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  • • Arte Moreno: Angels’ Payroll “Not Going Down” In 2021
    During today’s media event to introduce new general manager Perry Minasian, Angels owner Arte Moreno responded to a question about the club’s 2021 payroll by saying “it’s not going down.”  (J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group was among those to report the news.)  The Angels’ payroll was projected at roughly $179.5MM heading into…...2020
  • • Dodgers Considering Options For Game Seven Starter
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts declined the opportunity to definitively name his game seven starter after tonight’s win, per J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group and others (via Twitter). Tony Gonsolin lines up for the job after stepping in to start game two for Clayton Kershaw. Gonsolin is not the guy the Dodgers would…...2020
  • • Dodgers Plan To Start Walker Buehler In Game 6 Of NLCS
    The Dodgers, down 3-1 to the underdog Braves in the NLCS, are facing elimination heading into Game 5 on Friday. If the Dodgers do force a Game 6, though, they’ll use right-hander Walker Buehler as their starter, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group was among those to report. Los Angeles has already turned…...2020
  • • Dodgers To Start Julio Urias In Game 3 Of NLCS
    The Dodgers plan to start left-hander Julio Urias in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves on Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group was among those to report. Meantime, they’re turning to Tony Gonsolin on Tuesday as a result of Clayton Kershaw’s back spasms. The Dodgers, who finished…...2020
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 7/14/20
    A couple of minor MLB moves… The Dodgers have added infield prospect Kody Hoese to their 60-man player pool, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. The 23-year-old went 25th overall to the Dodgers in the 2019 draft and is now considered one of their top 10 prospects (MLB.com places him seventh in…...2020
  • • Hunter Henry does not anticipate long-term deal before deadline
    Chargers tight end Hunter Henry doesn’t expect to get a long-term deal before Wednesday’s deadline. Henry already has signed the $10.6 million franchise tender. “I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry told Gilbert Manzano of the Southern California News Group on Friday. Henry, 25, has never played all 16 games in [more]...2020
  • • Dodgers Mull Rotation Options
    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has yet to name David Price’s replacement in the rotation, but Tony Gonsolin isn’t likely to claim the spot, writes J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group. Gonsolin certainly put together enough of an effort in 2019 (2.93 ERA/3.86 FIP across 11 appearances, six starts), but according to…...2020
  • • Jimmy Nelson To Undergo Back Surgery
    Dodgers righty Jimmy Nelson is slated to undergo lower back surgery tomorrow, the team announced (h/t J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group, via Twitter). Precise details of the procedure aren’t yet known, but it’s expected to sideline Nelson for all of the 2020 season, per MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick (Twitter link). Nelson had signed…...2020
  • • Clippers had team meeting after embarrassing loss to Grizzlies
    The LA Clippers have some issues to work through right now, and the first step for them appears to be making sure that everyone gets with the program. Clippers big man JaMychal Green revealed Sunday that a team meeting was held after an embarrassing 140-114 loss at home to Memphis the day before. “We had a team meeting and talked to each other,” said Green, per Miriam Swanson of Southern Californi...2020
  • • Angels sign two-time All-Star RHP Julio Teheran to one-year, $9M deal
    After making one of the biggest splashes of the offseason last week with the signing of superstar third baseman Anthony Rendon to a seven-year, $245M contract, the Halos are back at it. The Angels made their second notable rotation pickup of the offseason Thursday, agreeing to sign right-hander Julio Teheran to a one-year, $9M guarantee. Teheran and the previously acquired Dylan Bundy should help ...2019

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  • • Jimmy Nelson To Undergo Back Surgery
    Dodgers righty Jimmy Nelson is slated to undergo lower back surgery tomorrow, the team announced (h/t J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group, via Twitter). Precise details of the procedure aren’t yet known, but it’s expected to sideline Nelson for all of the 2020 season, per MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick (Twitter link). Nelson had signed…...2020
  • • Quick Hits: Hill, Wheeler, Twins, O’s, Rays
    Free-agent left-hander Rich Hill drew interest from ten teams at last week’s GM Meetings, he tells J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group (via Twitter). That interest was in spite of the primary revision surgery Hill has undergone this offseason, which will likely sideline him until at least June. However, Hill, 40 in March, has…...2019
