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Chase Utley officially rejoins Dodgers, willing to accept bench role

The text messages reached Corey Seager as both a greeting and a warning. “Watch out when I come into second base next year,” Chase Utley wrote on occasion this past winter, when a reunion with the Dodgers looked so unlikely. Even his jokes contain a hint of menace. Seager idolized Utley during...

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  • Dodgers Dugout: Looking at the Dodgers' top 10 prospects

    Dodgers Dugout: Looking at the Dodgers' top 10 prospects

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. Guess what? There are only 16 days until the Dodgers' first spring training game. Top prospects A look at the Dodgers' top 10 prospects this season: 1. Cody Bellinger, 21, 1B-OF: Bellinger is who everyone asks for...

  • Clayton Kershaw won't pitch in World Baseball Classic

    Clayton Kershaw won't pitch in World Baseball Classic

    The best pitcher on the planet will not play in the sport’s premier international competition. The World Baseball Classic rosters were announced Wednesday, and Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was not included on the United States roster.  The best player in baseball, Angels outfielder Mike Trout, also...

  • Want to own a share of the Dodgers? This could be your chance

    Want to own a share of the Dodgers? This could be your chance

    The Dodgers’ owners are interested in selling a small share of the team and have retained an investment banker to solicit bids. There is no timetable for a possible sale, said the banker, Sal Galatioto. He added that Mark Walter would remain the Dodgers’ controlling owner, with his partners from...

  • Angels could quietly be building a playoff contender

    Angels could quietly be building a playoff contender

    The anticipation is so great among Dodgers fans that nearly 30,000 fans showed up at Dodger Stadium on a Saturday in January. Not for a game. For a party — for balloons, music, autographs and interviews. The Dodgers have won the National League West four years running. They still have Clayton Kershaw,...

  • Dodgers agree to terms with former Giants reliever Sergio Romo

    Dodgers agree to terms with former Giants reliever Sergio Romo

    The Dodgers have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3-million contract with veteran reliever Sergio Romo, according to people familiar with the situation, who requested anonymity because Romo must pass his physical before the deal becomes official. Romo, 33, missed two months with San Francisco in...

  • Dodgers in talks to add reliever Sergio Romo to their bullpen

    Dodgers in talks to add reliever Sergio Romo to their bullpen

    In search for another reliever for their bullpen, the Dodgers may poach a veteran from their biggest rival. The team is working toward a deal with Sergio Romo, a native of Brawley who had spent the entirety of his nine-year career in San Francisco.   "I followed them as a kid, but we became rivals...

  • Dodgers executive Gabe Kapler shares personal baseball journey

    Dodgers executive Gabe Kapler shares personal baseball journey

    Gabe Kapler would have loved to play for Israel in the World Baseball Classic. He has not played in the major leagues for seven years, but that would not have been a problem. Eric Gagne is playing for Canada, and he hasn’t played in the majors for nine years. But Kapler has a full-time job, as...

  • Dodgers trade pitcher Carlos Frias to Cleveland

    Dodgers trade pitcher Carlos Frias to Cleveland

    The Dodgers traded right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias to Cleveland on Monday for either cash considerations or a player to be named later. The team had designated Frias for assignment last week after acquiring outfielder Brett Eibner from Oakland. Frias, 27, made 13 starts for the Dodgers in 2015,...

  • Dodgers' bullpen remains unsettled as FanFest takes off

    Dodgers' bullpen remains unsettled as FanFest takes off

    The Dodgers’ pitchers report to spring training in two weeks, but the Dodgers might not yet have all their pitchers. The Dodgers have addressed their most pressing needs this off-season — retaining pitchers Rich Hill and Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner in free agency, then trading...

  • Corey Seager still hopeful Dodgers can re-sign Chase Utley

    Corey Seager still hopeful Dodgers can re-sign Chase Utley

    Corey Seager had a locker next to Chase Utley for the duration of the 2016 season. As he raced toward the National League rookie-of-the-year award, Seager leaned on Utley, a 14-year veteran, for advice. Utley helped Seager develop a daily routine, and teamed with him in the middle of the Dodgers...

  • The Dodgers cut some ticket prices. Thank analytics.

    The Dodgers cut some ticket prices. Thank analytics.

    In a winter in which the Dodgers dramatically raised the price of season tickets, they extended a pleasant surprise to their fans when they put single-game tickets on sale Friday. They froze or cut the price on half of those seats, said David Siegel, vice president of ticket sales. The Dodgers...

  • Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill goes by no-failure, no-progress credo

    Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill goes by no-failure, no-progress credo

    Rich Hill gripped the podium and stared at the speech he’d spent the week writing. He operates without fear on the pitcher’s mound, but public speaking can still jostle his nerves.  Before him sat hundreds of members of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, who sipped orange juice and coffee...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Looking at the Logan Forsythe trade

    Dodgers Dugout: Looking at the Logan Forsythe trade

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. Since the new second baseman is named Logan, I wonder if he has ever met Hugh Jackman?  Next season’s team Let’s take a look at a projected 25-man roster if the season started today: Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Austin...

  • Dodgers sign reliever Brandon Morrow to minor league deal

    Dodgers sign reliever Brandon Morrow to minor league deal

    The Dodgers have signed right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league camp, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Morrow will earn $1.25 million if he makes the club. Morrow, 32, has posted a 1.69 earned-run average for San Diego...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Grading the pitchers, plus Justin Turner praises Yasiel Puig

    Dodgers Dugout: Grading the pitchers, plus Justin Turner praises Yasiel Puig

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. How did we go from having no NFL teams to having too many? Grading the pitchers A couple of  weeks ago I graded the hitters, so let's turn our attention to the pitchers. The stats listed will be W-L/ERA/FIP/WHIP....

