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Dodgers News: Walt Weiss Believes Juan Nicasio Can Be A Closer

The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without closer Kenley Jansen for at least the first month of the season after the 27 year old underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot at the beginning of Spring Training. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has not announced a replacement for the closer's role yet and he maintained Thursday he likely will not until the end of Spring Training. While the Dod ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: Kiké Hernandez Hoping To Improve At The Plate

The Los Angeles Dodgers began their Cactus League schedule with a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, but were able to get came back winning, 6-4, with an early 1-0 lead. Although it’s only a spring training win, a win is a win. Even with all that excitement in the stands and on the field, there’s still work that needs to be done behind the scenes. With Thursday being his first big league start in s ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: Erick Bedard Accepting Of His Role

While the Los Angeles Dodgers have added a slew of new pitchers this offseason, some of them, such as Erik Bedard, are destined for a role in the Minors. Bedard, who has played 11 seasons in the MLB, was acquired by the Dodgers on Jan. 18 in one of president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman's early moves. The left-handed starter brings to Los Angeles a 71-82 career record and 3.99 ERA. He's bounced ar ...

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Dodgers News: Justin Turner Takes Joc Pederson Under His Wing

In September of last season the Los Angeles Dodgers called up one of their top prospects, outfielder Joc Pederson. In the few opportunities he got, the 22 year old struggle, going just 4-for-28 (.143). Despite sruggling, Pederson gained valuable experience on what it takes to be an every day Major League player, which is of value as he battles for the starting job in center field. Also helping him with the ...

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Dodgers News: Juan Uribe Discusses World Series, Future With Team

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is highly optimistic about the Dodgers winning the World Series this year, and his reasoning for hope is nothing if not convincing. Uribe has a track record for being a World Series champion in years that are multiples of five. In 2005 and 2010, he won titles with the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants, respectively. Now five years removed from winning th ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: Greinke, Ryu To Join Rotation Next Week

Prior to Wednesday's Cactus League opener, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he was pleased with team's overall health and added everyone was on track to be ready for Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on April 6. Of course the exception to that being Kenley Jansen, though the closer believes he'll return from left foot surgery earlier than expected. On Thursday, Mattingly provided another positive ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: Don Mattingly Pleased With Team’s Health

Some of the excitement surrounding the beginning of Spring Training for the Los Angeles Dodgers was tempered due to multiple pitchers succumbing to some form of injury or ailment. The Dodgers lost Kenley Jansen prior to camp beginning and have Zack Greinke and Joel Peralta be setback since. As the Dodgers began their Cactus League schedule Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly expressed little concern over his t ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Says Ethier Doesn’t Have Anything To Prove

As with the past two years, the Los Angeles Dodgers again find themselves with a crowded outfield picture to sort out during Spring Training. Among the players competing for a starting spot in the outfield, perhaps none has a bigger uphill battle than Andre Ethier. The 32 year old is entering his 10th season with the Dodgers, has two All-star campaigns in 2010 and 2011 to his name, but lost his starting spo ...

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Dodgers News: Adrian Gonzalez In Favor Of New Pace-Of-Game Rules

Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred has made it very clear in just a few months at his new position that he wants to improve the pace of the game in effort to grow the popularity of the sport among young viewers. The rules that the MLB will be implemented this season include a countdown timer between innings and hitters must keep at least one foot in the batter's box at all time. MLB is enforc ...

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Dodgers Spring Training: Clayton Kershaw Gives Advice To Julio Urias

At the front of the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation is Clayton Kershaw -- reigning National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, and widely considered the best pitcher in baseball. In their farm system, the Dodgers have Julio Urias -- who is fresh off his first season in Double-A and undeniably the club's best pitcher in the Minors. At just 18 years old, Urias is in his first big-league camp and as ...

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Dodgers News: League’s Improved Pitching Tied To Ditching Alcohol

If someone predicted that Brandon League would be one of the top relievers for the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2014 season, many fans would have a hard time believing it would hold true. To the pleasant surprise of many, the once inconsistent reliever was in fact one of the more dependable pitchers late in games last season. In 2013, League posted a 5.30 ERA, had five blown saves, nine wild pitches and ...

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Dodgers News: Brett Anderson Says His Arm And Body Feel Good

It wasn't the flashy or headline-grabbing acquisition, but the Los Angeles Dodgers signing Brett Anderson to the roster on a one-year deal is nonetheless among their most important additions. The Arizona Diamondbacks' second-round pick in the 2006 draft has been saddled by multiple injuries since a strong rookie campaign in 2009 with the Oakland Athletics. Anderson is coming off back surgery that ended his ...

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Jon Heyman Ranks Crawford And Ethier On List Of Untradeable Contracts

Going into the 2015 season the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a payroll of over $250 million. This will be the second-straight year that the highest payroll in Major League Baseball will be in Los Angeles. While the Dodgers new front office, led by president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, did manage to reduce the payroll by trading Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, plenty of large contracts remain ...

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Dodgers News: Jimmy Rollins Says Yasiel Puig Is ‘Just Special’

One theme of the offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers was to improve the attitude and culture in the clubhouse. The front office did exactly that by trading for veterans with leadership experience, in particular shortstop Jimmy Rollins. The 36 year old played 14 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, winning one World Series, the National League MVP Award in 2007 and three Gold Gloves. Since arriving in Los ...

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