2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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2014 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Guggenheim Baseball Management
General manager(s)Ned Colletti
Manager(s)Don Mattingly
Local televisionSportsNet LA
(Vin Scully, Charley Steiner, Orel Hershiser)
Local radioKLAC
(Vin Scully, Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, Nomar Garciaparra)
KTNQ
(Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela)
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2014 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Guggenheim Baseball Management
General manager(s)Ned Colletti
Manager(s)Don Mattingly
Local televisionSportsNet LA
(Vin Scully, Charley Steiner, Orel Hershiser)
Local radioKLAC
(Vin Scully, Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, Nomar Garciaparra)
KTNQ
(Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela)
Previous season     Next season

The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season is the Dodgers' 125th for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 57th season in Los Angeles.

Offseason[edit]

New broadcast outlet[edit]

After the 2013 season, the Dodgers ended their broadcast agreements with Prime Ticket and KCAL-TV. They entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable to start their own regional sports network, to be called SportsNet LA, to begin with the 2014 season. This would mark the end of over-the-air broadcasts of Dodger games, which had begun in 1949.[1] On October 12, 2013, they announced that they would not be retaining the broadcasting team of Steve Lyons and Eric Collins who had worked road games for the team since 2005 (Lyons) and 2009 (Collins).[2] On December 2, 2013, the team announced that former Dodger Nomar Garciaparra would be part of the new broadcast team in some capacity.[3] On December 8, it was announced that Orel Hershiser would be joining the broadcast team as a television game analyst for road games and that Alanna Rizzo would also be joining the pre and post game shows.[4] On December 11, Jerry Hairston, Jr. announced that he was retiring from baseball to join the Dodgers pre and post game broadcasting team.[5] On January 22, 2014, it was announced that KLAC radio announcer Charley Steiner would move to the TV booth to call road games with Hershiser, while Garciaparra would call road radio broadcasts with Rick Monday. Vin Scully, in his 65th year with the Dodgers, would continue to call all home telecasts as well as road games from Arizona and San Francisco.[6] The new network officially launched on February 25, 2014.[7]

Coaching staff[edit]

On October 21, 2013, the team announced that Head Athletic Trainer Sue Falsone, the first woman to hold that position in a Major sport, would be stepping down to pursue other opportunities.[8] The following day, the team fired bench coach Trey Hillman, who had been on the staff since 2011.[9] The team also announced that they had chosen to pick up the options on pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, and base coaches Davey Lopes and Tim Wallach, bringing them back for 2014.[10]

On November 11, the team announced that Wallach would be promoted to the vacant bench coach position and that AAA Albuquerque manager Lorenzo Bundy would become the new third base coach. They also confirmed that manager Don Mattingly and the rest of the coaching staff would be retained for 2014.[11] Mattingly agreed to a three-year extension on January 7.[12]

Player departures[edit]

On October 31, 2013, several Dodgers automatically became free agents the morning after the 2013 World Series ended. They included pitchers J. P. Howell, Carlos Mármol, Ricky Nolasco, Edinson Volquez, and Brian Wilson, third baseman Juan Uribe and utility players Jerry Hairston, Jr., Nick Punto, Skip Schumaker, and Michael Young.[13] The same day, the Dodgers declined their 2014 options on second baseman Mark Ellis and pitcher Chris Capuano, making them both free agents as well.[14] Utility player Elian Herrera was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers on November 5.[15] On November 20, relief pitcher Shawn Tolleson was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers.[16] On December 3, the Dodgers chose not to tender a contract to arbitration-eligible pitcher Ronald Belisario, making him a free agent.[17]

Trades[edit]

On October 23, 2013, the Dodgers traded OF Alex Castellanos to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor league OF Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash.[18] The Dodgers acquired RHP Seth Rosin from the New York Mets on December 12, 2013, after the Mets selected him from the Philadelphia Phillies in the Rule 5 Draft.[19]

Player signings[edit]

On October 22, 2013, the Dodgers announced the signing of Cuban middle-infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year deal, worth $32 million with incentives.[20] On November 25, the Dodgers announced the signing of pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $10 million contract, that included a vesting player option for 2015.[21] On December 5, the Dodgers re-signed relief pitcher Brian Wilson to a one-year, $10 million contract, that included a player option for 2015[22] and on December 14, they agreed to terms with third baseman Juan Uribe on a two-year, $15 million, extension.[23] On December 17, relief pitcher J. P. Howell re-signed on a two year, $11.25 million, contract.[24] The team added to an already deep bullpen on December 23, by agreeing to separate one-year contracts with Jamey Wright and Chris Perez.[25]

On January 15, 2014, the Dodgers agreed to a seven-year, $215 million, contract extension with pitcher Clayton Kershaw. The deal was the largest contract for a pitcher, ecliping Justin Verlander's deal from the previous year.[26]

Spring training[edit]

Spring training for the 2014 Dodgers began on February 8 when pitchers and catchers reported to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona.[27] On the first day of camp, the team also announced that they had signed left handed pitcher Paul Maholm to a one-year contract.[28] Maholm would compete with Josh Beckett, who missed most of the previous season with an injury, for the fifth starter spot.[29] On February 22, the Dodgers signed Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a 5-year $25 million contract and designated infielder Justin Sellers for assignment.[30]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League West[edit]

NL WestWLPct.GBHomeRoad
Arizona Diamondbacks00-nan0–00–0
Colorado Rockies00-nan0–00–0
Los Angeles Dodgers00-nan0–00–0
San Diego Padres00-nan0–00–0
San Francisco Giants00-nan0–00–0


Game log[edit]

Legend
 Dodgers win
 Dodgers loss
 Postponement
BoldDodgers team member
2014 Game Log

Current roster[edit]

Los Angeles Dodgers 2014 spring training roster
40-man rosterNon-roster inviteesCoaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


40 active, 0 inactive, 17 non-roster invitees

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 15-day disabled list
* Not on active roster
Suspended list
Roster and NRIs updated February 22, 2014
TransactionsDepth Chart
All MLB rosters

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

List does not include pitchers. Stats in bold are the team leaders.

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; SB = Stolen Bases; Avg. = Batting Average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging; OPS = On Base + Slugging

PlayerGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBAVGOBPSLGOPS

Pitching[edit]

Stats in bold are the team leaders.

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

PlayerWLERAGGSSVIPHRERBBK

Awards and honors[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level
TeamLeagueManagerWLPosition
AAAAlbuquerque IsotopesPacific Coast LeagueDamon Berryhill
AAChattanooga LookoutsSouthern LeagueRazor Shines
High ARancho Cucamonga QuakesCalifornia LeagueP. J. Forbes
AGreat Lakes LoonsMidwest LeagueBill Haselman
RookieOgden RaptorsPioneer LeagueJack McDowell
RookieArizona League DodgersArizona LeagueJohn Shoemaker
RookieDSL DodgersDominican Summer LeaguePedro Mega

References[edit]

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