  • • Injury Notes: Trout, Jeffress, Benintendi, Cobb, LeBlanc
    Angels megastar Mike Trout, who has been unavailable for several days due to a groin injury, has shown improvement and will rejoin the Angels for their series in Texas, per Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group. He remains day-to-day and it is yet unclear when he will be ready to return to the lineup,…...2019
  • • Mike Trout shows improvement, ready to rejoin Angels
    Angels slugger Mike Trout, who has been unavailable for several days due to a groin injury, has shown improvement and will rejoin the Angels for their series in Texas beginning Monday, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group.  Trout remains day-to-day and it is unclear when he will be ready to return to the lineup, but the update is certainly welcome news for the Angels. T...2019
  • • Angels seem content with their rotation entering season
    Angels GM Billy Eppler downplayed the possibility of a late-spring rotation addition, as Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group writes. It seems the organization is content with its existing options entering the season. The indication for some time has been that the Halos have already pushed their payroll to the max this winter. Previously, the Angels inked Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahi...2019
  • • Edwin Encarnacion expected to open camp with Mariners
    Veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion is expected to open camp with the Mariners after trade talks surrounding him failed to gain traction, per Jon Morosi of MLB.com (Twitter link). Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto is expected to continue exploring potential deals over the course of spring training as needs arise throughout the league, he notes. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times wrote over the weekend that inte...2019
  • • Dodgers sign Paulo Orlando to minors contract
    The Dodgers have signed outfielder Paulo Orlando to a minor league deal, MetsMerized’s Michael Mayer reports. Orlando will receive an invitation to the Dodgers’ big league spring training camp, the Southern California News Group’s J.P. Hoornstra adds. Orlando broke into the majors with the Royals in 2015, receiving 251 plate appearances for the eventual world champions and becoming the first Brazi...2019
  • • Angels sign Alex Meyer to minor-league contract
    The Angels have re-signed right-hander Alex Meyer to a minor-league deal, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports (Twitter link).  Meyer was originally released by the club at the end of November. Meyer spent the entire 2018 season recovering from surgery to fix a torn labrum in September of 2017. While Meyer wasn’t expected to pitch last year, he had a couple of notable bumps in the road during hi...2018
  • • Shohei Ohtani Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Oct. 1: Ohtani’s surgery was performed yesterday, tweets Maria Guardado of MLB.com. Sept. 25: Angels starter and DH Shohei Ohtani will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, the club announced to reporters including Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group (via Twitter). While the outcome was expected, it’s nevertheless significant for a player who…...2018
  • • Shohei Ohtani To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Angels starter and DH Shohei Ohtani will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, the club announced to reporters including Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group (via Twitter). While the outcome was expected, it’s nevertheless significant for a player who has emerged this year as an unprecedented dual threat. Renowned surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache…...2018

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  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 7/14/20
    A couple of minor MLB moves… The Dodgers have added infield prospect Kody Hoese to their 60-man player pool, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. The 23-year-old went 25th overall to the Dodgers in the 2019 draft and is now considered one of their top 10 prospects (MLB.com places him seventh in…...2020
  • • Hunter Henry does not anticipate long-term deal before deadline
    Chargers tight end Hunter Henry doesn’t expect to get a long-term deal before Wednesday’s deadline. Henry already has signed the $10.6 million franchise tender. “I don’t think anything will get done, but we’ll see,” Henry told Gilbert Manzano of the Southern California News Group on Friday. Henry, 25, has never played all 16 games in [more]...2020
  • • Angels sign two-time All-Star RHP Julio Teheran to one-year, $9M deal
    After making one of the biggest splashes of the offseason last week with the signing of superstar third baseman Anthony Rendon to a seven-year, $245M contract, the Halos are back at it. The Angels made their second notable rotation pickup of the offseason Thursday, agreeing to sign right-hander Julio Teheran to a one-year, $9M guarantee. Teheran and the previously acquired Dylan Bundy should help ...2019
