About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

Dodgers outright Charlie Culberson, opening a spot on the 40-man roster.

The Dodgers outrighted Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. They now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.

Though the club needed to clear a roster spot to add another player via free agency, no other moves were known to be imminent Friday.

Culberson re-signed with the Dodgers last week, following a season in which he batted .284 in 34 major league games. He is expected to remain in the organization.

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Wade Davis and Aroldis Chapman are off the market. What’s next for Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers?

Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen remains unsigned going into the final day of the Winter Meetings. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

And then there was one.

On the same day closer Wade Davis was traded to the Chicago Cubs, the New York Yankees were reportedly finalizing a five-year, $86 million contract with Aroldis Chapman. With Davis and Chapman’s fate settled, Kenley Jansen remains baseball’s last premier closer whose 2017 address is unsettled.

Here’s where things stand with Jansen and the Dodgers:

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Report: Dodgers have checked in on Jose Bautista.

Jose Bautista

Free agent outfielder Jose Bautista hit 22 home runs for the Blue Jays in 2016. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers have contacted the representatives for free agent outfielder Jose Bautista, according to the Toronto Star. Bautista, a 36-year-old right fielder, had a .234 batting average, 22 home runs, 69 RBIs and an .817 OPS for the Blue Jays in 2016.

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Dodgers sign Rich Hill for three years, $48 million.

Rich Hill

Rich Hill went 12-5 with a 2.12 ERA in 20 starts for the Dodgers and A’s in 2016. (Getty Images)


The Dodgers have re-signed pitcher Rich Hill to a three-year, $48 million contract.

According to the Associated Press, Hill received a $2 million signing bonus plus $12 million in 2017, $16 million in 2018 and $18 million in 2019, when he turns 39 years old.

Click here for the full story from the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Adrian Gonzalez among confirmed participants in 2017 World Baseball Classic.

First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was the only Dodgers player listed among the confirmed participants in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, released Monday by MLB. Gonzalez has played for Team Mexico every year a WBC has been staged. His brother, Edgar, is the manager.

Mexico is in a pool with Italy, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, and has the advantage of beginning pool play on home soil. The WBC begins March 7 and concludes with the semifinals and championship game at Dodger Stadium, March 20-22.

For the complete tournament bracket, click here.

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