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Dodgers say Kershaw may be unavailable to start season

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers could be without Clayton Kershaw for the start of the season as the staff ace begins to rebuild from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training last week. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said “that’s fair” when asked Monday whether his opening day starter … Continue reading Dodgers say Kershaw may be unavailable to start season

Roberts: Kershaw “didn’t feel so great” after playing catch

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw felt more soreness in his left shoulder playing catch Monday, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says the three-time Cy Young Award winner “didn’t feel so great.” The ace left-hander was shut down late last week with discomfort in the shoulder, and it didn’t feel better when he tested it … Continue reading Roberts: Kershaw “didn’t feel so great” after playing catch

Dodgers meet with Harper, Roberts says it was good session

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bryce Harper met with the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, a sign the market for the star free agent might be picking up as spring training enters its second full week. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed the Sunday night meeting, saying it was “good” and a chance for the sides … Continue reading Dodgers meet with Harper, Roberts says it was good session

FORT MYERS, Fla | Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Baseball is on the clock. The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock all around major league spring training for the first time Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games. Sixteen games across Florida … Continue reading FORT MYERS, Fla | Slowly, baseball rolls out pitch clock in spring training

LOS ANGELES | Dodgers’ Jansen expects early return, then offseason surgery

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen expects to have a second heart surgery in the offseason but is confident he’ll be able to come off the disabled list within the next few weeks. The All-Star reliever, out since Thursday with an irregular heartbeat, rejoined the Dodgers when they returned home Monday and threw a … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Dodgers’ Jansen expects early return, then offseason surgery

LEADING OFF: Betts rolls to Baltimore, Correa comes off DL

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: MOOKIE MANIA Mookie Betts tries to follow up his first career cycle when Boston opens a series at Baltimore. The AL MVP contender homered off Ken Giles in the ninth inning Thursday to complete his first career cycle, though the Red Sox still lost 8-5. A … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Betts rolls to Baltimore, Correa comes off DL

MILWAUKEE  | Machado joins Dodgers after deal with Orioles

MILWAUKEE  — It’s a whole new beginning for Manny Machado after months of uncertainty. Perfect time for a new number, too. One with an LA story and a Baltimore past. Machado joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday after coming over in a blockbuster trade with the Orioles during the All-Star break, putting one of … Continue reading MILWAUKEE  | Machado joins Dodgers after deal with Orioles

Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

LOS ANGELES/October 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Just a year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers and one desperate bailout from ace Clayton Kershaw. One October later, Los Angeles’ bullpen is downright dominant … Continue reading Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs