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Dodgers re-signed LHP Robert Carson to a minor league contract.

Carson spent all of this season in the minors, putting up a 5.74 ERA across three levels. He'll give the Dodgers some left-handed bullpen depth on the farm.
Oct 19 - 2:04 PM

Dodgers president Andrew Friedman said at his introductory press conference Friday that Don Mattingly will "definitely" be the club's manager in 2015.

Many had speculated that Friedman would try to bring Joe Maddon with him from Tampa Bay, but it won't happen, at least not until after next season. Friedman said Friday that his and Mattingly's thoughts are "very aligned." Mattingly is under contract through 2016.
Oct 17 - 2:21 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Josh Byrnes is the "leading candidate" to be hired as the Dodgers' top executive under new president Andrew Friedman.

It will be a similar dynamic to what the Cubs have in Chicago with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, with Byrnes serving as the general manager but Friedman having ultimate say as the president. Byrnes has been a general manager in Arizona and San Diego before being fired by the Padres back in June. Bryan Minniti, Billy Eppler and Mike Hazen have been seen as possible candidates for the Dodgers' GM job, but it appears Byrnes is the man to beat.
Oct 17 - 2:01 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers will likely hire a general manager under new president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman.

In other words, it will be a similar dynamic to what the Cubs have in Chicago with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. It's unclear who the Dodgers could target, but Rosenthal mentions Bryan Minniti as one possibility. He resigned as Nationals assistant general manager last week and worked with Dodgers president Stan Kasten in the past. Friedman also interviewed Minniti for a position with the Rays a few years ago.
Source: FOX Sports
Oct 15 - 12:08 PM

Roger Bernadina has elected to become a free agent.

Bernadina batted .167/.304/.258 in 80 plate appearances this season between the Reds and Dodgers, and he owns a weak .236/.307/.354 batting line for his career. The 30-year-old outfielder may have to settle for a minor league deal on the open market.
Oct 14 - 5:48 PM

Dodgers reinstated RHP Stephen Fife from the 60-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Fife had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in August and won't be back until late 2015, so the Dodgers wanted to make room on their 40-man roster. Fife allowed four earned runs in six innings of work with the Dodgers in 2014.
Oct 13 - 8:20 PM

Clint Robinson has elected free agency.

Robinson appeared in nine games with the Dodgers this past season, collecting three hits and three runs scored. The 29-year-old will look for a major league deal this winter.
Oct 11 - 9:45 PM

Justin Germano has elected free agency.

Germano appeared in two games in 2014, both with the Rangers, posting an 11.81 ERA in 5 1/3 innings of work. The last time the right-hander threw meaningful innings in the majors was 2012, but he'll likely get a look in spring from a club.
Oct 11 - 9:38 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler, White Sox president Kenny Williams and Indians president Mark Shapiro have been "surfacing" as possible candidates to replace Dodgers GM Ned Colletti.

That's in addition to Rays president Andrew Friedman, who Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times says is the lead candidate for the gig. Coletti hasn't actually been fired yet, but it appears that he could officially get his pink slip any day now. The candidate list includes a group of heavy hitters, but the Dodgers should be able to afford just about anybody they want.
Oct 10 - 4:26 PM

Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times reports that Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti "could soon lose his job" and the club's "top target" to replace him appears to be Rays GM Andrew Friedman.

Manager Don Mattingly's job is reportedly safe following the team's disappointing playoff exit, but momentum for the firing of Colletti appears to be building. Plaschke writes that Dodgers ownership was "disappointed with how Colletti constructed a roster that, despite costing a record $240 million, lacked the pieces to compete with the versatile Cardinals." The club is expected to drop its payroll to the $185-190-million range next season and it appears they want a different GM in charge of the retooling. Friedman is universally considered one of the best GMs in the game and would be a huge addition for the Dodgers. They can certainly afford to give him a massive raise, but it's worth noting that Friedman turned down the Angels' GM job that eventually went to Jerry Dipoto.
Oct 9 - 6:52 PM

Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles said he's "hearing Don Mattingly's job is safe."

Saxon also notes he's unsure about others within the organization, likely alluding to general manager Ned Colletti. There was some thought Mattingly might get the ax after his high-priced and talent-laden Dodgers club bowed out in the NLDS, but the thought is that he's got some fans in the upper ranks. Mattingly signed an extension with the club in January, and his current contract runs through 2016.
Oct 8 - 8:00 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Brian Wilson has informed the Dodgers that he will exercise his player option for 2015.

It's not a big surprise, as the one-year, $10 million deal that Wilson signed with the Dodgers last winter reportedly included an $9.5 player option for 2015. He wouldn't be able to fetch on the open market after posting a mediocre 4.66 ERA and 54/29 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings this season, so he has understandably decided to stick around.
Oct 8 - 11:35 AM

Josh Beckett announced after the Dodgers were eliminated Tuesday that he plans to retire from baseball.

Beckett will undergo surgery next May to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, but he doesn't plan to continue pitching after the three-month rehab process. "I just don't see me going through that rehab and coming back to pitch at this point in my life," he said. Beckett, 34, is one of just nine players ever to throw a no-hitter and also be World Series MVP. He went 138-106 while posting a 3.88 ERA over 14 seasons and was a three-time All-Star.
Oct 7 - 11:47 PM

Clayton Kershaw was terrific for six innings but tired in the seventh and served up a decisive three-run homer to Matt Adams in the NLDS Game 4 loss to the Cardinals.

You wouldn't have known Kershaw was pitching on three days' rest, as he looked like his Cy Young-winning self through the first six frames. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly elected to leave him in for the seventh even at 94 pitches, but you can hardly blame him given the state of the team's bullpen. The lefty really made just one big mistake all game, and Adams burned him. Kershaw is now 0-3 with a 6.14 ERA in four career postseason starts versus the Cardinals.
Oct 7 - 8:43 PM

Carl Crawford went 2-for-5 and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

He singled twice and scored the first run of the game on a Matt Kemp double play ball in the sixth. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, Crawford also made the last out of the game, grounding into a fielder's choice with two runners on. He was the only hitter on either team to record multiple hits in the game.
Oct 7 - 8:25 PM

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