be traded by the Phillies.


Dodgers Promote Jose Peraza
The 21-year-old went 1-for-4 with a walk and strikeout in his Major League debut.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Mattingly Meets With Puig About Playing Time
Yasiel Puig has been out of the Dodgers' starting lineup in three of the last seven games as the club tries to add Carl Crawford back in the outfield mix.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Could Pursue Chase Utley
The Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees are the teams most likely to pursue Chase Utley before the end of August, according to an industry source.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Brandon Beachy Clears Waivers, Accepts Assignment
Brandon Beachy has cleared outright waivers after being designated for assignment last week by the Dodgers.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Kershaw Extends Streak To 37 Scoreless Innings
Clayton Kershaw threw eight innings of two-hit baseball as the Dodgers defeated the Angels by the score of 3-1.


Pirates Acquire J.A. Happ, Michael Morse
J.A. Happ went 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 20 starts for the Mariners this season.


Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price
The Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Tigers are accepting offers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Working On Three-Team Deal With Braves, Marlins
The Dodgers are working on a three-team deal with the Braves and Marlins that would yield Mat Latos from Miami and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Jose Peraza from Atlanta.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Dodgers Considered Front-Runners For David Price
With the Rangers nearly a trade for Cole Hamels, the Dodgers are believed to be the favorites to acquire David Price from the Tigers.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Latos Trade Being Held Up By Paperwork
The deal, which reportedly includes Michael Morse as well, was reported Wednesday afternoon but was not completed when the Marlins were scheduled to report to the ballpark.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Were Waiting For Price To Hit Market
The Tigers are now in sell-mode, which adds elite starter David Price to the trade market.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Third Team In Dodgers-Marlin Deal Could End Up With Morse
There is expected to be a third team involved in the trade between the Dodgers and Marlins that will send Mat Latos to California.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Dodgers To Acquire Latos, Morse From Marlins
The Marlins have agreed to trade Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers for three prospects and a competitive balance pick.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Dodgers 'Prioritizing' Cole Hamels
The Dodgers want to exhaust all possibilities in talks with the Phillies before they move onto a secondary target like Yovani Gallardo.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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