June 2012 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Source: Carlos Lee Could Veto Trade To Dodgers

Jun 30, 2012 5:24 PM

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.

ESPN.com

Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Are Pursuing Carlos Lee

Jun 30, 2012 11:39 AM

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.

Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Have Scouted Bryan LaHair

Jun 29, 2012 10:06 AM

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.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Trade Rumor

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Puig Deal Surpasses Mark For Cuban Defector

Jun 29, 2012 10:00 AM

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.

Enrique Rojas/ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Giants Throw Franchise-Record Fourth Straight Shutout

Jun 29, 2012 1:36 AM

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.

MLB.com

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Game Recap

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Ethier Listed Day To Day With Oblique Injury

Jun 28, 2012 10:52 PM

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."

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Injury

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Sources: Dodgers Have Deal With Yasiel Puig

Jun 28, 2012 11:13 AM

Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig has reached agreement on a $42M, seven-year contract with the Dodgers, sources told Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor

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Giants Complete Shut Out Sweep Of Dodgers

Jun 28, 2012 1:12 AM

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.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Game Recap

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Kemp Likely To Sit Out All-Star Game

Jun 26, 2012 8:31 AM

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.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Kemp Hopes To Play In All-Star Game

Jun 21, 2012 5:27 PM

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.

AP

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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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."

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Youkilis Trade Talks Gaining Steam
Trade talk involving Kevin Youkilis has intensified in the last 24 to 48 hours, according to Major League sources.

FOX Sports

Mattingly: Clemens Probe Waste Of Resources, Money
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly considers the investigation into Roger Clemens a complete waste of resources and money.

ESPN.com

Tommy Lasorda Returns To Ballpark
Tommy Lasorda appeared at Dodger Stadium on Saturday for the first time since suffering a mild heart attack.

Tony Jackson/ESPN.com

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.

Chicago Sun-Times

Hours After Signing Extension, Ethier Records 500th RBI
Andre Ethier signed an $85 million extension with the Dodgers early Tuesday.

Associated Press

Source: Ethier, Dodgers Agree To Extension
Andre Ethier has agreed in principle to a five-year, $85 million contract extension with the Dodgers.

Tony Jackson/ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

Sources: Lasorda Released From Hospital
Tommy Lasorda had been at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York after a "mild" heart attack on Monday.

ESPN.com

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.

MLB.com

Tommy Lasorda Had Heart Attack
Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized after having what the team called a "mild" heart attack.

Associated Press

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.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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.

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