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  1. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  2. Jerry Hairston is retiring to join the Dodgers’ television team

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    After playing 16 seasons for nine different teams Jerry Hairston Jr. has decided to call it a career. Well, at least a playing career. Hairston is retiring as a player and immediately becoming a member of the media, joining the Dodgers’ new television channel as a pre- and post-game host for 15-20 games. Hairston is…

  3. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  4. A bust for two years, Juan Uribe plays the hero now

    Oct 8, 2013, 2:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    There was a great case for the Dodgers releasing Juan Uribe last winter. Fresh off a 24-homer campaign for the world champion Giants, Uribe was given a three-year, $21 million deal as a free agent after the 2010 season. It was a move widely panned at the time, and it worked out even worse than…

  5. Jerry Hairston Jr. says Dodgers veterans have talked to Yasiel Puig about fundamentals

    Aug 24, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig Reuters

    Yasiel Puig‘s fundamentals have been the topic du jour in the media recently, leading to some saying that he should be taught a lesson for his mistakes. Hyperbole aside, teammates are lending some advice to the Cuban phenom. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Jerry Hairston Jr. said that a number of veterans spoke to…

  6. Yasiel Puig named NL Player of the Week, then moved into cleanup spot

    Jun 10, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig was much more of a cleanup hitter than a leadoff man in his first week of the majors, and now he’s one officially, as the Dodgers have inserted him behind Adrian Gonzalez in Monday’s lineup. The lineup was announced not long after Puig was named NL Player of the Week for smashing four…

  7. Dodgers place Jerry Hairston Jr. on 15-day disabled list

    May 7, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

    jerry hairston getty

    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have placed Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin muscle and called up utilityman Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill the vacant 25-man roster spot. Hairston, who suffered the injury while running the bases Saturday, is expected to…

  8. Dodgers to activate Chris Capuano, DL Mark Ellis

    May 6, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano

    The Dodgers will activate starter Chris Capuano from the disabled list before tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks, as Capuano opposes Trevor Cahill. In a related move, the Dodgers will place Mark Ellis on the disabled list retroactive to April 27 with a strained right quad, reports Dylan Hernandez. Capuano went on the DL with a…

  9. Yuniesky Betancourt is batting cleanup tonight

    Apr 27, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Yuniesky Betancourt

    Yuniesky Betancourt will be batting cleanup when his Brewers square off against the Dodgers tonight, tweets Tom Haudricourt. Betancourt is second on the team with four home runs and 16 runs batted in, so you can sorta kinda maybe understand manager Ron Roenicke’s thinking. It is, however, the first time in Betancourt’s career he will…

  10. Carlos Quentin drops appeal, begins serving eight-game suspension on Sunday

    Apr 14, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

    carlos quentin getty

    Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin has dropped the appeal of his eight-game suspension and will begin serving the sentence on Sunday. This according to staff writer Scott Bair of the North County Times. Quentin charged at Dodgers starter Zack Greinke and broke the right-hander’s left collarbone on Thursday after getting hit by a pitch. That set…

  11. Carlos Quentin charges mound, Zack Greinke suffers broken collarbone

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Carlos Quentin

    Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being drilled by Zack Greinke, leading to a benches-clearing incident in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Dodgers-Padres game. Greinke, a right-hander, suffered a broken left collarbone in the fight that ensued and is likely DL bound. Don Mattingly, steamed after what turned out to be a 3-2 win, said…

  12. Carl Crawford sitting out Dodgers’ second game

    Apr 2, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    carl crawford getty

    Carl Crawford appeared in only 31 games in 2012 and battled elbow inflammation this spring, so the Dodgers are treating him with extra care early on. According to beat writer Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the outfielder is on the bench for the Dodgers’ second regular-season game Tuesday night against the rival Giants.…

  13. Hanley Ramirez needs surgery for WBC injury, out two months with torn thumb ligament

    Mar 21, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    World Baseball Classic - Second Round - Miami - Puerto Rico v Dominican Republic

    The thumb injury that caused Hanley Ramirez to leave the World Baseball Classic championship game turned out to be a significant one, as Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Dodgers shortstop has a torn ligament that will require surgery. He’s scheduled to go under the knife tomorrow, will be totally shut down for at…

  14. Hanley Ramirez unlikely to be ready for Opening Day after WBC injury

    Mar 20, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    World Baseball Classic - Semifinals - Netherlands v Dominican Republic

