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  • Logan Forsythe sparks four-run rally in Dodgers' 13-6 win over Arizona

    Logan Forsythe sparks four-run rally in Dodgers' 13-6 win over Arizona

    The Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 13-6, on Friday at Camelback Ranch. ON THE MOUND: Kenta Maeda continued a trend for members of the starting rotation by venturing to the back of the Camelback Ranch complex to face minor league hitters. Maeda struck out 10 Class-A members of the Texas...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best third baseman in the NL West is...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best third baseman in the NL West is...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and after watching the U.S. win the World Baseball Classic, I think Dodgers fans should be allowed to bring cow bells to games. Comparing the teams Continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at...

  • Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier feels stuck in 'Groundhog Day' after latest injury

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier feels stuck in 'Groundhog Day' after latest injury

    The realization struck Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier as he sat at his home Wednesday. For the second spring in a row, an injury has sidelined him near the end of spring training. A herniated disk in his lower back could cause him to miss opening day. He can only hope to avoid the frustration...

  • Chase Utley homers in Dodgers' 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers

    Chase Utley homers in Dodgers' 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers

    The Dodgers picked up a 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in a Cactus League game on Thursday. ON THE MOUND: Alex Wood and Julio Urias both ventured to the back fields of Camelback Ranch for their pitching assignments on Thursday. Wood threw five innings and gave up one run against a group of...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best second baseman in the NL West is...

    Dodgers Dugout: The best second baseman in the NL West is...

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I guarantee that the Russians have not influenced my rankings at all. Comparing the teams Continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at all five NL West teams, comparing them at each position,...

  • Who are the Dodgers' top prospects?

    Who are the Dodgers' top prospects?

    Tempted for years to trade the team’s prospects, the Dodgers benefited from their restraint in 2016. Corey Seager was selected rookie of the year in the National League, Julio Urias debuted to rave reviews and Joc Pederson solidified his standing as a solid defender and dangerous hitter. And they...

  • Trayce Thompson's restored health a positive sign for Dodgers

    Trayce Thompson's restored health a positive sign for Dodgers

    For seven months, from the heat of the summer until the start of spring training, Trayce Thompson fixated on the condition of his back. He thought about strengthening and healing the fractures that short-circuited his season. He thought about flexibility and function. He thought about what it would...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The best first baseman in the NL West is....

    Dodgers Dugout: The best first baseman in the NL West is....

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, reminding you we are only 11 days from the biggest day of the year: WrestleMania. Comparing the teams Each weekday until conclusion, I am looking at all five NL West teams, comparing them at each position, the rotation...

  • Spring training: Milwaukee 5, Dodgers 4

    Spring training: Milwaukee 5, Dodgers 4

    The Dodgers fall to the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-4, at Camelback Ranch. ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu made his strongest case for joining the starting rotation as he spun four innings of scoreless, stress-free baseball. He gave up one hit, struck out two and said afterward “I feel like I’m actually very...

  • Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier could miss opening day because of herniated disk

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier could miss opening day because of herniated disk

    The opening-day status of Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is in doubt after he received a pain-killing epidural injection Monday as treatment for a herniated disk in his lower back. Ethier will not perform baseball activities for a week to 10 days. Manager Dave Roberts described the injury as mild,...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Ranking the NL West catchers

    Dodgers Dugout: Ranking the NL West catchers

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I've found the secret to a perfect NCAA tournament bracket: Fill it out just after each game ends. Comparing the teams Starting today and continuing each weekday until conclusion, I will take a look at all five...

  • World Baseball Classic fills Dodger Stadium with joyful noise

    World Baseball Classic fills Dodger Stadium with joyful noise

    Dodger Stadium was not even half full Monday, but you would never have suspected that with your eyes closed and your ears open. This was a concert, a festival, the joyous soundtrack of the World Baseball Classic. It will only get louder over the next two days, as the WBC crowns a champion, and...

  • Another classic: Puerto Rico outlasts Netherlands to advance to WBC final

    Another classic: Puerto Rico outlasts Netherlands to advance to WBC final

    He had but one inning to give for his country. He thought he had one more to give. The game was headed into extra innings, the winning team advancing to the championship game of the World Baseball Classic, the losing team eliminated. Kenley Jansen had needed just nine pitches to complete his inning....

  • Julio Urias unlikely to break camp with the Dodgers after a bout with strep throat

    Julio Urias unlikely to break camp with the Dodgers after a bout with strep throat

    A recent bout with strep throat has confirmed the obvious with Dodgers lefthander Julio Urias: It is increasingly unlikely that he will begin the season as a member of the starting rotation. “It would be unrealistic to say he would start the season built up completely,” Roberts said. “The door...

  • Indians score early, often in rout Dodgers

    Indians score early, often in rout Dodgers

    CLEVELAND INDIANS 14, DODGERS 5 ON THE MOUND: A pair of errors by first baseman Ike Davis opened the door for a four-run first inning by Cleveland. Brandon McCarthy paid the price for the mistakes. The Indians scored five runs during his 4 1/3 innings, although only two were earned. McCarthy appears...

  • Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier undergoes MRI exam on sore lower back

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier undergoes MRI exam on sore lower back

    Andre Ethier underwent an MRI exam on his balky lower back on Monday morning, which invited the specter of serious injury into a Dodgers spring that has otherwise been free of such ailments. Manager Dave Roberts indicated the results of the examination would not be announced until Tuesday. Ethier...

