Fansided "The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a starting second baseman. In the spirit of their model for success in the last couple years, they went out, found their guy, and offered him a pile of money. That player was Cuban import Alex Guerrero, who inked a $28 million deal with the club. The Dodgers just..." March 09
ESPN.com "Matt Kemp is close to returning from offseason ankle surgery that has prevented the star outfielder from playing in a game this spring, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp has intensified his recent spring workouts, which have included running and tracking fly balls in the..." March 09
True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers will start Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-jin Ryu in their two opening series games in Australia, manager Don Mattingly announced on Sunday. The Dodgers play the Diamondbacks in a pair of regular season games at Sydney Cricket Grounds on March 22-23, though both games fall on March 22 in the..." March 09
CBSSports.com "According to the Associated Press, the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will not have access to baseball's new expanded replay system when they open their season with a two-game series in Australia later this month. The technology MLB is using simply will not be in place for the games. "The game has..." March 08
MLB.com "Dr. Frank Jobe, whose experimental surgery to fix a pitcher's elbow turned into a medical breakthrough that forever changed baseball, died Thursday. He was 88 and in his 50th season with the Dodgers. In 2008, after retiring from active practice at the Kerlan-Jobe Medical Clinic, Jobe was named..." March 07
Zack Greinke threw a 25-pitch bullpen session, including breaking balls, seemed fine. Mattingly said facing hitters could be next.
MLB.com "Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday as he recovers from a mild right calf strain. Manager Don Mattingly said Greinke might next throw to hitters, which would put him on track for an exhibition game start next week. Greinke is not expected to make the..." March 06
MLB.com "Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Wednesday night's 10-3 win over the Reds with "upper back soreness" but said he expects to play on Thursday. Puig received treatment after exiting the game and also iced both shoulders. He said his back felt better after treatment and the..." March 06
CBSSports.com "Dodgers right-hander and No. 2 man Zack Greinke this spring has been limited by a strained right calf, and now manager Don Mattingly says he likely won't be stretched out in time to pitch in the season-opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia, which begins March 22. "From a..." March 04
Greinke feels no different than yesterday. Mattingly: "We're still going to be cautious with him." No timetable for return.
Fansided "Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers have traded Justin Sellers to the Cleveland Indians for an undisclosed amount of cash. Seeing as Los Angeles is clearly not hurting for money, at least in the amount that Sellers was likely given up for, it would seem that the Indians were the aggressor in..." March 02
Chad Billingsley said he felt soreness in his elbow, but was expected after 10 months of no curves. Will throw next bullpen session Tuesday
Consensus in Dodgers camp is clear...based on what they've seen Guerrero should start year in AAA and Gordon for now is front runner for 2B
Matt Kemp will be allowed to do more baseball drills after a favorable MRI. Maybe some running.
USA Today "Carlos Gomez has a message for Paul Maholm: He's sorry. The Milwaukee Brewers center fielder, one of the most gregarious players in the majors, turns contrite when discussing the incident that linked him last season to Maholm, then pitching for the Atlanta Braves and now with the Los Angeles..." March 01
Fox Sports Arizona "Fans attending the Arizona Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers game last June 11 expected to see baseball but got boxing and wrestling as well. Fans attending "Tales From the Dugout" on Wednesday night at Grand Canyon University Arena expected to hear tales about baseball and lessons in faith but..." February 28
Chad Billingsley said he will begin throwing breaking balls on Saturday.
Matt Kemp had MRI on ankle Thursday. Results sent to Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Will know more this weekend
Los Angeles Times "Zack Greinke suffered an apparent injury only three pitches into his exhibition season. Greinke was escorted off the field in the first inning Thursday by Stan Conte, the Dodgers director of medical services. Greinke started the game by forcing Arizona Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tony..." February 28
Carl Crawford, who said his leg tightened scoring from first Wednesday on a Puig double, is not in today's lineup.
MLB.com "Rehabbing Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp will have an MRI exam on his left ankle on Friday that might determine when he can start running. If surgeon Robert Anderson gives the green light, Kemp will add running to a program that already includes hitting, throwing and fielding ground balls. Even..." February 26
USA Today "Major League Baseball implemented an experimental, controversial rule Monday to protect catchers, prohibiting baserunners from initiating deliberate collisions at home plate in hopes of preventing concussions and injuries. Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Players Association,..." February 25
Hardball Talk "Dodgers starter Zack Greinke told Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles on Saturday that he “can’t think of one reason to be excited” for his club’s season-opening showcase against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 22-23 at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in eastern Australia. Those comments have not gone..." February 23
Fansided "The Los Angeles Dodgers needed infielder Justin Sellers to hold things down at shortstop to start the 2013 season because of the thumb injury Hanley Ramirez sustained during the World Baseball Classic. Though he started the season with the big league club, he ended up only playing 27 games for the..." February 23
ESPN.com "Opening their season in Australia more than a week ahead of 28 other teams is causing the Los Angeles Dodgers some headaches, particularly when they try to line up their pitching. Zack Greinke, who likely would pitch the second of two games at the Sydney Cricket Ground against the Arizona..." February 23
MLB.com "Yasiel Puig returned to the field Saturday after missing two days of workouts with a bruised leg, which somehow got the media to asking Dodgers manager Don Mattingly about his right fielder's weight. Mattingly said Puig reported to camp around 245 pounds, or 20 pounds heavier than he ended last..." February 22
Onelki Garcia said he will throw a bullpen session tomorrow, his first since he underwent a minor operation on his elbow.
