November 2018 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers, Indians Discussing Possible Corey Kluber Trade

Nov 30, 2018 8:07 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians have discussed a possible trade that would send Corey Kluber to the National League.

Various proposals have been discussed in recent days, according to sources. One possibility would send Yasiel Puig to Cleveland.

Kluber is under team control through 2021.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Hitting Guru Robert Van Scoyoc Joins Dodgers' Staff

Nov 29, 2018 8:00 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired guru Robert Van Scoyoc as their new hitting coach.

Van Scoyoc, 32, helped turn around J.D. Martinez's career.

He didn't play baseball beyond college and spent several years working with hitters alongside Craig Wallenbrock in California. They harped on the importance of launch angle before it became vogue throughout the industry.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Kenley Jansen Undergoes Second Heart Surgery

Nov 27, 2018 8:08 AM

Kenley Jansen underwent heart surgery on Monday and posted a video on Twitter saying he is "doing good."

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that Jansen underwent an ablation surgery -- his second in six years -- and that it "went as expected."

The closer should be ready for Opening Day.

The procedure had been anticipated ever since the recurrence of an irregular heartbeat prompted Jansen to be admitted into a Denver hospital on Aug. 9.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Manny Machado Clarifies 'Johnny Hustle' Comment

Nov 21, 2018 8:00 AM

Manny Machado is addressing comments he made during the postseason that have become a story line during his free agency.

When asked by Ken Rosenthal about his failure to run hard at all times, Machado famously said: "I'm not the type of player that's going to be 'Johnny Hustle.'"

"When I was asked that question, I was definitely on the defensive, and I was wrong to answer it the way that I did, because looking back, it doesn't come across how I meant it," Machado said. "For me, I was trying to talk about how I'm not the guy who is eye wash. There's a difference between fake hustle for show and being someone who tries hard to win. I've always been the guy who does whatever he can to win for his team.

"But I know how I said it and how that came across, and it's something I take responsibility for. I look forward to talking with each GM and owner that we meet with about that, or any other questions they have."

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Adrian Beltre Retires After 21 Seasons

Nov 21, 2018 7:39 AM

After playing in parts of 21 Major League seasons, Adrian Beltre has announced that he is retiring.

Beltre played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers.

He retires with a career 286/.339/.480 line, 477 home runs, 636 doubles, 38 triples and 121 stolen bases. He recorded 3,166 hits and made four All-Star appearances.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

Kenley Jansen To Have Heart Surgery

Nov 17, 2018 12:03 AM

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will have heart surgery on Nov. 26, with recovery expected to take from two to eight weeks.

The surgery, to correct Jansen's irregular heartbeat, had been expected. Jansen had a similar procedure after the 2012 season.

He is expected to be recovered and ready in time for spring training.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Hyun-Jin Ryu Signs Qualifying Offer With Dodgers

Nov 13, 2018 8:12 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu has accepted the one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer the Los Angeles Dodgers extended.

Ryu was the only player to accept a qualifying offer this offseason and is only the sixth among 80 since the system began in 2012.

The Dodgers also gave Yasmani Grandal the qualifying offer, but the catcher declined. If he signs elsewhere, the team will receive a pick between the second and third round of the 2019 draft as compensation.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

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

Phillies, Dodgers Considered Favorites To Sign Bryce Harper

Nov 12, 2018 5:18 PM

According to odds set by BETDSI, the Philadelphia Phillies are the favorites to sign Bryce Harper at +120. The Los Angeles Dodgers rank second at +200, followed by the incumbent Washington Nationals at +450.

The San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox have been linked to Harper, but are considered longshots.

Harper is entering free agency for the first time in his career.

Manny Machado's most likely destination is also Philadelphia at +220, followed by the New York Yankees at +400.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Claimed Bryce Harper, Offered Yasiel Puig In Trade

Nov 9, 2018 7:50 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers attempted to acquire Bryce Harper before the non-waiver trade deadline in July and again in August when they claimed him off waivers.

When the Dodgers claimed Harper, they offered Yasiel Puig to the Washington Nationals, according to a source.

The two sides were obviously unable to agree on a deal.

Jorge Castillo/L.A. Times

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Nearing Extension With Dave Roberts

Nov 7, 2018 8:13 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are "getting close" to an extension with Dave Roberts, according to a report.

Roberts has led the Dodgers to the World Series in two of his three seasons.

The manager's contract currently includes a $1.1 million option for 2019.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Andrew Friedman: Manny Machado's Lack Of Hustle No Secret
Manny Machado is one of the top free agents on the market.


Giants Name Farhan Zaidi President Of Baseball Operations
Farhan Zaidi leaves the Dodgers after four years working under team president Andrew Friedman.

Giants Want To Hire Farhan Zaidi Away From Dodgers
The Giants would reportedly like to hire Farhan Zaidi away from the Dodgers to become their lead decision-maker.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Seven Players Receive Qualifying Offers
In six years, only five of the 73 players issued a qualifying offer have accepted it.


Reports: Rangers Hire Chris Woodward As Manager
The Rangers have hired Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward as their new manager.

Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw Agree To Three-Year Deal
The deal will pay pitcher Clayton Kershaw $93 million, and will include incentives based on workload and performance.

David Freese, Dodgers Agree To One-Year, $5M Deal
The Dodgers are bringing David Freese back on a one-year, $5 million deal.


Manny Machado Issues Thanks To Dodgers With Free Agency Looming
Manny Machado was noncommittal about his future following the World Series, but he may have shed some light on his plans through an Instagram post on Wednesday.


Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw Extend Option Deadline
The Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed to extend the deadline for Kershaw to decide whether to exercise his contract option until Friday at 4 p.m. ET.