Tag Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers sign Alberto Estrella for $600,000, inch closer to international bonus pool limit

The Dodgers continue to be aggressive in the international market, inking shortstop Alberto Estrella out of the Dominican Republic for $600,000, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Estrella, a 16-year-old who has played in the International Prospect League, stands out for his size (6-foot-4, 195 pounds) and righthanded power potential. Estrella, who has spent time at shortstop, might be ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft signings: Team inks Villegas & Scott to bring total up to 28 out of 40

The Dodgers ended up signing 28 of their 40 picks by last Friday at 5 PM ET, which was the deadline to sign 2013 MLB Draft selections. The two signees that came closest to the deadline were RHP Michael Villegas (23) and C Ryan Scott (30). Neither announcements came with signing bonus information. Those two rounded out a Dodgers draft ... Read More »

Making Moves: Lilly moves to pen, Skip suspended, DL moves + 2 promoted, 1 demoted, 1 cut

Ted Lilly, though he would prefer to start, asked to be moved to the pen as he attempts to return from injury. Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever. “Ideally, I’d like to be a starter and be effective in that ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp returns soon, Puig banged up, Crawford hobbled, Fife’s shoulder again

Matt Kemp is injured and on the disabled list yet again, as he’s suffering from irritation in the AC joint of his re-built left shoulder. Matt Kemp’s lost season took another bad turn on Monday, as the Dodgers center fielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder AC joint inflammation. The move is retroactive to Saturday, one ... Read More »

On Yasiel Puig & Luis Gonzalez, being a teammate, loving fans, and sucking up to the media

The national media built Yasiel Puig up into an overnight sensation, and as with most things that get hyped to high heaven in America, the next phase was tearing him down. Suffice to say, that phase is currently underway. Both the good and bad narratives are created for a reason: money. Excitement leads to constant page views and eyes glued ... Read More »

Miguel Montero, an adult human professional athlete, concern trolls Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers

Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero — allegedly an adult — has took the time out of his superstar life to criticize Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers. Miguel Montero just lit up Yasiel Puig: "if he's my teammate probably trying to help him not be hated in the major leagues." — scott bordow (@sbordow) July 10, 2013 Montero, part II on Puig: ... Read More »

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 »