May 2019 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dave Roberts Refutes Notion Of Dodgers' Sign-Stealing

May 31, 2019 8:17 AM

Dave Roberts is annoyed with suggestions by the New York Mets that the Los Angeles Dodgers have a "system" for knowing what pitches are coming.

On Wednesday, several Mets intimated that the Dodgers may have developed an advantage beyond the bounds of Major League rules.

"I guess if they feel ... the quality of at-bats we put up against these guys was not as a result of our talent and our preparation, then that's their decision," Roberts said. "I can't change their thoughts."

Ken Gurnick & Anthony DiComo/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Cody Bellinger Hears 'MVP' Chants In L.A.

May 28, 2019 7:55 AM

Cody Bellinger has dominated through the first few months of the season.

Dave Roberts had a hard time coming up with a comparison for what the Los Angeles Dodgers' slugger has accomplished.

"You have to be careful when you're talking about Mike Trout, because that's longevity too," Roberts said. "But for a two-month span, that's kind of what you're talking about."

Bellinger recorded two outfield assists and homered in the Dodgers' fourth-straight win on Monday.

A Dodger Stadium crowd of 47,816 serenaded Bellinger with "MVP" chants when he came to bat in the bottom half of the eighth.

"It was cool," Bellinger said. "I stepped out for a second because it got in my head a little bit."

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Bill Buckner Dies At 69 After Battling Dementia

May 27, 2019 2:36 PM

Bill Buckner, the longtime major leaguer whose error in the 1986 World Series for years lived in Red Sox infamy, died Monday.

"After battling the disease of Lewy Body Dementia, Bill Buckner passed away early the morning of May 27th surrounded by his family," his family said in a statement. "Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life. Our hearts are broken but we are at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

He was 69.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Legal, Misc Rumor

Julio Urias Reinstated, Will Rejoin Dodgers

May 21, 2019 8:03 AM

Julio Urias will be reinstated from administrative leave following a domestic-violence arrest after Major League Baseball did not obtain a security video that allegedly showed the incident, according to sources.

The 22-year-old was arrested May 13 after an alleged altercation with a woman in a parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall.

Urias is expected to rejoin the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Hyun-Jin Ryu Extends Scoreless Streak To 31 Innings

May 20, 2019 7:48 AM

Hyun-Jin Ryu shutout the Cincinnati Reds over seven innings on Sunday, extending his Major League-leading scoreless innings streak to 31 innings.

"He's just locked in right now with all of his pitches," Dave Roberts said of his starting pitcher. "It's fun to watch. He's healthy. The conditions, the situations don't matter."

Ryu had baserunners in each of his first five innings, but none of them got past second base and he retired his last eight batters.

His ERA for the season is now 1.52.

"I wasn't crisp, especially early in the game," Ryu said through a translator. "There was a lot of traffic out there. I was able to execute the right pitches at the right time."

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Stats

Rays Acquire Travis d'Arnaud From Dodgers

May 11, 2019 9:30 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Travis d'Arnaud to the Tampa Bay Rays just five days after signing him.

The catcher made one pinch-hit appearance for the Dodgers.

The Rays sent $100,000 to L.A. to complete the deal.

The 30-year-old is a lifetime .242 hitter, with 47 home runs and 164 RBIs over seven seasons with the New York Mets.


Tags: Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Kenley Jansen Would Be Fine With Dodgers Signing Craig Kimbrel

May 10, 2019 8:09 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are more than 10 games above .500, but the bullpen has been an issue so far this season.

Kenley Jansen, L.A.'s closer, has a 4.67 ERA.

He said he'd welcome Craig Kimbrel if the Dodgers decided to sign the veteran reliever.

"Why not?" Jansen said. "We want to win a championship, right?"

He also made it clear that while he'd have no problem sharing the bullpen with Kimbrel, he wouldn't give up save opportunities.

"That's what I get paid for," Jansen said. "I get paid for closing ballgames. Why should I have to do anything different? That's my question. It doesn't make any sense."

Dylan Hernandez/Los Angeles Times

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

Cody Bellinger Will No Longer Play First Base

May 7, 2019 8:25 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers say Cody Bellinger will be an outfielder going forward after suffering a slight dislocation of his right shoulder diving for a ball while playing first base on Friday night.

Bellinger, who throws left-handed, remained in that game and doubled. The shoulder also briefly popped out of socket last year.

"It's happened a couple of times, but Cody said he feels good," Dave Roberts said. "I do think, going forward, him being an outfielder makes the most sense. Being at first base, a potential dive, we'll see how that goes as time goes by."

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Dodgers Sign Travis d'Arnaud

May 6, 2019 8:02 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Travis d'Arnaud to a one-year contract.

The New York Mets designated d'Arnaud for assignment on April 28 and released him on Friday.

d'Arnaud missed most of last season because of an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.


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