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Mattingly Views Rollins As Leadoff Hitter

Mar 3, 2015 3:58 PM

Don Mattingly wants to use Jimmy Rollins as his leadoff hitter this season.

"Rollins is one guy we're pretty sure about," Mattingly said of the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup. "Jimmy's that leadoff guy. We don't have anyone else that fits the role. He just profiles up there."

The Dodgers acquired Rollins in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason.

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Dodgers Will Start Kershaw In Opener

Mar 2, 2015 4:32 PM

Clayton Kershaw will start on Opening Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 6 against the San Diego Padres.

"We talked about three or four days ago," Don Mattingly said. "I said, 'The next time they ask me, I'm just going to let them know.' I was just waiting for you."

Kershaw has started on Opening Day for the Dodgers in each of the last four seasons.

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Dodgers Add Mike Adams To Bullpen

Mar 1, 2015 1:08 PM

The Dodgers continued to stockpile high-upside pitchers with lengthy injury histories, adding right-handed reliever Mike Adams on a minor-league deal Sunday.

Adams, 36, missed three months last season with a rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder. He has had multiple shoulder surgeries and procedures to repair a sports hernia and to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome over his career.

Adams has a 2.41 career ERA in 10 seasons, most recently with the Phillies.


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Rollins: 'Mets Second Most Likely Alternative'

Feb 28, 2015 11:35 PM

When Jimmy Rollins assembled his choice of preferred offseason trade destinations, the Mets ranked surprisingly high on his list.

Rollins' 15-year tenure in Philadelphia ended in December when the Phillies traded him to the Dodgers for two minor-league pitchers. He had to waive his 10-and-5 trade rights to allow the deal to come to fruition.

If it hadn't been the Dodgers, Rollins said Saturday, the Mets were the second most likely alternative.


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Ethier Wants To Start, Open To Trade

Feb 24, 2015 4:48 PM

Andre Ethier would prefer to play elsewhere if there isn't an everyday job open for him on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers traded Matt Kemp this offseason, but that doesn't appear to have solved their outfield issues.

Ethier, who broke in with the club in 2006, is the longest-tenured member of the Dodgers.

The Dodgers project to start Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig in the outfield.

"You're not wishing for it ever to end, but sometimes that opportunity takes you somewhere else," Ethier said. "I'm not going to do anything to sit here and force it. Hopefully it works itself out."

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Zack Greinke Gets Elbow Injection

Feb 23, 2015 7:46 AM

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 Los Angeles Dodgers.

The right-hander had soreness in his elbow after the All-Star break last season and missed a start in July.

"It's pretty much been common in the spring since we've had him," Don Mattingly said. "He had thrown, like, five bullpens coming in and it's something he planned on doing."

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Dodgers Sign Brandon Beachy To One-Year Deal

Feb 21, 2015 3:11 PM

The Dodgers have signed free agent pitcher Brandon Beachy to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016, the team announced Saturday.

Beachy didn't pitch in 2014 as he recovered from Tommy John surgery to his right elbow, but he is expected to be ready to pitch by around midseason. In 46 major league starts with the Braves, Beachy is 14-11 with a 3.23 ERA.


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Dodgers Interested In Joba Chamberlain

Feb 19, 2015 5:10 PM

In need of a reliever, the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing interest in Joba Chamberlain.

The Dodgers found out earlier this week that closer Kenley Jansen will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks with a foot injury.

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Dodgers Lose Jansen For 8-12 Weeks

Feb 18, 2015 7:41 AM

Kenley Jansen underwent surgery on his left foot and is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers have announced.

Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report for the Dodgers on Thursday.

Jansen reported discomfort after running last week, and subsequent tests showed a growth on one of the bones in his foot. Doctors removed the growth Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The 27-year-old had a 2.76 ERA and 1.13 WHIP while saving 44 of his 49 opportunities last year.

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Dodgers Seeking More Bullpen Help

Feb 17, 2015 9:42 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are working to acquire another reliever as the 2015 season approaches.

It remains to be seen whether they are looking at a lefty or righty and how they are trying to acquire bullpen help.

The Dodgers have already rebuilt their bullpen this offseason.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Report: Moncada Works Out For Dodgers
The Dodgers "remain a significant threat because of deep pockets," per Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

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Marlins Haven't Reached Offers For Haren
Dan Haren has stated his preference to pitch on the West Coast.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Bedard Signs Minor League Deal With Dodgers
Erik Bedard pitched 75 2/3 innings for the Rays in 2014, posting a 4.76 ERA, 7.6 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 before he was released in August.

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Dodgers To 'Be Players' For Yoan Moncada
Yoan Moncada, 19, is expected to fetch a signing bonus that could reach $30 million.

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Ogando Drawing Interest From Red Sox, Dodgers
Alexi Ogando has a troubled injury history, but reportedly impressed scouts at a workout last week.

Peter Gammons

Dodgers Turning Attention Toward Yoan Moncada
The Dodgers are turning their attention toward Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada after missing out on right-hander Yoan Lopez.

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Dodgers, A.J. Ellis Agree To $4.25M Deal
The contract represents a $700,000 raise for the catcher.

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Yoan Lopez Likely Headed For Record Contract
Cuban right-handed pitching prospect Yoan Lopez could be in line for a record-setting contract as Major League clubs court him.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Mattingly: Dodgers 'More Of A Team' After Turnover
New management has turned over half the roster and Don Mattingly says the Dodgers are now "more of a team."

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Rollins Would Only Have Waived No-Trade Clause For Dodgers
Jimmy Rollins discussed his move from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on Tuesday, noting that the Dodgers were the only club he would have allowed the Phillies to trade him to this offseason.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Orioles, Dodgers Have Engaged In Talks On Ethier
The Orioles are looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder and have discussed Andre Ethier with the Dodgers, according to a source.

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Orioles, Dodgers Have Discussed Ethier Trade
According to reports, the Orioles and Dodgers have had trade talks involving outfielder Andre Ethier.


Dodgers Claim They Won't Add Another Ace
The Dodgers have $88 million committed to six starters next season, including Dan Haren, who will pitch for another team.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers, Sergio Santos Reach Contract
Santos has struggled over the past three seasons due largely to injury issues.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Hiroki Kuroda Is Returning To Japan
Hiroki Kuroda will pitch for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, his first professional team.