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Brad Miller Opts Out Of Deal With Dodgers

Mar 22, 2019 8:00 AM

Brad Miller has decided to opt out of his Minor League contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Miller, 29, joined the Dodgers in hopes of resurrecting his career.

He hit 30 home runs as recently as 2016.

In 254 plate appearances last season, Miller hit .248/.311/.413.

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Clayton Kershaw Won't Be Ready For Opening Day

Mar 19, 2019 8:01 AM

Clayton Kershaw won't be ready for Opening Day, according to Dave Roberts.

Kershaw has been slowed by shoulder inflammation this spring and has yet to pitch in an official Cactus League game.

The left-hander, however, has been throwing and completed a bullpen session without any issues on Sunday.

"When he's ready to pitch for us is when he'll pitch for us," Roberts said.

Kershaw has started eight-straight Opening Days for the Dodgers.

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Dodgers Promote Brandon Gomes To VP, Assistant GM

Mar 18, 2019 7:54 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted Brandon Gomes to vice president and assistant general manager.

The former Major League pitcher had been serving as director of player development since 2016.

The 34-year-old joined the Dodgers after a five-year run with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Clayton Kershaw Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day

Mar 16, 2019 7:29 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acknowledged that it's unlikely Clayton Kershaw will be ready to pitch by Opening Day.

Kershaw has been slowed by shoulder inflammation this spring and has yet to pitch in an official Cactus League game.

The Dodgers will open the season on March 28 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"It's unlikely," Dave Roberts said. "Unlikely is fair. But I don't want to close the door, but it's more, obviously, when you look at the calendar, it's more unlikely."

ESPN

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Clayton Kershaw May Not Be Ready For Start Of Season

Mar 5, 2019 7:59 AM

Clayton Kershaw resumed throwing from flat ground on Monday, but there remains a chance that he won't be ready for Opening Day.

Kershaw reported feeling shoulder discomfort last week.

"The main thing is he's trending in the right direction," Dave Roberts said. "When he's game-ready is when he's game-ready."

Kershaw has made eight straight Opening Day starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Kershaw's Shoulder Better, But Still Not Throwing

Mar 2, 2019 4:56 PM

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has not resumed throwing since he stopped Monday while feeling shoulder discomfort.

Kershaw, who felt discomfort while playing catch, told manager Dave Roberts that his shoulder feels better.

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Dodgers Were Willing To Offer Bryce Harper $45M Per Year

Mar 1, 2019 8:04 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers were willing to offer Bryce Harper $45 million per year in their talks with the outfielder, according to a report.

Harper agreed to a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

The deal with the Dodgers would have been over four years, which would have allowed Harper to become a free agent again at age 30. He also would have set the record for baseball's highest AAV.

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'Door's Open' For Julio Urias To Be In Dodgers Rotation

Feb 28, 2019 8:50 AM

There is a chance Julio Urias will begin the season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation.

“It’s unfair to put limits on him as far as the potential to open the season," Dave Roberts said. "Right now, he’s doing everything he possibly can. The door’s open for him. The opportunity will present itself if it’s supposed to. We’ve said from the start of spring, we’re seven or eight starting pitchers deep. Fortunately, we don’t have to make that decision right now.”

Urias threw a 1-2-3 inning against the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday's exhibition game.

He threw just 22 innings, including the playoffs, last season.

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Bryce Harper Favorite To Win NL MVP

Feb 28, 2019 8:42 AM

Bryce Harper is the favorite to win the National League MVP despite remaining on the free agent market.

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened MVP odds Wednesday, with Harper the betting favorite at 6-1 odds. Nolan Arenado (7-1), Paul Goldschmidt (10-1) and Kris Bryant (12-1) have the next-best odds.

"We think Harper's favorite destination is Philadelphia," Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook director John Murray said. "That's a Little League park. You can imagine how many home runs he'd hit there as his home park. If he ends up going to the Dodgers, you could see the odds tweaked a bit since that's such a pitchers' park.

