September 2013 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Source: Dodgers Not Interested In Cano

Sep 30, 2013 8:33 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have no plans to pursue Robinson Cano this winter, according to a high-ranking National League executive.

"They're not interested in Cano," the executive said.

Los Angeles has already committed more than $163 million in salaries to 14 players for 2014.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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2014 MLB Draft Order

Sep 30, 2013 8:29 AM

With the end of the regular season, aside from Game No. 163 between the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers on Monday night, the order of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft is close to finalized.

1. Astros
2. Marlins
3. White Sox
4. Cubs
5. Twins
6. Mariners
7. Phillies
8. Rockies
9. Blue Jays
10. Mets
11. Blue Jays (they failed to sign No. 10 pick Phil Bickford in 2013)
12. Brewers
13. Padres
14. Giants
15. Angels
16. Diamondbacks
17. Orioles
18. Yankees
19. Royals
20. Nationals
21. Reds
22. Rangers or Rays
23. Rangers or Rays
24. Indians
25. Dodgers
26. Tigers
27. Pirates
28. Athletics
29. Braves
30. Red Sox
31. Cardinals

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Dodgers Shut Down Kemp For Season

Sep 30, 2013 7:55 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will not have Matt Kemp for the postseason.

A Sunday morning MRI to Kemp's injured left ankle showed significant swelling and weakening in the bone. It was decided that Kemp could do further damage by playing on it.

"It's like a bad nightmare, injury after injury after injury after injury," Kemp said. "Honestly, I don't know what to say any more except that the season's over with for me and I have to be that cheerleader or that leader on the bench to help those guys through those tough games they're going to play."

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Kemp Once Again Sidelined By Ankle

Sep 29, 2013 7:42 AM

Matt Kemp was a late scratch from Saturday night's game against the Colorado Rockies after feeling discomfort in his left ankle while warming up.

Kemp injured the same ankle July 21 and didn't return until Sept. 16. The Dodgers will open the National League Division Series on Thursday.

The outfielder declined to speak in depth to reporters after the game, just saying, "I'll wake up [Sunday] and see how it feels."

Dan Arritt/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Brian Wilson Receives Ring After Misunderstanding

Sep 27, 2013 3:56 PM

Brian Wilson has received a 2012 World Series ring from the San Francisco Giants after a bit of a misunderstanding.

Wilson pitched in just two games last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Giants didn't re-sign him this past offseason.

"We have been for seven months trying to give [Wilson] his World Series ring, and tried these past three days," Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said. "It's been more challenging than we expected. We've given the ring to the Dodgers and he now has it. We really tried to do the right thing. We invited him to the ring ceremony. A number of members of our organization repeatedly reached out to him and we didn't get any response."

Wilson received the ring following Thursday night's game between the Giants and his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Paul Casella/MLB.com

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Cuban Infielder Alexander Guerrero Could Sign Soon

Sep 25, 2013 12:52 PM

According to his agent, Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero could sign with a major-league team soon.

Scott Boras said teams interested in the 26-year-old infielder are already very familiar with him.

"The Dodgers had him work out at their complex five or six times," Boras said. "There are four or five other teams that have seen him five or six times."

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

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

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D-Backs Take Exception To Dodgers Partying In Chase Field Pool

Sep 20, 2013 12:02 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks were upset after a number of Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated winning the National League West title by jumping into the pool at Chase Field on Thursday.

Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall said in a statement, "I could call it disrespectful and classless, but they don't have a beautiful pool at their old park and must have really wanted to see what one was like."

The Diamondbacks had asked the Dodgers to keep their players from returning to the field once the division-clinching celebration began.

The Dodgers misunderstood the intent of the request, according to team president Stan Kasten. He thought they were asking Dodgers players not to celebrate raucously in front of Diamondbacks fans. By the time the players took the plunge, the stadium was largely empty.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Dodgers Clinch First NL West Title Since 2009

Sep 20, 2013 11:46 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League West title on Thursday night, their first since 2009.

Three months ago, the Dodgers were in last place.

