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  • Yankees, Dodgers, Phillies, Orioles Among Teams Interested In Tanner Scott

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    Marlins closer Tanner Scott has already been drawing trade interest for several weeks, and Jon Heyman of the New York Post lists the Yankees, Dodgers, Phillies and Orioles as just some of the many teams showing interest in the hard-throwing lefty. Will Sammon and Katie Woo of The Athletic suggested this morning that Scott could...

    Jun 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Miami Marlins Baltimore Orioles Los Angeles Dodgers New York Yankees Philadelphia Phillies Tanner Scott
  • Clayton Kershaw To Make First Rehab Start Wednesday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) will start his minor-league rehab assignment for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday. Kershaw tossed a three-inning simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday and has been cleared to begin his rehab assignment. The 36-year-old southpaw's southpaw was sitting in the upper-80s in his simulated game, which is right where the Dodgers expected him to be. The future Hall of Famer is well ahead of schedule, but he's still not going to make his 2024 debut until the second half of the season. Given all of his injuries in recent seasons, the Dodgers aren't going to rush the three-time Cy Young winner back. The 10-time All-Star is no longer a high-end fantasy ace, but he still has the potential to be a solid midrange starter in mixed leagues if he stays healthy after he makes his debut.

    Jun 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Bobby Miller To Return To The Rotation Wednesday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that right-hander Bobby Miller (shoulder) will return to the Dodgers' starting rotation on Wednesday at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies. Miller didn't look great on his minor-league rehab assignment, posting a 7.80 ERA and 1.80 WHIP with 10 strikeouts and eight walks in 15 innings, but he did hit 99 mph with his fastball his last time out, so the Dodgers are ready for him to return to their rotation. The 25-year-old has only made three starts in the big leagues in 2024 and landed on the injured list in mid-April with right-shoulder inflammation. He tossed six scoreless innings in his season debut against St. Louis but then allowed seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings his next two starts before getting hurt. With Miller, the high-end strikeout upside will be worth the risk in a matchup against Colorado, even at Coors Field.

    Jun 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Ryan Brasier Now On The 60-Day Injured List

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers moved right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier (calf) to the 60-day injured list on June 13. Brasier pulled his right calf muscle while doing some sprinting as part of his regular warmups before the game on April 29 against the Arizona Diamondbacks and was put on the 15-day IL. An MRI exam on April 30 showed that the strain was mild. However, manager Dave Roberts said on May 31 that Brasier has been playing catch but remained "a ways out" from returning. The 36-year-old veteran will be eligible to return at the end of June, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he's held out longer, possibly until the second half of the season. Brasier made 12 appearances (one start) in his first year in LA before getting hurt, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits (three homers) while walking three and fanning 12 in 11 2/3 innings.

    Jun 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Ryan Brasier
  • Jerming Rosario Promoted To Double-A

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Jerming Rosario was promoted to Double-A on Thursday, June 13. Rosario has spent the past four years at Single and High-A and can finally move up to the next level in the minor leagues. Throughout his time in the minors, Rosario has been deployed as a starter and reliever, and that is not expected to change in Double-A. This season, he appeared in 10 games, made six starts, and held a 3.68 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and an 11:38 BB:K ratio. In addition, he has performed much better at High-A this season compared to his 4.70 ERA and 1.46 he held through 67 frames last season. Rosario is not ranked within MLB Pipeline's top 30 Dodger prospects, but that could change if he performs well at Double-A. He should remain on the waiver wire in your dynasty league for the foreseeable future.

    Jun 14 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Jerming Rosario
  • Dodgers Acquire Jose Hernandez From Pirates

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    The Dodgers announced the acquisition of lefty reliever Jose Hernandez from the Pirates for cash. Los Angeles transferred Ryan Brasier to the 60-day injured list to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Pittsburgh designated Hernandez for assignment earlier in the week when they claimed Dennis Santana off waivers. Los Angeles took that opportunity to bring Hernandez...

    Jun 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Pittsburgh Pirates Jose Hernandez Ryan Brasier Dennis Santana
  • Clayton Kershaw Has Successful Sim Game

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    Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) tossed a successful three-inning simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, and pitching coach Mark Prior said Kershaw's velocity was at 88-89 mph -- right where they would expect for a live batting practice session at this point. The future Hall of Famer was also throwing two-seamers and changeups along with his usual mix of pitches. After his second simulated game, the 36-year-old veteran southpaw is now expected to embark on a lengthy minor-league rehab assignment. The 10-time All-Star isn't going to return to LA's starting rotation until after the All-Star break, but he's certainly getting closer to his 2024 debut. Fantasy managers should know that Kershaw is no longer in his prime, but even an aging ace with injury concerns can have value in mixed leagues after he went 12-3 with a 2.28 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 22 starts last year before going down with his shoulder injury.

    Jun 13 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Jeral Perez Nearing High-A Promotion

    Los Angeles Dodgers third base prospect Jeral Perez has performed well through 56 games at Single-A over the past two seasons and is approaching his High-A debut. In 49 games this season with Single-A Rancho, the 19-year-old has posted a strong .286/.410/.476 slash line with eight long balls, 28 RBI, four stolen bases, and a 37:54 BB:K ratio. Perez is in the midst of a power surge as he launched his second home run in the past eight games on Wednesday. MLB Pipeline ranks him as the number 17 prospect in the Dodger system and projects Perez to reach the majors in 2027, but that ETA could shift if he carries this success into High-A. Dynasty managers should leave Perez on the waiver wire for the time being but should monitor his progress as he could earn a promotion in the coming months.

    Jun 13 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Jeral Perez
  • Jackson Ferris Turns In Another Dominant Outing

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitching prospect Jackson Ferris turned in another strong performance on Wednesday, where he tossed five shutout innings with six punchouts. He allowed just one hit and two free passes. This was a nice follow-up to the best start of the season he posted last week, where he struck out 10 batters across five one-run frames. Through his first look at High-A, Ferris has logged 52 innings with a 4.47 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and a 26:65 BB:K ratio. However, in his past four starts (20 innings), he holds a strong 2.21 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and a 7:26 BB:K ratio. The 20-year-old southpaw is ranked as the number six best prospect in the Dodger system on MLB Pipeline and is projected to reach the major in 2026. However, if he continues to dominate High-A batters, he could reach Double-A this summer which opens the door for a 2025 major league debut.

    Jun 13 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Jackson Ferris
  • Chris Newell Making Big Impact With Bat, Speed

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Chris Newell is a former 13th-round pick who has developed into a promising power hitter. The left-hander is capable of putting a charge into any pitch thrown his way, and he's even shown some improvement in terms of hitting to all parts of the field. He also lets his power-happy approach lead to swings and misses, and while that's okay to some extent, he simply strikes out too much. Defensively, Newell has decent speed but below-average arm strength, keeping him in center or left field for the foreseeable future. Last week was a memorable one for Newell as he went he went 8-for-18 with three homers, six RBI, six walks, and five strikeouts. He was also a threat on the basepaths, stealing five bags on five attempts. Newell's upside is undeniable as long as he can keep his strikeout rate in check.

    Jun 12 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Newell
  • Blue Jays Trade Cavan Biggio To Dodgers

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    12:15pm: The teams have now announced the trade. 11:16am: The Dodgers are optioning Miguel Vargas to Triple-A to open a spot on the roster for Biggio, reports Jack Harris of the L.A. Times. Vargas has hit well in his tiny sample of work this season, but the Dodgers have moved him from the infield to...

    Jun 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Toronto Blue Jays Cavan Biggio Miguel Vargas
  • Miguel Vargas Being Sent To The Minors

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    After the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Cavan Biggio from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, infielder Miguel Vargas is being optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Vargas had only played in eight games with the Dodgers after being called up around a month ago, and he had five hits (one home run) in 20 at-bats with four RBI and a stolen base. The 24-year-old will now go back to Oklahoma City and bide his time on the farm for a potential call-up later this season. On a stacked Dodgers team, it's hard to envision Vargas getting any kind of serious playing time again in 2024. In his three big-league seasons in LA, including this year, Vargas is slashing a weak .195/.291/.362 with nine home runs, 44 RBI and five steals in 107 games played.

