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  • 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...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Yasmani Grandal may not be on same page yet

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Yasmani Grandal may not be on same page yet
    Clayton Kershaw stood in front of his locker Sunday and shook his head. He had just finished throwing 65 pitches in the Dodgers' 5-2 exhibition win over the Seattle Mariners and, by Kershaw's standards, it had not gone well. "Today was rough," he...
  • Dodgers 2, Rockies 2: Clayton Kershaw gives up a home run

    Dodgers 2, Rockies 2: Clayton Kershaw gives up a home run
    ON THE MOUND: In his second start of the spring, Clayton Kershaw gave up a run and three hits over three innings. Kershaw walked one, struck out two and gave up a third-inning solo home run to Nick Hundley. "Had a few more misfires than the last start,...
  • Say this for Dodgers' 2015 lineup, it looks well-balanced

    Say this for Dodgers' 2015 lineup, it looks well-balanced
    Balance, great thing to have if you’re a gymnast, a Flying Wallenda or have a job and family. Also a very nice thing for a baseball lineup. Whatever you may think of the Dodgers’ individual moves this off-season, for 2015 it has left them...
  • Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias makes his father proud

    Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias makes his father proud
    The proud father's sleep deprivation was masked by a smile. "That woke me up," Carlos Urias said in Spanish. His 18-year-old son, left-hander Julio Urias, had just pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for a Dodgers' split squad in a 10-1 victory over the...
  • Dodgers win two split-squad games

    Dodgers win two split-squad games
    DODGERS 7, SEATTLE MARINERS 4; DODGERS 10, BREWERS 1 AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers benefited from their opponents' defensive problems in their two split-squad games, as the Mariners and Brewers both committed three errors. In the victory over the Mariners,...
  • Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal shows off power in 5-5 tie with Indians

    Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal shows off power in 5-5 tie with Indians
    Of the four new faces projected to be in the Dodgers’ most frequent lineup in 2015, none may be as important as Yasmani Grandal. Not just because he was the main return on the Matt Kemp trade to the Padres, but because he offers the most potential...
  • Teenager Julio Urias makes spring debut in Dodgers victory

    Teenager Julio Urias makes spring debut in Dodgers victory
    Teenage left-hander Julio Urias pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Friday for the Dodgers, as Joc Pederson and Alex Guerrero maintained their spectacular early-spring form at the plate in a 10-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park....
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw pitches two perfect innings in spring debut

    Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw pitches two perfect innings in spring debut
    Clayton Kershaw's earned-run average in the Cactus League last year was 9.20. The year before that, it was 4.18. If Kershaw looked in recent springs like a pitcher who still required time to fine-tune his mechanics, he appeared on Thursday as if he...