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Eric Stephen

Dodgers non-tender Andrew Vasquez

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LA now has 39 players on the 40-man roster, for now

The Dodgers did not tender a contract to left-handed pitcher Andrew Vasquez on Tuesday, making him a free agent. That opens a spot on the 40-man roster once the signing of relief pitcher Daniel Hudson becomes official.

The other 28 players on the 40-man roster not already signed for 2022 were tendered contracts before Tuesday’s deadline to do so. The usual tender deadline is December 2, but MLB players and...

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Blake Harris

2021 review: Scott Alexander

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Two separate IL stints cost Alexander majority of his season

It was another lost year for Scott Alexander, who only appeared in 18 games with the Dodgers before injuries wiped out his season.

Expected to be one of the go-to left-handed options out of the bullpen for LA in 2021, Alexander only threw 15.1 innings. Over the last three seasons, Alexander combined to throw only 45 innings.

The lefty began the season on the 26-man roster, and was...

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Locked On Dodgers: Corey Seager and Max Scherzer Are No Longer Dodgers

Click here to listen The Dodgers saw two of their free agents find new homes on Monday. Max Scherzer signed with the Mets and Corey Seager signed with the Rangers.

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Utility player Chris Taylor reportedly drawing widespread interest

The fact that various teams are interested in Taylor’s services is no surprise, given his extreme defensive versatility. Over his career, Taylor has spent time at every position on the diamond except for catcher, pitcher and first base.

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Blake Harris

2021 review: Kevin Quackenbush

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Kevin Quackenbush was great in the minors, but he struggled in his one appearance with LA.

The Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher Kevin Quackenbush to a minor-league contract on May 1. He spent majority of the season in Triple-A, but he had one appearance with the Dodgers on August 8.

LA selected his contract and added him to the 40-man roster on August 7. Quackenbush came out of the bullpen on August 8 against the Angels. His stint was...

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Eric Stephen

Vin Scully touts Gil Hodges for HOF

Golden Days Era committee will vote on Sunday

Sunday is when a pair of committees will meet and discuss Hall of Fame worthiness of 10 candidates each. One of those groups, the Golden Days Era committee, includes Gil Hodges, Maury Wills, and Dick Allen, and Ken Boyer, all former Dodgers.

Vin Scully, who called games involving every retired number in Dodgers history during his 67 years behind the mic, wrote an essay strongly in support of Hodges getting inducted in Cooperstown, for...

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Eric Stephen

Seager & Scherzer are no longer Dodgers

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A pair of huge deals

The two highest rungs on the Dodgers free agent ladder are headed elsewhere after massive contracts agreed to Monday. Max Scherzer set a record with his over $43.3 million average annual salary in a three-year contract with the Mets, while shortstop Corey Seager got a 10-year, $325 million deal from the Rangers.

Seager is the latest, and by far the best, of the many, many recent former Dodgers to...

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Phillies interested in Corey Knebel, Kyle Schwarber

The Phillies have “serious interest” in free agent reliever Corey Knebel as well as outfielder Kyle Schwarber.

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Could Dodgers sign Freddie Freeman?

Freeman, a five-time All-Star, has been a Brave for his entire 12-year MLB career, so it would be pretty shocking to see him end up with the National League rival Dodgers.

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Blake Harris

Daniel Hudson signs one-year deal with LA

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The Dodgers reportedly sign veteran reliever Daniel Hudson to a one-year deal

Old friend alert.

According to multiple reports, the Dodgers are expected to sign veteran right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson to a one-year contract.

Right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson and the Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing an agreement on a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN. When completed, it’s expected to be for around $7 million.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan)...

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Locked On Dodgers: MLB Free Agency Update + Is Max Scherzer Leaving the Dodgers?

Click here to listen There was a handful of free agent moves this past weekend and none of them directly involved the Dodgers; however, they did maybe affect the team’s plans.

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Dodgers Nearing Agreement With Daniel Hudson

The Dodgers are nearing agreement on a one-year contract with free agent reliever Daniel Hudson, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). It’s expected to be worth around $7MM, once finalized, per Passan.

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Rangers sign star SS Corey Seager to 10-year, $325M deal

Seager is the second major middle infielder the Rangers signed this offseason. They also gave Marcus Semien a seven-year, $175 million deal.

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Locked On Dodgers: MLB Free Agency Update + Is Max Scherzer Leaving the Dodgers?

Click here to listen There was a handful of free agent moves this past weekend and none of them directly involved the Dodgers; however, they did maybe affect the team’s plans.

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Eric Stephen

Corey Seager goes to Texas on 10-year deal

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A massive deal for the now former Dodgers SS

One of the most coveted free agents on the market has found a new home. Former Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has agreed to terms with the Rangers on a massive contract. Jeff Passan of ESPN was first with the news.

BREAKING: Star shortstop Corey Seager and the Texas Rangers are in agreement on a 10-year, $325 million deal, sources familiar with the situation tell ESPN.

— Jeff Passan...

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Eric Stephen

Max Muncy has a torn UCL in his left elbow

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Dodgers 1B suffered the injury on the final day of 2021 regular season.

Max Muncy revealed an important detail of his left elbow injury that knocked him out of the postseason. In an interview with Alanna Rizzo on ‘High Heat’ on MLB Network on Monday, Muncy said he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.

“It’s a little slow. I’m not recovering as quick as I would like, but that’s what happens when you do...

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Eric Stephen

Dodgers fans guide to MLB labor negotiations

Setting the stage for a potentially long winter

Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, the document agreed upon by players and owners, which governs the sport, expires on December 1 at 8:59 p.m. PT. We’ve known this for quite some time, but it seemed so abstract and far away in the future. But now the time is nearly here. December 1 is Wednesday.

This week could be relatively busy for a few days, before things get awfully quiet.

Most signs point to a lockout...

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Eric Stephen

Max Scherzer lands record contract with Mets

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Record average annual value for the 37-year-old future Hall of Fame pitcher

Max Scherzer regained his peak form in two-plus months with the Dodgers, and finished third in National League Cy Young Award voting. The future Hall of Famer cashed in with a reported record-breaking three-year deal with the New York Mets.

Andy Martino of SNY TV first reported the deal was done, at three years, $130 million. Jeff Passan at ESPN reported...

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Mets, Max Scherzer Finalizing Three-Year Deal

The Mets and three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer are finalizing a three-year contract worth $130MM, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. There are only “minor details” left to be sorted out before the Scott Boras client puts pen to paper on a contract that will shatter Gerrit Cole’s $36MM annual value record for starting pitchers.

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Eric Stephen

2021 review: Max Scherzer

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LA acquired a dominant ace for the stretch run

Max Scherzer was dominant after the Dodgers acquired him at the trade deadline, expertly filling a void in a depleted rotation. But an arm injury derailed an otherwise strong October.

At the time of the July 30 trade with the Nationals, the Dodgers starting rotation consisted Walker Buehler and Julio Urías, limited versions of David Price and Tony Gonsolin (who would be placed on the injured list one day...

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