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Callaspo, Uribe Swap Between Braves, Dodgers Finalized

May 27, 2015 7:24 AM

The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a trade that hit a roadblock early Tuesday.

The Dodgers will receive Callaspo, left-handed pitchers Eric Stults and Ian Thomas and right-handed pitcher Juan Jaime in exchange for Uribe and right-hander Chris Withrow.

"I respect their decision," Uribe said through a translator. "One never knows what's going to happen. If I play for another team, then I play for another team. I can't control what happens. You have to take things as they come. It's happened to me before. One day you're here, one day you're not. Thank God there are other teams that are interested in me."

A deal that would have sent Uribe to the Braves for Callaspo had been blocked by Callaspo earlier in the day.

"Unfortunately, it was found out about because he was taken out of the lineup. And that's the right way to do it," Fredi Gonzalez said. "You don't want a player that you're possibly going to trade get hurt. I talked to Albert this morning just before I came to the ballpark, and he's fine with it. It's all good. He's a good teammate and a popular guy in our clubhouse."

Callaspo had the right to refuse a trade until June 15 because he signed with the Braves as a free agent last offseason.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Alberto Callaspo Nixes Trade To Dodgers

May 26, 2015 4:40 PM

Alberto Callaspo has blocked a trade that would have seen the Atlanta Braves deal the infielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe, according to a source.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, Callaspo has the right to refuse a trade until June 15 because he signed with the Braves as a free agent last offseason.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers Knew Of Tear In 2012

May 23, 2015 2:05 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu said Friday that he has known since his initial physical for the Dodgers before the 2013 season that he had a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He finally got it taken care of Thursday, when he underwent surgery that will keep him out until at least next spring training.

"Surgery definitely wasn't my intention, but I think this was a good decision to do it now," Ryu said.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Hyun-Jin Ryu Has Season Ending Shoulder Surgery

May 22, 2015 1:10 PM

Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder Thursday morning, and the team is optimistic he will be ready for next spring training, manager Don Mattingly said.

"From the little I understand, it went as well as could be expected," Mattingly said. "We're not going to have him this year, but it sounded like he'll be ready to pitch next year."


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Giants Shut Out Dodgers For Third Straight Day

May 22, 2015 2:24 AM

Madison Bumgarner acknowledged that hitting a home run off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a little out of the ordinary. 

Bumgarner homered, pitched 6 1/3 solid innings and helped the Giants shut out the Dodgers for the third straight day, 4-0 Thursday.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Bumgarner Hits 415-Foot HR Off Kershaw

May 21, 2015 5:43 PM

Madison Bumgarner hit a 415-foot home run off Clayton Kershaw in the third inning of Thursday afternoon's game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

It was the seventh career home run for the left-hander.

Bumgarner had been 1-for-11 with seven strikeouts against Kershaw.

Chris Haft/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Hector Olivera Passes Dodgers Physical

May 19, 2015 4:49 PM

Hector Olivera has taken and passed his physical with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 29-year-old Cuban infielder signed a six-year contract worth a reported $62.5 million back in March.

The deal is said to include a clause that would grant the club an option for a seventh season in the event that Olivera requires Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Olivera is scheduled to work out in Arizona for a few weeks before beginning a minor league assignment.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Sources: Olivera Receives Visa, Headed To Los Angeles

May 12, 2015 8:23 AM

Hector Olivera, who signed a six-year, $62.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in March, is expected to be in L.A. on Friday to finalize the contract by completing his physical, according to sources.

Olivera received his visa Monday morning.

The Cuban infielder could be begin working out at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., sometime next week.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

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

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Clayton Kershaw's Struggles Coming With RISP

May 11, 2015 8:50 AM

Coming off one of the best regular seasons for a pitcher in recent memory, Clayton Kershaw is 1-2 with a 4.26 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 2015.

Many of Kershaw's advanced statistics are similar to what they were last season, but the left-hander has struggled to record outs with runners in scoring position. He's stuck at 99 career wins after four chances to win No. 100.

In 2014, opposing batters hit .190 with runners in scoring position. This season, batters are hitting .395 in those situations.

"When you're the Cy Young award winner, every team's going to get ready to play. It's going to be tougher for you than for anybody else and that's the respect that he gets," Don Mattingly said.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect

May 8, 2015 4:22 PM

Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

"This year's draft class is indeed one of the weakest in recent memory, not just at the top of the first round, but also in specific areas that are usually deeper, such as college starting pitching and catchers of any stripe. There is, however, a lot of depth in the middle infield," writes Law.

Brendan Rodgers, a shortstop out of Lake Mary High School (FL), is ranked first on Law's list.

Keith Law/ESPN

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Mike Fiers Throws Immaculate Inning Against Dodgers
Mike Fiers needed only nine pitches to strike out three batters on Thursday afternoon.

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Sources: Teams Calling Dodgers About Alex Guerrero
The Dodgers will likely hold onto Alex Guerrero until Yasiel Puig and/or Carl Crawford come off the disabled list.

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

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Dodgers Were Involved In Hamilton Trade Talks
Los Angeles wanted to use some of their financial resources to gather prospects, not necessarily add Josh Hamilton to their roster.

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Rollins Off To Slow Start, Won't Panic
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Dodgers Place Puig On DL With Hamstring Injury
Yasiel Puig is on the 15-day disabled list for the first time.


Dodgers Claim Interference Before Giants Scored Winning Run
Don Mattingly was fuming after Giants third-base coach Roberto Kelly made contact with pinch runner Gregor Blanco while holding him up a few minutes before Blanco scored the winning run.

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Brian Wilson Takes Part In Live Read Of Major League
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Could Dodgers Discuss Extension With Howie Kendrick?
Howie Kendrick has been such an excellent fit with the Dodgers that there may be the possibility of a contract extension before he hits free agency in the fall.

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Puig Reducing Bat Flips Out Of Respect For Baseball
Yasiel Puig said his emotions have fueled his bat flips in the past and while he is cutting back on them, he acknowledged that they might return if he homers in a big situation.

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Diamondbacks Ask Dodgers Fan To Change Jersey
The Diamondbacks have a strict dress code for fans sitting in the Batter's Box Suite at Chase Field.

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Dodgers Outright Ryan Webb
The Dodgers outrighted Ryan Webb on Sunday, just a few days after acquiring him in a trade with the Orioles.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Dodgers Acquire Ryan Webb From Orioles
Ryan Webb, 29, was removed from the Orioles' 40-man roster this week and is slated to earn $2.75 million in the second season of a two-year, $4.5 million contract this year.

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Adrian Gonzalez Sets Record With Five HRs In Three Games
Adrian Gonzalez, who homered once in each of his first two games, clubbed a trio of home runs against Andrew Cashner of the Padres on Wednesday night.

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

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Puig Exits After Collision, Said To Be OK
Yasiel Puig left an exhibition game in the fifth inning on Thursday night after a collision with teammate Howie Kendrick in shallow right field.

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Padres To Start James Shields In Opener
James Shields has never pitched at Dodger Stadium.


Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

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Hector Olivera Signs With Dodgers
The Dodgers have signed Hector Olivera to a six-year contract worth $62.5 million, according to multiple reports.


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