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Yasiel Puig Ranked In Top 10 Center Fielders By MLB Network

With his speed, range, and cannon of an arm, Yasiel Puig very much has the makeup of a Major-League center fielder. However, his overall inexperience, susceptibility to taking bad routes and mental miscues have resulted in Puig making his home in right field. However, that changed last season as the Los Angeles Dodgers were searching for an answer in center field, which led to manager Don Mattingly calling ...

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ESPN’s Buster Olney Ranks Dodgers Infield Among Top 10

After the departure of Hanley Ramirez and the trading of Dee Gordon, it was expected that the Los Angeles Dodgers would have some issues in the infield. Andrew Friedman and the front office took no time to replace the two, as they made two separate deals that brought in veterans Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick. Both are former All-Stars that bring both offense and defense to Los Angeles. The duo improved t ...

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Bradley University Names School Of Communication After Charley Steiner

As a Bradley University graduate, Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Charley Steiner was recognized on Thursday as the university announced it named its sports communication program in honor Steiner. Steiner graduated from Bradley in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in speech/theater and he was inducted into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Steiner reflected on the honor and spoke of the ...

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Don Mattingly Says Hanley Ramirez Didn’t Respond During 2014 Season

The Los Angeles Dodgers' first step towards remaking the roster that won 94 games and a second-straight NL West title was walking away from Hanley Ramirez after the oft-injured shortstop turned down a qualifying offer. Although the Dodgers reportedly were open to re-signing Ramirez, the likelihood of him returning to Los Angeles in 2015 and beyond greatly diminished when he rejected the one-year offer. As s ...

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Dodgers Settle With Jansen And Turner, Avoid Arbitration

On a day when salary figures are to be exchanged between players who filed for arbitration and their respective teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers reached agreements with all four of their players who filed. News of Chris Heisey agreeing to terms leaked Thursday and the Dodgers confirmed it Friday morning. Shortly after, it was reported Juan Nicasio and the Dodgers settled on a $2.3 million salary for 2015, and ...

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Dodgers And Juan Nicasio Avoid Arbitration, Agree To One-Year Deal

After signing A.J. Ellis to a one-year contract, the Los Angeles Dodgers had four players -- Chris Heisey, Kenley Jansen, Juan Nicasio and Justin Turner -- file for arbitration on Tuesday. Since that point, the Dodgers avoided arbitration with Heisey and the list grew to included Nicasio. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Nicasio and the Dodgers agreed on a $2.3 million salary for 2015: juan nicasio se ...

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SportsNet LA Distribution Faces Hurdles With Pending Mergers

The Los Angeles Dodgers partnership with Time Warner Cable to launch SportsNet LA ahead of the 2014 season was a grandiose concept that unfortunately never quite gained traction. TWC's attempts to negotiate with other cable providers were unsuccessful, leaving fans in the dark. Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said at the Winter Meetings he expects a resolution by Opening Day of the 2015 season, howeve ...

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Dodgers Settle On One-Year Deal With Chris Heisey

UPDATE (Jan. 16, 9:05 a.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced they signed Chris Heisey to a one-year contract on Friday: Today, the Dodgers agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Chris Heisey, avoiding arbitration.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 16, 2015 It's the time of year to settle final salaries and the Los Angeles Dodgers have a few players they are dealing with, l ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Says He’s Comfortable With Rotation

As the Los Angeles Dodgers have learned in recent years, you can never have too much pitching. In 2013, the team had eight starting pitchers in Spring Training and still had to reach into the minors and make a trade for another starter during the season. Last year, the Dodgers saw Josh Beckett and Paul Maholm go down with season-ending injuries, causing them to make deals for Roberto Hernandez and Kevin Cor ...

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Bud Selig Says Dodgers Are Deserving Of An All-Star Game

It's been a long time since the Los Angeles Dodgers have hosted a World Series game, but it's been an even longer time since they have hosted an All-Star game. The news on Thursday morning was the announcement that the 2016 All-Star game and festivities will be held in San Diego at Petco Park. Dodger Stadium last held an All-Star game in 1980. While the stadium has seen renovations over the past several yea ...

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