February 2016 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Clayton Kershaw To Open For Dodgers

Feb 28, 2016 6:45 PM

New Dodgers manager Dave Roberts joked it was a tough call, but Clayton Kershaw will be the opening day pitcher for Los Angeles for the sixth year in a row.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner will help the Dodgers open the season on April 4 opener against the Padres.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Keeping Corey Seager At Shortstop

Feb 25, 2016 8:05 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers won't move Corey Seager from shortstop this season.

Seager saw some time at third base last year and scouts have always speculated whether his 6-foot-4 frame would be better suited to third base than shortstop.

"We'll keep Corey at short," Dave Roberts said.

Farhan Zaidi earlier this week said Kiké Hernandez is considered the primary backup to Seager at shortstop.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

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Dodgers Haven't Held Extension Talks With Kenley Jansen

Feb 22, 2016 7:14 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't discussed a possible contract extension with Kenley Jansen.

The two sides agreed to a one-year, $10.65 million deal in the reliever's last year of arbitration eligibility.

Jansen will be a free agent after the 2016 season.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

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

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Dodgers Finalize Deal With Yaisel Sierra

Feb 21, 2016 5:45 PM

Reported over a month ago, the Dodgers' six-year deal with free-agent right-hander Yaisel Sierra became official Sunday.

The Cuba native, who was granted free agency by Major League Baseball in late December, came to terms on a $30 million deal with the Dodgers.

ESPN.com

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Dodgers Reportedly Shopping Alex Guerrero

Feb 11, 2016 6:01 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are attempting to trade Alex Guerrero and have talked to "numerous" clubs about the infielder/outfielder, according to a FOX Sports report.

Guerrero signed a four-year, $28 million deal with the Dodgers in March 2014. The contract runs through the 2017 season, but stipulates that if he is traded, he can become a free agent at the end of that season.

Andrew Simon/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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'Lazarito' Nearing Decision On Major League Team

Feb 9, 2016 4:29 PM

Lazaro "Lazarito" Armenteros is expected to make a decision on where he will sign Wednesday, about one month after Major League Baseball declared him a free agent.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound outfielder, 16, has drawn interest from the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies.

"I'm always ready. I'm realizing my dream to play professional baseball," Armenteros told MLB.com last week at Estadio Quisqueya during the Caribbean Series. "I'm planning on making a decision on [Wednesday], but only God knows what will happen and when I will sign. I'm not worried about it. I'm just waiting on the right opportunity."

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Telling Teams Puig Is Off Limits

Feb 5, 2016 9:23 AM

Andre Ethier has been the most discussed trade candidate for the Los Angeles Dodgers, in part, because the club is telling teams that Yasiel Puig is not available.

Puig's contract guarantees him $19.5 million over the next three seasons, although it also allows him to opt into arbitration once he is eligible next offseason.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Seek Left-Handed Outfield Bat

Feb 3, 2016 4:18 PM

The Chicago White Sox are looking to add a left-handed hitting outfielder, according to a report.

Chicago has been linked to Dexter Fowler, but the switch-hitter is more productive from the right side.

A trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers for Andre Ethier has been mentioned as a possibility.

Phil Rogers/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Hire Greg Maddux, Raul Ibanez As Special Assistants

Feb 3, 2016 8:09 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Greg Maddux and Raul Ibanez as special assistants to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

Maddux and Ibanez will assist in scouting and player development functions.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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White Sox Exploring Trade For Andre Ethier

Feb 2, 2016 7:21 AM

The Chicago White Sox are exploring a trade for Andre Ethier, but it's unclear if they'll find a match with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ethier posted a 2.7 WAR last season, which would have ranked fourth-highest on Chicago's roster.

He is signed through 2017 with a vesting option for 2018.

Phil Rogers/MLB

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

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Corey Seager Named Top Prospect By BP, MLB
Corey Seager still qualifies for the lists since he retained his rookie eligibility by only making 113 plate appearances last season.

Mark Polishuk/MLB Trade Rumors

Vin Scully To Only Call Games In California
Vin Scully, who is entering his 67th season behind the microphone for the Dodgers, has said that this will likely be his final season.

Doug Padilla/ESPN