| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Dan Haren was, by the Dodgers’ standards, something of a quiet pickup during the off-season.
He was a 33-year-old right-hander coming off what appeared a mediocre season (10-14, 4.67 earned-run average). He was signed for one season and $10...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:33 PM
PHOENIX — Carl Crawford is sporting a new number this spring, having dumped the No. 25 he wore last year in favor of No. 3.
"I didn't like the number," Crawford said. "I wanted to change. It just didn't feel comfortable."
When Crawford arrived...
| 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 12, 2014
| 8:53 AM
PHOENIX — In the clubhouse a day before position players were scheduled to report for spring training, Hanley Ramirez said Wednesday he wanted to be “a Dodger for life.”
But Ramirez otherwise declined to talk about his contractual...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:53 PM
PHOENIX — In each of the last eight years, Jamey Wright reported to spring training on a minor league contract. All eight times, he made a major league opening-day roster.
Now, at 39, Wright has broken the cycle. The right-handed reliever has a...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
PHOENIX — Told the Dodgers signed free-agent shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25-million contract, Yasiel Puig was flooded with memories of his childhood in Cuba.
Puig and Arruebarrena met as 9-year-olds in Cienfuegos. They played...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come.
No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:06 PM
PHOENIX — Hanley Ramirez reported to spring training Wednesday without a new contract. But if Ramirez was bothered by his inability to secure a multiyear extension over the winter, he didn't show it.
He reiterated how much likes playing in Los...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:00 PM
PHOENIX — Explaining how a natural introvert such as himself could flash Mickey Mouse ears in front of more than 50,000 screaming fans, Adrian Gonzalez looked around the Dodgers' locker room.
"It's the clubhouse," he said. "It's the city, it's the...