Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear. Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly. “Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.” “I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
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Dodgers Spring Training: Hyun-Jin Ryu More Confident This Year Than Last

After undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in 2015, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was...
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Dodgers Video: Clayton Kershaw Throws First Live Batting Practice Session Of 2017 Spring Training

One day after Scott Kazmir and Hyun-Jin Ryu faced hitters, Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood were the next Los Angeles Dodgers...
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In Gutierrez, Dodgers have more ammo versus lefties and add to flexibility

Veteran outfielder returns to organization that originally signed him Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
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12 hours ago

Dodgers Announce Franklin Gutierrez Signing

On Monday afternoon, the Dodgers finally announced the signing of outfielder Franklin Gutierrez. The Dodgers and Gutierrez reportedly reached a one year agreement back on February 10th. Per Jon Heyman, the deal is for $2.6M with a possible $400K in incentives. Space was made available for him on Sunday when the Dodgers traded Vidal Nuno to the Baltimore Orioles for minor leaguer...
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Kershaw, Wood look sharp throwing live BP

Dodgers Nation breathed another sigh of relief Monday when Clayton Kershaw threw to hitters for the first time this spring and afterward said he felt fine.
14 hours ago

Kasten: Dodgers set up for long-term success

On Presidents Day, who better to address the state of the Dodgers than their president and CEO, Stan Kasten?
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Campanella/Dodgers Foundation Scholars Celebrate Catcher’s Legacy at CSUN

Scholarship recipients impacted by the legendary catcher Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
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Dodgers' Ryu ready for comeback after 2 injury-plagued years

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu believes he is ready to reclaim his long-lost spot in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation. The left-hander has made just one start in the past two seasons for the Dodgers, his once-promising career sidetracked repeatedly by arm injuries. But Ryu has returned to Camelback Ranch this spring with apparent solid health and definite excitement...
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Dodgers open up a spot on 40-man roster with Nuño deal

Minor league pitcher Ryan Moseley acquired in trade with Baltimore Continue reading on Dodger Insider »
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41-year-old Eric Gagne contemplating a comeback

Eric Gagne last threw a Major League pitch in 2008, but nearly a full decade later, he’s looking for opportunities to come back.Gagne, who is serving as a special instructor in Los Angeles Dodgers spring camp, plans to pitch for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and has thrown bullpen sessions for three teams.Gagne says his fastball is in the 90s and his famous...
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Dodgers’ outfield situation a little clearer, but still murky

The outfield situation began to figure itself out last week when Darin Ruf was sold to the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization. While he wasn’t projected to play a big role for the Dodgers, he was basically a worse version of Scott Van Slyke, which made him redundant. Despite that, how the Dodgers’ outfield …
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Kazmir, Ryu making strides in recovery

Hyun-Jin Ryu and Scott Kazmir, pitchers with plenty to prove, each threw 25 pitches of live batting practice to Minor Leaguers on Sunday, taking significant steps in their attempted return to the Dodgers' starting rotation.
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Dodgers Prospects: Trevor Oaks Chats About First Few Days at Camelback Ranch

Even though he had the opportunity to suit up in a pinch and sit in the bullpen at one Cactus League game last year, righty pitching prospect Trevor Oaks is still excited for his first official non-roster invite to the big league camp of the Dodgers, and hopes to take advantage of every single moment. Although he never appeared in the game, Oaks filled the empty spot on the pitching...
Via ThinkBluePC
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Evan Longoria still not over Rays’ Logan Forsythe trade

It’s generally accepted by players that baseball is a business, and sometimes teams will make tough decisions that their players don’t completely approve of.Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria knows that too, but nearly a month later, he’s still not over the deal his team made that sent second baseman Logan Forsythe to the Los Angeles Dodgers.“I actually like where...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Utley agrees to 1-year, $2 million deal with Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Veteran free agent infielder Chase Utley has officially returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers, agreeing to a one-year, $2-million contract on Saturday. Utley says he received two other offers but decided on the Dodgers because of the club's chemistry. The 38-year-old says he likes the guys in the clubhouse. He also likes their chances at winning the World Series...
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Adrian Gonzalez out two weeks with tennis elbow

Adrian Gonzalez’s spring training is not getting off to the start he was hoping for.The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman has been out 10 days with inflammation in his right elbow. Now he won’t swing for another two weeks as he tries to let the elbow heal. Gonzalez says he has tennis elbow.The LA Times says Gonzalez is expected to be ready for opening day for the Dodgers, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dodgers' Gonzalez takes hitting break to heal tennis elbow

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Adrian Gonzalez is taking a two-week break from hitting to heal tendinitis in the Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman's right elbow. Gonzalez still hopes to play for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic next month, he said Friday after reporting to camp. Gonzalez said he pursued his usual varied offseason workout program, including weightlifting and boxing...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers local blackout looks to roll on another season

Things are looking bleak for Dodgers fans in Southern California who don’t have Charter Communications. With the 2017 MLB season almost upon us and pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training right around the corner, Charter Communications (formerly Time Warner Cable) delivered some discouraging news about the ongoing carriage dispute surrounding the channel and Dodgers...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Wilson mulling MLB comeback as knuckleballer

He’s back!Well, he might be.According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports three-time All-Star pitcher Brian Wilson could be returning to Major League Baseball. And he plans to return as a knuckleballer.Brown’s article mentions the 34-year-old recently threw some pitches on a mound at USC, and a “handful were knuckleballs.”“That right there,” Wilson said while pulling off his...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Dodgers’ Right-Handed Skyrocket

The Dodgers have, and have had for a few years, one of the very best farm systems around. That leads to them receiving a certain amount of coverage, so you couldn’t in good conscience consider the Dodgers’ system in any way underrated. Yet so much attention has been focused on the elites — Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Julio Urias, Cody Bellinger, and so forth. The major story...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

PECOTA projections tab Dodgers and Astros as baseball’s best teams for 2017

Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projections came out Tuesday morning, which means baseball fans everywhere were busy shouting about how computers are dumb and their favorite team is underrated. Actually, they’re probably not shouting that in Los Angeles. PECOTA, the projection system originally created by Nate Silver, forecasts the Dodgers as by far the best team in baseball...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts calls Chase Utley his ‘favorite player of all time’

When Chase Utley arrived in Los Angeles, he was reunited with Jimmy Rollins who spent time as Utley’s partner-in-crime in the mid-infield in Philly. When they were in Southern California, Utley grew accustomed to working with 2016 Rookie of the Year Corey Seager, and it seemed to work well for the duo.The 38-year-old Utley has a rather impressive resume. Six All-Star roster spots...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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