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  • Dodgers 2015 roster: a player-by-player summary

    Dodgers 2015 roster: a player-by-player summary
    Times reporter Dylan Hernandez sizes up the Dodgers' projected 25-man roster for opening day: No.; STARTERS; Pos; B/T; Age; Comment 11; Jimmy Rollins; SS; S/R; 36; The former National League MVP remains an above-average defender though the last time...
  • When Dodgers send SOS, Jimmy Rollins responds

    When Dodgers send SOS, Jimmy Rollins responds
    The pregame flyover was so late, some fans might have thought it was a couple of Southwest Airlines jets racing to Burbank. There was no traditional opening-day bunting hanging on the main sections of Dodger Stadium because the Dodgers didn't want to...
  • Adrian Gonzalez's three home runs power Dodgers past Padres, 7-4

    Adrian Gonzalez's three home runs power Dodgers past Padres, 7-4
    If the season-opening series against the San Diego Padres confirmed the reality that Matt Kemp was no longer playing for the Dodgers, it also offered a spectacular reminder that Adrian Gonzalez still was. Gonzalez homered three times in a game for the...
  • Upbeat Matt Kemp thrives in return to Dodger Stadium

    Upbeat Matt Kemp thrives in return to Dodger Stadium
    On the baseball calendar, this was opening day. For Matt Kemp, this was homecoming day. He never wanted to leave. He was 18 when he signed with the Dodgers, 21 when he made his major league debut. He swore off free agency so he could sign a contract...
  • Padres positioned to make big noise in NL West after whirlwind winter

    Padres positioned to make big noise in NL West after whirlwind winter
    These should be the big, bold, brash San Diego Padres. They always could pitch. Now they can hit. Now they can win. You do not import an entire outfield of sluggers — Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton — and talk gingerly of hoping to...
  • Outfielder Joc Pederson could play a key role in retooled Dodgers

    Outfielder Joc Pederson could play a key role in retooled Dodgers
    With every home run he hit, every ball in the gap he ran down, Joc Pederson came a little closer to believing. And by the time the Dodgers broke camp a few days ago, Pederson was certain he could contribute at the major league level. "I'm not just...
  • Dodgers catchers Yasmani Grandal, A.J. Ellis apply received wisdom

    Dodgers catchers Yasmani Grandal, A.J. Ellis apply received wisdom
    Over the last three years, Yasmani Grandal has been called everything from a potential All-Star to a drug cheat. Now, with the Dodgers about to break camp, the 26-year-old catcher is embracing a new identity: servant. “You are a servant to your...
  • Dodgers continue their long-ball show in 5-4 win over Angels

    Dodgers continue their long-ball show in 5-4 win over Angels
    Home runs, nice to have. Generally very helpful when you’re attempting to outscore the other team. The Dodgers lost their two most powerful bats in the off-season -- Matt Kemp traded to the Padres, Hanley Ramirez signing with the Red Sox -- so...
  • Dodgers' Joe Wieland is a candidate to be fifth starter

    Dodgers' Joe Wieland is a candidate to be fifth starter
    The Dodgers acquired a big league catcher in Yasmani Grandal when they sent Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres over the winter. Now, it's looking as if they might have also acquired their fifth starter in the same deal. Initially viewed as an ancillary...
  • Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu out for opening day, so who'll step in?

    Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu out for opening day, so who'll step in?
    With the injured left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu ruled out for opening day, would the Dodgers look to trade for another starting pitcher? Yes, if they can add an arm for the back of their rotation. No, Cole Hamels is not walking through that door. The...
  • Matt Kemp lists his spring training spot for sale at $3.5 million

    Matt Kemp lists his spring training spot for sale at $3.5 million
    Matt Kemp may be on the move once again. The All-Star outfielder, traded by the Dodgers to the Padres in December, has put his home in Paradise Valley, Ariz., on the market for $3.5 million. A circular driveway with a fountain marks the entrance to...