Spring Training

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5 Things To Know About The Dodgers Going Into Spring Training

Led by LHP Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers have one of baseball’s best rotations.


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Best Places To Visit Off Season In The US

New Orleans, Orlando, Maui, Phoenix, and San Francisco are among the best places to visit in the U.S. in the off season.


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Ethier Experiences Hamstring Tightness After Slide, Described As “Very Mild”

Hours after sensational Cuban Dodgers prospect, Yasiel Puig, was optioned to the club’s AA affiliate, Andre Ethier left a game Tuesday night against the Rockies after experiencing tightness in his hamstring.



Greinke Roughed Up In First Start Since Injury, Dodgers Lose 8-2

Zack Greinke struggled through his first Cactus League start in 3 1/2 weeks, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-2 on Monday night.


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Ethier, Crawford Slam Homers But Dodgers Fall To A’s, 7-4

Sunday was a day of mixed emotions for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.


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Ethier, Ryu Lead Dodgers Past White Sox, 10-4

Hyun-Jin Ryu’s claim on a spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation went from good to likely Saturday night.


Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Dominican Republic stands on deck against the Netherlands during the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park on March 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Dodgers’ Ramirez Could Be Out Weeks, Or Months

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than two months because of an injured right thumb, or it may just two weeks.


Pitcher Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 17, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Greinke Throws In Minor League Game, May Be Ready For Opening Week

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw four innings in a minor league game Wednesday without any trouble in his tender right elbow.


Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels gets a bat ready during pregame against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on March 19, 2013 in Maryvale, Arizona. (credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Ump Has To Call Strikes And Balls From Second Base In Angels 6-1 Loss

In a throwback to Little League days, Tim McClelland did some plate umpiring from behind the mound Tuesday after another ump was injured in the Brewers’ 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels.


Carl Crawford #25 of the Los Angeles Dodgers signs autographs before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch on February 23, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (credit: Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Crawford Goes 2-For-3 In Loss To Diamondbacks

Carl Crawford’s wait to see game action was a long one. When he finally returned to the lineup, it didn’t take long for him to contribute.


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Kershaw Sharp Against Rangers, Gives Up 2 Hits In 6 Innings

Clayton Kershaw allowed two singles in six stellar innings, but a Texas Rangers split squad scored four runs immediately after he departed and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Saturday.


Peter Bourjos #25 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 17, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Bourjos Homers, Trout Doubles And Triples In 8-6 Loss To Padres

Bourjos homered, Mike Trout had a double and a triple, and the star-studded Angels roughed up Clayton Richard early, but the San Diego Padres rallied for an 8-6 win Wednesday.


Aaron Harang #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 26, 2012 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Dodgers Ride Offense To 11-7 Win Over Cubs

Aaron Harang allowed four runs, five hits, and a walk in the first inning before pitching lights out in the second in an 11-7 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.


Josh Beckett #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 1, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Beckett Credits Koufax For Quality Debut

When word spread that Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax was present at the team’s Spring Training facility, fans were nostalgic. But no one was more recollective than Dodgers pitcher, Josh Beckett.


Chris Capuano #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during a spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Camelback Ranch on February 25, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (credit: Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

Billingsley, Capuano Shaky As Dodgers Beat Cubs 7-6

The Cubs hit 3 home runs and jumped out to a big lead, but the Dodgers took advantage of mistakes and managed a 7-6 Cactus League win on Monday at Camelback Ranch.