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Ethier Wants To Start, Open To Trade

Feb 24, 2015 4:48 PM

Andre Ethier would prefer to play elsewhere if there isn't an everyday job open for him on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers traded Matt Kemp this offseason, but that doesn't appear to have solved their outfield issues.

Ethier, who broke in with the club in 2006, is the longest-tenured member of the Dodgers.

The Dodgers project to start Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig in the outfield.

"You're not wishing for it ever to end, but sometimes that opportunity takes you somewhere else," Ethier said. "I'm not going to do anything to sit here and force it. Hopefully it works itself out."

Mark Saxon/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Zack Greinke Gets Elbow Injection

Feb 23, 2015 7:46 AM

Zack Greinke had a lubricating injection in his right elbow Thursday and is being held back from throwing bullpen sessions early in camp, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The right-hander had soreness in his elbow after the All-Star break last season and missed a start in July.

"It's pretty much been common in the spring since we've had him," Don Mattingly said. "He had thrown, like, five bullpens coming in and it's something he planned on doing."

Mark Saxon/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy To One-Year Deal

Feb 21, 2015 3:11 PM

The Dodgers have signed free agent pitcher Brandon Beachy to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016, the team announced Saturday.

Beachy didn't pitch in 2014 as he recovered from Tommy John surgery to his right elbow, but he is expected to be ready to pitch by around midseason. In 46 major league starts with the Braves, Beachy is 14-11 with a 3.23 ERA.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Dodgers Interested In Joba Chamberlain

Feb 19, 2015 5:10 PM

In need of a reliever, the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing interest in Joba Chamberlain.

The Dodgers found out earlier this week that closer Kenley Jansen will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks with a foot injury.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Dodgers Lose Jansen For 8-12 Weeks

Feb 18, 2015 7:41 AM

Kenley Jansen underwent surgery on his left foot and is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers have announced.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report for the Dodgers on Thursday.

Jansen reported discomfort after running last week, and subsequent tests showed a growth on one of the bones in his foot. Doctors removed the growth Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The 27-year-old had a 2.76 ERA and 1.13 WHIP while saving 44 of his 49 opportunities last year.

Mark Saxon/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Dodgers Seeking More Bullpen Help

Feb 17, 2015 9:42 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are working to acquire another reliever as the 2015 season approaches.

It remains to be seen whether they are looking at a lefty or righty and how they are trying to acquire bullpen help.

The Dodgers have already rebuilt their bullpen this offseason.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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

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Nationals, Dodgers Top Sports Book Win Totals

Feb 14, 2015 2:05 AM

The Nationals and the Dodgers have the highest projected season win totals, and the Phillies have the lowest, according to numbers posted Friday at the Atlantis sports book in Reno, Nevada.

The Nationals, who are 5-1 favorites to win the World Series at the Atlantis, top the sports book's season win total list at 93. The Dodgers, at 91, are the only other team projected to win more than 90 games.

ESPN.com

Tags: Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor

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Moncada To Field Offers Over Next Two Weeks

Feb 11, 2015 8:46 AM

Yoan Moncada expects to field contract offers over the next two weeks and could sign soon after, according to the Cuban prospect's agent.

"I'm hoping, certainly, that by the end of next week, we'll have a much clearer picture of where he will sign," David Hastings said.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres have shown interest in Moncada.

Major League Baseball recently cleared Moncada to sign. He could land a bonus of more than $30 million.

"I'm kind of hoping we're at the final end of the process," Hastings said. "I hope I will be able to get Yoan into a team's spring-training practice as soon as possible."

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.


First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Yoan Moncada Wants To Sign Quickly

Feb 4, 2015 4:40 PM

Yoan Moncada, cleared to sign with a Major League club earlier this week, is eager to begin his career in the United States.

"My goal is to sign with a team soon, start training with them, and make it to the Major Leagues as fast as I can with whichever team that might be," Moncada said in Spanish to MLB.com. "I know I'm going to do the best I can for as long as I can in this sport."

Moncada, 19, has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers, Rays, Tigers and Brewers.

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Reds Sign Paul Maholm To Minor League Deal
Paul Maholm was 1-5 with a 4.84 ERA in 30 games for the Dodgers last season.

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Report: Moncada Works Out For Dodgers
The Dodgers "remain a significant threat because of deep pockets," per Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Marlins Haven't Reached Offers For Haren
Dan Haren has stated his preference to pitch on the West Coast.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Bedard Signs Minor League Deal With Dodgers
Erik Bedard pitched 75 2/3 innings for the Rays in 2014, posting a 4.76 ERA, 7.6 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 before he was released in August.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Dodgers To 'Be Players' For Yoan Moncada
Yoan Moncada, 19, is expected to fetch a signing bonus that could reach $30 million.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Ogando Drawing Interest From Red Sox, Dodgers
Alexi Ogando has a troubled injury history, but reportedly impressed scouts at a workout last week.

Peter Gammons

Dodgers Turning Attention Toward Yoan Moncada
The Dodgers are turning their attention toward Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada after missing out on right-hander Yoan Lopez.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Dodgers, A.J. Ellis Agree To $4.25M Deal
The contract represents a $700,000 raise for the catcher.

Associated Press

Yoan Lopez Likely Headed For Record Contract
Cuban right-handed pitching prospect Yoan Lopez could be in line for a record-setting contract as Major League clubs court him.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Mattingly: Dodgers 'More Of A Team' After Turnover
New management has turned over half the roster and Don Mattingly says the Dodgers are now "more of a team."

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Rollins Would Only Have Waived No-Trade Clause For Dodgers
Jimmy Rollins discussed his move from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on Tuesday, noting that the Dodgers were the only club he would have allowed the Phillies to trade him to this offseason.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Orioles, Dodgers Have Engaged In Talks On Ethier
The Orioles are looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder and have discussed Andre Ethier with the Dodgers, according to a source.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Orioles, Dodgers Have Discussed Ethier Trade
According to reports, the Orioles and Dodgers have had trade talks involving outfielder Andre Ethier.

MASN

Dodgers Claim They Won't Add Another Ace
The Dodgers have $88 million committed to six starters next season, including Dan Haren, who will pitch for another team.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers, Sergio Santos Reach Contract
Santos has struggled over the past three seasons due largely to injury issues.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Hiroki Kuroda Is Returning To Japan
Hiroki Kuroda will pitch for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, his first professional team.

ESPN.com

Haren 'Holding Out Hope' For Trade To Southern California
Dan Haren, who was traded to the Marlins along with Dee Gordon, has a decision to make regarding his future.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Report: Dodgers Owe More Tax Than Yankees
The Dodgers owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.

Associated Press

Report: Padres, Phillies Discussing Trade For Hamels
The Boston Globe reported last week the Padres, Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Rangers were interested in Cole Hamels.

MLB.com

Dodgers, Padres Finalize Kemp Trade
Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after the club finalized a five-player trade with the Dodgers on Thursday night.

Associated Press