Dodgers officially announced the signing of Erisbel Arruebarrena (no u). Justin Sellers was designated for assignment to make room on 40-man
ESPN.com "Andre Ethier said he agrees with teammate Matt Kemp. He doesn't want to be the odd man out either when the Los Angeles Dodgers try to fit four outfielders into three spots. In fact, after Kemp sent the first ripples through camp by saying he would not accept a role as a fourth outfielder, he..." February 22
the #dodgers deal for cuban SS Erisbel Arruebarruena will be for 5 years. plus defense. 23 yrs old.
ESPN.com "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted the team has some concerns about Yasiel Puig's conditioning this spring. Mattingly said Puig showed up at camp and weighed in at 251 pounds, 26 more than he weighed at the end of the regular season. Puig, who is a muscular 6-foot-3, was 235..." February 21
Sporting News "Baseball legend Sandy Koufax is recovering from a scare Friday in Los Angeles Dodgers training camp. Koufax, 78, was struck in the forehead by a line drive. The frightening incident came while Koufax was watching a Dodgers prospect warm up at the team's Phoenix complex. Andre Ethier, who was..." February 21
Mattingly on Kemp: "We're not hopeful for Australia."
CBSSports.com "CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the Red Sox are engaged in contract talks with free agent left-hander Chris Capuano. Heyman adds that Capuano is apparently willing to consider a swingman/"sixth starter" role with the champion Red Sox. Capuano, age 35 and a native of Springfield, Mass.,..." February 20
Hardball Talk "There’s a reason the Dodgers didn’t trade one of their four outfielders this winter. They don’t know when they’ll actually have four healthy outfielders. To wit: yesterday Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he still doesn’t have a timetable for Matt Kemp in his return from ankle surgery." February 20
CBSSports.com "SportsNet LA, the Dodgers' new broadcasting network, is scheduled to go live one week from today, but thousands of fans may be left in the dark. Joe Flint of the Los Angeles Times reports Time Warner Cable still does not have deals in place with other cable and satellite distributors like..." February 18
USA Today "Some of the liveliest competition in the early part of spring training for the Los Angeles Dodgers has taken place at the clubhouse ping pong table, which rarely goes unused. The sport is not commonly played in Yasiel Puig's native Cuba. But when countryman Alexander Guerrero challenges him to..." February 18
Fansided "The Los Angeles Dodgers and shortstop Hanley Ramirez have been quietly working on a new contract extension for quite some time now, one that will reportedly move him to third base – possibly as early as the 2015 season. That’s the word from the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo who suggests that..." February 16
Schedule would allow Kershaw to start 3 of #Dodgers' first 6 games, but Mattingly sounds as if he doesn't want him to do that.
Fansided "For a veteran who hasn’t played in a year, Chone Figgins is definitely getting a chance to show his versatility. Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times spoke with manager Don Mattingly and discovered that Figgins is certainly a front-runner for a bench spot on the Dodgers roster. Figgins, who was..." February 15
MLB.com "Yasiel Puig underwent an MRI on his right shoulder earlier this week before returning to the field with a limited throwing program. The MRI revealed no serious injury and he was diagnosed with a return of inflammation that cropped up sporadically last year. The Dodgers believe Puig tried to..." February 15
Fansided "The Los Angeles Dodgers have some issues to work out during spring training as Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has four options for three outfield spots and former National League MVP runner-up Matt Kemp isn’t prepared to sit on the bench. “I’m not a fourth outfielder. We can cut that off right..." February 14
MLB.com "Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star shortstop who spent 53 years in professional baseball as a player, manager and scout, passed away early Friday morning, six days after suffering multiple strokes during an MLB alumni cruise. "He passed away at 2:36 a.m. [ET]," according to Jim Fregosi Jr., the..." February 14
ESPN New York "Major League Baseball owners, despite earning more than $8 billion in revenue in 2013, voted in January to allow individual teams to slash or eliminate pension-plan offerings to their non-uniformed personnel. The vote, tabled a year earlier when the intention became public, quietly took place..." February 14
MLB.com "Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is already on a limited throwing program after a flareup of inflammation in his right shoulder that bothered him sporadically last year. Manager Don Mattingly said Puig apparently overthrew his first day in camp and the club believes it is the same problem that he..." February 13
Hanley Ramirez has reported to camp.
Hardball Talk "Continuing their focus on using their spending advantages to acquire talent internationally the Dodgers are close to signing Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Arruebarruena defected from Cuba in November and held workouts for MLB teams in..." February 12
MLB.com "The Dodgers have reached a preliminary contract agreement with Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena on Wednesday, according to a baseball source. The club has not confirmed the signing. Sources said there still are physical exams and possible legal and immigration issues to..." February 12
Los Angeles Times "In the clubhouse a day before position players were scheduled to report for spring training, Hanley Ramirez said Wednesday he wanted to be “a Dodger for life.” But Ramirez otherwise declined to talk about his contractual status, saying with a smile, “I’m a baseball player.” Ramirez said he..." February 12