March 2018 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Red Sox, Dodgers Carrying Most Dead Money Into Season

Mar 22, 2018 8:54 AM

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers are carrying nearly $60 million in combined money into the 2018 season.

There are three types of dead money -- money paid to players that have been released, money paid to other teams as compensation for traded players and money paid to players still within the organization but not on the 40-man roster.

Last year, Major League teams carried nearly $300 million in dead money into the season.

The San Diego Padres have the highest percentage of dead money on their payroll (22.1% of $90.7 million) entering the season.


Net Dead Money

Red Sox - $30.2 million

Dodgers - $27.5 million

Padres - $20 million

Braves - $17.5 million

Tigers - $14 million

Marlins - $13 million

Royals - $10.3 million

Craig Edwards/FanGraphs

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Lose Justin Turner To Broken Left Wrist

Mar 20, 2018 7:44 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without Justin Turner for a while after he broke his left wrist during a spring game on Monday.

Turner was hit by a pitch thrown by the Oakland Athletics' Kendall Graveman.

"I was hoping obviously the X-rays would be negative, but there's a small non-displaced fracture," he said. "We'll just play it by ear, see how it goes."

Farhan Zaidi said the team didn't know yet how long Turner would be out, but it should be a matter of at least a few weeks.

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Set PItching Rotation Behind Clayton Kershaw

Mar 19, 2018 7:57 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have set their pitching rotation for the start of the season.

In the season-opening series against the San Francisco Giants, they'll send out Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood, Kenta Maeda and Rich Hill. The team's fifth starter will be Hyun-Jin Ryu.

"We don't have the starting pitching depth that we've had in past years," Dave Roberts said.

The Dodgers were determined to avoid paying luxury tax this season. L.A.'s options beyond the projected rotation include long reliever Ross Stripling and youngsters Brock Stewart, Julio Urias and Walker Buehler.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor