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  • Dodgers win game but lose big: Clayton Kershaw, Brian Wilson sidelined

    Dodgers win game but lose big: Clayton Kershaw, Brian Wilson sidelined
    SAN DIEGO — For the Dodgers, the start of this season is beginning to feel uncomfortably similar to the start of the last. In fact, this could turn out worse. The Dodgers did beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, 3-2, to improve to 3-1. But...
  • This Dodgers roster isn't built to last

    This Dodgers roster isn't built to last
    SYDNEY, Australia — The roster the Dodgers submitted to the commissioner's office on opening day won't be the same roster with which they will start the domestic part of their season. "This is our roster for the next two days," Manager Don...
  • Dodgers seen as the guys in the black hats in Australia

    Dodgers seen as the guys in the black hats in Australia
    SYDNEY, Australia — Even on the other side of the world, the Dodgers have been cast as the villains. The buildup to their season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks is reminiscent of the scenario the Dodgers faced when they played the...
  • Alex Guerrero on Dodgers' 25-man roster, Tim Federowicz optioned

    Alex Guerrero on Dodgers' 25-man roster, Tim Federowicz optioned
    The Dodgers announced their 25-man roster before opening the regular season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, and if it mostly came out as expected, it wasn’t devoid of surprise. Alex Guerrero, the Cuban infielder who did not play...
  • Dodgers break camp and head for Australia

    Dodgers break camp and head for Australia
    PHOENIX¬†— The Dodgers learned last year that a $240-million payroll can overcome a disastrous start. They'll now find out if it can negate the effects of an abbreviated exhibition season and trip to the other side of the world. The most...
  • Exactly what answers did the Dodgers discover in camp?

    Exactly what answers did the Dodgers discover in camp?
    While wondering if the Dodgers have almost talked themselves into jet lag, a quick look at questions and answers provided during this spring’s camp: Who’s the fifth starter? Uh, they’ll have to get back to you on that one. Josh...
  • Dodgers waive Javy Guerra as they name 30-man roster for Sydney

    Dodgers waive Javy Guerra as they name 30-man roster for Sydney
    Javy Guerra, who started the 2012 season as the Dodgers closer, was designated for assignment Sunday, part of a flurry of moves to cut the roster to the 30 total players they can take to Australia. Guerra, 28, can still be traded while the Dodgers...
  • Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players

    Deal to stiffen drug penalties gets positive reviews from MLB players
    The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters....
  • Exhibition baseball: Dodgers beat Padres, fall to White Sox

    Exhibition baseball: Dodgers beat Padres, fall to White Sox
    Dodgers 5, Padres 4; White Sox 5, Dodgers 4 AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was two for three with a triple, raising his exhibition average to .282. Gordon also stole a base, making him nine for his ninth in nine on the spring on stolen-base attempts....
  • 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...
  • Dodgers sweep Arizona Diamondbacks with 7-5 win in Australia

    Dodgers sweep Arizona Diamondbacks with 7-5 win in Australia
    As the Dodgers were saying, they just love the idea of going to Australia. They should make it an annual event. Zack Greinke feels all left out. Maybe they’ll bring him back a stuffed koala bear or something. What they are coming back with is a 2-...