GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw won't be starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers.
Dodgers promote Brandon Gomes to VP and assistant GM
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have promoted Brandon Gomes to vice president and assistant general manager, continuing the former major leaguer's climb up the front-office...
Dodgers’ Hernandez hoping to build on breakout season
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Enrique Hernandez is ready to build on his breakout season last year for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After five years in the big leagues, the late-blooming utility player...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Seager played shortstop in a game for the first time since April 29, three innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a minor league exhibition.
Kershaw throws first bullpen session since Feb 20
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw his first bullpen since Feb. 20, an all-fastball session of 20 pitches.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner has been...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rich Hill's accelerated spring training plan is on schedule, which might be even more significant than anticipated given the uncertainty of the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has not yet been ruled out for opening day by the Los Angeles Dodgers despite all the time he's missed at spring training with a sore left...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year contract that pays a $605,000 salary in the major leagues, a $20,000 raise from last year.
Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start
Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season.
The lefty ace is working his way back from shoulder soreness that caused him to...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His knee healthy, Washington Nationals newcomer Brian Dozier used the early week of spring training to fix some swing flaws.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers could be without Clayton Kershaw for the start of the season as the staff ace begins to rebuild from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw is making steady progress in his recovery from left shoulder inflammation, but the ace may not be ready to...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenley Jansen's numbers are down, but in a good way.
His fastball velocity has dipped for now, but he figures it will return. And besides, he said, "The radar gun is...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has not resumed throwing since stopping Monday while feeling shoulder discomfort.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez damaged the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, raising the possibility the 2015 World Series MVP may need Tommy...
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Willie Calhoun went on a 10-day eating splurge after the Texas Rangers ended last season, with the then-rotund outfielder visiting some of his favorite restaurants at home...
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Yasiel Puig looking like a natural fit so far in Cincy red
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — This much is working out for Yasiel Puig: Red is his favorite color.
Cincinnati's new outfielder appeared in his fourth spring game Thursday, hitting a two-run homer...
Blanca Jarrin, wife of Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 85
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blanca Jarrin, wife of Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin, has died. She was 85.
Infielder Brad Miller gets minor league deal with Dodgers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Infielder Brad Miller has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to big league spring training.
Pollock settling in nicely with new Dodgers teammates
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hanging out in shallow left field with alpha teammate Justin Turner, young star Corey Seager and manager Dave Roberts, the assimilation of Los Angeles Dodgers newcomer A.J....
Harper meets with Dodgers, still no decision by slugger
Bryce Harper meets with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the very next day, a Brinks truck is parked right outside the team's spring training complex.
Dodgers meet with Harper, Roberts says it was good session
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bryce Harper met with the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, a sign the market for the star free agent might be picking up as spring training enters its second full...
Dodgers ace Kershaw expected to resume throwing next week
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is expected to resume his regular throwing program next week.
Dodgers to honor Newcombe with uniform patch, bobblehead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will honor pitching great Don Newcombe by adding a commemorative No. 36 patch to their uniforms this season.
Toles has personal matter, doesn’t report to Dodgers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was not at spring training camp for Monday's voluntary full squad reporting day because of an unspecified personal matter.
Manager Dave Roberts said there is no timeline for Toles' arrival. The mandatory reporting date is Saturday.
"We'll get Andrew here when things work out; he works through some personal things," Roberts said Monday. "He has our full support, certainly."
Reliever John Axford, Blue Jays complete minor league deal
DUNDEIN, Fla. (AP) — Reliever John Axford and the Toronto Blue Jays have completed a minor league contract.
If added to the 40-man roster, the 35-year-old right-hander would get a one-year contract with a $1.65 million salary while in the major leagues. In the deal, announced Saturday by Toronto, he would have the chance to earn $1.7 million in performance bonuses based on games.
Axford was 4-1 with a 4.41 ERA in 45 appearances for Toronto last year, striking out 50 and walking 20 in 51 innings.
Dodgers SS Seager close to return after elbow, hip surgeries
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Seager never really wanted to know what the next step was in his rehab process after the young Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop had the kind of elbow surgery more common for pitchers, then hip surgery as well last season.
"I never wanted to look forward because I never wanted to get antsy, 'Oh why are we not doing this yet?'" Seager said Friday. "I just never knew when something was going to happen, so what I did that day was what I did that day."
Martin reunited with Kershaw, connecting with new teammates
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Before the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled the trigger on their January trade to bring back catcher Russell Martin, they watched enough video to convince themselves he would bounce back from career lows in batting average and slugging percentage.
On the first official day of pitcher and catcher workouts Wednesday, they couldn't be more pleased with the four-time All-Star.
Kemp looking for playing time with new Reds team
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A week after outfielder Matt Kemp was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds, he got a sideline pass for Oklahoma basketball game and had a chance meeting with another Oklahoma native: Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
"It was pretty cool," Kemp said. "It just so happened that I just got traded to Cincinnati. It was only right to sit there and chat with him for a while."
