May 23, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: Cubs at Chicago Friday through Sunday: Rockies at Denver The Dodgers don't have a proven ace, but the Chicago Cubs do, and that's a problem for both teams. As the Dodgers push Clayton Kershaw to the front of a thin rotation — in a year in which he might have been a college senior — the Cubs are about to put Carlos Zambrano back in their rotation. In 2007, with Zambrano on his way to finishing fifth in the Cy Young Award voting for the third time in four years, the Cubs signed him to a $92-million extension.
July 4, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: vs. Florida Marlins Thursday through Sunday: vs. Chicago Cubs No sooner had the Baltimore Orioles talked to Bobby Valentine about their managerial vacancy than the Florida Marlins fired their manager, Fredi Gonzalez . Valentine told the Orioles to move on without him, and he reportedly told friends he expected to sign a four-year deal with the Marlins. It never happened, and Valentine told ESPN last week the process was "very disturbing, confusing and … insulting at times."
April 30, 2012 |
Frank McCourt will remain the owner of the Dodgers for at least one more night. The sale of the team was expected to close Monday. However, the hope is that the deal can close on Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the sale process. McCourt has agreed to sell the Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion to Guggenheim Baseball, a group fronted by Magic Johnson and incoming team President Stan Kasten. The deal is financed by Chicago-based Guggenheim Financial, and that company's chief executive, Mark Walter, is in line to become the Dodgers' new controlling owner.
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.
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.
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 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.
June 26, 2013 |
As the Dodgers' streak continued Wednesday night, Clayton Kershaw's came to an end. A sweep-sealing, 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium was not only the Dodgers' fifth consecutive win, but also marked Kershaw's first triumph in more than a month. The change in Kershaw's fortune was a direct result of a change in the Dodgers' offense, which appears transformed by the resurgence of Hanley Ramirez. Even with Manager Don Mattingly taking the precaution of resting the recently activated Matt Kemp, the Dodgers pounded out 12 hits and scored three runs in the sixth inning to reverse a 2-1 deficit.