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2015 MLB All-Star Game: AL And NL Complete Rosters Announced

Whereas last year the Los Angeles Dodgers sent Yasiel Puig to the 2014 All-Star Game behind fan voting, they didn't have similar success for the 2015 Midsummer Classic, which is set for July 14 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. However, as was the case last year, the Dodgers' presence is felt by way of pitchers and reserves named to the National League team, which were announced Monday afternoo ...

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MLB Reveals New Format For 2015 Home Run Derby

One event that has become a staple of the Major League All-Star break the past 21 years is the Home Run Derby, which is held the day before the Midsummer game itself. The long ball competition has seen many changes in its 21 year existence, and in 2015 it will once again undergo a makeover -- one year after new adjustments were introduced last year. The previous format gave each hitter 10 outs to work with, ...

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MLB News: FBI Investigating Cardinals For Hacking Information

The St. Louis Cardinals have been a thorn in the Los Angeles Dodgers side, literally and figuratively, in the past few seasons. A Joe Kelly fastball broke Hanley Ramirez's rib in Game 1 of the 2013 NLCS and the pain in his side was enough to calm his hot bat in a series the Cardinals eventually won 4-2. In 2014, Ramirez's rib was fine, but Clayton Kershaw and the Dodger bullpen faltered in the later innings ...

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MLB Video: Oakland A’s Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Makes MLB Debut

While the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Scott Schebler from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday to provide depth in the outfield, the Oakland Athletics, Dodgers' general manager Farhan Zaidi's previous employer, made headlines by calling up ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Nashville. Like Schebler, Venditte made his Major-League debut on his first night up. With the A's facing the Boston Red Sox ...

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NL West News: Padres To Acquire Craig Kimbrel From Braves

It's been an arms race in the NL West this winter between new front offices in Los Angeles and San Diego. The Dodgers and Padres were two of the busiest teams this winter, making moves to improve their teams and even making a deal between the two. New Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been hard at work trying to improve the third place finishing Padres. With one day before the two teams square off on ...

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MLB News: Change Made To Final Day Of Regular Season

Opening Day of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is still two weeks away and the final day of the regular season is several months from now. However, there's been plenty of talk and anticipation for the each club's first regular season game and now game No. 162 has joined the fray. By the time the final day of the regular season rolls around, contenders would have separated themselves from pretenders an ...

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MLB News: Hector Olivera Reportedly Declared A Free Agent By MLB

With the Los Angeles Dodgers weeks into Spring Training, plenty of focus has been on the prospects in camp who have continued to impress when given the opportunity to play. While their success is encouraging for the future of the franchise, the Dodgers may be a few months away from adding to their growing collection of talent. After passing on Yoan Moncada so as not to be penalized during the 2015 internati ...

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MLB News: Francisco Rodriguez Signs Two-Year Deal With Brewers

A familiar face will return to the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen this season. Francisco Rodriguez has spent parts of the past four seasons with the Brewers, but found himself as a free agent without a job as pitchers began reporting to Spring Training. The Los Angeles Dodgers were linked to the right-handed reliever after Kenley Jansen went down with injury, but were never in serious talks to sign him. Rodrigue ...

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MLB News: Matt Kemp Believes Padres Have Best Outfield In Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres made a blockbuster trade this offseason, when the Dodgers sent former All-Star and MVP runner-up Matt Kemp along with Tim Federowicz to their division rival in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two prospects. The Padres were the most-active team this offseason, also completing trades for Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, and Wil Myers from the Tampa Ba ...

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MLB News: Joba Chamberlain Signs One-Year Deal With Tigers

With a new front office and the same deep pockets since Guggenheim took over, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to almost every significant free agent this winter. Though they didn't sign any of the big names that were on the market, the Dodgers made a few signings and some trades to recast the roster. Recently, they had a small need come up with closer Kenley Jansen having surgery and were linked to ...

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MLB News: Dan Haren ‘Ready To Go’ In Spring Training With Marlins

After taking over the Los Angeles Dodgers, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi quickly put their stamp on the roster with a series of moves. As a part of the Dee Gordon trade, pitcher Dan Haren was also sent to the Miami Marlins. Despite expressing a desire to remain in Southern California and considering retirement, Haren made the trip to Florida for Spring Tra ...

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Jamey Wright Signs Minor League Deal With Texas Rangers

After enduring a season with a group of relievers that were far from consistent, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a concerted effort to upgrade the bullpen this offseason. President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman traded for familiar names Joel Peralta and Adam Liberatore, and is high on Chris Hatcher, whom the Dodgers acquired in the seven-player trade with the Miami Marlins. Additionally, Mike Bolsinge ...

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MLB News: Miami Marlins Awarded 2017 All-Star Game

Since taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred has discussed multiple changes he hopes to implement, including shifting to a Super-Bowl like bidding process for the All-Star Game. Manfred's comments came well after the 2015 game was awarded to Cincinnati Reds and 2016 to the San Diego Padres, making 2017 the first year a new process conceivably could be used. However, on Friday Manf ...

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MLB News: Strike Zone Changes May Be Made To Improve Scoring

Despite formally being in office for less than a month, new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has been quick at work. He wrote a letter to the fans outlining some of his goals as commissioner, and proposed changing to a Super-Bowl like bidding process for the MLB All-Star Game. Also expected to change under Manfred's watch are pace-of-play rules in an attempt to accelerate the speed at which ga ...

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