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Dodgers signed RHP Ben Rowen to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he's been invited to spring training. Rowen holds a 1.72 ERA in his minor league career but hasn't been given an extended look in the majors presumably due to his unorthodox submariner style. He's worth a shot for the Dodgers.
Jan 23 - 5:57 PM

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies have strong interest in free agent Chad Billingsley.

Arizona is also thought to have interest. Billingsley did not pitch at the major league level in 2014 due to an elbow injury, but he is expected to be close to full health for the beginning of the 2015 campaign. The veteran right-hander boasts a 3.65 ERA in 1,175 1/3 career major league innings.
Jan 22 - 3:26 PM

Brett Anderson (back) expects to begin throwing off a mound next week in Arizona.

Anderson underwent surgery on August 15 to repair a herniated disk in his back. He signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Dodgers in December and expects to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. "I feel good," Anderson said Wednesday. "I've been throwing with Max Scherzer and some other guys at Fischer Sports (a physical therapy institute in Phoenix). I should be good to go come spring training."
Jan 21 - 5:30 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Erik Bedard to a minor league contract.

Once one of the top left-handed starters in the league, the 35-year-old southpaw posted a troublesome 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 75 2/3 innings for the Rays in 2014. He'll add organizational depth for the Dodgers, but is unlikely to make an impact in fantasy leagues.
Jan 18 - 9:09 PM

Dodgers and RHP Kenley Jansen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.425 million contract.

It's quite a payday for Jansen in what was his second year of arbitration eligibility. While he dealt with bouts of inconsistency in 2014, Jansen ultimately posted a 2.76 ERA with 44 saves and should again be one of the best closers in the game in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:40 PM

Dodgers and INF Justin Turner avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

It's a well-earned raise after Turner had a breakout season in 2014 with a .340/.404/.493 batting line over 322 plate appearances. He'll again serve in a utility role for the Dodgers in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:10 PM

Dodgers and RHP Juan Nicasio avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.

Nicasio was arbitration-eligible for a second time. The former Rockies is slated for a long relief role in 2015 but could wind up spending ample time in the rotation with the injury-prone Brett Anderson set to serve as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter.
Jan 16 - 12:42 PM

Dodgers and OF Chris Heisey avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.16 million contract.

Heisey was arbitration-eligible for a second time this offseason. He'll serve as an extra outfielder for the Dodgers after being acquired from the Reds in a trade last month.
Jan 15 - 8:40 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Joc Pederson will compete for the starting center field job in the spring.

The Dodgers won't come right out and say it, as they would like Pederson to come into camp with a purpose, but he's the heavy favorite to begin the season as the starting center fielder. "If he's up here he's going to play a lot," said Mattingly. If Pederson wins the job as expected, Andre Ethier will likely be on the outside looking in.
Jan 14 - 1:51 PM

Dodgers and C A.J. Ellis avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.25 million contract.

Ellis was arbitration-eligible for the second time in his career. $4.25 million is a big price for a backup catcher -- Yasmani Grandal is going to be the starter in Los Angeles -- but it's chump change for the incredibly deep-pocketed Dodgers. Ellis should be pretty active in his backup role.
Jan 13 - 5:27 PM

Paul Maholm (knee) says he's feeling "great" after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee in August.

Maholm has had a usual offseason since December 1 with workouts and throwing, so he hasn't experienced any setbacks. However, it's unclear whether he'll be ready for the start of spring training. The veteran southpaw might have to settle for an incentive-laden deal.
Jan 13 - 2:28 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract.

Tsao did not receive an invitation to spring training. The 33-year-old reliever appeared in seven games at the Triple-A level in 2014 with the Royals, posting a 5.56 ERA. He hasn't been in the majors since 2007.
Jan 11 - 11:52 AM

Dodgers signed LHP Ramon Benjamin to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old hurler spent the 2014 season in the Yankees organization where he posted a 3.75 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 34/19 K/BB ratio over 36 innings at High-A Tampa. He's nothing more than organizational depth for the Dodgers.
Jan 10 - 1:55 PM

Dodgers signed 1B/OF Lars Anderson to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old slugger hasn't played in the big leagues since the 2012 campaign. He spent the 2014 season in the Cubs organization where he slashed .303/.382/.474 with six homers and 31 RBI in 71 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
Jan 10 - 1:53 PM

Dodgers signed C Ali Solis to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to big league spring training. The 28-year-old backstop appeared in just eight games with the Rays in 2014, going hitless in six at-bats. He's nothing more than organizational catching depth for the Dodgers.
Jan 9 - 9:08 PM


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