Dozier’s deal with Nationals includes $2M in deferred money
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent infielder Brian Dozier’s $9 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals includes $2 million in salary that is deferred without interest until Jan. 15, 2020.
Washington announced the deal Sunday, three days after it was agreed to subject to a ...
Martin headed back to Dodgers in trade with Blue Jays
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He’s pining for a World Series title, too.
The Dodgers reacquired Martin in a trade with Toronto on Friday, receiving the veteran catcher in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. Los Angeles ...
Dodgers to send Reds $7M on Sept. 15 as part of trade
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay Cincinnati $7 million on Sept. 15 as part of the seven-player trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood to the Reds.
Pitcher Homer Bailey was sent to the Dodgers in the Dec. 21 deal along with minor leaguer ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have hired former All-Star infielder Mark Loretta as their bench coach and pitcher Bob Tewksbury as mental skills coordinator.
Loretta replaces Brandon Hyde, who left to manage the Baltimore Orioles, after spending the past nine seasons in San Diego’s front ...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers had a surplus of outfielders. With one attention-getting deal, they reshaped their roster in hopes of another pennant run.
The reigning NL champions shook up their lineup on Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood along ...
AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reliever Joe Kelly agreed Thursday to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.
Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt’s move to St Louis, Cubs not
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt’s move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he was smelling roses.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, not so much.
St. Louis acquired the six-time All-Star first baseman from the Diamondbacks last week for ...
D-Backs’ Rawitch wins Fishel award for MLB public relations
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Rawitch of the Arizona Diamondbacks has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in the major leagues.
Rawitch, presented the honor Monday at the winter meetings, is Arizona’s senior vice president of content and communications. He spent 15 years ...
Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year.
ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern.
Braves hire pitching coach Rick Kranitz to replace Hernandez
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have hired pitching coach Rick Kranitz, who served in the same role for NL East rival Philadelphia last season.
Kranitz, 60, replaces Chuck Hernandez, who was not retained following Atlanta’s playoff loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kranitz joined ...
Dodgers agree on 4-year deal with manager Dave Roberts
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a four-year contract extension Monday that would keep him as manager through 2022.
The 46-year-old skipper led the team to consecutive World Series appearances for the first time since 1977-78. The Dodgers lost in five ...
Dodgers agree to $2.65M deal with reliever Cingrani
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Tony Cingrani reached agreement on a $2.65 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.
The left-hander made 30 appearances last season and had a 4.76 ERA in 22 2/3 innings with 36 strikeouts.
Cingrani, 29, ...
Van Scoyoc, 3 others join Dodgers coaching staff for 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Van Scoyoc has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as hitting coach, along with Dino Ebel as third base coach, Aaron Bates as assistant hitting coach and Chris Gimenez as game planning coach.
Van Scoyoc is on a major league coaching staff for the first time after ...
Yanks acquire Locastro from Dodgers for minor leaguer
NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Tim Locastro was acquired by the New York Yankees from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league right-hander Drew Finley and $75,000.
The 26-year-old Locastro made his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2017, appearing in three games, and hit .182 (2 for 11) ...
Rangers name 1st 5 coaches for new manager Woodward’s staff
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Luis Ortiz as the hitting coach on new manager Chris Woodward’s staff that will include three returning coaches.
Texas also said Wednesday that the contracts of pitching coach Doug Brocail and assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen weren’t ...
Dodgers’ Ryu only player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only player to accept among the seven given $17.9 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Nov. 2.
Ryu accepted the offer before Monday’s deadline and is considered a signed player. He is just the sixth to accept ...
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball’s All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday.
Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park ...
Dodgers release veteran 2B Chase Utley so he can retire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers so he can officially retire after 16 years in the major leagues.
The veteran second baseman said in July he would retire at season’s end in order to be a full-time dad to his two young sons. He turns 40 next ...
Farhan Zaidi ready to take a team effort leading Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Farhan Zaidi understands the intrigue that stems from his unique baseball path: from the small-budget Oakland Athletics to the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers and back to the Bay Area to join the rival Giants.
San Francisco’s new front-office whiz plans to incorporate ...
Dodgers exercise Roberts’ option while eyeing long-term deal
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have exercised their option on Dave Roberts’ contract for 2019 while continuing to work on a long-term deal for the manager who has taken the team to consecutive World Series.
Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, ...
Friedman: Machado’s lack of hustle was not a secret
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Friedman knew he was getting a player who didn’t hustle all the time when he traded for Manny Machado. Still, the Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations was willing to acquire the four-time All-Star infielder because his good points outweighed the ...
New Rangers manager Woodward already shares bond in Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Woodward grew up wanting to be an architect or an engineer. He also had what he thought was a far-fetched dream of playing professional baseball.
