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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Stan Kasten
Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players' union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51.
Don Mattingly said Monday that his 2014 contract option vested with the Dodgers' first-round playoff victory over Atlanta, but he isn't sure he'll be back as manager next season.
Beleaguered manager Don Mattingly insisted Monday he doesn't feel he's about to be fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he has no idea whether he needs to win a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers to keep his job.
Zack Greinke was scratched from his spring training start for the Dodgers on Monday, went to Los Angeles and was diagnosed with inflammation in the back of his right elbow.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are on track to become only the second major league team with a $200 million payroll and could end the New York Yankees' streak of 14 years as baseball's biggest spender.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Andre Ethier to an $85 million, five-year deal through 2017 on Tuesday, keeping him and Matt Kemp together in the middle of the lineup.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Andre Ethier to a five-year deal through 2017 on Tuesday, keeping him and Matt Kemp together in the middle of the lineup.
Although the Southern California sun stayed behind the clouds, everything else about the Los Angeles Dodgers' introductory news conference for their new ownership group Wednesday signaled the dawn of a bright new era for a beloved franchise.
The tumultuous Frank McCourt era is over for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A bankruptcy court judge in Delaware agreed Friday to the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell the team for $2 billion, setting the team up to exit bankruptcy.
A bankruptcy court judge in Delaware gave his approval Friday to the Los Angeles Dodgers' plan to sell the team for $2 billion.
A federal bankruptcy court judge in Delaware is deciding whether to approve a revised reorganization plan by the Los Angeles Dodgers that would put the team on track to exit bankruptcy by April 30.
The Los Angeles Dodgers filed a revised reorganization plan on Friday and said they are on track to exit bankruptcy as planned by April 30.
One Los Angeles institution is buying another. A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten agreed Tuesday night to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion.
Los Angeles Dodgers players said they were happy and relieved Wednesday about the pending sale of the team to an ownership group including former Lakers star Magic Johnson.
"He was truly a great individual, a brilliant lawyer and a thoroughly decent person," Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten said in a statement. "Michael was always viewed as the path to a reasonable resolution."