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  • Exhibition baseball: Dodgers beat Padres, fall to White Sox

    Dodgers 5, Padres 4; White Sox 5, Dodgers 4 AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon was two for three with a triple, raising his exhibition average to .282. Gordon also stole a base, making him nine for his ninth in nine on the spring on stolen-base attempts....
  • It's already roster decision time for the Dodgers

    It's already roster decision time for the Dodgers
    So it's time for spring roster stories, our favorite guessing game. This year it’s even more fun, or at least complicated, what with the Dodgers actually looking at three or four different rosters. But they leave Sunday for Down Under, so time...
  • Dodgers' bullpen struggling in spring-training games

    Dodgers' bullpen struggling in spring-training games
    PHOENIX — The Dodgers' bullpen, expected to be a strength, has struggled in Cactus League play. Brian Wilson and Brandon League — former All-Star closers — gave up four runs and got just three outs Monday as the Dodgers surrendered a...
  • Dodgers could face expensive decision with struggling Brandon League

    I believe it was that great baseball sage, Daffy Duck, who said of the Dodgers’ bullpen: “What a predicament!” The Dodgers are flush with relievers. Stocked with veteran arms. Have three former closers backing up Kenley Jansen....
  • Dodgers play Athletics to an 8-8 tie in spring training

    Dodgers play Athletics to an 8-8 tie in spring training
    Dodgers 8, Oakland 8 AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe had two hits apiece and Miguel Olivo drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double, helping the Dodgers score more than five runs in a game for the second time this spring. One...
  • Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez looks for happier ending this season

    Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez looks for happier ending this season
    PHOENIX — For a relief pitcher it's not how you start but how you finish that counts. So it didn't matter that, for five months last summer, Paco Rodriguez was almost unhittable, posting a 1.88 earned-run average and holding opponents to a batting...
  • Zach Lee throws two scoreless innings; Hanley Ramirez belts homer

    The future made an appearance for the Dodgers on Friday. Not the one coming this season maybe, but some season not too far distant. Right-hander Zach Lee, the Dodgers’ No. 1 pick in 2010 who had been slowed by a muscle strain in his back,...
  • Chris Perez shows good early returns, but Dodgers fall to Mariners

    Here’s a free tip to that legion of relievers making plans to be in the Dodgers’ bullpen this season: Better be on your game early and often. General Manager Ned Colletti has assembled a relief corps of pitchers who are used to being in at...
  • Dodgers fall to Athletics, 7-3, in spring game

    Oakland Athletics 7, Dodgers 3 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier is quietly having a solid spring. He collected two more hits and drove in a run, raising his exhibition average to .455. Dee Gordon tripled in a run for the second consecutive game. Adrian...
  • Is it possible for Seth Rosin to pitch well enough to make Dodgers?

    Just for fun, just because it’s the first week of spring games, let’s imagine Seth Rosin continues to throw like he did in the Dodgers’ exhibition opener. Which is to say, absolute lights out. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound right-hander threw...
  • Dodgers' Jamey Wright is a bit more relaxed in camp

    PHOENIX¬†— In each of the last eight years, Jamey Wright reported to spring training on a minor league contract. All eight times, he made a major league opening-day roster. Now, at 39, Wright has broken the cycle. The right-handed reliever has a...