Should the Dodgers acquire Ricky Nolasco? Matt Garza? + international bonus pool space

The Dodgers are among multiple teams in pursuit of Marlins right-handed starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, according to multiple reports. NL West rivals and the Orioles are named by Fox Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal. Four of the five teams in the West — the Giants, Dodgers, Padres and Rockies — have expressed interest in Nolasco, according to major-league sources. The Orioles, another ... Read More »

Matt Kemp and Paco Rodriguez team up to foil Brandon League’s attempt to blow a 3-run lead

One would think that a three-run lead against a relatively light-hitting, currently struggling Giants lineup would be enough for just about any reliever, but not so for Brandon League. He gave up two runs in the ninth without recording an out, putting the game at 6-5 with a runner on first for Paco Rodriguez to save. He did just that ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of June 10 & 17 – Buss, Stripling, Garcia, Seager, Farmer, Chigbogu, Rodriguez

There’s no Julio Urias appearance this week, but some other quality prospects made the list, including Ross Stripling. Also, the two of the Dodgers‘ short-season leagues began play last week (Pioneer League and Arizona Rookie League). —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (5-2 & 4-4) Player Of The Week – 6/10 Matt Wallach – C .409/.519/.682/1.201, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp & SVS rehab, but Carl lags behind + Lilly improving

Matt Kemp has gone on a rehab assignment in Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers got some good news as center fielder Matt Kemp will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, the team announced before their second game against the Padres at Petco Park on Friday. Kemp, who hadn’t been able to run at full speed yet ... Read More »

Making Moves: Capuano returns, as does Herrera + 2013 draft signings

Chris Capuano was activated from the disabled list, with Alex Castellanos heading to AAA. The Dodgers activated Chris Capuano from the disabled list in between games on Wednesday’s doubleheader with the Yankees, as the left-hander will start Game 2. To make room, the Dodgers optioned Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque. Some stability at the back of the rotation would be ... Read More »

2013 picks Dixon, Underwood, Trinkwon, Farmer, Navin, Johnson, McDonald, Hennessey, Baune, Fisher, Hooper, Moyer sign

The Dodgers have signed 12 more of their 2013 draftees. That group includes 3B third-rounder Brandon Dixon, RHP fifth-rounder J.D. Underwood, SS/2B seventh-rounder Brandon Trinkwon, C eighth-rounder Kyle Farmer, C 11th-rounder Spencer Navin, LHP 14th-rounder Michael Johnson, 2B 18th-rounder James McDonald, SS 19th-rounder Blake Hennessey, RHP 21st-rounder James Baune, LHP 22nd-rounder Jake Fisher, RHP 25th-rounder Kyle Hooper, and SS 38th-rounder ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Rid of Ramon, A.J. & Hanley back, Kemp rehab, new catcher Towles has surgery

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A.J. Ellis was activated from the disabled list after dealing with an oblique injury. Ramon Hernandez was designated to make room. The Dodgers on Friday activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list, before the start of a three-game weekend series against the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. To make room in the roster, the Dodgers designated Ramon Hernandez ... Read More »

Making Moves: Suspensions, draft signings, and inking the guy accused of mocking Zack Greinke

Suspensions came down from the league following Tuesday’s brawl with the Diamondbacks. Ian Kennedy was suspended 10 games “for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Zack Greinke of the Dodgers in the bottom of the seventh inning, after a warning had already been issued to both Clubs earlier in the game.” Eric Hinske was suspended five games ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft recap & analysis + what others are saying

The Dodgers wrapped up their 2013 MLB Draft a while ago, but reactions are still rolling in. For the most part, pundits seem to agree that the Dodgers went conservative, electing for low-ceiling, low-risk picks. I felt the same way about the team’s selections, so there’s not much to argue back-and-forth with in that regard. ========== Dodgers 2013 Draft Recap ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of May 27 & June 3 – Moore, Reed, Dickson, Urias

All I really care about is Julio Urias, but there were a couple prospects who had solid weeks for their respective Dodgers minor-league teams. With Yasiel Puig having been promoted from Double-A, the Lookouts offense now runs through Joc Pederson. The Dominican Summer League started play this week as well, and some of the bigger international signings should log ample ... Read More »

Rumor Mill: Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Lucas Tirado

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With the emergence of Yasiel Puig — and, to a far less extent, Scott Van Slyke — the rumors surrounding Andre Ethier being dealt have understandably cropped up once again. A couple of teams have called the Dodgers, and apparently he is available, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. Teams are internally starting to discuss Ethier’s availability, while ... Read More »

2013 picks Chris Anderson, Tom Windle, Cody Bellinger, Jacob Rhame, Henry Yates, Adam Law, Thomas Taylor all sign

The Dodgers have already inked seven of their picks from the 2013 MLB Draft. That group includes RHP first-rounder Chris Anderson, LHP second-rounder Tom Windle, 1B fourth-rounder Cody Bellinger, RHP sixth-rounder Jacob Rhame, OF ninth-rounder Henry Yates, 3B 12th-rounder Adam Law, and RHP 26th-rounder Thomas Taylor. The team has a bonus pool of $5,211,700 in 2013. ========== Dodgers 2013 Draft ... Read More »