  • Dodgers defeat Japan, 3-2, in exhibition

    Dodgers defeat Japan, 3-2, in exhibition

    The Dodgers defeated Team Japan, 3-2, Sunday in an exhibition game at Camelback Ranch. ON THE MOUND: With Rich Hill throwing in a minor league game, the Dodgers handed the baseball to 23-year-old right-handed pitcher Trevor Oaks. Oaks held the Japanese to three hits in three scoreless innings ....

  • Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill looks sharp in minor league tuneup

    Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill looks sharp in minor league tuneup

    As he rolled on a golf cart with Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, leaving the scene of a minor league game he had just dominated, Rich Hill decided an engine was an apt metaphor for the annual spring ritual of coaxing his mechanics into working order. “It’s kind of like trying to get all...

  • Dodgers could carry three left-handers in bullpen to start season

    Dodgers could carry three left-handers in bullpen to start season

    One by one, the candidates for the Dodgers bullpen trotted to the mound at Camelback Ranch. Josh Fields picked up four outs. Adam Liberatore struck out the only batter he faced. Chris Hatcher had an error made behind him, then got charged for four runs in the inning. Little can be determined from...

  • Dodgers are shut out by Cubs, 4-0, in spring game

    Dodgers are shut out by Cubs, 4-0, in spring game

    The Chicago Cubs shut out the Dodgers, 4-0, Thursday in a Cactus League game at Camelback Ranch. ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched out across three innings of one-run baseball. He gave up three hits and struck out four. Manager Dave Roberts complimented Ryu’s fastball velocity but acknowledged...

  • Dodgers 12, Mariners 7: Trayce Thompson, Justin Turner hit home runs

    Dodgers 12, Mariners 7: Trayce Thompson, Justin Turner hit home runs

    The Dodgers defeated the Seattle Mariners, 12-7 on Wednesday at the Peoria Sports Complex. ON THE MOUND: The Dodgers intended to give Julio Urias two innings in relief on Wednesday. Instead he collected only two outs and left after throwing 31 pitches and giving up two doubles and a walk. “To have...

  • Adrian Gonzalez trashes World Baseball Classic after controversial Team Mexico exit

    Adrian Gonzalez trashes World Baseball Classic after controversial Team Mexico exit

    Inside a baseball clubhouse, the bitterness of one man becomes fodder for the amusement of others. And so on Wednesday morning, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson grinned when he saw Adrian Gonzalez had returned from the World Baseball Classic. “Adrian, what happened?” Pederson called across the room....

  • Rich Hill is unhappy with his form, if not the results, in Dodgers' exhibition win over Reds

    Rich Hill is unhappy with his form, if not the results, in Dodgers' exhibition win over Reds

    DODGERS 6, REDS 5. ON THE MOUND: Rich Hill was far from pleased with himself after throwing 3 2/3 innings Tuesday. He allowed only one hit, but he walked three and gave up a run. He could not tame his fastball, which he could not execute for strikes. “I’ll get back to work tomorrow, and do some...

  • Ross Stripling could be bound for Dodgers bullpen

    Ross Stripling could be bound for Dodgers bullpen

    Late on Sunday evening, after two scoreless innings in relief, Ross Stripling leaned against a locker in the Dodgers clubhouse at Camelback Ranch. Around him lay evidence of the obstacles preventing him from breaking camp as a member of the starting rotation, as he did as a rookie last season. ...

  • Angels' Mike Trout is open to playing for U.S. in WBC in the future

    Angels' Mike Trout is open to playing for U.S. in WBC in the future

    Mike Trout hasn’t contracted a full-blown case of World Baseball Classic fever, but the Angels center fielder and two-time American League most valuable player is warming to the idea of playing in the event after watching the passion and excitement of several first-round games. “I mean, definitely,...

  • Kenta Maeda is sharp as Dodgers beat Angels, 3-1, in exhibition game at Tempe

    Kenta Maeda is sharp as Dodgers beat Angels, 3-1, in exhibition game at Tempe

    The Dodgers improved to 10-8 in Cactus League play with a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Monday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The Angels fell to 10-6. AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers bunched three straight two-out hits off Angels starter Ricky Nolasco for a run in the third inning. O’Koyea Dickson and Chase...

  • Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager still sidelined because of back injury

    Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager still sidelined because of back injury

    Corey Seager reached a milestone Monday in his rehabilitation. For the first time since March 3, when he tweaked his upper back making a throw at an awkward angle, he wore his full Dodgers uniform. “That was fun, going outside and putting on pants again,” Seager said inside a mostly empty clubhouse...

  • At 20, Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias is placing his career in the team's cautious hands

    At 20, Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias is placing his career in the team's cautious hands

    Spring training is a period of preparation, only in the case of Julio Urias, he doesn’t know what he’s preparing for. It’s a hard position for any pitcher to be in, especially a 20-year-old with three months of major league experience. Julio Urias isn’t any pitcher. If every fastball he unleashes...

  • Hitless streak ends for Dodgers' Kershaw in split-squad win vs. Royals

    Hitless streak ends for Dodgers' Kershaw in split-squad win vs. Royals

    The Dodgers defeated the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, at Surprise Stadium on Sunday in the first half of split-squad, day-night doubleheader. ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw’s hitless and scoreless streak in the exhibition season came to an end on a first-inning home run by Mike Moustakas. The run was...

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