Dodgers News: LA signs former Padres pitcher, Carlos Correa-Mets, Trevor Bauer decision

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Well, the last few days have been a whirlwind for the Los Angeles Dodgers, huh? On Friday, the team said its official goodbyes to Justin Turner, whose deal with the Red Sox became official, and Trevor Bauer, whose inevitable release came at the roster deadline buzzer.

Yup, it was disheartening to see JT go after Kiké Hernandez played an integral role in the recruiting process. It was even more upsetting to learn how the Dodgers kind of just ... didn't communicate with Turner after his team option was rejected.

As for Bauer, the decision to designate him for assignment only had about half of the fanbase upset. It was the inevitable decision, though, so get over it.

What's done is done. Perhaps some other pertinent updates got lost in the shuffle. Here's what you might've missed over the weekend.

Los Angeles Dodgers News Roundup

- The Dodgers signed former Padres pitcher Tayler Scott to a minor league contract. The right-hander appeared in eight games for San Diego in 2022 (after not seeing MLB innings since the start of 2020) and finished with a 6.75 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 12 innings. Entering his age-31 season, Scott sports a slider, sinker and fastball (while hardly using his changeup). Maybe the Dodgers see something they like and want to give him a chance in spring training.

- The Dodgers have been a loosely speculated destination for Brewers pitcher Adrian Houser after Milwaukee signed Wade Miley to an MLB contract. Houser could be the perfect sixth starter/first guy out of the bullpen for LA in 2023 if the Brew Crew are willing to make a deal. It's unclear if there's any interest on the Dodgers' end, but there probably should be.

-Jon Heyman wondered if Elvis Andrus could be a potential fit for the Dodgers, who could use a veteran backup shortstop, with Gavin Lux expected to be the 2023 Opening Day starter.

-The Dodgers reportedly had concern about the potential competitive disadavantage of Trevor Bauer playing elsewhere on their dime, and that's why the decision took so long for them to make. Kind of embarrassing, if you ask us.

Other MLB News updates and how they relate to the Dodgers

-Carlos Correa and the Mets continue to work things out regarding his concerning ankle issue that convinced the Giants to move on. Per reports, other teams have made offers to Correa and have inquired with agent Scott Boras, but the Mets remain the frontrunner.

-That was as of Monday morning, though! On Monday night, it was reported the Twins have "accelerated" their talks with Correa as the deal with the Mets remains stalled. Minnesota offered him a 10-year, $280 million contract earlier in the offseason, and right now that might be the best he gets.

-Padres insider Dennis Lin predicts Manny Machado will remain with the Padres on a new contract after he opts out following the 2023 season. Makes sense, because he also predicts Juan Soto will depart in free agency following the 2024 season.

-In a terribly depressing update, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks announced that he's been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and will begin treatment. There aren't expected to be any updates on his status prior to Opening Day. Wishing him all the best.

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