| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:23 PM
MARK ELLIS, 36, second base
Final 2013 stats: .270 batting average, six home runs, 48 RBI, 46 runs, .323 on-base and .352 slugging percentages, and six errors.
Contract status: Free agent after his option was declined.
The good: Was a finalist for a...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:21 PM
Perhaps you recall, I love Brian Wilson. Alas, the one whose music helped form the backdrop to my youth, not the quirky one who used to close for the San Francisco Giants.
Only now in a move so fantastical it somehow fits, Wilson has signed a contract...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:04 PM
TIM FEDEROWICZ, 26, catcher
Final 2013 stats: .231 batting average, four homers, 16 RBI, .275 on-base and .356 slugging percentages in 173 plate appearances; threw out 10 of 34 base stealers (29.4%).
Contract status: Under team control.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:57 PM
SKIP SCHUMAKER, 33, utility player
Final 2013 stats: .263 batting average, two home runs, 30 RBI, .332 on-base and slugging percentages, 31 runs and 0.00 ERA.
Contract status: Last month signed a two-year, $4.5-million contract with the Reds, with a...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Those versatile bench guys the Dodgers love so much are falling fast.
Having already lost Nick Punto to the A’s last week, they have apparently now lost his buddy, Skip Schumaker, to the Reds.
Nick Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Monday that...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Baby, you can drive my car …
Ah, Yasiel Puig. A humongous bundle of energy and unpredictability. Talent almost shoots out of his pores. He can do almost anything, which is both good and bad.
He can unleash a laser throw to the plate or to...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Ah, kids. What are you gonna do?
They do something wrong, you explain why it is incorrect, they nod a lot and say they understand, and then go out and do it again.
What are you gonna do?
You don’t go ballistic. Don’t ridicule them in...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
It might be somewhat backward, but it makes sense that Japanese free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is in Los Angeles to have a medical exam.
Even though he is only 25, Tanaka already has thrown more innings (1,315) than any pitcher his age in the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Brian Wilson needed only eight pitches to retire the side in order Wednesday in his rehabilitation start for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
Wilson, the colorful, bearded closer who finished the San Francisco Giants’ 2010 World Series championship...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly wants a multiyear contract. He made that very clear at a news conference Monday, when it was revealed that he already earned a one-year contract when the Dodgers defeated Atlanta in the NLCS.
“My option vested once we...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:12 PM
It might be a good thing the Dodgers didn’t shed an outfielder before the trade deadline. Before Wednesday’s game against the Yankees, oft-injured center fielder Matt Kemp was limping around the clubhouse.
He has been on the disabled list...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:53 PM
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Brian Wilson said he got his World Series ring late Thursday, after one of the weirdest confrontations in baseball history.
After the Dodgers concluded their series in San Francisco on Thursday, as his...