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Spring Training

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  • Chone Figgins is cherishing his opportunity with the Dodgers

    Chone Figgins is cherishing his opportunity with the Dodgers
    For Chone Figgins, his reunion with the Angels in the Freeway Series will mark a triumph. Games against his former team used to a be painful reminder of what he left behind. Over the next three days, when the Dodgers and Angels face each other in...
  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract
    PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for...
  • Angels' Mike Trout not concerned about contract talks

    Angels' Mike Trout not concerned about contract talks
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Mike Trout has not set a deadline for negotiations on a long-term contract extension, and the Angels' center fielder said Thursday he would not be opposed to talks carrying into the regular season. Players in similar situations...
  • Dodgers notes: Updates on Zack Greinke and Josh Beckett, plus lineup

    Dodgers notes: Updates on Zack Greinke and Josh Beckett, plus lineup
    PHOENIX — Zack Greinke returned to the Dodgers' spring training complex Thursday morning without any added discomfort in his right calf, according to bench coach Tim Wallach. Sidelined for almost two weeks with a calf strain, Greinke pitched in only...
  • Fans might have to wait weeks before Dodgers games come to their TVs

    Fans might have to wait weeks before Dodgers games come to their TVs
    The Dodgers launched their new television channel two weeks ago. They open the season in less than two weeks, an event that figures to be invisible to everyone in the Los Angeles area without Time Warner Cable. You might need your Dodgers. You might...
  • Dodgers go back to practice games; Dan Haren struggles in camp start

    Dodgers go back to practice games; Dan Haren struggles in camp start
    Meanwhile, back to spring training … It’s awkward, it’s strange, but that’s how it is for the Dodgers in 2014. After winning their first two games of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, they now go back...
  • Reader photo: The best kind of photobomb

    Reader photo: The best kind of photobomb
    Although this photo goes beyond the borders of California, it definitely has a SoCal feel to it: while attending an Angels spring training game in Arizona, photographer (and Angels fan) Richelle Lavin was taking this picture of her daughter, Averie,...
  • Dodgers' Dee Gordon works toward becoming the starting second baseman

     Dodgers' Dee Gordon works toward becoming the starting second baseman
    Having fulfilled his initial goal of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster, Dee Gordon now has a new ambition. "Do what I can to be the starting second baseman, just show them they can trust me and give them confidence that I can be their guy every...
  • Player poll: Bryce Harper edges Yasiel Puig as most overrated in MLB

    Player poll: Bryce Harper edges Yasiel Puig as most overrated in MLB
    Bryce Harper and Yasiel Puig have been described in many different ways during their young MLB careers: talented, cocky, spectacular, foolhardy, captivating, frustrating. Some of their peers have another word for the two outfielders -- overrated. ESPN...
  • Dodgers return from Down Under with a few nagging concerns

    Dodgers return from Down Under with a few nagging concerns
    SYDNEY, Australia — The Dodgers won their two games in Australia. Now comes the fallout. When they departed Australia on Sunday, Hyun-Jin Ryu had a loose toenail and Yasiel Puig a tight back. While Ryu's problem could force the Dodgers to make...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw finds his game in Australia

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw finds his game in Australia
    SYDNEY, Australia — For the Dodgers, this was an opening day that didn't feel like an opening day. They were on the other side of the planet, in a time zone 18 hours ahead of home. The pregame ceremony didn't include fireworks or the customary...