    Jun 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Miguel Vargas
  • Freddie Freeman Joins Parade With Ninth Homer

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    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman put together a big performance in Tuesday's victory versus the Texas Rangers. The slugger went 3-for-4 on the evening with three runs and a solo home run. Freeman was one of five Dodgers to go yard in a 15-2 routing of the defending World Series champs. On the season, Freeman is now hitting .297 with nine homers, 41 RBI and three stolen bases. At age 34, Freeman has shown no issues of slowing down and hitting behind Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani may be the spot in any lineup in baseball. The veteran remains one of the safest and most consistent option at the first base position moving forward.

    Jun 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Freddie Freeman
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Strikes Out Seven On Friday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto turned in a quality start in a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday. Yamamoto tossed seven innings of shutout ball while allowing just two hits, striking out seven, and walking two but had to settle for a no-decision in the 11-inning game. Yamamoto has been excellent in his first season in MLB, posting a 6-2 record, 3.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts across 72 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling in his next start, which is scheduled for Thursday at home against the Texas Rangers.

    Jun 8 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Jackson Ferris Tallies Season-High Ten Punchouts On Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitching prospect Jackson Ferris tallied a season-high ten strikeouts in Wednesday's victory. Ferris allowed just one earned run with four hits and two free passes. Through his first season at the High-A level, the 20-year-old holds a 4.94 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and a 24:59 BB:K ratio in 47 innings. However, in his past three starts, the former second-round selection has begun to find his footing with a 2.93 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 5:20 BB:K ratio. MLB Pipeline ranks Ferris as the number six prospect in the Dodger system and projects him to reach the major leagues in 2026. Ferris could become a must-stash in dynasty leagues if carries these elite strikeout numbers in Double-A.

    Jun 6 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Jackson Ferris
  • Dinelson Lamet Elects Free Agency

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    Right-hander Dinelson Lamet, who'd been pitching with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City, has elected free agency, per the transaction log at MiLB.com. Presumably, the minor league deal he inked with the Dodgers back in February contained an early June opt-out date that he chose to exercise. Lamet, 31, briefly had his contract selected...

    Jun 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Dinelson Lamet
  • Trey Sweeney Mashes Six Homers In Big Week

    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop prospect Trey Sweeney is a 24-year-old who was acquired from the Yankees last winter in the Blue Crew's attempt to create 40-man roster space while bolstering their farm system. The former first-round pick is a reliable defender with a strong glove and a decent arm. However, he might not be rangy or athletic enough to play shortstop long-term, suggesting that a move to second or third base will be necessary. At the plate, he has great awareness, using his baseball IQ to draw walks and get the bat on the ball. He isn't viewed as a power hitter, but he gets on base. Although Sweeney isn't a major power threat, he certainly mashed the ball last week. In turn, this generated plenty of buzz about his future, which could include a promotion to the big league club sooner rather than later. Over his last six games, he went 11-for-28 with six homers, 14 RBI, two walks, and eight strikeouts. He also stole a base.

    Jun 5 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Trey Sweeney
  • MLB Clears Shohei Ohtani In Gambling Investigation

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    After former translator Ippei Mizuhara's guilty plea, Major League Baseball has cleared Los Angeles Dodgers two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani and has closed its investigation, citing the thoroughness of the federal investigation and the criminal proceedings not being contested. "MLB considers Shohei Ohtani a victim of fraud and this matter has been closed," the league said in a statement. MLB considers Ohtani "a victim of fraud" at the hands of Mizuhara and won't suspend him at all. Mizuhara pleaded guilty to bank and tax-fraud charges. It always seemed like a long shot that the 29-year-old MVP would be suspended by the league, but now it's official. Despite the ongoing investigation, Ohtani has remained one of the best hitters in the league and is currently slashing .322/.392/.596 with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases in his first 58 games with the Dodgers.

    Jun 4 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • River Ryan Impresses In Rehab Outing

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect River Ryan (shoulder) began his rehab assignment in the Rookie-level Arizona Complex League on Monday. Ryan has been sidelined on the 60-day injured list with right shoulder fatigue, but looked dominant in his return to the mound. Ryan tossed two scoreless innings with one walk and five strikeouts. It was a nice display for the club's No. 4 prospect per MLB Pipeline. In his previous two seasons on the farm, Ryan has worked mostly as a starting pitcher with a career-high 104 1/3 innings in 2023. The Dodgers are likely to bring him back slowly and he could be an option out of the bullpen this summer, but long-term, Ryan projects as a starting pitcher. As one of the better arms in a strong Dodgers system, Ryan remains a name for dynasty league managers to consider past this season.

    Jun 4 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers River Ryan
  • Freddie Freeman Homers, Gets On Base Four Times

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    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-1 with a homer and three walks in a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Freeman was perfect at the dish, showcasing his elite on-base skills while popping some power as well. He added two runs and two RBI to his line, making for a solid day at the dish. While he hasn't been the same Freddie we saw last year and hasn't quite lived up to his first-round pedigree, he's still been a solid fantasy contributor. He is now up to a .293 AVG and .877 OPS to go with 35 runs, seven homers, 35 RBI, and two steals.

    Jun 3 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Freddie Freeman
  • Brusdar Graterol Months From A Return

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    As of Saturday, Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed reliever Brusdar Graterol (shoulder) was not playing catch, according to manager Dave Roberts. "In the context of Spring Training, if you're not even playing catch, you're at least a couple months away," said Roberts. Graterol has been on the injured list all year due to right-shoulder inflammation and isn't going to return to the team's bullpen until after the All-Star break at some point. Continued soreness in the 25-year-old's arm caused him to be shut down in the middle of April, so he needs to build his arm all the way back up. The Venezuelan hurler had a career-best 1.20 ERA (3.03 FIP) and 0.96 WHIP with a career-high seven saves, 12 walks and a career-high 48 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings in 2023 and is a late-inning, high-leverage arm for the Dodgers when he's healthy.

    Jun 2 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Brusdar Graterol
  • Ryan Brasier Not Close To Returning

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    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Friday that right-hander Ryan Brasier (calf) was playing catch but that he remains "a ways out" from returning from the 15-day injured list. Brasier pulled his right calf muscle while doing some sprinting as part of his regular warmups before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 29 and was put on the IL, retroactive to April 28. An MRI exam on April 30 showed that the strain was mild. Once the 36-year-old resumes throwing off a mound, he'll most likely need to go on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to the Dodgers' bullpen. Before getting hurt, Brasier had allowed six earned runs while walking three and fanning 12 in 12 outings (one start) over 11 2/3 innings. Brasier can remain on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues.

    Jun 2 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Ryan Brasier
  • Joe Kelly's Return Isn't Imminent

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    As of Friday, Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed reliever Joe Kelly (shoulder) was throwing out from 90 feet, but manager Dave Roberts said that Kelly was on a "slow program" and a return from the injured list was not imminent. Kelly was unexpectedly placed on the 15-day injured list before the May 6 game against the Miami Marlins. The 35-year-old veteran will need to start throwing off a mound again first before eventually going on a short minor-league rehab assignment. Even though Kelly's return has been slowed, as long as he doesn't suffer a setback, he should be able to return before the start of July. Kelly is really only fantasy relevant in deep holds leagues. So far in 2024, he's recorded a 4.73 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with five walks and 14 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings out of LA's bullpen.

    Jun 2 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Kelly
  • Max Muncy Shut Down From All Baseball Activities

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    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy (oblique) felt a twinge in his rib cage while swinging a bat last week and has been shut down from all baseball activities. The 33-year-old is still without a timeline to return. Muncy has been sidelined since May 17 and it does not appear that he will be returning any time soon. Enrique Hernandez will likely continue to see most of the reps at third base with Chris Taylor and Miguel Rojas occasionally filling in. Muncy is still worthy of a stash spot in the majority of formats due to his serious power, but any other setbacks would start to hamper the veteran slugger's value.

