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Don Mattingly gets his contract extension, something that had to happen

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The Dodgers have extended manager Don Mattingly until 2016 after a long, and sometimes publicly heated, period of negotiations with him, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com. The team is expected to announce the extension later this week. Mattingly was already under contract for the 2014 season. Exact terms of the extension were unknown, although sources told ESPN that it ... Read More »

Dodgers closing in with Chris Perez on 1-year deal, but is he the best available?

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The Dodgers have apparently found the seventh-inning former closer they’ve been seeking, as they are close on a one-year deal with former Indians closer Chris Perez, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers are closing in on a one-year contract with former All-Star closer Chris Perez, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under ... Read More »

Takumi Numata finally signs with the Dodgers, Josh Bell returns much different

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The Dodgers have finally inked Takumi Numata to a deal, so speculation about the reason for him being at Dodger Stadium recently was correct. It’ll be a minor-league deal for a $100k signing bonus and a $20k annual salary. Takumi Numata (19) has finalized a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He reportedly agreed to a deal worth ... Read More »

J.P. Howell set to return to the Dodgers; adds plus lefty relief arm, plus-plus beard

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J.P. Howell will return to the Dodgers in 2014 on a two-year, $11.25 million deal with options and bonuses, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. The Dodgers are nearing agreement on a multi-year deal with southpaw reliever J.P. Howell, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. According to Gurnick, the deal contemplates a $11.25MM guarantee for two seasons. It would also contain ... Read More »

The threat of Michael Young made Juan Uribe sign with Dodgers, realizing they were crazy

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Juan Uribe signed with the Dodgers for two years and $15 million today, thus appearing to win his showdown with Dodger management. The Dodgers have reportedly reached an agreement to bring back third baseman Juan Uribe on a two-year contract, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and confirmed by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The contract is worth $15 million ... Read More »

Dodgers trade for Mets’ Rule 5 Draft selection Seth Rosin, probably see him as a reliever

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The Dodgers didn’t take anybody in today’s Rule 5 Draft, but they did trade a PTBNL for Seth Rosin from the Mets, who the Mets plucked from the Phillies. The Mets have traded right-hander Seth Rosin — their selection in this morning’s Rule 5 Draft — to the Dodgers, tweets MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. GM Sandy Alderson had told reporters (including ... Read More »

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Elbert, Butera, Baxter, so they’ll probably be with the team in 2014

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The news today is that the Dodgers avoided arbitration with Scott Elbert, Drew Butera, and Mike Baxter, which isn’t really significant in itself. However, it’s noteworthy because it means they’ll all have contracts for 2014 and they were prime non-tender candidates. With the deadline to tender contracts on Monday night, the Dodgers on Friday signed left-handed reliever Scott Elbert, backup ... Read More »

Dodgers to sign Dan Haren to 1 year, $10 million deal, hope he can buck his career trend

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The Dodgers will sign pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $10 million deal with a vesting option for 2015, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sources: Haren to #Dodgers, one year, $10M plus 2015 option that vests at 180 innings. Pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 25, 2013 Haren will be 33 next season and is coming off ... Read More »

Dodgers lose Shawn Tolleson to Rangers in odd move, protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, Jarret Martin

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The Dodgers had an eventful day with their minor leaguers, losing Shawn Tolleson on waivers to the Rangers, while choosing to protect Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez, and Jarret Martin from the 2013 Rule 5 Draft. But first, the Tolleson transaction. The Dodgers announced Wednesday that Tolleson had been claimed on waivers by the Texas Rangers. I’m likely preaching to the ... Read More »

25 minor league players in Dodgers system hit free agency, including Sanchez, Wallach, Ynoa, Gwynn Jr.

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Today was the day in the off-season that a bunch of minor leaguers earned their free agency, and the Dodgers were no exception, with 25 players in the system earning the right, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. —– Let’s take a look at the list and the notable players. RHP: Juan Abreu (AAA), Angel Castro (AAA), Kyle Cofield ... Read More »

Dodgers make the right call on Capuano, but the decision on M. Ellis not so certain

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The Dodgers declined the options on starter Chris Capuano and second baseman Mark Ellis yesterday, and while one decision was an easy call, the other might not have been so clear. The Dodgers announced on Twitter that they have declined their options on Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano. Ellis’ contract contained a $5.75MM club option, and Caupano’s deal contained an ... Read More »

Dodgers trade Alex Castellanos to Red Sox for Jeremy Hazelbaker because … I don’t know

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The Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Red Sox for outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash. Castellanos was designated recently to clear room for Mike Baxter from the Mets. This deal was done for the money, right? Of course, all that salary relief was essential for the Dodgers. But seriously, who is Jeremy Hazelbaker? Well, SoxProspects.com gave him this evaluation: ... Read More »