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Dodgers Bullpen Coming Up Big During Kershaw Injury

Kenta Maeda was the first starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers to pitch during the seventh inning since June 20, when injured ace Clayton Kershaw last pitched into the seventh inning. That statistic is a great example of how important Kershaw is to the entire pitching rotation. It speaks volumes as well to how much the bullpen for the Dodgers has stepped up during his absence and helped the Dodgers to an 8-3 record since the star pitcher when on the disabled listed at the end of June. The bullpen has been ready every time the call has come,... 
 

Clayton Kershaw Injury Puts Dodgers Season in Doubt

The Los Angeles Dodgers have over $70 million tied up in their starting pitchers that cannot even pitch due to injury. The list was half that or about $36 million until the Dodgers announced that star pitcher Clayton Kershaw was being added on Thursday to the disabled list. Prior to Kershaw getting hurt, the Dodgers rotation did not have anyone behind him, now the rotation does not have anyone period. Kershaw’s injured back will keep him off the mound for a minimum of 15 days. However, Dodgers officials have been mum when it comes to how long... 
 

Trayce Thompson and Julio Urias Earn Time in Dodgers Lineup

The most recent chapter of the youth movement at Chavez Ravine came with a slight twist, as one of the players who is more established on the Los Angeles Dodgers helped set the stage for the youngsters. Justin Turner thus far has not been a disruptive force of the past, due in part to knee surgery during the offseason, but his three-run shot helped pitcher Julio Urias get comfortable in his first start at home and set the stage for more late inning heroics by Trayce Thompson. Urias attracted many of the 40,000 or more spectators who came to the... 
 

Dodgers to Debut Top Pitching Prospect Julio Urias

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won four straight games but cannot edge closer to the first place San Francisco Giants as the Giants have won 5 straight and 9 of 10. On Friday night, the Dodgers open a series against the New York Mets and are expected to have rookie pitcher Julio Urias on the mound making his debut in the major leagues. This is quite a spot for the southpaw, to debut in the Big Apple in front of the raucous Mets crowd. It is expected the club will purchase the contract of Urias, who is just 19, and add him to both their 25-man active... 
 

Clayton Kershaw Is Even Better Than Most Think He Is

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has won the National League Cy Young Award three of the last five seasons. He has not finished lower than third in the award’s voting since the 2010 season. At 28, he might actually be pitching his best-ever season and cementing his name as one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the sport. In Kershaw’s past six starts he has struck out at least 10 batters and walked just one or fewer, which is the longest streak of that kind in 116 years dating back to 1900. Just four other pitchers this season... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Power Returns in Tampa Bay

The 2016 Major League Baseball season is just a month old. However, already the National League West favorite Los Angeles Dodgers were mired in an offensive slump until Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers are currently in second place in the NL West at 14-13 a half game back of the 15-13 San Francisco Giants. Over their past 10 games played the Dodgers are 4-6, while the Giants have won 7 of their past 10. If Tuesday was any sign, then the Dodgers could be breaking out of their slump. Trayce Thompson the brother of Golden State... 
 

Dogders Deal Prospects for Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman

The Los Angeles Dodgers started off the 2015 Winter Meetings with a splash, acquiring left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for two prospects. FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal on Sunday reported the Dodgers were “making progress” on the trade.  The deal, which is pending Chapman’s passing a medical examination Reds president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty said last month that he hoped to move the hard-throwing left-hander before this week’s winter meetings in Nashville, Tennessee. “We... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Flexing Offensive Muscle

Despite several injuries to the pitching staff, the Los Angeles Dodgers own a 21-10 record, the second best mark in baseball behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodger offense has carried them, as the club is showcasing the embarrassment of riches they have accumulated. Even with Yasiel Puig sidelined with a hamstring injury, the Dodger bats haven’t missed a beat. As a group, the Dodgers boast a .363/.348/.479 slash line. They lead baseball in on-base percentage and slugging percentage, and their 127 wRC+ is also tops in baseball. Though... 
 

Los Angeles Dodgers Own Baseball’s Best Rotation

The Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office this offseason, adding Andrew Friedman from the Tampa Bay Rays and Farhan Zaidi from the Oakland Athletics. From there they proceeded to make several trades which reshaped their roster. Los Angeles goes into the 2015 season as the presumptive favorites in the National League West. The Dodgers pitching staff is the best in baseball. Clayton Kershaw, the reigning NL MVP, frontlines the rotation. Kershaw is still just 26 years old, though he’s been the best hurler in baseball for several... 
 

Dodgers Trade for Howie Kendrick, Sign Brandon McCarthy

The Los Angeles Dodgers added Howie Kendrick via trade with the Los Angeles Angels and signed free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy to  a four year deal worth $48 million. Earlier Wednesday night the Dodgers completed a blockbuster deal with the Miami Marlins that allowed them to add pitching prospect Andrew Heaney. They then shipped Heaney to the Marlins in exchange for Kendrick. Swapping out Dee Gordon for Howie Kendrick gives the Dodgers a substantial upgrade at the second base position, at least for 2015. The 31 year-old Kendrick is in... 
 

Padres Acquire Matt Kemp from Dodgers

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. As part of the deal, the Dodgers will eat $30 million of the $107 million remaining on Kemp’s contract, which runs through 2019. Catcher Tim Federowicz will accompany Kemp to San Diego while catcher Yasmani Grandal, righty Joe Wieland and pitching prospect Zach Eflin will go to Los Angeles. This is the latest in a flurry of activity for the Dodgers, who completed a six player trade with the Miami Marlins, have a deal... 
 

Dodgers Ship Dee Gordon to Marlins in Six Player Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins have agreed to a six player trade reports Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Dee Gordon and Dan Haren will go to the Marlins while left-hander Andrew Heaney, second baseman Enrique Hernandez, reliever Chris Hatcher and catching prospect Austin Barnes are on their way to Los Angeles. Gordon, the Dodgers second baseman and a 2014 All-Star and Heaney, a 23 year-old hurler who was picked 9th overall in 2012, are the main pieces in the deal. Earlier this offseason Haren, who exercised his $10 million player... 
 

Phillies Start Restructure by Dealing Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers

Questions have lingered about the Philadelphia Phillies’ off-season plans. Will they unload veterans and rebuild or keep their prominent names and make one final run at a Natioanl League East title with the current group? Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro delivered an answer Wednesday afternoon when he traded shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 36-year-old Rollins has spent his entire 15-year Major League career in Philadelphia. A second round pick out of an Oakland area high school in 1996, Rollins made his big league... 
 

MLB Free Agent Profile: Hanley Ramirez

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be heavily sought after this offseason. Though he’s been injury-prone, Ramirez has been a very productive player while on the field. He’ll turn 31 in December and may not be best suited for shortstop anymore, but Ramirez has expressed a willingness to play third base, a position he occupied in 2012. Ramirez burst onto the scene as a 22 year-old with the then Florida Marlins in 2006. He quickly established himself as one of the top players in baseball. In his first four major league... 
 

Clayton Kershaw, Adam Wainwright will Square off in Game 1

Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright will face each other in Game One of the National League Division Series as the Los Angeles Dodgers host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers ace led the National League and all of baseball with a 1.77 ERA, while Wainwright’s 2.38 mark ranked third in the NL. The 26 year-old Kershaw captured his third consecutive ERA title, and will almost certainly win yet another Cy Young award. Despite battling arm soreness and missing his primary catcher, Yadier Molina for a good chunk of the season, the 33 year-old... 
 
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