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Corey Seager Likely To Miss 3-4 Days With Hamstring Strain

Jun 25, 2017 12:38 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is likely to be out of the lineup for three or four days due to a right hamstring strain, according to manager Dave Roberts.

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Mets Take Issue With Yasiel Puig's Home Run Trot

Jun 22, 2017 10:16 AM

Yasiel Puig upset the New York Mets with a long look at his three-run homer Wednesday night in a Los Angeles Dodgers' victory.

Puig posed at home plate and watched his fourth-inning drive off Tyler Pill. Wilmer Flores apparently said something to Puig as he rounded first base.

"I don't think he knows what having respect for the game is," Flores said. "We're playing horrible right now. We don't need his [behavior]. He disrespected us."

Puig told reporters he didn't see anything wrong with the home run trot and said Flores was overreacting.

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Cody Bellinger Interested In Home Run Derby

Jun 15, 2017 2:11 PM

Cody Bellinger has hit 18 home runs since the Los Angeles Dodgers promoted him to the Major Leagues on April 25 -- more than any player in baseball over that span.

Bellinger is open to an appearance in the Home Run Derby last month in Miami.

"I think it would be cool," he said. "I know I'd have my dad throw to me since he's thrown to me my whole life and in the offseason. He's got a good BP, so I'd probably consider it."

Bellinger participated in a home run derby when he was at Class-A in 2015, but said that he swung and missed twice during it. Bellinger called himself "not the greatest BP hitter," which gave him pause about joining the event this year.

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Yasiel Puig Suspended One Game For Obscene Gesture

Jun 15, 2017 8:51 AM

Yasiel Puig was suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Cleveland Indians fans on Tuesday night.

Puig flashed the middle finger on both hands at fans sitting behind home plate at Progressive Field after hitting a home run.

The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder is appealing the decision. He was in Wednesday's night lineup and batting ninth.

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Yasiel Puig Flashes Obscene Gesture Toward Hecklers

Jun 14, 2017 7:42 AM

Yasiel Puig flashed the middle finger on both his hands toward several fans close to the field who were talking to him both before and after his second-inning home run at Cleveland's Progressive Field on Tuesday night.

"I reacted that way," Puig said through an interpreter. "I stooped to their level."

Puig's home run gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in an eventual 7-5 victory. Asked if he regretted it, Puig said it happened suddenly.

"It's something that came out," he said. "There's really nothing I can do at this point."

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Dodgers Moving Kenta Maeda To Bullpen

Jun 8, 2017 7:48 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have six options for five rotation spots and Kenta Maeda is the latest odd man out.

Maeda, who has a 5.16 ERA, will make his first long relief appearance either Friday or Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, according to Dave Roberts. Alex Wood is scheduled to come off the disabled list this weekend.

"This is not temporary for Kenta," Roberts said. "We need him to get back on track, get some momentum. I don't know what day he's going to pitch but he's open to it, and it's a credit to him as a teammate."

Maeda has lasted just four innings in each of his last two starts. He hasn't made a relief appearance since 2008, his rookie year in Japan.

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Clayton Kershaw Downplays Unusual Exit From Game

Jun 8, 2017 7:37 AM

Clayton Kershaw batted to end the seventh inning, but didn't come out to pitch the top of the eighth for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Kershaw was at a pretty reasonable 95 pitches, 23 shy of his season high, against the Washington Nationals.

Dave Roberts said he simply "changed my mind" about trotting Kershaw back out for the eighth. Kershaw was visibly irritated with the decision, but didn't let on.

"There was a lot going on there both ways," he said. "Without elaborating, that's the way it went."

Asked if he was surprised to be taken out, considering he came to bat a half-inning earlier, Kershaw smiled and said: "I'm going to say something cliché, but it is what it is. There you go."

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Clayton Kershaw Records 2,000th Career Strikeout

Jun 3, 2017 9:42 AM

Clayton Kershaw recorded the 2,000th strikeout of his career on Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.

He is the 79th Major League pitcher to accomplish the feat.

Kershaw and the Dodgers also matched a Major League record for strikeouts in a game with 26. The game went 12 innings.

The left-hander pitched eight innings and finished with 14 strikeouts, one shy of his career high.

"It will be cool someday. I guess when you retire you look back at that stuff,'' Kershaw said about the milestone.

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Dodgers' Tommy Lasorda Hospitalized

May 20, 2017 8:21 PM

The Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized.

The 89-year-old Lasorda is resting comfortably, according to a team official. The club didn't provide any additional details Saturday on his condition.

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Dodgers Place Justin Turner On DL
Justin Turner has a Grade 1 strained right hamstring that he injured trying to score on Thursday.

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Marlins Option Tom Koehler To Triple-A
Tom Koehler, 30, has been a fixture in Miami's rotation since 2013 and hasn't thrown a pitch in the Minor Leagues since then.

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Julio Urias To Make Season Debut For Dodgers
Julio Urias, 20, opened the season at Triple-A in an effort to limit his innings.

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Clayton Kershaw Calls Tyler Anderson's Pregame Walk 'Disrespectful'
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 Dodgers and Rockies.

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Dodgers Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue
The Jackie Robinson statue reflects both his bravery and aggressive nature.

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

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

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Dodgers Drop Yasiel Puig To Eighth In Batting Order
Dave Roberts admitted that Yasiel Puig's inconsistencies this spring led to the decision.

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Yankees Drop To Third In MLB Payroll; Dodgers Lead
The Dodgers top the major leagues in payroll for the fourth straight year.

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Las Vegas Oddsmakers Predict Cubs To Win World Series
Las Vegas also list the Indians, Red Sox, and Dodgers as other favorites.

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Julio Urias Will Begin Season At Extended Spring Training
The Dodgers have decided that Julio Urias won't begin the season with the club.

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Dodgers To Sign Justin Masterson
Justin Masterson, 32, was looking for a new team after failing to receive a shot at the Major League level with the 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.

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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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