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The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Cuban short stop Alexander Guerrero to a seven year deal worth $32 million. The signing was first reported by CDN (a non- English source) and was then confirmed by Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes. Source: Dodgers sign Cuban IF Alexander Guerrero for $32 million and 7 years — Dionisio Soldevila (@dSoldevila) July 23, 2013 Guerrero defected from Cuba at the beginning of 2013. Although he has played short stop most of his career, he can also play second base, giving the team a good option in both positions if they need to do any moving around. Guerrero hit .338/.408/.641 in 2009, .343/.414/.583 in 2010 and .310/.400/.599 in 2011.

Injury Roll Call: The Bison is snake-bitten while Crawford & Puig return + minor-league updates

Matt Kemp was activated from the disabled list after a bout with irritation in the AC joint of his reconstructed left shoulder. Scott Van Slyke headed back to AAA to make room for Mattycakes. Kemp had a great day at the plate in his return, reaching base four times (homer, double, single, walk). However, he left the game in the ninth after injuring his left ankle on an awkward play...

Hanley Ramirez leading Dodgers’ charge

For the first time all season, the Los Angeles Dodgers were a first place team on Sunday afternoon after completing a three-game sweep of the Nationals with a 9-2 win. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, their occupation of the National League West’s top spot was short lived and after only a 

Matt Kemp returns from DL, hurts ankle

When the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Matt Kemp an eight year, $160 million contract extension in November of 2011, most thought it was a solid investment. Two seasons later the team has to be wondering if it grossly overpaid. It’s not because of his play, but because he’s not on the 

Making Moves: DL moves, international signings, draft recap, Japan head scout addition

Matt Kemp returned Sunday from his 15-day DL stint due to irritation in the AC joint of his left shoulder. The Dodgers optioned outfielder and first baseman Scott Van Slyke to make room on the active roster for Kemp. Van Slyke has hit .241/.309/.517 with six home runs and six doubles in 33 games for the Dodgers this season. Scott Van Slyke was sent back to Triple-A in a corresponding...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp injures ankle in first game back from DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers might be riding a wave of success right now, but Matt Kemp can't catch a break.  He came off the disabled list yesterday, and he had a fantastic game.  However, by the time the Dodgers completed their blow out win over the Washington Nationals yesterday afternoon, Kemp was hurt again. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times says the Dodgers and...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp could return to DL

So far this season, it's been one injury after another for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Unfortunately for Matt Kemp, more than one of the ailments has been related to him. Kemp is currently sidelined by a sprained left ankle, an injury that will keep him out for the team's current series against the Toronto Blue Jays. If the center fielder doesn't show improvement soon,...

Minor leaguer Angel Sanchez helps team throw no-hitter

It hasn't taken long for the Ricky Nolasco Trade to pay off in a big way ... for Jupiter, that is. Right-hander Angel Sanchez, one of three pitching prospects acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 6 as part of the Nolasco deal, combined with two Hammerheads relievers in no-hitting the Clearwater Threshers in a 5-0 victory Monday night. Sanchez (2-0, 1.69) waked two...

Kemp expected to miss at least Toronto series

TORONTO (AP) -- Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is expected to miss the three-game series against the Blue Jays after spraining his left ankle. Out of the lineup for 11 games with a sore left shoulder, Kemp came off the 15-day disabled list before Sunday's 9-2 win over the Washington Nationals. He went 3 for 4 with a home run, but limped off the field after sliding into home...

Kemp lands on DL for third time this season

The Dodgers Wednesday placed Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season and activated pitcher Ted Lilly from the DL for the third time. Kemp sprained his left ankle on an awkward slide into home on Sunday against the Nationals. The swelling and discomfort showed little improvement over the past three days leaving the club uncertain how long Kemp will be...

Are the Dodgers Back on Track?

When Guggenheim Partners purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers during the early part of the 2012 season they sent a message to everyone who would listen: they were bringing baseball back to Los Angeles.  Unlike past owner Frank McCourt, the new owners put their money where their mouth was, signing Andre Ethier to a long-term deal, acquiring Hanley Ramirez from the Marlins, obtaining...

Dodgers rumors: LA not pursuing Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

We recently found out that Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez could sign with his new team in the next few days. While there was initially expectation that the Los Angeles Dodgers would be one of the finalists for the right-hander, Ken Gurnick of reports that the team is not pursuing Gonzalez. There was talk of the Dodgers offering Gonzalez upwards of $50 million...

Final Look At Dodgers Potential Bullpen Targets

With eight days before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Dodgers still have plenty of pitching options despite Francisco Rodriguez being traded today and Matt Thornton a few days back. Not a trade candidate but you better believe the Dodgers will be watching when former Giants closer Brian Wilson throws sometime in the next couple weeks. Wilson threw for the Giants yesterday, according...

Kemp 'disappointed' in Braun; doesn't want MVP

TORONTO Matt Kemp used to call Ryan Braun his friend. He supported Braun when Braun successfully overturned a 2011 positive drug test. He never complained about how Braun beat him out for the National MVP award that year. Tuesday, Kemp said he felt let down by the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder, who accepted a 65-game suspension the previous day for violating baseball's drug...

Will Ryan Braun’s Suspension Make Matt Kemp 2011 NL MVP?

So, the Ryan Braun suspension is old news in the sports world. But, one opponent doesn’t seem to be giving up on the issue, Dodgers CF Matt Kemp. He wants his hardware.     Kemp has been very vocal to the media in regards to the Ryan Braun case because he wants the title that is “rightfully” his. Matt finished runner-up to Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most...

Matt Kemp Believes Ryan Braun Should Be Stripped of 2011 MVP Award, But Doesn’t Think It Should Be Given to Him

In 2011, recently suspended Ryan Braun won the National League Most Valuable Player award. Dodgers slugger, Matt Kemp, finished second in the voting, and after the news that broke Monday, he now believes the Brewers outfielder should be stripped of that honor. “Do I feel like it should be stripped? I mean, yeah, I do,” Kemp told’s Ken Gurnick. “I feel like it should...
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