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Padres To Start James Shields In Opener

Mar 29, 2015 1:27 AM

Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on Opening Day.

Padres manager Bud Black made the announcement Saturday.

San Diego opens the season April 6 at the Dodgers. Shields has never pitched at Dodger Stadium.


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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

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Hector Olivera Signs With Dodgers

Mar 24, 2015 2:44 PM

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

The Cuban infielder's deal also includes a $28 million signing bonus.

Olivera, who turns 30 in April, was also targeted by the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins and New York Yankees.


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

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Ryu Shut Down By Dodgers

Mar 24, 2015 8:09 AM

The Los Angeles 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.

Ryu will begin the season on the disabled list.

"I think he's feeling something. If he was feeling nothing, we wouldn't be trying to get him in front of Doc," Don Mattingly said. "We know to move forward it's going to be a heavier workload, so we've got to be sure where we're at. I saw the look on Hyun-Jin's face and it wasn't typical Hyun-Jin."

Ryu (28-15 with a 3.17 ERA in two seasons) experienced soreness in his shoulder the day after a March 17 start against the Texas Rangers and had an anti-inflammatory injection the next day.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Looking To Add Pitching Depth

Mar 23, 2015 8:34 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers may be in the market for 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.

Ryu will begin the season on the disabled list.

Andrew Friedman says the team could potentially have interest in "more depth starting pitching, but that is no different than we have tried to get all offseason."

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

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

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Dodgers To Sign Pablo Millan Fernandez

Mar 23, 2015 8:24 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to sign Cuban right-hander Pablo Millan Fernandez to an $8 million minor-league contract, according to a report.

Fernandez, 25, was primarily a reliever in Cuba, where he had a 2.83 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 19 walks pitching for Holguin last season.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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Dodgers Send Hyun-Jin Ryu Back To L.A.

Mar 22, 2015 7:45 PM

Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu had to shut down his throwing program and was sent to Los Angeles to meet with the team doctor after experiencing discomfort in his left shoulder when he tried to play catch Sunday.

Ryu will begin the season on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.


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Kershaw Gets Dental Work After Struck By Liner

Mar 21, 2015 3:30 PM

Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw had to get some dental work done late Friday night after being hit in the mouth by a soft line drive earlier in the day and was excused from Saturday morning's workout.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he doesn't anticipate the dental work affecting the reigning NL MVP's next start.


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Ryu May Not Be Ready To Begin Regular Season

Mar 21, 2015 1:25 AM

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu reported tightness in his left shoulder and will miss at least one spring training start, making it unlikely he will be ready for the start of the season, manager Don Mattingly said Friday.


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Clayton Kershaw Survives Major Scare

Mar 21, 2015 1:17 AM

The Dodgers survived a major scare Friday when Clayton Kershaw was struck in the face by a line drive in a spring training game against the A's.

Kershaw collapsed on the mound after Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner struck him. The left-hander sat there for a minute or two as Dodgers trainers and manager Don Mattingly rushed out of the dugout, but after working his jaw a few times and consulting with trainer Stan Conte, Kershaw threw a warm-up pitch and remained in the game.

Kershaw said he lost part of a tooth, but was otherwise unharmed. He got through his five scheduled innings, striking out four batters and allowing one run, then threw more pitches in the bullpen. 


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Mattingly Not Concerned With Puig's Struggles
Yasiel Puig has batted .174 (4-for-23) with two walks and four strikeouts through nine Cactus League games.

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Sources: Olivera Weighing Four-To-Six-Year Offers
The Cuban second baseman has been linked to the Dodgers, Braves, Marlins, Padres, Athletics and Giants.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Greinke Needs Time To Prepare For First Start
Zack Greinke's elbow felt fine after his first Cactus League appearance on Wednesday, but he isn't sure if he'll be ready for the start of the season.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Rollins Could Have Been Dealt To Mets, Padres, Yankees
Jimmy Rollins is entering his first season with the Dodgers, who were one of four teams that showed interest in him when the Phillies began taking calls for the veteran.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Willing To Pay Half Of Ethier's Contract In Trade
The Dodgers are willing to pay as much as half of the $56 million remaining on Andre Ethier's contract to facilitate a trade, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mattingly Views Rollins As Leadoff Hitter
The Dodgers acquired Jimmy Rollins in a trade with the Phillies this offseason.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Dodgers Will Start Kershaw In Opener
Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day for the Dodgers on April 6 against the Padres.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Add Mike Adams To Bullpen
Mike Adams has a 2.41 career ERA in 10 seasons.


Rollins: 'Mets Second Most Likely Alternative'
The Mets were ranked high on Jimmy Rollins' list of offseason trade destinations.


Ethier Wants To Start, Open To Trade
The Dodgers traded Matt Kemp this offseason, but that doesn't appear to have solved their outfield issues.

Mark Saxon/MLB

Zack Greinke Gets Elbow Injection
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 Dodgers.

Mark Saxon/MLB

Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy To One-Year Deal
Brandon Beachy is recovering from a second Tommy John surgery.


Dodgers Interested In Joba Chamberlain
The Dodgers are looking for a reliever before the season begins.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Lose Jansen For 8-12 Weeks
Kenley Jansen underwent surgery on his left foot and is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks.

Mark Saxon/MLB

Dodgers Seeking More Bullpen Help
The Dodgers have already rebuilt their bullpen this offseason.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Nationals, Dodgers Top Sports Book Win Totals
The Nationals are 5-1 favorites to win the World Series at the Atlantis in Reno, Nevada.


Moncada To Field Offers Over Next Two Weeks
The Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Padres have shown interest in Yoan Moncada.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

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.