Tag Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

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 »

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 »