January 2007 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Dodgers Finalize Deal With Chin-Hui Tsao
The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a one-year contract Monday with reliever Chin-hui Tsao, the Taiwanese right-hander plagued by arm injuries throughout his brief career with the Colorado Rockies. Tsao and the Dodgers agreed to terms on Jan. 18, pending a physical. He was added to Los Angeles' 40-man roster on Monday.
MLB To Honor Jackie Robinson's 60th Anniversary
Baseball will honor the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier when the Padres play at the Dodgers on April 15. A ceremony will take place on the field before the game. Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
Seanez Agrees To Deal With Dodgers
Right-hander Rudy Seanez and the Dodgers have agreed to a minor league contract that could pay the veteran relief pitcher $1.2 million if he meets performance incentives. Seanez, a 15-year veteran who split last season with the Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres, would make $700,000 if he makes the team and get $100,000 for each five appearances beginning at 45 and ending at 65.
Dodgers Agree To Terms With Taiwanese P Chin-Hui Tsao
The Dodgers have agreed to terms of a one-year contract with reliever Chin-Hui Tsao, formerly a top prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization. The agreement is contingent on Tsao's passing a physical examination, which won't happen until next week at the earliest. He has to obtain a tourist vista and travel from Taiwan to Los Angeles.
Dodgers Sign Hendrickson To One-Year Deal
The Dodgers avoided arbitration with pitcher Mark Hendrickson, agreeing Monday to a one-year contract worth $2,925,000.
Dodgers To Sell All-You-Can-Eat Seats
The Dodgers will give fans something to chew on next season: all-you-can eat seats. The right-field pavilion at Dodger Stadium will be converted into the special section, giving around 3,000 fans as many hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos and sodas as they want. Tickets will sell for $35 in advance and $40 on gameday, and some items at the concession stand aren't in play -- beer, ice cream and candy will be sold separately at regular prices.
Dodgers Want Beltre Back?
A high-level source told the Los Angeles Times that the Dodgers had inquired about Adrian Beltre last summer at the trading deadline and asked the Mariners again about his availability at the winter meetings. Beltre has three years and $35.5 million remaining on his contract.
Garvey Gets Final Crack At HOF
Steve Garvey had three more All-Star appearances than Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda. His career batting average was 15 points higher than Hall of Famer Tony Perez. He won more Gold Gloves than any first baseman in the Hall of Fame. But Garvey, who became the most popular Dodger since Sandy Koufax and emerged as the cornerstone of the franchise's powerhouse teams of the 1970s, is not in the Hall of Fame. Garvey's name is on the current BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot for the 15th and final year. His highest vote total percentage was 42% in 1995. A candidate must get 75% of the vote to gain election. Results of the 2007 BBWAA Hall of Fame election will be announced on Jan. 9, and the Induction Ceremony will take place on July 29 in Cooperstown.