| 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 16, 2014
| 6:01 PM
PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw could pitch in three of the Dodgers' first six regular-season games, as a season-opening trip to Australia has created some abnormalities in the team's schedule.
Kershaw could theoretically face the Arizona Diamondbacks...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:53 PM
PHOENIX — In each of the last eight years, Jamey Wright reported to spring training on a minor league contract. All eight times, he made a major league opening-day roster.
Now, at 39, Wright has broken the cycle. The right-handed reliever has a...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:53 PM
Yasiel Puig was late for batting practice and scratched from the lineup, but he wasn't the reason the Dodgers were crushed Friday in their home opener by the San Francisco Giants.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was.
The pitcher the Dodgers leaned on most in the...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:12 PM
I love Zack Greinke.
Not sure how I’d respond to a team, or a family, full of Greinkes, but to have one straight-talking player in the clubhouse is more than a breath of fresh air, it’s an occasional windstorm of honesty.
| 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.
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:14 AM
PHOENIX — Because of the Dodgers’ unique schedule, Clayton Kershaw could start three of the Dodgers’ first six regular-season games on normal rest.
But Manager Don Mattingly sounds as if he doesn’t want him to.
Asked if he...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:30 PM
AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, who was struck in the hand with a 90-mph fastball the previous night, was out of the lineup. However, Ramirez said he expected to play when the Dodgers open a three-game series Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:10 PM
PHOENIX -- As Zack Greinke pitched in his first exhibition game in nearly two weeks, Matt Kemp made a breakthrough of his own Wednesday in a minor league intrasquad game on a nearby practice field.
For the first time this year, Kemp played center field....
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:07 PM
PHOENIX — There's a massive painting hanging in a hallway of Dan Haren's home in Irvine that shows the pitcher, mid-windup, in the uniforms of the first four major league teams for which he played.
It was meant to be a memento of an All-Star...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:41 PM
PHOENIX — Sandy Koufax defended Yasiel Puig’s style of play, saying he doesn’t mind Puig’s theatrics so long as they don’t result in mistakes.
“If the showmanship doesn’t involve bad decisions, yeah, it’s...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:38 PM
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke suffered a strained right calf only three pitches into his exhibition season, according to the Dodgers.]
Greinke was escorted off the field in the first inning Thursday by Stan Conte, the Dodgers director of medical services....