"He's an elite player and is going to be one of the favorites for MVP for a while."

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Dodgers Aren't Yet Worried About Clayton Kershaw

Feb 27, 2019 7:42 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers aren't worried about Clayton Kershaw's status for Opening Day.

"We have so much depth in our pitching," Dave Roberts said. "I haven't put any thought into Opening Day outside of Clayton."

Kershaw is taking a few days off from throwing because of a sore left shoulder.

"Right now, the main thought for us is see how he feels Thursday and then we can set out a schedule at that point," Roberts said. "Right now, we feel good about what we're doing as a staff, as an organization, and we'll go from there."

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Bryce Harper To Choose Between Phillies, Dodgers, Giants This Week
Bryce Harper is expected to reach his free agency decision by the end of the current week.

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Dodgers Back In Mix For Bryce Harper
Dodgers officials, including Dave Roberts, were seen in Bryce Harper's hometown of Las Vegas on Sunday.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB.com

Clayton Kershaw Dealing With Shoulder Inflammation
Clayton Kershaw has taken a step back from throwing because of inflammation in his throwing shoulder, but he doesn't need an MRI and is taking anti-inflammatory medication.

ESPN

Manny Machado Agrees To Sign 10-Year, $300M Deal With Padres
Manny Machado finished last season with the Dodgers.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Andrew Friedman: Dodgers Have 'No Weak Spot'
Andrew Friedman said he remains open-minded about possible additions, but proclaimed that he sees "no weak spot" on the Dodgers' roster.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Woman Died In August After Being Struck By Foul Ball At Dodger Stadium
A woman died in August as a result of being hit in the head by a batted ball at Dodger Stadium, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report obtained by ESPN.

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Decision 'Not Imminent' For Manny Machado
Manny Machado's free agency could linger well into February as a decision is "not imminent," according to a report.

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Kenley Jansen Feels He'll Be Ready for Opening Day
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has lost 25 pounds since the end of last season.

ESPN.com

A.J. Pollock Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Dodgers
The total value of the deal is $55 million and it includes a player option for a fifth year at $10 million, with a $5 million buyout.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Dodgers, Marlins Still Discussing J.T. Realmuto Swap
The Marlins remain in discussions with the Dodgers regarding J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple sources.

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Dodgers, Pirates Having 'Ongoing' Talks About Starling Marte
The Dodgers are looking for some right-handed hitting and have had "ongoing and active discussions" with the Pirates about Starling Marte, according to a report.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles

Bryant, Longoria Frustrated That Harper, Machado Remain Unsigned
Free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado both remain unsigned with less than a month before spring training begins.

ESPN.com

Dodgers Re-Acquire Russell Martin
The Dodgers sent minor league pitcher Andrew Sopko and shortstop Ronny Brito to the Blue Jays in the trade for Russell Martin.

ESPN.com

Dodgers Trade Kemp, Puig, Wood To Reds In Seven-Player Deal
The Dodgers have taken on the contact of starting pitcher Homer Bailey.

ESPN.com

Indians Still Discussing Corey Kluber Trade
The Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies and Reds have shown interest in Corey Kluber.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Dodgers Interested In Bryce Harper On Short-Term Deal
The Dodgers do not want Bryce Harper on the type of long-term, record-setting contract he's seeking.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Manny Machado Would Move Back To Third For 'Right Contract'
Manny Machado wants to play shortstop, but he may be willing to move back to third base for the "right contract."

Scott Lauber/Philadelphia Inquirer

Dodgers, Joe Kelly Agree Upon Three-Year, $25M Deal
The Dodgers have added to their bullpen by agreeing to terms with Joe Kelly on a three-year, $25 million deal, according to a source.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Dodgers Expect Clayton Kershaw To Regain Velocity
Dave Roberts is "very hopeful" that Clayton Kershaw will regain some of his velocity next season.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Phillies To Meet With Agents For Bryce Harper, Manny Machado
According to sources, the Phillies prefer signing Manny Machado to Bryce Harper.

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