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Dodgers officially get back to work, 110 days after losing the final game of the World Series
Los Angeles Times - A gentle chorus surrounded Dodgers manager Dave Roberts as he walked through two rows of fans at Camelback Ranch. Gone were the questions about Game 7 and the cries of "One more win!" which he heard all winter, from the South Bay to his home outside San Diego. Now he received a greeting more...
Yimi Garcia hoping to resume place in Dodgers' bullpen
Orange County Register - Reliever Yimi Garica, who was a key contributor for the Dodgers in 2015, returns after missing almost all of the past two seasons with...
MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
MLB.com - Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this...
Dodgers Dugout: Taking a closer look at the 2018 roster
Los Angeles Times - Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and remember, the Dodgers' first spring training game is Friday. The Dodger roster You know the problem with spring training this year£ Nothing exciting is going to happen. The roster is pretty much set. The...
Pressing Fantasy Baseball Questions: The 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers
Yahoo! Sports - Clayton Kershaw leads a loaded Dodgers staff and a look at the rest of Los Angeles' roster (AP Photo). The Dodgers made the World Series for the first time since 1988 last year, although they fell short, dropping Game 7 to the Astros in a dramatic series that will go down as one of the most...
Dodgers Dugout: The 25 greatest Dodgers: No. 20, Zack Wheat
Los Angeles Times - Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and let's get right to No. 20 in our countdown. The 25 greatest Dodgers, No. 20: Zack Wheat (11 first-place votes, 4,581 points) Zack Wheat really ought to be much higher on this list. He played for the Dodgers...
For Dodgers and Indians, spring training is about turning the page from postseason heartache
ESPN - Both teams won more than 100 games last season, only to come up short in October. Both now face doing it all over again for another chance at a better...
Dodgers back to work, months after falling a game short
Yahoo! Sports - The Los Angeles Dodgers entered spring training with five consecutive NL West titles and a major league-high 473 victories in that span. ''You can sense the hunger in this clubhouse,'' said Enrique Hernandez, noting that the majority of the Dodgers' position players arrived days ahead of the...
Dodgers will rely on young pitchers for starting depth
Orange County Register - Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman says he has no concerns that the lack of experienced starters on the depth chart (beyond the five penciled into the rotation right now) makes that an area of...
Dodgers back to work, months after falling a game short
FOX Sports - GLENDALE, Ariz. The Los Angeles Dodgers entered spring training with five consecutive NL West titles and a major league-high 473 victories in that...
Dodgers All-Star Cody Bellinger plans to avoid a sophomore slump
Los Angeles Times - Cody Bellinger slipped through the netting of a Camelback Ranch batting cage and gazed at a pitching machine. Dodgers hitting coach Turner Ward manned the contraption, which dolloped late spin onto each offering. Bellinger slashed a pair of line drives before whacking a few foul and others...
Dodgers playing it safe early on with Buehler
MLB.com - Top Dodgers pitching prospect Walker Buehler has yet to throw a Spring Training bullpen session because of upper back discomfort that surfaced during January...
Dodgers hope to rebuild Baez's confidence
MLB.com - GLENDALE, Ariz. -- This story is about Pedro Baez. Don't...
Giants, LHP Watson reach two-year deal
Yahoo! Sports - The San Francisco Giants and left-handed relief pitcher Tony Watson reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to multiple reports. The agreement was first reported by FanRag Sports on Friday. The 32-year-old Watson was 7-4 with 10 saves and 53 strikeouts over 66 2/3 innings in 71...
Dodgers expect Forsythe to rebound
MLB.com - The official return of second baseman Chase Utley to the Dodgers brought with it confirmation that Logan Forsythe is still atop the depth chart at the...
Chase Utley brings his leadership back to Dodgers
Orange County Register - Staying in L.A. was an "ideal fit" for the Southern California native, who said the decision to continue playing at age 39 was "fairly easy." The Dodgers value his influence on the clubhouse culture and their young...
Dodgers welcome back Chase Utley with two-year, $2-million contract
Los Angeles Times - Chase Utley contacted Dodgers strength and conditioning coach Brandon McDaniel a week after the World Series ended. Utley was technically a free agent, but he sought a place to train, and he did not want to hide his intentions for the 2018 season. He asked if Dodger Stadium could he his home...
Dodgers sign Utley to 2-year deal
Yahoo! Sports - The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Saturday that they have re-signed veteran infielder Chase Utley to a two-year contract. Utley spent the majority of the offseason working out at Dodger Stadium. Utley, 39, will return for his third full season with the Dodgers after playing his first 12-plus years...
It's Grandal and Barnes behind the plate again, and atop an impressive list of Dodgers catching talent
Los Angeles Times - Austin Barnes pulled up a chair beside Yasmani Grandal's locker on Friday morning. They are united but divided, competitors aligned as a duo, and so they swapped strategy on receiving and framing and blocking. At one point, Grandal hopped up to pantomime a peg to second base. Barnes rose from...
Dodgers, Utley finalize reunion with 2-year pact
MLB.com - Free agent Chase Utley, who has been working out at Dodger Stadium all offseason with other Dodgers, is returning to the team on a two-year...
MLB free agent rumors: Giants sign reliever Tony Watson to multi-year deal
Sporting News - Watson had a 2.57 ERA while pitching seven innings over 11 relief outings in the Dodgers' 2017 postseason...
Source: LHP Watson reaches deal with Giants
ESPN - Relief pitcher Tony Watson has reached an agreement with the Giants, a source confirmed to ESPN. The former All-Star with the Pirates was traded to the Dodgers last season at the July 31...
Corey Seager will keep working hard, sometimes more than the Dodgers want
Los Angeles Times - On Jan. 27, Corey Seager wrote on social media for only the second time since the World Series. He tweeted a video of himself spraying line drives from a batting cage inside a facility run by former Dodgers coach Shawn Wooten. "No better place to get some work in," Seager wrote. Earlier that...
Seager healthy after rehab on elbow, back
MLB.com - 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...
Corey Seager reports elbow, back issues are behind him
Orange County Register - How the Dodgers shortstop treated injuries in the offseason and how he'll approach spring...
Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood returns to action Friday after X-ray reveals only inflamation of ankle
Los Angeles Times - An X-ray examination of Dodgers All-Star Alex Wood's right ankle revealed only inflammation a day after he injured himself during a calisthenics drill. Wood sat out the workout Thursday but returned to action Friday. He played long toss and threw off a mound. He intends to throw a full...
Four hitters who could become household names in 2018
Yahoo! Sports - Just ask Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Judge had actually debuted with the Yankees in 2016, but struggled during the season's final two months. The Yankees stuck with him going into his age-25 season, but there were legitimate questions whether...
Dodgers' Wood back on hill after ankle X-rays
MLB.com - Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood threw off a mound on Friday after having X-rays taken of a slight ankle sprain, and rookie Walker Buehler returned to action after undergoing medical tests a day...
Dodgers Dugout: The 25 greatest Dodgers of all time, No. 21: Don Newcombe
Los Angeles Times - Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and let's get right to No. 21 in our countdown. The 25 greatest Dodgers, No. 21: Don Newcombe (13 first-place votes, 4,413 points) Shohei Ohtani£ Don Newcombe could have been a two-way player if the Dodgers...
Dodgers hopeful for healthy year from reliever Adam Liberatore
Los Angeles Times - During the summer of 2016, as the Dodgers scraped to stay relevant with Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list, relief arrived from an unheralded source. Adam Liberatore, then a 29-year-old left-hander with scant big-league experience, set a franchise record with 28 consecutive scoreless...
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