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  1. Clayton Kershaw cleared to begin rehab assignment on Friday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga

    Apr 23, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Los Angeles Times beat writer Dylan Hernandez, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday night with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League.

  2. Clayton Kershaw on track to begin a rehab assignment Friday

    Apr 21, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

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    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been on the disabled list since March 29 with a muscle strain in his upper back.

  3. Clayton Kershaw throws three simulated innings, rehab assignment could be next

    Apr 20, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a 51-pitch, three-inning simulated game on Sunday in Los Angeles and could soon be cleared to embark on a minor league rehab assignment.

  4. Jeff Samardzija says he wants a big-money contract to help future players

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija unselfishly wants to get paid. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

  5. Clayton Kershaw throws 26-pitch bullpen session

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw continued his recovery from a teres major muscle strain on Tuesday, throwing a bullpen session with improved fastball velocity.

  6. Clayton Kershaw threw off a mound for the first time since his back injury

    Apr 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw took the mound yesterday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list with an inflamed back muscle, throwing a 15-pitch bullpen session.

  7. Chad Billingsley made a rehab start at Single-A

    Apr 6, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    An injured Dodger tried to take another step towards returning on Sunday.

  8. It only took an hour or two for an insanely overheated and unhinged response to Puig being late

    Apr 4, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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    There’s a difference between a player screwing up and a player dooming his team. Puig does one of those things but he is repeatedly accused of doing the other.

  9. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

  10. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

  11. Clayton Kershaw placed on “submaximal throwing program,” now likely to miss all of April

    Apr 1, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw, out with a back injury, has been placed on a “submaximal throwing program” and may miss all of April.

  12. Josh Beckett beats out Paul Maholm for fifth spot in Dodgers’ rotation

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers signed lefty Paul Maholm to a one-year, $1.5 million deal in February, but they have no room for him in the starting rotation. Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. Times reports that the Dodgers have awarded that spot to right-hander Josh Beckett. Neither Maholm nor Beckett pitched much during the spring and neither had…

  13. Opening Night lineups: Dodgers vs. Padres

    Mar 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting lineups for MLB’s “Opening Night” game Sunday between the Dodgers and Padres at San Diego’s Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:05 p.m. ET on ESPN. Los Angeles Dodgers LF Carl Crawford RF Yasiel Puig SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Adrian Gonzalez CF Andre Ethier 3B Juan Uribe C…

  14. Dodgers put Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list

    Mar 29, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Eric Stephen of SB Nation’s True Blue L.A. reports that the Dodgers have placed starter Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list with back inflammation. Stephen adds that Kershaw felt something awry when he threw today from an increased distance and intensity. They can place Kershaw on the DL retroactive to March 23. Kershaw was already…

  15. Hyun-jin Ryu to start the Dodgers’ U.S. opener on Sunday night

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

    Hyun-jin Ryu Reuters

    According to Scott Miller of MLB.com, left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu has been cleared to start the Dodgers’ U.S. opener on Sunday night against the Padres. Defending NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was originally expected to make the start, but he was scratched from the assignment due to a sore upper back. Ryu has had…

  16. UPDATE: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers agree to extension; will make $292M over next 10 years

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal includes two vesting options valued at $30 million each. If Cabrera maxes out the deal, he could make as much as $352 million over 12 years. 6:56 p.m. ET: The new money in the deal works out to eight years and $248 million, per FOX Sports’…

  17. Clayton Kershaw scratched from Sunday start versus Padres with upper back inflammation

    Mar 26, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

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    From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times comes word that Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday night in San Diego because of inflammation in the upper left part of his back. An MRI was taken Wednesday morning and the results were negative, so it is being labeled a minor…

  18. Clayton Kershaw, Scott Van Slyke lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks in opener

    Mar 22, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and Scott Van Slyke doubled and homered as the Dodgers topped the Diamondbacks 3-1 in Saturday’s opener in Australia. The game, delayed slightly at the onset by some early evening rain, opened with Wade Miley striking out Yasiel Puig on three pitches. The Dodgers struck first…

  19. The Dodgers Opening Day lineup announced — Yasiel Puig leading off

    Mar 21, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Don Mattingly said he’d do it, and he has. Here’s the Dodgers Opening Day lineup, featuring Yasiel Puig in the leadoff slot: 1. Yasiel Puig RF 2. Justin Turner 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez SS 4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B 5. Scott Van Slyke LF 6. Juan Uribe 3B 7. Andre Ethier CF 8. A.J. Ellis C…

  20. What, exactly, are we supposed to do to prevent Aroldis Chapman-style injuries?

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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    The scene from Arizona in which Aroldis Chapman was smacked in the face by that Sal Perez comebacker is simply awful. He had literally no time to react and, while the latest reports from the hospital are encouraging, it may be a while before Chapman is pitching again. And there is no guarantee that the…

  21. Hey, look, it’s Paul Goldschmidt and a wallaby …

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday night we brought you a picture of Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and a kangaroo, so let’s even things up now with this shot of Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt and a wallaby … Paul Goldschmidt poses with a wallaby at @tarongazoo. pic.twitter.com/KMgDb6Wgte — Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) March 19, 2014 The D’Backs and Dodgers open…

  22. Behold: Vin Scully with a koala

    Mar 19, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Scully Rainbow

    I see your Clayton Kershaw with a kangaroo and raise you Vin Scully with a koala: Shut down the Internet: pic.twitter.com/z2vlYQ9ko5 — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 19, 2014   My biggest takeaway is that Vin Scully travels around the world and still thinks to pack pocket squares. I go 300 miles and I’m 50/50…

  23. Hey, look, it’s Clayton Kershaw and a kangaroo …

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT

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    The Dodgers are fitting in some sightseeing this week in Australia before their season-opening series (March 22-23) against the Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground. From the Dodgers’ official Twitter feed comes the following photograph of staff ace Clayton Kershaw — who will start the first game of that two-game set — posing Tuesday with his…

  24. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  25. Zack Greinke might return to Cactus League this week

    Mar 10, 2014, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Good news out of Dodgers camp Monday from MLB.com beat reporter Ken Gurnick … Greinke threw a bullpen session Monday and apparently felt no discomfort in his right calf muscle. He then went through some fielding drills and could pitch in an exhibition game this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday, although club officials are…

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