Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Telling Teams Puig Is Off Limits

Feb 5, 2016 9:23 AM

Andre Ethier has been the most discussed trade candidate for the Los Angeles Dodgers, in part, because the club is telling teams that Yasiel Puig is not available.

Puig's contract guarantees him $19.5 million over the next three seasons, although it also allows him to opt into arbitration once he is eligible next offseason.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Seek Left-Handed Outfield Bat

Feb 3, 2016 4:18 PM

The Chicago White Sox are looking to add a left-handed hitting outfielder, according to a report.

Chicago has been linked to Dexter Fowler, but the switch-hitter is more productive from the right side.

A trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers for Andre Ethier has been mentioned as a possibility.

Phil Rogers/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Hire Greg Maddux, Raul Ibanez As Special Assistants

Feb 3, 2016 8:09 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez as special assistants to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

Maddux and Ibanez will assist in scouting and player development functions.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Exploring Trade For Andre Ethier

Feb 2, 2016 7:21 AM

The Chicago White Sox are exploring a trade for Andre Ethier, but it's unclear if they'll find a match with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ethier posted a 2.7 WAR last season, which would have ranked fourth-highest on Chicago's roster.

He is signed through 2017 with a vesting option for 2018.

Phil Rogers/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Corey Seager Named Top Prospect By BP, MLB

Feb 1, 2016 7:55 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been named baseball's top prospect in preseason rankings from Baseball Prospectus and MLB.com.

Seager still qualifies for the lists since he retained his rookie eligibility by only making 113 plate appearances last season.

The 21-year-old hit .337/.425/.561 during his first taste of the Major Leagues.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Vin Scully To Only Call Games In California

Feb 1, 2016 7:50 AM

Vin Scully, who is entering his 67th season behind the microphone for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has said that this will likely be his final season.

The Hall of Fame broadcaster sounded certain about that this weekend at the team's annual FanFest.

Scully does not intend to work outside California this year. He will call games at San Diego and the two-game May series in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels.

He hopes to finish his career with the Dodgers' season-ending three-game series at San Francisco.

"[I was] a kid who was born and raised in the streets of New York, who grew up literally and figuratively in the Polo Grounds and was a rabid Giants fan. I confess that. It's good for the soul," Scully said. "I think I would love to finish in a game between the Dodgers and Giants. God willing it will work out. We'll see, but the best-laid plans of mice and men usually go up in smoke."

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Source: Howie Kendrick Agrees To Two-Year, $20M Deal With Dodgers

Jan 30, 2016 1:26 AM

Second baseman Howie Kendrick is back with the Dodgers after agreeing to a two-year, $20 million deal, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

The deal is pending a physical exam, the source said.


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

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Report: Dodgers Want To Re-Sign Howie Kendrick

Jan 29, 2016 4:34 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are "making progress" on a deal to re-sign Howie Kendrick, according to a report.

The Dodgers acquired Kendrick in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels last offseason. The infielder hit 295/.336/.409 with nine home runs and 54 RBIs in 117 games.

Kendrick had previously been linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Los Angeles Wants To Name Street After Vin Scully

Jan 29, 2016 7:53 AM

The city of Los Angeles wants to honor Vin Scully by naming a street after him.

If the Los Angeles City Council has its way, Elysian Park Avenue will forever be known as Vin Scully Avenue. The decision to change the name of the one-third-mile stretch of road could come as early as Friday afternoon.

The proposal was brought forward by councilman Gil Cedillo, who will make a motion for the name change at Friday's City Council meeting.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Anthopoulos Feels He'll Be In Los Angeles 'A Long Time'

Jan 25, 2016 7:02 AM

Alex Anthopoulos received a flood of job offers after leaving the Toronto Blue Jays, but ultimately decided to join the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I'm just trying to get up to speed," Anthopoulos said. "I was [in Los Angeles] last week for four days. Probably spend the next two weeks up there. I hadn't changed organizations in a long time, so it's been an adjustment, but I'm moving my family to LA because I feel it's a place I'm going to be for a long time."

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers To Sign Jon Blanton
The Dodgers have signed Joe Blanton to a one-year, $4 million deal.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Dodgers Covet Draft Pick Compensation For Kendrick
The Dodgers want the draft pick they would get if Howie Kendrick signs elsewhere much more than they want to bring back Kendrick.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers Sign Jordan Schafer As Pitcher
Jordan Schafer will earn $1 million if he makes the Major League roster.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Agree To Deal With Cuban RHP Yaisel Sierra
The Dodgers have agreed to a six-year contract with Cuban right-hander Yaisel Sierra, according to multiple reports.


Dodgers Hire Anthopoulos As VP Of Baseball Operations
The Dodgers have hired Alex Anthopoulos as vice president of baseball operations.

Associated Press

Discipline For Chapman, Puig, Reyes Expected Before March 1
The three players all face possible suspensions for recent domestic violence incidents.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers: Kenta Maeda's Elbow Issues Are 'Asymptomatic'
The Japanese pitcher's incentive-laden deal could be worth $106.2 million if he stays healthy.

Associated Press

Dodgers Re-Sign Brandon Beachy To $1.5M Deal
Brandon Beachy has had Tommy John surgery twice.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Have Concerns About Kenta Maeda's Elbow
The Dodgers have yet to finalize their deal with Kenta Maeda because of concerns about his elbow, according to a report.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Anthopoulos Will Be Sixth Former GM To Join Dodgers
No defined role has been reported for Alex Anthopoulos, who resigned as GM of the Blue Jays at season's end.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Sources: Dodgers Hire Alex Anthopoulos
Alex Anthopoulos left the Blue Jays in October after winning Executive of the Year honors.


Dodgers Agree To Deal With Japan's Top Pitcher
The Dodgers have agreed to a deal with right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda, according to reports.


Dodgers Sign Scott Kazmir To Three-Year Deal
The Dodgers have signed Scott Kazmir to a three-year contract worth a reported $48 million.


Dodgers To Honor Jackie Robinson With Statue
The Dodgers announced Tuesday they will unveil a statue of Jackie Robinson at some point during the 2016 season.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Remain In Touch With Marlins About Fernandez
It's still hard to see the Marlins dealing Jose Fernandez at this point in time.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals In Mix To Sign Mike Leake
Mike Leake could sign with a club soon and the Cardinals are in the mix for the right-hander, according to a report.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Record Four Teams Receive Luxury Tax Bills
The Dodgers were hit with a record tax of nearly $43.6 million for a payroll just shy of $300 million.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Mariners Re-Sign Hisashi Iwakuma After Deal With Dodgers Falters
The Mariners have re-signed Hisashi Iwakuma after an agreement with the Dodgers broke down.


Dodgers, Rays Discussing Jake Odorizzi Trade
Jake Odorizzi, who will turn 26 in March, was reportedly offered a contract extension by the Rays this offseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Deal Between Dodgers, Hisashi Iwakuma Hits Snag
A contract agreement between the Dodgers and Hisashi Iwakuma has hit a snag after the team reviewed the right-hander's physical, according to a source.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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