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Wetteland charged with child sexual abuse

John Wetteland, who pitched for four teams over 12 major league seasons, has been arrested on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, according to police records.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Martin, asked about Matt Kemp's resurgence in 2018 (in the first half, at least): "There's something about putting on that Dodger uniform that can bring out some magic in you, and hopefully I can get some of that magic this year."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Martin, 36 in February: "It's a big year for me. I need to have a good year, or else nobody's going to want to have me. It's really simple."

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4dAlden Gonzalez

Martin hoping to catch 'magic' with Dodgers

The Dodgers, who were looking for help at catcher, have acquired veteran Russell Martin from the Blue Jays in exchange for two minor leaguers.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Martin, coming to the Dodgers in a trade, is a .208 hitter in 181 games over the last two years, but has been on base 34 percent of the time. Ranked 6th among 78 catchers in pitch framing last year, based on ESPN metrics, but hasn't thrown out more than 22 percent of base-stealers the last three years.

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6dJeff Passan

Sources: Brewers stretch budget to sign Grandal

After passing up longer-term options earlier in the winter, free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal has agreed to a one-year, $18.25 million deal with the Brewers, who stretched beyond their planned budget to sign him, sources told ESPN.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Respected journalist Ed Silverman, who covered Jackie Robinson's 4/15/47 Brooklyn Dodgers debut at Ebbets Field for Sports Week Magazine, died Sat. at 94. Silverman, who had a long career as an ABC News radio & TV correspondent, producer & executive, and produced Howard Cosell's SportsBeat program, won 11 Emmys & numerous other awards.

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Dodgers to send Reds $7M as part of trade

The Dodgers will pay Cincinnati $7 million on Sept. 15 as part of the seven-player trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood to the Reds.

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25dAlden Gonzalez

Dodgers trade Kemp, Puig, Wood to Cincinnati

The Dodgers traded outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, pitcher Alex Wood and catcher Kyle Farmer to the Reds for pitcher Homer Bailey and prospects. Bailey will be released, the Dodgers said.

Kurkjian: Puig trade positions Dodgers to pursue Harper (2:07)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some takeaways from Andrew Friedman's chat with the media: Clearing SP and OF surplus, which he thought was unfair to most of the players involved, was a major focus. ... Catcher is still the major outside need for the Dodgers. ... Homer Bailey will be released as a condition of him waiving his 10-and-5 rights for the trade. ... Cody Bellinger is viewed mostly as an OF now because of Max Muncy. ... Friedman claims the Dodgers have traded more prospects than anyone the last four years, making that an important part of the return. ... Friedman likes his current OF depth, but left the door open for other moves. "It's Dec. 21," he said, "and we still have a lot of runway left until spring training."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman chuckled when asked about Yasiel Puig's time with the Dodgers. "That," he said, "is a very deep question." Puig posted this on Instagram. ...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman: "Where it leads us from here, I'm not sure. But I do think we have some flexibility."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The full trade, which has been announced: Reds get OFs Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, SP Alex Wood, C Kyle Farmer and, per reports, $7M. Dodgers get SP Homer Bailey and two prospects: SS Jeter Downs and RH Josiah Gray. Dodgers save roughly $15M off 2019 tax payroll, clear space in their OF and rotation.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8045th
Batting Average.25014th
On Base Percentage.3335th
Slugging Percentage.4423rd
Earned Run Average3.382nd
Quality Starts952nd
WHIP1.152nd
BAA.2304th