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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

Dan Haren told Mark Saxon of ESPN on Wednesday that he won't pitch outside of Los Angeles.

In other words, he'll retire if the Dodgers trade him this winter (to a team other than the Angels). "My signing with the Dodgers last year and my decision to exercise my player option were based on my desire to play in Southern California near my family," Haren told ESPN in an email. "I had other opportunities but at this point in my career I have no interest in playing in a city away from my family."
Nov 19 - 4:50 PM

Dodgers acquired 1B/OF Kyle Jensen from the Marlins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Jensen, 26, has yet to play in the majors but has slugged at least 24 homers in each of his last four minor league seasons. He batted .260/.331/.481 with 27 homers and 92 RBI at Triple-A in 2014. It's merely a depth addition for the Dodgers.
Nov 17 - 10:29 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays "have established contact" with Hanley Ramirez's representatives "but are not actively pursuing him now."

It's not clear whether the Jays could eventually be real players for Hanley or if they were just doing their due diligence. If Toronto did go after Ramirez, they would likely have plans to put him at third base and move Brett Lawrie to second. Ramirez has expressed a willingness to play somewhere other than shortstop.
Nov 16 - 11:49 AM

Rival evaluators have told ESPN's Buster Olney that they believe Andre Ethier is "by far" the most likely Dodgers outfielder to be traded.

Olney notes that the Dodgers "will weigh their options" with all of their outfielders, but it's no surprise that they appear most anxious to get rid of Ethier. The 32-year-old's playing time and production bottomed out in 2014, as he batted just .249/.322/.370 with four homers while making only 78 starts. The Dodgers will have to pick up most of the $56 million remaining on Ethier's contract in order to move him.
Nov 16 - 11:26 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Dan Haren's name "has surfaced in trade talks."

Haren last month exercised his $10 million player option for 2015 in order to remain with the Dodgers, but it's possible they may try to deal him. However, Heyman notes that the southern California native could choose to retire if he's traded anywhere besides to the Angels. Haren posted a 4.02 ERA and a 145/36 K/BB ratio over 186 innings for the Dodgers this season.
Nov 14 - 1:23 PM

The Baseball Writers Association of American on Thursday named Clayton Kershaw the winner of the 2014 National League MVP award.

The win comes one day after Kershaw won the NL Cy Young award. He received 18 of 30 first-place votes, outdistancing runner-up Giancarlo Stanton and third-place finisher Andrew McCutchen. Kershaw had a historically great season, putting up a 21-3 record, 1.77 ERA and 239/31 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings.
Nov 13 - 6:55 PM

Clayton Kershaw won the National League Cy Young award for the 2014 season.

That Kershaw won the award, his third in the last four seasons, was hardly a shock; of more interest was the fact that he received all 30 first-place votes. It was certainly warranted, as Kershaw owned a 21-3 record, 1.77 ERA and 239/31 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings despite missing almost the entire first month of the season. Johnny Cueto finished second, and Adam Wainwright finished third in the voting.
Nov 12 - 6:26 PM

Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports that free agent right-hander Chad Billingsley "remains a person of interest" for the Diamondbacks.

And it's easy to understand why, as new Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart used to be his agent. Billingsley is currently rehabbing from surgery in June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his elbow, but the expectation is that he will be ready for spring training. The Diamondbacks intend to monitor his situation.
Nov 11 - 3:20 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are looking for help for the left side of their infield and have checked in on free agent Hanley Ramirez.

Rosenthal writes that it's unclear whether the Astros are willing to give Ramirez the large contract he wants. With prospects like Carlos Correa, Colin Moran, and Rio Ruiz in the pipeline, they could be looking for short-term options. Still, they have done some due diligence at the very least.
Nov 11 - 9:56 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox have Hanley Ramirez on their radar.

Ramirez has expressed a willingness to play somewhere other than shortstop, so that has perked Boston's interest. Rosenthal notes that they view him as a possible alternative to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
Nov 10 - 4:51 PM

Hanley Ramirez rejected the Dodgers' qualifying offer.

It was a no-brainer for Hanley, who is believed to be asking for a $100 million free agent deal. The qualifying offer this winter is one year, $15.3 million. The 30-year-old infielder is now tied to draft pick compensation, but that shouldn't hurt his market too much. Seattle is among the clubs known to have serious interest.
Nov 10 - 1:13 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Mariners are "aggressively pursuing" free agent Hanley Ramirez.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported the M's interest late Sunday night, and now Nightengale writes that Seattle's front office has been "letting [Hanley] know how badly they want him." This is beginning to feel like a very real possibility, even if it takes the Mariners $100 million to get their man. Ramirez has reportedly been telling teams that he is open to playing whatever position they'd like him to.
Nov 10 - 8:49 AM

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