DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers' Trayce Thompson expects to go on rehab assignment next week

LOS ANGELES – Trayce Thompson began swinging off a tee Wednesday, and the Dodgers’ injured outfielder believes he’ll be ready to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment sometime next week. After trying to push through tightness in his...
Via The OC Register
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight shutout innings leave Dodgers one shy

Brandon McCarthy and the Dodgers had only one bad inning today out of nine, but it counted. After retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced in three shutout innings, McCarthy surrendered three runs in the fourth — Evan Longoria’s two-run homer the top changemaker — allowing Tampa Bay to overcome A.J. Ellis’ first career […]
Via Dodgers Insider
6 hours ago

Maeda, Dodgers get another shot at D-backs

After enjoying their second off-day this week on Thursday, the Dodgers resume their homestand Friday night with a rematch against the D-backs, who beat Los Angeles in two of three games at Chase Field two weeks ago.
Via Dodgers.com
8 hours ago

Dodgers’ catcher A.J. Ellis records first career stolen base

Los Angeles Dodgers’ catcher A.J. Ellis has remained a reliable presence behind the plate for the franchise for the last nine seasons. However, on Wednesday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays, the veteran catcher added an unlikely weapon to his arsenal. After singling to right field as a result of his first plate appearance of […] The post Dodgers’ catcher A.J. Ellis records...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 hours ago

Pedro Baez’s practically perfect July

Rays at Dodgers, 12:10 p.m. Howie Kendrick, LF Corey Seager, SS Justin Turner, 3B Scott Van Slyke, RF Adrián González, 1B Chris Taylor, 2B Joc Pederson, CF A.J. Ellis, C Brandon McCarthy, P It might be easier to get a camel through the eye of a needle than to convince a Dodger […]
Via Dodgers Insider
11 hours ago

Adam Liberatore Suffering From Swelling In Right Knee

The Los Angeles Dodgers called on five relievers Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays after Bud Norris tossed 6.1...
Via Dodger Blue
11 hours ago

MLB asks Yaisel Puig to stop wearing his Vin Scully cleats

Last week we took notice of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yaisel Puig’s new cleats that paid honor to the legendary Vin Scully. So did Major League Baseball, and it would like to see Puig keep those cleats off the field in the future. If you missed it last week, Puig is wearing custom Nike cleats with an image of Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully on the side with the phrase “Win it...
Via Awful Announcing
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Board Of Trustees Meeting To Discuss Ramsey’s Future Rescheduled For 3:30 Today

The University of Louisville’s new board of trustees were set to meet on Tuesday morning. This meeting was believed to be to discuss the future of President James Ramsey who submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Matt Bevin earlier this summer, but as of now is technically still the President. It was announced that […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight starting pitchers Dodgers should trade for

The MLB trade deadline is next week, and with back surgery a possibility for Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers need starting pitching help. Kershaw has been on the disabled list since late June because of a herniated disk in his lower back, and there is no timetable for his return. Also on the DL, starters Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow tendinitis), Brett Anderson (back surgery) and...
Via The Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ethier Navigating Painstakingly Slow Recovery

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier participated in on-field batting practice at Dodger Stadium a few hours prior...
Via Dodger Blue
20 hours ago

Dodgers hang on after Norris’ 6 1/3 shutout innings

Bud Norris began his Dodger career July 1 by throwing six innings of two-hit shutout ball. That seemed like a nice thing to do, so why not a sequel? Tonight, Norris threw 6 1/3 innings of two-hit shutout ball — facing the minimum from the third through the sixth — and notched his 1,000th career […]
Via Dodgers Insider
1 day ago

Offense Powers Los Angeles Dodgers to Series Win in St. Louis

Despite a nearly-unprecedented rash of injuries to both pitchers and position players, the Los Angeles Dodgers have kept finding ways to get the job done since the All Star Break, attempting Sunday night to finish a would-be 5-4 road trip. Injuries and all, they pounced on Cardinals rookie starter Mike Mayers, opening up a 6-0 lead –including an Adrian Gonzalez grand slam ...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers would include top prospect Urias in deal for Sale

