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  • Dodgers' Matt Kemp advised by agent to not rush back for opening day

    Dodgers' Matt Kemp advised by agent to not rush back for opening day
    Matt Kemp is aiming to return from his off-season ankle and shoulder operations in the Dodgers’ season-opening series in Australia. But Kemp's agent is advising him against pushing himself to play in the two-game set against the Arizona...
  • Dodgers' Matt Kemp says that playing on opening day is up in the air

    Dodgers' Matt Kemp says that playing on opening day is up in the air
    Matt Kemp said Saturday he might not be ready to play on opening day, insisting he didn't want to repeat the mistake he made last year of rushing back from injuries. The Dodgers are starting their season about a week earlier than usual, with a two-...
  • Padded caps for pitchers to be available in spring training

    Padded caps for pitchers to be available in spring training
    Would you wear a heavier and perhaps clunkier cap if it might help protect you from a line drive to the head? Every pitcher will face that question when spring training opens next month. For the first time, Major League Baseball has approved a padded...
  • Sandy Koufax wants Yasiel Puig to improve but defends his showmanship

    Sandy Koufax wants Yasiel Puig to improve but defends his showmanship
    PHOENIX — Sandy Koufax defended Yasiel Puig’s style of play, saying he doesn’t mind Puig’s theatrics so long as they don’t result in mistakes. “If the showmanship doesn’t involve bad decisions, yeah, it’s...
  • Dodgers pitchers have Australia on their minds as camp opens

    Dodgers pitchers have Australia on their minds as camp opens
    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...
  • Chone Figgins is back and might just catch on with the Dodgers

    Chone Figgins is back and might just catch on with the Dodgers
    PHOENIX — The question of whatever happened to Chone Figgins will be answered Wednesday afternoon. There will be a first pitch of Arizona spring training thrown in three parks, and Figgins will be facing one of them. Yes, we are talking about that...
  • Diamondbacks beat Dodgers, 4-1, in Cactus League opener

    Diamondbacks beat Dodgers, 4-1, in Cactus League opener
    Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 1 AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig batted .517 in the Cactus League last year. One game into the exhibition season this year, he's batting .667. Puig was two for three and drove in Carl Crawford for the Dodgers' only run with...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has a second shaky start

     Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw has a second shaky start
    PHOENIX — It was only a spring-training game, but it didn't matter. "It matters to me," Clayton Kershaw said. Kershaw was upset Monday after making his second exhibition-season start, which was even worse than his first. Facing the Oakland...
  • Angels strike out during first try of new instant-replay system

    Angels strike out during first try of new instant-replay system
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Angels put baseball's new instant-replay system or, to be more precise, a crude facsimile of what will be used in the regular season, to the test for the first time Monday at Salt River Fields. It did not go well, with...
  • Angels defeat Diamondbacks in spring training, 3-2

    Angels defeat Diamondbacks in spring training, 3-2
    Angels 3, Arizona 2 AT THE PLATE: The Angels took advantage of wild pick-off attempts to score their first two runs. Leadoff man Kole Calhoun, who drew two walks, took third base on Eury De La Rosa's errant throw past first base and scored on J.B....
  • Angels Manager Mike Scioscia loses first instant-replay challenge

    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia loses first instant-replay challenge
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The first instant-replay challenge of the spring did not go well for the Angels and Manager Mike Scioscia at Salt River Fields on Monday. Angels third baseman Luis Jimenez was called out at second on a stolen-base attempt in...