July 2019 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Dodgers, Tyler Thornburg Agree To Minor League Deal

Jul 30, 2019 1:00 PM

Tyler Thornburg has agreed to a Minor League deal with the Dodgers, according to a report from WEEI.com's Rob Bradford. The club has not confirmed.

The right-hander was released by the Red Sox on July 10 after posting a 7.71 ERA over 16 appearances this season.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Dodgers Trade Prospect To M's For Kristopher Negron

Jul 29, 2019 2:07 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negron from the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguer Daniel Castro, it was announced Sunday.

Negron was recalled by the Mariners from Triple-A earlier this month and has batted .217 in 10 games. Before joining Seattle, he was batting .310 with 12 homers and 61 RBIs at Tacoma.

Castro, an infielder, was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent last November. He was batting .241 with 11 RBIs in 45 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season.

The Dodgers need depth in the infield, as second baseman Kike Hernandez (left wrist) will likely be placed on the injured list Monday, according to manager Dave Roberts.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Injury, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Dodgers To Make $100M Renovations To Stadium

Jul 24, 2019 9:02 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced plans for a $100 million renovation project that will modernize their ballpark.

The changes will come ahead of next year's All-Star Game.

The renovations will include a new center-field plaza and a series of elevators and bridges that should allow for easier access throughout the stadium. It also includes a statue for Sandy Koufax.

Renovations for baseball's third-oldest ballpark are expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2020 regular season.

"We're usually screwing in bolts the morning of the first pitch," Stan Kasten said with a smile. "That's literally not an exaggeration."

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Max Muncy Says Hector Neris Shouted An Expletive At Dodgers' Dugout

Jul 19, 2019 7:44 AM

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 on Thursday.

Hector Neris closed out the victory, though he made things interesting.

He gave up a solo homer to Alex Verdugo and a long fly ball out to Justin Turner to end the game. After that final out, Neris appeared to shout something toward the Dodgers dugout. Max Muncy said Neris yelled "f--- you" toward the visitor's dugout.

Benches did not clear but several Dodgers came out of the dugout to respond to Neris.

"He's blown about eight saves against us over the last two years. I guess he was finally excited he got one," Muncy said.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor

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Dodgers Interested In Trading For Jake Diekman

Jul 17, 2019 9:05 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in acquiring Jake Diekman in a trade with the Kansas City Royals.

Diekman, 32, can become a free agent at the end of the season.

The left-hander has a 4.97 ERA in 38 innings this year.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Anthony Rendon To Skip All-Star Game

Jul 6, 2019 1:26 AM

On Friday evening, MLB announced that Anthony Rendon has bowed out of next week's Midsummer Classic in order to rest his banged-up body. The Washington Nationals' third baseman will be replaced on the National League roster for Tuesday's game by utility man Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Tags: Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, All-Star, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Hyun-jin Ryu Named NL Starter For All-Star Game

Jul 2, 2019 10:50 AM

Hyun-jin Ryu has been named the National League's starting pitcher for next week's All-Star Game.

Ryu, 32, is 9-2 with a 1.83 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 94 strikeouts against only seven walks in 103 innings. The left-hander is a first-time All Star.

He will be a free agent this coming offseason.

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All-Star Game Rosters Announced

Jul 1, 2019 1:13 AM

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to start for the National League in the All-Star Game, manager Dave Roberts told reporters Sunday. Ryu has a league-best ERA of 1.83 and is second in wins with nine.

The news comes on the same day it was revealed that two other Dodgers starters -- Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler -- had been added to the All-Star squad. They join teammate Cody Bellinger, the MVP-candidate outfielder who was voted in as a starter.

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Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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