| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
This shapes up as one of the Dodgers’ strangest spring camps, what with opening early to start the major-league season in Australia on March 22, then fly back, take four days off, oddly resume the exhibition season with three games against the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:47 PM
PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw wants to visit Australia, but as a tourist, not a pitcher.
"I'd love to go there on vacation," Kershaw said. "I don't really want to go pitch there. But that's what we're signed up to do, so we're going to have to be...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:26 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Top prospects Joc Pederson and Zach Lee will be in the Dodgers' major league spring training camp for the first time, the team announced Tuesday.
The list of non-roster players who will be in camp will include catcher Miguel Olivo, a 12-year major...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis have agreed on a one-year contract that guarantees him $3.55 million and avoids an arbitration hearing.
Ellis, 32, batted .238 last season with 10 home runs, 52 runs batted in and a .318 on-base percentage. He also...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The Dodgers had three arbitration eligible players last month, and have since signed catcher A.J. Ellis to a nice contract and left-hander Clayton Kershaw to a slightly nicer one.
Which leaves reliever Kenley Jansen the last one standing.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Once they were young. Rising stars with limitless futures.
Now the future is here, or so the Dodgers hope. Trouble is -- or could be – they are no longer so young. They may not be heading into the baseball sunset, but they’re mostly at...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
The final act of Greg Maddux's distinguished career was an ignoble one. He wandered in from the Dodgers' bullpen in the third inning, with his team losing. He departed in the fifth inning, his team even further behind.
"A very special day for me,"...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
It’s a procedural thing, something that happens with every major league club: This is the date players can file for salary arbitration.
Three Dodgers did so Tuesday, all expected, but all noteworthy in their way – catcher A.J. Ellis,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A.J. ELLIS, 32, catcher
Final 2013 stats: .238 batting average, 10 home runs, 52 RBIs, .318 on-base and .364 slugging percentages, threw out 44.4% of base stealers (28 of 63), the staff ERA when he caught was 3.06.
Contract status: In second year of...