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The Dodgers could continue to stack up on former Red Sox players.
FOXSports.com reports that Los Angeles is contemplating signing Kevin Youkilis. If the Dodgers were to ink the 33-year-old, they’d likely shift Hanley Ramirez back to shortstop –– his natural position –– full time.
When the Red Sox were initially shopping Youkilis in June, the Dodgers were one of the teams that were interested. While Youkilis was dealt to the White Sox, those talks triggered the blockbuster trade in August between Boston and Los Angeles.
After acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto from the Red Sox, the Dodgers could be poised to add Youkilis and thus add some more Boston flavor. In order to lock up Youkilis, however, the team would have to be willing to convert third baseman Luis Cruz into a utility man.
The Dodgers would also have to send Dee Gordon –– a shortstop –– back to Triple-A as the odd man out. Gordon was the team’s starting shortstop before the Dodgers traded...
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Free agent third baseman Kevin Youkilis is drawing interest
from several teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers,
Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners, reports Jon Paul Morosi
of FOX Sports.
The Indians, Phillies and
Dodgers are looking to upgrade their production at third base and have shown
preliminary interest in Youkilis,...
In one respect, Kevin Youkilis hit free agency at the wrong time: He had a .745 OPS during the 2012 season, the lowest mark of his career.
Then again, he’s entering the market at a time when a number of general managers are unsatisfied with their production at one corner infield position or another. And Youkilis’ improved play following the trade from Boston to Chicago – a...
I can safely say that I’m not the only one who had no idea who Luis Cruz was at the outset of the 2012 season. By the end of it, the once unknown 28-year-old journeyman had become a cult hero in Los Angeles. Heading into 2013, it appears he’ll not only hold down a roster spot, but be the Dodgers starting third baseman.
Now whether that’s something a team with a ...
Veteran first baseman Kevin Youkilis is drawing interest from several teams according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com. The Indians, Phillies, Dodgers, Mariners and Marlins are among the teams that have shown interest in Youkilis.
The 33-year old corner infielder began the season with the Red Sox but was traded to the White Sox where he hit .236/.346/.425 with 15 HR's and...
When the Los Angeles Dodgers made the blockbuster trade to bring Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto over from the Boston Red Sox, it was easy to forget that Carl Crawford was part of the deal. Crawford had recently been shut down for the season to undergo Tommy John surgery. He had been playing with a tear in his elbow for quite some time, but he and the Red Sox...
LOS ANGELESThe Los Angeles Dodgers added experience to their international team of scouts with the signing of Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar it was announced by Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti.
The six scouts will serve under Bob Engle, who was hired by the Dodgers on November 1 as Vice-President of International Scouting...
Forget star players. It seems you can never have enough coaching.
The Dodgers finalized their coaching staff for the 2013 season Tuesday, officially adding John Valentin as the assistant hitting coach and Chuck Crim as the bullpen coach to Manager Don Mattinglys staff.
Valentin was the Dodgers triple-A Albuquerque hitting coach the last two seasons, while Crim served as their double...
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Dodgers manager Ned Colletti has stated that Carl Crawford should be ready for opening day. Crawford, who only played in 31 games last year, suffered a season-ending injury that required Tommy John surgery. Rumors coming out of Dodger nation are that the organization may be looking at Tori [...]
The Los Angeles Dodgers and their new ownership have not been shy about spending money. Since the new group took over the team, they have spent a lot in international free agency and trades. Now, they have spent another $25.7 million just to negotiate a contract with Korean lefty Ryu Hyun-Jin.
According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers and the Cubs were the team...
The MLB has confirmed that the Dodgers won the bidding on the rights for Korean left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu, just as Mike Petriello said yesterday, despite ESPN refusing to credit him.
Since Scott Boras is his agent, Boras won’t care about the posting fee and will look to gouge the Dodgers for as much as possible, and his PR campaign has already started.
Dylan Hernandez spoke...
It’s unclear where The Flyin’ Hawaiian will be touching down this offseason, but there are reportedly multiple teams considering the veteran outfielder.
According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, Shane Victorino is on a number of teams’ radar, including the Red Sox, Rangers, Indians and Reds.
Victorino, a free agent, is coming off a season in which he hit .255 with 11 home runs...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to take over the world.
It's an entirely sensible ambition, given a recent franchise sale value ($2.15 billion) comparable to the gross domestic product of Aruba.
The Dodgers have mustered resources for several months, plopping down a cool $250 million on a single August afternoon to acquire four players from the Boston Red Sox. Big names...
Like any baseball fan I've been spending a fair share of time on MLBTradeRumors this offseason, and I've been struck by the building interest in two former Sox: Kevin Youkilis and Jed Lowrie.
Youk is a free agent and someone who many fans had hoped would return to Boston, although it doesn't appear likely. MLBTR lists six interested teams and Boston is not among them...