    Jun 2 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy
  • Shohei Ohtani Throwing From 60 Feet And Increasing Velocity

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (elbow) has begun throwing from 60 feet and is slowly increasing his velocity. Ohtani underwent elbow surgery on his throwing arm in November after suffering a UCL tear late last season. The 29-year-old has been throwing for the majority of the season but recently began throwing from 60 feet this week and increased his velocity to around 80 mph. On the bump last season, Ohtani posted a 3.14 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a 55:167 BB:K. The two-way sensation will not take the mound at all this season and will continue to serve as the everyday designated hitter in Los Angeles. Ohtani remains a top-five fantasy option in all formats, as he will always be found batting second in a potent Dodgers lineup and is currently riding an incredible .326/.395/.604 slash line with 14 home runs and 14 stolen bases through 57 games.

    Jun 2 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Bobby Miller Sees Drop In Velocity In Latest Rehab Start

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Bobby Miller (shoulder) completed his second minor-league rehab outing on Saturday, June 1, with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, where he logged 3 1/3 innings with five hits, one free pass, and four earned runs. Miller logged 65 total pitches but did see a drop in velocity. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has yet to show any concern about the drop in velocity, as it does not appear to be related to his shoulder inflammation. The 25-year-old is scheduled to start another rehab game on Friday, this time with Triple-A Oklahoma City, and he could rejoin the major-league rotation shortly after that. Miller has high-end fantasy upside with the Dodgers and should be stashed everywhere while he recovers.

    Jun 2 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Bobby Miller Struggles In Rehab Outing With Single-A

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Bobby Miller (shoulder) allowed four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out none over 3 1/3 innings in his rehab start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. He threw 65 pitches, landing 38 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old allowed three runs on 55 pitches in his previous rehab appearances. Miller has been out since April 13 due to right shoulder inflammation. He owns a 5.40 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 18:6 K: BB across 11 2/3 innings in 2024. Miller could be required to do one more rehab assignment before joining the Dodgers rotation. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Miller on their rosters as the right-hander could return from the injured list soon.

    Jun 1 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Clayton Kershaw Throws Live Batting Practice On Saturday

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    Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) faced hitters at Dodger Stadium on Saturday afternoon during a live batting practice. This marked the first time during Kershaw's rehab that he has faced hitters. The lefty said he felt great and would likely throw two innings during his next time out in about five or six days. Kershaw is likely still a couple months away from returning but this is a positive step forward for the future hall of famer. His return to the Dodgers will be very welcome as the Dodgers' rotation, though more steady than in 2023, still is a bit of a patchwork rotation right now. Fantasy managers should monitor Kershaw's status going forward and prepare for him to be active at some point after the All Star Break.

    Jun 1 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
  • Joendry Vargas Nearing Single-A Promotion

    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop prospect Joendry Vargas has been mashing the ball in the Rookie League and could be moved up to Single-A fairly soon. On Friday, he posted his second four-hit game of the week and launched his first long ball of the season. Through twelve games this season, the 18-year-old has posted a .340/.414/.480 line with five RBI, four stolen bases, and a 5:11 BB:K ratio. Vargas spent 48 games last season with the Rookie League and posted a strong .328/.423/.529 line with seven home runs. Even though Vargas remains several seasons away from his major league debut, he is already sitting just outside the top ten prospects in the Los Angeles system on MLB Pipeline at number eleven. He is worth following in dynasty leagues but should stay on your waiver wire for a few seasons, as his projected ETA is 2028.

    Jun 1 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Joendry Vargas
  • Dodgers Release Kevin Padlo

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    The Dodgers released infielder Kevin Padlo earlier this week, according to the transaction tracker at MLB.com. He'd been in the organization on the minor league contract he inked in January. Padlo didn't get to the majors with Los Angeles. He had played in the big leagues in each of the previous three seasons. A former fifth-round...

    Jun 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Kevin Padlo
  • Dodgers Designate Elieser Hernandez For Assignment

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    The Dodgers announced they've designated right-hander Elieser Hernández for assignment. They needed to clear an active roster spot for closer Evan Phillips, who is back from the 15-day injured list. The move drops the team's 40-man roster count to 39. Hernández made five appearances for Los Angeles, his first MLB work since 2022. The righty inked a...

    May 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Elieser Hernandez Evan Phillips
  • Evan Phillips Returning On Friday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Evan Phillips (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the 15-day injured list ahead of Friday's game. The right-hander is set to make his return after missing time due to a hamstring strain. The expectation is that Phillips is going to slide back into the closer role. Daniel Hudson and Blake Treinen did a solid job covering for Phillips, but they should slide back into set-up roles now. Fantasy managers should make sure to get Phillips off the IL and back in their lineups on Friday.

    May 31 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Evan Phillips Daniel Hudson Blake Treinen
  • James Outman Performing Well Since Demotion

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    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder James Outman has been performing well since being moved down to Triple-A and should be back up in the major leagues fairly soon. Through nine games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, the 27-year-old has posted a .333/.524/.567 line with two home runs, four RBI, two stolen bases, and a 10:13 BB:K ratio. Outman had a big game on Thursday where he tallied three hits, including a home run, and brought in two runs. The former seventh-round pick struggled at the plate during the early part of the season and posted a poor .147/.250/.266 line, which resulted in his demotion. However, Outman is looking much more comfortable since taking some time in the minor leagues and is worth stashing in deeper redraft leagues as he could still provide fantasy managers with a solid combination of power and speed when he returns to Los Angeles.

    May 31 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers James Outman
  • Max Muncy Still Not Swinging

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    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy (oblique) is still on a "slow program" due to lingering oblique discomfort. He isn't swinging a bat right now, but manager Dave Roberts hopes Muncy will begin swinging again "soon." The veteran 33-year-old left-handed slugger has started baseball activities, but he's moving at a slow pace, and his return isn't just around the corner despite already being eligible to come off the 10-day injured list. Once he begins swinging, Muncy will eventually be required to go on at least a short minor-league rehab assignment. In the meantime, expect Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor to see some playing time at the hot corner for the Blue. When healthy, Muncy is a batting-average drag for fantasy teams, but he has high-end power and plenty of RBI opportunities in the best lineup in baseball. Keep him stashed everywhere.

    May 30 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy
  • Trey Sweeney Launches Three Home Runs On Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers third base prospect Trey Sweeney had a career day at the plate on Wednesday, where he went 4-4 with three home runs and five RBI. This big game extended Sweeney's hitting streak to seven games. Sweeney opened the season on the right foot with a .301/.431/.441 line but has an overall .200/.240/.389 line through May. However, this recent hot stretch should help Sweeney get back on track. The number 21 ranked prospect in the Dodger system is projected to reach the majors next season as he has yet to log a full season at Triple-A. He could make a case for a late-season promotion but should be left on all waiver wires for now.

    May 30 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Trey Sweeney
  • Dodgers Sign Chris Vallimont To Minor League Deal

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    The Dodgers have signed right-hander Chris Vallimont to a minor league contract, as announced by Triple-A broadcaster Alex Freedman (X link). Vallimont is starting for the Dodgers' top affiliate this evening. A fifth-round pick of the Marlins in 2018, Vallimont has now been a part of five organizations in affiliated ball. He was traded to the...

    May 30 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Vallimont
  • Will Smith Launches Two Homers

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    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith put on a power display in Wednesday's blowout win over the hosting New York Mets, going 3-for-5 with two solo home runs. Smith launched his eighth and ninth homers on Wednesday, first belting a solo home run to left field to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the second inning and later smacking a go-ahead home run to left-center field to give the team a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning. The 29-year-old slugging backstop is now slashing .296/.360/.516 with nine home runs, 14 doubles, 36 RBI, and 32 runs scored over 186 at-bats (49 games) as LA's primary option behind the dish. Continue to roll with Smith in all fantasy leagues.

