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  1. Brandon League released by the Dodgers

    Jul 10, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT

    Brandon League

    Los Angeles is on the hook for his entire $7.5 million salary.

  2. Dodgers designate Brandon League for assignment

    Jul 2, 2015, 11:28 PM EDT

    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08:  Pitcher Brandon League #43 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on April 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

    League hasn’t pitched in the majors this season due to a shoulder injury.

  3. Carlos Gonzalez’ ninth inning homer stuns the Dodgers

    May 15, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    The Dodgers are a good team but their bullpen let one go last night.

  4. Dodgers to shut Brandon League down for three weeks

    Mar 27, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

    Brandon League

    Brandon League isn’t likely to pitch for a couple of months according to manager Don Mattingly.

  5. Dodgers reliever Brandon League is headed to the disabled list

    Mar 25, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT

    Brandon League

    League was shut down about two weeks ago with shoulder pain.

  6. Dodgers shut down Brandon League for a few days

    Mar 15, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    Brandon League

    Brandon League is battling some shoulder discomfort.

  7. Dodgers “talking to teams about” Brandon League

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    brandon league getty

    The Dodgers dumped Brian Wilson on Tuesday afternoon, choosing to eat the remaining $9.5 million on his contract. And the new front office is not done unloading expensive mistakes from the old regime.

  8. Looking back at Don Mattingly’s Game 4 decisions

    Oct 7, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Don Mattingly

    Benching Yasiel Puig in Game 4 didn’t doom the Dodgers, but it probably didn’t help.

  9. Don Mattingly has no idea how to deal with the eighth inning

    Oct 7, 2014, 12:28 AM EDT

    Don Mattingly

    Mattingly might try bringing himself out of the bullpen next.

  10. Would the Dodgers make a run at Jonathan Papelbon as a (really expensive) setup man?

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon AP

    Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has made it very clear that he’d waive his veto rights and welcome a trade to a contender, and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles talked to “a baseball source” who expects the Dodgers to make a run for the 33-year-old right-hander.

  11. Brian Wilson is ready to come off of the disabled list

    Apr 13, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Dodgers’ bearded reliever is ready to return.

  12. Dodgers will carry Alexander Guerrero on their Opening Day roster

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers Photo Day

    We’re mere hours away from the official start of the regular season, when the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will square off in Australia. The Dodgers have made some last-minute roster decisions which includes 27-year-old Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero making the Opening Day roster. The Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp, Josh Beckett, and Chad Billingsley on the…

  13. Will the Dodgers cut Brandon League and eat $17 million?

    Mar 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    This time last year Brandon League had just signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract to become the Dodgers’ closer and now he’s in danger of not even making the team out of spring training. League was awful last season, losing the closer gig and being demoted to a mop-up role while posting a 5.30 ERA…

  14. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Can the deep-pocketed Dodgers be stopped? After a midseason turnaround led to 92…

  15. Dodgers agree to one-year deal with Jamey Wright

    Dec 23, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    Jamey Wright AP

    According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran reliever Jamey Wright. No word yet on the exact terms involved, but after having to settle for minor league deals in seven straight offseasons, it looks like he’s finally getting a major league deal. Wright, who…

  16. Report: Dodgers nearing deal with reliever Chris Perez

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:18 AM EDT

    chris perez indians getty

    Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times is reporting that the Dodgers are nearing a one-year deal with free agent reliever Chris Perez. Financial details of the deal are not yet known. Perez had spent the past four seasons as the closer for the Indians, but increasing ineffectiveness and some non-baseball-related incidents made him more trouble…

  17. Dodgers’ playoff roster: Ethier and Capuano make it, League and Marmol left out

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Andre Ethier Getty

    Andre Ethier spent the past few days trying to convince the Dodgers and their training staff that he was capable enough of playing through an ankle injury to be an asset in the NLDS and apparently it worked. Ethier has made the opening-round playoff roster, but will likely be limited to pinch-hitting duties after sitting…

  18. Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak snapped on pair of Hanley Ramirez errors

    Aug 18, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Dodgers

    When the Dodgers entered Philadelphia to open up a three-game set against the Phillies, the two teams were on wildly divergent paths. The Phillies had lost 19 of 24 games since the All-Star break while the Dodgers had won 23 of 26. In the first two games of the Phillies, they did exactly as they…

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pirates 4, Marlins 3: A walkoff homer for Josh Harrison — the utility infielder if you didn’t know — gave this one to Pittsburgh, as the Pirates show no inclination to give up first place. Andrew McCutchen had a fantastic diving catch to save at least one run in the seventh when the game was tied and…

  20. Matt Kemp exits in ninth with ankle injury

    Jul 21, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    kemp getty

    On the same day he returned from the disabled list, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp appeared to twist his ankle sliding into Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki at home plate in the ninth inning today with his team up 9-2. Kemp was at third base when Carl Crawford hit a ground ball to first baseman Chad Tracy.…

  21. Dodgers will use demoted closer Brandon League in “less stressful” situations

    Jun 27, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only has Brandon League pitched his way out of the Dodgers’ closer job, it sounds like he won’t even be seeing any action as a setup man for a while. Don Mattingly told Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles that he plans to only use League in “less stressful” situations, which is a nice…

  22. Dodgers switch closers, dumping Brandon League for Kenley Jansen

    Jun 12, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kenley Jansen

    Overshadowed by the bench-clearing ugliness of last night’s Dodgers-Diamondbacks game is that Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly finally decided to change closers, announcing beforehand that Kenley Jansen would replace Brandon League in the ninth inning. Jansen has always been the far superior pitcher, but Mattingly has repeatedly resisted making a change despite League posting a…

  23. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 11, 2013, 5:46 AM EDT

    Ed Hickox, weather

    White Sox 10, Blue Jays 6: “The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.” Carl Sandburg said that about fog. “It was worse than when it rains. With the lights, it made it really really bright. It was weird.” Adam Dunn said that about fog. Which may…

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