November 30, 2012 |
The Dodgers met with Zack Greinke this week, according to a person familiar with the situation who wasn't authorized to comment on the matter. Greinke is the top starting pitcher on the free-agent market and is expected to sign a nine-figure contract, something the Dodgers have the wherewithal to offer him. The Dodgers are also interested in Anibal Sanchez. If the Dodgers fail to sign Greinke or Sanchez, they could turn their attention to the likes of Kyle Lohse or Ryan Dempster.
September 7, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers recalled Alex Castellanos from triple-A Albuquerque for the opening game of their make-or-break three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. A 26-year-old infielder/outfielder, Castellanos will be on the major league roster for the third time this season. In his 12 previous games with the Dodgers, he hit .136 (three for 22) with a triple and two runs batted in. Castellanos batted .328 with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs in 94 games with Albuquerque.
February 8, 2014 |
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers appear to be close to a deal with veteran left-hander Paul Maholm. [UPDATED, 4:06 p.m.: The Dodgers announced they have signed Maholm to a one-year, major-league contract. ] Maholm was among the Dodgers pitchers and catchers to undergo physical examinations Saturday at the team's spring training complex. Maholm declined to speak to reporters and the Dodgers wouldn't confirm they have a deal with him. The contract figures to be a minor-league deal.
February 20, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Showers forced the Dodgers to practice indoors Wednesday. Instead of taking live batting practice on the rain-soaked field, hitters took their swings in the covered batting cages. The pitchers who were scheduled to throw, including Chad Billingsley and Chris Capuano, threw as scheduled. Some other notes: The first major injury of the spring was sustained by Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck, who is believed to have torn his hamstring trying to leg out a triple in an employee softball game.
September 2, 2012 |
It's been an interesting season for outfielder Bobby Abreu. He's gone from would-be everyday starter for the Angels, to being released, to signing as a reserve with the Dodgers, to playing almost every game, to being designated for assignment, to agreeing to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers. Now add a trip back to the Dodgers as a left-handed pinch-hitter. The Dodgers called him up prior to Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks. In a procedural move to make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers first called up right-hander Chris Withrow from double-A Chattanooga and placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a strained abdominal muscle.
August 29, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: vs. Philadelphia Friday through Sunday: vs. San Francisco Will he or won't he? The final mystery surrounding the Dodgers' season is whether Joe Torre will return to manage next year. Torre, whose place in the Hall of Fame is secure but whose contract isn't, has said he isn't retiring and promised to reveal his plans once the Dodgers are eliminated from playoff contention — which shouldn't take long given that the team's next nine games are against contending teams that entered the weekend at least 13 games over .500.
August 31, 2013 |
The Dodgers acquired Michael Young on Saturday, trading for the veteran infielder minutes before the deadline for postseason eligibility. The deal was being finalized late Saturday night, according to a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. Young, 36, could be in line to replace or complement Juan Uribe as the Dodgers' third baseman. Young batted .272 for the Philadelphia Phillies, with eight home runs in 125 games. Uribe is batting .271, with seven home runs in 110 games, and is considered a superior defender.
May 6, 2012 |
Yeah, right, there's an outcome you'd best not tie your little playoff hopes to. The one thing Ronald Belisario has been the past two years is completely unreliable. He'll always have 2009, when he was an absolute stud (2.04 ERA, .201 opponent batting average), but since then he's been all over the map, though largely in his native Venezuela. There was a DUI arrest and visa problems, a trip to the restricted list for substance-abuse treatment , a positive cocaine test and more visa problems, and a 25-game suspension to start the season.