DODGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Bolsinger Closing In On Return From Oblique Injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers were bit by the injury bug throughout Spring Training and it carried into the regular season; the starting...
Via Dodger Blue
1 hour ago

Guns N’ Roses adds second Dodger Stadium show August 19

Guns N’ Roses has added a second show at Dodger Stadium for its “Not in This Lifetime” tour, produced by Live Nation. Tickets for the added August 19 show will be available on a 48-hour pre-sale for Citi cardmembers beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by a Dodger pre-sale Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets […]
Via Dodgers Insider
3 hours ago

Dale Thayer opts out of minor league deal with Dodgers

Jeff Todd of MLBTradeRumors reports that veteran reliever Dale Thayer has opted out of his minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, choosing to become a free agent instead of continuing to pitch for the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City. Thayer had opted out of a similar contract with the Baltimore Orioles near the end of Spring Training, a deal that he...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 hours ago

Cause of Chris Hatcher’s struggles hard to pinpoint

Chris Hatcher is bad. It’s hard to admit, seeing as he was good with Miami and good for most of last season. But this season, it’s an entirely different story. This is odd because I looked at all kinds of data and other information and I couldn’t nail down exactly why he has been so bad this season. He gets in trouble when he uses his fastball too much, but the release point...
Via Dodgers Digest
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay rekindles good 2008 memories for Dodgers' Scott Kazmir, J.P. Howell, Carl Crawford

Hope awashed the Tampa Bay Rays as they gathered for spring training in 2008. A reporter broached Scott Kazmir with a question about expectations and the 24-year-old ace sounded off. “What’s possible?” Kazmir began. “Play in October, that's...
Via The OC Register
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose De Leon Scheduled For Debut Wtih Triple-A Oklahoma City

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Jose De Leon has joined Triple-A Oklahoma City and is scheduled to make his 2016 debut...
Via Dodger Blue
12 hours ago

A Visit to Dodger Stadium, and the Timing Couldn't Have Been Better

Being a life long Dodger fan, living 550 miles from Vin Scully Avenue (doesn't that just sound right?), I cannot just wake up and say to myself 'I'm gonna go to Dodger Stadium tonight'.  Planning, including transportation and lodging, have to be included.  So when my wife and I pinned down our son's Graduation Date down in Carlsbad, of course we looked to see if the Dodgers...
Via Dodgers Chatter
13 hours ago

Honorary Bat Girl has special connection to Dodgers

The Dodgers will welcome a special guest -- Melissa Stockhoff of Houston -- to Chavez Ravine later this month as part of the Honorary Bat Girl program.
Via Dodgers.com
14 hours ago

What we’ve learned about the Dodgers after one month

One month and 26 games down. Five months and 136 games to go. What started as a promising season (three straight shutouts in San Diego, including a 15-0 win on Opening Day) became a frustrating one as the Dodgers dropped three of four in San Francisco the following series. A nice bounceback brought the team to 12-7 before six straight home losses and a Clayton Kershaw masterpiece...
Via Today's Knuckleball
18 hours ago

Kershaw’s striking dominance

By Joshua Garnick In case you somehow missed it … Clayton Kershaw is really good. Since his 2008 big-league debut, he leads Major League Baseball in ERA (2.42), strikeouts (1,800), opponents’ batting average (.206), shutouts (13) and WHIP (1.02), and ranks in the top 10 in wins (117, tied for fourth), complete games (22, tied for third), […]
Via Dodgers Insider
19 hours ago

Report: Dodgers’ Josh Ravin facing 80-game PED suspension

Another MLB player has tested positive for PED’s, as Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin has been suspended for 80 games. Sources: Dodgers RP Josh Ravin suspended 80 games for PED use. Sixth major leaguer this year. News at Yahoo Sports: https://t.co/PtRYTNBtTj — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 2, 2016 This is certainly...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers set for test with tough May slate

The Dodgers should learn in May whether they play in an evenly matched division, or a weak one. The National League West didn't have a team finish April with a winning record. The Dodgers went 12-13, playing all but two series against division foes.
Via Dodgers.com
20 hours ago

Kershaw: 3-hitter, 14 Ks, RBI single, Dodgers top Pads 1-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday. Kershaw (3-1) ended the Dodgers' six-game losing streak by pitching his 13th shutout and 22nd complete game in 248 career starts. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner walked none and retired...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stripling struggles in loss to Padres

LOS ANGELES – In early April, Ross Stripling stood five outs from becoming only the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his major league debut. At the end of the month, the Dodgers rookie couldn’t get out of the fifth inning. In the Dodgers’...
Via The OC Register
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers to See Lineup Changes

After 24 games, the Los Angeles Dodgers are 12-12, tied with the San Francisco Giants for first place in the NL West.  Given the Dodgers’ disappointing end to last season (and especially considering their historically large payroll), the slow start to 2016 is somewhat troubling. However, many of the Dodgers’ issues stem from their huge list of injuries.  The Dodgers opened...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres 5, Dodgers 1: Offense stagnates again as Kemp burns Hatcher late

Coming off a four-game sweep by the Marlins and former Dodgers Don Mattingly and Dee Gordon, it was another former Dodger in Matt Kemp that beat them today. The Dodgers dropped yet another series opener against the Padres, 5-1, and also dropped to .500 on the season at 12-12 and 4-7 at home. —– Cesar Vargas, the pitcher with a grand total of 80.1 innings at the AA level as...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig replies to old Jared Goff rip on Twitter

Jared Goff admits since being drafted first overall by the Los Angeles Rams that he’s “gotten a lot of grief” for being a lifelong San Francisco Giants fan. But even Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig is apparently willing to let bygones be bygones and welcome Goff into the La La Land fold, even going so far as to forgive the Rams rookie quarterback for a critical tweet about...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Urias’ time might come sooner rather than later

Julio Urias is making his fourth start for Oklahoma City today. He has fared pretty well in his first three starts, which isn’t surprising. With some Dodger starters struggling — Scott Kazmir (though, he was solid on Wednesday), Alex Wood and, to a lesser extent, Ross Stripling — Urias’ call to the majors might come earlier than expected. At least, maybe it should be considered...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig crashes senior prom

Following the team’s win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday evening, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the hotel, presumably to wind down for the night. Instead, the Cuban star decided to crash the senior prom of the local Chatfield Senior High School. Chatfield Senior High Baseball Team pic.twitter.com/MSuiRhGzu5 — Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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