April 2016 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Place Carl Crawford On 15-Day DL

Apr 9, 2016 11:36 PM

The Dodgers have placed outfielder Carl Crawford on the 15-day disabled list because of a lingering lower back injury.

Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Crawford would undergo an MRI in Los Angeles, probably on Monday's off day. Given that the back has been bothering Crawford for weeks and limiting what he can do, "the DL seems like the prudent decision," according to Roberts.

Infielder Micah Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and gives the Dodgers a left-handed bat off the bench.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Lose No-Hit Bid, Then Game To Giants

Apr 9, 2016 1:51 AM

The Dodgers lost a game on Friday night that was destined to be remembered for a long time.

Dodgers starter Ross Stripling, in his major league debut, was removed from Friday’s game against the Giants in the eighth inning of a potential no-hitter. He had just reached the 100-pitch mark by walking Angel Pagan with the Dodgers leading 2-0.

The next batter, Trevor Brown, tied it for the Giants with a home run off reliever Chris Hatcher, and the Giants won it 3-2 in the 10th on a home run from Brandon Crawford.

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Tags: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Fall One Inning Short Of Shutout Streak

Apr 8, 2016 7:47 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers began the 2016 season with a 31-inning scoreless innings streak that ended in the fifth inning of an eventual loss to the San Francisco Giants.

The scoreless innings streak for Dodgers ended in the fifth, one inning shy of the record to begin a season, set by the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals.

Los Angeles gave up its first runs of the season when the Giants got to Alex Wood. Brandon Crawford drew a leadoff walk, pinch hitter Kelby Tomlinson singled and Denard Span drove in a run with a groundout.

Associated Press

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Sam LeCure Signs Minors Deal With Dodgers

Apr 7, 2016 4:42 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Sam LeCure to a Minor League contract.

The right-hander will join the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.

LeCure, who will turn 32 in May, signed a minors pact with the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason but was released late in Spring Training.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

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MLB's Average Salary Rises 4.4 Percent To $4.38M

Apr 4, 2016 2:31 AM

Baseball's average salary rose 4.4 percent to $4.38 million on Opening Day, according to a study of contract terms by The Associated Press, and the Dodgers topped spending for the third straight season.

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Dodgers Games Remain Inaccessible To Many

Apr 1, 2016 8:06 AM

Time Warner Cable has admitted defeat in its attempt to get the Los Angeles Dodgers' games televised in more Southern California households this season.

"We've offered short-term deals and long-term deals, we've lowered the price by 30 percent, we've asked for arbitration, we've offered ... the same thing they charge for their regional sports networks, we've told them we'd meet them any time, anywhere to negotiate and nothing has worked," Time Warner Cable spokesman Andrew Fegyveresi told the Los Angeles Times.

"They've rejected every offer we've made."

SportsNet LA, which is owned by the Dodgers but operated, programmed and sold to distributors and advertisers by Time Warner Cable, broadcasts a majority of the Dodgers' home and road games. The channel currently is available only to subscribers of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and Bright House Networks, which is slightly less than 2 million households.

It leaves customers of providers such as DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon in the dark for Dodgers games. Nearly 70 percent of the market was unable to watch the Dodgers last season.

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