    May 29 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
  • Gavin Lux, Jason Heyward Out Against Lefty

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    Both Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux and outfielder Jason Heyward are sitting on Wednesday against the New York Mets with left-hander David Peterson on the mound. Mookie Betts will slide over to second base, allowing Miguel Rojas to enter the lineup at shortstop while hitting eighth in the batting order. Teoscar Hernandez shifts to right and Miguel Vargas will start in left field and bat in the nine-hole. It will be the second straight game on the bench for Lux after he sat out the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Lux has had a tough year in 2024, hitting just .205/.256/.281 with one homer and 12 RBI in 146 at-bats. Heyward has been even worse after missing a good chunk of time due to a back injury. The 34-year-old veteran is hitting .184 (7-for-38) with a homer and four RBI. It's hard to justify using either Rojas or Vargas in DFS lineups at the bottom of LA's lineup.

    May 29 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Jason Heyward Gavin Lux
  • Derlin Figueroa Swinging Hot Bat

    Kansas City Royals corner infield prospect Derlin Figueroa was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in last summer's Ryan Yarbrough trade. At the time of the trade, he was widely viewed as a long-term first baseman. However, he's spent more time at the hot corner than any other position so far in 2024. The 20-year-old has an advanced swing and is capable of producing plenty of power. He does have a slightly higher strikeout total due to his aggressive offensive style, but he's historically been capable of drawing a decent amount of walks, too. Last week, Figueroa went 11-for-24 (.458) with two homers, four RBI, three walks, and seven strikeouts. He also swiped two bases on four attempts. Don't be surprised if his bat carries him to High-A sooner rather than later.

    May 29 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Derlin Figueroa
  • Gavin Stone Records Seven Scoreless Innings, Earns Fifth Win Tuesday Night

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    Los Angeles Dodgers rookie starting pitcher Gavin Stone (5-2) hurled seven scoreless innings, only allowing three hits and recording seven strikeouts in a 3-0 win versus the New York Mets Tuesday night. After having a rough April with a 4.50 ERA, the 25-year-old right-hander has been spectacular in May with a 1.97 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 23 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched. He also added three wins to his total in May while recording four quality starts in five games. Stone will look to keep things going in his next scheduled start next Wednesday (June 5) against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    May 29 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Gavin Stone
  • Freddie Freeman Homers With Three RBI In Matinee

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    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman enjoyed a big day at the plate in Tuesday's win over the hosting New York Mets during Game 1 of a doubleheader, belting his sixth home run of the season with three RBI. After an RBI single in the eighth inning off left-hander Jake Diekman, Freeman buried the Mets with a two-run homer to right off right-hander Jorge Lopez that extended the Dodgers' lead in the 10th inning. The power hasn't really been there thus far this year for the 34-year-old fantasy sensation, who's still quietly slashing .291/.394/.461 with six long balls, 33 RBI, and one stolen base through 57 games as LA's everyday No. 3 hitter in a stacked lineup. With that said, Freeman remains a set-and-forget fantasy play on a daily basis and should pick things up soon.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Freddie Freeman
  • Bobby Miller To Make Another Rehab Start This Weekend

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Bobby Miller's (shoulder) next minor-league rehab start will come either on Friday or Saturday. Miller will throw four innings during that outing, and then the Dodgers will evaluate where he's at his in his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder. After throwing 55 pitches and allowing three runs over three innings in his first rehab start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday, Miller will likely need at least one more outing in the minors following this weekend's appearance before he re-enters LA's rotation. Although the 25-year-old fire-balling right-hander has given up seven runs over 11 2/3 innings this season, his 18:6 K:BB and top-notch strikeout upside makes him a must-stash fantasy asset with a mid-June return appearing likely. 2023 top prospect Gavin Stone will remain worth streaming in favorable matchups until Miller is back in the mix.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Ohtani progressing in recovery from TJ surgery

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    While Shohei Ohtani has remained one of the most productive hitters in the majors this season, he continues making progress in his recovery to getting back on the mound after Tommy John surgery.

    May 28 · ESPN Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Shohei Ohtani Won't Play In Game 2 Against Mets

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    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will not start the second game of the team's doubleheader on Tuesday against the hosting New York Mets at Citi Field. Catcher Will Smith will serve as the DH for the nightcap of the twin bill, with Austin Barnes likely doing the catching against Mets veteran left-hander Jose Quintana. Ohtani is the DH and is batting in the two-hole for Game 1 against Mets right-hander Tylor Megill, but he'll get to rest in the second game with a southpaw on the mound. It's been a pretty successful year at the plate so far for the two-way superstar in his first year in LA, as Ohtani currently leads the league in average (.336), slugging percentage (.621), OPS (1.024) and total bases (131) while also adding 13 homers, 35 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 53 games.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Evan Phillips Set To Return Friday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Tuesday's series opener against the hosting New York Mets that if all goes well with closer Evan Phillips (hamstring), he will return on Friday for the start of a weekend series against the division-rival Colorado Rockies. Phillips has logged one outing on his minor-league rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga as he works his way back from Grade 1 right hamstring strain, and he'll likely make another appearance or two before the Dodgers activate him from the injured list. Over 14 appearances before going down, the 29-year-old right-hander allowed a single run with a 17:4 K:BB and converted each of his eight save chances over 13 2/3 innings of work as LA's established closer. Veteran Daniel Hudson figures to be first in line for save opportunities for the early part of Week 10 of fantasy baseball.

    May 28 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Evan Phillips
  • Shohei Ohtani Throwing From 60 Feet

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    Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (elbow) said Monday that he has progressed to throwing from 60 feet. The two-way superstar is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched since 2023. He said his sessions have been 60 to 70 throws at up to 80 mph. He and the Dodgers are hoping he can return to the mound in 2025. Ohtani has still been a top fantasy player without pitching, as he has slashed an impressive .336/.403/.621 with 13 home runs, 35 RBI, and 13 stolen bases in 239 plate appearances. He has a way to go before providing fantasy value as a pitcher again (in 2025), but Ohtani should continue to be one of fantasy's best hitters.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Dodgers-Mets Postponed On Monday; Doubleheader Scheduled For Tuesday

    The opening game of a three-game set between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers was postponed on Monday due to rain. The teams will play a double-header on Tuesday, with the first game tentatively scheduled for 4:10 p.m. EST. Dodger manager Dave Roberts will send Tyler Glasnow to the mound for game one and have Gavin Stone start the second game. Tylor Megill was scheduled to take the mound for the Mets this afternoon and should be expected to start at least one of the games on Tuesday. Glasnow will be the popular pick in DFS on Tuesday due to his stellar 33.3% K rate, and so will several other superstars in the Dodgers lineup, as they should have a favorable matchup in both games.

    May 27 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers New York Mets
  • Max Muncy Still Feeling Oblique Strain

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    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts backed off a little on infielder Max Muncy (oblique) being ready to start a minor-league rehab assignment soon and return "some time next week." Roberts said Muncy is still feeling his oblique strain, and the team will proceed cautiously with him. The Dodgers aren't putting a return date on anything just yet. The 33-year-old left-handed hitter started doing some baseball activities last Tuesday but won't start hitting off a tee until the team thinks he's fully recovered from his injury. Oblique strains are notoriously tough to come back from, so fantasy managers never should have expected a quick return from Muncy. He's most likely not going to come off the injured list until early June. Muncy isn't going to help your team's batting average, but his power and RBI chances make him worth rostering in all fantasy leagues in the Dodgers' strong lineup.

    May 27 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Gives Up Four Runs On Sunday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto allowed four runs on six hits across five innings of work during Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out eight batters while walking two. Yamamoto needed 100 pitches to get through five innings in this one as he was not at his best. The 25-year-old now owns a 5-2 record to go along with a 3.51 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69:13 K:BB during his first season in the majors. His upside remains immense even though he has had the occasional rocky outing. He projects to have a dream matchup against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium in his next appearance.