    Hanley Ramirez is headed for an MRI exam on the thumb injury he suffered in the World Baseball Classic title game, so the Dodgers will have a clearer picture of his status tomorrow. In the meantime manager Don Mattingly indicated the early word on Ramirez is that he’ll miss at least two weeks and could…

  15. Cubs open to repairing relationship with Sammy Sosa

    Jan 20, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

    sammy sosa getty

    Sammy Sosa walked disgruntledly out of Wrigley Field in the middle of his final game with the Cubs back in October 2004. He was fined $87,400 for going AWOL and the Cubs traded him before the start of the 2005 season to the Orioles for Jerry Hairston Jr., Mike Fontenot and Dave Crouthers. The relationship…

  16. Jerry Hairston Jr. will retire if Dodgers win World Series

    Jan 14, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jerry Hairston Jr. told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he’ll retire after this season if the Dodgers win the World Series because “you can’t get any better than that.” Hairston will be 37 years old in May, needed surgery to repair his injured hip, and has just one season remaining on his…

  17. Scott Hairston has six suitors, holds out for two-year deal

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Scott Hairston

    7:50 p.m. EST update: Jon Morosi says he erred earlier in reporting the Tigers’ offer to Hairston: 5:25 p.m. EST update: And now’s Adam Rubin is chiming back in, saying Hairston “will not be a Tiger.” 5:15 p.m. EST update: A source told’s Jon Morosi that the Tigers have offered Hairston a two-year…

  18. Dodgers considering adding Kevin Youkilis for third base

    Nov 9, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    The Dodgers indicated at season’s end that they’d likely go into 2013 with Hanley Ramirez at shortstop and Luis Cruz at third. They’d also have the option of going back to former top prospect Dee Gordon at short and shifting Ramirez to third. As it turns out, though, baseball’s new richest team may go in…

  19. Dodgers liking Hanley Ramirez at shortstop, Luis Cruz at third

    Oct 4, 2012, 11:48 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    When the Dodgers decided to put Hanley Ramirez back at shortstop upon acquiring from the Marlins, it had the looks of a temporary move, what with Dee Gordon set up as a long-term option at the position. However, as things stand now, the Dodgers are leaning towards leaving Ramirez at shortstop in 2013 and going…

  20. Jerry Hairston Jr. may need season-ending hip surgery

    Aug 22, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jerry Hairston Jr. played through a hip injury for two months before finally shutting things down last week and now it sounds like he won’t be playing again this season. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that an anti-inflammatory injection did nothing to ease Hairston’s discomfort and he 36-year-old utility man “could be…

  21. I laughed: MLB players audition for “The Expendables 3”

    Aug 17, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT


    While hanging out at the MLB Fan Cave a bunch of players did impressions of various action movie stars to audition for a potential “The Expendables 3” movie: A few things stand out here … 1) Derek Holland does a spot-on and surprisingly nuanced Arnold Schwarzenegger. 2) Jerry Hairston Jr. deserves credit, not only for…

  22. Jerry Hairston finally goes on DL with three-month hip injury

    Aug 14, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Jerry Hairston Jr. has apparently been playing through a hip injury for three months without telling anyone, but the Dodgers utility man finally had to shut things down and has been placed on the disabled list. Hairston got off to a great start, hitting .366 with a .960 OPS through June 10, but since then–a…

  23. Surging Diamondbacks sweep Dodgers in Los Angeles

    Aug 1, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Patrick Corbin

    The Dodgers remade their lineup Wednesday to fit in new arrival Shane Victorino, but it led to just two hits — one off the bat of starter Stephen Fife — as the Diamondbacks won 4-0 to complete a three-game sweep in Los Angeles. Manager Don Mattingly, too often limited to one or two quality hitters…

  24. Dodgers place Adam Kennedy on DL with groin injury

    Jul 26, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Adam Kennedy‘s role with the Dodgers was in question following the arrival of Hanley Ramirez and now he’ll miss at least the next two weeks after being placed on the disabled list with a strained groin. Kennedy had been splitting time at third base with Jerry Hairston Jr. and Juan Uribe, drawing 21 starts despite…

  25. Dodgers, Astros discuss Carlos Lee. Jed Lowrie to stay put.

    Jun 29, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    carlos lee ap

    Update 3: Rosenthal indicates that right-hander Garrett Gould could be the primary return if Carlos Lee is dealt to the Dodgers. Again, it’s highly unlikely Zach Lee would be involved in such a trade. Update 2: Olney confirms that it’s Carlos Lee that the Dodgers and Astros are discussing at the moment. Previous talks did involve…

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