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Date: Team: Pos:

Dodgers declined RHP Chad Billingsley's $14 million option for 2015.

They'll instead pay him a $3 million buyout. The veteran right-hander underwent surgery in June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow and is still in the recovery process. He'll explore his options as a free agent this winter.
Oct 31 - 7:46 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Josh Beckett from the 60-day disabled list.

Beckett announced earlier this month that he planned to retire, though he's yet to officially file retirement papers. He will undergo surgery next May to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.
Oct 31 - 9:01 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Paul Maholm from the 60-day disabled list.

Maholm's season ended in early August due to a torn ACL. It's not clear whether the rehab will affect his availability for spring training. Maholm is a free agent this winter.
Oct 31 - 9:00 AM

Dan Haren has exercised his $10 million player option for 2015.

The option already vested after Haren crossed the 180-inning threshold in late-September, but he still had to make a decision about whether to exercise it or test free agency. The veteran right-hander ultimately decided to stick around for another year. Haren had arthroscopic surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder earlier this month, but he should be fully-healed by spring training.
Oct 30 - 5:46 PM

Dodgers president Andrew Friedman said Friday that Joe Maddon availability will not affect Don Mattingly's standing as the team's manager in 2015.

When Maddon opted out of his deal with the Rays, the natural assumption was that he'd follow Friedman to the Dodgers. While it still might be a possibility down the road, it's not going to happen before Opening Day. Many are speculating that the Cubs are the likeliest landing spot for Maddon.
Oct 24 - 3:09 PM

Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday afternoon on his left shoulder.

It was a minor procedure on his non-throwing arm, and Haren should be fully recovered by the beginning of spring training next February. His $10 million option for 2015 vested near the end of the September, so the soft-tossing right-hander will presumably have a spot in the Los Angeles rotation next year. Haren registered a 2.09 ERA over his final seven starts in 2014.
Oct 22 - 4:05 PM

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


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