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A.J. Ellis

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  • Clayton Kershaw might not pitch Dodgers opener in Australia

    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...
  • Dodgers sign A.J. Ellis, avoiding arbitration

    Dodgers sign A.J. Ellis, avoiding arbitration
    The Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis have agreed on a one-year contract that guarantees him $3.55 million and avoids an arbitration hearing. Ellis, 32, batted .238 last season with 10 home runs, 52 runs batted in and a .318 on-base percentage. He also...
  • Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens

    Dodgers and Diamondbacks to test each other as Cactus League opens
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...