July 2011 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Boston Also Gets Fields In Bedard Deal
The Red Sox also acquired Josh Fields in the three-team trade that landed them left-hander Erik Bedard. In the first part of the deal, Boston got Trayvon Robinson from the Dodgers for Tim Federowicz, Juan Rodriguez and Stephen Fife. The Red Sox then flipped Robinson and Chih-Hsien Chiang to Seattle for Bedard and Fields.
Red Sox Land Bedard In Three-Team Deal
The Red Sox have reportedly acquired left-hander Erik Bedard from the Mariners in a three-team deal. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the Dodgers were the third party.
Cardinals, Dodgers Seal Deal For Furcal
The Cardinals have finalized a trade with the Dodgers for shortstop Rafael Furcal. Los Angeles will receive cash and a minor-league outfielder in the deal. The deal became official when Furcal approved the move on Saturday.
Kuroda Will Remain With Dodgers
Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda instructed his agent on Saturday to inform general manager Ned Colletti that he won't accept a trade to any team. There has been speculation for weeks that Kuroda, who has a no-trade clause, would be traded before Sunday's deadline. "I told Ned through my agent (Steve Hilliard) that I will be wearing this uniform throughout the season," Kuroda said through his interpretor. "I'm not going anywhere."
Kuroda Open To Rangers, Red Sox And Yankees
Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda has told the team that he is open to deals to the Rangers, Red Sox and Yankees. Texas has been pushing hard for the veteran starter.
Cardinals Close To Deal For Furcal
The Cardinals and Dodgers were in serious negotiations Saturday on a trade that would send shortstop Rafael Furcal and cash to St. Louis, according to a source. St. Louis has been looking to upgrade at shortstop for some time and Los Angeles has been listening to offers to move either Furcal or Jamey Carroll to give infield prospect Dee Gordon an opportunity to play. Furcal, who is a 10-year veteran that has spent more than five years with the Dodgers, has to approve the trade before the deal becomes final.
Seeking Shortstop, Cards Ask About Furcal
The Cardinals are looking to add a shortstop for their playoff push and have inquired with the Dodgers about Rafael Furcal, according to a source. Furcal has a limited no-trade clause that would have to be taken into consideration.
Dodgers Prepared To Deal Kuroda
The Dodgers continue to discuss a potential deal to give right-hander Hiroki Kuroda a chance to pitch in the postseason. "I want to do what's good for him, what he's comfortable with, if it can help us," general manager Ned Colletti said. "If it gets to the point where it makes sense for us, the decision will be his." The Yankees, Red Sox, Indians, Tigers and Rangers have all been known to have interest in Kuroda, but that list may be down to just two or three teams. Kuroda has a full no-trade clause and Colletti admitted that he'd like to give the pitcher time to consider any deal.
Tigers 'Out' On Hiroki Kuroda
The Tigers are no longer pursuing a trade for Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, according to a report. The Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Indians remain interested in Kuroda.
Yankees, Rangers Courting Kuroda
As of Thursday night, the Yankees and Rangers were showing the most interest in Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda. New York continues to go after Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez as well. Los Angeles has not yet asked Kuroda to waive his no-trade clause.
Giants Going After Rafael Furcal?
The Giants have talked with the Dodgers about an upgrade at shortstop.
Yankees Considering Hiroki Kuroda
In addition to the Yankees, the Rangers, Tigers and Indians are believed to have discussed Hiroki Kuroda with the Dodgers.
Odds Of Dodgers Dealing Ethier 'Very Slim'
The Dodgers aren't expected to trade outfielder Andre Ethier prior to the trade deadline, according to sources.
Kuroda Denies Interest In Trade
A report indicated that Hiroki Kuroda would only accept a deal to the Red Sox or Yankees.
Hiroki Kuroda Likes Yanks, Red Sox?
The Yankees were interested in Hiroki Kuroda this winter, but they never offered him a contract as they waited on Cliff Lee to make a decision.
L.A. Police Arrest 2 New Suspects In Stow Beating
LAPD no longer considers Giovanni Ramirez as responsible for the attack on Bryan Stow.
Giants Fan Stow Has Emergency Surgery
Giants fan Bryan Stow underwent emergency surgery this week after suffering another seizure.
Dodgers Fire Hitting Coach Pentland
The Dodgers are hitting just .250 as a team and are next to last in the National League in runs scored.
Dodgers Hearing From Many About Kuroda
The right-hander is 6-11 with a 3.13 ERA in 19 starts this season.
Mattingly Backs Struggling Furcal
Rafael Furcal entered Sunday's game hitting just .170 on the season.
Tigers Like Beltran, But Focused On Pitching
Detroit has maintained their interest in Dodgers right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Dodgers Acquire Juan Rivera From Jays
Juan Rivera is in the final year of a three-year contract.
Will Free Agents Avoid Dodgers?
Some players don't appear inclined to consider the Dodgers as a free agent destination this winter.
Garland Has Shoulder Surgery
Jon Garland is expected to be sidelined for six months following Monday's surgery.
Dodgers Fans Protest McCourt Outside Stadium
The first fan-organized protest against Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took place on Saturday afternoon.
Dodgers Fire Steve Garvey
The Dodgers have fired former first baseman Steve Garvey from their marketing and community-relations department.
Ethier Thinking About Red Sox?
Andre Ethier is in the last year of a two-year, $15.25 million deal, but he can't become a free agent until after the 2012 season.
Ethier Added To NL All-Star Roster
Andre Ethier replaces Shane Victorino, who is on the disabled list with a sprained thumb.