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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mike Fiers Throws Immaculate Inning Against Dodgers

May 7, 2015 4:46 PM

Mike Fiers needed only nine pitches to strike out three batters on Thursday afternoon.

Fiers, on the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers, struck out the side in the top of the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The victims were Enrique Hernandez, Carlos Frias and Joc Pederson, each of whom went down swinging.

Adam McCalvy/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Sources: Teams Calling Dodgers About Alex Guerrero

May 6, 2015 4:08 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are receiving trade interest regarding Alex Guerrero, according to Major League sources.

Los Angeles has a surplus in the outfield and at third base.

The Dodgers will likely hold onto Guerrero until Yasiel Puig and/or Carl Crawford come off the disabled list.

Guerrero is modestly priced -- $4 million this season, $5 million next season and $5 million in 2017 -- but can become a free agent at the end of any season in which he is traded.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

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Dodgers Were Involved In Hamilton Trade Talks

Apr 30, 2015 8:38 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers were involved in trade talks before Josh Hamilton was dealt to the Texas Rangers, according to sources.

The Dodgers are believed to have discussed both a straight up trade and three-way scenarios that would have sent the outfielder to Texas, but they couldn't satisfy the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles wanted to use some of their financial resources to gather prospects, not necessarily add Hamilton to their roster.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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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
Jimmy Rollins often gets off to slow starts, but his first month with the Dodgers has been a rough one.

Bill Plunkett/Orange County Register

Dodgers Place Puig On DL With Hamstring Injury
Yasiel Puig is on the 15-day disabled list for the first time.

ESPN.com

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.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Brian Wilson Takes Part In Live Read Of Major League
Brian Wilson recently took part in a live read of Major League at the Film Independent Live Read series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Dave Schilling/Grantland

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.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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.

Associated Press

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.

Andrew Joseph/Arizona Republic

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.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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.

Anthony Witrado/ESPN

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

ESPN.com

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.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

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

ESPN

Ryu Shut Down By Dodgers
The Dodgers shut down Hyun-Jin Ryu's throwing program and sent him back to Los Angeles after he experienced discomfort in his left shoulder when he tried to play catch Sunday.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Looking To Add Pitching Depth
They sent Hyun-jin Ryu back to Los Angeles on Sunday to see a doctor after he reported discomfort in the shoulder that ailed him at times last season.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers To Sign Pablo Millan Fernandez
The Dodgers have agreed to sign Cuban right-hander Pablo Millan Fernandez to an $8 million minor-league contract.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Send Hyun-Jin Ryu Back To L.A.
Hyun-Jin Ryu will begin the season on the DL with shoulder discomfort, according to manager Don Mattingly.

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