The Dodgers have invited 22 non-roster players to Spring Training, which begins when pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 12.
A baseball lifer, Davey Lopes has played, managed and coached for 45 consecutive years. Now, the former Dodgers speedster is ready to relax.
The Dodgers appear set to enter Spring Training with an abundance of outfielders, and one of the roster’s most interesting competitions should be in left field.
It’s late January, supposedly the dead of winter. But on Monday at the Sherwood Country Club in Ventura County, Santa Ana winds pushed temperatures into the 80s and cleared the skies by tee time for the third annual Justin Turner Foundation Charity Golf Tournament.
Conspicuous by his absence from Saturday’s Dodger Stadium FanFest was Matt Kemp, but the Dodgers open Spring Training in less than three weeks and he’s likely to be there, competing for an outfield job.
Right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler, outfielder Alex Verdugo and catcher Keibert Ruiz are Dodgers listed in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects, which was announced on Saturday night. The Dodgers are represented by Buehler at No. 13, Verdugo at No. 33 and Ruiz at No. 52.
Staff ace Clayton Kershaw, appearing at a Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour stop on Friday, is more focused on the upcoming season than the fact he can opt out of his contract and become a free agent after 2018.
Yasiel Puig had his head shaved in a show of solidarity and support for pediatric cancer patients and their families who journeyed from Cedars-Sinai Hospital to Dodger Stadium for Puig’s Pizza and Shave Party, part of the week-long “Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour.
As part of the week-long “Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour,” Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen joined Minor Leaguers DJ Peters and Jacob Amaya in a skills clinic for participants of the Dodgers’ Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program based in Inglewood.
Alex Verdugo’s September callup was a wakeup call for the Dodgers outfielder, who checked in as the No. 10 outfield prospect in the game as ranked by MLB Pipeline.
It was only 20 total at-bats, but Jim Thome was a Dodger in 2009, and now he’s a former Dodger and a Hall of Famer. There were six other former Dodgers on the ballot who fell short of election, including Manny Ramirez.
The Dodgers on Tuesday unveiled their 2018 uniform patch in the most politically correct fashion. The patch celebrates the franchise’s 60 years in Los Angeles, and the focal point of the logo is the iconic Los Angeles City Hall.