  • Chargers and new Coach Anthony Lynn face a huge challenge: Making themselves relevant in L.A.

    Chargers and new Coach Anthony Lynn face a huge challenge: Making themselves relevant in L.A.

    You can take the Chargers out of San Diego, but you can’t take the Chargers out of the Chargers. Days after unveiling and promptly retiring the most reviled logo in Los Angeles sports history, the new head coach of the perpetually bumbling franchise opened his introductory news conference Tuesday...

  • Dodgers mystery solved: Charlie Culberson's ball at home with Navy veteran

    Dodgers mystery solved: Charlie Culberson's ball at home with Navy veteran

    “I was like, ‘Man, this ball is coming right at me!’ ’’ After spending 18 months dodging danger in Iraq and Afghanistan, retired Naval Petty Officer Alan Hampson was finally standing underneath a good kind of trouble. It was the last Sunday in September at Dodger Stadium, the 10th inning of a game...

  • Letters: Hey, did you hear? The Chargers are coming

    Letters: Hey, did you hear? The Chargers are coming

    Not sure when the Statue of Liberty was relocated to L.A., but with the Chargers joining the Rams, the words “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” should be amended to include “your losing football teams.” Mark S. Roth Los Angeles :: If an NFL team is content spending two seasons...

  • Dodgers avoid arbitration with Yasmani Grandal, Alex Wood

    Dodgers avoid arbitration with Yasmani Grandal, Alex Wood

    The Dodgers settled their final four arbitration cases for the winter, reaching one-year agreements with catcher Yasmani Grandal, left-handed pitcher Alex Wood, right-handed pitcher Josh Fields and left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan. Grandal will earn the largest salary of the bunch, agreeing to a...

  • Rams already winning the perception fight with their new roommate

    Rams already winning the perception fight with their new roommate

    The Rams were so excited by the arrival of their new non-threatening roommate Thursday, they celebrated by hauling in a shiny new piece of furniture. Just as the Chargers officially announced their move to Los Angeles, they were casually directed to the back bedroom, the smaller one in the shadows,...

  • Chargers' task to win over L.A. is like climbing 'Mt. Everest'

    Chargers' task to win over L.A. is like climbing 'Mt. Everest'

    This is a Dodgers town for baseball, a Lakers town for basketball. So whose will it be in football?  The Rams have a rich history here and a one-year head start on the Chargers in their return. The Chargers might prosper, or they could sink into mediocrity and invisibility, swallowed up into an...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Where Dodgers hitters rank at their position

    Dodgers Dugout: Where Dodgers hitters rank at their position

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. Do you think other parts of the country make fun of L.A. for panicking when we get an inch of rain? How they rank Last week, I graded the main Dodgers hitters. Most of you seemed to agree, though a few would have...

  • Dodgers appear fairly well set except at second base

    Dodgers appear fairly well set except at second base

    Few baseball players available this off-season better fit the needs of the Dodgers than Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. He plays a position the team seeks to upgrade as it prepares for 2017. He offers power as a right-handed hitter, a commodity the team often lacked last season. He...

  • Re-signing Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner redefines Dodgers

    Re-signing Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner redefines Dodgers

    Who are the Dodgers? For the last couple of years, they were Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez and a group of replaceable mercenaries. They were Andrew Friedman’s mad experiment, a statistically driven machine that made transactions with minimal regard for the human cost. They were the team that...

  • Justin Turner: I had offers from others, but not from Angels

    Justin Turner: I had offers from others, but not from Angels

    Justin Turner wanted to return to the Dodgers, and the Dodgers wanted him back. But Turner said he considered offers from “a few” other teams before signing a four-year, $64-million contract with the Dodgers. “It’s obviously flattering to be wanted,” Turner said Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. “At...

  • Dodgers make it official, announce Kenley Jansen's new five-year deal

    Dodgers make it official, announce Kenley Jansen's new five-year deal

    A month after the terms were initially agreed on, the Dodgers on Tuesday formally announced a five-year, $80-million contract with closer Kenley Jansen. Jansen had embarked on his honeymoon shortly after the two sides reached a deal. The team is expected to hold a news conference with Jansen and...

  • Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart named to College Football Hall of Fame

    Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart named to College Football Hall of Fame

    Matt Leinart led USC to two national championships, came within seconds of a third and captured a Heisman Trophy as the Trojans’ quarterback. Now, Leinart is entering the College Football Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Monday that Leinart was part of a 13-member 2017 class, which will be inducted...

  • Charlie Culberson (almost) had a ball hitting big home run for Dodgers

    Charlie Culberson (almost) had a ball hitting big home run for Dodgers

    Charlie Culberson knows there’s somebody out there in possession of the most important baseball of his career. It doesn’t have his name on it, but it once had his bat on it, and he knows it’s out there. Maybe it’s sitting on a fireplace mantle. Maybe buried in a junk drawer. Maybe two oblivious...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Time to grade the hitters (Spoiler-Corey Seager gets an A)

    Dodgers Dugout: Time to grade the hitters (Spoiler-Corey Seager gets an A)

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My New Year’s resolution this year is to not make any New Year’s resolutions. Making the grade While waiting to see how the Dodgers fill that big hole at second base, let’s grade the main Dodgers hitters last season. The...

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