Found February 22, 2012 on
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario says a positive test for cocaine was the reason he remained in Venezuela and didn't play in the majors last season.

Belisario admits positive cocaine test

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario says a positive test for cocaine was the reason he remained in Venezuela and didn't play in the majors last season. Belisario said Wednesday that he only tried cocaine once, but doesn't remember when he used it or tested positive. The Venezuelan right-hander also said he entered a drug rehabilitation program in 2010, though...

Dodgers' Hawksworth to miss opener

Not all the news on the first day catchers and pitchers were officially required to report was of the good variety. LIke spring could ever go that way. Usually, though, it waits until the first practice. However, Manager Don Mattingly told reporters in Phoenix on Tuesday that right-handed reliever Blake Hawksworth would not be ready by opening day after undergoing a second surgery...

Peter O’Malley out of Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes, Bill Shaikin reports

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Peter O’Malley has been eliminated from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidding. Peter O’Malley has withdrawn his bid to buy the Dodgers, two people familiar with the sale process said Tuesday. The decision means the O’Malley family will not reclaim the stewardship of the team it

Belasario Likes the Nose Candy

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Ronald Belasario hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2010. He missed all of last season because of via issues and now the problem is revealed as a failed drug test. Belasario was busted for snorting some good ol' fashioned nose candy...yep, cocaine. He now faces a 25-game suspension to begin the 2012 season. And like many people that...

Belisario on time and in shape

On Tuesday, for the first time in his four Spring Trainings with the Dodgers, Ronald Belisario reported to camp on time.

Judge refuses to postpone Stow hearing

A bankruptcy judge has refused to postpone a hearing on the Los Angeles Dodgers' request to disallow a claim filed on behalf of a San Francisco Giants fan who was nearly beaten to death outside Dodger Stadium last spring. The judge said Friday that he would proceed with a March 21 hearing on the Dodgers' request to disallow the claim filed on behalf of Bryan Stow. Stow&...

Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw are early to rise with Dodgers

Kemp wants to improve on last season's statistics and get MVP award. Kershaw's goal? Just win.Reporting from Phoenix — The Dodgers' position players don't have to report to spring training until next week, but Matt Kemp was already in camp Tuesday with the team's pitchers and catchers, talking about how he intends to follow up one of the best offensive seasons...

Hey, Teach: Dodgers' Sands gets call to sub

Dodgers Jerry Sands substitute teaches in offseason.

Jerry Sands is happy with this day job

Substitute outfielder no longer needs to be a substitute teacher.Reporting from Phoenix — Jerry Sands was awakened at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday by a phone call.

Report: Torre, Caruso out of Dodgers bidding

Joe Torre and real estate developer Rick Caruso have withdrawn their joint bid to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Mattingly: Kershaw to start opening day (AP)

A casually dressed Don Mattingly leaned back in his clubhouse office chair admittedly much more relaxed the second time around as Dodgers manager. Nobody will question that his first move of spring training is spot on: Mattingly wasted no time Tuesday choosing reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw as the opening day starter for Los Angeles come April 5 at San Diego -...
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