June 30, 2012 |
The Dodgers have finalized an agreement with their first-round draft pick, infielder Corey Seager of Northwest Cabarrus High in Concord, N.C. Seager will receive a bonus of $2.35 million, according to people familiar with the deal who spoke under the condition of anonymity because it isn't expected to be announced until Saturday. Seager was selected with the 18th overall pick, which was designated a slot value of $1.95 million by the commissioner's office. The deadline to sign draft picks is July 13. Seager, 18, is the younger brother of Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager . He was the first position player to be taken with the Dodgers' top pick since first baseman James Loney in 2002.
March 9, 2011 |
The Dodgers built this season's team upon a foundation of starting pitching, but the foundation appears in danger of crumbling before the team breaks camp. Jon Garland is expected to start the season on the disabled list after leaving Wednesday's game because of a strained oblique muscle on his left side. The Dodgers sent him for an MRI examination late Wednesday and plan to announce the results Thursday, but such injuries generally require a month or more of recovery. The Dodgers already have lost Vicente Padilla for at least the first month of the season after surgery to repair a nerve below his right elbow, leaving them with four healthy starters for now. Manager Don Mattingly said the Dodgers would not need a fifth starter until April 12, two weeks into the season.
June 7, 2013 |
For two hours, all Logan White could do was sit in his car in the Thomas Stadium parking lot as a thunderstorm rained down on Johnson City, Tenn. It was the night of Friday, May 17, and the Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting was waiting for a live look at Jacksonville pitcher Chris Anderson, a hard-throwing junior right-hander with three major league-ready pitches and a powerful 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame. Anderson was already White's likely target with the Dodgers' No. 18 overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball amateur draft -- a player who reminds White of power pitchers Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling.
December 8, 2011 |
The Mannywood signs can remain in storage. So can the wigs. Manny Ramirez is not coming back to the Dodgers. General Manager Ned Colletti immediately shot down the far-fetched idea of re-signing Ramirez, who electrified Dodger Stadium upon arriving in 2008 only to leave two years later as a disgraced figure. "I think we're probably past that at this point," Colletti said. Ramirez, who retired last season instead of facing a 100-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy for the second time, has filed for reinstatement.
June 29, 2012 |
Cuban outfield prospect Yasiel Puig is officially a Dodger after finalizing a seven-year, $42-million contract with the club on Friday. Puig, 21, was added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster. The team created room on the roster by moving utilityman Justin Sellers to the 60-day disabled list. Puig was optioned to the Dodgers' rookie-level team in Arizona and placed on the temporary inactive list. Scouting director Logan White describe Puig as a five-tool player with “big-time power.” “He reminds me a lot of Sammy Sosa,” White said.
July 11, 2011 |
The Dodgers are on pace to post consecutive losing seasons for the first time since Frank McCourt bought the team in 2004, but the embattled owner said Monday that he supports General Manager Ned Colletti . The All-Star game festivities were abuzz with rumors that McCourt might soon fire Colletti and replace him with one of the Dodgers' assistant general managers, DeJon Watson or Logan White . However, in a statement, McCourt dismissed...