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Yu Darvish: Return To Dodger Stadium 'A Big Deal'

Jun 15, 2019 1:37 PM

Dodger Stadium doesn't provide the best of memories for Cubs starter Yu Darvish, who'll try to exorcise more than one demon when he takes the mound there on Saturday night against his old team.

In 2017, Darvish helped the Dodgers get to the World Series before famously melting down over the course of two starts in the best-of-seven affair against the Astros.

"It's a big deal," Darvish said Friday of his return for the first time since Game 7. "I still have a lot of friends over there, but at the same time they are the best team in the National League. I have to beat those guys."


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Cody Bellinger Leads All-Star Voting In National League

Jun 13, 2019 7:57 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger leads all Major Leaguers with 1,189,380 votes in the latest All-Star Game voting returns.

Christian Yelich, who has 1,057,855 votes, also received more support than American League leader Mike Trout (951,002).

These are the current National League leaders at each position:

Catcher: Willson Contreras, Cubs

First Base: Josh Bell, Pirates

Second Base: Ozzie Albies, Braves

Third Base: Nolan Arenado, Rockies

Shortshop: Javier Baez, Cubs

Outfield: Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuna

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Fear Corey Seager Has Serious Hamstring Strain

Jun 12, 2019 9:13 AM

Corey Seager suffered what the Los Angeles Dodgers fear is a serious hamstring strain on Tuesday night.

Seager won't know for sure until he undergoes an MRI on Wednesday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said "early indications" were that Seager suffered a Grade "2-plus" strain, which typically comes with a recovery time around six weeks.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Muncy's Long HR, Bat Flip Upsets Bumgarner

Jun 9, 2019 10:05 PM

Walker Buehler and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat ace Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Sunday.

Max Muncy homered into McCovey Cove off Bumgarner (3-6) in the first inning, then exchanged words with the ace as he rounded the bases. Nine of Muncy's 13 home runs have come on the road.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Rangers Retire Adrian Beltre's No. 29 Jersey

Jun 9, 2019 2:08 PM

Adrian Beltre got one more tap on the top of the head from Elvis Andrus, and a visit by the person who brought the four-time All-Star third baseman up to the major leagues as a teenager.

The Rangers retired Beltre's No. 29 jersey on Saturday night after he spent the last eight of his 21 major league seasons in Texas.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Prosecutors Decline To Charge Julio Urias

Jun 4, 2019 8:39 AM

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office will not file charges against Julio Urias related to his arrest for domestic violence on May 13, as long as he meets several conditions.

Urias, 22, was arrested May 13 after an alleged altercation with a woman in a parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall.

He must complete a 52-week domestic counseling program and commits no acts of violence for the next year.

Urias could still face disciplinary action from Major League Baseball, which was investigating the incident.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




RealGM Staff Report

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Dave Roberts Refutes Notion Of Dodgers' Sign-Stealing

May 31, 2019 8:17 AM

Dave Roberts is annoyed with suggestions by the New York Mets that the Los Angeles Dodgers have a "system" for knowing what pitches are coming.

On Wednesday, several Mets intimated that the Dodgers may have developed an advantage beyond the bounds of Major League rules.

"I guess if they feel ... the quality of at-bats we put up against these guys was not as a result of our talent and our preparation, then that's their decision," Roberts said. "I can't change their thoughts."

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

Cody Bellinger Hears 'MVP' Chants In L.A.

May 28, 2019 7:55 AM

Cody Bellinger has dominated through the first few months of the season.

Dave Roberts had a hard time coming up with a comparison for what the Los Angeles Dodgers' slugger has accomplished.

"You have to be careful when you're talking about Mike Trout, because that's longevity too," Roberts said. "But for a two-month span, that's kind of what you're talking about."

Bellinger recorded two outfield assists and homered in the Dodgers' fourth-straight win on Monday.

A Dodger Stadium crowd of 47,816 serenaded Bellinger with "MVP" chants when he came to bat in the bottom half of the eighth.

"It was cool," Bellinger said. "I stepped out for a second because it got in my head a little bit."

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Bill Buckner Dies At 69 After Battling Dementia

May 27, 2019 2:36 PM

Bill Buckner, the longtime major leaguer whose error in the 1986 World Series for years lived in Red Sox infamy, died Monday.

"After battling the disease of Lewy Body Dementia, Bill Buckner passed away early the morning of May 27th surrounded by his family," his family said in a statement. "Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life. Our hearts are broken but we are at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

He was 69.


Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Legal, Misc Rumor

Julio Urias Reinstated, Will Rejoin Dodgers
Julio Urias will be reinstated from administrative leave following a domestic-violence arrest after Major League Baseball did not obtain a security video that allegedly showed the incident, according

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Hyun-Jin Ryu Extends Scoreless Streak To 31 Innings
Hyun-Jin Ryu shutout the Reds over seven innings on Sunday, extending his Major League-leading scoreless innings streak to 31 innings.

Associated Press

Rays Acquire Travis d'Arnaud From Dodgers
The Dodgers have traded Travis d'Arnaud to the Rays just five days after signing him.


Kenley Jansen Would Be Fine With Dodgers Signing Craig Kimbrel
The Dodgers are more than 10 games above .500, but the bullpen has been an issue so far this season.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Cody Bellinger Will No Longer Play First Base
Cody Bellinger will be an outfielder going forward after suffering a slight dislocation of his right shoulder diving for a ball while playing first base on Friday night.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Dodgers Sign Travis d'Arnaud
The Mets designated Travis d'Arnaud for assignment on April 28 and released him on Friday.


A.J. Pollock Likely Headed To IL With Right Elbow Infection
A.J. Pollock has a right elbow infection and will likely be placed on the injured list by the Dodgers.


Clayton Kershaw Records First Win Of The Season
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings on Saturday night.


Dodgers Homer In Record 33 Straight Home Games
Cody Bellinger hit a two-run home run in the first inning Friday night as the Dodgers beat the Pirates by the score of 6-2.


Dodgers Moving Julio Urias To Bullpen
The Dodgers are moving Julio Urias to the bullpen to make room for the return of Hyun-Jin Ryu from the injured list.

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Dodgers Tie MLB Record For Consecutive Games With HR
The Dodgers have tied a Major League record by hitting a home run in their 32nd consecutive home game.

Associated Press

Cody Bellinger Hit On Knee, X-rays Negative
Cody Bellinger was hit on the knee by a 96 mph fastball from Reds starter Luis Castillo on Monday night.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Yasiel Puig Can't Wait To 'Beat My Old Teammates'
The Reds and Dodgers will face off in California for a series beginning on Monday and Yasiel Puig is ready.

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Clayton Kershaw To Return To Dodgers' Rotation
The Dodgers has confirmed that Clayton Kershaw will return from the injured list either Sunday or Monday.

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Clayton Kershaw Goes Six Innings In Second Rehab Start
Clayton Kershaw threw 81 pitches, 59 for strikes for Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday night.


Clayton Kershaw Allows Two Runs In Rehab Start
Clayton Kershaw threw 61 pitches against the San Antonio Missions on Thursday night.


Clayton Kershaw To Make Triple-A Rehab Start
Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw will open for their Triple-A affiliate on Thursday.


Dodgers Hit Record 8 HRs On Opening Day
The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 12-5 on Thursday, crushing an Opening Day-record eight home runs in the process.

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MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Brad Miller Opts Out Of Deal With Dodgers
Brad Miller, 29, joined the Dodgers in hopes of resurrecting his career.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors