Kershaw tosses clean inning in spring debut

Kershaw tosses clean inning in spring debut Dodgers ace retires all 3 Mariners batters faced on 11 pitches By Ken Gurnick MLB.com @kengurnick Facebook Share Twitter Share Email Copy Link Print PEORIA, Ariz. — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw breezed through an easy inning on Sunday in his first Cactus League appearances of 2018. Kershaw, who was named to make an eighth consecutive Opening Day start on March 29 against the…

February 25, 2018
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Stomach bug sidelines Seager on Saturday

February 24, 2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Designated hitter Corey Seager, already on a reduced schedule as he rebuilds throwing arm strength, was a late scratch from Saturday’s starting lineup against the Giants because of a stomach illness, possibly food poisoning. Manager Dave Roberts said he expects Seager to be back in the lineup on Sunday, when Clayton Kershaw makes his Cactus League debut on the road against the Mariners. GLENDALE, Ariz. — Designated…

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Q&A: Kasten confident in 2018 Dodgers

February 24, 2018

MLB.com caught up with Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten to talk about his club and the quest to return to the World Series after falling to the Astros in Game 7 last year. MLB.com: How fun was it to watch this team play throughout the 2017 season? MLB.com caught up with Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten to talk about his club and the quest to return to the…

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Dodgers claim righty Chargois from Twins

Dodgers claim righty Chargois from Twins Urias placed on 60-day DL in procedural move for roster spot By Ken Gurnick MLB.com @kengurnick Facebook Share Twitter Share Email Copy Link Print GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers claimed right-handed pitcher J.T. Chargois off outright waivers from the Twins on Saturday and placed left-hander Julio Urias on the 60-day disabled list. Urias is recovering from last year’s shoulder capsule operation and is not…

February 23, 2018
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Seager healthy after rehab on elbow, back

February 16, 2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Corey Seager finished an offseason of rehab and showed up at the Dodgers’ Spring Training camp Friday saying he’s healthy again and plans to stay that way. Seager, 23, avoided elbow surgery and did enough core work to declare his back healed from the sprain that shelved him during last year’s National League Championship Series and was a likely factor in his .661 World Series OPS. GLENDALE,…

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Grandal, Barnes could platoon behind plate

February 13, 2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. — On the day Dodgers pitchers and catchers reported, manager Dave Roberts implied that Yasmani Grandal hasn’t lost his starting backstop job to Austin Barnes in 2018, even though he did last postseason. It sounds like a platoon. “Yasmani had more playing time and at-bats last season, and I see that again, but Austin has earned the opportunities,” Roberts said. GLENDALE, Ariz. — On the day Dodgers pitchers…

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Open competition set to begin in left field

February 13, 2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers started 12 players in left field in 2017, and the position appears no more settled as Spring Training begins. This, despite the fact that a leading contender wasn’t one of the 12. That would be Matt Kemp, who is the most intriguing, as well as the most confounding, of the candidates manager Dave Roberts will welcome to camp. GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers started 12…

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Dodgers head to camp with unfinished business

February 12, 2018

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitchers and catchers report on Tuesday and hold their first Spring Training workout on Wednesday, 15 weeks after losing Game 7 of the World Series. Manager Dave Roberts said he’s mindful of striking a balance between preparing this club for Opening Day 2018 while not asking too much from too many with so little time to rebound from the successful-but-draining 2017 season. GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers…

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