The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired left-handed pitcher Alex Wood, right-handed reliever Jim Johnson, left-handed reliever Luis Avilan, minor league infielder Jose Peraza, right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo and cash considerations from Atlanta in exchange for infielder Hector Olivera, left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez and minor league right-handed pitcher Zach Bird.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Mat Latos, infielder/outfielder Michael Morse and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham and Kevin Guzman.
The Dodgers' ninth homestand of the season begins with a two-game interleague series against the Oakland Athletics tomorrow, July 28 and Wednesday, July 29. Interleague play continues against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2. Tickets for games against Oakland and Anaheim can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.
The Los Angeles Dodgers extend their congratulations to broadcaster and legendary left-hander Fernando Valenzuela, who raised his right hand and took the Oath of Allegiance at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony to become a U.S. citizen this morning in downtown L.A. Nearly 8,000 Angelenos hailing from more than 130 countries joined Valenzuela at the ceremony.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated outfielder Carl Crawford from the 60-day disabled list (right oblique strain) and optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy to Triple-A Oklahoma City. To create room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet for assignment.
Starting pitchers Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been named National League Co-Players of the Week for July 17-19. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
For the second consecutive year, Dodgers RBI will play host to the MLB RBI West Regional Tournament as five leagues and thirteen teams across three divisions will be competing for the right to advance to the RBI World Series.
Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen will host their 3rd Annual PingPong4Purpose celebrity charity event on Thursday, July 30th on the field at Dodger Stadium. Proceeds will benefit Kershaw's Challenge, a non-profit foundation which works to transform at-risk communities and the lives of children in Los Angeles, Dallas, Dominican Republic and Zambia, Africa. Limited tickets and sponsorship packages still remain. For more information, visit www.kershawschallenge.com/pp4p.
Earlier today, the 2015 All-Star Game managers, Bruce Bochy of the National League and Ned Yost of the American League, announced their starting lineups for Baseball's 86th Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The lineups were announced at this afternoon's 2015 All-Star Game Press Conference, which was carried live by MLB Network.
National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants announced today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, that left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been added to the NL's active roster for the Midsummer Classic. Kershaw replaces Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, who started on Sunday afternoon and has elected not to be active during the All-Star Game.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Brandon Beachy from the 60-day disabled list (right elbow surgery) and optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City. To create room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated Matt West for assignment.
Tomorrow more than 100 youth from the Dream Center will partake in a baseball clinic at Dodger Stadium with Clayton Kershaw from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Kershaw and wife Ellen, along with the Dodgers, have organized this community event. Following the clinic, Kershaw and a few of his teammates will sign autographs for the youngsters.
The Dodgers announced today a limited ticket promotion to commemorate Joc Pederson's participation in MLB's Home Run Derby. The rookie outfielder and first-time All-Star is set to compete in the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders on Monday, July 13 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Dodgers' ticket promotion will launch following the competition on Monday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m. PST and it will be valid through Wednesday, July 15 at 5:00 p.m. PST, while supplies last.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today claimed right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet from Tampa Bay and optioned him to the minors. To create room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated left-handed pitcher Chris Reed for assignment.
The Dodgers' eighth homestand of the season concludes with a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers tomorrow, July 10, Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. Games tomorrow and Saturday against the Brewers begin at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Sunday's game starts at 1:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates at 11:10 a.m. Tickets for games against the Brewers can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.
The Dodgers will celebrate Cuban Heritage Day at Viva Los Dodgers starting at 11:00 a.m. prior to Sunday's game against the Brewers at 1:10 p.m. All Dodger Cubans and Cuban-Americans will participate in Sunday's celebration. Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable at the historic 76 station will feature photos with fans from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal. Outfielder Alex Guerrero will take photos with fans from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Outfielder Yasiel Puig will greet fans on stage at 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and take part in a Q&A session alongside reliever Paco Rodriguez. Photos will be distributed to fans courtesy of Blue Prints.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of right-handed reliever Chin-hui Tsao (#44) from Triple-A Oklahoma City and also recalled right-hander Josh Ravin from Oklahoma City. In corresponding moves, the Dodgers optioned left-hander Ian Thomas and right-hander Yimi Garcia to Triple-A and designated left-hander Eric Surkamp for assignment.
Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds and two-time champion Prince Fielder (2009, 2012) of the Texas Rangers are among the eight participants in the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, Major League Baseball announced today. The 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders will be held on Monday, July 13th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, home of the Reds, and broadcast live by ESPN and MLB.com beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).
The Los Angeles Dodgers has partnered with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) this summer. With nearly 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 170 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games - being staged in Los Angeles July 25-August 2, 2015 - will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and one of the biggest events in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today had four players named to the National League All-Star team: first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, catcher Yasmani Grandal, right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke and outfielder Joc Pederson. Greinke and Pederson were selected to the team as a result of player balloting, while Grandal and Gonzalez were chosen by NL manager Bruce Bochy. Major League Baseball's 86th All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp (#59) from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned left-hander Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles transferred left-handed pitcher Paco Rodriguez (left elbow surgery) to the 60-day DL.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 1) with right, low back tightness and recalled left-hander Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers' eighth homestand of the season continues with a four-game series against the Phillies Monday, July 6, Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9. All games against the Mets begin at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Tickets for games against the Phillies can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets. The Dodgers are celebrating Independence Day Weekend with a ticket special. All reserve level tickets are 50 percent off for the game on Wednesday, July 8. Complete details can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/special. This offer is available now until tomorrow, while supplies last.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Caleb Dirks and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for international signing slot No. 87. Dirks has been assigned to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Paroubeck will head to Arizona and continue rehabbing a minor quad injury.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signings of nine international prospects, including four ranked in Fangraphs.com's scoutboard 2015 International Prospects list: Yadier Alvarez (No. 1), Starling Heredia (No. 12), Ronny Brito (No. 15) and Oneil Cruz (No. 33).
The Dodgers' eighth homestand of the season begins with a three-game series against the New York Mets tomorrow, July 3 (RHP Noah Syndergaard vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw), Saturday, July 4 (RHP Matt Harvey vs. RHP Zack Greinke) and Sunday, July 5 (LHP Steven Matz vs. RHP Mike Bolsinger). Tomorrow's game against the Mets begins at 7:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 4:40 p.m. and stadium gates opening at 5:10 p.m. Saturday's game is set for 4:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 1:45 p.m. and stadium gates at 2:15 p.m. Sunday's contest begins at 1:10 p.m. with auto gates opening at 10:40 a.m. and stadium gates at 11:10 a.m. Right-field and left-field plaza gates will open early at 10:40 a.m. for Photo Day. Tickets for games against the Mets can be purchased by calling 866-DODGERS or by visiting www.dodgers.com/tickets.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Chase DeJong and infielder Tim Locastro from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for three international signing slots: 27, 57 and 117. DeJong and Locastro have been assigned to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.