DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yasiel Puig took on first base coaching duties at Triple-A

Yasiel Puig is trying to make the best of his demotion to Triple-A.After the Dodgers outfielder was placed on trade waivers over the weekend, Oklahoma City benched Puig for Sunday's game.So instead of cheering on his teammates from the bench, Puig took on the duty of first base coach.It was Puig's first time in the role, and he appeared happy to be on the field supporting his teammates...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Julio Urias is getting better, but it’s almost time to shut him down

After Saturday’s performance it was confirmed: Julio Urias is really, really good. It wasn’t much of a question to some, but there were others who wondered if the kid was worth all the hype. Turns out, he was. If you filter the leaderboards to include him, he’s an elite starting pitcher. In 57 1/3 innings (12 starts), Urias has a 2.92 FIP. That is the fifth-best mark in all...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 hours ago

‘Pitch’ Take Your Daughter to a Game Day: September 4

Tying in with the upcoming Fox scripted series “Pitch,” about the first woman to play in Major League Baseball, the Dodgers are hosting “Take Your Daughter to a Game Day” on September 4 when the Dodgers play the Padres at 1:10 p.m. Prior to the game, fans can enter the “Pitch” Zone Experience […]
Via Dodgers Insider
2 hours ago

Shawn Zarraga Outrighted Off 40-Man Roster

Shawn Zarraga cleared waivers Sunday and was sent outright to the Minors, removing him from the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Dodger Blue
11 hours ago

Jose De Leon’s 13 Strikeouts Help Oklahoma City Clinch 2nd Consecutive PCL American Northern Division Title

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Jose De Leon had 13 strikeouts Sunday night and Triple-A Oklahoma City defeated...
Via Dodger Blue
11 hours ago

Ryan Braun Trade Would Answer Immediate Questions For Dodgers

With the Aug. 31 waiver trade deadline approaching on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers may very still be striving...
Via Dodger Blue
12 hours ago

Whicker: Dodgers' magic could give Vin Scully quite a sendoff

LOS ANGELES – Vin Scully deserves games like this, weekends like this, late-inning stumbles in the dark like this. He’d much rather have Cubs-Dodgers for three delightfully uncomfortable days, because it overshadows what was going to be the real...
Via The OC Register
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

On deck: Dodgers at Rockies, Monday, 5:40 p.m.

When: 5:40 p.m. TV: SNLA Where: Coors Field Did you know? Kenta Maeda has made two starts in Colorado, winning both and allowing just two runs over 12 innings. The rest of the Dodgers’ staff has allowed 37 runs in 39 innings at Coors Field this...
Via The OC Register
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers turn simple grounder into game-winner

What appeared to be a routine ground ball to third base wound up providing the only run in the Dodgers' dramatic 1-0 victory over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
Via Dodgers.com
19 hours ago

Seager's speed, D key as Dodgers nip Cubs

A grounder from Adrian Gonzalez, a foot race won by Corey Seager and a run scored by Andrew Toles was the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Dodgers over the Cubs on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
Via Dodgers.com
19 hours ago

Slim Winmen: Dodgers win squeaker over Cubs

Three nail-biters later, the Dodgers are the team with their digits intact. While the Giants were taking two out of three games from the Braves, the National League’s worst team, the Dodgers held serve against the Cubs, the league’s best team. An eighth-inning run — scored without the aid of a hit — gave the Dodgers a […]
Via Dodgers Insider
19 hours ago

Dodgers outright Shawn Zarraga, clear 40-man roster spot

The Los Angeles Dodgers have outrighted catcher Shawn Zarraga to Triple-A Oklahoma City, clearing a spot on the club’s 40-man roster, which can be utilized in September. The 27-year-old has bounced between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City across both June and July. On August 25, the Dodgers selected his contract and brought him up […] The post Dodgers outright Shawn...
Via Today's Knuckleball
21 hours ago

How much will Dodgers fatten roster in September?

Cubs at Dodgers, 1:10 p.m. Howie Kendrick, LF Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Adrián González, 1B Kiké Hernandez, CF Rob Segedin, RF Yasmani Grandal, C Charlie Culberson, 2B Brock Stewart, P September 1, the date that active rosters can expand to as many as 40 players, has been in the Dodgers’ […]
Via Dodgers Insider
23 hours ago

Cubs @ Dodgers, August 28, 2016: Totally Got This One

My god, this is an absolute disaster of a matchup, isn’t it? The Dodgers are sending Brock Stewart — who started the year in A-ball — to the mound against the best team in baseball, and are facing a top-of-the-rotation lefty starter — which they’ve struggled against all year — in Jon Lester. It’s a game and series loss waiting to happen, but that’s why they play...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Injury leaves the Dodgers' Trayce Thompson with a bad taste

LOS ANGELES – Trayce Thompson wants to know the answer – unless he doesn’t want to know. “I’m still hopeful,” the Dodgers outfielder said about the possibility of playing again this season. “I haven’t talked to them (the Dodgers’...
Via The OC Register
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Yasiel Puig rejoin the Dodgers this season?

As the trade deadline was approaching, the Dodgers dissatisfaction with Yasiel Puig only continued to grow. The organization felt as if Puig was immature, he wouldn’t properly rehab his injuries which only made him more prone to reinjuring them, and the Dodgers felt as if Puig wasn’t properly preparing himself for games. So when the Dodgers had the opportunity to also go after...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Two of the National League’s best teams will start a three game set in sunny Los Angeles this weekend. The Chicago Cubs (81-45) will head to Hollywood to face the Los Angeles Dodgers (71-55) in what could possibly be a matchup we see come October. Here’s what you need to know heading into the weekend series. Friday night will feature two lefties on the mound with 20-year old...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

Entering the All-Star break, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball at 57-33. Since the All-Star break, they rest comfortably in the Major League Baseball cellar with a record of 12-25. Despite Matt Moore’s near no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night, the Giants’ current slump has them inching towards an all-time record. And...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Today: Ruiz joins Dodgers, Cosart faces Miami

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:------CHOOCH'S NEW CHALLENGECarlos Ruiz is set to make his debut for the Dodgers, a day after them got him in a trade of popular backup catchers that sent A.J. Ellis to Philadelphia. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Ruiz would start the series opener against the Cubs in a matchup of division leaders.KNOCK, KNOCKKnuckleballer...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers fan toasts Matt Moore losing no-hit bid with dual middle fingers (vid)

San Francisco Giants lefty Matt Moore came about as close as a pitcher can get to tossing a no-hitter, allowing a bloop single to right field to Corey Seager with two-outs in the ninth inning. And a Los Angeles Dodgers fan had a pretty outlandish reaction to his beloved team narrowly avoiding the embarrassment. Yep, as cameras panned the thrilled crowd in Dodger Stadium, said...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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