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Christian Yelich would welcome Manny Machado on Brewers despite history

Several Milwaukee Brewers players made their feelings known about Manny Machado during the NLCS earlier this year, and Christian Yelich was among the most outspoken. However, that does not mean the star outfielder would be opposed to playing alongside his playoff foe. During a brief chat with TMZ at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year ceremony in LA this week, Yelich was asked how he would feel about the Brewers opening up their checkbook for Machado. “It’s part of the game....

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Connor Joe and Drew Jackson selected in Rule 5 Draft

Connor Joe and Drew Jackson were both members of 2018 Texas League title team

LAS VEGAS — Two members of the Texas League champions Tulsa Drillers team were selected in the 2018 Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning. Connor Joe and Drew Jackson were selected by the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies respectively in the first round of the Rule 5 Draft.

Connor Joe hit .304/.425/.554 in 59 games at Tulsa and then finished the season at Oklahoma City where in 49 games, he hit...

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Manny Machado willing to move to third base for ‘right contract?'

Manny Machado has made it no secret that he wants to continue playing shortstop with his next team, but the All-Star slugger is not going to pass up millions of dollars just to get his wish. Bobby Dickerson, Machado’s longtime personal coach and mentor, told Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Enquirer this week that Machado has a strong preference to remain a shortstop but will transition back to third base if the money is right. “Manny’s mindset is to be a shortstop. He really wants to...

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Report: Dodgers close to deal with Joe Kelly

The Dodgers and free agent righty Joe Kelly are close to an agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic (Twitter link). Kelly is set to receive a three-year deal worth around $25M, as per Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan (via Twitter). Kelly is represented by ACES. The Dodgers received an up-close (and, at the time, unwelcome) look at Kelly’s ability during the World Series, when he tossed six shutout innings over five appearances to help Boston capture the...

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Dodgers Rumors: RP Joe Kelly, LA Agree to 3-Year, $25M Contract

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly agreed to sign free-agent reliever Joe Kelly on a three-year, $25 million deal, according to ESPN.com's Alden Gonzalez ...

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Dodgers reportedly close to signing Joe Kelly

Late night tweets say it is for 3 years/$25M

LAS VEGAS — As the night turns to the last day of the 2018 Winter Meetings, the Dodgers appear to be close to making their first major free agent deal of the offseason.

Sources confirm the Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing an agreement with Joe Kelly, as @Ken_Rosenthal and @ByRobertMurray reported. Deal would be for three years and ~$25 million.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 13, 2018

For the last two seasons, Kelly has been used...

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2018 Dodgers Review: Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier was acquired by the Dodgers at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline as a solution to the struggling Logan Forsythe. As it would turn out, Dozier would have his own struggles.

What went right

Dozier made a strong impression in his first two weeks with the team. The 31-year-old hit a home run in each of his first two games in Los Angeles to help the Dodgers even a four-game set with the Brewers.

2 games for the @Dodgers, 2 Homers for Brian Dozier

via @MLB...

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Report: Dodgers unwilling to include Cody Bellinger in J.T. Realmuto trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again looking to be active this offseason after they fell short in the World Series for the second straight year, but young outfielder Cody Bellinger is not a player they have any interest in trading. Numerous teams have expressed interest in acquiring Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, and the Dodgers are said to be among them. However, Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that talks have not gone very far because the Marlins are asking for Bellinger....

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Roberts talks about Dodgers roster for 2019

Roberts meets the media for the first time since his four-year contract was announced

LAS VEGAS — Late Tuesday afternoon, manager Dave Roberts had his scheduled media appearance at the Winter Meetings. MLB schedules a 30-minute media session for each manager and Roberts was one of the last managers scheduled on Tuesday.

This was the first time Roberts had met with the media since his four-year extension was announced last week.

“I’m happy, I’m ecstatic, I’m excited” Roberts...

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Dodgers rumors: Puig, Kemp, and more

Oh, where to begin.

For the third straight day, the Dodgers remained active at the winter meetings, coming up in rumors with multiple players. The player that seemed to be at the forefront in every potential deal, was Yasiel Puig.

#Dodgers, #Reds have talked multiple times, sources tell The Athletic. Different packages being discussed; Puig in play as well as other LAD outfielders, pitchers. Dodgers want to clear money for other pursuits. Puig projected $11.3M in arb, per @mlbtraderumors,...