The kid from California who was a 54th-round draft pick and went on to play 12 major league seasons as a utility ...
Woodward hired as Rangers manager after 3 years with Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward was hired as manager of the Texas Rangers on Saturday, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired.
He received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022. He will be introduced at a news conference Monday.
Woodward inherits a ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year ...
Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has heard the chatter that he’s in decline. He’s eager to prove the doubters wrong while wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
The ace agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract Friday after initially opting out of his previous deal and choosing free ...
Dodgers, Kershaw extend deadline on his opt-out decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers want some more time to consider their possible future together.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and the team agreed to extend the deadline on his opt-out decision by 40 hours until 1 p.m. PDT Friday.
The team made ...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a great World Series for Boston, but not necessarily for Fox.
The Red Sox’ five-game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 14.1 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That’s sharply down from the 2017 Fall Classic, which averaged 18.9 million viewers for ...
World Series 4th-least-watched, averaging 14.1M viewers
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston’s five-game World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers averaged 14,125,000 viewers on Fox, down 25 percent from last year and the fourth-lowest ever.
The Series featuring a pair of large-market teams averaged an 8.3 rating and 17 share, Nielsen said Tuesday. ...
Red Sox return to Fenway Park with World Series trophy
BOSTON (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have returned to Fenway Park, carrying the championship trophy they won a night earlier.
A caravan of buses arrived at Fenway on Monday night, less than 24 hours after the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to win the World ...
‘Best team in baseball’ wins World Series
Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale’s final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside ...
The Latest: Red Sox win 4th World Series title in 15 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local):
The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 Sunday night behind David Price’s pitching and Steve Pearce’s power.
Alex Cora ...
Boston’s Market: Red Sox fans roar for another title in LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Way up in the reserve seating level at Dodger Stadium, thousands of Boston Red Sox fans screamed, hugged and danced with just as much fervor as the World Series-winning players on the field below.
Amid the gleeful chaos, a father in a Red Sox T-shirt and a Bruins cap ...
Red Sox beat Dodgers 5-1, win World Series 4-1
Well-traveled Pearce finds a place _ as World Series MVP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.
He finally found his permanent place — in Red Sox lore.
The well-traveled Pearce wound up as the World ...
Boston celebrates Red Sox World Series win
The Latest: World Series sorrow returns for Dodgers fans
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Los Angeles Dodgers fans reactions to the World Series (all times local):
For the second straight year, Los Angeles Dodgers fans had to watch another team celebrate a World Series victory on their home field.
The Dodgers lost the ...
Rally Sox! Boston on brink of title after 9-6 win over LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn’t wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn’t faze them.
This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another championship.
Steve Pearce hit
Chris Sale’s shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale stood in the back of the dugout as the World Series was slipping away and started screaming.
“He’s got two pitches!” the Boston Red Sox ace hollered to his left among a stream of profanities, referring to Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill.
Then he ...
Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boston’s bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since 2004.
With the Red Sox regulars being held in check by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was pinch-hitters Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers who came up with huge at-bats as ...
Pierced! Pearce sparks top of slumping Red Sox lineup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — His team down by a run, Steve Pearce was limbering up outside the Boston dugout before the eighth inning when manager Alex Cora called him back to the bench for a quick word.
Whatever Cora said, it must’ve worked.
He might want to share that wisdom with Mookie ...
The Latest: Red Sox take commanding 3-1 Series lead over LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local):
Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles ...
Cora, Red Sox in trouble after running through pitchers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now Alex Cora’s in trouble.
Boston’s manager went for a commanding lead in the World Series, using David Price and Nathan Eovaldi out of the bullpen in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
But Los Angeles won 3-2 in 18 innings Friday night, trimming Boston’s ...
Out of seats, into spotlight, Buehler delivers for Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From upper-deck spectator to October ace.
Walker Buehler looked nothing like the rookie he is, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers the pitching performance they desperately needed in Game 3 of the World Series.
With the Dodgers facing a 2-0 deficit, Buehler shut out the ...
You would’ve thought the Boston Red Sox were in a must-win situation.
They put everything they had into one of the greatest games — really, two games — in World Series history.
Now, even though Boston is still ahead, it feels like the Los Angeles Dodgers have all the ...
Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado’s lack of hustle is starting to stand out more than his offense this postseason.
The star shortstop had a little too much self-confidence in the sixth inning Friday night when he thought he homered for the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 3 of the World ...
Dodgers bullpen shines after Jansen’s mistake in epic Game 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kenley Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.‘s dramatic tying homer in the eighth inning Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen apparently had failed at a crucial time in another World Series.
As it turned out, Game 3 wasn’t even half over.