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Add another name to the growing list of potential Dodgers outfielders

It was brief but it is a memory that 25-year-old Auburn, New York native Tim Locastro will cherish for the rest of his life. The date was September 29, 2017 when the  6′-1″ / 200-pound utility infielder / outfielder received the phone call he had been waiting his entire young life for – he was going to […]

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It’s only batting practice, but…

Dodger fans who have made the annual trek across the desert to Camelback Ranch this spring have been rewarded with what is arguably one of the most remarkable displays of power during batting practice in recent memory. Granted, hitting a 60-70 MPH batting practice meatball right over the middle of the plate is a lot different than trying […]

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Brock Stewart is in the right place at the right time

With the Dodgers having completed their first full week of spring training, both Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman made one thing perfectly clear – they plan to go with an opening day starting rotation of left-handers Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, Alex Wood, Hyun-Jin Ryu and right-hander Kenta Maeda; in […]

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There’s greatness … and then there’s Clayton Kershaw

For many baseball fans, spring training is little more than that boring six to eight weeks between the off-season and real baseball. In fact, chances are exceptionally good that at some point during those six to eight weeks, you will hear the phrase “meaningless spring training games” at least once … only once if you’re […]

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Utley re-signing now official

Under the category of worst kept secrets, the Dodgers officially announced on Saturday morning what has been unofficially known for nearly a week – that 39-year-old veteran second baseman Chase Utley would be returning to the Dodgers. “Early on I let the Dodgers know I’d like to continue to play, and staying in L.A. would […]

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Novelty aside, switch-pitcher Pat Venditte could land in Dodgers bullpen

When the Dodgers announced that they had signed 32-year-old switch-pitcher Pat Venditte to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training camp this past November, there is a pretty good chance that many Dodger fans said “a switch-what?” I mean, let’s be honest here, how many Dodger fans have ever heard of […]

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The return of the Dodgers youth movement

Remember when the Dodgers had five consecutive National League Rookies of the Year from 1992 through 1996? The recipients were Eric Karros, Mike Piazza, Raul Mondesi, Hideo Nomo and Todd Hollandsworth respectively. It was a tremendous accomplishment not only for the quintet who won baseball’s most prestigious rookie honor, but also a credit to the […]

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Dodgers expect Toles to be ready by opening day

When Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles arrived for spring training on Tuesday morning, he had a bit of a hitch in his gitalong. Not a full blown limp or the appearance of pain, he just looked a little stiff. Then again, why wouldn’t he? If you recall, the 25-year-old Decatur, Georgia native and former fourth-round draft […]

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Dodgers, Kirk Gibson Foundation to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease research Former Dodger slugger to throw out Ceremonial First Pitch on Opening Day

The Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will partner with the Kirk Gibson Foundation during the opening week of the 2018 season to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease, the team announced today. Gibson will be on hand for the fundraising efforts, which include the donation of the proceeds of the Opening […]

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Jansen calls proposed pitch clock ‘Ridiculous’

During an interview before his first official bullpen session of the spring on Wednesday morning, Dodgers star closer Kenley Jansen kidded with reporters about how the media has portrayed him as somewhat of a rabble-rouser over labor issues between the MLB Players Association and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. But within a heartbeat, the normally soft-spoken 6′-5″ […]

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