January 2010 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Eyeing Four For Fourth OF Spot

Jan 31, 2010 10:47 AM

The Dodgers are looking at four players to assume the role of fourth outfielder. Los Angeles is considering Garret Anderson, Brian Giles, Gabe Gross and Reed Johnson, according to sources. The Dodgers opened up a spot in the outfield when they traded Juan Pierre to the White Sox last month.

ESPN

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Dodgers Re-Sign Brad Ausmus

Jan 27, 2010 6:46 AM

The Dodgers re-signed reserve catcher Brad Ausmus to a one-year deal on Tuesday. The contract guarantees Ausmus $1 million. "Brad provided us with a very strong presence off the bench last season, and his contributions were many, both on and off the field," general manager Ned Colletti said. Ausmus hit .295 with nine RBIs in 36 games as Russell Martin's backup last season.

Yahoo! Sports

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Dodgers Re-Sign Ronnie Belliard

Jan 26, 2010 5:28 PM

Dodgers re-signed veteran infielder Ronnie Belliard to a one-year contract on Tuesday. A source told ESPN.com that the deal is worth a base salary of $825,000 with performance bonuses enhancing its value. Belliard came to the Dodgers in a three-player trade with Washington on Aug. 30 after he cleared waivers. He hit .351 and posed a .398 on-base percentage.

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Dodgers Set For Two-Game Trip To Taiwan

Jan 23, 2010 6:27 PM

The Dodgers will travel to Taiwan in March to play a pair of exhibition games against a team from the Chinese Professional Baseball League. The team's two-game set on March 13-14 will not be part of the official spring training schedule, which Los Angeles begins March 5 against the White Sox.

ESPN

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Padilla Re-Signs With Dodgers For $4M

Jan 21, 2010 2:29 PM

Vicente Padilla will return to the Dodgers on a one-year, $4-million contract, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Padilla will start the season in the Dodgers rotation, leaving competition for the No. 5 slot among Scott Elbert, James McDonald, Charlie Haeger, Eric Stults and others.

Los Angeles Times

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Gagne Will Workout For Jays, Dodgers, Rockies

Jan 21, 2010 10:34 AM

Eric Gagne will workout for more teams than just the Phillies, according to a Twitter post from Yahoo's Tim Brown. Gagne has tentative workouts planned with the Rockies, Dodgers and Jays.

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Angels Surprisingly Sign Pineiro

Jan 20, 2010 9:45 PM

The Angels reached an agreement with free agent right-hander Joel Pineiro on a two-year deal worth $16 million, two sources told SI.com on Wednesday night. The Mets and Dodgers had been considered the frontrunners for Pineiro. Pineiro went 15-12 with a 3.49 ERA in 32 starts with the Cardinals in 2009.

MLB.com

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Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With Broxton, Ethier

Jan 19, 2010 8:43 PM

The Dodgers have avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms on two-year contracts with reliever Jonathan Broxton and outfielder Andre Ethier. A source close to the negotiations said Ethier's is worth $15.25 million and Broxton's deal is worth $11 million. Both contracts are contingent on physicals.

ESPN

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Kemp, Billingsley Reach Deals With Dodgers

Jan 16, 2010 8:26 PM

The Dodgers have agreed in principle with outfielder Matt Kemp on a two-year contract. The deal is believed to be worth a total of $10.95 million, plus up to $600,000 in possible incentive bonuses. The agreement buys Kemp out of his first two winters of arbitration eligibility. Los Angeles also avoided arbitration with right-hander Chad Billingsley, signing him to a one-year, $3.85 million contract.

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Kemp, Billingsley Agree To Deals With Dodgers

Jan 15, 2010 5:10 PM

Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has agreed to terms on a two-year contract for about $11M, a deal that buys Kemp out of his first two winters of arbitration eligibility. The club also avoided arbitration with right-handed starter Chad Billingsley, signing him to a one-year, $3.85M contract. Dave Stewart, the agent for both players, confirmed both agreements on Friday, according to an ESPN.com report.

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Kemp Close To Two-Year Extension
Matt Kemp will have the first two of Matt Kemp's three arbitration years bought out.

Los Angeles Times

Mets, Dodgers Eyeing Pineiro
Joel Pineiro is being courted by the Mets and Dodgers.

ESPN

Dodgers Sign Green To Minor League Deal
The Dodgers have added Nick Green.

FOX Sports

Dodgers, Repko Agree To Deal
Jason Repko is the first of nine arbitration cases for the Dodgers.

ESPN

Dodgers Sign Russ Ortiz
The Dodgers have invited Russ Ortiz to Spring Training.

MLB.com

Dodgers Stray From Giving Long Deals To Young Players
The Dodgers aren't known for giving young players multiyear deals.

MLB.com

Kemp Not Thinking About Long-Term Deal
Matt Kemp may prefer to play under a one-year deal in 2010.

MLB.com