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  • It's already roster decision time for the Dodgers

    It's already roster decision time for the Dodgers
    So it's time for spring roster stories, our favorite guessing game. This year it’s even more fun, or at least complicated, what with the Dodgers actually looking at three or four different rosters. But they leave Sunday for Down Under, so time...
  • Spring training: Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 2

    Spring training: Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 2
    Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier doubled in two runs in the first inning. He was two for three, raising his spring average to .357. Adrian Gonzalez was one for two and drew his fifth walk of the exhibition season. Gonzalez is batting...
  • Now would be a good time for the Dodgers to start hitting a tad

    Now would be a good time for the Dodgers to start hitting a tad
    Yeah, it’s only spring and everything starts over on opening day and exhibition stats don’t mean diddly, but still … It would nice if this supposed Dodgers offensive juggernaut started to at least resemble its splendid billing....
  • Spring training: San Francisco 3, Dodgers 2

    Spring training: San Francisco 3, Dodgers 2
    San Francisco 3, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers had more walks (eight) than hits (six), dropping their spring average to .228. Yasiel Puig, who had a hit and was robbed of another, is hitting only .200, which is still better than A.J. Ellis (.105),...
  • Left-hander Hector Santiago comes out ahead in solid outing

    Left-hander Hector Santiago comes out ahead in solid outing
    TEMPE, Ariz. — It didn't matter that Hector Santiago's four-inning, 42-pitch, one-hit, five-strikeout effort in Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday came against a Chicago Cubs split squad of reserves and minor leaguers. It was still a significant...
  • Angels star Mike Trout on new rules: 'I need to do my homework'

    Angels star Mike Trout on new rules: 'I need to do my homework'
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A day later, Mike Trout was still confused about Thursday’s play at the plate against the Dodgers, when baseball’s new rules governing home-plate collisions and instant replay converged on the same play. Trout, trying for...
  • Dodgers' first review comes up early against Angels

    Dodgers' first review comes up early against Angels
    TEMPE, Ariz. — By his own admission Don Mattingly hasn't spent a lot of time thinking about baseball's two newest rules, one allowing the use of instant replay and the other preventing catchers from blocking the plate if they don't have the ball....
  • Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens

    Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens
    As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks? The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
  • Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu checks in with trimmer look

    Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu checks in with trimmer look
    PHOENIX¬†— Officially, Hyun-Jin Ryu doesn't weigh any less than he did last year. The Dodgers still list his weight as 255 pounds. But his face doesn't look nearly as self-indulgent. His torso appears leaner. "I weigh significantly less than I...
  • Clayton Kershaw might not pitch Dodgers opener in Australia

    Clayton Kershaw might not pitch Dodgers opener in Australia
    PHOENIX¬†— Clayton Kershaw might not be the Dodgers' opening-day starter this season. The Dodgers are considering not starting Kershaw in their two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to people familiar with the...
  • Dodgers' A.J. Ellis avoids Cracker Barrel, loses 15 pounds

    Dodgers' A.J. Ellis avoids Cracker Barrel, loses 15 pounds
    PHOENIX -- There’s a long-running joke among writers about how many players claim to be in the best shape of their lives when reporting to spring training. In the case of catcher A.J. Ellis, it might really be true. Ellis reported to the Dodgers...