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  • Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson might be top trade bait

    Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson might be top trade bait
    NEW YORK — As May turned to June, the Dodgers needed a center fielder. Matt Kemp's hamstring had given out on him. The Dodgers liked Skip Schumaker in center field for a day or two, but no way for a month. They did not like any of their center...
  • As baseball's trade deadline approaches, it's nervous time for GMs

    As baseball's trade deadline approaches, it's nervous time for GMs
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Consider the dilemma faced by Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik as Wednesday's nonwaiver trade deadline approaches. The Mariners have virtually no shot at making the playoffs. So if Zduriencik decides to sell,...
  • Dodgers take a chance, sign longtime rival reliever Brian Wilson

    Dodgers take a chance, sign longtime rival reliever Brian Wilson
    Uncertain whether they could deal for a late-inning reliever before the nonwaiver trade deadline Wednesday, the Dodgers turned to the free-agent market and signed longtime rival Brian Wilson. Wilson, a former World Series hero and All-Star closer with...
  • Brian Wilson signs with Dodgers: Unimaginable and plenty of upside

    Brian Wilson signs with Dodgers: Unimaginable and plenty of upside
    Perhaps you recall, I love Brian Wilson. Alas, the one whose music helped form the backdrop to my youth, not the quirky one who used to close for the San Francisco Giants. Only now in a move so fantastical it somehow fits, Wilson has signed a contract...
  • Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers' starting lineup, no harm, no foul

    Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers' starting lineup, no harm, no foul
    The Dodgers took early batting practice Friday, before their first game since the Benching Heard 'Round the World. Yasiel Puig, unceremoniously yanked from Wednesday's game by Manager Don Mattingly, was not among the players who chose to participate...
  • Dodgers sign Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarrena

    Dodgers sign Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarrena
    PHOENIX¬†— Told the Dodgers signed free-agent shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25-million contract, Yasiel Puig was flooded with memories of his childhood in Cuba. Puig and Arruebarrena met as 9-year-olds in Cienfuegos. They played...
  • Dodgers are pitching themselves into the playoffs, but what then?

    Dodgers are pitching themselves into the playoffs, but what then?
    Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs. That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved. "There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has...
  • Dodgers have crowded outfield, but there could be room for everyone

    Dodgers have crowded outfield, but there could be room for everyone
    PHOENIX — With a long-awaited conflict again coming into view, Dodgers outfielders have taken a variety of approaches to what could be an uncomfortable situation. Matt Kemp was brazen, declaring he wouldn't be a fourth outfielder. Carl Crawford...
  • Dodgers execs build toward a winning postseason too

    Dodgers execs build toward a winning postseason too
    As the Dodgers sprint toward the postseason, their president still can't forget the guy who stopped running. It was the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Stan Kasten's Atlanta Braves were locked in a scoreless tie with the host Minnesota...
  • Gamble of pitching Clayton Kershaw pays off for Dodgers

    Gamble of pitching Clayton Kershaw pays off for Dodgers
    They each lifted their dirt-caked sleeves into the air as if raising an entire city above them. Yasiel Puig shot a line drive into the right-field corner, scampering and sliding into second base, leaping up with a howl, throwing his arms high. Juan...
  • Dodgers defeat Atlanta, win NLDS thanks to the power of Juan Uribe

     Dodgers defeat Atlanta, win NLDS thanks to the power of Juan Uribe
    This was supposed to be Clayton Kershaw's night. It turned into Juan Uribe's. Uribe launched an eighth-inning offering by David Carpenter high into the October sky, sending the Dodgers to 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves and to the National League...