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A.J. Ellis

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  • 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...
  • Juan Uribe sees a World Series title for Dodgers this year

    Juan Uribe sees a World Series title for Dodgers this year
    If Juan Uribe's once-every-five-years theory is to be believed, the Dodgers will win the World Series this season. "I won my first ring in 2005," Uribe said in Spanish. "I won my second in 2010. Now, we're in 2015." Uribe won his first championship...
  • How Dodgers' having two starting catchers can be good

    How Dodgers' having two starting catchers can be good
    So what to do with this two-headed catcher thing? Pull straws, flip a coin, check with astrological charts? The Dodgers now have two starting catchers. A.J. Ellis has been their primary catcher for the past three seasons. And now they have Yasmani...
  • A tranquil spring could prove very good thing for Dodgers

    A tranquil spring could prove very good thing for Dodgers
    Crickets. Spring training starts, and we get crickets. Which is fine, which actually, might be pretty good. The Dodgers are two days into their very new training camp and all is calm. Quiet as a desert night. No surprises, nothing newsy, nothing to...