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Dodgers News: Kiké Hernandez Signs New Deal, Blake Snell’s World Series Diss, Justin Turner’s Contract Demands, and More!

All of the news surrounding your Los Angeles Dodgers this week.



Dodgers fans hoping for some action in the free-agent market finally got to see a glimpse of life this week. As we close in on the Spring Training start date, players have finally started to agree to terms with teams. Those signings have set the market into motion rapidy. Let’s dive into some of the news from around the team this week. 

The Dodgers are going to have to get things done around the diamond without Kiké Hernandez moving forward. The super-utilityman signed a 2-year deal with the Boston Red Sox and will likely get the chance to be a full-time infielder. Hernandez signed his deal for $14 million, the going annual average rate for a player of his talents. 

Dodgers: Kiké Herandez Signs Multi-Year Deal With the Boston Red Sox

Dodgers fans weren’t thrilled with Padres pitcher Blake Snell this week when he seemed to take a shot at Los Angeles. Snell said on a podcast that the Rays handed LA the World Series and that Tampa Bay would have won if not for him being pulled in Game 6. Sure, Blake. 

Dodgers: Blake Snell Says the Rays Handed the World Series to Los Angeles

Getting back to the free-agent market, JustinTurner continues to be one of the main targets for Los Angeles. Up until now, the main barrier between the two sides was thought to have been the 4-year deal desired by JT. That might not be accurate though, as David Vassegh argues it may be much more complicated, 

Dodgers: Justin Turner’s 4-Year Contract Demand May Not Be What It Seems

Speaking of Justin Turner, there are concerns that a team willing to spend money will swoop in. One of those teams could be the Mets, who Jerry Hairston Jr worries could be the team to steal him away from Los Angeles. 

Dodgers: Jerry Hairston Jr Worries the Mets Will Swoop in on Justin Turner

The Dodgers also had to say goodbye to Alex Wood this week as he heads up north. The veteran LHP signed a 1-year deal to go pitch for the Giants, and will likely get the chance at a rotation spot. 

Dodgers: Alex Wood Says Goodbye to Los Angeles

Trevor Bauer is a name that will likely be available all the way up to Spring Training, so don’t expect to stop hearing about him. The latest odds have Los Angeles as the most likely landing destination, though there are reasons to believe otherwise. 

Dodgers: Latest Odds Have Los Angeles As Trevor Bauer’s Most Likely Landing Spot

And finally, the latest update from Cody Bellinger could very well be a problem heading into 2021. The All-Star centerfielder had surgery on his shoulder to repair an issue with dislocation and has yet to swing a bat. There has been no indication that he is behind in his recovery, but there were already tweaks in his swing that he needed to work on. 

Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Has Not Been Able to Work on His Swing

All of that news and so much more on your Los Angeles Dodgers. Be sure to stay with us all offseason long as we keep you up-to-date on the latest rumors, hot stove updates, and pending transactions for your favorite team.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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