DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers Send Vidal Nuño to Orioles

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno. The Dodgers originally snagged Nuño in the deal that sent catcher Carlos Ruiz to the Seattle Mariners last November. To avoid arbitration, the lefty reliever recently agreed to a one-year, $1.125 million major...
Via ThinkBluePC
2 hours ago

Dodgers' Ryu ready for comeback after 2 injury-plagued years

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu believes he is ready to reclaim his long-lost spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation. The left-hander has made just one start in the past two seasons for the Dodgers, his once-promising career sidetracked repeatedly by arm injuries. But Ryu has returned to Camelback Ranch this spring with apparent solid health and definite excitement...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers open up a spot on 40-man roster with Nuño deal

Minor league pitcher Ryan Moseley acquired in trade with Baltimore Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
Via Dodgers Insider
3 hours ago

Dodgers Rumors: Vidal Nuño On Verge Of Being Traded To Orioles

Last November the Los Angeles Dodgers traded backup catcher Carlos Ruiz to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for...
Via Dodger Blue
4 hours ago

Dodgers reportedly near trade of Nuno to O's

The Dodgers are close to announcing a trade of left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to Baltimore, a transaction that would open a roster spot for the anticipated signing of free-agent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez.
Via Dodgers.com
5 hours ago

Roberts sees Puig as primary right fielder

There are enough outfielders on the Dodgers roster to platoon at any of the three spots, but manager Dave Roberts' perfect world apparently would have Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig playing regularly in center and right, respectively.
Via Dodgers.com
7 hours ago

41-year-old Eric Gagne contemplating a comeback

Eric Gagne last threw a Major League pitch in 2008, but nearly a full decade later, he’s looking for opportunities to come back.Gagne, who is serving as a special instructor in Los Angeles Dodgers spring camp, plans to pitch for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and has thrown bullpen sessions for three teams.Gagne says his fastball is in the 90s and his famous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu Believes Spot In Opening Day Rotation Is Feasible

Assuming full health holds up throughout camp, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have an abundance of starting pitchers to...
Via Dodger Blue
7 hours ago

Dodgers’ outfield situation a little clearer, but still murky

The outfield situation began to figure itself out last week when Darin Ruf was sold to the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization. While he wasn’t projected to play a big role for the Dodgers, he was basically a worse version of Scott Van Slyke, which made him redundant. Despite that, how the Dodgers’ outfield …
Via Dodgers Digest
7 hours ago

Kazmir, Ryu making strides in recovery

Hyun-Jin Ryu and Scott Kazmir, pitchers with plenty to prove, each threw 25 pitches of live batting practice to Minor Leaguers on Sunday, taking significant steps in their attempted return to the Dodgers' starting rotation.
Via Dodgers.com
8 hours ago

Dodgers Prospects: Trevor Oaks Chats About First Few Days at Camelback Ranch

Even though he had the opportunity to suit up in a pinch and sit in the bullpen at one Cactus League game last year, righty pitching prospect Trevor Oaks is still excited for his first official non-roster invite to the big league camp of the Dodgers, and hopes to take advantage of every single moment. Although he never appeared in the game, Oaks filled the empty spot on the pitching...
Via ThinkBluePC
8 hours ago

Chase Utley Relished Opportunity To Re-Sign Over Alternatives

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday made official their one-year contract with Chase Utley, further adding to their embarrassment...
Via Dodger Blue
19 hours ago

Evan Longoria still not over Rays’ Logan Forsythe trade

It’s generally accepted by players that baseball is a business, and sometimes teams will make tough decisions that their players don’t completely approve of.Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria knows that too, but nearly a month later, he’s still not over the deal his team made that sent second baseman Logan Forsythe to the Los Angeles Dodgers.“I actually like where...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Dodgers in Review: RP Louis Coleman

IP K% BB% HR/9 ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 48 21.3 11.4 0.94 4.69 4.31 4.87 -0.1 What happened in 2016: Louis Coleman was an important part of the Dodgers’ bullpen through the first two months of the season. His effectiveness diminished as the season went on, partly due to shoulder fatigue that led to …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Dodgers put Opening Day odds heavily in their favor with Kershaw

Ace will continue his season-opener streak Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Dodgers will chase a title with Utley again

Popular second baseman returns for 2017; Ruf released Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

2016 Dodgers in Review: 3B Justin Turner

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MLB 622 .275 .339 .493 124 27 5.3 What happened in 2016: Had a slow first couple of months, but found his power and finished the season strong. Justin Turner‘s third season as a Dodger didn’t start off all that well offensively. In April and May, he OPS’d …
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago

Adrian Gonzalez out two weeks with tennis elbow

Adrian Gonzalez’s spring training is not getting off to the start he was hoping for.The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman has been out 10 days with inflammation in his right elbow. Now he won’t swing for another two weeks as he tries to let the elbow heal. Gonzalez says he has tennis elbow.The LA Times says Gonzalez is expected to be ready for opening day for the Dodgers, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Gonzalez takes hitting break to heal tennis elbow

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Adrian Gonzalez is taking a two-week break from hitting to heal tendinitis in the Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman's right elbow. Gonzalez still hopes to play for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic next month, he said Friday after reporting to camp. Gonzalez said he pursued his usual varied offseason workout program, including weightlifting and boxing...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergio Romo happy to finally be in Dodger blue

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Sergio Romo looked over his shoulder again and again as if he just wanted to make sure that the No. 54 Dodgers jersey was still there. It was, representing a confirmation of something Romo had come to believe would never happen. He grew up a Dodgers fan in the farming community of Brawley, California. But that was before the Giants drafted him in 2005 and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers local blackout looks to roll on another season

Things are looking bleak for Dodgers fans in Southern California who don’t have Charter Communications. With the 2017 MLB season almost upon us and pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training right around the corner, Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable) delivered some discouraging news about the ongoing carriage dispute surrounding the channel and Dodgers...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Wilson mulling MLB comeback as knuckleballer

He’s back!Well, he might be.According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports three-time All-Star pitcher Brian Wilson could be returning to Major League Baseball. And he plans to return as a knuckleballer.Brown’s article mentions the 34-year-old recently threw some pitches on a mound at USC, and a “handful were knuckleballs.”“That right there,” Wilson said while pulling off his...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Dodgers’ Right-Handed Skyrocket

The Dodgers have, and have had for a few years, one of the very best farm systems around. That leads to them receiving a certain amount of coverage, so you couldn’t in good conscience consider the Dodgers’ system in any way underrated. Yet so much attention has been focused on the elites — Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Julio Urias, Cody Bellinger, and so forth. The major story...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts calls Chase Utley his ‘favorite player of all time’

When Chase Utley arrived in Los Angeles, he was reunited with Jimmy Rollins who spent time as Utley’s partner-in-crime in the mid-infield in Philly. When they were in Southern California, Utley grew accustomed to working with 2016 Rookie of the Year Corey Seager, and it seemed to work well for the duo.The 38-year-old Utley has a rather impressive resume. Six All-Star roster spots...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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