December 2013 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Puig Arrested For Going 110MPH

Dec 29, 2013 1:15 AM

Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on a reckless driving charge for the second time this year after being clocked going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone, according to an report.

A news release from the Florida Highway Patrol said a white Mercedes driven by the Cuban defector was pulled over around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said Puig was arrested and charged with reckless driving and taken to the Collier County Jail for processing. Puig lives in the Miami area during the offseason.

Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck declined to comment on Puig's latest arrest.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Legal, Misc Rumor

Tanaka To Be Represented By Casey Close

Dec 26, 2013 10:50 AM

Masahiro Tanaka, who will be posted as a Major League free agent, has chosen to be represented by agent Casey Close.

Close also represents Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Derek Jeter.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, and Chicago Cubs have been among the clubs most frequently linked to Tanaka.

Zach Links/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jamey Wright Reaches Deal With Dodgers

Dec 24, 2013 10:02 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added Jamey Wright to their bullpen.

Wright will be the team's long man. He filled the same role in 2012. He spent this past season with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Wright, 40, went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 66 appearances for the Dodgers in 2012.

Ken Gurnick/

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Dodgers Nearing Deal With Chris Perez

Dec 23, 2013 10:31 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are closing in on a one-year contract with Chris Perez, according to sources.

The deal hasn't been finalized and financial terms haven't been released.

The Cleveland Indians released Perez, a former All-Star closer, on Oct. 31.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Sources: Brewers Looking At Michael Young

Dec 19, 2013 11:00 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers are interested in signing Michael Young to play first base, according to sources.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies are also in the mix for Young.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Ethier Not Affected By Trade Rumors

Dec 17, 2013 10:48 AM

Andre Ethier is ignoring the most recent trade rumors and says he is happy as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I thought I handled it last year from the year before -- it's the same old stuff," he said. "I prepare every offseason to make myself better to make the team win. I'm a Dodger until I'm told otherwise. That's why I'm here today.

"I stand here today still a Dodger after all the rumors. I'm moving forward with the organization and happy to be where I'm at."

Ken Gurnick/

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Re-Sign J.P. Howell To Two-Year Deal

Dec 17, 2013 10:27 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will retain J.P. Howell on a two-year, $11.25 million contract with a third-year option, according to multiple reports.

The 30-year-old made $2.85 million last season after signing a one-year deal with the Dodgers.

If Howell reaches 120 appearances over the next two seasons, the $6.25 million option for 2016 becomes a player option.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Dodgers, Puig Clean Up At Social Media Awards

Dec 16, 2013 2:25 AM

MLB Network's first-ever Social Media Awards were handed out Sunday night, with the Dodgers taking five of the honors back to Los Angeles. Rookie Yasiel Puig was responsible for two of them, winning the Socially Savvy Rookie and #SAW (Stop-And-Watch) awards.

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado took home the biggest honor of the night, as his incredible grab and throw from deep in foul territory to first base was named the #OMG! Play of the Year.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Juan Uribe Back With Dodgers

Dec 14, 2013 10:56 PM

The Dodgers have reached agreement on a two-year contract worth $15M with third baseman Juan Uribe, a source confirmed Saturday.

Uribe was coming off a three-year, $21 million deal.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Rays Have Interest In Juan Uribe

Dec 13, 2013 5:02 PM

The Tampa Bay Rays are interested in Juan Uribe, who they would use behind Evan Longoria at third base, according to a source.

The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers also like Uribe.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Aren't Planning To Trade Kemp
Matt Kemp's agent met with the Dodgers on Wednesday and was told they plan to hold onto the center fielder.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Source: Uribe Considering Dodgers, White Sox
The Dodgers offered Juan Uribe a one-year contract with an option for 2015, while Chicago has guaranteed the veteran two years.


Agent: Kemp Trade Talks Are Active
Dave Stewart, the agent for Matt Kemp, said Monday night that he believed "something was brewing" in trade talks involving his client.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Dodgers Express Interest In David Price
The Dodgers don't plan to aggressively pursue David Price, but they want the Rays to keep them in mind.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers GM Colletti Open To Trading Outfielder
Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is still looking for as many as three more relief pitchers.

Brian Wilson Agrees To $10M Deal With Dodgers
Brian Wilson posted a 0.66 ERA in 18 games last season.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Brian Wilson Close To Deal With Dodgers
Brian Wilson decided to stop exploring a contract with the Yankees when it became clear that he would not be willing to shave his trademark beard.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN