August 2018 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers Claim Ryan Madson On Waivers

Aug 30, 2018 7:49 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed Ryan Madson off revocable trade waivers from the Washington Nationals.

The Dodgers and Nationals will have 48 hours to work out a trade from the claiming point, which was reportedly Wednesday afternoon.

Madson has $1.36 million remaining on his contract for this season.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

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

Kenley Jansen Stops Taking Medication After Bad Outings

Aug 29, 2018 8:48 AM

After attributing a terrible week on the mound to medication prescribed to him for his heart condition, Kenley Jansen has stopped taking it.

Jansen spent 11 days on the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and returned to go 0-2 with a blown save while allowing seven hits, five runs and four home runs in three one-inning appearances last week.

The Los Angeles Dodgers reliever said that he felt like he was "sleepwalking" on the field due to the medication.

"I thought the first day maybe it would get better," Jansen said. "Then the second day, it was the same. And the third day ... "

Jansen, who underwent heart surgery in 2012, expects to have a second surgery in the offseason.


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Nationals Pulled Bryce Harper Back After Dodgers Made Waiver Claim

Aug 22, 2018 8:06 AM

The Washington Nationals pulled Bryce Harper back off waivers after the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed him.

The Nationals moved veterans Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams on Tuesday as they remain out of the playoff picture.

The Dodgers reportedly claimed Harper simply as a means of blocking other contenders from adding him. Los Angeles had no intention of completing a trade for him.

Bill Plunkett/Orange County Register

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

Kenley Jansen Could Get 'Green Light' On Monday

Aug 17, 2018 9:01 AM

Initial estimates were that Kenley Jansen would miss a month because of an irregular heartbeat, but he could return to the Los Angeles Dodgers much sooner.

Jansen left the Dodgers just one week ago.

"Kenley is in a good place," Dave Roberts said Thursday night. "There's a cardiologist appointment on the 20th and hopefully we get the green light from there."

Roberts also said that Jansen has been staying in pitching shape and could "absolutely" be back sooner than expected. If he gets the "green light" on Monday, it's possible he could pitch for the Dodgers early next week.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Yasiel Puig Suspended Two Games For Role In Brawl

Aug 17, 2018 8:55 AM

Yasiel Puig has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday night's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

Unless he appeals, Puig's suspension will begin Friday against the Seattle Mariners.

Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch, and Hundley said something to him while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

That brought players out of the dugouts and bullpens. Puig's teammates held him back, but he managed to get back to Hundley and hit him again.


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

Elon Musk's Planned Tunnel Could Help Dodgers Traffic Issue

Aug 16, 2018 7:53 AM

The Boring Company, Elon Musk's tunnel construction and infrastructure firm, has announced that, in cooperation with the city of Los Angeles, it would build a privately funded tunnel from a subway station in East Hollywood to Dodger Stadium.

The tunnel would reduce time in traffic from more than an hour in the car to fewer than four minutes by electric vehicle.

The Boring Company is projecting that, when ready, 1,500 fans per game can take the company's underground high-speed vehicles through the tunnel called "The Dugout Loop," instead of sitting in their cars in traffic. That number can eventually rise to 2,800 fans, or 5 percent of Dodger Stadium's capacity.

The project, whose only investor is The Boring Company, promises to have no above-ground disruption for the estimated 14 months it will take to build the 3.6-mile tunnel.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

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Kenley Jansen Expecting To Have Second Heart Surgery

Aug 14, 2018 8:07 AM

Kenley Jansen returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and seemed confident that he'll pitch again this season.

The reliever will throw a bullpen session this week, but also says he was told there's a good chance he will need another heart surgery in the offseason. He had his first surgery in 2012 and was prescribed blood thinners in 2011.

He was hospitalized in Denver on Thursday after experiencing an irregular heartbeat and then sent back to L.A. for tests.

ESPN reported that Jansen would miss about four weeks.

"I'm confident that it's not going to be four weeks, and it's not going to be six weeks," he said. "[Aug. 20] is going to be the key to listen to what is going to happen. Right now I'm going to keep taking my blood thinners and hopefully there are no side effects from the medication I'm taking, and I am pretty confident I will be back sooner than later."


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Dodgers Move Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling To Bullpen

Aug 13, 2018 8:04 AM

With Kenley Jansen out at least one month because of an irregular heartbeat, the Los Angeles Dodgers have moved Kenta Maeda and Ross Stripling to the bullpen.

The decision came after the Dodgers saw their bullpen blow leads on both Friday and Saturday.

Dave Roberts is able to move Maeda and Stripling to the bullpen because Alex Wood and Hyun-Jin Ryu are returning to health.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

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Kenley Jansen Sent Back To L.A. With Irregular Heartbeat

Aug 10, 2018 8:14 AM

Kenley Jansen went to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat on Thursday and the Los Angeles Dodgers have sent him back to L.A. for more tests.

David Roberts said Jansen was at the team hotel and didn't feel right. Jansen called the trainer and was taken to the hospital.

The right-hander has dealt with the issue in the past. He will visit a cardiologist and had his medication with him on the trip to Colorado.

"We're holding out hope it's not too serious," Roberts said. "In talking to the trainer right now, his mood is fine."

Associated Press

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