| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
It’s a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration.
Three Dodgers did so Tuesday, all expected, but all noteworthy in their way – catcher A.J. Ellis,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:58 PM
For three uncertain, unsettled seasons he has operated as the manager.
Now, finally, Don Mattingly is the boss.
In a move that will certify his credibility in the clubhouse and presence in the dugout, the Dodgers have smartly given Mattingly a two-...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Dodgers are introducing lookout spots above the bullpens next season, enabling fans to consume a Dodger dog or a drink while watching Clayton Kershaw or Kenley Jansen warm up.
The lookouts are the focal point of a modest Dodger Stadium expansion...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Let’s count, because we do that a lot watching baseball. Numbers are everywhere. Whether you are a traditionalist or convinced WAR is the greatest number ever, this is for everyone.
Count with me now: Kenley Jansen, Brian Wilson, J.P. Howell, Paco...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:53 PM
The Dodgers are close to re-signing left-hander J.P. Howell to a two-year, $11.25-million contract, according to a person who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been finalized.
The prospective deal would include a $6....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:33 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Dodgers left baseball's winter meetings Thursday with almost the same team as last season.
They didn't trade Matt Kemp. They didn't trade for David Price. They didn't sign Juan Uribe or anyone else who could start at...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:14 PM
The Beard is coming back.
Free-agent right-hander Brian Wilson on Thursday signed a new deal with the Dodgers, a one-year, $10-million contract to return as closer Kenley Jansen's setup man.
Wilson was looking to return to a closer role, but the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:04 PM
The expression “it’s only money” is most often uttered when referring to someone else’s bank account. When they’re your greenbacks, the control issue tends to rev up a tad.
So the Dodgers signed right-handed reliever and...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Outfielder Mike Baxter has avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract with the Dodgers, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The deal is worth $700,000, the source said.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:25 PM
The Dodgers, who already reached a deal with outfielder Mike Baxter, agreed to terms with two other players eligible for salary arbitration: left-handed reliever Scott Elbert and catcher Drew Butera.
The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
KENLEY JANSEN, 26, closer
Final 2013 stats: 4-3, 28 saves in 32 opportunities, 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 13.0 strikeouts per inning pitched and a .177 opponents batting average.
Contract status: First year he’s arbitration eligible.
The good: After...