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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Remains Confident In Bullpen

Zack Greinke turned in a dominant start Sunday and the Los Angeles Dodgers held a comfortable 7-0 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks heading into the bottom of the ninth inning. However, they then needed three relievers to close out the final frame and come away with a 7-4 win. Paco Rodriguez struck out the first batter he faced and was lifted after allowing an infield single, which only took place because ...

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Los Angeles Dodgers Announce Star Wars Night And More Themed Nights

The Los Angeles Dodgers set attendance records at Camelback Ranch and reached 3 million in ticket sales for the 2015 season at the earliest date in franchise history; further suggesting there's clearly a palpable excitement surrounding this season's team. On top of the previously announced giveaway games, there will be 15 themed nights at Dodger Stadium, with 11 of them already on the schedule. First up is ...

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Dodgers News: Byrnes Says Trading Heaney Went Against Instincts

Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers making a series of roster moves that surprised many and angered some, they overhauled the front office that included the hires of Josh Byrnes, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi. All three executives joined the Dodgers from smaller markets and faced the task of familiarizing themselves with a new setting on the fly. The trio were part of the Dodgers' brain trust that traveled ...

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Dodgers News: Yasmani Grandal Continuing To Prove Naysayers Wrong

When the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Yasmani Grandal in a package from the San Diego Padres, one side of the coin had them gaining a 26-year-old switch hitter who excels in pitching framing, which Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman greatly values. However, Grandal also arrived in Los Angeles with a bit of a checkered past. There was the PED suspension that cost him 50 game ...

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Dodgers News: Joc Pederson Feels Pressure Lifted After First Home Run

Joc Pederson hit 33 home runs in 2014 with Triple-A Albuquerque as part of a historic 30-30 season, which was the first time in 80 years a player in Pacific Coast League hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases. The success in his lone season at the Triple-A level only further heightened expectations for Pederson, which were already at an astronomical level. Now with the Los Angeles Dodgers essentially having tr ...

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Dodgers News: Ryan Webb Outrighted To Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Los Angeles Dodgers endured somewhat of a scare during their offseason trade of Matt Kemp as the San Diego Padres hesitated to give final approval on the deal before eventually signing off. Trades falling apart after being agreed upon isn't commonplace, but nonetheless is a possibility. The Dodgers are now going through another interesting scenario after acquiring Brian Ward, Ryan Webb and a competitive ...

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Dodgers News: Rollins Reached Out To Gordon During Offseason

Prior to Jimmy Rollins officially being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of their offseason makeover, the veteran shortstop reached out to a member of the team he expected to soon join. Knowing that the trade was likely to occur and thinking he would be playing alongside Dee Gordon up the middle, Rollins reached out to the second baseman with an eye on developing a relationship, according to ESPN's ...

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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Says He Got ‘Blasted’ By Diamondbacks

Like every great pitcher that's ever toed the rubber in the Majors, there have been days where Clayton Kershaw struggles to locate and simply doesn't have his full arsenal of pitches. In Kershaw's case, those games have more times than not come against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Last season, the Dodgers' ace allowed seven runs in 1.2 innings during a May start, though his return to Chase Field ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Believes Yasiel Puig Has Grown Frustrated

With Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez no longer on the roster, Yasiel Puig was pegged as one of the players expected to assume a larger role with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Puig is entering his second full season with the team and by all accounts, responded well to the expectations during camp. However, while Puig's work ethic and focus may have improved, it's failed to carry over to the field. He was inconsisten ...

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Dodgers News: Kershaw And Mattingly Discuss Use Of Shifts

Despite being only six games into the season, it's apparent the Los Angeles Dodgers and traveling down a road where they'll rely on defensive shifts when stats suggest they do so. However, thus far, the results have been a bag of mixed results. Clayton Kershaw's been on the wrong end of the strategy as Matt Kemp's RBI single in the first inning on Opening Day likely is corralled by Howie Kendrick if he's st ...

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Dodgers News: Justin Turner And Juan Uribe Removed From Game

UPDATE (April 11, 7:10 p.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers announced X-rays on Justin Turner's left index finger came back negative and Juan Uribe is dealing with hamstring tightness. Neither player is expected to miss extended time: Injury updates: @redturn2–Left index finger stiffness. X-rays negative. Juan Uribe–Left hamstring tightness. Both day-to-day.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) Ap ...

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Clayton Kershaw Moves Into Fifth On Dodgers All-Time Strikeouts List

It didn't take long for Clayton Kershaw to make history in his second start of the 2015 season. With two strikeouts in the first inning and his third of the game in the second, Kershaw moved into sole possession of fifth place on the Los Angeles Dodgers' all-time strikeouts list. Now with 1,457 career strikeouts, it shouldn't be long until Kershaw passes Fernando Valenzuela (1,759) for fourth place. Since d ...

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Dodgers News: Yimi Garcia Earning More Of Don Mattingly’s Trust

With a need to upgrade the bullpen, the Los Angeles Dodgers brought several relievers into camp to fight for the available spots outside of those set aside for incumbents. Some of those faces were new to the organization such as David Aardsma and Sergio Santos, whereas others, Pedro Baez, Yimi Garcia and Paco Rodriguez, to name a few, had previous experience with the Dodgers. Injuries to Kenley Jansen and B ...

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Dodgers News: Anderson Content With First Start, Hopes To Progress

Brett Anderson not only made his regular season debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night, it was also his first career start at Chase Field. The left-hander threw six innings and allowed three runs on five hits -- with all three runs coming on a Paul Goldschmidt home run. Anderson, a notorious groundball pitcher, had some trouble early keeping the ball out of the air, which is a common issue pitchers ...

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