Dodgers trade Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler to Reds in three-team deal. Update.

Jose Peraza

Jose Peraza made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 2015. (Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers traded infielder Jose Peraza, outfielder Scott Schebler and infielder Brandon Dixon to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a three-team trade with the Chicago White Sox.

The Dodgers receive three of the White Sox’s better prospects — Frankie Montas, outfielder Trayce Thompson and second baseman Micah Johnson — while Chicago received All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati Reds.

Update: Andrew Friedman shed some light on the trade and its ramifications. Thompson talked about how he stalled in Double-A and rebounded with some help from his father, former Lakers forward Mychal Thompson.

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Dodgers nab five minor leaguers at Rule 5 draft.

NASHVILLE — The Dodgers passed on their only pick at the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft Thursday, then selected five minor leaguers: Felipe Gonzalez, Julio Morban, Alexander Burgos, Logan Bawcom and Micah Gibbs.

The notable name is Bawcom, a pitcher whom the Dodgers drafted in 2010 out of UT-Arlington and later packaged to Seattle in the Brandon League trade. The 27-year-old right-hander spent the past two seasons with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate.

As executives filed out of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Thursday, the Dodgers officially leave having made one other transaction: a one-year contract with second baseman Chase Utley.

Other than a proposed trade for Aroldis Chapman that was placed on the back burner under bizarre circumstances, it was a fairly quiet Winter Meetings. The Dodgers’ 3-year contract with pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is pending a physical and could be announced in the next 48 hours.

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Poll: Should the Dodgers consider trading for Aroldis Chapman?

NASHVILLE — Let’s not plead ignorance. Many facts have been laid bare — for us and for the Dodgers — about Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman‘s role in a domestic dispute in October.

In case you missed it: Yahoo! Sports reported last night that Chapman fired eight gunshots in his garage in October after arguing with his girlfriend, who alleges that Chapman placed her in a chokehold. MLB is investigating the facts to determine if they fall under the league’s domestic violence policy. Click on the links. There are a lot of facts there.

Since many of you have chimed in on social media about all of this, here’s your chance to vote.

The question isn’t whether or not the Dodgers should trade for Chapman. That question inherently depends on what Cincinnati is willing to offer in return — even if the price is a sack of baseballs at this point, we can’t say for sure. The question is, should the Dodgers be even discussing the terms of a Chapman trade with Reds, knowing what we all know?


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Report: Dodgers to trade two prospects to Cincinnati Reds for Aroldis Chapman. Update.

"<strongNASHVILLE — The Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds have agreed on a trade that would send pitcher Aroldis Chapman to Los Angels for a pair of unknown prospects, according to reports Monday. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com was first with the news.

Update (7:30 p.m.): An MLB investigation into allegations of domestic violence against Chapman have put the trade proposal on hold. Yahoo! Sports was first to report the news. Read more here.

Chapman, baseball’s hardest thrower, has averaged 36 saves a season each of the last four years for some struggling Reds teams. He has a 2.17 ERA, 146 saves and a whopping 546 strikeouts in 319 innings pitched in his career.

In Chapman and Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers would have arguably the best right-handed and left-handed closers in the National League. The question of how to use the two, both of whom are in their final years of salary arbitration, would present an enviable problem for any team.

Update (12 p.m.): Based on what I’ve heard from baseball sources today, I don’t believe either Grant Holmes or Jose De Leon will be part of the package going to Cincinnati. The trade has yet to be completed so the names still have time to change, but that would affirm a tweet earlier today by David Vassegh of KLAC (570-AM) that no Dodgers pitching prospects are involved in the deal. That would also rule out Julio Urias, the Dodgers’ top prospect.

If the Reds are interested in position players and the Dodgers don’t include any players on the 40-man roster, the names to watch include Single-A first baseman Cody Bellinger or outfielder Alex Verdugo, or Double-A catcher Kyle Farmer.

If other teams become involved the trade, the names are only more likely to change. That’s entirely possible:

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Dodgers claim pitcher Danny Reynolds from the Angels.

The Dodgers claimed pitcher Danny Reynolds off waivers from the Angels today and added him to their 40-man roster, which stands at 37.

Reynolds is a 24-year-old right-hander who struck out 50 batters in 43 ⅓ innings at Double-A Arkansas in 2015. His 28 walks indicate that he struggled with control, and his 4.57 earned-run average was well above the Texas League average.

Reynolds was added to the Angels’ 40-man roster prior to last season, so he ought to have two option years remaining.

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