Tag Archives: Ben Badler

Dodgers sign Michael Medina & Carlos Aquino + video

The Dodgers have signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Michael Medina and Dominican shortstop Carlos Aquino, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America & Roberto Baly of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy, respectively. Medina was signed for $275,000, whereas Aquino agreed for $75,000. Medina, who is from Santo Domingo and trained with Amauris Nina, is 6-foot-2, 185 pounds and played in the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Dodgers Sign Ariel Sandoval, Ink 6 To Minor Deals, Release 12

The Dodgers have signed Dominican outfielder Ariel Sandoval for $150,000, according to Baseball America‘s Ben Badler. The scouting report on Sandoval is promising: Sandoval is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds and impressed the Dodgers with his potential to hit for both average and power from the right side of the plate. He’s an above-average runner who should begin his career in center ... Read More »

Dodger prospects Dominguez, Ynoa, Martin, Smith draw interest as potential Rule 5 draftees

Dodger prospects could be surprisingly active come Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, as there are two prospects drawing significant interest and two who might be plucked. —– Ben Badler of Baseball America has tweeted on more than one occasion in the last week that Jose Dominguez is seen as a potential Rule 5 draftee. Additionally, John Manuel wrote about him on ... Read More »

Dodgers Sign 16-Year-Old Mexican LHP Julio Urias + Video

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The Dodgers have secured the rights to 16-year-old Mexican left-handed pitcher Julio Urias, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Some scouts considered Urias, whose rights were transferred from Mexico City of the Mexican League, to be one of the better pitching prospects on the market. He has touched 92 mph and shown good feel for pitching for his age. ... Read More »

Dodgers sign Cristian Gomez, Lenix Osuna, Victor Gonzalez, William Soto, and Julian Leon

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While the Dodgers didn’t haul in any big names, in line with what was previously speculated, they did ink five players. Ben Badler of Baseball America reported that the Dodgers signed 16-year-old shortstop Cristian Gomez out of the Dominican Republic. Gomez, 16, is 5-foot-10, 180 pounds and stands out in the field with soft hands, good range and an average ... Read More »

Nobody Understands Why The Dodgers Gave Yasiel Puig So Much Money

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If the initial reaction to the Dodgers giving Yasiel Puig the contract they did wasn’t pessimistic enough to make you feel the same, then Ben Badler‘s compilation of reactions from around baseball might send you down that road. The Dodgers appear to have made a statement with an expensive Cuban signing, but the message they sent across baseball has mostly ... Read More »