| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:10 AM
SYDNEY, Australia -- Two days before opening day, Adrian Gonzalez had to be removed in the fourth inning of an exhibition game against an Australian league all-star team in a nearly empty stadium.
Gonzalez said he should be ready to play in the regular-...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:49 PM
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SYDNEY, Australia — From behind home plate, the architect pointed at the outfield wall in the distance and explained one particular challenge of building a baseball field without desecrating the sacred...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:35 PM
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.
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:01 PM
All this talk about the Dodgers’ four outfielders. What about the fifth? He has feelings too.
Also a pretty decent power bat, or so the Dodgers hope.
It is outfielder Scott Van Slyke who leads the Dodgers in runs batted in this spring. Not Andre...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:58 PM
I believe it was that great baseball sage, Daffy Duck, who said of the Dodgers’ bullpen: “What a predicament!”
The Dodgers are flush with relievers. Stocked with veteran arms. Have three former closers backing up Kenley Jansen....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Dodgers 8, Oakland 8
AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe had two hits apiece and Miguel Olivo drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double, helping the Dodgers score more than five runs in a game for the second time this spring. One...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of … your own locker?
It’s an oldie but a goodie, a baseball prank that still works in the 21st century. If doubtful, check out this video, in which a startled Juan Uribe is scared almost back to the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 3
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon tripled in a run. Hanley Ramirez collected his first hit of the spring, a single to right field in the third inning. Top outfield prospect Joc Pederson drew walks in each of his two plate...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe was two for two with a home run and two runs batted in. Alex Guerrero got his first two hits, both bloop singles, the second of which drove in a run. Brendan Harris, formerly of the Angels,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 9:30 AM
PHOENIX – Yasiel Puig and other starting position players will be on the field for five innings Wednesday in the Dodgers’ exhibition opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Clayton Kershaw will pitch two innings, which...
| 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...