June 2019 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers To Extend Netting After Another Fan Hit

Jun 25, 2019 7:47 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to extend the netting at Dodger Stadium after another fan was hit by a foul ball Sunday.

The change will likely come this season.

"We have been talking for some time with different providers and looking at different options," team CEO and president Stan Kasten said. "Surely we will be expanding netting. I don't know yet the final configuration. Obviously there are some different choices to be made and different products which each come with their own set of challenges."

Kasten said he wasn't sure when the change would happen but that "I think it's likely" it gets done before the end of the season.

A young girl was taken to a hospital Sunday for precautionary tests after being struck in the head by a foul ball from Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies.


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Dodgers Get Third-Straight Rookie Walk-Off Win

Jun 24, 2019 8:22 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers got another walk-off victory from a rookie on Sunday as they bested the Colorado Rockies 6-3.

It was the third-straight game that a rookie produced a walk-off hit.

Will Smith, recalled from Triple-A on Sunday, hit a pinch-hit three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday.

Alex Verdugo homered against the Rockies in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 5-4 victory on Saturday. Matt Beaty was the hero Friday when he hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers a 4-2 victory over Colorado.

"Three games in a row is pretty remarkable. Just when you think it couldn't get any better, can't get any better, it does," Dave Roberts said. "Will just got here last night. To come out and play a big role in this game, speaks a lot to his preparation."


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Yu Darvish: Return To Dodger Stadium 'A Big Deal'

Jun 15, 2019 1:37 PM

Dodger Stadium doesn't provide the best of memories for Cubs starter Yu Darvish, who'll try to exorcise more than one demon when he takes the mound there on Saturday night against his old team.

In 2017, Darvish helped the Dodgers get to the World Series before famously melting down over the course of two starts in the best-of-seven affair against the Astros.

"It's a big deal," Darvish said Friday of his return for the first time since Game 7. "I still have a lot of friends over there, but at the same time they are the best team in the National League. I have to beat those guys."


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Cody Bellinger Leads All-Star Voting In National League

Jun 13, 2019 7:57 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger leads all Major Leaguers with 1,189,380 votes in the latest All-Star Game voting returns.

Christian Yelich, who has 1,057,855 votes, also received more support than American League leader Mike Trout (951,002).

These are the current National League leaders at each position:

Catcher: Willson Contreras, Cubs

First Base: Josh Bell, Pirates

Second Base: Ozzie Albies, Braves

Third Base: Nolan Arenado, Rockies

Shortshop: Javier Baez, Cubs

Outfield: Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuna

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Dodgers Fear Corey Seager Has Serious Hamstring Strain

Jun 12, 2019 9:13 AM

Corey Seager suffered what the Los Angeles Dodgers fear is a serious hamstring strain on Tuesday night.

Seager won't know for sure until he undergoes an MRI on Wednesday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said "early indications" were that Seager suffered a Grade "2-plus" strain, which typically comes with a recovery time around six weeks.

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

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Muncy's Long HR, Bat Flip Upsets Bumgarner

Jun 9, 2019 10:05 PM

Walker Buehler and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat ace Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Sunday.

Max Muncy homered into McCovey Cove off Bumgarner (3-6) in the first inning, then exchanged words with the ace as he rounded the bases. Nine of Muncy's 13 home runs have come on the road.


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Rangers Retire Adrian Beltre's No. 29 Jersey

Jun 9, 2019 2:08 PM

Adrian Beltre got one more tap on the top of the head from Elvis Andrus, and a visit by the person who brought the four-time All-Star third baseman up to the major leagues as a teenager.

The Rangers retired Beltre's No. 29 jersey on Saturday night after he spent the last eight of his 21 major league seasons in Texas.


Tags: Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Prosecutors Decline To Charge Julio Urias

Jun 4, 2019 8:39 AM

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office will not file charges against Julio Urias related to his arrest for domestic violence on May 13, as long as he meets several conditions.

Urias, 22, was arrested May 13 after an alleged altercation with a woman in a parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall.

He must complete a 52-week domestic counseling program and commits no acts of violence for the next year.

Urias could still face disciplinary action from Major League Baseball, which was investigating the incident.


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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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