Tag:Los Angeles Dodgers
Posted on: May 18, 2010 2:42 pm

Report: NL Triple Crown leader Ethier to DL

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is expected to land on the 15-day disabled list, MLB.com is reporting.

Ethier broke his right pinkie during batting practice on Saturday. His finger was placed in a splint on Sunday.

Ethier leads the National League in the Triple Crown categories. The right fielder is tops in batting (.392) and RBI (38) and is tied with Arizona's Kelly Johnson in homers (11).

Posted on: May 3, 2010 2:40 pm

Dodgers look to fix rotation with Padilla out

Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports Dodgers starting pitcher Vicente Padilla is expected to be out until at least June with an irritated nerve in his right forearm.

And with original fifth start Charlie Haeger struggling, Joe Torre is trying to figure out which two starters can fill in.

John Ely, who will get another start Thursday, and Carlos Monasterios, who pitched well in Haeger's place on Saturday are the likely candidates.

Posted on: February 11, 2010 12:39 pm

Dodgers to pass on righty Wang

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com is reporting the Dodgers aren't interested in Chien-Ming Wang after watching him throw on Wednesday. General manager Ned Colletti and assistant Logan White were on hand during a Wang throwing session in Arizona.

Wang, who turns 30 in March, is still not throwing off the mound after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Wang was 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA for the Yankees last season. In 2006, he was 19-6 with a 3.63 ERA and in '07, he was 19-7 with a 3.70 ERA.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers are still in a need of an established fifth starter.

Posted on: February 10, 2010 11:37 am
Edited on: February 11, 2010 12:39 pm

Nats pursuing Wang; Dodgers to witness workout

MLB.com is reporting the Nationals are highly interested in free-agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang. At the team's FanFest on Jan. 31, general manager Mike Rizzo said the team was looking for one more veteran starter.

Wang, who had shoulder surgery in July, went 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA for the Yankees last season before shutting it down for the surgery. In 2006, he was 19-6 with a 3.63 ERA and in '07, the Japanese pitcher was 19-7 with a 3.70 ERA.

The right-hander, 29, will likely begin the season on the disabled list. He is also receiving interest from the Dodgers and Mets.

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reported on his Twitter page Wednesday morning that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and one of the team's top executives plan on watching Wang throw at some point today.

Posted on: January 15, 2010 10:12 am

Kemp and Dodgers nearing a deal

Matt Kemps agent told the Los Angeles Times the Dodgers are nearing an agreement for a two-year contract with the outfielder. 

"The negotiations are going smoothly," said Kemp's agent. "Do I think we can get it done? Yes. Will it get done? Only time will tell."

Based on his statistics from last season, Kemp could draw a 2010 salary of around $4 million if he goes through the arbitration process. The 25-year-old center fielder batted .297 with 26 home runs and 101 runs batted in, and won Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards.

Kemp's agent anticipated that the signing would likely happen before Tuesday, the day arbitration figures are exchanged.

Posted on: January 7, 2010 12:52 pm

Noah Lowry on the radar

The LA Times reports the Dodgers are among the 14 teams that requested medical records for free agent pitcher Noah Lowry, according to his agent Damon Lapa.

Lowry hasn't pitched in the majors in the last two seasons because of arm problems that first appeared in the summer of 2007. 

Lowry has been throwing for eight or nine weeks and is now pitching off a mound. He will work out for interested teams in Arizona later this month, and Lapa said his client wouldn't field any contract offers before then.
Category: MLB
Posted on: December 22, 2009 2:49 pm

Harang deal holdup

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has sources saying the Dodgers' pursuit of Aaron Harang is not dead, despite rumors saying a deal won't happen.

That a trade would send reliever George Sherrill to the Reds but the holdup is the Reds want a prospect of some merit from Los Angeles in addition to Sherrill – especially since Cincinnati is willing to eat nearly $10 million of Harang’s $14 million salary and thus keep the deal a financial wash for the Dodgers

Posted on: December 18, 2009 12:08 pm

Harang Trade in the works?

The Dodgers have started exploring a possible trade with the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Aaron Harang, according to multiple baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks -- as reported by the LA Times .

The Reds are asking for one or two players on the Dodgers' major league roster in return and the Dodgers would want the Reds to pay for a portion of the $15 million Harang would be guaranteed if he is traded.

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