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Yasiel Puig made an immediate impact when he was called up in June.
The Dodgers hope their latest move yields similar results.
According to MLB sources, the Dodgers are nearing a deal with fellow Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero that could be worth up to 32 million over seven years. The deal is reportedly awaiting league approval.
After defecting earlier this year, Guerrero worked out for the Dodgers at their Dominican Republic complex in July, and he can officially sign with a team after being cleared by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Guerrero, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound vet of Serie Nacional -- Cuba's top league -- has primarily played shortstop, but he's expected to take over at second base for 36-year-old Mark Ellis, who is in the final year of his guaranteed contract.
Dodgers were reportedly impressed with the 26-year-old's speed and power, but according to league sources, Guerrero has signed with agent Scott Boras, who is entertaining offers from...
BEST OF MAXIM
Matt Kemp was activated off the disabled list yesterday, and he ended up striking out with the game on the line in his first plate appearance.
This led to a bunch of enraged idiots blaming Kemp for everything, but for us back in the realm of things that actually matter to reasonable people, there was a noticeable change in his stance.
Did Kemp purposely change his batting stance...
This is the second year I’ve done my All-Prospect team, and
there are some familiar names on this team. There are also some surprises, some
2013 draftees and even a guy who isn’t a Dodger prospect anymore.
To be eligible for this list, a player must be prospect-eligible
for the 2014 season. Otherwise, guys like Yasiel Puig, Paco Rodriguez and Chris
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters -- including Austin Laymance of MLB.com -- that the team will be without outfielder Andre Ethier for at least the next "couple days" as he continues to recover from an injury to his left ankle.
"It will be at least a couple days before we use
him," Mattingly said. "We'll see where he goes...
The Dodgers will give ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw three extra days of rest and start rookie Stephen Fife on Wednesday night against the D-backs. Kershaw will instead start Saturday in San Diego.
The club believes Kershaw who already has thrown a Major League-high 223 innings needs the extra rest as a precautionary measure especially with the chance of pitching deep into October...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recently been dealing with
injuries to several outfielders, including Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford
and Yasiel Puig. While they’ve garnered a lot of attention, Los Angeles has also
been sans Hanley Ramirez since Thursday. The shortstop is making progress
toward rejoining the team, as Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports Ramirez resumed...
On Friday night, Andre Ethier was forced out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' loss to the San Francisco Giants with an ankle injury he aggravated while making the turn from first to second on a double. That ankle kept him out of Saturday night's lineup, with Dan Arritt of ESPNLosAngeles.com reporting that Ethier had 'increased soreness' in his left ankle on Saturday...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez homered, Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers inched closer to clinching the NL West title with a 9-3 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
One day after coming off the disabled list, Matt Kemp went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs.
The Dodgers, who once languished in last place 9...
For the first time since July, the Dodgers took the field Monday night with Matt Kemp on the active roster. But their offense stayed stuck in its September swoon, and the Diamondbakcs needed just one swing off of Hyun-Jin Ryu to make them pay.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Trevor Cahill and three relievers made it stand up in Arizona's 2-1 win...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Trevor Cahill and three relievers made it stand up in Arizona's 2-1 win over Los Angeles on Monday night.
Goldschmidt raised his NL-leading RBI total to 116 with his 33rd home run off Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-7). Goldschmidt has homered in each of his last two games after an 83 at-bat drought...
Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez homered, Zack Greinke pitched six
strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers inched closer to
clinching the NL West title with a 9-3 rout of the Arizona
Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Recent struggles and a slew of injuries have kept the Los Angeles Dodgers from moving closer to an NL West title.
A series with the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks could get them there in a hurry.
With at least one key starter potentially back, the Dodgers attempt to avoid a fourth straight loss and take another step toward a division crown Monday night in the opener of this...
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ magic number remains at four in their pursuit of the NL West title as the Diamondbacks held on for a win Monday in front of 24933 at Chase Field.
After four hits and five RBIs Sunday against the Rockies 1B Paul Goldschmidt connected for a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw from Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-7). With 33 home runs Goldschmidt is...
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX -- Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez homered, Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers inched closer to clinching the NL West title with a 9-3 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. One day after coming off the disabled list, Matt Kemp went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. The Dodgers, who once...
Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activites.
The shortstop hit off a tee and did fielding exercises on Monday for the first time since he last played Thursday.
He was back in the starting lineup yesterday and looked like his normal self, going 1-2 with 3 BB.
His health will be instrumental in how far the Dodgers go in the postseason.
Matt Kemp was activated from the DL on...
Baseball's Cuban influence resonates daily in the achievements of some wondrous talents in the field and on the mound. It's evident in Aroldis Chapman's triple-digit radar-gun readings in Cincinnati and Jose Fernandez's extraordinary four-pitch repertoire in Miami. Yasiel Puig is a magnet for attention and jersey sales in Los Angeles and Yoenis Cespedes has become...