MLB.com caught up with Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten to talk about his club and the quest to return to the World Series after falling to the Astros in Game 7 last year.
The Dodgers claimed right-handed pitcher J.T. Chargois off outright waivers from the Twins on Saturday and placed left-hander Julio Urias on the 60-day disabled list.
Matt Kemp made a triumphant return in Dodger blue on Friday, going 2-for-2 with a three-run home run in the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener — a 13-5 victory over the White Sox.
Outfielder Yasiel Puig was scratched from the starting lineup of the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener on Friday vs. the White Sox with mild hip discomfort. He said he expects to start Saturday in the split-squad game against the Giants at Camelback Ranch.
The Dodgers face the White Sox on Friday to kick off the 2018 Cactus League season with a roster that is pretty much set.
Friday’s exhibition opener against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch provides an early opportunity for pitcher Wilmer Font to hit the Dodgers’ front-office radar.
With a handful of pitchers looking to position themselves well on the Dodgers’ depth chart behind the five who will make up the rotation, Wilmer Font sees Friday as a big day in his spring audition.
Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi would not say whether the Dodgers were having contract negotiations with Clayton Kershaw, who can opt out of his contract at the end of this season. But Zaidi, speaking at the annual Spring Training media day, acknowledged the team and pitcher have “open dialogue. He’s our franchise player.”
The fact that Justin Turner played hurt in the World Series isn’t as much a reason he’s a beloved Dodgers teammate as the fact that he wouldn’t talk about it then and won’t talk about it now.
This story is about Pedro Baez.
Top Dodgers pitching prospect Walker Buehler has yet to throw a Spring Training bullpen session because of upper back discomfort that surfaced during January workouts.