Dodgers’ Cory Seager is running at nearly 100 percent
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With Corey Seager's expected return by opening day and the acquisition of right-handed hitting center fielder A.J. Pollock, the Los Angeles Dodgers are not expected to be platooning.
Seager was limited to 26 games last season and did not play after April 29. He had Tommy John surgery on May 4 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament and had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Aug. 7.
Alex Wood, Cincinnati Reds go to salary arbitration
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander Alex Wood asked an arbitration panel for a $9.65 million salary on Tuesday and the Cincinnati Reds argued the newly acquired pitcher should be paid $8.7 million.
A decision by Dan Brent, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte is expected Wednesday, when rulings also are likely for pitchers Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole.
Dodgers stocked for another run at elusive World Series win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A loaded starting rotation. Solid hitters who can play multiple positions. An All-Star closer. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again stocked for a successful run.
So what's wrong?
They haven't won a World Series championship since 1988. Two straight years of the World Series champion celebrating in Los Angeles has left plenty of unfinished business for a team that is built to win titles.
New Rangers manager has 20-somethings and revamped rotation
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are not only young, with all those 20-something position players, they go into spring training with a first-time manager and without the retired Adrian Beltre at third base.
New Dodger Pollock can earn up to $10M in 2023 escalators
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A.J. Pollock can earn up to $10 million in escalators on his 2023 salary with the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a $55 million, four-year deal that was announced Saturday.
Dozier’s deal with Nationals includes $2M in deferred money
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent infielder Brian Dozier's $9 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals includes $2 million in salary that is deferred without interest until Jan. 15, 2020.
Washington announced the deal Sunday, three days after it was agreed to subject to a successful physical.
Martin headed back to Dodgers in trade with Blue Jays
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He's pining for a World Series title, too.
The Dodgers reacquired Martin in a trade with Toronto on Friday, receiving the veteran catcher in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. Los Angeles has won two straight National League pennants but lost each time in the World Series. Martin has never even played in a World Series in 13 seasons with the Dodgers, Yankees, Pirates and Blue Jays.
Dodgers to send Reds $7M on Sept. 15 as part of trade
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay Cincinnati $7 million on Sept. 15 as part of the seven-player trade that sent Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood to the Reds.
Pitcher Homer Bailey was sent to the Dodgers in the Dec. 21 deal along with minor leaguer infielder Jeter Downs and right-hander Josiah Gray. The Reds obtained catcher Kyle Farmer.
Cubs add Loretta, Tewksbury to coaching staff
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have hired former All-Star infielder Mark Loretta as their bench coach and pitcher Bob Tewksbury as mental skills coordinator.
Loretta replaces Brandon Hyde, who left to manage the Baltimore Orioles, after spending the past nine seasons in San Diego's front office. Loretta batted .295 over 15 seasons with Milwaukee, Houston, San Diego, Boston and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was an All-Star with the Padres in 2004 and Red Sox in 2006.
Dodgers send Puig, Wood to Reds for Homer Bailey
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers had a surplus of outfielders. With one attention-getting deal, they reshaped their roster in hopes of another pennant run.
The reigning NL champions shook up their lineup on Friday, trading Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and left-hander Alex Wood along with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of prospects as part of a seven-player deal.
AP source: Joe Kelly, Dodgers agree to $25M, 3-year contract
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reliever Joe Kelly agreed Thursday to a $25 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.
Dodgers happy with Goldschmidt’s move to St Louis, Cubs not
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's move from Arizona to St. Louis made Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts so happy, he was smelling roses.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, not so much.
St. Louis acquired the six-time All-Star first baseman from the Diamondbacks last week for pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick.
D-Backs’ Rawitch wins Fishel award for MLB public relations
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Rawitch of the Arizona Diamondbacks has won the Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence in the major leagues.
Sunday night baseball games an hour earlier in 2019
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year.
ESPN announced Monday it is moving up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. Eastern.
Braves hire pitching coach Rick Kranitz to replace Hernandez
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have hired pitching coach Rick Kranitz, who served in the same role for NL East rival Philadelphia last season.
Kranitz, 60, replaces Chuck Hernandez, who was not retained following Atlanta's playoff loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kranitz joined the Phillies as bullpen coach in 2015. He was promoted him to assistant pitching coach for 2017 and took over the direction of the staff one year later.
Dodgers agree on 4-year deal with manager Dave Roberts
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a four-year contract extension Monday that would keep him as manager through 2022.
The 46-year-old skipper led the team to consecutive World Series appearances for the first time since 1977-78. The Dodgers lost in five games to Boston in October, and lost in seven games to Houston in 2017.
Dodgers agree to $2.65M deal with reliever Cingrani
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitcher Tony Cingrani reached agreement on a $2.65 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday to avoid salary arbitration.
The left-hander made 30 appearances last season and had a 4.76 ERA in 22 2/3 innings with 36 strikeouts.
Cingrani, 29, made two trips to the disabled list last season due to shoulder issues and made only two appearances in September.