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Chris Taylor and the Dodgers agreed to a 4 year, $60 million deal that will see Taylor return to the Dodgers. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is a great move for both the versatile Taylor, who can play all over the diamond, and the Dodgers after losing Corey Seager to the Texas Rangers in free agency. Taylor made his first all-star appearance and finished with 92 runs scored, 73 runs batted in, 20 home runs, and 13 stolen bases in 582 plate appearances.

Relief pitcher Daniel Hudson and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a one year, $7 million deal. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hudson started off the 2021 season strong with the Washington Nationals, with a 2.20 earned run average in 31 relief appearances. Unfortunately it all went downhill when Hudson was dealt to the Padres, where he finished with a 5.21 earned run average.

Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer officially exercised his $32 million player option for the 2022 season. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bauer signed an otherworldly three-year, $102 million deal last offseason but missed a large chunk of 2021 due to sexual assault allegations. He's no longer on administrative leave, but there are plenty of legal hurdles to clear before the 30-year-old can even think about returning to the mound.

Category: Transactions

Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler will start Game 6 of the NLCS against the Braves Saturday night. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Buehler will look to help the Dodgers force a Game 7 on Sunday night with a strong performance on the mound Saturday night. In his only NLCS start, Buehler struggled to hold the Braves bats in check, giving up four runs, walking three, and allowing a .268 opponents batting average in just 3.2 innings pitched.

Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer will not start Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves. (Source: Jorge Castillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In the playoffs, Scherzer has thrown 16 2/3 innings with 2.16 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. The Dodgers could start Walker Buehler or go with another bullpen game.

Category: Rumors

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner’s injury indication is a grade 2 hamstring injury and his 2021 season his over. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is a disappointing end to a very dissapointing postseason for Turner who was unable to get going at the plate. In just 34 at-bats this postseason, Turner hit just .118 with a .416 OPS and one home run. He will look to get healthy and ready for the Dodgers 2022 season.

Category: Injury Updates

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced LHP Julio Urias will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Braves on Wednesday. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Urias has been stellar for the Dodgers in the postseason. Since 2020, Urias has five wins and zero losses in 32.0 innings pitched while striking out 39 and holding opposing batters to a .163 batting average.

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a change on Thursday as Corey Knebel will draw the start. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It was initially expected that Julio Urias would draw the start, but the Dodgers are making the change to Knebel as the opener. Urias should still enter the game early in relief after Knebel.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Max Muncy is getting more range of motion in his injured left elbow. (Source: David Vassegh on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Muncy is still wearing a brace, but this is a step in the right direction. The Dodgers are hoping Muncy can return late in the postseason, but he's certainly facing an uphill battle.

Category: Injury Updates

Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (elbow) won't pitch in the 2021 playoffs, per manager Dave Roberts. (Source: Fabian Ardaya on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kershaw experienced renewed elbow discomfort while making his final start of the regular season this past Friday. Testing revealed no structural damage, which is obviously good news for his long-term outlook. Kershaw is a free agent heading into the 2021-22 offseason.

Category: Injury Updates

Second baseman Trea Turner went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBI, and one walk as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 8-6 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Turner led the way for the Dodgers on Friday, swatting two homers and driving in five total runs. The 28-year-old speedster has been sensational since joining the Dodgers and is now slashing .327/.374/.531 with 27 homers, 73 RBI, and 32 stolen bases over 588 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Shortstop Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a double as the Dodgers pounded the Padres 8-3 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Seager had another big day at the dish, swatting a double and a pair of solo home runs en route to a resounding win over San Diego. The 27-year-old shortstop has been on fire over the last seven games, going deep five times. For the year, he's slashing .278/.363/.469 with 26 home runs, 84 RBI, and three stolen bases 342 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

RHP Tony Gonsolin allowed three runs on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks over 4 2/3 innings in the Dodgers' 8-3 win over the Padres on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonsolin made two mistakes on Thursday, a solo homer to Ha-Seong Kim in the top of the second inning and a mammoth two-run homer to Fernando Tatis Jr. in the fifth. He managed to strike out five batters over his 4 2/3 innings and walked a pair as well. He finishes the regular season with a 3.23 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 65:34 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings. He figures to work out of the bullpen in the postseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Outfielder Mookie Betts went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored, a walk, and a strikeout in the Dodgers' 11-9 win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Betts picked up his 22nd home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh to pull Los Angeles within three runs. Of course, they would storm back to win the ball game in what was one of the more exciting games of the season. Betts has had a quiet season based off his usual lofty standards, slashing .268/.371/.492 with 22 home runs, 56 RBI, and 10 stolen bases over 451 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Outfielder AJ Pollock went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Dodgers beat the Padres 11-9 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Pollock had a big game on Wednesday, smashing two homers. He swatted a two-run shot in the bottom of the first and then added a solo bomb in the eighth inning--one of four Dodgers' homers that frame--to cap off his night. The veteran outfielder has put together an excellent season, slashing .301/.360/.532 with 19 home runs, 65 RBI, and nine stolen bases over 372 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

RHP Kenley Jansen earned the save on Wednesday when he worked a scoreless ninth inning while striking out three batters in the Dodgers' 11-9 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Jansen punched out all three batters he faced to secure the Dodgers' comeback victory. Since blowing three straight saves back in late July, Jansen has converted 16-of-16 chances. He owns a 2.26 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 85:36 K/BB ratio over 67 2/3 innings this season.

Category: Game Recaps

RHP Blake Treinen earned the save on Tuesday when he allowed one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts over one inning in the Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Treinen came in to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning and promptly allowed a solo home run to Jake Cronenworth after striking out Fernando Tatis Jr. He also walked a batter before settling in and getting out of the inning. He now owns a 2.02 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 84:25 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

Outfielder Luke Raley went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a strikeout in the Dodgers' 10-5 loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Raley swatted his second home run of the season, a two-run shot, off German Marquez to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. It was the only hit of the contest for Raley and the second home run of his career. The 27-year-old outfielder is now batting .182/.250/.288 with two home runs and four RBI over 66 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps

Cody Bellinger headed to the injured list once again. The Dodgers scratched Bellinger from Tuesday's lineup after undergoing further tests. (Source: Bill Plunkett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger underperformed all season, partly due to injuries. At this point, Bellinger is droppable in redraft leagues given the low likelihood that he provides any fantasy impact for the rest of the season.

Category: Injury Updates

Infielder Gavin Lux went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as the Dodgers took out the Reds 8-5 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Lux smashed his seventh home run of the season in the second inning, a two-run shot, to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. He added two more hits in the contest, including an RBI single in the third inning. The 23-year-old is 11-for-22 over his last seven games and has his season batting line up to .239/.323/.369 with seven home runs, 45 RBI, and three stolen bases over 309 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps