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Los Angeles Dodgers news and notes, plus starting lineups, pregame and postgame happenings, including interviews with players, coaches, and managers.

Dodgers free agent target: Blake Snell

A closer look at Blake Snell, who won his second Cy Young Award in 2023 and his someone the Dodgers are intimately familiar with, facing him 15 times over the last four seasons.

2023 review: Kolten Wong

Kolten Wong struggled badly for four months with the Mariners before getting released. The veteran second baseman signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers, found his swing, and did well in limited duty in September. He even made the postseason roster for LA.

Unnecessary roughness

The many lawsuits arising as a result of Dodger Stadium security

Adam Kolarek signs with Angels

Former Dodgers left-hander Adam Kolarek signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Angels.

2023 review: Lance Lynn

Lance Lynn struggled in Chicago before being traded to the Dodgers, where his results were slightly better.

Starting pitchers the early movers in MLB free agency

Starting pitchers have signed the biggest deals so far in free agency, but now that we’re past Thanksgiving and with MLB winter meetings coming within a week, more moves could come sooner than later.

2023 review: Eddys Leonard

Eddys Leonard heated up at the plate after a rough start for Double-A Tulsa in 2023, but then the Dodgers sold the infielder to the Tigers for cash at the trade deadline.

2023 review: Ricky Vanasco

The Dodgers in June traded for pitcher Ricky Vanasco, who spent a month on the 40-man roster. But he did not pitch in the majors for Los Angeles, then re-signed a major league deal to return in November.

2023 review: Jonny DeLuca

Jonny DeLuca made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 2023 and played all three outfield positions in his roughly two months on the active roster for Los Angeles.

Why Dodgers should sign FA Sonny Gray

Analyzing and explaining why the Dodgers should go after free agent starter Sonny Gray, who finished as runner up in AL Cy Young voting in 2023.

2023 review: Miguel Vargas

Miguel Vargas started at second base for the Dodgers on opening day, but struggled mightily in his rookie season at the plate and in the field in 2023.

2023 review: Victor González

Victor González was healthy and split time between the Dodgers and Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2023, his time in the majors as third on the left-handed reliever depth chart.

Dodgers free agent target: Lucas Giolito

Lucas Giolito is a pitcher the Dodgers should pursue in free agency, even after two down seasons in 2022 and 2023. Here’s a look into Giolito’s pitch mix and what works and doesn’t work, and what could be improved.

2023 review: Will Smith

Smith has cemented himself as an intelligent, reliable piece of the Dodgers’ roster puzzle.

Lance Lynn signs with Cardinals

Former Dodgers starting pitcher Lance Lynn agreed to terms with the St. Louis Cardinals on a one-year deal plus an option for 2025, per multiple reports.

2023 review: Shelby Miller

Veteran right-hander Shelby Miller was effective in the Dodgers bullpen, and did not allow a run over the season’s final month after missing time with a herniated disc in his neck.

2023 review: J.P. Feyereisen

A look back at the 2023 season for Dodgers right-hander J.P. Feyereisen, who did not pitch while rehabbing from shoulder surgery, but is looking forward to a healthy offseason and being ready for 2024.

2023 review: Alex Reyes

A look back at the 2023 season for Alex Reyes, who signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers but never pitched due to shoulder injuries that required a second surgery in June.

Yonny Hernández heads to the Brewers

Former Dodgers infielder Yonny Hernández reportedly signed a minor league contract with the Brewers that includes a non-roster invitation to spring training.

Dodgers should re-sign Jason Heyward

Listing the reasons for why the Dodgers should bring back free agent outfielder Jason Heyward, who had his best offensive season in over a decade and served as a leader and mentor in the clubhouse.

2023 review: Julio Urías

Julio Urías heads into free agency after his worst full season in the majors. But the Dodgers left-hander also is under investigation under MLB’s domestic violence policy and is facing a potential second suspension.

2023 review: Jason Heyward

After getting released by the Cubs, veteran outfielder Jason Heyward signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers and had his best season in years, and was a revered member of the clubhouse.

Mookie Betts & Freddie Freeman, a Dodgers duo

It’s rare that the Dodgers have had two position players as good as Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman at the same time. Both will finish in the top three in NL MVP voting. Here’s a look at their seasons plus context in franchise history.

2023 review: Dustin May

Dustin May looked very promising to begin the 2023 season, looking like he was fully back after Tommy John surgery. But after only nine starts his season was over, and another elbow surgery will keep the Dodgers right-hander out until midseason 2024 at the earliest.

2023 review: Chris Taylor

A recap of 2023 for Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor, who had a bounce-back season at the plate.

What’s next for James Outman?

A breakdown of Dodgers center fielder James Outman in his rookie season, and what that might portend for 2024 and beyond.

2023 review: Tony Gonsolin

Tony Gonsolin began the season with an ankle injury and struggled in 20 starts before ending his season with an elbow injury in August. He had Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the 2024 season.

2023 review: Luke Williams

Luke Williams was a non-roster invitee who played four games at shortstop for the Dodgers in April, and even pitched a mop-up inning at Wrigley Field. Here’s a look back at the utility man’s 2023 season, which ended playing for Atlanta.

2023 review: Blake Treinen

Blake Treinen did not pitch in the majors in 2023 after recovering from shoulder surgery the previous November. The Dodgers right-hander has been limited to only six major league innings over the last two seasons.

2023 review: Daniel Hudson

Dodgers reliever Daniel Hudson worked his way back to the mound after missing a year with a left knee injury, only to injure his right knee one week later, ending his season. Hudson pitched in only three games in 2023.

Composite free agent rankings with Dodgers ties

A composite of various free agent rankings, including Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto at the top of the market among players linked to the Dodgers.

2023 review: Gavin Stone

A look back at the 2023 season for Dodgers pitcher Gavin Stone, who had a rough go of things during his first year in the majors.


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