Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left non-throwing shoulder Wednesday. He's expected to be ready at the start of Spring Training.
The procedure was intended to help reduce a swelling problem Haren was having. The issue wasn't significant enough that it couldn't wait until the offseason, so it was a minor issue at best. We'll see him in February. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Justin Germano has elected to become a free agent.
The 32-year old journeyman righthander spent most of the 2014 season at Triple-A Round Rock where he posted a mediocre 4.51 ERA with a forgetable 5.61 K/9 over 131.2 innings. You couldn't possibly think that there's something positive for fantasy owners after reading that first sentence, could you? Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Clint Robinson refused a minor-league assignment Saturday making him a free agent.
Robinson slashed .312/.401/.534 with 18 home runs and 80 RBI over 429 at-bats for Triple-A Albuquerque last season but only saw 10 plate appearances at the big league level during his short call-up. At 29-years old though, he's not some young kid looking to make a name for himself, he's an older career-minor leaguer looking to get noticed finally. Someone may take a shot on him if they need a left-handed bat with a little pop, but he'll be hard-pressed to find a club willing to give him a big lrague job right from the start. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Brian Wilson has informed that Dodgers that he will exercise his player option for 2015.
This was almost certain to happen as Wilson's peripherals don't demand a high salary on the market. While his K/9 was solid, he isn't one of the premier set-up men in the league. For those leagues that value holds, Wilson is due for an implosion at any point, and fantasy owners should want to avoid that to some extent. Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile
Clayton Kershaw took the loss and allowed three earned runs on four hits while striking out nine and walking two in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLDS.
While Kershaw was dominate with nine strikeouts, he gave up a late three-run homer to Matt Adams which turned out to be the game winner. There is no doubt that he is still the most dominate pitcher in baseball, but we are going to hear rumblings that he can't win the big game after his mediocre performance against the Cardinals in the NLDS. Analyst: David Kerr View Profile
It makes sense, as Beckett's season was cut short by a hip injury that will require surgery and extended rehab. He was having a great age-34 season before it ended, pitching 115 2/3 innings of 2.88 ERA ball. Over 14 seasons, he owns a career 138-106 record with 3.88 ERA, good for 39 fWAR. He was in the final year of his contract. Analyst: Spencer Silva View Profile
Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday.
This is a bold move by Don Mattingly to bench Puig for an elimination game. Puig has struck out eight of his last nine at bats and has batted under .200 over the past two months of the season. Andre Ethier will be inserted into the lineup for the Dodgers in Game 4. Analyst: Drew Phelps View Profile
Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI in the Dodgers 3-1 loss to the Cardinals in Game 3 of their NLDS series.
Hanley was the only real spark the Dodgers could muster against John Lackey and the Cardinals. He drove in the Dodgers' lone run when Yasiel Puig scored from third -- Puig had just broken his seven-strikeout in a row streak with a triple. Hanley didn't have the regular season many of us expected, slashing .283/.369/.448 with 13 home runs and 14 steals, but he's been hot in the playoffs hitting .545 over three games. He'll hit the offseason as the marquee position player on market. The Dodgers are still his most likely landing spot given their deep pockets and tolerance of his poor defense at short. Analyst: Spencer Silva View Profile