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A.J. Ellis

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  • Dodgers call it a camp, but decisions still loom

    Dodgers call it a camp, but decisions still loom
    They packed their bats and gloves and laptops and called it a camp. For the Dodgers a spring’s work was done. Or as close as they could manage, anyway. The Dodgers completed their Cactus League season Wednesday with an almost fitting 4-4 tie...
  • Spring training: Dodgers 4, Kansas City 4

    Spring training: Dodgers 4, Kansas City 4
    Dodgers 4, Kansas City 4 AT THE PLATE: Infielder Darwin Barney, who is in contention for a bench role, doubled, tripled and scored. The former Gold Glove second baseman is batting .341 in the exhibition season. Barney scored in the third inning on a...
  • Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 2

    Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 2
    Dodgers 4, Arizona 2 ON THE MOUND: Left-hander Brett Anderson made his best start of the spring, giving up four hits and a walk in six scoreless innings. Anderson struck out two and induced three double plays. "I was able to get ground balls, be...
  • Brett Anderson has it rolling in Dodgers' 4-2 win over Diamondbacks

    Brett Anderson has it rolling in Dodgers' 4-2 win over Diamondbacks
    No one has ever doubted that Brett Anderson could be a helluva pitcher. It’s just that the notion comes with a qualifier -- if he could just stay healthy. He’s had a series of injuries, some of the freakish variety, but when he’s...
  • Dodgers catchers Yasmani Grandal, A.J. Ellis apply received wisdom

    Dodgers catchers Yasmani Grandal, A.J. Ellis apply received wisdom
    Over the last three years, Yasmani Grandal has been called everything from a potential All-Star to a drug cheat. Now, with the Dodgers about to break camp, the 26-year-old catcher is embracing a new identity: servant. “You are a servant to your...
  • Brandon McCarthy's conditioning is tested in Dodgers' spring game

    Brandon McCarthy's conditioning is tested in Dodgers' spring game
    Brandon McCarthy watched from the bench Sunday as the Dodgers scored five runs in one inning and two in another. The more his team scored, the more he would have to wait to return to the mound. The long innings, combined with temperatures in the mid-to-...
  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks ready for opening day

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks ready for opening day
    Clayton Kershaw made what is expected to be his longest start of the exhibition season Thursday, limiting the Chicago White Sox to one run over six innings in the Dodgers' 9-6 victory at Camelback Ranch. Asked if he was ready for the regular season,...
  • Dodgers get scare as Clayton Kershaw hit in side of face

    Dodgers get scare as Clayton Kershaw hit in side of face
    The face of the franchise was down. The best pitcher in baseball had been hit by a line drive. Clayton Kershaw sat on the mound, rubbing his hand against the side of his face. And then he got up, shrugged off a chipped tooth, and kept on pitching. The...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly not worried by Yasiel Puig's slow start

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly not worried by Yasiel Puig's slow start
    This is a pretty quiet camp for the Dodgers. Once they determine the identities of their relievers, they do not have much to decide. So, when Yasiel Puig gets off to a slow spring start, that becomes an issue, at least for a day. Puig is batting .174 in...
  • Dodgers get a little of everything in 11-11 tie with Texas Rangers

    Dodgers get a little of everything in 11-11 tie with Texas Rangers
    You take your good with the bad in spring training, often within the same game, and all, naturally, spread around a decent amount of so-so. The Dodgers had plenty to enjoy about their 11-11 tie with the Rangers on Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz., but...
  • MLB hopes to add excitement on season's final day with simultaneous starts

    MLB hopes to add excitement on season's final day with simultaneous starts
    With five playoff spots in each league, there is a good chance that a race or two extends to the last game of the season. In an effort to amplify the drama, Major League Baseball has scheduled every game on the final day of the regular season to start...