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A.J. Ellis

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  • For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines

    For openers, the Dodgers' bullpen shines
    It was the biggest failing of last year’s team and probably the biggest uncertainty of this year’s Dodgers squad. The bullpen. To those who witnessed its struggles in the second half and meltdown in the playoffs, it brings a shudder. It...
  • Free-spending Dodgers set MLB record payroll at $270M; average is $4.2M

    Free-spending Dodgers set MLB record payroll at $270M; average is $4.2M
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers set a baseball record with a $270 million opening-day payroll, including nearly $44 million going to players no longer on the team. Major League Baseball's average salary on opening day Sunday also set a...
  • Zack Greinke on Yasmani Grandal: 'I couldn't draw up a better catcher'

    Zack Greinke on Yasmani Grandal: 'I couldn't draw up a better catcher'
    It’s one thing to replace a popular player, and something else when he’s still on the team, highly respected by teammates, still sharing your catching position and has a close personal and professional relationship with the best pitcher on the...
  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke, Yasmani Grandal still working well together

    Dodgers' Zack Greinke, Yasmani Grandal still working well together
    Sighs of relief were exhaled around the visiting clubhouse at Chase Field on Sunday and not only because the Dodgers survived a ninth-inning meltdown by Chris Hatcher to claim their only victory in a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks....
  • Dodgers held to two hits, Clayton Kershaw chased in 6-0 loss to Arizona

    Dodgers held to two hits, Clayton Kershaw chased in 6-0 loss to Arizona
    It all went wrong. The beginning, the middle and, most certainly, the ending that saw the Dodgers fall 6-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday at Chase Field. Where to start? With being held to two hits? Managing to lose two third baseman on...
  • Letters: What Dodgers fans are missing during opening week

    Letters: What Dodgers fans are missing during opening week
    I just can't see how San Diego starting pitcher Andrew Cashner didn't pitch around Adrian Gonzalez instead of allowing him a third straight home run in three at-bats. I just can't see it. Thanks, Time Warner Cable. Roger Sypek Lakewood :: If...
  • Upbeat Matt Kemp thrives in return to Dodger Stadium

    Upbeat Matt Kemp thrives in return to Dodger Stadium
    On the baseball calendar, this was opening day. For Matt Kemp, this was homecoming day. He never wanted to leave. He was 18 when he signed with the Dodgers, 21 when he made his major league debut. He swore off free agency so he could sign a contract...
  • Dodgers 2015 roster: a player-by-player summary

    Dodgers 2015 roster: a player-by-player summary
    Times reporter Dylan Hernandez sizes up the Dodgers' projected 25-man roster for opening day: No.; STARTERS; Pos; B/T; Age; Comment 11; Jimmy Rollins; SS; S/R; 36; The former National League MVP remains an above-average defender though the last time...
  • Dodgers end spring in 6-6 tie with Angels, finally set 25-man roster

    Dodgers end spring in 6-6 tie with Angels, finally set 25-man roster
    The Dodgers’ new front office was very busy this off-season, not only making a flood of trades, but signing a wealth of non-roster invitees. When they finally got around to announcing their 25-man roster Saturday night after their 6-6 tie with the...
  • Joc Pederson likely to be one of three rookies on Dodgers' roster

    Joc Pederson likely to be one of three rookies on Dodgers' roster
    Joc Pederson started in center field for the Dodgers in all three games of the Freeway Series, the latest sign the team plans for him to play there on opening day. Manager Don Mattingly all but confirmed Saturday afternoon that Pederson would be the...
  • Clayton Kershaw finishes a sharp spring for the Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw finishes a sharp spring for the Dodgers
    Clayton Kershaw won't say it, but his longtime catcher suspects he dislikes spring training. "There's really no reward at the end for him, as far as win or a loss," A.J. Ellis said. The next time Kershaw takes the mound, there will be a reward. He...