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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has spoken with free-agent third baseman Scott Rolen about joining the team for the 2013 season. Rolen has not made a decision about whether he will continue his playing career.
The Cincinnati Reds, where he has played the last four seasons, are also waiting for an answer from Rolen in regards to 2013.
At 38 it is unclear how much Rolen would benefit any team on the field. He has played just 157 games the last two seasons and underwent surgery on his left shoulder in 2011.
Rolen has taken a dip at the plate and in the field over the last two years.
Mattingly sees Rolen as an option at third base in case Luis Cruz struggles as well as an option behind Adrian Gonzalez at first.
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly recently spoke to
free agent third baseman Scott Rolen about joining his team for the 2013
season, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Manager Don Mattingly said he spoke to free-agent third
baseman Scott Rolen about playing for the Dodgers, although Rolen hasn't
revealed if he's interested in playing anywhere in 2013...
The Dodgers have signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Michael Medina and Dominican shortstop Carlos Aquino, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America & Roberto Baly of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy, respectively. Medina was signed for $275,000, whereas Aquino agreed for $75,000.
Medina, who is from Santo Domingo and trained with Amauris Nina, is 6-foot-2, 185 pounds and played...
The Dodgers new ownership group created American Media Productions in December of last year with the goal of launching a regional sports network dedicated to the team, and now they’ve announced that the network will be called SportsNet LA and will be home to the Dodgers starting in 2014, according to a Time Warner Cable press release.
The press release also gave some plans for...
The Los Angeles Dodgers may not use Kenley Jansen as their closer in 2013, but they will have him in their bullpen. And he will be healthy. Jansen is feeling good and off blood thinners. He says he is completely recovered from the surgery he had last October after an irregular heartbeat was discovered.
According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Jansen...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner Cable officially announced their joint television deal on Monday. It is believed to be worth about $8 billion over a 25-year period. It will launch a new network called SportsNet LA after the 2013 season. "We concluded last year that the best way to give our fans what they want -- more content and more Dodger baseball -- was to launch...
“I’m doing all my regular baseball activities.” “It looks like a
normal January for me.”
These were the words of Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis according to Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. Times.
Ellis, 31, established himself as Los Angeles' starting catcher last
season. Ellis led all National League catchers in double plays turned,
while finishing second in assists...
I made the trip to Dodger Stadium for the 2013 edition of FanFest, the club's second such event. My recap of last year can be found here. I wasn't as prepared for this year's event but wasn't going to miss it. I spent the day with my good buddies Spiegel and Arno which made the long wait bearable. Shout-outs to DodgerBobble, Jesse, Alex, Teresa, and Oscar, whom I...
It’s amazing what a year and new ownership can do to a fan base. Especially one with as much history, tradition, and success as the Los Angeles Dodgers. Appropriately, the Dodgers rolled out an appropriate 2013 slogan “A whole new blue” (below). After a series of offseason moves and spending as if the Mayan apocalypse was coming, fans responded...
For much of the second half of the 2012 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and fans focused on Clayton Kershaw's ailing hip. There was initially some concern that he would have to undergo surgery, but after seeing doctors, it was determined that the Dodgers' ace couldn't do any damage to the hip by pitching. So that's what he did, and now as the 2013 season approaches...
As anticipated, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner Cable today announced a new regional sports network with the working name of SportsNet LA that will launch at the beginning of the 2014 Major League Baseball season. In addition to being the exclusive local home for all of the Dodger games, SportsNet LA will provide comprehensive behind-the-scenes Dodger programming, featuring...
As we continue to enter a “new era” of TV broadcasting approaches (franchises owning networks, networks owning franchises) the Los Angeles Dodgers landmark 25-year, $8B (that’s billion, which is almost half of the annual NASA budget) deal for broadcast rights may benefit smaller market teams. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has the extensive detail, but snippets are...
The Dodgers announced that they have joined forces with Time Warner Cable to form a new team-exclusive network. They are the first professional sports team with a network dedicated exclusively to broadcasting its own games and other team-related programming. The new network, called SportsNet LA, will begin broadcasting Dodger games and other Dodger programs [...]
The Red Sox were willing to give Bobby Abreu a look, but that might be the extent of their interest.
According to The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are unlikely to pursue Abreu as the backup first baseman/outfielder they’ve been seeking this winter.
On the surface, Abreu — if capable of playing an adequate first base (a big “if”) — would seem to make some...