    May 26 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Shohei Ohtani In Sunday's Lineup

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    Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (hamstring) is serving as the DH and is batting second in the lineup on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds and left-hander Brent Suter. Ohtani has been dealing with a hamstring contusion recently, but it's not serious enough to keep the 29-year-old two-way star out of the lineup on Sunday. In the team's 3-1 loss in Cincy on Saturday, Ohtani went 1-for-4 with a triple and three strikeouts. While the Japanese sensation deals with his hamstring issue, he's less likely to attempt any stolen bases if he gets on the basepaths. Fantasy managers need to leave the three-time All-Star and two-time MVP in all starting lineups, as he's still leading baseball with a .338 batting average (70-for-207) and also in slugging percentage (.628), OPS (1.034) and total bases (130) while adding 13 home runs, 35 RBI and 13 steals in his first year in LA.

    May 26 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Shohei Ohtani Dealing With A Bruised Hamstring

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    Los Angeles Dodgers two-way star Shohei Ohtani (hamstring) is dealing with a right hamstring contusion after getting hit there with a pickoff throw during the team's last homestand. The injury is something the Dodgers are managing. According to Roberts, the Dodgers have put a "governor" on him and to not exert a total effort when running the bases for now. Ohtani hasn't missed any games and doesn't sound like he will miss any time in the near future. The 29-year-old is slashing .338/.406/.628 with 13 home runs, 35 RBI, 39 runs, and 13 stolen bases over 52 games in 2024. The hamstring issue isn't slowing Ohtani down, and fantasy managers should continue to roll with him in all league formats.

    May 25 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Andy Pages Heads To Bench Saturday Night

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    Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Andy Pages will head to the bench on Saturday night for their tilt against the Cincinnati Reds. Pages has struggled in May, hitting .200 in 85 plate appearances. Overall, Pages has five home runs, 16 RBI, 19 runs scored, and a stolen base with a .238 batting average. Veteran Chris Taylor will start in center field tonight and bat ninth. Look for Pages to get back in the lineup in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.

    May 25 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Andy Pages
  • Will Smith Goes Yard On Friday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith added to his homer total in a 9-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Smith went 1-for-5 in the contest with a solo homer in the fifth inning off of Cincy starter Graham Ashcraft. The blast traveled 369 feet and had an exit velocity of 99.3 MPH. Smith continues to solidify his case as one of the top fantasy catchers in the game, hitting .298 with an .850 OPS, six homers, 27 runs, and 33 RBI across 168 at-bats. He sets up as a must-start in fantasy whenever he's in the lineup.

    May 25 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Will Smith
  • Teoscar Hernandez Homers, Doubles Against Reds

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    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Teoscar Hernandez smashed his 12th home of the year in Friday's loss on the road to the Cincinnati Reds, adding a double and two walks in the defeat. Hernandez tried to make things interesting in the ninth inning, smashing a solo home run to right field off Reds left-hander Brent Suter to cut the deficit to 9-6, but it wasn't enough as the team fell in the high-scoring affair. The 31-year-old veteran slugger is slashing a prolific .254/.329/.487 with 12 big flies, 38 RBI, 31 runs scored, and three stolen bases through 197 at-bats (53 games) as an everyday corner outfielder in the heart of LA's star-studded lineup this year. Hernandez will remain a great fantasy play across the board through the weekend series against the Reds, now hitting .393 with two blasts and four RBI in eight games versus Cincinnati since 2023.

    May 25 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Teoscar Hernandez
  • Drew Pomeranz Signs With Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants have signed relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz to a one-year deal. The veteran southpaw was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. Pomeranz struggled to the tune of a 6.00 ERA in eight appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 35-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2021 due to multiple injuries. This is a low-risk signing for the Giants to see if Pomeranz has anything left in the tank.

    May 24 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants Drew Pomeranz
  • Dalton Rushing Ends Power Drought

    Los Angeles Dodgers catching prospect Dalton Rushing ended his 13-game home run drought on Thursday with a three-run shot to power Double-A Tulsa to a victory. Rushing was swinging a hot bat through April with a strong .278/.394/.556 line with three long balls and a 9:14 BB:K ratio. However, entering Thursday, he has been in a bit of a slump with a .213/.362/.319 line through the start of May. Rushing is considered to be the number two prospect in the Los Angeles system, behind only Andy Pages, who is already in the major leagues. Rushing is expected to make his major league debut sometime in 2025 but could push for a late-season promotion to Triple-A. He remains a name to monitor in dynasty leagues as he could continue to develop into one of the game's top-catching prospects.

    May 24 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Dalton Rushing
  • Bobby Miller To Make Rehab Start On Sunday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Bobby Miller (shoulder) threw a three-inning simulated game consisting of 51 pitches on Tuesday. Manager Dave Roberts said that next up for Miller will be a minor-league rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday. Because Miller has been out since April 13 with right-shoulder inflammation, fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to return to LA's starting rotation after just one rehab start. However, the 25-year-old is getting much closer to making his return and should be stashed in an IL spot in all fantasy leagues because of his high-end upside on one of the best teams in baseball. The former 29th overall pick in 2020 out of Louisville went 11-4 with an ERA under 4.00 and 119 K's in 124 1/3 innings in his first 22 MLB starts for the Blue in 2023.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Max Muncy Starts Baseball Activities

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    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy (oblique) took ground balls before the game on Monday and is starting up baseball activities after a Grade 1 right-oblique strain landed him on the 10-day injured list last Friday. It's good news that the 33-year-old veteran is already resuming baseball activities, but swinging a bat will be the true test with an oblique injury. It's unclear if the Dodgers will want him to go on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning, but fantasy managers shouldn't expect Muncy to be back from the IL when he's eligible to return. He's currently slashing .223/.323/.475 with nine home runs, 28 RBI and 24 runs scored in his first 139 at-bats on the year. Muncy is going to hurt your fantasy team's batting average, but you can't argue against his pop and RBI opportunities in a loaded Dodgers lineup.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy
  • Daniel Hudson Locks Down Third Save

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    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Hudson locked down Monday's win over the division-rival Arizona Diamondbacks, striking out two batters in a clean ninth inning for his third save. Hudson needed 20 pitches to retire the side in order and stymie Arizona's late comeback attempt, but he got the job done in Monday's save situation. The 37-year-old veteran right-hander has flourished out of LA's bullpen this season, posting a 2.70 ERA and 0.75 WHIP while fanning 22 and walking only one with three saves over 20 innings of work. While save opportunities have been few and far between for the Dodgers as of late, Hudson should be viewed as the temporary favorite for ninth-inning work until star closer Evan Phillips (hamstring) returns from his minor-league rehab assignment.

    May 21 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Daniel Hudson
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Tallies Fifth Win In Quality Start

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto tallied his fifth win of the year in Monday's victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, tossing 6 1/3 strong innings of two-run ball on seven hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. Yamamoto rebounded after allowing four runs in his last start, turning in the fifth quality start in his last six appearances on Monday, and he hasn't lost since the Seoul Series with the division-rival San Diego Padres back in late March. The 25-year-old Japanese import has lived up to the hype during his first year in the major leagues, submitting a 3.17 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a superb 61:11 K:BB through 10 starts (54 innings) for the Dodgers this season. Yamamoto will look to keep the good times rolling in Sunday's scheduled start against the Cincinnati Reds, but it will come at the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Nabil Crismatt Elects Free Agency

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    Reliever Nabil Crismatt elected free agency over the weekend after going unclaimed on waivers, according to the transaction log at MLB.com. The Dodgers had designated the right-hander for assignment last week when they selected Elieser Hernández onto the big league roster. Crismatt had two brief stays on the Los Angeles roster. The Colombian-born righty inked a minor...

    May 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Nabil Crismatt
  • Freddie Freeman Hits Grand Slam Monday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman had another solid offensive performance in Monday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Freemen provided one of three of his team's home runs, going 2-for-4 with a single and a grand slam. The 34-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down at the plate, slashing .298/.409/.464 with five HR, 29 RBI, and one stolen base. Even given his fantasy track record and high caliber, fantasy managers may be worried that age could negatively strike down his numbers at some point. This does not seem like an imminent threat, as he has continued to produce while hitting in the middle of one of baseball's best lineups.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Freddie Freeman
  • Dodgers Designate Eduardo Salazar For Assignment

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    The Dodgers announced they've designated right-hander Eduardo Salazar for assignment. They needed to create a 40-man roster spot for Yohan Ramírez, whom they acquired from the Mets this morning. Los Angeles optioned Landon Knack to Triple-A Oklahoma City to open a spot on the active roster. Los Angeles signed Salazar to a minor league deal early...

