Mar 14, 2015, 8:20 PM EDT
Wil Nieves sounds like he’s ready to take over for Tim Federowicz as the Padres’ back-up catcher.
Mar 13, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT
Tim Federowicz has been diagnosed with a complete tear of the meniscus in his right knee and will miss three to six months.
Feb 2, 2015, 5:17 PM EDT
Nieves spent last season backing up Carlos Ruiz with the Phillies.
Dec 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT
This means the Padres will only have to pay Kemp $3 million next season.
Dec 18, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT
It took long enough, but Matt Kemp has finally been traded to the Padres.
Dec 14, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
The Matt Kemp deal will come closer to becoming finalized when the outfielder takes a physical.
Dec 11, 2014, 7:47 PM EDT
The deal isn’t officially announced, but Matt Kemp said goodbye to Dodgers fans and the city of Los Angeles today after learning that he’s headed to the Padres.
Dec 11, 2014, 3:54 AM EDT
The Dodgers aren’t done making deals yet. They are reportedly close to a trade to send outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego.
Dec 8, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that Diamondbacks majority owner Ken Kendrick vetoed a trade that would have sent Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, catcher Tim Federowicz, and cash to Arizona for catcher Miguel Montero and multiple lower-level prospects.
Dec 7, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT
The Dodgers would have sent Ethier, catcher Tim Federowicz, and money to Arizona for Montero and multiple lower-level prospects. But the majority owner of the Diamondbacks, Ken Kendrick, ruled against the trade because he likes Montero and was not comfortable trading him within the National League West.
Jun 13, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT
A.J. Ellis injured himself celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter against the Phillies. He makes his return for Friday night’s game against the Diamondbacks.
May 10, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is nearing his return from knee surgery.
Apr 30, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Los Angeles’ catching duo of Tim Federowicz and Drew Butera has been incredibly bad this season while subbing for the injured A.J. Ellis, hitting a combined .143 with a .393 OPS.
Apr 7, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery tomorrow.
Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT
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…
Mar 18, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT
Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz has only been in Australia for one day, but he seems to be enjoying himself thus far: Just had kangaroo for dinner. It was a lot better than I expected! — Tim Federowicz (@FedX19) March 18, 2014 In non-culinary news, the Dodgers took batting practice today and report that the…
Jan 21, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT
J.P. Hoonstra of the Los Angeles News Group reports that the Dodgers have signed veteran catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Olivo batted just .203 with a .642 OPS and 23 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances last season for the Marlins. He walked out on the team…
Jul 31, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT
As Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown first reported, the Dodgers have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named or cash. Butera, 30, has 490 major league at-bats under his belt and has hit .182/.230/.263 with five homers and 41 RBI. He is a very good defensive catcher, but his bat…
May 30, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT
Matt Kemp‘s nightmare season continues. After he left last night’s game with what was described as a mild right hamstring strain, Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers have recalled catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque. It’s not clear how long Kemp will be sidelined, but…
May 19, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT
As first reported by beat writer Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers have activated infielder Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list. Tim Federowicz was optioned to the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque to open up a roster spot. Ellis is in the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Braves,…
Apr 6, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT
UPDATE: The Rockies have already designated Harang for assignment. 3:16 PM: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies will get right-hander Aaron Harang in return, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that they don’t plan to keep him. Harang, who turns 35 in May, posted a 3.61 ERA and 131/85 K/BB ratio over 179…
Mar 18, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT
Today’s the day to release veteran catchers on minor-league deals, apparently. This morning the Nationals released Chris Snyder, who immediately signed with the Angels, and now the Dodgers have released Ramon Castro. Castro didn’t play in the majors last season and at age 36 might be out of chances, although he was fairly productive in…
Feb 15, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT
Quantity over quality was the theme of the Dodgers’ winter. The team signed nine free agents for this year’s roster, none of whom will cost more than $4 million in 2012. Let’s dig right in… Rotation Clayton Kershaw Chad Billingsley Ted Lilly Aaron Harang Chris Capuano Bullpen Javy Guerra Kenley Jansen Matt Guerrier Todd Coffey…
Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT
After declaring the Houston Astros in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…
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