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MLB News: Giants Acquire Mike Leake From Reds For Prospects

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a huge splash on Thursday, finalizing their three-team, 13-player deal that netted them seven players. Looking for pitching help, the team received starting pitchers Mat Latos and Alex Wood, as well as relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan. Bronson Arroyo also came over in the deal, but he's still recovering from Tommy John surgery. Even with the deal being made, the team was lo ...

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MLB News: Detroit Tigers Willing To Field David Price Trade Offers

In the weeks leading up to Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, the market was perceived as one that would favor teams selling -- particularly those with a premier starting pitcher to deal. However, as more teams fell out of postseason contention, additional players were made available and buyers reaped early benefits; see the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals. After it appeared the Philadelphia Phillies ...

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MLB News: Miami Marlins Trade Steve Cishek To St. Louis Cardinals

With the non-waiver trade deadline one week away, the Los Angeles Dodgers' search for pitching is entering the home stretch. As expected, they've been tied to several starting pitchers while their interest in adding a reliever has also been documented. So far this season the Dodgers' bullpen has combined for a 3.63 ERA, which is 19th in the Majors. That likely played a role in the Dodgers' interest in acqui ...

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MLB News: A’s Trade Scott Kazmir To Astros For Prospects

The list of possible starting pitchers has just shortened for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scott Kazmir of the Oakland A's has been traded to the Houston Astros for two minor league prospects. The Dodgers are in search of a starting pitcher to round out their rotation as Carlos Frias has been out since June 30 with a back injury and Brett Anderson may be out with an Achilles' tendon issue. The trade was made of ...

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MLB News: San Diego Padres Reveal Logo For 2016 All-Star Game

Although the 2015 MLB All-Star Game is just over one week old, Major League Baseball has already turned its attention to the 2016 Midsummer Classic, which will be plated at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. Over the weekend MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler officially unveiled the 2016 All-Star Game logo, via the MLB PR official Twitter account: MLB, #Padres & ...

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Rob Manfred Expresses Potential Ideas Focused On Improving MLB

Rob Manfred, who is in his first season as the commissioner of the MLB, has made more than a few changes since the beginning of the season. However, Manfred is not yet done with his changes, stating that replay review could see more changes via Bill Shalkin of the LA Times: Manfred says he expects additional plays to be subject to replay in future, technology upgrades to make reviews faster.— Bill Sha ...

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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

UPDATE (July 13, 2:26 PM): Due to weather conditions, the Home Run Derby is making some slight changes to the Home Run Derby in order to speed it up via Baseball Tonight Twitter: In addition, the clock will no longer stop in the final minute on a HR. An extra 30 seconds can be earned with 2 HR of 425 feet or more.— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) July 13, 2015 One event that has become a staple of ...

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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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