    May 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Eduardo Salazar Landon Knack
  • Dustin May Starts Throwing Off A Mound

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Dustin May (elbow) started throwing off a mound at the team's spring training facilities on Monday in Arizona. May is slowly recovering from surgery that he had last July to fix his right flexor tendon and UCL. The 26-year-old is expected to pitch in 2024, but that's not likely to come until sometime this summer around the All-Star break in mid-July. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues shouldn't expect a whole lot from him this year, especially since the Dodgers aren't going to put too much on his plate once he is available at the big-league level. The former third-rounder's strikeout rate of 22.5% has left a lot to be desired when considering his pure stuff, but overall, May has looked good in his five years in LA, going 12-9 with a 3.10 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 57 walks and 174 K's in 191 2/3 frames over 46 outings (34 starts).

    May 20 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Dustin May
  • Joe Kelly Begins Throwing Program Monday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed reliever Joe Kelly (shoulder) started a throwing program on Monday. Kelly has resumed throwing after being put on the 15-day injured list on May 6 with a right-shoulder strain. Even though the 35-year-old veteran will likely require a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to the Dodgers' bullpen, it should be a short one, barring a setback with his shoulder. Kelly isn't really a candidate for saves in LA -- he has just seven in his 13-year MLB career -- but he's a valuable right-handed setup man in the Dodgers' bullpen when he's healthy and could have some appeal in deep holds leagues. Before his shoulder injury, Kelly had allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 13 hits while walking five and striking out 14 in 13 1/3 relief innings.

    May 20 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Kelly
  • Emmet Sheehan's Surgery Includes Internal Brace

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Emmet Sheehan (elbow) said that his Tommy John surgery last week also included an internal brace. Sheehan also said he suffered an oblique injury during spring training, in addition to the forearm irritation he dealt with. He mentioned an expected 13 months before his potential return, which essentially means he won't be an option for the Dodgers' starting rotation until around the All-Star break in 2025. The former sixth-round selection in 2021 out of Boston College won't return anytime soon after not being able to pitch at all in 2024. In his major-league debut last year, Sheehan went 4-1 with a 4.92 ERA (4.85 FIP) and 1.19 WHIP with 26 walks and 64 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings over 13 outings (11 starts). There's obvious strikeout upside with Sheehan for fantasy managers in keeper/dynasty leagues, but home runs and walks were an issue last year.

    May 20 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Emmet Sheehan
  • Bobby Miller To Pitch In Another Sim Game Tuesday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Bobby Miller (shoulder) will pitch in another simulated game on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Miller threw two simulated innings last Wednesday, and the hope is that a brief minor-league rehab assignment is the next step following Tuesday's session. The 25-year-old flame-throwing right-hander is working his way back from inflammation in his right shoulder, and despite giving up seven runs over 11 2/3 innings before the injury this season, his 18:6 K:BB and elite strikeout upside make him a must-stash fantasy asset with a late-May or early-June return being the expectation. In Miller's absence, former top prospect Gavin Stone is worth streaming in all leagues with a respectable 3.27 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 29 punchouts with four wins through 44 innings (eight starts).

    May 20 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Evan Phillips Needs Multiple Rehab Outings

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    Los Angeles Dodgers closer Evan Phillips (hamstring) will need to make either two or three appearances during a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the injured list. There was some optimism that Phillips could rejoin LA's bullpen sometime this weekend, but he won't be ready to return from a strained right hamstring for about another week in all likelihood. In 14 appearances before hitting the shelf, the 29-year-old right-hander allowed a lone run while striking out 17, walking four, and converting each of his eight save chances over 13 2/3 innings of work as the Dodgers' closer. Veteran Daniel Hudson remains the best bet for fantasy managers trying to find some saves in Phillips' absence, registering a 2.84 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and a sublime 20:1 K:BB with two saves over 19 innings, but he hasn't had very many save opportunities.

    May 20 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Evan Phillips
  • Mets Trade Yohan Ramirez To Dodgers

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    The Mets traded right-hander Yohan Ramirez to the Dodgers in exchange for cash, per announcements from both teams. New York designated Ramirez for assignment five days ago. He's out of minor league options, so he'll go directly into L.A.'s big league bullpen. The Dodgers have not yet announced the corresponding transactions that'll be necessary to...

    May 20 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Los Angeles Dodgers Yohan Ramirez
  • Thayron Liranzo Hits Two More Homers In High-A

    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher prospect Thayron Liranzo went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers for High-A Great Lakes on Sunday. He is now hitting .219 with five homers and 14 RBI over the team's first 31 games. Liranzo is the No. 9 prospect in the Dodgers system and has been off to a hot start on the farm this season. The 20-year-old had a strong season in Single-A in 2023, where he led the league in homers, OPS, slugging, total bases and extra base-hits. Liranzo's defense is questionable, so a position change could be in his future, but the switch-hitter provides plenty of power from both sides of the plate, especially the left side. That power should continue to improve as his body is still growing and Liranzo continues to learn how to launch the ball off his bat. Liranzo is years away from his big-league debut, but managers in dynasty leagues would be wise to keep tabs on the young prospect.

    May 20 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Thayron Liranzo
  • Dodgers Add Anthony Banda To Active Roster

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    The Dodgers announced a series of roster moves today, highlighted by the club adding left-hander Anthony Banda to the active roster. Right-hander Landon Knack was recalled from Triple-A alongside Banda, while righties J.P. Feyereisen and Ricky Vanasco were both optioned to Triple-A. Right-hander Connor Brogdon was transferred to the 60-day injured list to make room...

    May 19 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Anthony Banda
  • Will Smith Taking A Seat On Sunday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith (rest) is out of the starting lineup ahead of the game against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Fantasy managers don't have anything to worry about as this appears to be a routine rest day for Smith. In his absence, Austin Barnes will handle behind the plate and bat ninth on Sunday. Fantasy managers should be able to find a better streaming option considering Barnes isn't known for his ability with the bat.

    May 19 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Austin Barnes Will Smith
  • Mookie Betts Out Of Lineup On Saturday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Mookie Betts is getting the night off for Saturday's tilt against the Cincinnati Reds. This marks the first day off for Betts in the 2024 season. Miguel Rojas will be starting at shortstop in Betts' place with Gavin Lux starting at second. Shohei Ohtani will move up one spot in the lineup and hit leadoff against Reds' starting pitcher Graham Ashcraft. Betts has been playing phenomenally yet again this season and continues to be at the lead of the NL MVP race. Fantasy managers should not be concerned about Betts' absence today as this just appears to be a day of rest and comes after Betts mentioned how tough it is to play shortstop at a major league level. Expect the 31-year-old back in the lineup on Sunday against Reds starter Hunter Greene.

    May 18 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Mookie Betts
  • James Outman Sent Down

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned outfielder James Outman to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday to make room on the active roster for outfielder Jason Heyward (back), who was activated from the 10-day injured list. Outman impressed with 23 home runs, 70 RBI and 16 stolen bases in his first full big-league season in 2023 with the Blue, but he hasn't been able to replicate that so far in 2024, slashing .147/.250/.266 with three homers, 10 RBI and two stolen bases in 36 games. Rookie sensation Andy Pages basically took over the strong side of a platoon with Outman in center field before Outman's demotion on Friday. The demotion is good news for fantasy managers that swooped on Pages quickly. The 27-year-old Outman will now need to make some adjustments in the minors before he'll get another opportunity against right-handed pitching in the big leagues.

    May 17 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers James Outman
  • Jason Heyward Activated And Starting Friday

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers activated outfielder Jason Heyward (back) from the injured list on Friday and optioned outfielder James Outman to the minors in a corresponding move. Heyward is right back in the starting lineup on Friday, playing in right field and batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds right-hander Frankie Montas. The 34-year-old left-handed hitter landed on the injured list all the way back on April 3 with lower-back tightness and had some setbacks during his recovery. He was hitless in six at-bats with Triple-A Oklahoma City on a two-game minor-league rehab assignment and had gone just 3-for-14 with two RBI for the Dodgers to open the season before landing on the shelf. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues should expect Heyward to be on the strong side of a platoon in right field now that he's healthy.

