Injury Roll Call: Matt Kemp’s shoulder looks okay after scare, Javy Guerra off DL in minors

Matt Kemp re-injured his left shoulder on a swing Friday. He was checked on, stayed in the game, walked that at-bat, took the field for half an inning, and then was finally removed for precautionary reasons. Kemp swung at a pitch from Matt Cain in the second inning then immediately gripped his left shoulder and made a long walk around ... Read More »

Making Moves: Busy week of 2 trades, 8 signings, 4 releases, 1 outfield exchange, 1 promotion

The Dodgers acquired Marlins righty Ricky Nolasco and international bonus pool money in exchange for Steven Ames, Josh Wall, Angel Sanchez, and cash. Chad had this to say about it: After an extended rumored pursuit of the right-handed starter, the Dodgers landed Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins in a trade for prospects RHP Steven Ames, RHP Josh Wall, and RHP ... Read More »

Dodgers trade Steven Ames, Josh Wall, Angel Sanchez for Ricky Nolasco, international slot money

After an extended rumored pursuit of the right-handed starter, the Dodgers landed Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins in a trade for prospects RHP Steven Ames, RHP Josh Wall, and RHP Angel Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (confirmed by MLB). The Dodgers are paying Nolasco’s salary, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. International slot money is also ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Tirado, Padilla, Trillo, Schuller internationally + draft picks Flamion, Harris, DeLeon

The international signing period began on July 2, and the Dodgers have inked four players thus far. Those players are 16-year-old SS Lucas Tirado from Dominican Republic, 16-year-old OF Daniel Padilla from Venezuela, 16-year-old RHP Alvaro Trillo from Venezuela, and 17-year-old RHP Sven Schuller from Germany. Out of those four, the biggest name is undoubtedly Tirado, who was inked for ... Read More »

Dodgers finalize trade for Carlos Marmol, staff does think they can fix him

While I was sleeping yesterday (of course), the Dodgers did indeed finalize a trade with the Cubs for right-handed reliever Carlos Marmol, cash, and international bonus pool money for Matt Guerrier. I didn’t write it up immediately because I figured my article on why he might be of interest to the Dodgers was sufficient. Plus, the breakdown of the details ... Read More »

Chase Utley to the Dodgers trade speculation + Ricky Nolasco & Matt Garza updates

Chase Utley is a name being thrown around internally by the Dodgers, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Not much to substantiate it other than his sources, but it feels like this rumor was inevitable. From 2005-09, Utley put up a line of .301/.388/.535/.922. Add plus-plus defense at second base to that equation and you have a potential future ... Read More »

Making Moves: Kemp & SVS return, Cruz & Guerrier exit + 3 signings, 4 releases, 1 loan, 1 trade

Scott Van Slyke was activated from the DL, with Luis Cruz being designated for assignment. Cruz has yet to decide whether he’ll accept the assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers on Friday activated outfielder and first baseman Scott Van Slyke from the disabled list before their game against the Phillies. To make room on the roster, infielder Luis Cruz was ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Crawford’s rehab goes well, Lilly’s not so much + Beckett done for year

Carl Crawford began a rehab assignment in Rancho on Sunday. Crawford will begin his rehab assignment on Sunday with Class-A Rancho Cuamonga after being sidelined since June 1 with a strained right hamstring. Crawford will serve as the designated hitter with the Quakes for two games, then play two games in the outfield, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County ... Read More »