August 2014 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Concerned With Puig's Emotions

Aug 30, 2014 1:40 AM

The Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly gave him Friday night's game in San Diego off, the second time the outfielder has been out of the starting lineup in the past week.

Mattingly said he sensed Puig's frustration level has, at times, taken him out of his game, according to an report.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Van Slyke Sprains Ankle, Blames Arizona's 'Bad Grass'

Aug 28, 2014 7:41 AM

Scott Van Slyke left Wednesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with what the Los Angeles Dodgers called a mild right ankle sprain.

He later blamed the Diamondbacks' grass for the injury.

"They've got bad grass here," Van Slyke said.

Van Slyke said the ground gave way beneath his ankle as he planted to throw. Replays showed that Van Slyke's ankle bent to almost a 45-degree ankle.

"That side of my ankle's loose, so I think it will be all right," he said. "I think it just went further than it normally does."




Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury

Mets Have Waiver Options For Colon

Aug 25, 2014 4:21 PM

The New York Mets have some options for Bartolo Colon if they want to trade him prior to Sunday's waiver deadline.

Colon has a 3.82 ERA and 5.91 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season, something that could attract contenders.

The Mets reportedly placed Colon on waivers this past weekend, opening the door for a potential move.

The Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh Pirates could all be potential landing spots for the veteran right-hander.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

Tags: New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor, Waiver

Angels, Dodgers Make Most Sense For Colon

Aug 25, 2014 7:40 AM

Executives believe that the Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers make the most sense for Bartolo Colon.

The Detroit Tigers had executives watching Colon over the weekend, but the club doesn't have the money to take on the veteran right-hander.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Kershaw Moved Up As Dodgers Shuffle Rotation

Aug 21, 2014 9:41 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have shuffled their starting rotation to give Zack Greinke some extra time off to deal with discomfort in his right elbow.

Clayton Kershaw was originally scheduled to start Friday against the New York Mets, but will instead take the mound on Thursday against the San Diego Padres on his normal four days of rest.

Greinke has been feeling something in his elbow for about three weeks, but has not missed a start. He underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage.

Kershaw will get an extra day of rest before his next start, Don Mattingly said.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Interested In Adding Reliever, Bench Bat

Aug 19, 2014 7:47 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still interested in adding a bullpen arm and power bench bat to the roster.

Los Angeles already added two right-handed starters this month in Roberto Hernandez and Kevin Correia.

The Dodgers surprised some by essentially holding firm at the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

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

Dodgers, Ramirez Won't Negotiate Until After Season

Aug 17, 2014 9:46 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will not be discussing a new contract with Hanley Ramirez until after the season, according to Stan Kasten.

Ramirez is currently on the disabled list with an oblique injury.

"Both sides have agreed we'll sit down and talk at the end of the season and decide," Kasten said. "As difficult a season as he's had physically, there is still lots of time for him to have an enormous impact for us."

Ramirez and the Dodgers discussed an extension at the beginning of the season, and Ramirez has voiced his desire to be a “Dodger for life."

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

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

Dodgers Acquire Justin Germano

Aug 16, 2014 7:55 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Justin Germano from the Texas Rangers for future considerations.

Germano has been added to the Triple-A Albuquerque roster to begin his tenure with the organization.

The 32-year-old has seen only minimal action at the MLB level over the past two seasons but has spent time in the majors in parts of nine years.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Angels, Cubs, Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox Expected To Pursue Hamels

Aug 11, 2014 8:33 AM

It will likely take four or five prospects to land Cole Hamels in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason.

The Chicago Cubs claimed Hamels on waivers last week, but were unable to come up with a package Philadelphia found suitable.

The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels are seen as the major players for him this winter.


Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Kevin Correia Headed To Dodgers

Aug 10, 2014 1:22 AM

The Dodgers acquired right-hander Kevin Correia from the Twins on Saturday night for a player to be named or cash.

Correia, 33, is 5-13 with a 4.94 ERA in 23 starts this season. He has spent parts of 12 years in the Major Leagues, the last seven almost exclusively as a starter.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Dodgers Promote Darwin Barney To Replace Hanley Ramirez
Hanley Ramirez is headed to the 15-day DL with a right oblique injury.

Yasiel Puig Breaks Bat On Check Swing
Yasiel Puig snapped a bat while checking his swing without ever touching the ball on Friday night against the Brewers.

Dodgers Not Done Pursuing Pitching Depth
The Dodgers added Roberto Hernandez in a trade with the Phillies on Thursday.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Dodgers Send Two Prospects To Phillies For Hernandez
A source says that Roberto Hernandez will take the place of Josh Beckett in the Dodgers' starting rotation.

Dodgers Place Chris Perez On 15-Day DL
The Dodgers have placed reliever Chris Perez on the DL with bone spurs in his right ankle.

Dodgers Confirm Talks About Lester, Price
Jon Lester and David Price ended up going to the Athletics and Tigers, respectively.

Mark Saxon/ESPN