    May 17 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Jason Heyward
  • Max Muncy Going On Injured List With Oblique Strain

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers placed third baseman Max Muncy (oblique) on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a right-oblique strain. Muncy didn't play the series opener on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds, and now we know why. Given the nature of the injury and the fact that Muncy is on the wrong side of 30, he's almost certainly going to miss more than 10 days as he tries to recover from this injury. Muncy isn't helping fantasy teams at all with his batting average, but his power and run production make him worth stashing in all fantasy formats. He currently has nine home runs and 28 RBI in 167 plate appearances in 2024. The Dodgers called up infielder Miguel Vargas from the minors on Friday, and both he and Enrique Hernandez could share playing time at the hot corner for the next several weeks with Muncy out.

    May 17 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy
  • Miguel Vargas To Be Recalled

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    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Miguel Vargas is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old is hitting the cover off the ball in the minors. Right now, Vargas is slashing .295/.437/.583 with eight homers, 38 RBI in Triple-A. Vargas has been playing almost exclusively in left field during this time in Triple-A. It's uncertain if the team plans to keep Vargas in the outfield or move him back into the infield. It's worth noting that outfielder Jason Heyward (back) is expected to be activated from the injured list soon. It'll be interesting to see how the Dodgers work Vargas into the lineup. Vargas has notoriously been great in the minors but struggled once he gets called up to the MLB. We'll see if this time is going to be different.

    May 17 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Miguel Vargas
  • Dodgers Acquire Anthony Banda From Guardians

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired left-hander Anthony Banda from the Cleveland Guardians on Friday in exchange for cash considerations. Banda will head to the Dodgers after posting a 2.12 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with six walks and 25 strikeouts in 17 relief innings for Triple-A Columbus this year. The 30-year-old southpaw will likely report to Triple-A Oklahoma City now and will operate as left-handed relief depth for the Dodgers moving forward. Banda was originally a 10th-round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012 out of San Jacinto College. He made his big-league debut back in 2017 with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has pitched in the majors with seven different teams since then. Overall, he has a 5.69 ERA and 1.63 WHIP with one save, a weak 19.9% strikeout rate and an 8.9% walk rate.

    May 17 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Cleveland Guardians Anthony Banda
  • Chris Taylor Off To Brutal Start In 2024

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    After riding the bench for the past nine games, Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Chris Taylor drew the start on Thursday versus the Cincinnati Reds. Taylor picked up a single in his four at-bats, but he has struggled mightily this season with five hits in 60 at-bats to go along with five RBI and a stolen base. The veteran has had a brutal start to his 2024 season and the Dodgers will have a tough decision to make ahead of Friday's contest versus the Arizona Diamondbacks with outfielder Jason Heyward (back) expected to return. Taylor has helped fantasy managers in the past, but in 2024, the versatile Taylor can be left on the waiver wire in all formats.

    May 17 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor
  • Tyler Glasnow Has Worst Outing Of Season

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow tossed five innings in Thursday's loss versus the Cincinnati Reds. Glasnow struggled in the first inning with Will Benson hitting his sixth homer of the season to open up the frame and then Tyler Stephenson hitting a RBI double later in the inning. Glasnow's final line was six hits, four runs, one walk with eight strikeouts. The four runs were the most the right-hander has allowed this season and managers shouldn't worry about him have a rough outing. Glasnow will look ahead to Tuesday's start against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks where he can look to get back on track. He remains a must-start in all matchups.

    May 17 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Tyler Glasnow
  • Wilman Diaz Tallies Two Hits, Swipes Three Bags On Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop/outfield prospect Wilman Diaz tallied two hits and stole three bases on Wednesday to lead Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to a victory. During the season, Diaz has posted a .200/.305/.289 slash line with nine total stolen bases and no home runs. The 20-year-old has flashed his elite speed throughout his time in the minor leagues and is on pace to steal double-digit bases in consecutive years. In the batter's box, this performance will hopefully help Diaz break out of his May slump, as he has a weak .133/.257/.133 line. Diaz could force a promotion to High-A later this summer but should be left on the waiver wire in all dynasty leagues for the foreseeable future.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Wilman Diaz
  • Emmet Sheehan Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Emmet Sheehan (elbow) underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on his UCL on Wednesday. The procedure was performed successfully by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Sheehan was cleared to face hitters in late March but then was shut down in the middle of April when he had a setback with his right elbow. The 24-year-old will now miss all of the 2024 season and probably will not be able to return for the Dodgers until around midseason in 2025. It's a big blow for one of the Dodgers' promising young arms after he made his big-league debut in 2023, going 4-1 with a 4.92 ERA (4.85 FIP) and 1.19 WHIP while walking 26 and striking out 64 in 60 1/3 innings over his 13 outings (11 starts). Sheehan can now be safely dropped by any fantasy managers in deeper redraft leagues that were hanging onto him in an IL spot.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Emmet Sheehan
  • Andy Pages Not In Thursday's Lineup

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    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andy Pages will be hitting the bench for the first time since his major league promotion on Thursday. The 23-year-old has been a lineup lock for just over the past month in Los Angeles. As a result, Teoscar Hernandez will move over to right field and bat cleanup, which opens up left field for Chris Taylor, who will bat seventh. Pages has performed exceptionally well in his first taste of the majors with a .260/.300/.440 line with four long balls and one swiped bag and should be expected to return to the starting lineup on Friday. Both Hernandez and Taylor are viable options in DFS today, as the Reds will have a bullpen game this evening with southpaw Brent Suter serving as the opener.

    May 16 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Andy Pages
  • Will Smith Getting Thursday Off

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    Los Angeles Dodgers backstop Will Smith will be getting the day off on Thursday as the Dodgers open a four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds. Smith has started each of the past six games and holds an overall .315/.381/.479 line with four home runs. Instead, Austin Barnes will serve as the catcher for Tyler Glasnow and will bat in the nine-hole. The 34-year-old is best to fade in DFS as he enters Thursday with a .219/.359/.250 slash line with no home runs and has only appeared in 13 games this season.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Austin Barnes Will Smith
  • Max Muncy Not In Thursday's Lineup

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    Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy is not in Thursday's lineup while the team goes against Cincinnati Reds southpaw Brent Suter. The 33-year-old has only made seven starts this season against left-handed pitchers. Muncy has been showcasing his elite power once again this season with nine long balls and a .475 SLG through 40 games. As a result, Kike Hernandez will occupy the hot corner. Hernandez enters Thursday's game with a modest .220/.278/.305 line with just two home runs. However, Hernandez will bat in the five-hole and is worth considering in DFS as he will be right in the middle of a potent Dodgers lineup. He will face Brent Suter, who enters Thursday with a 3.86 ERA; however, he is only likely to pitch a few frames as he will serve as the opener in a bullpen game for Cincinnati.

    May 16 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Max Muncy
  • Maddux Bruns Continues Scoreless Streak With Seven Punchouts On Wednesday

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitching prospect Maddux Bruns tossed four shutout innings on Wednesday. He struck out seven and allowed just two hits and one free pass. After allowing just one earned run in his first start of the season, the 21-year-old has kept the scoresheet clean in his previous three starts. On the season, the former first-round selection holds a 0.71 ERA and 1.11 WHIP through 12 innings at High-A. Bruns struggled at this level last season with a hefty 4.74 ERA last season and has clearly begun to figure things out. He is ranked as the 14th overall prospect in the Dodger system on MLB Pipeline and is projected to reach the major leagues next season. Dynasty managers should pay close attention to see if Bruns carries this momentum into Double-A when he is prompted there later this summer.

