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A.J. Ellis

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  • Clayton Kershaw to start Dodgers' exhibition opener

    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...
  • Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 3

    Spring training: Dodgers 4, Arizona 3
    Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3 AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe was two for two with a home run and two runs batted in. Alex Guerrero got his first two hits, both bloop singles, the second of which drove in a run. Brendan Harris, formerly of the Angels,...
  • Spring training: San Francisco 3, Dodgers 2

    Spring training: San Francisco 3, Dodgers 2
    San Francisco 3, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers had more walks (eight) than hits (six), dropping their spring average to .228. Yasiel Puig, who had a hit and was robbed of another, is hitting only .200, which is still better than A.J. Ellis (.105),...
  • Left-hander Hector Santiago comes out ahead in solid outing

    Left-hander Hector Santiago comes out ahead in solid outing
    TEMPE, Ariz. — It didn't matter that Hector Santiago's four-inning, 42-pitch, one-hit, five-strikeout effort in Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday came against a Chicago Cubs split squad of reserves and minor leaguers. It was still a significant...
  • Angels star Mike Trout on new rules: 'I need to do my homework'

    Angels star Mike Trout on new rules: 'I need to do my homework'
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- A day later, Mike Trout was still confused about Thursday’s play at the plate against the Dodgers, when baseball’s new rules governing home-plate collisions and instant replay converged on the same play. Trout, trying for...
  • Dodgers' first review comes up early against Angels

    TEMPE, Ariz. — By his own admission Don Mattingly hasn't spent a lot of time thinking about baseball's two newest rules, one allowing the use of instant replay and the other preventing catchers from blocking the plate if they don't have the ball....
  • Dodgers pitchers have Australia on their minds as camp opens

    PHOENIX¬†— Clayton Kershaw wants to visit Australia, but as a tourist, not a pitcher. "I'd love to go there on vacation," Kershaw said. "I don't really want to go pitch there. But that's what we're signed up to do, so we're going to have to be...
  • Baseball, not cricket, in Australia? No sticky wicket for Dodgers

    SYDNEY, Australia — The Los Angeles Dodgers' season-opening series in Australia later this month takes place on some of the most hallowed sports turf in the world: the Sydney Cricket Ground. Just for comparison, baseball was being played at these...
  • Kenley Jansen not concerned about being last Dodgers arbitration case

    Kenley Jansen not concerned about being last Dodgers arbitration case
    The Dodgers had three arbitration eligible players last month, and have since signed catcher A.J. Ellis to a nice contract and left-hander Clayton Kershaw to a slightly nicer one. Which leaves reliever Kenley Jansen the last one standing. This is...
  • Dodgers notes: Zack Greinke update, Friday lineup

    PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke was walking around the clubhouse without a limp Friday morning, but declined to provide an update on his right calf muscle. “I have no more comments about my injury,” he said politely. A day earlier, Greinke was...
  • Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw to play in Dodgers' exhibition opener

    Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw to play in Dodgers' exhibition opener
    PHOENIX – Yasiel Puig and other starting position players will be on the field for five innings Wednesday in the Dodgers’ exhibition opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Ariz. Clayton Kershaw will pitch two innings, which...
  • Ways for the Dodgers to liven up a potentially dull camp

    This shapes up as one of the Dodgers’ strangest spring camps, what with opening early to start the major-league season in Australia on March 22, then fly back, take four days off, oddly resume the exhibition season with three games against the...