| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:09 PM
PHOENIX -- Coming into spring training, the fifth spot in the Dodgers rotation appeared to be Josh Beckett's to lose.
And if he has many more outings like the one he did Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, that could be exactly what happens.
| Mar 8, 2014
| 9:59 PM
And now for the other side of the comeback trail, like the really dark one where they wear all black and James Earl Jones does the scary voice.
Right-hander Josh Beckett, who looked so sharp in his first spring game in coming back from having a rib...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Javy Guerra, who started the 2012 season as the Dodgers closer, was designated for assignment Sunday, part of a flurry of moves to cut the roster to the 30 total players they can take to Australia.
Guerra, 28, can still be traded while the Dodgers...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:19 AM
PHOENIX -- The Dodgers' travel roster for their season-opening series in Australia is taking shape.
As of now, Carl Crawford won’t make the trip. Crawford remains in waiting for the birth of his third child.
In Crawford’s absence, Scott...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
So it's time for spring roster stories, our favorite guessing game. This year it’s even more fun, or at least complicated, what with the Dodgers actually looking at three or four different rosters.
But they leave Sunday for Down Under, so time...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Last season the Dodgers were fat with starting pitchers, going into camp with eight. As it turned out, even before the first month of the season ended, that was two fewer than they needed.
This year their first four starters -- Clayton Kershaw, Zack...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:27 PM
As the Dodgers were saying, they just love the idea of going to Australia. They should make it an annual event. Zack Greinke feels all left out. Maybe they’ll bring him back a stuffed koala bear or something.
What they are coming back with is a 2-...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Cincinnati 8, Dodgers 2
AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez hit his second home run of the spring, a towering fifth-inning shot to left field. Dee Gordon, the favorite to claim the second-base job, was two for four to raise his exhibition season average to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Dan Haren was, by the Dodgers’ standards, something of a quiet pickup during the off-season.
He was a 33-year-old right-hander coming off what appeared a mediocre season (10-14, 4.67 earned-run average). He was signed for one season and $10...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 3
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon tripled in a run. Hanley Ramirez collected his first hit of the spring, a single to right field in the third inning. Top outfield prospect Joc Pederson drew walks in each of his two plate...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Just for fun, just because it’s the first week of spring games, let’s imagine Seth Rosin continues to throw like he did in the Dodgers’ exhibition opener.
Which is to say, absolute lights out. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound right-hander threw...