| 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 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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:52 PM
And then all was right in the baseball universe, or at least in the part that orbits around the Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw made his first appearance of the spring and looked not like the pitcher last seen being chased by the Cardinals in the playoffs, but...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:10 AM
Clayton Kershaw is set to make his spring debut Thursday, when the Dodgers face the Chicago White Sox at their shared spring-training complex.
Kershaw will be followed in the rotation Friday by David Huff and Zach Lee, who will start the Dodgers’...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 6:40 PM
When right-hander Mike Bolsinger was in high school, he was part of a Dallas-based travel team that included Clayton Kershaw.
Kershaw, a late bloomer, was the No. 3 starter. The team's two best pitchers were future major leaguers Shawn Tolleson and...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:10 PM
If the first days of spring training made Hyun-Jin Ryu optimistic about his chances of pitching a career-high 200 innings this season, he has now been reminded of the challenges he could face in reaching his goal.
Sidelined because of tightness in the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:24 PM
Easy now, handle with care. Let’s be careful out there this spring, particularly with that Dodgers’ starting rotation.
Despite efforts, it’s proven impossible to throw accurately from the mound while in bubble wrap. What to do with...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:59 PM
Watching closer Kenley Jansen move across the Dodgers clubhouse on crutches, Dustin McGowan shook his head.
"It happens to everybody," McGowan said. "It happened a lot to me."
McGowan, a 32-year-old right-handed reliever who signed a one-year contract...