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  • Clayton Kershaw to start Thursday exhibition game for Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw to start Thursday exhibition game for Dodgers
    Clayton Kershaw will start on the mound Thursday in the Dodgers’ second game of the exhibition season, Manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers will face the Chicago White Sox that day at Camelback Ranch. The two teams face each other Wednesday...
  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hopes conditioning will keep him in the game

    Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hopes conditioning will keep him in the game
    In nine years as an everyday player in the major leagues, Adrian Gonzalez has never been on the disabled list. His focus during spring training is on extending that streak. The four-time All-Star first baseman figures if he does he should post numbers...
  • Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California

    Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California
    Jimmy Rollins savors a bite of bacon at his locker, then steals a quick glimpse at the bright blue No. 11 uniform hanging behind him. It's before 8 a.m. in the desert and the veteran shortstop becomes a bit poetic about it all, the cross-country move back...
  • New baseball rules should speed up games

    New baseball rules should speed up games
    No longer will baseball fans be subject to a batter stepping out of the box, adjusting his batting gloves, taking a practice swing, spitting a couple times — and then repeating the entire routine between each pitch. Major League Baseball announced...
  • Numbers only part of equation for new Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman

    Numbers only part of equation for new Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman
    The first thing you notice about the Dodgers' new sabermetric savior is not a scribbled spreadsheet, but a square jaw. On a sunny morning at Camelback Ranch, that jaw is bulging with sunflower seeds, this forward thinker doing some old-fashioned...
  • Clayton Kershaw reports to camp, talks about Dodgers catchers

    Clayton Kershaw reports to camp, talks about Dodgers catchers
    Clayton Kershaw wouldn’t say if he wanted A.J. Ellis to be his personal catcher. He wouldn’t say he didn’t want him to be, either. The decision is Manager Don Mattingly’s, Kershaw said. “I don’t know,”...
  • As Dodgers open spring training, Clayton Kershaw ready to get back to work

    As Dodgers open spring training, Clayton Kershaw ready to get back to work
    Clayton Kershaw walked into to the Dodgers' spring-training complex Thursday, knowing this was only the start. There will be more than six weeks of camp, which will be followed by a 162-game season played over six months. Then, maybe, just maybe, he...
  • Dodgers' Zack Greinke receives elbow injection

    Zack Greinke didn’t throw off a pitching mound Friday and he won’t again Saturday after receiving a lubricating injection in his elbow earlier in the week, the team said. Manager Don Mattingly said there was no reason to be alarmed, noting...
  • Dodgers' Don Mattingly has father issues this spring

    Dodgers' Don Mattingly has father issues this spring
    Facing the most important season of his managerial career, the Dodgers' Don Mattingly began spring training by delivering an emotional pep talk. It was soft, melodic, and directed at a 2-month-old boy smiling at him through the screen of a smartphone....
  • Six questions the Dodgers hope to answer this spring

    Six questions the Dodgers hope to answer this spring
    Four days before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to camp, and here are six questions the Dodgers hope to answer this spring. Why six? Why not? Most of the tough questions about this year’s Dodgers won’t be answered until the...
  • After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?

    After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?
    Will they be better this season? That’s the big, immediate, simple question. Will the 2015 Dodgers be an improved team over the one seen last season? You can hate every trade, question every signing and fear for their future once the contracts...