| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:02 PM
So you’re Josh Beckett and where do you stand with the Dodgers?
On shaky ground, apparently.
Beckett is/was their presumptive fifth starter, which hardly deterred the Dodgers from showing interest in the off-season in Japanese pitching star...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Quick, somebody find Stephen Fife!
That fifth spot in the Dodgers’ rotation is currently looking a tad shaky. Chad Billingsley is coming off Tommy John elbow surgery and not expected back until sometime in May, and Josh Beckett is coming off...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:18 PM
AT THE PLATE: Darnell Sweeney's single over a five-man infield scored pinch-runner Trayvon Robinson from third with the winning run in the 10th. . . . Josh Hamilton gave the Angels a first-inning lead with a three-run home run, his second of the spring. ....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 3
AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon tripled in a run. Hanley Ramirez collected his first hit of the spring, a single to right field in the third inning. Top outfield prospect Joc Pederson drew walks in each of his two plate...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:25 PM
PHOENIX — One of the most difficult things to do in professional sports is to take a round bat, swing at a round ball and hit it square. Now imagine trying to do that after sitting out a full season at an age when most players are considering...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Yasiel Puig and his sore hand were out of the lineup Sunday, which sounds kind of scary but probably isn’t.
The Dodgers must think it’s a fairly minor injury, because before their game against the Cubs, they optioned outfielder Scott Van...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:42 PM
Yeah, right, and apparently pigs can fly. Because the Dodgers can seemingly win every kind of ridiculous game known to man, and a few never before known.
The Dodgers won again Wednesday, won in perhaps their most unlikely fashion yet. They won when they...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Everybody deserves a day off now and then. Not bloggers, of course, but regular people. Maybe major league players aren’t exactly Regular Joes, but they do play a grueling 162-game schedule and report to work almost every day for 7-1/2 consecutive...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
They’re in, they’re out, they’re somewhere.
Don Mattingly posted the lineup he hopes will clinch the National League West on Wednesday, and once again players were coming and going.
Back after being out since Saturday with a bad back...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 12:38 PM
The first of September arrived and the Dodgers wasted no time in calling up reserves.
They leave after Sunday afternoon’s game against the Padres for Denver, but fresh troops arrived in Los Angeles immediately, not bothering to wait and join the...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:11 PM
STEPHEN FIFE, 27, pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 4-4, 3.86 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, .304 opponent batting average, 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games (58 1/3 innings).
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: In six June starts he went 3-2 with a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:23 PM
When the Dodgers take the early lead, they normally win.
Trouble was, little about Friday seemed normal to the Dodgers, except perhaps Hanley Ramirez hitting another home run.
But after Ramirez hit his two-run homer in the first inning, the Dodgers...