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Dodgers Send Rubber, Dirt To Arrieta Following No-Hitter

Sep 2, 2015 3:21 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers sent a few mementos to Jake Arrieta after he tossed a no-hitter against the club on Sunday night.

"Really nice gesture," the Chicago Cubs starter said of the Dodgers. "They sent a bucket of dirt from the mound, and they dug up the pitching rubber, which weighed 60 pounds. That's something I'll cherish as much or more than anything I've been given throughout the process."

Arrieta allowed just two baserunners, one on a walk and another on an error.

The Dodgers also sent authenticated game-used baseballs from the no-hitter, which Arrieta says he'll give out to family and friends.

Jesse Rogers/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Acquire Justin Ruggiano

Sep 1, 2015 6:52 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Justin Ruggiano from the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle will receive cash considerations and a player to be named later.

Ruggiano, 33, has spent much of the season at Triple-A after a slow start to the year.

Ryan Divish/Seattle Times

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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J.P. Howell Attains 2016 Player Option

Aug 31, 2015 7:29 AM

J.P. Howell made his 52nd appearance for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night, also his 120th since the start of the 2014 season.

Reaching that milestone means that Howell's $6.5 million option for 2016 has now converted into a player option.

Howell's option will become official provided he doesn't end the season on the disabled list.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Could Jake Arrieta Win NL Cy Young?

Aug 31, 2015 7:00 AM

The National League Cy Young conversation has largely been limited to teammates Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw since the All-Star break, but Jake Arrieta's no-hitter on Sunday night may help him earn consideration.

Arrieta went 6-0 with a 0.43 ERA and allowed just 19 hits in 42⅓ innings pitched in August.

The Chicago Cubs starter has a higher ERA than Greinke's 1.61 at 2.11, but rates better than Kershaw (2.24) entering Monday's action. Wins and losses have been dismissed by many in favor of newer statistics, but Arrieta leads all of baseball with 17 wins.

Christina Kahrl/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award, Stats

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Jake Arrieta Throws No-Hitter Against Dodgers

Aug 31, 2015 1:42 AM

Jake Arrieta pitched his first career no-hitter, the second no-hitter against the Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Cubs to a 2-0 win Sunday night, according to an ESPN.com report.

Arrieta was lights-out on the mound, striking out a season-high 12. 


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Vin Scully: 2016 Will Be The Final Season With Dodgers

Aug 29, 2015 8:30 PM

Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his final season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise, according to an ESPN.com report.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Yasiel Puig Back On DL With Hamstring Strain

Aug 29, 2015 2:04 AM

Yet again it is a hamstring strain keeping Yasiel Puig out of the Dodgers' lineup and on the disabled list.

The team placed its right fielder on the DL prior to Friday's win over the Cubs at Dodger Stadium. 

Puig missed 39 games early in the season with a left hamstring strain, and he had already missed three games during the recent road trip because of this right hamstring strain.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Vin Scully Will Be Back In The Booth Next Season

Aug 29, 2015 1:48 AM

Vin Scully will be back calling Dodgers' games in 2016, his 67th season in the booth for the franchise.

The 87-year-old Scully made the announcement through comedian Jimmy Kimmel in the middle of the second inning of the team's win against the Cubs on Friday night. Kimmel broke the news on the Dodger Stadium video boards using cue cards, one of the final one saying "(at least)," referencing that Scully could work beyond just next season. His last card read: "God bless us everyone."


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig Leave Game With Injuries

Aug 27, 2015 7:45 PM

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Reds with a bruised right knee after fouling a pitch off his leg in the third inning.

Yasiel Puig also left the game after pulling up when he beat out an infield single in the ninth inning.

Puig left a game last week in Oakland with tightness in his right hamstring. He missed 38 games earlier this season with a strained left hamstring.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said removing Gonzalez was a precautionary measure. Gonzalez said "absolutely, 100 percent" when was asked if he will return to the lineup Friday night against the Cubs. 


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Fiers Denies Using Illegal Substance During No-Hitter

Aug 22, 2015 8:13 PM

One day after throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers, Astros right-hander Mike Fiers denied he had an illegal substance on his glove during the win, shooting down speculation that began when photos on social media that zoomed in on the glove appeared to show a shiny substance.

"I mean you can try to pick out a lot of things through a lot of games," Fiers said Saturday. "I don't know what they are talking about. It could be a different lighting or camera angle or a lot of things. I don't know."


Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Astros' Mike Fiers No-Hits Dodgers
Mike Fiers struck out 10 and walked three, while retiring the final 21 batters.


Dodgers Could See Luxury-Tax Payroll Top $300M
The Dodgers could become the first Major League club with a luxury-tax payroll north of $300 million following the addition of Chase Utley.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Phillies Get Richy, Sweeney From Dodgers For Utley
The Phillies will receive Minor Leaguers John Richy and Darnell Sweeney from the Dodgers in the Chase Utley deal.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Utley Traded To Dodgers
A pair of Minor League players will head to Philadelphia in the trade and Los Angeles will pay $2 million of what remains on Chase Utley's contract for 2015.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers To Use Four-Man Rotation, Send Latos To Bullpen
Mat Latos has gone 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since being acquired from the Marlins.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Set To Overhaul International Scouting Department
The Dodgers have notified several significant members of their international scouting department that their contracts will not be renewed.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Dodgers, Red Sox Discussing Alejandro De Aza
The Dodgers are considering De Aza as an alternative acquisition target to Chase Utley, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Ron Roenicke To Join Dodgers' Staff
The Dodgers have announced the hiring of Ron Roenicke as their new third base coach.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Several Clubs Have Made Offers For Utley
The Angels, Astros, Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees are also in the mix to acquire Utley, who reportedly wants some assurance of playing time before waiving his full no-trade clause.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Utley Seeks Playing-Time Assurance To Waive No-Trade
Chase Utley has drawn trade interest after clearing revocable waivers, but possesses full no-trade protection by way of ten-and-five rights.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Kershaw Ties Koufax's Franchise Mark With Six 200-Strikeout Seasons
Clayton Kershaw tied his mentor Sandy Koufax's franchise record of six straight 200-strikeout seasons while tossing eight scoreless innings on Wednesday night.

Associated Press

Utley Clears Waivers, Now Eligible For Trade
Chase Utley cleared waivers on Tuesday night and is now eligible to be traded by the Phillies.


Dodgers Promote Jose Peraza
The 21-year-old went 1-for-4 with a walk and strikeout in his Major League debut.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Mattingly Meets With Puig About Playing Time
Yasiel Puig has been out of the Dodgers' starting lineup in three of the last seven games as the club tries to add Carl Crawford back in the outfield mix.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Could Pursue Chase Utley
The Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees are the teams most likely to pursue Chase Utley before the end of August, according to an industry source.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Brandon Beachy Clears Waivers, Accepts Assignment
Brandon Beachy has cleared outright waivers after being designated for assignment last week by the Dodgers.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Kershaw Extends Streak To 37 Scoreless Innings
Clayton Kershaw threw eight innings of two-hit baseball as the Dodgers defeated the Angels by the score of 3-1.


Pirates Acquire J.A. Happ, Michael Morse
J.A. Happ went 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA in 20 starts for the Mariners this season.


Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price
The Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Tigers are accepting offers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Working On Three-Team Deal With Braves, Marlins
The Dodgers are working on a three-team deal with the Braves and Marlins that would yield Mat Latos from Miami and Alex Wood, Jim Johnson and Jose Peraza from Atlanta.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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