December 2015 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Sign Scott Kazmir To Three-Year Deal

Dec 30, 2015 9:07 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Scott Kazmir to a three-year contract worth a reported $48 million.

The deal also reportedly includes an opt-out after the 2016 season.

Kazmir, 31, was traded to the Houston Astros in July amid his second season with the Oakland Athletics.


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

Dodgers To Honor Jackie Robinson With Statue

Dec 23, 2015 7:54 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday they will unveil a statue of Jackie Robinson at some point during the 2016 season.

The club hinted the statue could be the first of several such monuments to go up at 53-year-old Dodger Stadium in the coming years.

Stan Kasten said the team hasn't yet determined where the statue will be situated or when it will be completed, but he said he hopes to have a model and further details by next Jackie Robinson Day, April 15.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Remain In Touch With Marlins About Fernandez

Dec 22, 2015 4:36 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are staying in touch with the Miami Marlins regarding a trade for Jose Fernandez, according to a report.

It's still hard to see the Marlins dealing Fernandez at this point in time.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Cardinals In Mix To Sign Mike Leake

Dec 22, 2015 4:30 AM

Mike Leake could sign with a club soon and the St. Louis Cardinals are in the mix for the right-hander, according to a report.

Leake is believed to be aiming for a five-year deal.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to Leake since their deal with Hisashi Iwakuma broke down.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Record Four Teams Receive Luxury Tax Bills

Dec 21, 2015 6:55 AM

Four teams exceeded baseball's spending threshold and owe luxury tax, a record number of offenders.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were hit with a record tax of nearly $43.6 million for a payroll just shy of $300 million.

The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants, a first-time offender, also received bills.

The Dodgers, who have not reached the World Series since winning the 1988 title, have a three-year tax total of $81.6 million.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

Mariners Re-Sign Hisashi Iwakuma After Deal With Dodgers Falters

Dec 18, 2015 8:15 AM

The Seattle Mariners have re-signed Hisashi Iwakuma after an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers broke down.

The deal includes a one-year contract for 2016 and options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, but financial terms weren't announced.

"We said from the start that Kuma was a priority for us," Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. "Obviously, the developments from the last few days allowed us to get back in the game. It's a credit to our ownership -- to Howard Lincoln, to Kevin Mather, to our entire ownership group -- that we were able to get aggressive and find a way to bring Kuma back to the Mariners. We're all thrilled. This is a big move for us."

The Dodgers and Iwakuma struck a deal on Dec. 6, a pact reportedly for three years and roughly $45 million, but the contract was never completed as his physical was reportedly a problem.



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

Dodgers, Rays Discussing Jake Odorizzi Trade

Dec 17, 2015 4:40 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays have engaged in trade talks centered around Jake Odorizzi, according to a report.

It is possible that the Dodgers are weighing alternatives in the wake of news that an agreement with Hisashi Iwakuma could be in jeopardy.

Odorizzi, who will turn 26 in March, was reportedly offered a contract extension by the Rays this offseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Deal Between Dodgers, Hisashi Iwakuma Hits Snag

Dec 17, 2015 4:34 PM

A contract agreement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Hisashi Iwakuma has hit a snag after the team reviewed the right-hander's physical, according to a source.

The two sides have continued to talk in hopes of keeping the deal alive.

Los Angeles agreed to a reported three-year, $45 million contract with Iwakuma earlier this month.

The Japan-based Jiji Press first reported earlier Thursday that the Dodgers were backing away from the deal after evaluating the results of Iwakuma's physical.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

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

Kenta Maeda In L.A. To Begin Meeting With Teams

Dec 17, 2015 6:06 AM

Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda has arrived in Los Angeles to begin meeting with Major League teams, according to a report.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be among the clubs that place a bid to negotiate with him.

The Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants, rumored to be in the mix earlier this offseason, are likely no longer following free agent expenditures.

Bill Plunkett/Orange County Register

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

White Sox Acquire Todd Frazier In Three-Team Trade With Reds, Dodgers

Dec 16, 2015 12:52 PM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to acquire Todd Frazier in a three-team trade with the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers. The White Sox will also acquire Trent Rosecrans.

The Dodgers will send infielder Jose Peraza, outfielder Scott Schebler and infielder Brandon Dixon to the Reds in the deal, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman adds that the White Sox will send Frankie Montas, outfielder Trayce Thompson and second baseman Micah Johnson to the Dodgers.

Frazier is set to earn $7.5 million in 2016 and can be controlled via the arbitration process for the 2017 season, after which he will be eligible for free agency.

Steve Adams/MLBTradeRumors

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Have Pitching Options In Leake, Chen, Kazmir
The Dodgers lost out on another pitching target when Johnny Cueto agreed to terms with the Giants on Monday afternoon.

Steve Gilbert/MLB

Greinke Hints He Was Minutes From Re-Signing With Dodgers
Zack Greinke was minutes away from agreeing to sign with another team when he learned that the Diamondbacks were interested.

Associated Press

Dodgers Reportedly Enter Mix For Johnny Cueto
The 29-year-old has already turned down a six-year, $120 million offer from the Diamondbacks this offseason.

Jamal Collier/MLB

Nationals Have Interest In Trading For Aroldis Chapman
The Dodgers haven't completely dropped their pursuit of Aroldis Chapman, who has had domestic abuse issues surface.

Marly Rivera/ESPN

Astros, Dodgers Discussing Andrew Miller With Yankees
The Dodgers appeared close to a trade for Aroldis Chapman before domestic violence allegations emerged.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Cubs, Diamondbacks No Longer Targeting Shelby Miller
The Braves have been discussing Shelby Miller in trades, but the Cubs and Diamondbacks are no longer in the mix for the young pitcher.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

MLB Inquiry Holding Up Chapman Trade
Major League Baseball is investigating an Oct. 30 domestic violence incident between Aroldis Chapman and his girlfriend, which is holding up a proposed trade of the closer to the Dodgers.


Aroldis Chapman Trade Isn't Yet Complete
The Reds have been telling other teams that they haven't finalized a trade with the Dodgers centered around Aroldis Chapman.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Source: Dodgers To Acquire Chapman From Reds For Two Prospects
Prized prospect Julio Urias, 19, is not one of the prospects headed to Cincinnati.


Diamondbacks Completed Greinke Deal In Less Than 12 Hours
The Diamondbacks, who will officially announce Zack Greinke and his $206 million contract on Monday, didn't even enter the running to sign the right-hander until Friday morning.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Sources: Marlins Discussing Jose Fernandez With Dodgers, Two Others
Despite consistently denying reports that they would consider trading Jose Fernandez, sources tell Jayson Stark of ESPN that the Marlins are talking with the Dodgers -- and at least two other teams --

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Source: Dodgers May Finish Trade With Reds For Chapman
Sources are reporting that the Dodgers would send prospects to the Reds for Aroldis Chapman.

Dodgers Add Hisashi Iwakuma To Starting Rotation
Hisashi Iwakuma finished 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts for the Mariners last season.

Dodgers Agree To One-Year Deal With Chase Utley
Chase Utley is expected to continue as a backup infielder for the Dodgers next season.

Yahoo Sports

Greinke To Decide Between Dodgers, Giants This Week
Zack Greinke is in line for a six-year deal worth $32 million annually, which would mean $192 million in total.

Jim Bowden/ESPN