DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Giants @ Dodgers August 25, 2016: The show must go on

Despite the news of the shocking trade that sent long-tenured Dodger A.J. Ellis to Philadelphia earlier today, the show must go on. Ellis was a leader in the clubhouse, and he was one of the nicest baseball players I have ever met. But the reality is that the Dodgers are in the middle of a pennant race. Whether it’s an incremental upgrade or not, Carlos Ruiz has hit left-handed...
Via Dodgers Digest
27 minutes ago

Rob Segedin Reinstated From Paternity List, Shawn Zarraga Called Up

As expected the Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Rob Segedin from the paternity list prior to Thursday's series finale...
Via Dodger Blue
32 minutes ago

Shawn Zarraga to back up at catcher tonight, while Scott Van Slyke is moved to 60-day DL

Giants at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Kiké Hernandez, 2B Howie Kendrick, LF Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrián González, 1B Yasmani Grandal, C Rob Segedin, RF Charlie Culberson, 2B Ross Stripling, P With Carlos Ruiz not arriving from the Phillies until Friday, Shawn Zarraga will come from Triple-A Oklahoma City tonight to serve as […]
Via Dodgers Insider
35 minutes ago

A.J. Ellis Says Emotional Goodbye To Only Organization He’s Known

Shockwaves reverberated throughout Dodger Stadium and the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse on Thursday afternoon...
Via Dodger Blue
55 minutes ago

Rich Hill Embraces Environment, Brings Intensity In Debut

Rich Hill proved to be worth the agonizing wait for the Los Angeles Dodgers. More than three weeks after he was acquired...
Via Dodger Blue
2 hours ago

Carlos Ruiz traded to Dodgers

The Carlos Ruiz era in Philadelphia has officially come to an end. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the longtime Phillies catcher has been traded along with cash to the LA Dodgers in a backstop exchange for AJ Ellis. Also headed to the Phillies are right-handed pitching prospect Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. The 33-year-old Ruiz...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Ellis talks about his farewell from Dodgers

A.J. Ellis spoke to reporters shortly after receiving the news of being traded to Philadelphia. The audio can be played above. — Jon Weisman Thank you, @AJEllis17! #ThankYouAJ pic.twitter.com/7JQMgWF8P6 — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 25, 2016
Via Dodgers Insider
4 hours ago

Ethier to begin rehab assignment in Class A

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will begin a rehab assignment tonight at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Via Dodgers.com
5 hours ago

Report: Dodgers have turned down lowball offers for Puig

Despite the rumors that the Los Angeles Dodgers are desperate to get rid of Yasiel Puig and would take whatever they could get for him, a new report states that that is not the case. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, team have been lowballing the Dodgers in offers, but the team has resisted them and seem intent on at least getting fair value for him. “They don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s jersey displayed at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The New York Mets jersey Mike Piazza was wearing when he hit a cahartic game-winning home run in the first professional sporting event played in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. A photograph of Piazza’s historic jersey housed behind glass among other items in a “Baseball after 9/11” exhibit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heyman: Dodgers on amazing Kershaw-less run

Toughness and resilience isn’t something often associated with a $250-million team, even if it’s a team that pared down from $300 million, or so, a year ago. But the Los Angeles Dodgers truly have done an amazing job weathering storm after storm, and injury after injury. And yes, there’s said to be the attitude of […] The post Heyman: Dodgers on amazing Kershaw-less run appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 hours ago

Dodger Stadium to host 2017 World Baseball Classic semifinals and final

For the second time in the tournament’s history, Dodger Stadium will host the World Baseball Classic semifinals and finals. The games will take place from March 20-22, 2017. “The Los Angeles Dodgers and the city of Los Angeles are excited to be selected as the host of the World Baseball Classic semifinals […]
Via Dodgers Insider
9 hours ago

Hill proves to be worth the wait for Dodgers

Twenty-three days removed from his acquisition, 37 days since he last took the mound in a Major League game, and 47 days since he last faced a hitter in a game, Hill finally made that Dodger debut on Wednesday night. And nobody with the team was complaining.
Via Dodgers.com
13 hours ago

