| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:10 AM
SYDNEY, Australia -- Two days before opening day, Adrian Gonzalez had to be removed in the fourth inning of an exhibition game against an Australian league all-star team in a nearly empty stadium.
Gonzalez said he should be ready to play in the regular-...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:05 PM
SYDNEY, Australia — Hyun-Jin Ryu has traveled not only to the other side of the world, but also back in time.
On the Australian All-Star team the Dodgers will face Thursday night is 44-year-old Dae-Sung Koo, a fellow left-hander from whom Ryu...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 8:35 PM
PHOENIX — The Dodgers learned last year that a $240-million payroll can overcome a disastrous start. They'll now find out if it can negate the effects of an abbreviated exhibition season and trip to the other side of the world.
| 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 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 12, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Diamondbacks 9, Dodgers 2
AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier doubled in two runs in the first inning. He was two for three, raising his spring average to .357. Adrian Gonzalez was one for two and drew his fifth walk of the exhibition season. Gonzalez is batting...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Yeah, it’s only spring and everything starts over on opening day and exhibition stats don’t mean diddly, but still …
It would nice if this supposed Dodgers offensive juggernaut started to at least resemble its splendid billing....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:34 PM
PHOENIX — Officially, Hyun-Jin Ryu doesn't weigh any less than he did last year. The Dodgers still list his weight as 255 pounds.
But his face doesn't look nearly as self-indulgent. His torso appears leaner.
"I weigh significantly less than I...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:16 PM
PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw might not be the Dodgers' opening-day starter this season.
The Dodgers are considering not starting Kershaw in their two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to people familiar with the...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:26 PM
PHOENIX -- There’s a long-running joke among writers about how many players claim to be in the best shape of their lives when reporting to spring training.
In the case of catcher A.J. Ellis, it might really be true.
Ellis reported to the Dodgers...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:07 PM
As the Cactus League opens for play Wednesday, the most immediate story line is not difficult to determine: Is there really a rivalry between the Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks?
The Dodgers won the National League West. The Diamondbacks complained...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:17 AM
PHOENIX -- Clayton Kershaw might not start for the Dodgers on opening day, but he will pitch in their first exhibition game of the spring.
Kershaw is scheduled to take the mound Wednesday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Dodgers will...