June 2012 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap
Source: Carlos Lee Could Veto Trade To Dodgers
The Dodgers have pursued Carlos Lee, but the Houston slugger may veto a trade to Los Angeles, according to a source. Lee admitted that Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told him his name has come up in recent trade talks with the Dodgers. Since he has a limited no-trade clause, Lee would have to approve the deal. Lee has told the Astros, though, that he doesn't want to waive the no-trade clause.
Dodgers Are Pursuing Carlos Lee
The Dodgers are in pursuit of Carlos Lee, according to a report. The Astros are looking to move the first baseman in the final season of his six-year, $100 million contract. The Dodgers are among the 14 teams included in his limited no-trade clause, according to a person with knowledge of Lee's contract. His permission would be required to send him to Los Angeles.
Dodgers Have Scouted Bryan LaHair
The Dodgers have scouted Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair as they look for help ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Like a number of teams, Los Angeles has concerns about LaHair's defense.
Puig Deal Surpasses Mark For Cuban Defector
The Dodgers and Yasiel Puig set a record when they agreed to a seven-year, $42 million contract on Thursday. The deal is the largest ever for a Cuban defector, besting the four-year, $36 million deal that fellow outfielder Yoenis Cespedes received from the Athletics in February. "Puig's contract with the Dodgers should be completed by Friday. The young man could play in the major leagues this year, maybe in time to help with the race for the playoffs or the World Series," said a source.
Giants Throw Franchise-Record Fourth Straight Shutout
Madison Bumgarner fired a one-hit gem as the Giants notched a franchise-record fourth straight shutout in a 5-0 win over the Reds. Bumgarner didn't give up a hit until the sixth inning, and the Giants' starting pitchers have now gone a club-record 36 straight innings without allowing a run. With the Dodgers' loss to the Mets, the Giants moved into sole possession of first place in the NL West.
Ethier Listed Day To Day With Oblique Injury
Andre Ethier will not be placed on the DL and is officially listed as day to day with a strained oblique, the Dodgers announced Thursday. "Andre had pretty good news. Really good news," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "(Wednesday) I kind of assumed that we were going to be in a DL situation, but really the docs looked at him and didn't see any swelling. Couldn't be any better, as far as the news for Andre is concerned."
Sources: Dodgers Have Deal With Yasiel Puig
Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig has reached agreement on a $42M, seven-year contract with the Dodgers, sources told Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com.
Giants Complete Shut Out Sweep Of Dodgers
Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career, and the Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win Wednesday, according to an ESPN.com report.
Kemp Likely To Sit Out All-Star Game
The Dodgers have all but ruled out Matt Kemp for next month's All-Star Game in Kansas City. "It's a long shot at this point because he's not healthy," general manager Ned Colletti said. Kemp is still recovering from a strained left hamstring that landed him on the disabled list for a second time this season May 31.
Kemp Hopes To Play In All-Star Game
Dodgers star outfielder Matt Kemp still is optimistic about playing in the All-Star game next month in Kansas City, as long as he's sure he will be healthy for the stretch run with NL West-leading Los Angeles. Whether manager Don Mattingly and the medical staff give him the go-ahead is another question altogether.
Jeff Kent Rumored To Compete In 'Survivor: Philippines'
Former major leaguer Jeff Kent, 44, is rumored to be competing in the next season of "Survivor."
Youkilis Trade Talks Gaining Steam
Trade talk involving Kevin Youkilis has intensified in the last 24 to 48 hours, according to Major League sources.
Mattingly: Clemens Probe Waste Of Resources, Money
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly considers the investigation into Roger Clemens a complete waste of resources and money.
Tommy Lasorda Returns To Ballpark
Tommy Lasorda appeared at Dodger Stadium on Saturday for the first time since suffering a mild heart attack.
Dodgers, Yankees Interested In Dempster
Ryan Dempster has talked with management more than once about the prospects of being traded and waiving his no-trade rights.
Hours After Signing Extension, Ethier Records 500th RBI
Andre Ethier signed an $85 million extension with the Dodgers early Tuesday.
Source: Ethier, Dodgers Agree To Extension
Andre Ethier has agreed in principle to a five-year, $85 million contract extension with the Dodgers.
Six M's Pitchers Combine To No-Hit Dodgers
Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relievers combined to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Sources: Lasorda Released From Hospital
Tommy Lasorda had been at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York after a "mild" heart attack on Monday.
Cano, Kemp To Captain Derby Teams
Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp will serve as the captains of the American and National League teams, respectively, at this year's Home Run Derby.
Tommy Lasorda Had Heart Attack
Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized after having what the team called a "mild" heart attack.
Dodgers Join Phillies, D-Backs In Pursuit Of Youkilis
The Dodgers, Phillies and Diamondbacks are among teams showing early interest in Kevin Youkilis, according to people familiar with the situation.
Kemp Back On DL With Hamstring Injury
The Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp back on the 15-day disabled list Thursday and is expected to miss at least four weeks after aggravating his left hamstring.