Jansen breaks another Dodgers record

Kenley Jansen is filling up the resume this season, from a first All-Star berth to the franchise save record to the latest milestone: tying Jim Brewer for the Dodgers' career record for strikeouts by a reliever.
Via Dodgers.com
19 hours ago

Final: Dodgers get six scoreless innings from Rich Hill, beat the Giants, 1-0

LOS ANGELES – Amazon Prime offers same-day delivery. The Dodgers had to be more patient. Twenty-three days after they traded three well-regarded prospects to the Oakland A’s for outfielder Josh Reddick and someone suited to fill the void at the...
Via The OC Register
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Pedro Baez turns to familiar face in quest to keep batters off balance

LOS ANGELES – When Juan Castro served as a roving assistant in the Dodgers’ front office, Pedro Baez was a young third baseman cutting his chops in the low minor leagues. As he canvassed the Dodgers’ farm system, Castro would occasionally cross...
Via The OC Register
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Dodgers' Josh Reddick just suffered the season's most embarrassing injury

Josh Reddick is no stranger to injuries, but his latest setback is easily the most bizarre of all.Reddick hasn’t played since injuring a finger on his right hand when holding open a hotel room door Sunday night, the Los Angeles Times reports. Reddick was holding the door for room service when his finger got caught.“I’m at rock bottom now,” Reddick said. “But I will climb...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

DPD: Maeda/MadBum Headline; Others Look to Break Funk

It’s a pretty low-key baseball Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t found a handful of interesting pitching options to keep you satisfied. You’ll have to stay up late, however. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Danny Salazar (CLE) versus Oakland’s Sean Manaea For whatever reason, Salazar just wasn’t sharp in his return from elbow issues, and got the gate after...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

All Right, Adrian Gonzalez Is Back

The Reds are bad, and the Dodgers just clobbered them. As a part of that clobbering, Adrian Gonzalez socked three dingers. Here, you can watch them all! Each is impressive in its own way, I suppose. They’re most impressive as a group. There was a time when Gonzalez’s power was absent. He hit three home runs in April. He hit three home runs, combined, in May and June. The fairly...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers 'trying to give away' Yasiel Puig

In a span of about two years, Yasiel Puig has gone from one of the most promising young prospects in baseball to a player no MLB team wants. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been “trying to give away” Puig but are not having any luck. Puig was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City earlier this month, and one team official told Cafardo he is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers in good shape despite Kershaw's absence

It's been nearly two months since Clayton Kershaw last took the mound for Los Angeles, and what's happened in his absence has been pretty encouraging for the Dodgers. Kershaw's last appearance came in a loss to Pittsburgh on June 26, and Los Angeles trailed San Francisco by eight games in the NL West following that game. Since then, the Dodgers are 27-19 without their ace - and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Good or Hot?

It is hard to believe that after all the trials the Los Angeles Dodgers have endured this season, the team somehow finds themselves atop the division. On June 26th, which was Clayton Kershaw’s last start, the Dodgers were 41-26 and eight games behind the San Francisco Giants who had the best record in the national league. Now at 68-55, the Dodgers are half a game in front of the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers recall OF Andrew Toles, option IF Chris Taylor

CINCINNATI (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled outfielder Andrew Toles from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned infielder Chris Taylor to Oklahoma City. The moves were made Sunday before Los Angeles' game in Cincinnati. Toles is in his second big league stint this season and is hitting .316 (12-for-38) with an RBI and a stolen base in 16 games with Los Angeles. The 24...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers ace Kershaw rejoins team to continue comeback

CINCINNATI (AP) Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw missed his teammates so much that he flew from Los Angeles to Cincinnati just to work out with them. The injured left-hander threw on flat ground Friday before their game against the Reds, the last step before he throws off a mound in the bullpen for the first time in more than a month. Kershaw has been sidelined since June 26 with...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers expect Hyun-Jin Ryu to miss the rest of the season

Hyun-Jin Ryu has thrown only 4.2 innings this season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to manager Dave Roberts, that will be it. Dave Roberts does not expect Hyun-Jin Ryu to pitch again this season. — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 18, 2016 This is another step in the wrong direction for a pitcher who once looked like one of baseball’s more promising arms...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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