August 2016 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Clayton Kershaw Headed For Rehab Assignment

Aug 31, 2016 7:50 AM

Clayton Kershaw threw two simulated innings on Tuesday, but the Los Angeles Dodgers expect him to require a rehab assignment before he can be activated from the disabled list.

"My guess is that Kersh will want to pitch in a Major League game tomorrow," Andrew Friedman said. "With the time he's missed, my guess would be the next step would be a Minor League assignment. I think it will take a little bit of time to build him up in a way for him to be strong through September and hopefully October, as well."

Kershaw has not pitched for the team since June 26 because of a herniated disk in his lower back.

The Dodgers entered Wednesday with a two-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.

Andy McCullough/Los Angeles Times

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Yasiel Puig Claimed On Revocable Waivers By Unknown Team

Aug 31, 2016 7:37 AM

Yasiel Puig has been claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown team, according to a report.

The Los Angeles Dodgers can now work out a trade with the team.

Puig was demoted to the Minor Leagues earlier this month after the Dodgers were unable to work out a trade before the non-waiver deadline.

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Yasiel Puig: Minors Humbling, 'Difficult' To See Dodgers In First

Aug 30, 2016 7:30 AM

Yasiel Puig would have preferred a trade rather than a stint in the Minor Leagues, but he says he has already been humbled by his time with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Puig on revocable waivers over the weekend.

"Watching the Dodgers being in first place, it's very difficult," Puig said. "The moment I arrived in L.A., people were crazy for me -- 50-60 thousand people [cheering] at the stadium. I got used to that amount of fans. Getting to Triple-A and not seeing as many fans is not very appealing or fun to play baseball, but this is what I have to do for my future."

Puig has been in the Minor Leagues for three weeks and he has a .375 average.

"[Playing in the minors] is something that has taught me humility, and I am very grateful," he said. "I do not know what the future will hold in the next few hours. I don't know where I will go. I don't know my fate. God only knows my destiny, and I am here to fulfill it. He gave me many opportunities, the way [the Dodgers] did, and I put myself in this situation."

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Dodgers Place Yasiel Puig On Revocable Waivers

Aug 29, 2016 4:52 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed Yasiel Puig on revocable waivers.

While a team could claim Puig, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that a trade is much more likely during the offseason.

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Clayton Kershaw To Pitch Simulated Game Tuesday

Aug 29, 2016 8:03 AM

Clayton Kershaw will face live hitters on Tuesday in a simulated game.

Kershaw tossed a 60-pitch bullpen session on Friday at Dodger Stadium and will throw the simulated game either in Los Angeles or at the team's complex in Arizona. He will face Minor League hitters.

"Yeah I'm excited," Kershaw said. "The next step is to face hitters so I'm excited to do that for sure."

The Los Angeles Dodgers have yet to release a timetable for when Kershaw might return to the Major Leagues.

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Dodgers Will Try To Re-Sign Justin Turner

Aug 26, 2016 8:05 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to keep Justin Turner this offseason.

Turner is expected to be one of the better free agent options this winter and has done nearly everything in his tenure with the Dodgers.

He is hitting .277/.342/.515 with a career-high 24 home runs this season.

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Dodgers Trade A.J. Ellis To Phillies For Carlos Ruiz

Aug 26, 2016 2:09 AM

The Dodgers added a chemistry test to the equation Thursday, trading beloved backup catcher A.J. Ellis to the Phillies in order to improve the team's fortunes against left-handed pitching.

The Dodgers landed right-handed hitting catcher Carlos Ruiz in the transaction, as well as cash considerations, while minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later also went to the Phillies along with Ellis.

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Matt Moore Falls Just Short Of No-Hitting Dodgers

Aug 26, 2016 2:01 AM

San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night.

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Clayton Kershaw Throws 40-Pitch Bullpen Session

Aug 24, 2016 8:30 AM

Clayton Kershaw threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday at Dodger Stadium and could face live hitters in a simulated game before the end of the week.

Kershaw, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a mild disc herniation in his lower back, said he "felt fine" sitting down between his simulated innings in the bullpen.

"That was the hard part for me before, sitting down in-between innings," he said. "Just not very comfortable to sit. Definitely a positive step there, sitting down, not even thinking about it."

Kershaw is expected to require a Minor League start or two before he is activated off the disabled list.

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Dodgers Set Record With 27th Player On Disabled List

Aug 24, 2016 8:26 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have tied a Major League record by placing their 27th player on the disabled list this season.

Scott Kazmir went on the DL Tuesday with neck inflammation. Brett Anderson also landed on the DL with a blister on his left index finger, but he had already been on the list this year so he didn't add to the team's total.

The only other team on record to have put 27 players on the DL was the 2012 Boston Red Sox.

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Clayton Kershaw Joins Teammates On Road
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw on flat ground Friday before their game in Cincinnati.

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Yasiel Puig Takes Blame For Posting Videos
Yasiel Puig had three hits, including a home run and four RBIs, for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday night.

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Clayton Kershaw Continues Rehab Throwing
Clayton Kershaw threw from 90 feet on Friday, and could throw again on Saturday as part of his rehab.

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Chase Utley Plans To Play In 2017 Season
Chase Utley intends to play next season, he told reporters on Monday.

Andy McCullough/Los Angeles Times

Yasiel Puig Posts Videos Partying After Triple-A Loss
A few days after a demotion to the Minor Leagues, Yasiel Puig posted videos to his Snapchat account Monday night of him partying with his new Triple-A teammates.

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Clayton Kershaw Resumes Playing Catch
Clayton Kershaw participated in baseball-related activity on Sunday for the first time since July 16.

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Dodgers Place Bud Norris On DL With Strained Back Muscle
The move with Bud Norris was retroactive to August 1.

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Rich Hill Was Looking For Two-Year, $28M Extension
The Athletics discussed an extension with Rich Hill before trading him to the Dodgers.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Dodgers Move Clayton Kershaw To 60-Day DL
Clayton Kershaw is now only eligible to return Aug. 27, but the Dodgers did not expect him back before that date anyway.

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Dodgers Demote Yasiel Puig
The club expects Yasiel Puig to report on time, by this weekend.

ESPN

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

Richard Justice/MLB

Dodgers Expected To Send Yasiel Puig To Minors
Yasiel Puig did not travel with the Dodgers to Denver after being told Monday he would either be traded or demoted.

ESPN

Dodgers To Acquire Josh Reddick, Rich Hill From Athletics
Part of the package heading to Oakland will include young right-hander Jharel Cotton, but he's not the headliner.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports