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August 25, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez and Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have completed a blockbuster trade in which four-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez lands in Los Angeles, the latest example of the Dodgers' new ownership group investing heavily in a win-now approach. Even though the possibility had been hinted at in recent days -- and was all but finished by game time Friday night -- the acquisition by the Dodgers of the Red Sox first baseman was a stunning development. The deal: The Dodgers acquired Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, injured outfielder Carl Crawford and utilityman Nick Punto in exchange for first baseman James Loney and four  prospects.
August 24, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
The wheels appear to be turning on a blockbuster deal between the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox involving All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodgers have demoted hard-throwing right-hander Rubby De La Rosa in the latest move involving a player said to be a potential piece in the deal. De La Rosa was placed on waivers by the Dodgers, but pulled back after he was claimed by a team. He now could end up as a "player to be named later" in a trade with the Red Sox for Gonzalez.
March 27, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Jamey Wright was officially added to the 40-man roster on Tuesday, clearing the way for him to make the Dodgers' opening-day roster as a reliever. The Dodgers cleared a place for him on the 40-man roster by moving Blake Hawksworth to the 60-day disabled list. Wright, who came into camp on a minor-league contract, said the previous day that General Manager Ned Colletti told him he would make the opening-day roster. He will draw a base salary of $900,000. Wright can earn an additional $500,000 in incentives: $62,500 for 40 games pitched, $62,500 for 45 games pitched, $75,000 for 50 games pitched, $100,000 for 55 games pitched, $100,000 for 60 games pitched and $100,000 for 65 games pitched.
March 13, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
First baseman James Loney and relief pitcher Matt Guerrier were not scheduled to work out Tuesday due to minor injuries, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. Loney had tightness in one of his calf muscles and the Dodgers decided to "hold him out today and see what it looks like tomorrow," Mattingly said. "He's not going to play today. " The Dodgers were set to host the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch. Mattingly replaced Loney with Jerry Sands at first base, and Scott Van Slyke was penciled into the lineup in left field in place of Sands.
March 23, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Joe Torre got his old job back Friday. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig restored Torre as executive vice president of baseball operations, the position Torre vacated Jan. 4 to join Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso in bidding for the Dodgers. Caruso and Torre withdrew from the bidding last month, citing Frank McCourt's refusal to sell the Dodger Stadium parking lots along with the team. The five remaining bidders all want McCourt to sell the parking lots too, but final bids have not been submitted and negotiations have not taken place.
June 1, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Nolan Ryan set foot in Angel Stadium on Friday for the first time in 19 years. The Texas Rangers President and CEO was on hand to receive a specially designed ring commemorating his membership in the Angels' Hall of Fame and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers-Angels game. The Hall of Fame pitcher who threw four of his seven no-hitters for the Angels has vivid memories of the last time he was on the Angel Stadium mound, on Sept. 17, 1993. Ryan was a 46-year-old right-hander pitching for the Rangers, and in the second-to-last start of his distinguished 27-year career, he allowed one unearned run and four hits, struck out five and walked none in seven innings of a 2-1 loss to the Angels.
June 3, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
  The big comeback fell short, dramatics slipping away just as they teased with an appearance. The Dodgers were going very quietly against Alex White, a right-hander they drafted in the 14th round in 2006 but were unable to sign. He went first to the Indians the next year, and then was sent to the Rockies for Ubaldo Jimenez last summer. White entered Sunday's game in Denver an unimpressive 1-3 with a 6.26 earned-run average, and then started blanking the Dodgers through six innings while the Rockies took a 3-0 lead against Nathan Eovaldi.
June 1, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
DENVER -- An MRI exam Ted Lilly underwent on Friday didn't reveal any previously unknown damage to his left shoulder. “At this time, we're not looking at surgery,” Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone said. “We're looking at conservative treatment.” The MRI exam showed Lilly had inflammation in the back part of the shoulder. “It showed nothing new, which is lovely,” Falsone said. Falsone couldn't set a timetable for Lilly's return. Lilly was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday.
March 27, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Their bullpen seemingly settled with the addition of Jamey Wright, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly decided to go all in with his relief staff Tuesday against the Padres. Nine innings begot nine different relievers, which as it turned out, was at least one too many. Of course, by the time they had gotten around to the ninth, the Dodgers were deep into their minor league relief corps. The Dodgers carried a 5-4 lead into the ninth and asked right-hander Francisco Felix to close it. Felix, who last year pitched at triple-A Albuquerque (5.99 ERA)
January 18, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Harmony. Gee, the Dodgers really love you.... Those arbitration cases can get so messy. A club having to argue against its own player. Best to be avoided. Best to be done with as soon as possible. Which is what the Dodgers did yet again Friday, coming to terms with their only two arbitration-eligible players, catcher A.J. Ellis and reliever Ronald Belisario. Both were what are called “super twos,” players with two years and at least 139 days of major-league service. The Dodgers agreed to one-year deals with both, Ellis signing for $2 million and Belisario for $1.45 million.
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