  • • Dodgers Sign Justin Grimm To Minor League Deal
    The Dodgers have signed right-hander Justin Grimm to a minor league contract, tweets J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group. The signing comes after Grimm decided to opt out of his previous deal with the Indians. Grimm, 30, will join the Dodgers hoping to return to his Cubs form after a dreadful 2018 season.…...2019
  • • Angels seem content with their rotation entering season
    Angels GM Billy Eppler downplayed the possibility of a late-spring rotation addition, as Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group writes. It seems the organization is content with its existing options entering the season. The indication for some time has been that the Halos have already pushed their payroll to the max this winter. Previously, the Angels inked Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahi...2019
  • • Edwin Encarnacion expected to open camp with Mariners
    Veteran slugger Edwin Encarnacion is expected to open camp with the Mariners after trade talks surrounding him failed to gain traction, per Jon Morosi of MLB.com (Twitter link). Seattle GM Jerry Dipoto is expected to continue exploring potential deals over the course of spring training as needs arise throughout the league, he notes. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times wrote over the weekend that inte...2019
  • • Dodgers sign Paulo Orlando to minors contract
    The Dodgers have signed outfielder Paulo Orlando to a minor league deal, MetsMerized’s Michael Mayer reports. Orlando will receive an invitation to the Dodgers’ big league spring training camp, the Southern California News Group’s J.P. Hoornstra adds. Orlando broke into the majors with the Royals in 2015, receiving 251 plate appearances for the eventual world champions and becoming the first Brazi...2019
  • • Angels sign Alex Meyer to minor-league contract
    The Angels have re-signed right-hander Alex Meyer to a minor-league deal, Brandon Warne of Zone Coverage reports (Twitter link).  Meyer was originally released by the club at the end of November. Meyer spent the entire 2018 season recovering from surgery to fix a torn labrum in September of 2017. While Meyer wasn’t expected to pitch last year, he had a couple of notable bumps in the road during hi...2018
  • • Dodgers To Select Caleb Ferguson
    The Dodgers are set to select the contract of left-handed pitching prospect Caleb Ferguson, as J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group tweets. The news first got out, it seems, when Ferguson’s mother announced it on Facebook (though Hoornsta notes that he’s confirmed the promotion himself as well). The Dodgers have a full 40-man…...2018
  • • Dodgers call up LHP prospect Caleb Ferguson
    The Dodgers are set to select the contract of left-handed pitching prospect Caleb Ferguson, as J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group tweets. The news first got out, it seems, when Ferguson’s mother announced it on Facebook (though Hoornsta notes that he’s confirmed the promotion himself as well). The Dodgers have a full 40-man roster, so they’ll need to make a corresponding move to ...2018

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  • • Dodgers Considering Promoting Julio Urias
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says the team is considering promoting one of baseball’s top prospects, lefty Julio Urias, to join its bullpen, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group tweets. “We’re looking through options and (Julio) Urias is definitely at the top of the list,” Hoornstra says. The team could also promote Jharel Cotton or…...2016
  • • Julio Urias Sent Down to Triple-A: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Mike Trout Diagnosed With Torn Thumb Ligament
    The Angels will place superstar center fielder Mike Trout on the 10-day DL for the first time in his career, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group (via Twitter). An MRI today revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament in Trout’s left thumb, the team announced and Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times was among…...2017
  • • Dodgers To Place Clayton Kershaw On 10-Day DL
    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw exited today’s game in the second inning due to lower back tightness, and manager Dave Roberts told reporters (including J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group) that Kershaw’s issue “is a DL situation.” Despite the likely DL placement, Roberts felt this injury wasn’t similar to the herniated disk that cost…...2017
  • • Adrian Gonzalez Refused to Stay at Trump Hotel in Chicago During May Road Trip
    2016
  • • Dodgers To Promote Walker Buehler
    The Dodgers will promote top pitching prospect Walker Buehler for his first taste of the majors on Wednesday, manager Dave Roberts told reporters including J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group (Twitter link). Los Angeles will need to open a 40-man spot to make the addition. Buehler, 23, starred at Vanderbilt before the Dodgers took…...2017
