| Mar 30, 2015
| 6:47 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 8:10 AM
Somewhat lost in all the hubbub of the Dodgers signing Cuban Hector Olivera for $62.5 million Tuesday was the health update on Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Which basically was, he’s the same as he was before. He’ll be rested for two weeks and rehab the...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 10:04 AM
Although Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers had a good laugh about the line drive that toppled their ace on Friday afternoon, Kershaw paid the price Friday night.
He spent the evening at the dentist.
Kershaw said after Friday's game that the only damage...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Ask Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson to recite a list of his injuries over the last four years and it sounds as if he's reading from an anatomy textbook.
"Right foot, left finger," he begins. "Back, elbow."
There are few major body parts that have...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:09 PM
And this is why you should be just a tad nervous about the Dodgers' rotation.
Which is not to say it won’t be phenomenal. It absolutely could be with some luck. Any rotation that leads off with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke figures to be...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 4:38 PM
Themes in baseball can be fun, when the going is good. Not so much when things are headed the other way. This off-season the Dodgers added two new starters to their rotation, crossing fingers that their history of injury is behind them.
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:34 PM
Jimmy Rollins is 36 and can’t change that. He struck out 100 times in 538 at-bats last season, and he can’t change that, either.
If you’re trying to be cautiously optimistic that he is still a high-caliber shortstop who can manufacture...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 5:08 PM
You take the first step, then a second, and you see where it takes you. Or in the case of a pitcher, the first throw. Brett Anderson had not been in a competitive baseball situation since Aug. 5, when his back called and surgery answered.
| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Even before Brandon McCarthy had any inkling he might sign with the Dodgers, he was intrigued when they hired Andrew Friedman to be their president of baseball operations. McCarthy's curiosity increased when the analytically-inclined Friedman added Farhan...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 8:26 PM
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...