Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Bryant, Longoria Frustrated That Harper, Machado Remain Unsigned

Jan 19, 2019 1:22 AM

Cubs star Kris Bryant and Giants third baseman Evan Longoria both expressed frustration for free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who remain unsigned with less than a month to go before spring training begins.



Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Re-Acquire Russell Martin

Jan 12, 2019 3:21 PM

The Dodgers re-acquired Russell Martin in a trade with the Blue Jays earlier Friday, providing themselves with a veteran stopgap behind the plate until their talented prospects are ready for the major leagues.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Dodgers Trade Kemp, Puig, Wood To Reds In Seven-Player Deal

Dec 22, 2018 1:16 AM

Earlier Friday, the Dodgers' Andrew Friedman sent starting pitcher Alex Wood and his two most decorated outfielders, Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, to the Reds.

In return, the Dodgers took on the bloated contract of struggling right-hander Homer Bailey, who will be subsequently released, and acquired two prospects in middle infielder Jeter Downs and right-hander Josiah Gray. Backup catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer and $7 million were also sent to the Reds.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Indians Still Discussing Corey Kluber Trade

Dec 20, 2018 8:04 AM

The Cleveland Indians are still discussing the possibility of trading Corey Kluber, according to sources.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds are among the teams that have shown interest in Kluber over the past couple of weeks.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Interested In Bryce Harper On Short-Term Deal

Dec 17, 2018 10:43 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have interest in signing Bryce Harper in free agency, but sources say they do not want him on the type of long-term, record-setting contract Scott Boras is seeking.

The Dodgers could look to sign Harper on a short-term deal with a high average salary and opt-outs. But the Dodgers already have too many outfielders and they also have luxury tax concerns.

Matt Kemp or Yasiel Puig could be dealt to the Reds.

The Dodgers are currently committed to Cody Bellinger center.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

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

Manny Machado Would Move Back To Third For 'Right Contract'

Dec 14, 2018 8:19 AM

Manny Machado wants to play shortstop, but he may be willing to move back to third base for the "right contract."

That's what Machado's longtime friend and coach Bobby Dickerson told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

"I think if the contract is right, he would [move to third]. It may have to go an extra $5 million, or more, or whatever to get him out of [shortstop]. But if the contract is right, I think he would go to third," Dickerson said.

Machado was drafted as a shortstop before moving to third as a Major League rookie. He moved back to shortstop full-time in 2018.

Scott Lauber/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dodgers, Joe Kelly Agree Upon Three-Year, $25M Deal

Dec 13, 2018 8:04 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added to their bullpen by agreeing to terms with Joe Kelly on a three-year, $25 million deal, according to a source.

Kelly will likely be used as a bridge to closer Kenley Jansen.

He posted a 4.39 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP and a 2.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio for the Boston Red Sox this past season.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

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

Dodgers Expect Clayton Kershaw To Regain Velocity

Dec 12, 2018 7:46 AM

Dave Roberts is "very hopeful" that Clayton Kershaw will regain some of his velocity next season.

The left-hander is heading into his age-31 season.

Kershaw signed a three-year, $93 million extension with the Dodgers shortly after the World Series.

His fastball hovered in the low 90s last season.

"If anyone sets their mind to something that they want to sort of tap back into, it's Clayton," Roberts said. "If you look back at what Clayton did this year, still pretty good. There were a couple of mistakes with the slider, the fastball, but he can still pitch when he needs to pitch. But I do expect an uptick in velocity next year."

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Phillies To Meet With Agents For Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

Dec 11, 2018 8:37 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies will meet with the agents for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado this week.

Harper is represented by Scott Boras, while Dan Lozano is the agent for Machado.

According to sources, the Phillies prefer signing Machado to Harper.

"I'm not going to telegraph our intentions here," Matt Klentak said. "We are trying to get better and we're trying to move the needle wherever we can. At the same time, we're not going to sit around and be held hostage by one or two players. If there are moves to make in the short term that make sense for us, we're going to do that. If it works out that there are players that fit for us down the road and it makes sense, then great. But we're not going to sit around and wait."

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Talks Intensifying Between Dodgers, Indians On Corey Kluber

Dec 11, 2018 8:26 AM

Talks between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians on a possible Corey Kluber trade have intensified.

The Indians signed Carlos Carrasco to an extension last week, paving the way for either Kluber or Trevor Bauer to be traded.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Reach Out To White Sox About Jose Abreu
The Dodgers have reportedly inquired with the White Sox about the availability of Jose Abreu.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles

Dodgers Among Those Meeting With Bryce Harper
The Dodgers have had a sit-down meeting with Bryce Harper, according to a report.

Yahoo! Sports

Dodgers, Dave Roberts Agree To Extension Through 2022
The Dodgers have agreed to a four-year contract extension with Dave Roberts that runs through the 2022 season.

Associated Press

Dodgers, Indians Discussing Possible Corey Kluber Trade
Various proposals have been discussed in recent days, according to sources.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Hitting Guru Robert Van Scoyoc Joins Dodgers' Staff
The Dodgers have hired guru Robert Van Scoyoc as their new hitting coach.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Kenley Jansen Undergoes Second Heart Surgery
Kenley Jansen underwent heart surgery on Monday and posted a video on Twitter saying he is "doing good."

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Manny Machado Clarifies 'Johnny Hustle' Comment
Manny Machado is addressing comments he made during the postseason that have become a story line during his free agency.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Adrian Beltre Retires After 21 Seasons
He retires with a career 286/.339/.480 line.

RealGM Staff Report

Kenley Jansen To Have Heart Surgery
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will have heart surgery on November 26 to correct a irregular heartbeat.


Hyun-Jin Ryu Signs Qualifying Offer With Dodgers
Hyun-Jin Ryu has accepted the one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer the Dodgers extended.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Phillies, Dodgers Considered Favorites To Sign Bryce Harper
The Giants and White Sox have been linked to Bryce Harper, but are considered longshots.

RealGM Staff Report

Dodgers Claimed Bryce Harper, Offered Yasiel Puig In Trade
The Dodgers attempted to acquire Bryce Harper before the non-waiver trade deadline in July and again in August when they claimed him off waivers.

Jorge Castillo/L.A. Times

Dodgers Nearing Extension With Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts has led the Dodgers to the World Series in two of his three seasons.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Andrew Friedman: Manny Machado's Lack Of Hustle No Secret
Manny Machado is one of the top free agents on the market.


Giants Name Farhan Zaidi President Of Baseball Operations
Farhan Zaidi leaves the Dodgers after four years working under team president Andrew Friedman.


Giants Want To Hire Farhan Zaidi Away From Dodgers
The Giants would reportedly like to hire Farhan Zaidi away from the Dodgers to become their lead decision-maker.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Seven Players Receive Qualifying Offers
In six years, only five of the 73 players issued a qualifying offer have accepted it.


Reports: Rangers Hire Chris Woodward As Manager
The Rangers have hired Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their new manager.


Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw Agree To Three-Year Deal
The deal will pay pitcher Clayton Kershaw $93 million, and will include incentives based on workload and performance.


David Freese, Dodgers Agree To One-Year, $5M Deal
The Dodgers are bringing David Freese back on a one-year, $5 million deal.