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Dodgers officially cut ties on Friday with relief pitcher Brian Wilson, releasing the right-hander.

The Dodgers have released Wilson, as the new management is overhauling the roster. Wilson hasn't met the expectations of the Dodgers and his contract, so he'll be released. He should be picked up by another team in search of bullpen help.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

19 Dec, 09:02 PMSource

Dodgers designated OF/1B Kyle Jensen for assignment.

The Dodgers needed to clean up their roster and make room after both the Matt Kemp deal and officially acquiring Jimmy Rollins. Jensen has shown some decent power potential but the lousy plate discipline continues to hold him back.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 12:29 PMSource

Phillies officially announce the trade of Jimmy Rollins and cash to Dodgers for Zach Eflin and Tom Windle.

Eflin and Windle are both pitching prospects sitting in High-A ball. Neither has strong strikeout potential and each is dealing with certain control problems that they're still working out. But hey, Rollins is no spring chicken and is always 90 feet away from tearing some sort of ligament or tendon.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

19 Dec, 11:26 AMSource

Dodgers designate RHP Brian Wilson for assignment.

With the Brandon McCarthy signing made official, the Dodgers needed to clear a roster spot. The team will simply eat the $9.5 million owed to Wilson who struggled mightily last year (4.66 ERA, 1.61 WHIP) and was unlikely to be a part of the bullpen this season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Dec, 02:50 PMSource

The Dodgers have officially signed RHP Brandon McCarthy to a four-year contract.

Brandon McCarthy finished the 2014 season with a 10-15 record over 32 starts. He posted a 4.05 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP while striking out 175. He will be a decent late round value playing in the Nationals League in 2015.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

16 Dec, 01:48 PMSource

Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with left-hander Brett Anderson, with $4m in possible incentives.

This seems like a lot of money to pay a guy who hasn't pitched anywhere near a complete season in over two years, so the Dodgers must see something in him that others don't. The key to the contract is that it is incentive based so the Dodgers aren't on the hook for as much as meets the eye.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

15 Dec, 05:17 PMSource

The Padres asked about A.J. Ellis' availability in the Matt Kemp deal but couldn't get him included.

Either the Dodgers have plan to deal Ellis elsewhere or they want to split the work between him and Yasmani Grandal this season. The team has done plenty of wheeling and dealing so there's no reason to expect them to sit on their hands unless that's the next phase in the plan.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

12 Dec, 09:32 AMSource

Chris Withrow underwent surgery last week to repair a herniated disk in his back.

The back surgery is expected to side line him for three months but Withrow underwent Tommy John last season and was not expected to return to a major league mound until the middle of this season anyways.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

11 Dec, 08:43 PMSource

Though the deal has not been made official, the Padres have agreed to send catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-handers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin to the Dodgers in exchange for outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz.

This is the same deal that has been rumored all day. The Padres will gain the middle of the order bat that they have lacked since Adrian Gonzalez was traded to Boston while the Dodgers address the hole they have at the catcher position in Yasmani Grandal.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

11 Dec, 08:24 PMSource

Dodgers will be open to moving Erisbel Arruebarrena.

Now that the Dodgers have made their initial adjustments to their roster, particularly to the middle infield, they can try dealing some of their fringe depth and see what they can do to bolster some other areas. Arruebarrena is more of a utility player than he is starting material, so the return on him won't be too much.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

11 Dec, 02:06 PMSource

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