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  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks sharp in live batting practice session

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks sharp in live batting practice session

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw lthrew two innings in live batting practice in a tuneup before Cactus League play begins on the weekend. He threw 29 pitches and was able to use a curveball and a slider to complement his fastball. “This day is always not the most fun, because you’re low on adrenaline,...

  • Dodgers trade Vidal Nuno for minor leaguer

    Dodgers trade Vidal Nuno for minor leaguer

    The Dodgers have traded left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to Baltimore for minor league reliever Ryan Moseley. The team needed to clear space for the impending signing of outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, and Nuno appears to be the casualty. The Dodgers acquired Nuno from Seattle in November in exchange...

  • Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal hones right-handed hitting skills in off-season

    Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal hones right-handed hitting skills in off-season

    In late October, days after the Dodgers crashed out of the playoffs, Manager Dave Roberts called Yasmani Grandal. The organization had spent the last two seasons transitioning Grandal from a platoon player to a full-time performer. As he pondered the blueprint of a World Series run in 2017, Roberts...

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu says he's ready to prove he belongs in the Dodgers' rotation

    Hyun-Jin Ryu says he's ready to prove he belongs in the Dodgers' rotation

    As Hyun-Jin Ryu clomped down a rain-slicked hill, headed for his first session of live batting practice this spring, a group of fans gathered nearby perked up. “Good luck this year,” one said as Ryu walked by. “Stay healthy! Stay healthy!” That task has proved challenging for Ryu in the last two...

  • Chase Utley officially rejoins Dodgers, willing to accept bench role

    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...

  • Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts expects Yasiel Puig to play 'the majority of the time'

    Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts expects Yasiel Puig to play 'the majority of the time'

    The package greeted Yasiel Puig upon his arrival in the Dodgers clubhouse. It was a wooden crate, stamped with the logo of the television network AMC. Inside was a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, a prop from the zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead.” Puig posed for photos with the gift,...

  • Letters: They're not thrilled by this Magic trick

    Letters: They're not thrilled by this Magic trick

    The notion that just because a player had a great basketball career it will transfer to management is flawed. I can count on one finger a former player who is an exception to this rule and his name is Jerry West. Magic Johnson, one of the all-time great players, was a total bust as a coach, not...

  • Dodgers' TV blackout for thousands of fans to enter fourth season

    Dodgers' TV blackout for thousands of fans to enter fourth season

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Dodgers’ television broadcasts could go unseen by a majority of fans in the Los Angeles area. Charter Communications said Monday it does not anticipate reaching agreements with DirecTV or any other cable or satellite provider to carry the Dodgers-owned SportsNet...

  • Dodgers mailbag: Who will be in the rotation on Opening Day?

    Dodgers mailbag: Who will be in the rotation on Opening Day?

    Greetings from the desert, where the pitchers and catchers of the Dodgers will report Wednesday for the start of the 2017 season. After an expensive offseason, the Dodgers reloaded in hopes of snapping their lengthy World Series drought. While the Chicago Cubs are the sport’s reigning champions,...

  • Dodgers re-sign Chase Utley and add outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on one-year deals

    Dodgers re-sign Chase Utley and add outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on one-year deals

    When the Dodgers acquired Tampa Bay second baseman Logan Forsythe in January, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was asked about the dwindling likelihood of re-signing veteran infielder Chase Utley. “You never say never with a guy like Chase,” Friedman said, “just because of the type...

  • 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 Manager Dave Roberts expects Logan Forsythe to lead off, outfielders to compete for at-bats

    Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts expects Logan Forsythe to lead off, outfielders to compete for at-bats

    With the arrival of second baseman Logan Forsythe, the composition of Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts’ lineup has started to take shape. Roberts already intended to use shortstop Corey Seager, third baseman Justin Turner and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in the middle of his order. Forsythe, who was...

  • Jose De Leon trade a calculated move for the Dodgers

    Jose De Leon trade a calculated move for the Dodgers

    The Dodgers do not trade their elite prospects.  That is the simple answer to why the Dodgers were willing to trade pitcher Jose De Leon to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, for second baseman Logan Forsythe. For all the hype around De Leon, the Dodgers did not consider him one of their elite prospects....

  • Dodgers acquire second baseman Logan Forsythe for top pitching prospect Jose De Leon

    Dodgers acquire second baseman Logan Forsythe for top pitching prospect Jose De Leon

    The Dodgers’ search for a second baseman, a months-long endeavor that featured endless negotiations with Minnesota over All-Star Brian Dozier, ended Monday when the team found a reasonable alternative to Dozier: Tampa Bay infielder Logan Forsythe. The Dodgers agreed to send pitching prospect Jose...

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