| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 7:38 PM
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,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:38 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:21 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:28 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:30 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:32 PM
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...