July 2013 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Brian Wilson To Sign With Dodgers

Jul 30, 2013 2:25 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will sign Brian Wilson, according to a source.

Wilson had three Major League offers on the table.

He will begin in the minors.

Tim Brown/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor

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Phillies, Dodgers Aren't Discussing Cliff Lee Trade

Jul 29, 2013 1:54 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not discussed a trade for Cliff Lee with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a source.

Lee has a 3.05 ERA and 131 strikeouts over 144.2 innings this season.

The Dodgers are in first place in the NL West, while the Phillies are 11 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.

Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Preparing For Trade, Peavy Cleans Out Locker

Jul 28, 2013 8:31 PM

Preparing for what seems like an inevitable trade from the Chicago White Sox, Jake Peavy has cleaned out his home locker.

"It is sad to think that this is probably my last day in here," said Peavy, who has spent four years with the club. "We all realize the reality of the situation and I am prepared with that to happen soon."

The Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers have all been linked to Peavy.

The White Sox have kept Peavy and his agent informed on the process over the last two weeks.

"[GM Rick Hahn] has been outstanding through the whole time this has been talked about," Peavy said. "This is a tough situation for Rick to be in. I don't think any of us at the start of the season thought we would be in the shape we are in now. Rick has been open and honest, up front with me and my representation. I think anyone in this clubhouse would tell you Rick Hahn is a first-class individual and this is a first-class organization. We have been on the same page the whole time."

Bruce Levine/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Could Trade Joe Nathan

Jul 28, 2013 10:48 AM

The Texas Rangers have had internal discussions about trading Joe Nathan, according to sources.

If they do so, it would be with the idea of capitalizing on a thin market for relievers.

Nathan, 38, instantly would become the most attractive closer available.

The Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are clubs looking for relief help.

Joakim Soria, Alexi Ogando or Neftali Feliz could replace Nathan as the team's closer.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Designate Lilly For Assignment

Jul 25, 2013 11:13 PM

The Dodgers cut ties with veteran left-hander Ted Lilly on Thursday, designating him for assignment the day after they activated him from the 15-day disabled list, according to an ESPN.com report.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Place Matt Kemp On DL

Jul 25, 2013 12:58 AM

After a brief stint of being healthy, outfielder Matt Kemp is heading back to the disabled list for the third time this season.

The Dodgers placed Kemp on the 15-day DL Wednesday with a sprained left ankle and activated left-hander Ted Lilly, according to an ESPN.com report.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Kemp: Braun Should Lose 2011 MVP

Jul 24, 2013 8:29 AM

Matt Kemp believes that Ryan Braun should be stripped of his 2011 NL Most Valuable Player award.

Kemp finished second in the voting that season. Braun was suspended for the rest of the season on Monday night.

Major League Baseball attempted to suspend Braun following a positive test that October for elevated testosterone, but the penalty was overturned by an arbitrator.

Asked Tuesday whether the award should be taken away from Braun, Kemp responded: "I mean, yeah, I do," pausing and adding, "I feel like it should be, but that's not for me to decide, you know?"

Kemp said people feel "betrayed" by Braun.

"I'm disappointed," Kemp said. "I talked to Braun before any of this happened, we had conversations and I considered him a friend. I don't think anybody likes to be lied to and I feel like a lot of people have felt betrayed. That's not just me, that's the whole Brewers organization, a lot of his teammates. I think a lot of people feel that way."

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor

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Matt Kemp To Miss At Least Three Games

Jul 23, 2013 12:06 PM

Matt Kemp is expected to miss at least three games after spraining his left ankle.

Kemp was activated from the disabled list on Sunday after missing 11 games with a sore left shoulder.

The Dodgers believes he does not have either a fracture or ligament damage.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Dodgers, Tigers, Red Sox Linked To K-Rod

Jul 22, 2013 7:33 AM

The Dodgers, Tigers and Red Sox are among the teams that have scouted Francisco Rodriguez with the Brewers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.

No team has pushed hard for any of Milwaukee's relievers at this point, according to sources.

Rodriguez has a 1.09 ERA in 25 appearances, with 10 saves in as many chances.

Danny Knobler/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Trade Rumor

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Kemp Activated, Homers In First At-Bat

Jul 21, 2013 3:55 PM

The Dodgers activated Matt Kemp from the disabled list for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

Kemp homered and doubled in the same inning in his first two at-bats. He entered the game hitting .254 with four home runs in 61 games.

He had been hindered by inflammation in his left shoulder after offseason surgery.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Dodgers Could Offer Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez $50M
A rival general manager says: "word is the Dodgers will go five years, close to $50 million for Miguel [Alfredo] Gonzalez."

Peter Gammons/MLB.com (via Twitter)

Report: Puig Subject Of $12M Lawsuit
Yasiel Puig is being sued by a Cuban man who claims Puig made false allegations against him that resulted in a lengthy prison sentence.

ESPN

Cubs Tell Agent Garza Will Be Traded
The Cubs have informed Matt Garza's agent that they will trade him to build for the future, according to the right-hander.

ESPN

Agent: Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Could Sign Soon
Jaime Torres thinks his client can help a major league team this year and expects to have the right-hander signed by next week.

Enrique Rojas/ESPN

Derek Lowe 'Officially' Retires From Baseball
A veteran of 17 Major League seasons, Derek Lowe has "officially' retired from the game.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

Hanley Ramirez Wants To Stay With Dodgers 'Forever'
Hanley Ramirez says he is open to extending his contract with the Dodgers if they approach him.

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

Yasiel Puig Signs Marketing Deal
Yasiel Puig has signed a marketing deal with Radegen Sports Management.

ESPN

Puig Brushes Off 'Playing With Arrogance'
Yasiel Puig doesn't plan to tone down his style of play after a series of critical comments were made about the rookie this week.

ESPN

Puig Leaves Game With Sore Hip
Yasiel Puig left Thursday night's game against the Rockies in the seventh inning after experiencing some soreness in his left hip area.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Puig Plays 'Agressive' For Fans
Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig says he plays the way he does for the fans.

ESPN.com

Freeman, Delabar Win ASG Fan Voting
Freddie Freeman and Steve Delabar have won the fan voting for the last spots in the All-Star Game.

ESPN.com

Josh Beckett Has Neck Surgery
Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett underwent surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck on Wednesday.

ESPN.com

Matt Kemp Receives PRP Injection
Matt Kemp had an MRI exam on his left shoulder Tuesday that confirmed the irritation in the joint.

ESPN

Dodgers Scout Three Milwaukee Relievers
The Brewers are open to dealing John Axford, Francisco Rodriguez and Mike Gonzalez.

Danny Knobler/CBS Sports

Matt Kemp Lands Back On DL
The Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp on the disabled list with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder.

Associated Press

Full American League All-Star Roster
There are 13 first-time All-Stars on the American League squad.

ESPN

Full National League All-Star Roster
There are 17 first-time All-Star on the National League All-Star team.

Associated Press

Puig On NL Final Vote Ballot
Puig is on the National League Final Vote ballot, along with Ian Desmond, Freddie Freeman, Adrian Gonzalez and Hunter Pence.

ESPN

Dodgers Trade Prospects For Nolasco
The Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins on Saturday.

ESPN.com

Dodgers In 'Serious Talks' For Nolasco
The Dodgers would absorb the remainder of Ricky Nolasco's $5.5 million salary for 2013.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via Twitter)