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Dodgers “actively” attempting to trade Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp

The Dodgers are “actively” attempting to trade either or both of Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Los Angeles would presumably have a much easier time moving the mercurial Puig, who’s the younger, less expensive and better of the two outfielders. The 28-year-old Puig is projected to make an affordable $11.3M in 2019, his last season of team control, and is reportedly “open” to playing for another club after developing a distrust of Dodgers...

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Dodgers reportedly trying to trade Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig

Dodgers fans better get used to the idea of not seeing Matt Kemp and/or Yasiel Puig in Dodger Blue next season. Los Angeles has a surplus of outfield options and is looking to stay under the luxury tax, which has led them to explore trades for both Puig and Kemp. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand says the Dodgers are even “actively trying to trade” the players. Kemp is due $21.5 million next season, so he would be tough to move unless the Dodgers throw in a significant amount of money. Though he...

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Dodgers news: Realmuto, Castellanos, Kelly

Though a move has yet to be made, the Dodgers appear to be the most active team at the winter meetings. With their name seemingly attached to almost every player, it looks as if the Dodgers are ready for a busy offseason.

J.T. Realmuto

With the likely departure of Yasmani Grandal, one of the Dodgers’ biggest needs is finding a catcher. It’s not every day the best player at a certain position is available via trade, and LA has been linked to one the entire offseason.

Realmuto, 27, is...

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Dodgers Trade Rumors: LA Looking to Re-Shape Payroll by Dealing Outfielders, SP

Yasiel Puig , Cody Bellinger and Rich Hill reportedly headline a star-studded Los Angeles Dodgers trade block as the team attempts to reshape its payroll ahead of the 2019 MLB season...

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Andrew Friedman talks about Dodgers and areas of potential change

Andrew Friedman also talks about Jansen, Bellinger, Wood and catching situation

LAS VEGAS — Late on Monday afternoon, Andrew Friedman Dodger President of Baseball Operations talked about the state of the Dodgers and what was going on with the team.

Perhaps the only news in this conversation, outside of some notes on specific Dodgers, was that Friedman does think that the team will use the starting pitcher and outfielder depth to improve the team. But no player or potential trade was...

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Manny Machado not expected to meet with teams in Las Vegas

Superstar free agent Manny Machado will not meet with teams in Las Vegas, it seems, preferring instead to visit suitors at their home parks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). That would seem to suggest that his market won’t take off over the week to come, though surely there will be relevant developments. If Machado is indeed plotting a course of courtship that will take place over the coming weeks, then perhaps there’s more room for earlier developments in other...

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Dodgers News: Kluber, LeMahieu, Sunday Night baseball schedule

With the annual winter meetings underway, a lot of rumors have been circulating in regards to the Dodgers.

The most recent, and likely the biggest piece of news to come out is that the Dodgers are still talking with the Indians about a potential deal surrounding two-time Cy-Young winner, Corey Kluber.

Sources: Corey Kluber trade talks have intensified. #Dodgers are among the teams involved. @MLBNetwork @MLB

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2018

LA has been linked with Kluber all...

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Report: Dodgers will 'in all likelihood' trade an existing starter

Entering the Winter Meetings with a wide variety of potential moves under consideration, the Dodgers will “in all likelihood” move an existing starter via trade, ESPN.com’s Alden Gonzalez writes. Just what the might look like isn’t yet clear, but the club’s numerous options will surely hold appeal to rivals. To be sure, the Dodgers have found ways on numerous occasions in the recent past to juggle seeming roster overloads, but Gonzalez says that the ability to utilize a player such...

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Dodgers add new Vice President and Assistant GM

Kingston held similarly titled position in Seattle

The Dodgers reportedly has hired Jeff Kingston as Vice President and Assistant General Manager. By making this move, he leaves the Seattle Mariners where he also was Vice President and Assistant General Manager. He had that position from 2015 until he resigned that job to join the Dodgers.

Dodgers have hired Jeff Kingston as Vice President and Assistant General Manager. Previously held same title with Mariners.

— Ken Gurnick...

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Report: Dodgers among teams with 'serious interest' in David Robertson

No fewer than six teams have “serious interest” in free-agent reliever David Robertson, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. The Dodgers are among that group, according to Feinsand. Shifting to the West Coast would be a major change for the 33-year-old Robertson, who debuted in 2008 and has only pitched for the Yankees and White Sox. A Rhode Island resident who has spent the majority of his career in New York, Robertson would like to remain in the Northeast, Yankees general manager Brian...

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