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According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres and Dodgers have discussed a Matt Kemp trade.

Rosenthal adds, however, that there's been "nothing that recent" and there is "no deal close." Kemp finished the 2014 season in fine form and would give the San Diego offense a needed boost, but the Dodgers may opt to keep him now that Hanley Ramirez has signed with Red Sox. Los Angeles probably needs retain the right-handed power that Kemp provides.
Nov 26 - 4:21 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners have had trade talks for multiple right-handed hitting outfielders, including Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, Yoenis Cespedes of the Red Sox, and Justin Upton of the Braves.

Kemp and Upton have been been connected to the Mariners in the past, so it's no surprise to see them come up as possibilities once again. Morosi notes that the Red Sox have been interested in Hisashi Iwakuma before, but it's unclear whether the Mariners would be willing to give him up in a deal for Cespedes.
Nov 25 - 12:11 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the Rockies are among a "group of teams" showing early interest in free agent right-hander Kevin Correia.

Correia, 34, had a rough 5.44 ERA over 26 starts and six relief appearances this season between the Twins and Dodgers. He has decent career numbers at Coors Field, but things probably wouldn't get much better with a move to Colorado.
Nov 25 - 9:03 AM

Dodgers acquired RHP Juan Nicasio from the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Colorado designated Nicasio for assignment last week, allowing new Dodgers' honcho Andrew Friedman to swoop in and acquire him at a (presumed) discount. However it turns out, consider it a worthwhile gamble. Yes, Nicasio has posted an ugly career ERA of 5.03 over four seasons in the majors. That number, of course, was compiled in Coors Field. Nicasio, the owner of a nice right arm, still retains a little upside, and has already proven, by the age of 28, to be capable of both starting and pitching out of the bullpen. In Los Angeles, he'll be a swing man, and a possible possessor of NL-only intrigue at some point in 2015 if the Dodgers suffer rotational injuries.
Nov 24 - 4:22 PM

Dodgers designated LHP Jarret Martin for assignment.

Martin was designated for assignment to make room for Mike Bolsinger on the 40-man roster. The 25-year-old had a 3.29 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings with Double-A Chattanooga this past season.
Nov 22 - 8:31 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Mike Bolsinger from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

The D'backs had previously designated Bolsinger for assignment. In Bolsinger, the Dodgers are getting a 26-year-old right-hander who had a 5.50 ERA in 52 1/3 innings this past season. Bolsinger may start or pitch in relief for the Dodgers.
Nov 22 - 8:28 PM

Dodgers signed INF Buck Britton to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old has spent his entire seven-year minor league career to this point in the Orioles organization. He had a strong 2014 season where he slashed .289/.345/.453 with 15 homers and 67 RBI in 120 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. He represents a nice depth signing for the Dodgers.
Nov 22 - 10:08 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers are drawing significant trade interest in outfielder Matt Kemp.

While the Dodgers would much rather prefer to trade Carl Crawford or Andre Ethier to free up the logjam in their outfield, they would certainly get a much better return package if unloading Kemp. They would also be free of the five years and $107 million remaining on Kemp's contract through 2019, which would allow them to be even more aggressive on the free agent market. If Kemp is indeed dealt, Joc Pederson could take over the reins in center field.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 21 - 5:16 PM

Diamondbacks signed 1B/OF Jamie Romak to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Romak batted .280/.335/.538 for Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate this past season. He's a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Nov 21 - 3:20 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Adam Liberatore and RHP Joel Peralta from the Rays in exchange for RHPs Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.

They've added Liberatore, 27, to their 40-man roster. Liberatore is a big left-handed reliever who is coming off a terrific year, having posted a 1.66 ERA and 86/15 K/BB ratio over 65 Triple-A innings. He'll compete for a bullpen job this spring.
Nov 21 - 8:49 AM

Dodgers acquired RHP Joel Peralta and LHP Adam Liberatore from the Rays in exchange for RHPs Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.

The Rays exercised Peralta's $2.5 million option for 2015 earlier this month (he has $2.5 million club options for 2016 and 2017, as well) but have now decided to deal him for a bit of payroll space. The 38-year-old put up a 3.58 ERA and 293/84 K/BB ratio over 269 1/3 frames the last four years for the Rays and will work in a setup role for the Dodgers.
Nov 21 - 8:46 AM

Dodgers purchased the contract of OF Scott Schebler from Double-A Chattanooga.

A former 26th-round pick, Schebler batted .280/.365/.556 while slugging 28 homers at Chattanooga this season after belting 27 over the boards the previous year in High-A. The 24-year-old should get his first taste of Triple-A next season.
Nov 20 - 6:22 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP Chris Reed from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Reed posted an ERA of 10.97 over 21+ innings in 2014. He has three good pitches, but will need to showcase better numbers at Triple-A before a loaded Dodgers team can trust him.
Nov 20 - 6:04 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Zach Lee from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Lee was ranked the No. 84 prospect by Baseball Prospectus prior to the 2014 season. He struggled with the move from Double-A to Triple-A, posting an inflated 5.38 ERA over 150 innings, while striking out only 97.
Nov 20 - 6:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Mike Bolsinger for assignment.

In 52+ innings at the major league level in 2014, Bolsinger put up an ugly 5.50 ERA. He allowed 66 hits and struck out 48 in that span.
Nov 20 - 5:40 PM


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