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#RBIMachine Out, Scott Van Slyke In

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Juan Rivera has been placed on the disabled list and Scott Van Slyke will take his place on the Dodgers. The Dodgers on Wednesday placed outfielder Juan Rivera on the 15-day disabled list with a significant hamstring strain or tear behind the left knee and were recalling outfielder Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque. ... Read More »

Dodgers Sign Bobby Abreu: At Least He’s Better Than Adam Kennedy … Right?

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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu, formerly of the Angels. In a corresponding move, the team has demoted utility infielder Justin Sellers to the minors and will probably use Jerry Hairston Jr. at shortstop. The Angels will be paying Abreu’s 2012 salary, and speculation is that the Dodgers will be paying Abreu a ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Agree With Clayton Kershaw On A 2-Year/$19 Million Contract

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The official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Dodgers just announced that the team has signed Clayton Kershaw to a two-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports the deal is for 19 million dollars. Here’s the breakdown: Kershaw will receive a $500k signing bonus, $7.5 million salary in 2012, $11 million salary in 2013. ... Read More »

Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With Andre Ethier & James Loney + Prince Fielder & Resources

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The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with Andre Ethier and James Loney on Tuesday, signing both to one-year deals worth $10.95 million plus performance bonuses and $6.375 million plus performance bonuses, respectively. MLB Trade Rumors projected Ethier to clock in at $10.7 million and Loney at $6.5 million, making their knowledge of the process disturbingly accurate. — Considering that Ethier ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal To 1 Year/$1 Million Contract + Analysis

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 on a one-year deal worth $650,000. The team has an option for 2013 worth $2.35 million with a buyout of $350,000, meaning he’s guaranteed a cool million dollars. — To begin, let me say that I actually like ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender To Kershaw, Ethier, and Loney But Not Kuo

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On December 12th, the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts to a trio of arbitration eligible players: Clayton Kershaw, Andre Ethier, and James Loney. However, they elected to not tender a contract to Hong Chih Kuo. The other two arbitration eligible players, Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn Jr., were signed to extensions earlier. —– According to MLB Trade Rumors, the projected ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Tony Gwynn Jr. To 2 Year/$2 Million Contract

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced today (December 12th) that they have signed Tony Gwynn Jr. to a two-year contract. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he will earn $850k in 2012 and $1.15 million in 2013. I’ll do analysis later, but he’s basically a replacement level type player. Granted, he’ll be hard pressed to not live ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Take Nobody In 2011 Rule 5 Draft, Lose Tom Melgarejo

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The 2011 Rule 5 Draft was held on Thursday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were unsurprisingly inactive in its proceedings, abstaining from taking a single player in the MLB, AAA, and AA phases. The Dodgers did lose a player though, as the Kansas City Royals selected left-handed pitcher Tom Melgarejo. Melgarejo wasn’t a significant blow by any means, as he ... Read More »

[Update] Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Aaron Harang To 2 Year/$12 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed right-handed starting pitcher Aaron Harang to a 2 year deal worth $12 million, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated. The deal is assumed to be back loaded, but there’s no confirmation on that yet. —– Once upon a time, Harang was a consistent workhorse type of pitcher for the Reds, posting three consecutive ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Jerry Hairston Jr. To 2 Year/$6 Million Deal + Analysis

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Ned Colletti has signed Jerry Hairston Jr. to a 2 year deal worth 6 million dollars because…of course. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he’ll make $2.25 million in 2012 and $3.75 million in 2013, which means the contract is back loaded because…of course. —– In all fairness, Hairston is certainly versatile and useful, as he can ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Sign Chris Capuano To 2 Year/$10 Million Deal + Analysis

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The Los Angeles Dodgers recently announced the signing of left-handed starting pitcher Chris Capuano to a two-year deal worth 10 million dollars. As for the specifics, Capuano will make $3 million in 2012 and $6 million in 2013, and he’ll have a $8 million mutual option in 2014 with a $1 million buyout. —– In 2011, Capuano posted a 4.55 ... Read More »