Whether it’s their strong farm system or the seemingly endless amount of money at their disposal, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the riches to add pretty much anyone that’s placed on the trade block. Following his little tirade in the Chicago White Sox locker room and the ensuing five-game suspension, ace starter Chris Sale appears to be on the trade block. So it would stand...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This Cardinals rookie made history with one of the worst debuts ever

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Mike Mayers went into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with high hopes of putting on a show in his major league debut. He made history in his first start in the bigs, but not the good kind. In 1 1/3 innings, Mayers allowed nine runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out one. It was statistically the worst debut ever for a pitcher, one...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Mike Piazza became emotional several times during his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. One such time was when the subject of Sept. 11 came up. Piazza got choked up remembering the day itself and remembering those who lost their lives. An emotional Mike Piazza talks about 9/11 pic.twitter.com/sd1ZdHItxu — SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) July 24, 2016 Obviously the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez homers, Turner has 2 RBIs; Dodgers beat Cards 7-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Justin Turner spent Saturday night proving his skipper right. The red-hot Turner went 2 for 5 and his two-run double in the third proved to be the winning RBI as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak. Turner's double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break. Before the game, manager Dave...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards' win streak halts at five with 7-2 loss to the Dodgers

ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday night to end the Cardinals' five-game winning streak.Turner's two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.Gonzalez's 429-foot solo blast to center sparked a three-run sixth.Kenta Maeda (9-7) rebounded...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Clayton Kershaw's injury hinder trade talks?

When Clayton Kershaw went down with a back injury on June 26, it seemed as if the Los Angeles Dodgers were heading for disaster. Kershaw was on a dominant pace leading the league in innings, ERA, WHIP and strikeouts on his way to a 14-2 record. Meanwhile, the rest of the Dodgers starting rotation had an ERA over four and lacked any consistency. Combine that with an offense that...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Manfred suggests limiting pitching changes

From the moment he took over as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred has spoken publicly about many possible changes Bud Selig never mentioned. They possible changes started with limiting or preventing defensive shifts and have now gravitated towards limiting pitching changes. That’s right, Manfred suggested today the league is looking into possibly limiting...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Good chance Chris Archer ends up with Dodgers

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is one of the more intriguing names on the trade market this month, and he may be inching closer to a new destination. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that he has been told by an executive that the chances of Archer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers are high. Exec from team that's been talking with the Rays says he sees such a good fit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Joc Pederson suffers from serious case of bed head (pic)

With a getaway day game scheduled for Thursday against the host Washington Nationals at 12:05 local time, the Los Angeles Dodgers were forced into a quick turnaround after playing a night game Wednesday, with players having to show up at the ballpark pretty early. Perhaps too early for some of them. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is a young pup at the spry age of 24. And...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper quotes Domingo Ayala to riff on mammoth homer (pic)

Even Bryce Harper was left utterly impressed with the vulgar display of power he demonstrated with a majestic mammoth home run that reached the third deck of Nationals Park during Wednesday’s 8-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. So much so, in fact, that he riffed on a quote from social media star, YouTube sensation and baseball quasi-folk hero Domingo Ayala to properly address...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spine expert thinks Clayton Kershaw unlikely to need back surgery

Clayton Kershaw is out indefinitely with a back injury, and there were recent reports that he could need season-ending surgery. However, one spine expert thinks Kershaw is unlikely to need surgery. LA Times Dodgers reporter Andy McCullough shared the information via Twitter Wednesday: Spoke w/ Andrew Hecht, chief of spine surgery at NYC's Mount Sinai. Said given Kershaw's symptoms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood to undergo elbow procedure, out eight weeks

The injury bug plaguing the Los Angeles Dodgers has officially mutated into super bacteria status. According to a report by Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Dodgers lefty Alex Wood will undergo an elbow debridement procedure and is expected to miss the next eight weeks of action. Wood has been on the shelf since late May with ongoing soreness in his pitching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers looking at big names on trade market

The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in first place in the wild card standings and 4.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. It’s not necessarily a bad position to be in, but the team is dealing with a major injury scare to ace starter Clayton Kershaw. The three-time Cy Young winner was placed on the 15-day disabled list late last month with a bulging...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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