"I want to keep going," Hanley Ramirez said. "I think that we've got a couple of more steps to do. We've got to keep working and stay together all the way through to the end."

Ramirez has played 1,090 regular-season games but will be making his first trip to the postseason. Only three active players have played more games without making the playoffs.

"I'm a guy that doesn't show a lot of emotion," Don Mattingly said. "I really try to keep it kind of even. But this is a great accomplishment for these guys. We put a great team together and a big payroll with huge expectations. A lot of time that falls apart and it had a chance to fall apart during the season, I thought.

"But the coaching staff stuck together. These guys were loyal to me. There was no backbiting or somebody trying to leap over me. They stuck together. ... The players came together, we got healthy, and then we just rolled."

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Game Recap, Team Achievement

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Dodgers Sign Takumi Numata

Sep 19, 2013 8:46 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced this week that they have signed Japanese right-hander Takumi Numata.

The 19-year-old is somewhat of an unknown in Major League Baseball circles.

"At 6-1, 188 pounds, it doesn't sound like there's that much physical projection to look for. His fastball sits in the upper 80s to low 90s ... topping out at 92 mph. He goes right after hitters with it and largely pitches off of his fastball, though he also has a slider," writes Jonathan Mayo.

Jonathan Mayo/MLB.com

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

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Dodgers May Be Backing Off On Alexander Guerrero

Sep 19, 2013 8:31 AM

It is unclear how involved the Los Angeles Dodgers are in trying to sign Alexander Guerrero, according to sources.

Less than two weeks ago, the Dodgers were reportedly closing in on a $32 million contract with the Cuban infielder.

Since the Dodgers discussed a multiyear deal with Guerrero, he has hired Scott Boras as his agent. For the time being, Los Angeles is no longer willing to sign him for $32 million, according to sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Dodgers Push Back Kershaw's Next Start
The left-hander leads the Major Leagues with 223 innings pitched.

ESPN

Dodgers Activate Kemp, Strikes Out Against Arizona
The Dodgers activated Matt Kemp from the disabled list for the third time in 2013.

Associated Press

Puig Sits With Sore Hip
Yasiel Puig has had issues with his hip periodically in recent weeks.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Hanley Ramirez To Miss Time With Nerve Issue
Hanley Ramirez has received a cortisone injection for an irritated nerve in his back and will likely be out until next week.

Dan Arritt/ESPN

Hanley Ramirez Has Hamstring Strain
Hanley Ramirez is hitting .342/.390/.634 with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs this season.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Nearing Deal With Alexander Guerrero
The Dodgers are nearing a five-year, $32 million deal with Alexander Guerrero, according to a report.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB.com

Alexander Guerrero Cleared To Sign With Teams
The Cuban infielder has been connected to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Kemp's Rehab Halted By Hamstring Injury
Matt Kemp's rehabilitation has been shut down indefinitely after he injured his right hamstring while working out in Arizona.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Clayton Kershaw Wins Branch Rickey Award
Clayton Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, founded Kershaw's Challenge, a foundation that seeks to transform at-risk children and communities.

ESPN.com

Hyun-Jin Ryu To Miss Next Start
The Dodgers will start Chris Capuano against the Reds on Friday.

ESPN.com

Rose Parade To Honor Vin Scully
Vin Scully will be the grad marshall of the 125th Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

ESPN.com

Headley Won't Give Padres Hometown Discount
The Padres didn't trade Chase Headley this summer because they would prefer to sign him to a long-term deal.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Puig Exits With Strained Knee
Yasiel Puig said there are no plans for an MRI or further tests.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Phillies View Rasmussen As Future Reliever
The Phillies acquired Rob Rasmussen from the Dodgers in exchange for Michael Young over the weekend.

Bob Brookover/Philadelphia Inquirer

Greinke First Dodger Pitcher With Two Steals Since 1987
The last pitcher to steal two bags for the Dodgers was Orel Hershiser in 1987.

Doug Kern/ESPN

Dodgers Send Prospect To Phillies For Michael Young
The Dodgers plan to use Michael Young as a bench player and a pinch hitter.

ESPN.com