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Cubs, Dodgers Interested In Jon Niese

Jun 29, 2015 8:16 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have interest in Jon Niese, but they haven't had any discussions with the New York Mets.

It was reported over the weekend that the Chicago Cubs also have an eye on the left-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Mattingly Challenges Puig To Make Adjustments

Jun 28, 2015 1:24 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, a polar opposite to Yasiel Puig in personality type, issued a quiet challenge to his right fielder before Sunday's game.

"It's really almost up to him," Mattingly said. "Is he going to make adjustments to pitching and how they are pitching him? Is he a guy who just goes up there reacting or does he actually have a game plan?

"Usually, the guys who have a game plan are the ones who can change over time. If you are just reacting, then the way you are the first time we see you is probably what you are your whole career."

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Giancarlo Stanton Hurts Left Hand

Jun 27, 2015 12:53 AM

Major league home run and RBI leader Giancarlo Stanton hurt his left hand, grimacing in pain with his final swing in the ninth inning of the Marlins' loss to the Dodgers on Friday night.

The outfielder initially hurt the hand on a swing and miss in the sixth inning. He will have X-rays on it Saturday morning.

ESPN.com

Tags: Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Focused On Acquiring Pitching Despite Offensive Slump

Jun 25, 2015 9:36 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been stuck in an offensive slump, but that hasn't changed their approach as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looms.

Andrew Friedman said Wednesday that his front office remains focused on bolstering a starting rotation that has lost Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy to season-ending operations.

Adding an offensive reinforcement is "a lower priority," Friedman said.

The Dodgers have scored two or fewer runs in 21 of their last 38 games.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

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Joe Maddon Lashes Out At Replay System After Loss

Jun 25, 2015 9:25 AM

Angry with a call on the final play of the Chicago Cubs' loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night, Joe Maddon lashed out at the replay system, calling for an overhaul that includes "nerds" well versed in analyzing video on the fly.

"I think it screams for an independent group back there to research the video," Maddon said. "That's what I think it screams for as opposed to working umpires that are actually on the field. I think you should get a bunch of nerds back there that know how to look at a videotape and then come to a conclusion. I think it would be much more interesting that way."

All reviews are administered at MLB headquarters in New York by umpires who make the final call.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Kershaw Erupts In Dugout, Expresses Frustration

Jun 18, 2015 7:48 AM

Clayton Kershaw was visibly frustrated in the dugout after allowing a long home run to Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

"When he got to the dugout, he erupted. He bent over and stuffed his face in his glove, apparently yelling," Mark Saxon writes. "He slammed his glove off the bench, whipped a towel off the bench, then plucked off his cap and threw that down, too. He pounded his feet a couple of times on the dugout floor. No one else was within 20 feet of him on the bench."

Kershaw called it "the most frustrating game I've ever pitched."

The Los Angeles 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.

He has grown increasingly frustrated with his high pitch counts and inability to pitch deep into games, wondering out loud Wednesday night whether the strikeouts are part of the problem.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers' Flight Diverted Due To Mechanical Issues

Jun 15, 2015 5:59 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers' flight from San Diego to Texas had to be re-routed to LAX because of mechanical issues.

Alanna Rizzo, the sideline reporter for SportsNet LA, the team-owned cable network, tweeted that members of the traveling party had boarded another plane and were en route to Texas after a two-hour delay.

The Dodgers are scheduled to play the Rangers in two interleague games Monday and Tuesday.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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Jordan Zimmermann Is Tops On Dodgers' Wish List

Jun 12, 2015 7:09 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers recently sent out a memo to their scouts telling them to keep an eye on a long list of potential starting pitcher targets leading up to next month's deadline.

Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals was at the top of that list, according to sources.

Johnny Cueto and David Price are also on the short list of desirable targets.

Galen Carr, the Major League scout whose opinion will carry the most weight with Andrew Friedman, has attended several of Zimmermann's starts, according to a source.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Erik Bedard To Retire

Jun 11, 2015 6:45 PM

Erik Bedard has decided to retire.

Bedard, a veteran of 11 Major League seasons, was a part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

The 36-year-old was just returning to action after suffering a strained muscle in his back.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players

Jun 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.

Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.

Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.

 

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

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First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Joc Pederson's Power May Come From Big Bat
Joc Pederson has hit 17 home runs this season despite a fairly average physical statue.

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Kershaw Senses He's Building Positive Momentum
Clayton Kershaw struck out seven batters, walked one and gave up five hits on Monday against the Rockies at Coors Field, his second consecutive excellent start.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Place Paco Rodriguez On DL With Elbow Strain
Paco Rodriguez has been feeling some discomfort in his throwing elbow for several days.

ESPN.com

Rotation Putting Extra Pressure On Dodgers' Bullpen
Only three National League starting rotations have a lower ERA than that of the Dodgers, but short outings have taxed the team's bullpen.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Callaspo, Uribe Swap Between Braves, Dodgers Finalized
The Braves and Dodgers have finalized a trade that hit a roadblock early Tuesday.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers Knew Of Tear In 2012
Hyun-Jin Ryu underwent surgery on Thursday that will keep him out until at least next spring training.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu Has Season Ending Shoulder Surgery
The Dodgers are optimistic pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will be ready for the next spring training.

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Giants Shut Out Dodgers For Third Straight Day
The Giants outscored the Dodgers 10-0 in sweeping the three-game series in San Francisco.

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Bumgarner Hits 415-Foot HR Off Kershaw
Madison Bumgarner hit a 415-foot home run off Clayton Kershaw in the third inning of Thursday afternoon's game between the Giants and Dodgers.

Chris Haft/MLB

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

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Clayton Kershaw's Struggles Coming With RISP
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.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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

Keith Law/ESPN

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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