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Dodgers 'Prioritizing' Cole Hamels

Jul 28, 2015 4:55 PM

As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Los Angeles Dodgers have made Cole Hamels their top target, according to a report.

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

Los Angeles still insists they won't move top prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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

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Dodgers Open To Moving Puig For Right Price

Jul 28, 2015 7:27 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have let teams know that Yasiel Puig could be had "in the right deal," according to a report.

It was reported over the weekend that the Dodgers hadn't told Puig he wouldn't be dealt.

Puig is hitting .253/.327/.423 this season.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels Could Turn Pitching Depth Into Hitter

Jul 27, 2015 7:05 AM

The Los Angeles Angels are talking to clubs about trading some of their pitching depth for a left fielder, according to Major League sources.

The Angels will have six starters when Jered Weaver returns from a left hip injury. Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, C.J. Wilson, Hector Santiago and Andrew Heaney have a 2.61 ERA since Weaver last pitched on June 20.

"The two names mentioned most often by opposing executives as likely to be traded by the Angels are Shoemaker and Wilson — and young first baseman/DH C.J. Cron also could be used to deepen a deal," writes Joel Sherman.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been mentioned as a possible trade partner as they look for a starter to pair with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke at the top of their rotation. They also have a potential solution for the Angels in Andre Ethier.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Rangers, Dodgers Likely To Trade For Hamels

Jul 26, 2015 4:48 PM

The Rangers and Dodgers have emerged over the weekend as the likely favorites to trade for Phillies pitching ace Cole Hamels , multiple sources told ESPN.com.

The Phillies also continue to discuss Hamels with at least four other teams -- the Cubs, Giants, Yankees, and Red Sox, a source said. However, those teams are said to have had more trouble matching up on a potential deal than the Dodgers or Rangers.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Scott Van Slyke Hurts Neck In NYC Taxi Incident

Jul 26, 2015 2:39 PM

Scott Van Slyke took a cab ride on Saturday bound for the Dodgers' game against the Mets at Citi Field. but the trip took a turn for the worse in Manhattan when the outfielder/first baseman's driver slammed on the brakes to avoid another car.

Van Slyke's head hit the partition between the front and back seats, and he emerged with a neck problem. 


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Greinke's Scoreless Streak Ends At 45 2/3 Innings

Jul 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Zack Greinke's scoreless innings streak ended at 45⅔ after the Mets pushed across a run in the third inning today, according to an ESPN.com report.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Zack Greinke To Start Sunday Against Mets

Jul 25, 2015 1:50 AM

Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke will start Sunday against the Mets, Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said after the team's win against New York on Friday night.

Greinke was supposed to start Friday but was scratched so he could be in Los Angeles as his wife, Emily, gave birth to their son, Bode, on Thursday night.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Have David Price Atop Trade Wish List

Jul 23, 2015 2:27 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have put David Price at the top of their wish list heading into next week's non-waiver trade deadline.

Privately, the Tigers are saying that a decision on Price's fate won't be made until next week.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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

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Trade Market For Papelbon Appears To Be Cooling

Jul 22, 2015 2:55 PM

It might suddenly become harder for the Philadelphia Phillies to trade Jonathan Papelbon.

Papelbon, who has expressed a desire to be traded multiple times, is no longer being actively pursued by the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to sources.

Earlier this month, those three clubs were considered the most likely to deal for the closer.

"Several sources have confirmed that the Phillies were so close to moving Papelbon last month that they were telling teams to make their best offer. Then they abruptly pulled back, apparently to wait for the hiring of Andy MacPhail as their next team president," writes Jayson Stark.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bryce Harper Says Umpire Favored Zack Greinke

Jul 20, 2015 4:35 PM

Zack Greinke hasn't allowed a run in nearly 44 innings, but Bryce Harper believes his streak has been aided by umpires.

After the Los Angeles Dodgers topped the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Sunday, Harper asserted "when you're getting 6 inches off the plate, it's tough to face him."

"For me, I don't think he was very tough," Harper said, according to The Washington Post. "He's a great pitcher. He does what he does."

Greinke's scoreless innings string is the longest in the Major Leagues since Orel Hershiser set the record of 59 shutout innings in 1988 with the Dodgers.

Harper later amended his comments, calling Greinke "a damn good pitcher."


Tags: Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Could Giants Go After Zack Greinke In Free Agency?
Zack Greinke may only opt out of his contract at the end of the season to negotiate a higher guarantee with management, which currently owes him $71 million over the next three years.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox Scout Hamels
The Dodgers have been linked to top-level starters as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, while the Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox contacted the Phillies about Cole Hamels in recent weeks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Greinke Extends Scoreless Streak To 43 2/3 Innings
Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke leads the major leagues with a 1.30 ERA.


Lighting Failure Causes Nats-Dodgers Game Suspension
The Nationals were leading the Dodgers by the score of 3-2 when the game was suspended Friday night.


Dodgers Have Continually Discussed Hamels With Phillies
The Dodgers could be the biggest buyers on the trade market this month. Johnny Cueto of the Reds is believed to be their top target.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Covet Cueto, But Won't Deal Top Prospects
The Dodgers won't be content with simply another playoff appearance this fall, they have eyes on playing in the World Series.

Tim Kurkjian/ESPN

Todd Frazier Wins Home Run Derby
Todd Frazier edged Joc Pederson in the final round 15-14 to win the Home Run Derby on Monday night in Cincinnati.


Greinke, Keuchel To Start All-Star Game
Zack Greinke is 8-2 with a 1.39 ERA and Dallas Keuchel is making his first All-Star Game appearance.


Clayton Kershaw Just 'Happy' To Be An All-Star
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was added to the NL All-Star team on Sunday.


Ryan Braun Replaces Matt Holiday For NL All-Stars
Dodgers rookie Joe Pederson will replace Matt Holiday in the NL starting lineup.


Don Newcombe At Home After Hospital Stay
Don Newcombe has been released from a hospital two days after becoming ill at Dodger Stadium.

Associated Press

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Greinke's Scoreless Streak Reaches 27 2/3 Innings
Zack Greinke lowered his major-league leading ERA to 1.48 on Saturday.


Mets Aren't In Hurry To Trade Jon Niese
The Mets haven't engaged in serious talks with the Cubs or Dodgers about Niese, according to two sources.

David Lennon/Newsday

Cubs, Dodgers Interested In Jon Niese
The Dodgers have interest in Jon Niese, but they haven't had any discussions with the Mets.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Mattingly Challenges Puig To Make Adjustments
Yasiel Puig was back in the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday in Miami.


Giancarlo Stanton Hurts Left Hand
Giancarlo Stanton will have X-rays on his left hand Saturday morning.


Dodgers Focused On Acquiring Pitching Despite Offensive Slump
The Dodgers have been stuck in an offensive slump, but that hasn't changed their approach as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looms.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Joe Maddon Lashes Out At Replay System After Loss
Angry with a call on the final play of the Cubs' loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday night, Joe Maddon lashed out at the replay system, calling for an overhaul that includes "nerds" well versed in ana

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Kershaw Erupts In Dugout, Expresses Frustration
The Dodgers left-hander leads the Major Leagues with 122 strikeouts, but has a 3.29 ERA and the club is just 8-6 in his starts.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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