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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 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
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

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
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
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

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
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

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

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,

Five NL West prospects worth watching

April 11, 2019

The Minor League season kicked off last week, offering the first glimpse at some of the brightest prospects around baseball. Many of them reside within National League West organizations, as the Padres and Dodgers have each built top-10 farm systems, according to MLB Pipeline. Here’s a look at five NL

Watch: Dodgers' Lux breaks down his swing

March 12, 2019

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dodgers' No. 4 prospect Gavin Lux was coming off of his first full season in 2017 and the results were uneven. He knew he was better than his .244/.331/.362 line indicated. He also knew that he had the ability, with strength he had added since signing as

Meet the fireballer turning heads in LA's camp

Cabrera, 28, racking up K's with triple-digit velocity
March 8, 2019

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The most dominant Dodgers pitcher this Spring Training is Yordy Cabrera, which raises the obvious questions: Who is he and where did he come from? He’s a 28-year-old right-hander with triple-digit velocity who's had a meandering journey to the Minor League side of Camelback Ranch. He’s shown

Here are the Dodgers' 2019 Top 30 Prospects

February 27, 2019

Since MLB Pipeline began ranking baseball's best farm systems in the spring of 2015, the Dodgers are the only organization to appear on all nine of our twice-a-year top 10 lists. During that time, they've promoted two Rookies of the Year (Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager), four All-Stars (Bellinger, Joc Pederson,

Inbox: When will LA call on catching prospects?

Beat reporter Ken Gurnick answers questions from fans
February 8, 2019

Now that we know J.T. Realmuto isn't coming to L.A., the Dodgers will start the season with Austin Barnes and Russell Martin behind the plate. How soon can we realistically expect to see Keibert Ruiz or Will Smith in the big leagues? -- @CheckBlueLAAt 23, Smith is three years older

Dodgers' spring invites led by prospect trio

May, Lux, Smith among 21 non-roster players headed to camp
February 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers announced the 21 non-roster players receiving invitations to Major League Spring Training camp on Friday, a list that includes pitching prospect Dustin May, shortstop prospect Gavin Lux and catching prospect Will Smith.At Nos. 3, 4 and 5 in the Dodgers' system (according to MLB Pipeline),

LA gains flexibility by trading Kemp, Puig, Wood

7-player deal with Reds lands Bailey, who is released
December 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The popular assumption after Friday's salary-swap blockbuster is that it clears the way for the Dodgers to sign free agent Bryce Harper. As usual, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman wasn't making any public leaps. Read into it as you wish after the Dodgers sent outfielders Matt

Prospect Ruiz among 5 added to 40-man roster

November 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers lined up their 40-man roster for next month's Rule 5 Draft on Tuesday by protecting catcher Keibert Ruiz, right-handed pitchers Yadier Alvarez and Josh Sborz, and infielders Edwin Rios and Matt Beaty.To make room, the club released right-handed pitcher Tom Koehler and designated for assignment

No. 1 prospect Verdugo joins expanded roster

Outfielder among 4 called up; Rosscup, Utley activated from DL
September 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- There were no surprises from the Dodgers when rosters expanded on Saturday. In addition to adding trade acquisitionsDavid Freese and Ryan Madson, the Dodgers recalled outfielders Alex Verdugo, Alvin Toles and Tim Locastro and catcher James Farmer from Triple-A Oklahoma City and activated infielder Chase Utley and

7 contenders with prospects to make a big deal

July 27, 2018

At this time of year, when buyers are competing to bolster their rosters for the stretch run and sellers are looking to next season and beyond, arguably nothing is more important than the prospects contenders have -- and are willing -- to trade.While much attention is paid to the top

Dodgers' Draft class heavy in college talent

Only 6 HS players among 40 picks; Roberts' godson taken in Round 39
June 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Fifty years ago, Al Campanis conducted the most productive Draft in the history of the Dodgers (if not the entire Major Leagues), selecting the nucleus of the club that would go to four World Series and win one in 1981.• Draft Tracker: Every Dodgers pickThirty years ago,

Dodgers draft Hofstra LHP Rooney on Day 2

June 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- With a limited bonus pool budget, the Dodgers took what the 2018 MLB Draft gave them on Tuesday's second day of selections.• Draft Tracker: Follow every Dodgers Draft pickAfter taking right-handed pitchers J.T. Ginn and Michael Grove in the first two rounds on Monday, scouting director Billy

No. 9 prospect Santana joining Dodgers

May 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Pitching prospect Dennis Santana is being called up to the Dodgers' big league staff, according to a post on his Twitter account.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the club would add one or two pitchers after Kenta Maeda left Tuesday night's start in the second inning because of

MRI confirms Kershaw has biceps tendinitis

Dodgers ace lands on 10-day DL, to rehab in Los Angeles
May 6, 2018

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Franchise pitcher Clayton Kershaw joined the Dodgers' wounded on Sunday when he was placed on the 10-day DL with biceps tendinitis. Brock Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace him.But nobody is equipped to replace Kershaw, the three-time National League Cy Young Award winner and

Buehler optioned, but likely to start Saturday

Top prospect sent to nearby Rancho Cucamonga; reliever Hudson recalled
April 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers demoted top prospect Walker Buehler to Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, but fans need not worry -- it's just a logistical move.Buehler fired five scoreless innings against the Marlins in his first MLB start Monday night and was optioned to make room on

Dodgers sign top Draft pick Kendall

Second-rounder Cooper, third-rounder Wong also among signees
July 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers signed their top three picks from the June Draft before Friday's deadline.First-rounder Jaren Kendall, an outfielder from Vanderbilt University, signed for $2.9 million (recommended bonus was $2,702,700); second-rounder Morgan Cooper, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Texas, signed for $870,000 (recommended bonus was $1,018,200);