Found March 08, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chris Capuano pitched two scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Projected as the Dodgers' No. 5 starter, Capuano gave up two hits and struck out three. Alex Castellanos hit a solo homer for Los Angeles. A's top prospect Jarrod Parker, acquired in an offseason trade with Arizona for Trevor Cahill, gave up two runs in two innings.

Young bullpen guns make spring debuts

Despite Ned Colletti's infatuation with over-the-hill middle relievers, the Dodgers are relying on quite a few youngsters in the bullpen -- namely Kenley Jansen, Javy Guerra and Scott Elbert.The trio made their season debuts today and it went pretty well.Jansen threw fifth inning, striking out only one. I say only because he averaged 16.1 K/9 last season -- an MLB record for...

Trade With TheLostCardFiles: What Do Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Podres Have In Common?

I completed my first trade with Nicholas from TheLostCardFiles. Nicholas is new to the blogging community, so head on over and add him to your blogrolls, as he's already shown off some really terrific pulls and other creative hobby-related ideas. Moving on to our first trade. I spotted a card that interested me, and while Nicholas decided to hold on to that, we were able to work...

The Scrum in the NL West: Dodgers

The third installment of this week's romp through the National League West brings us to Chavez Ravine and the Los Angeles Dodgers. This installment will not talk about the ownership situation though that continuing story does relate to the product the Dodgers will have on the field. Instead, the post will simply stick to the team the Dodgers will be sending into the scrum that...

Dodgers P Jansen dealing with possible heart issue

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen was scheduled to see a doctor after telling the team he had some shortness of breath Thursday night. The Los Angeles Times reported that Jansen could be dealing with a "fluttering heart" issue. The 24-year-old Jansen was sidelined for a month last season due to an irregular heartbeat. He wound up making 51 appearances on the...

Dodgers to open with Guerra as closer

Javy Guerra will open the season as closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly cited Guerra's performance last season in giving him the nod over Kenley Jansen. Guerra converted 21 of 23 save chances while posting a 2-2 record and 2.31 ERA in 47 appearances as a rookie last season. Jansen had a 2-1 mark and 2.85 ERA in 51 appearances. He allowed only...

Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen leaves camp with heart problems

Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen has left camp and is being examined by doctors after experiencing an irregular heartbeat. Last season, Jansen didn't pitch for nearly a month after experiencing some fluttering in his heart after a 3-2 victory against the Rockies. Last night, it was reported that Jansen had some shortness of breath issues, and that he has a recurrence of heart...

Kershaw strong in first spring start

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits in three shutout innings in his spring debut and Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers shut out the Texas Rangers 9-0 on Friday. Juan Rivera and Alex Castellanos also homered for the Dodgers. Kemp was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Andre Ethier tripled, scored and drove in a run. Kershaw, last year's NL Cy Young...

Player Profile #3: Matt Kemp | OF | LAD

Matt Kemp had a career worst season in 2010, but came back in a big way in 2011. While he didn’t win the NL MVP reward (although maybe he should have) he can take consolation that he was fantasy baseball’s MVP. He comes into this season as our top outfielder and many people’s top overall pick. The combination of home runs and steals is very rare in a player and he says he...

Report: Judge wants Stow case settled

US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross said Wednesday he wants lawyers representing the Los Angeles Dodgers and injured San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow to settle their civil dispute without his intervention, the Los Angeles Times reported. Stow, 42, suffered severe brain injuries in the brutal attack in a Dodger Stadium parking lot after the Opening Day game between the Giants and...

Dodgers 9, Rangers 0

Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits in three shutout innings in his spring debut and Matt Kemp homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers shut out the Texas Rangers 9-0 on Friday. Juan Rivera and Alex Castellanos also homered for the Dodgers. Kemp was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Andre Ethier tripled, scored and drove in a run. Kershaw, last year's NL Cy Young Award winner, threw 28...

Mattingly chooses closer, for now…..

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has a tough decision on his hands this spring. That decision is who closes games for him?? Last year Javy Guerra was his closer after Jonathan Broxton went down and is the front runner. His competitor for the job is Kenley Jansen had an amazing second half, two runs over four months, and has shown the makeup of a closer. So who does...

Dodgers photobomb Marilyn Manson, others at ‘Eastbound and Down’ gala (pics)

In February, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Javy Guerra and first baseman James Loney attended the premiere gala for season three of the brilliant HBO series, Eastbound and Down. Not only were they granted the privilege of meeting series star Danny McBride as well as other Hollywood luminaries, they were provided an additional assignment courtesy of [...]

Dodgers, A's tie as Manny misses game

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tyson Ross threw three strong innings and Josh Reddick drove in two runs for the Oakland Athletics in a 3-all tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. The game was stopped after innings. Ross, who started six games for Oakland last season, allowed one hit and a walk. He struck out two. Dodgers starter Aaron Harang allowed two runs on four consecutive hits...

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Jared Kushner has withdrawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes, leaving seven candidates left. Kushner, the owner and publisher of the New York Observer and son-in-law of Donald Trump, submitted a bid with a financial structure Major League Baseball declined to approve, according to a person familiar with the sale process but not authorized
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