December 2016 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Several Clubs Interested In Brian Dozier

Dec 27, 2016 12:55 AM

Coming off a season in which he set the AL record for home runs by a second baseman, Brian Dozier has been the center of trade talks since the Winter Meetings. The Dodgers have been in talks with the Twins to try and acquire his services, but Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in Minnesota reports Los Angeles is not alone.

The Cardinals have joined the Dodgers as a team that is "very much" in the running to land Dozier, according to Wolfson, who added the Nationals and Giants also "remain in dialogue" with the Twins.

MLB.com

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers, Twins Aren't Progressing On Brian Dozier Trade

Dec 22, 2016 7:44 AM

Talks between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins on a Brian Dozier trade haven't progressed, according to a report.

It had been reported that the two sides agreed on Jose De Leon as the centerpiece of a possible deal, but they are still "at a standstill ... if not an impasse."

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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

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Record Six Teams To Pay Luxury Tax This Season

Dec 17, 2016 1:37 AM

A record six teams are paying baseball's luxury tax this season, led by the Dodgers at $31.8 million and the Yankees at $27.4 million.

The Red Sox ($4.5 million), Tigers ($4 million), Giants ($3.4 million) and the World Series champion Cubs ($2.96 million) also were sent bills Friday by the commissioner's office, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers, Twins Continue To Discuss Brian Dozier Trade

Dec 15, 2016 7:08 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins have had ongoing discussions regarding a possible trade centered around Brian Dozier, according to sources.

No deal is close, but the two sides "remain in dialogue."

The Dodgers would like to play Dozier at second base with Chase Utley a free agent.

Dozier has two years and $15 million left on his contract.

Jon Morosi/MLB

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

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Dodgers Nearing Four-Year, $64M Deal With Justin Turner

Dec 13, 2016 5:54 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been discussing a four-year, $64 million deal with Justin Turner, according to a report.

The value of the deal could be larger once the final numbers are determined.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Justin Turner Close To Deal With Dodgers

Dec 13, 2016 10:52 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a contract offer on the table to re-sign Justin Turner, and the two sides are close to a deal, according to a source.

Turner signed with the Dodgers before the 2014 season.

He had his best major league season in 2016, batting .275 with a .493 slugging percentage, well above his career mark of .439. Turner easily established career bests in home runs (27), RBIs (90) and doubles (34).

Doug Padilla/ESPN

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

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Dodgers, Kenley Jansen Agree To Five-Year, $80M Deal

Dec 13, 2016 2:39 AM

Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers have agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal, a Dodgers source confirmed to ESPN's Jim Bowden on Monday.

Jansen had a trio of teams chasing him as finalists for his services: the Nationals, Marlins and Dodgers. League sources told Bowden that Jansen had better offers from both the Nationals and Marlins but wanted to stay home and was willing to take less to do it.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Wade Davis May Be Logical Trade Target For Dodgers

Dec 6, 2016 8:30 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking for a closer and free agency isn't the only avenue in which they can fill that void.

Mark Melancon has agreed to a four-year deal with the San Francisco Giants, but Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen are still available.

However, Ken Gurnick writes that Wade Davis may be a logical trade target for the Dodgers. Davis has one year left on his contract at $10 million, which would be much more reasonable than giving Chapman a $100 million deal.

It has been reported that the Kansas City Royals are willing to listen to trade offers for a number of their core players, including Davis.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rich Hill's Deal With Dodgers Is Worth $48M Over Three Years

Dec 5, 2016 4:47 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially re-signed Rich Hill, inking him to a new three-year, $48 million deal.

Buster Olney reported the value of the deal, which was rumored to be close over the weekend.

The Dodgers acquired Hill in a trade with the Oakland Athletics this past summer.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

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

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Several Teams Interested In Trading For Brian Dozier

Dec 5, 2016 8:47 AM

Four to five teams are reportedly interested in working out a trade with the Minnesota Twins for Brian Dozier.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to Dozier, but the seriousness of those reports has come into question.

Dozier will attend this week's winter meetings because of a marketing commitment, which may allow him to meet with Minnesota's new front office.

Darren Wolfson/5 Eyewitness News

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

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Padres 'Aggressively Shopping' Yangervis Solarte
The Padres are "aggressively shopping" Yangervis Solarte and the Dodgers are among the interested clubs.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Appear Close To Signing Rich Hill
Left-handed pitcher Rich Hill is considered one of the top free-agents starters on the market.

ESPN.com

Astros, Dodgers, Rangers, Yankees In 'Full Pursuit' Of Rich Hill
Rich Hill is drawing a lot of interest as a free agent as the Astros, Dodgers, Rangers and Yankees are in "full pursuit" of the left-hander.

Jim Bowden/ESPN