Found November 28, 2011 on
New York Times Sports:
Frank McCourt has moved from his desperate fight to maintain ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers to a battle with Fox Sports over the team’s TV rights.
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The Dodgers have signed 27-year old righty swinging infielder Luis Cruz to a minor league deal. He played in 83 games in AAA (Texas) and Mexico last year in which he was 101 of 339 (.298 avg, .828 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 16 homers, 52 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Cruz last played in the majors back in 2010 with the Brewers. He has now played in 56 games in his first three years...
According to Jon Paul Morosi, Wil Ledezma has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 30-year-old left-hander was designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays in August after spending most of 2011 in the Blue Jays AAA affiliate. In his nine big league seasons, Ledezma has a career ERA of 5.40 with 6.4 K/9 and 4.5 BB/9 in 396 innings pitched.
#Dodgers GM Ned Colletti says on MLB Network Radio that James Loney will be at 1B for LA next season. Says 20-25 HRs possible.
Not a real stunner — just more of a confirmation there will be no big free-agent signings for us this off-season. Still, 20-25 HRs? Hasn't that been possible for Loney since he was freed?
The Dodgers did not offer salary arbitration by Wednesday night's deadline to any of their seven free agents and will receive no compensation if they sign with another club. They are Casey Blake, Jonathan Broxton, Jon Garland, Hiroki Kuroda, Mike MacDougal, Aaron Miles and Vicente Padilla. Kuroda is the lone ranking player among them, a Type B.
The Kansas City Royals have reach agreement on a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton.
The 27-year-old Broxton was limited to 14 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, going 1-2 with seven saves and a 5.68 ERA.
He is coming back from minor elbow surgery and will be looking to regain the former that made him one of baseball's top closers.
With Jonathan Broxton having departed to Kansas City, the closer shoes left to fill are large in Chavez Ravine, but it's not as if the Dodgers' bullpen is bare when it comes to protecting ninth-inning leads.
Reports indicate that Jonathan Broxton will select his next team within the week, but despite needing a closer the Mets aren't believed to be involved. The Mets never appeared interested in Broxton and probably his injury history is why. I'm glad the Mets are passing on him, Broxton seems to be an injury waiting to happen...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to an agreement with free-agent infielder Adam Kennedy, according to multiple sources. Length and terms of the deal weren't immediately available.
In baseball's version of Christmas bargain hunting, Ned Colletti made a flurry of supporting cast signings in November, because that's all the Dodgers can afford. At next week's Winter Meetings, he can't play big spender chasing Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals and free-agent RHP Jonathan Broxton have agreed to a one-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.
Broxton‘s agent recently told the New York Post that he didn’t think his client would be signing with the Mets.
Last week, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick said the Mets had not inquired about Broxton, who missed most of the 2011 season with a bruised elbow...
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig do not have to testify at a hearing next week on the team's plan to sell future media rights, a federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge says Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and MLB commissioner Bud Selig do not have to testify at a hearing next week on the team's plan to sell media rights to future games.