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Dodgers News: Brandon Beachy Accepts Triple-A Assignment

Coming into the season the Los Angeles Dodgers front office set out to improve the depth of the pitching staff. One of the signings included Brandon Beachy, who was recovering from a second Tommy John surgery. It was deemed possible Beachy wouldn't be ready to pitch until after the All-Star break, though he took the mound prior to that. However, subpar results led to him being optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma ...

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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Named July NL Pitcher Of The Month

After a dominant month of July, Los Angeles Dodgers ace and reigning National League MVP Clayton Kershaw was named the NL Pitcher of the Month for July. It marks the fourth time in the last five years he has received the honor. Kershaw began the month by allowing one run over seven innings against the New York Mets on July 3 at Dodger Stadium. He walked away without a decision in a game the Dodgers lost and ...

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Dodgers News: Jim Johnson Confident In Role He Can Fill With Luis Avilan

The Los Angeles Dodgers front office addressed the team's needs at the trade deadline, picking up two starting pitchers in Mat Latos and Alex Wood, and two veteran bullpen pieces in Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan. While Dodgers did not add a third ace in Cole Hamels or David Price, the four pitchers brought in figure to nonetheless make a positive impact. Particularly Johnson, who has 133 saves over his career ...

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Dodgers News: Mat Latos And Alex Wood Targeted For Different Reasons

The Los Angeles Dodgers front office led by president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi made a complex three-team, 13-player deal ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline that landed the Dodgers four Major League pitchers (two starters, two relievers) and one of the best middle infield prospect in baseball in Jose Peraza. In the trade the Dodgers acquired starter Mat Lato ...

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Dodgers Place Mat Latos On Active Roster, Option Yimi Garcia To Triple-A

Needing to clear room on the active roster for Sunday's starter Mat Latos, the Los Angeles Dodgers optioned relief pitcher Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Garcia opened the season with the Dodgers and was sent down to the Minors on July 8. Garcia then returned July 26 and appeared in six games, including one start in a bullpen game. On the season the right-hander has made 41 appearances, posting a 3. ...

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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Worked Off Rust En Route To Blanking Angels

Coming off hip soreness that resulted in two scratched starts over a three-day span and thus going eight days between starts, Clayton Kershaw had to work off some rust on Saturday, the second game of the Freeway Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. "He seemed a little bit rusty, early, honestly command-wise," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of his ace. "It’s been like ...

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Dodgers News: Andrew Heaney Uses Expletive To Sum Up Facing Clayton Kershaw

With Clayton Kershaw on the mound and Mike Trout in the lineup, Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim marked the first time in Major League Baseball history reigning MVPs went head-to-head. It turned out to be a rather one-sided affair as Kershaw struck out seven and scattered two hits over eight shutout frames, extending his scoreless streak to 37 consecutive inn ...

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Dodgers News: Former Braves Surprised And Happy With Trade

The former Atlanta Braves and newest Los Angeles Dodgers were at Dodger Stadium on Friday for the first time as a member of the Dodgers. Relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan, and starting pitcher Alex Wood all came to the NL West leaders in a three-team, 13-player deal between the Dodgers, Braves and Miami Marlins. Starting pitcher Mat Latos arrived on Saturday afternoon and will pitch on Sunday. The forme ...

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Dodgers News: Andrew Friedman Speaks Highly Of Brandon Beachy

The Los Angeles Dodgers did not acquire any of the aces they were linked to in the days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, but they certainly didn't go quietly into the night. They were part of the largest deal completed this year, a three-team, 13-player trade that involved the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. With the acquisition of the players from the Braves and Marlins, the Dodgers were requ ...

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Dodgers News: Business As Usual For Zack Greinke Against Angels

After having his scoreless innings streak snapped by the New York Mets at Citi Field, Zack Greinke said he felt a sense of relief given he no longer would need to answer questions on his bid at history. Back on the mound for the first time since his comments, Greinke dazzled once again despite not being the probable starter when the day began. That instead was Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched for the seco ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Explains Joc Pederson’s Lack Of Stolen Bases

When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, they had a sense of who his replacement would be. That honor, or pressure, of course fell on the shoulders of 23-year-old Joc Pederson. Pederson had done extremely well in Triple-A Albuquerque in 2014, blasting 33 home runs and stealing 30 bases to become the first player to post a 30-30 season in the Pacific Coast League in 80 years. Pe ...

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Dodgers News: Concern Over Hector Olivera’s Position Lent To Trade

In looking to continue with some of their success in the international free agent market, the Los Angeles Dodgers officially signed Cuban native Hector Olivera to a six-year, $62.5 million contract in mid-May. Just as Los Angeles did in the bidding for Yasiel Puig, they blew away the competition in offers submitted for the 30-year-old infielder. Of the $62-million contract, $28 million was in the form of a ...

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Dodgers Place Turner On DL; Add Avilan, Johnson And Wood To Active Roster

The Los Angeles Dodgers did some expected roster maintenance Friday by optioning Mike Bolsinger and Zach Lee to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and adding newly-acquired Luis Avilan, Jim Johnson and Alex Wood to the active roster. Additionally, Justin Turner was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27, with a right thigh skin infection. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday the decision to pl ...

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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Scratched From Start Against Angels

Plenty of news involving the Los Angeles Dodgers in recent days has been centered on their 13-player trade with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins, and their continued pursuit for more pitching as the non-waiver trade deadline came and went. Aside from that, the Dodgers are also dealing with a troublesome hip that's affecting Clayton Kershaw. He was scratched from his midweek start against the Oakland Ath ...

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