    May 16 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Maddux Bruns
  • Josue De Paula Hits First Homer

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfield prospect Josue De Paula hit his first home run of the season for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday. De Paula, 18, is a consensus Top-100 prospect and another potential big asset for the star-studded Dodgers. De Paula got off to a slow start this season, but has gotten going lately and has nine doubles and two triples to go along with 11 stolen bases over his first 25 games. Although he isn't going to help managers in 2024 or even 2025, the 6'3, right-handed offers good bat speed and his power should continue to grow as his body fills out. With the ability to help across the board, dynasty managers should consider De Paula, even though it may be a while until he is able to help at the big-league level.

    May 16 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Josue De Paula
  • Dodgers Select Elieser Hernandez

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    The Dodgers announced they've selected right-hander Elieser Hernández onto the MLB roster. Los Angeles also recalled righty Eduardo Salazar from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In corresponding moves, the Dodgers optioned Gus Varland and designated reliever Nabil Crismatt for assignment. L.A. adds a pair of fresh arms for what'll be a bullpen game this evening in San Francisco. Neither...

    May 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Elieser Hernandez Nabil Crismatt Eduardo Salazar Gus Varland
  • Evan Phillips To Throw Off A Mound Wednesday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers closer Evan Phillips (hamstring) is set to throw off a mound on Wednesday. Working his way back from a strained right hamstring, Phillips is ready for his first bullpen session since hitting the injured list and should be able to re-enter LA's bullpen in late May if all continues to go well in his recovery. In 14 appearances before going down, the 29-year-old right-hander was electric while yielding a lone run and striking out 17, walking four, and converting each of his eight save chances over 13 2/3 innings of work. Veteran Daniel Hudson is likely the best bet for fantasy managers trying to pick up some saves in Phillips' stead, notching a 3.18 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and a sparkling 19:1 K:BB with two saves over 17 innings for the Dodgers this year.

    May 14 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Evan Phillips Daniel Hudson
  • Bobby Miller To Throw In Sim Game Wednesday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Bobby Miller (shoulder) will throw two simulated innings at Camelback Ranch in Arizona on Wednesday, manager Dave Roberts said. While Miller's next step in his throwing program has not yet been determined as he recovers from inflammation in his right shoulder, it will either be a three-inning sim game or a minor-league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old flame-throwing right-hander remains on track to rejoin LA's rotation sometime in late May or early June, barring any setbacks. Former top prospect Gavin Stone should get another couple of turns in the Dodgers' rotation until Miller is back in the fold, and he's worth streaming in all fantasy leagues with a solid 3.55 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 27 strikeouts with three wins through 38 innings (seven starts) this season.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Coughs Up Four Runs On Monday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto got knocked around early for four runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched in Monday's 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants. He did not factor into the decision. The 25-year-old finished the night with six strikeouts and two walks before being chased with two runners on and two outs in the sixth inning. It was Yamamoto's worst start since Opening Day against the San Diego Padres, where he allowed five runs in one inning pitched. Most of the damage off Yamamoto was done early on a second-inning three-run home run by San Francisco Giants rookie Luis Matos. On Sunday, Yamamoto will look to get back on track and take advantage of a young Cincinnati Reds team whose offense ranks sixth in the league in strikeouts.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Mookie Betts Blasts 50th Career Leadoff Home Run Monday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Mookie Betts blasted his 50th career leadoff home run in Monday's 6-4 extra-inning win over the San Francisco Giants. Including the dinger, Betts finished the night 2-for-5 with an RBI and scored two runs. The RBI was his first recorded in over a week which is hardly something to worry about when his season stat line includes seven home runs and 28 RBI with a ridiculous .341 batting average. Betts will continue his MVP campaign against the Giants and Cincinnati Reds this week. Logan Webb is on the mound Wednesday whom Betts has torched in his career with a .346 batting average and two home runs.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Mookie Betts
  • Shohei Ohtani Returning On Monday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (back) is returning to the starting lineup ahead of Monday's game against the San Diego Padres. Ohtani was removed early during Saturday's contest due to back tightness. He didn't play on Sunday but that was likely precautionary to give Ohtani a day off to rest. He'll return to the lineup as the designated hitter and bat second on Monday. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly with Ohtani returning.

    May 13 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Walker Buehler Can't Make It Through Fourth Against Padres

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler was knocked around against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, taking the loss in a 4-0 defeat. Buehler pitched just 3 IP and allowed three runs. He allowed five hits and two walks while striking out two. The 29-year-old was making his second start on the season after coming back from Tommy John surgery, and although it wasn't a disastrous outing, it certainly wasn't encouraging either. His limited pitch count and overall rustiness are to be expected, but fantasy managers were likely looking for a step in the right direction from his last outing, and that didn't happen on either front. It might be a while before we see the Walker Buehler that competed for a Cy Young, if we even see him at all this year.

    May 13 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Walker Buehler
  • Tyler Glasnow's Next Start Being Pushed Back

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starter Tyler Glasnow was initially projected to make his next start on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants, but the team is going to push it back at least a day. Glasnow has had five days off between every start he has made in 2024 and the Dodgers do not want to change things. Wednesday's contest will likely be a bullpen game or another roster move will be made. Glasnow is probable to pitch on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds, but that has not been confirmed yet. The 30-year-old is a must-start option whenever he takes the mound next as he has been phenomenal during his first season in California.

    May 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Tyler Glasnow
  • James Outman Absent From Sunday's Lineup

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    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder James Outman is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres. Outman had started five of the Dodgers last six games. The 26-year-old was a surprising source of offense last season, but he is batting a dismal .114 with one home run across his last 15 contests. Enrique Hernandez will start in left field and bat seventh in Outman's absence. Hernandez has also struggled at the plate this season and is 1-for-8 in his career against Padres starter Yu Darvish. He is not a recommended DFS play for Sunday's slate.

    May 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers James Outman
  • Shohei Ohtani Not In Sunday's Lineup

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    Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (back) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the San Diego Padres. Ohtani was removed from Saturday's game with back tightness and is likely getting the day off to recuperate. Ohtani has been unbelievable at the plate this season, slashing a robust .352/.423/.667 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI, 33 runs scored and nine steals. It does not seem to be a significant ailment for the 29-year-old superstar, so hopefully he is back in the lineup on Monday. Will Smith will take over the DH duties against the Padres while Austin Barnes starts behind the plate.

    May 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • James Paxton Improves To 5-0 Saturday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher James Paxton pitched six innings of shutout ball in Saturday's 5-0 victory over the Padres, allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out four on the way to earning his fifth win of the season. The veteran has an impressive 2.58 ERA on the season and a low HR/FB% of 6.3%, but the 1.41 WHIP and -1.2% K-BB% are a bit concerning. A high 86.3% LOB% with such a low strikeout rate and a FIP of 4.91 indicate things could fall apart quickly for the southpaw. Nevertheless, if he can continue to walk the tightrope, the Dodgers should continue to provide enough run support for the 35-year-old to collect some additional wins.

    May 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers James Paxton
  • Teoscar Hernandez Belts Grand Slam Saturday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Teoscar Hernandez hit a grand slam in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Padres. The sixth-inning blast was his 11th home run of the season, one off the league lead of 12, and gave the Dodgers some breathing room after leading just 1-0 to that point in the game. The 31-year-old is having a strong month of May, hitting five home runs already after collecting just three the entire month of April. With 33 RBI, 27 runs scored, and three stolen bases on the season, the veteran has been one of the top fantasy producers so far in 2024. The former All-Star has a 14.3% Barrel% thus far so there's no reason to think the power output will fall off going forward.

    May 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Teoscar Hernandez
  • Shohei Ohtani Dealing With Back Tightness

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    Los Angeles Dodgers two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani (back) was removed from Saturday's game versus the San Diego Padres due to back tightness. According to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Ohtani's back tightened up. The concern level right now is "minimal," but the Dodgers are leaning toward giving Ohtani the day off on Sunday. They'll see how he feels in the morning. The 29-year-old went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored before exiting. Ohtani is off to a great start with the Dodgers this season, slashing .352/.423/.667 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI, 33 runs, and nine stolen bases over 40 games. Ohtani is considered day-to-day for now, and fantasy managers will have to check back on Sunday to see if he is in the lineup.

    May 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
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