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A.J. Ellis hit a grand slam against Jason Vargas for his first homer of the spring, Luis Cruz doubled home two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 9-8 Friday night in their next-to-last game of spring training.
Josh Beckett threw 80 pitches over four innings to get the win despite giving up seven runs on nine hits, including a three-run homer by Mike Trout and a two-run shot by Albert Callaspo.
Beckett is about to embark on his first full season with the Dodgers after coming over from Boston in a blockbuster nine-player trade on Aug. 25. He finished the spring 0-1 with a 10.12 ERA in five starts - including five home runs - and surrendered 14 earned runs in eight innings over his final two outings. His season debut will be Wednesday night against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
Paco Rodriguez got his second save of the exhibition season, facing one batter and throwing a called third strike past pinch-hitter Luis Jimenez with runners at second and thir...
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The Dodgers announced the cuts of eight players yesterday, moves that essentially set the Opening Day roster for the team.
The club reassigned right-handers Kevin Gregg and Peter Moylan, utility man Alfredo Amezaga and catcher Matt Wallach to Minor League camp.
In addition, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Alex Castellanos, right-hander Stephen Fife, utility man Elian Herrera and...
This hasn't been the greatest month for Zack Greinke leading up to the start of the 2013 season, but Saturday night was the most encouraging sight from him since he signed his mega contract in the winter.
Greinke made his final spring training start on Saturday against Angels and fared pretty well. It was just his second start in the last 29 days, so it's understandable...
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley appeared
in a minor league spring training contest yesterday, and he is ready to be part
of the team’s rotation – potentially in the first week of the regular season – according
to Eric Stephen of SB Nation.
The Dodgers don’t need a fifth starter until the 11th
game of the year, but Stephen notes that Billingsley...
With Justin Verlander, Buster Posey and Paul Goldschmidt (one of these things is not like the other ... yet) all landing contract extensions on Friday, the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw are on the verge of a record-setting contract extension.
Mike Petriello reported the potential extension just minutes ago.
"None of that seems all that interesting any longer, because...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing off a $100 million renovation at Dodger Stadium that includes new video boards and revamped clubhouses.
The Dodgers start the season Monday at home against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. Dodger Stadium opened in 1962.
The massive makeover was done in five months and enlarged the locker rooms for both the Dodgers and the visiting...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying hard to find a spot for Kevin Gregg on their major league roster. Gregg signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers shortly before camp started and was nearly un-hittable during spring action.
Gregg’s roster spot on the Dodgers is blocked by guaranteed contracts, more specifically a glut of starting pitchers the Dodgers have been unable to trade...
Hyun-Jin Ryu is following in the footsteps of former major league pitcher Chan Ho Park, who inspired him and countless other South Korean kids who dreamed about getting to the big leagues.
Ryu is slated to make his official debut Tuesday on the same mound Park threw his first pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers back in 1994.
Park spent 17 seasons in the majors before retiring at...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated left-hander Chris Capuano to start a series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Second baseman Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, a move retroactive to April 27, because of a strained right quadriceps.
Capuano is making his second start of the season. He began the season in the bullpen because of a glut of starting...
Right-hander Chad Billingsley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who recalled Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.
Billingsley, who had been slated to start, has pain in his right elbow. He finished last season on the DL with right elbow pain and was on the disabled list from March 31 to April...
Lucrative long-term contract extensions were being handed
out like Easter candy yesterday, but Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton
Kershaw wasn’t one of the recipients. However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports
that the Dodgers and Kershaw are “quietly talking about” a multi-year deal.
Heyman notes that neither Kershaw or Los Angeles are
It has been a billion-dollar makeover. The Dodgers have emerged from bankruptcy and the dark days of the McCourt ownership transformed into one of...
After coming just a homer shy of a 40/40 season in 2011, Matt Kemp set his sights even higher. Forget Jose Canseco. Forget Alfonso Soriano (amazingly he was once a 40/40 player, 2006 with the Nationals). Think 50/50.After a historic April in which he slashed .417/.490/.893 with 12 homers, 25 RBI, 24 runs and two steals, Kemp slowed down in May before missing almost two months with...
LA Dodgers: The Dodgers went to great lengths to reel in Zack Greinke (SP). Unless his elbow problems escalate, draft him with confidence.
SD Padres: The Padres had a quiet winter.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Martin Prado (OF) has always hit for a good avg. and had modest power, but what impressed people last season was his newfound speed. Prado is a good mid to late-round option if you...