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Byrnes, Kapler likely to join Dodgers' front office

Fri Oct 31, 2014

The only news to come out of the Dodgers' front office since the hiring of Andrew Friedman as president of baseball operations has been a departure - scouting director Logan White left for a role with the San Diego Padres. But Josh Byrnes and Gabe Kapler seem certain to join the Dodgers' restructured front office in some capacity.

Dodgers buy out option, make Billingsley free agent

Fri Oct 31, 2014

As expected, the Dodgers declined the 2015 option in Chad Billingsley's contract and made him a free agent. The Dodgers will pay Billingsley a $3 million buyout rather than a $14 million salary in 2015 when he will be trying to come back after two major surgeries on his pitching arm. Billingsley, 30, has pitched just 12 innings a

Haren to return to Dodgers after exercising option

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Dan Haren will be back with the Dodgers in 2015. Their seven players who became free agents Thursday probably won’t be. Haren officially exercised the option in his contract and will return next season with a $10 million salary. The clause in Haren’s one-year deal with the Dodgers last year vested when he pitched 180 innings

Haren will return to Dodgers in 2015

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Veteran right-hander Dan Haren has informed the Dodgers he will exercise the option in his contract and return for the 2015 season. Haren signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers last winter that included a clause adding a player option at $10 million for 2015 if he pitched 180 innings during the 2014 season. The 34-year-old Haren made 32

Ramirez leads group of Dodgers into free agency

Thu Oct 30, 2014

With the World Series completed, 121 players officially became free agents Thursday morning. The list includes seven Dodgers – and odds are none of them will be back with the team in 2015. Shortstop Hanley Ramirez and pitchers Roberto Hernandez, Paul Maholm, Chris Perez, Kevin Correia, Jamey Wright and Josh Beckett are officially f

Former Dodgers up for Hall of Fame review

Thu Oct 30, 2014

Two former Dodgers are among the 10 finalists to be reviewed by the Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee. Maury Wills and Gil Hodges will be among those considered for Hall of Fame induction in 2015 by a 16-member committee that includes Hall of Famers Al Kaline, Rod Carew, Jim Bunning, Joe Morgan, Don Sutton and Ozzie Smith as well as fr

Dodgers lose scouting director to Padres

Mon Oct 27, 2014

The off-season makeover of the Dodgers' front office will include new people in every key decision-making position. The latest vacancy was created Monday when Logan White left his position as the Dodgers' vice president for amateur scouting to accept a position with the San Diego Padres. The Padres named White, 51, a senior advisor to th

Maddon opts out in Tampa, leading to Mattingly speculation

Fri Oct 24, 2014

In a surprise move Friday morning, Joe Maddon opted out of his contract to manage the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, amping up speculation he could be the choice of new Dodgers decision-maker Andrew Friedman to replace Manager Don Mattingly. Friedman and Maddon worked together to great success with the Rays since 2006, netting five 90-win seaso

Maddon opts out in Tampa, leading to Mattingly speculation

Fri Oct 24, 2014

In a surprise move Friday morning, Joe Maddon opted out of his contract to manage the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, amping up speculation he could be new Dodgers decision-maker Andrew Friedman’s choice to replace Manager Don Mattingly. Friedman and Maddon worked together to great success with the Rays since 2006, netting above-average wi

Clayton Kershaw leads Dodgers into baseball's awards season

Thu Oct 23, 2014

The Dodgers' season ended two weeks ago but left-hander Clayton Kershaw's name is going to come up a lot in the weeks ahead. Kershaw's remarkable 2014 season is certain to land numerous awards for the Dodgers' ace. It began this week with Kershaw being named Player of the Year by The Sporting News and Baseball America. The Sporti

Dodgers' Haren has minor shoulder surgery

Wed Oct 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES -- Right-hander Dan Haren had minor surgery on his non-throwing shoulder Wednesday morning. The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. During a 30-minute surgery, ElAttrache cleaned out bursitis in the AC joint of Haren's left shoulder. Haren is expected to begin the rehabilitation

New Dodgers exec Friedman moves up to budgetary big leagues

Fri Oct 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The first time “Moneyball” came to L.A., the marriage did not last long. The McCourts got buyer’s remorse just two seasons after plucking Paul DePodesta out of the Oakland A’s forward-thinking front office and making him the Dodgers’ general manager. A much more accomplished and e

Dodgers' Colletti 'moves over' with mixed-bag legacy

Wed Oct 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES – What do you get the general manager whose teams won more games over the past nine years than any other National League GM, made the playoffs five times and the NL Championship Series three times? A new contract as a senior advisor with an undefined role from which he can bounce the first time a better opportunity come

Colletti 'moves over' with mixed-bag legacy

Wed Oct 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES – What do you get the general manager whose teams won more games over the past nine years than any other National League GM, made the playoffs five times and the NL Championship Series three times? A new contract as a senior advisor with an undefined role from which he can bounce the first time a better opportunity come

Dodgers hire coveted executive Friedman to run baseball operations

Tue Oct 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES – All the resources of the Guggenheim Group haven’t gotten the Dodgers into the World Series yet. But they did succeed where Angels owner Arte Moreno and others have tried and failed – luring Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays with the promise of having those resources at his disposal. The Dodgers

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