July 2018 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Acquire Brian Dozier From Twins For Logan Forsythe

Jul 31, 2018 4:39 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded for Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins for Logan Forsythe.

Dozier, who was the fifth player traded by the Twins in the last five days, is batting just .224 but has 16 home runs and 52 RBIs this season.

Dozier will become a free agent this winter.

ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Manny Machado Excited To Test Out Dodgers Before Free Agency

Jul 31, 2018 11:28 AM

Manny Machado hit a home run in the ninth inning in his first game with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Machado said he would "definitely" take these next few months as an opportunity to determine whether the Dodgers are a fit long-term as he hits free agency.

"I'm going to try different things and try new things," Machado said. "It's definitely going to be a learning experience. I'll get to know the city a lot better, I'll get to know the organization a lot better. At the end of the day, we'll see what happens."

The fans at Dodger Stadium had a MANNYWOOD 2.0 sign in the bleachers.

"It's awesome," Machado said of Dodger Stadium. "There's a lot of history here."

Machado would like to play shortstop long-term though he's currently played third base filling in for Justin Turner. Corey Seager is out for the season with Tommy John surgery, but he could play second base when he returns regardless of whether Machado is re-signed.

"Obviously I'm a shortstop at heart," Machado said. "I want to continue to play shortstop. I will go back over there. But at the end of the day, the most important goal is to get to the World Series and to win the World Series."

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

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Rays Have Asked Teams To Make Best, Final Offers For Chris Archer

Jul 31, 2018 8:04 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays have asked interested teams to make their best and final offers for Chris Archer, according to a report.

The Rays have been in touch with as many as 12 teams about the right-hander.

Reports have varied regarding how serious the Rays are about moving Archer, who remains on a team-friendly contract.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres have been linked to Archer.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Andre Ethier Retires After 12 Seasons

Jul 26, 2018 7:53 AM

Andre Ethier has retired and the Los Angeles Dodgers will honor him during a pregame ceremony Aug. 3, the club announced.

"I look forward to coming back to Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium, places I'm so lucky to have called home for the last 12 years," Ethier said. "There's nothing like stepping out on the field at Dodger Stadium and looking up and seeing the faithful Dodger blue supporting you, and I'm grateful for the reception and support I received in all my years playing there. I'm humbled by this evening and look forward to sharing it all with you."

Ethier, 36, played all 12 of his Major League seasons with the Dodgers. He final at-bat came in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Manny Machado Will Play Third After Dodgers Place Justin Turner On DL

Jul 24, 2018 7:44 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed Justin Turner on the disabled list with a right groin injury.

Manny Machado will move from shortstop to third base until Turner returns to the field. He has made all 99 of his starts this season at short, but he won Gold Gloves at third in 2013 and 2015 with the Baltimore Orioles.

"It just made sense to do it, with where we were and what he could give us," Dave Roberts said. "When you lose a player of J.T.'s caliber, [it hurts]. But to replace him with Manny and not compromise your defense, it's big for us.

"First and foremost, Manny was traded here to be a shortstop. We understand that. But the conversation I had with Manny last night was easy and one that I anticipated. He wanted to do whatever it was to help the ballclub and help us win. I know he sees himself as a shortstop, as do we. But with Justin on the DL, it makes a lot of sense for him to play third. I can't say enough about Manny and his willingness to do whatever we need for the ballclub."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Manny Machado Goes 2-For-3 In Dodgers' Debut

Jul 21, 2018 1:14 AM

Manny Machado joined his new club Friday in Milwaukee, where the Los Angeles Dodgers opened a three-game weekend series against the Brewers with a 6-4 victory. He singled in his first at-bat and went 2-for-3 with two walks a couple of hours after addressing the media for the first time in his new blue L.A. threads.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Yankees, Nationals Given Same Odds To Sign Bryce Harper

Jul 19, 2018 11:26 AM

BetDSI Sportsbook is offering odds on where the top impending MLB free agents will play next season.

Bryce Harper team at start of 2019 regular season

New York Yankees +475
Washington Nationals +475
Chicago Cubs +765
Philadelphia Phillies +765
Los Angeles Dodgers +765
Boston Red Sox +1630
Los Angeles Angels +1630
Texas Rangers +1630
San Francisco Giants +1630
Field (Any Other Team) +330

Clayton Kershaw team at start of 2019 regular season

Los Angeles Dodgers +130
Texas Rangers +360
Houston Astros +360
New York Yankees +815
Field (Any Other Team) +815

Manny Machado team at start of 2019 regular season

Los Angeles Dodgers -3600
New York Yankees +1750
Field (Any Other Team) +1750

Dallas Keuchel team at start of 2019 regular season

Houston Astros +265
Los Angeles Dodgers +815
New York Yankees +815
Philadelphia Phillies +815
San Francisco Giants +1730
Field (Any Other Team) +130

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Will Now Pursue Bullpen Help

Jul 19, 2018 8:53 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers aren't done upgrading their roster in the wake of the Manny Machado trade.

They will now pursue a reliever to help support closer Kenley Jansen.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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Dodgers Acquire Manny Machado From Orioles

Jul 18, 2018 7:40 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles in a package centered on Yusniel Diaz. The Orioles will also receive right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, right-handed reliever Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic Valera.

The deal was delayed on Wednesday due to a physical of one of the prospects the Dodgers were sending to Baltimore.

Machado is tallying several career-high figures for the first half, including home runs (23), RBIs (64), OBP (.384) and OPS (.950).

Machado was limited to 82 games in 2014 but has played at least 156 games in each of the past three seasons.

ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers On Verge Of Acquiring Manny Machado

Jul 18, 2018 1:06 AM

The Dodgers are on the verge of acquiring All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles for a package that includes outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz, according to The Athletic.

ESPN's Buster Olney had reported earlier Tuesday that the Orioles had the structure of a deal in place for Machado and were working through specific aspects of the trade.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Clayton Kershaw Grinds Through Start
Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw is encouraged heading into the second half of the season.

Chase Utley Will Retire At Season's End
Chase Utley say's he's leaving baseball to spend more time with his family.

ESPN.com

Max Muncy Says He'll Participate In Home Run Derby
Max Muncy says he'll take part in next week's Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington.

ESPN

Orioles Have Received Seven Offers For Manny Machado
The Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Indians and Cubs have made offers for Machado.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Dodgers' First-Round Pick Won't Sign
The Dodgers will not sign J.T. Ginn, their first-round pick, the right-hander announced on Instagram.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Reds Trade RHP Dylan Floro To Dodgers
The Reds have traded right-hander Dylan Floro and a minor league pitcher to the Dodgers for two minor league pitchers.

Associated Press

Dodgers, Phillies Favorites To Acquire Manny Machado
Jon Heyman categorized the Dodgers and Phillies as "the most logical and the most likely" to acquire the infielder.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Dodgers Have Engaged Marlins About Relievers
The Dodgers are interested in fortifying their bullpen and have inquired with the Marlins about a number relievers.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB