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May's role still a work in progress

Floro placed on IL; Sadler recalled from Oklahoma City
@kengurnick
August 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are trying to have it every which way with 21-year-old rookie pitcher Dustin May. The No. 2-ranked prospect in the organization, according to MLB Pipeline, started in his first three MLB appearances. Then he made his relief debut on Sunday, when he allowed a grand

May, Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, moved to 'pen

Gonsolin, ranked No. 5, may get crack at rotation
@kengurnick
August 16, 2019

ATLANTA -- The Dodgers’ summer tryout camp continues on Sunday, when Dustin May is scheduled to make his MLB relief debut and the starter might be Tony Gonsolin, manager Dave Roberts said on Friday. The two rookies are under consideration for spots on the postseason pitching staff. Gonsolin, currently with

Rios smacks 1st career HR ... and doesn't stop

@cdenicola13
August 14, 2019

MIAMI -- Dodgers prospect Edwin Ríos put on a special performance in front of family and friends by hitting the first two homers of his Major League career in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Marlins. Rios, who was drafted out of nearby Florida International University, had his uncle, fiancee and

Watch Cards-Dodgers, today on YouTube

August 7, 2019

Once again today, baseball fans will be treated to a unique digital viewing experience when the Dodgers host the Cardinals in a game airing exclusively on YouTube. The contest, which is the fourth MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube, will see the Dodgers and Cards wrap up a

Solid debut showcases May's potential

21-year-old will start again Wednesday as October audition continues
@kengurnick
August 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- On the 97th pitch, the game got away from Dustin May. But for enough of his MLB debut, a 21-year-old with one MLB start under his belt showed why he’s in the conversation for October baseball. The Dodgers lost to the Padres, 5-2, at Dodger Stadium, wasting

Ryu heads to injured list (neck) as May debuts

Gonsolin recalled; Floro optioned; Alexander moved to 60-day IL
@kengurnick
August 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers’ summer tryout camp will include rookie Tony Gonsolin starting Monday night instead of Cy Young candidate Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday for precautionary reasons with a sore neck. Ryu, healthy enough to throw six scoreless innings at Coors Field

Here's what to expect from Dustin May

He has some of the nastiest stuff, and best hair, among top prospects
@JimCallisMLB
August 2, 2019

The Dodgers may not have a recent World Series championship to show for it, but they've become one of baseball's model franchises. They've won six consecutive National League West titles and are a lock for their seventh, and they've also captured the last two NL pennants. • Dodgers' re-ranked Top

Are you kidding? Kershaw praises rookie heroics

Smith's first grand slam extends magical run for Dodgers' youngsters
@kengurnick
August 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Go for it? Or keep the prospects? After watching the latest heroics of rookie catcher Will Smith -- a grand slam in Thursday night’s 8-2 win over the Padres -- winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw sees the possibility of having the best of both worlds. “In a Major

May's Friday debut to serve as audition

Dodgers' No. 2 prospect likely to make more than one start
@kengurnick
August 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Top pitching prospect Dustin May starts Friday night in his MLB debut, as the Dodgers open their first August training camp in preparation for the postseason. That’s what it amounts to after a tame Trade Deadline by Dodgers' standards. Unable to land Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez --

Would LA part with top prospects at Deadline?

Ruiz, Lux, May and Smith could be part of package for bullpen help
@jonmorosi
July 27, 2019

The Dodgers’ farm system has been headlined this year by a Big Four group of prospects, as ranked by MLB Pipeline: catcher Keibert Ruiz, shortstop/second baseman Gavin Lux, right-hander Dustin May and catcher/third baseman Will Smith. The industry thinks of the quartet together, especially when wondering if Dodgers president of

Lux extends unreal run with another huge game

@DKramer_
July 18, 2019

The Dodgers consistently preach the value of their depth, and it appears they have another star in the making who is propelling his way through the pipeline. Gavin Lux homered for a fifth straight game on Thursday, going 5-for-6 and adding a pair of doubles in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 18-5

Prospects Lux, May to play in Futures Game

@MannyOnMLB
June 28, 2019

DENVER -- It's been a big week for top Dodgers prospects Gavin Lux and Dustin May. They were both promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, and on Friday they learned they are headed to the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland on

Dodgers call up red-hot Rios, reliever Rosscup

Gonsolin, Ferguson sent to Triple-A ahead of Colorado series
@MannyOnMLB
June 27, 2019

DENVER -- The Dodgers called up infielder Edwin Ríos and left-hander Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Oklahoma City ahead of Thursday's series opener with the Rockies at Coors Field. In corresponding moves, right-hander Tony Gonsolin and lefty Caleb Ferguson were optioned to Oklahoma City, and center fielder A.J. Pollock (elbow infection)

Dodgers do rookie no favors in gritty debut

@kengurnick
June 26, 2019

ARIZONA -- The Dodgers opened Wednesday’s series finale with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin on the mound in his MLB debut, and they ended it with well-rested righty Russell Martin pitching mop-up. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, the catcher pitched better than the pitcher in an 8-2 blowout loss to the D-backs

Gonsolin on callup: 'All the emotions flooded me'

@kengurnick
June 25, 2019

PHOENIX -- Tony Gonsolin, set to make his MLB debut as the Wednesday starter, was in the Dodgers' clubhouse Tuesday to get acclimated for his activation. He got the callup news from Oklahoma City manager Travis Barbary. “My heart started racing, started sweating immediately -- excitement, nervousness, anxious, all the

Dodgers 1st team ever to win 3 in row THIS WAY

Smith joins Beaty, Verdugo as weekend walk-off heroes vs. Rockies
@kengurnick
June 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Kyle Garlick is on the clock, now that Will Smith has followed Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo in a historic rookie walk-off weekend. Smith, recalled from Triple-A Sunday morning, spent the late afternoon in the daily Gatorade hero shower after launching a three-run pinch-hit blast off Scott

Dodgers sign 1st-round pick Kody Hoese

June 11, 2019

The Dodgers have announced the signing of first-round Draft pick Kody Hoese. The third baseman from Tulane will receive a signing bonus of $2,740,300, the full slot value for the No. 25 overall selection, according to MLB.com Draft expert Jim Callis. The club has not confirmed the bonus amount. Hoese,

Dodgers pleased with 'unique' Draft haul

L.A. takes majority college players, 20 pitchers over 3 days
@kengurnick
June 5, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers came away from the MLB Draft on Wednesday sounding better than when they went in. “We feel great about the outcome,” said scouting director Billy Gasparino. “We feel even better about the amount of quality players we got this year. We really got some unique

Dodgers draft 8 college players on Day 2

@kengurnick
June 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- And on the second day of the MLB Draft, the Dodgers went back to college. After taking slugging college infielders Kody Hoese (Tulane) and Michael Busch (UNC) then veering to high school pitcher Billy Lewis with the final pick on Day 1, scouting director Billy Gasparino and

Dodgers take Tulane slugger with first pick

3B Hoese drafted 25th overall; LA takes UNC 2B at No. 31
@kengurnick
June 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- With their two first-round picks in the 2019 MLB Draft on Monday, the Dodgers went all-in for power-hitting college infielders, selecting Tulane third baseman Kody Hoese No. 25 overall and North Carolina utility man Michael Busch, taken as a second baseman No. 31 overall. “We liked that

Dodgers' Draft strategy? Take the best available

LA eyes pitcher Espino with first pick at No. 25
@kengurnick
June 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers almost never reveal strategy, except for the MLB Draft, insisting they take the best player available, no matter what. They have two of the first 31 picks in the 2019 Draft, which will take place today through Wednesday, beginning with the Draft preview show on

Smith's first homer a walk-off shot for LA

@SarahWexler32
June 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Will Smith’s first stint as a Major Leaguer may not last long, but four games in, he’s already left his mark with the Dodgers. Smith’s ninth-inning solo home run off Hector Neris -- Smith’s first homer as a Major Leaguer -- gave Los Angeles a 4-3 win

Dodgers prospect Will Smith up; Barnes on IL

Kelly activated; Ferguson sent to Triple-A
@kengurnick
May 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers promoted young catcher Will Smith to the big leagues for the first time on Monday and activated reliever Joe Kelly from the bereavement list. The pair replaced catcher Austin Barnes, who went on the 10-day injured list with a mild left groin strain, and struggling

Dodgers prospects throw no-hitter in losing effort

@_dadler
April 14, 2019

You don't see a no-hitter every day. And you see this kind of no-hitter on even fewer days. The Tulsa Drillers pitched a combined no-hitter against the Arkansas Travelers on Sunday ... and lost. The Dodgers' Double-A affiliate blanked the Travelers in the hit column, but fell to the Mariners

Rule 5 pick Joe returned to Dodgers

@kengurnick
April 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Rule 5 Draft pick Connor Joe was returned to the Dodgers on Saturday, rejoining Rule 5 pick Drew Jackson, who was returned to the organization three days earlier. Joe, a 26-year-old utilityman, was left unprotected by the Dodgers over the winter and was drafted by the Reds,