May 2014 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Should Mariners Go After Matt Kemp?

May 30, 2014 2:34 PM

Matt Kemp's time with the Los Angeles Dodgers has become cloudy.

Kemp is hitting .255/.317/.438 and his struggles defensively in center field have led Don Mattingly to play him at the corners.

David Schoenfield of ESPN writes that the Seattle Mariners may be a good fit for Kemp if the Dodgers decide to trade him.

"It makes a lot of sense and the Mariners are the team that should take a chance that Kemp, who turns 30 in September, still has a lot of good baseball left in him," he writes.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Billingsley Throws Sim Game At Dodger Stadium

May 30, 2014 8:21 AM

Chad Billingsley, who had Tommy John surgery in April 2013, threw 30 pitches in a two-inning simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday.

"It's been a long process, and I just got to keep working until I get back out there in a game," Billingsley said. "The arm is feeling really good right now, and I'm really happy with the way it has responded."

The right-hander worked against teammates Jamie Romak and Chone Figgins.

Don Mattingly said the Dodgers "will see how he bounces back, then decide if there's another simulated game, or he goes out [to pitch rehab games in the Minor Leagues]."

Earl Bloom/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Carl Crawford Leaves With Sprained Ankle

May 28, 2014 8:22 AM

Carl Crawford badly sprained his left ankle chasing down a double in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Crawford was fitted with a walking boot and said the Los Angeles Dodgers would place him on the disabled list.

"It didn't look good, obviously," Don Mattingly said. "The video didn't look good; [trainer] Stan [Conte] didn't sound good. We always say we'll wait until tomorrow to see, but it didn't look very good."

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

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Mattingly: Puig Is Baseball's Best Right Fielder

May 27, 2014 4:14 PM

Don Mattingly believes that Yasiel Puig has emerged as the best right fielder in baseball today.

Puig made his Major League debut about a year ago.

"We feel like, right now, Yasiel is the best right fielder in baseball," Mattingly said. "This guy dominates right field."

ESPN

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Josh Beckett Throws First No-Hitter

May 25, 2014 4:33 PM

Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Dodgers over the Phillies 6-0 on Sunday, according to an ESPN.com report.

Beckett struck out six, walked three and didn't come close to allowing a hit.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Dodgers Release Miguel Olivo

May 22, 2014 4:40 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have released Miguel Olivo, two days after a dugout altercation in which he allegedly bit off part of Alex Guerrero's ear during a Triple-A game.

The Dodgers had suspended Olivo on Wednesday, pending the completion of a team investigation.

Olivo, 35, batted .217 in eight games for the Dodgers this season.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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Olivo Suspended After Biting Teammate During Altercation

May 22, 2014 8:20 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have suspended Miguel Olivo, who has been accused of biting off part of teammate Alex Guerrero's ear in a dugout altercation Tuesday.

Olivo will remain on the suspended list at Triple-A Albuquerque, "pending the completion of an investigation."

Guerrero was sent to the hospital and could cause him to miss as much as five weeks, according to sources.

Danny Knobler/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Suspension

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Hyun-Jin Ryu Will Face Mets Wednesday

May 18, 2014 7:35 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will come off the DL to pitch Wednesday night in New York. Ryu has been out since April 27 with some shoulder inflammation, but he was able to bounce back without the need for a minor-league rehab assignment.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers, Ramirez Remain Far Apart In Contract Talks

May 15, 2014 4:50 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been discussing a huge contract extension with Hanley Ramirez for weeks, but a significant gap remains between the two sides.

Ramirez is eligible for free agency after the season and is believed to be seeking a contract north of $130 million.

The Dodgers are said to be very happy with the infielder on and off the field this season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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California Prep Lefty Tops Baseball America Draft List

May 15, 2014 7:49 AM

Baseball America released their list of the top 100 draft prospects on Wednesday as the 2014 First-Year Player Draft approaches.

Brady Aiken, a left-handed high school pitcher from California, is ranked first on the list.

Five of the top six players are pitchers. Three of those five are college pitchers.

Baseball America

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Lasorda On V. Stiviano: 'I Hope She Gets Hit With A Car'
Tommy Lasorda, who has known embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling for years, was recently asked several questions about the situation.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Clayton Kershaw Strong In Return To Mound
Clayton Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings on Tuesday night against the Nationals.

ESPN.com

Puig Not In Lineup After Hitting Wall
The Dodgers will not have Yasiel Puig against the Nationals on Monday night, a day after he slammed into an outfield wall trying to make a game-saving catch.

ESPN

Dodgers Place Hyun-Jin Ryu On 15-Day DL
The Dodgers have placed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

ESPN.com

Kershaw On Track For Return Next Week
After pitching five strong innings in Chattanooga on Wednesday night, Clayton Kershaw is on track to return to the Dodgers as early as Monday.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Dodgers Beat Twins For 10,000th Win
The Dodgers join the Giants, Cubs and Braves as the only franchises to win 10,000 games.

Associated Press