  • • Jimmy Nelson To Undergo Back Surgery
    2020
  • • Reds Acquire Darnell Sweeney From Dodgers
    The Dodgers have traded infielder/outfielder Darnell Sweeney to the Reds for future considerations, tweets J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group. Los Angeles has now traded Sweeney twice, the first time coming when it sent him to Philadelphia in 2015 to acquire second baseman Chase Utley. Then, the Dodgers got Sweeney back last offseason…...2017
  • • Dodgers President Andrew Friedman Comments on Yasiel Puig's Snapchat Video
    2016
  • • NL West Notes: Dodgers, Stairs, Giants
    Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi tells J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group that Gabe Kapler’s departure to become the Phillies’ new manager now leaves the Dodgers with the onerous task of finding a new person to fill the “toughest job in baseball.” Kapler spent three years as the Dodgers’ director of player development/farm…...2017
  • • Dodgers Sign Mark Lowe To Minors Pact
    The Dodgers have invited 22 non-roster players to spring training, including veteran reliever Mark Lowe, whom they signed to a minor league deal (names here via J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group, on Twitter). Left-hander Manny Banuelos, who was in serious talks with the Dodgers back in November, is also among those on…...2018
  • • Dodgers Mull Rotation Options
    2020
  • • Dodgers Designate Fabio Castillo
    The Dodgers have designated righty Fabio Castillo for assignment, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group tweets. A 40-man roster spot was needed for the team’s activation of top pitching prospect Walker Buehler. Castillo, 28, earned his first trip to the majors this year, though he made only two appearances over the weekend. He…...2017
  • • Dodgers Designate Joe Gunkel For Assignment
    The Dodgers have designated Triple-A right-hander Joe Gunkel for assignment, reports J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group (Twitter link). His 40-man spot will go to vaunted prospect Cody Bellinger, who will make his Major League debut tonight in left field for the Dodgers. To clear a spot for Bellinger on the 25-man roster, the…...2017

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  • • Angels sign two-time All-Star RHP Julio Teheran to one-year, $9M deal
    2019
  • • Injury Notes: Trout, Jeffress, Benintendi, Cobb, LeBlanc
    2019
  • • Mike Trout shows improvement, ready to rejoin Angels
    2019
  • • Edwin Encarnacion expected to open camp with Mariners
    2019
  • • Dodgers sign Paulo Orlando to minors contract
    2019
  • • Rams considering preseason game in Hawaii
    The Los Angeles Rams’ preseason schedule could get a lot more tropical next year.The Rams have been approved to play a preseason game at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, according to Southern California News Group’s Rich Hammond. Hammond cautions that the game has not been finalized.The Rams moved back to Los Angeles from St. Louis after the 2015 season. They split time this preseason between Irvine and t...2018
  • • Dodgers move slumping Cody Bellinger down in lineup
    Cody Bellinger’s miserable 2018 season has now led to a big demotion in the batting order.The Los Angeles Dodgers decided to move the slumping 22-year-old slugger down to seventh in the lineup for Tuesday’s game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bellinger, who had been batting fourth or fifth in the Dodgers’ lineup for the significant majority of the season so far, has not hit seventh or lower in nearl...2018
  • • Report: Shohei Ohtani will pitch in next series against Tigers
    Baseball fans who were disappointed Los Angeles Shohei Ohtani wouldn’t start on Sunday against the New York Yankees won’t have to wait for long to see Ohtani pitch again.According to Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group, the right-handed pitcher threw a bullpen session on Saturday and manager Mike Scioscia expects the 23-year-old to start during the team’s four-game series against t...2018
  • • Lonzo Ball says he’s willing to play in Summer League
    The NBA Summer League typically features the class of incoming rookies, young backups and players competing for training camp invitations. Starters almost never participate. Lonzo Ball, however, doesn’t consider himself too good to appear in the offseason event.According to Bill Oram of the Southern California News Group, Ball said he’s willing to play if the Lakers want him to. Ball recently wrap...2018
  • • Lonzo Ball is Lakers starting point guard, Magic Johnson announces
    The Lakers traded point guard Jordan Clarkson to the Cavs, and the team will look to the No. 2 pick in the draft to run the point.Rather than letting newly-acquired Isaiah Thomas run the show, the Lakers are looking to develop their own young talent, which makes sense, given that the team is currently in a throwaway season.Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson announced that Lonz...2018

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