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Sun Feb 1818:21Dodgers back to work, months after falling a game short
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers entered spring training with five consecutive NL West titles and a major league-high 473 victories in that span.It is not enough for a team that was so close to winning it all in 2017."You can sense the hunger in this clubhouse," said Enrique Hernandez, noting that the majority of the Dodgers' position players arrived days ahead of the required reporting date.The first full-squad workout was set for Monday."We have five straight division titles and pretty much nothing to show for it besides the National League championship. This core of position players has been together for a few years now," he said Sunday."I think it is a cumulative thing that has been growing for years. Getting so close to it last year and seeing the other team celebrate at our home stadium, maybe that's the last bit of fuel that we needed to make that fire burn. We're ready," he said.The Dodgers added old friend Matt Kemp to basically the same position player group t... [More]
Wed Feb 1418:09NL champion Dodgers getting started again with familiar 5
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star closer Kenley Jansen likes the way the defending National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers are getting started again — with a very familiar rotation.Even with Yu Darvish already in a different NL blue after his short stint as a midseason acquisition, the Dodgers return five pitchers who made at least 24 starts last season. That quintet combined to start 126 of the 162 regular-season games."Sometimes people say, 'Oh, the Dodgers didn't make no moves.' That's why, because we don't need to make moves," Jansen said. "You see the rotation that we have, it's going to help us tremendously again."Three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and seven-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw had a team-high 27 starts plus five more in the postseason. Rich Hill, Alex Wood and Kenta Maeda each had 25 starts, and Hyun-Jin Ryu 24.Exactly 15 weeks after the Game 7 loss to Houston in the World Series, Dodgers pitchers and catchers held their first spring training workout in Arizona... [More]
Wed Feb 1417:09Mattingly begins sorting through Marlins pitching options
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers were still gathering in the midday sun to begin the first spring training workout Wednesday when someone asked manager Don Mattingly if he had decided on an opening day starter.After all, the Los Angeles Dodgers already announced Clayton Kershaw will start their opener."I didn't see any Kershaws on our roster," Mattingly said with a laugh.So no, Mattingly doesn't have a No. 1 pitcher yet. And three of the five jobs in the rotation are open, with more than a dozen pitchers having a shot to make the starting staff.Mattingly and his coaches will spend spring training evaluating the candidates, including several prospects acquired in trades during the Marlins' offseason payroll purge.Not among the rotation contenders to begin the season: injury-plagued left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, the Marlins' highest-paid pitcher as he enters the third season of an $80 million, five-year contract. He is not expected to be ready for opening day, but t... [More]
Wed Feb 1415:39NL champion Dodgers getting started again with familiar 5
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star closer Kenley Jansen likes the way the defending National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers are getting started again — with a very familiar rotation.Even with Yu Darvish already in a different NL blue after his short stint as a midseason acquisition, the Dodgers return five starters who made at least 24 starts last season. That quintet combined to start 126 of the 162 regular-season games."Sometimes people say, 'Oh, the Dodgers didn't make no moves.' That's why, because we don't need to make moves," Jansen said. "You see the rotation that we have, it's going to help us tremendously again."Three-time NL Cy Young Award winner and seven-time All-Star Clayton Kershaw had a team-high 27 starts plus five more in the postseason. Rich Hill, Alex Wood and Kenta Maeda each had 25 starts, and Hyun-Jin Ryu 24.Exactly 15 weeks after the Game 7 loss to Houston in the World Series, Dodgers pitchers and catchers held their first spring training workout in Arizona... [More]
Tue Feb 1314:48Clayton Kershaw to start record 8th opener for Dodgers
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No surprise here: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw will make his team-record eighth opening-day start, against the visiting San Francisco Giants on March 29.Roberts made the announcement Tuesday when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training with the defending NL champions.Kershaw turns 30 on March 19. He is tied with Don Drysdale and Don Sutton at seven opening-day starts. Kershaw was 18-4 with a 2.31 ERA last year.He wasted a four-run lead and was chased in the fifth inning of a 13-12, 10-inning loss to Houston in Game 5 of the World Series, leaving Los Angeles in a 3-2 World Series deficit. The Astros won in seven games.___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball
Fri Feb 916:53Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make
The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include several players who won't make the deadline.Perhaps 100 free agents still seek contracts as the start of spring training workouts on Feb. 14 draws near, a group that includes J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish.In a historically slow market, players and management are feuding publicly about riches and rules, and teams seemingly are seeking bargains like shoppers awaiting a closeout."Some guys feel like they're worth a little more than maybe what they're being offered," All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen said ahead of his first spring training since Pittsburgh traded him to San Francisco. "It's just all about being fair."As soon as the Houston Astros won their first World Series title last November , attention turned toward 2018 and the start of stretching in Scottsdale, catching in Clearwater and bunting in Bra... [More]
Fri Feb 913:13NL West teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Los Angeles DodgersManager: Dave Roberts (third season).2017: 104-58, first place, lost to Houston in World Series.Training Town: Glendale, Arizona.Park: Camelback Ranch.First Workout: Feb. 14/19.He's Here: OF Matt Kemp, RHP Tom Koehler.He's Outta Here: 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Yu Darvish, LHP Scott Kazmir, RHP Brandon McCarthy, INF Charlie Culberson, OF Curtis Granderson, 2B Chase Utley, OF Andre Ethier.Going campin': The Dodgers returned to the World Series for the first time since winning it in 1988, only to lose to Houston in seven games. They topped 100 wins while earning a fifth straight NL West title. Clayton Kershaw is one of the elite pitchers in the game, a seven-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner. He begins the season with 144 career victories, 21 shy of Sand... [More]
Thu Feb 812:01Dodgers look to take last step to elusive World Series title
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers' bid to win their first World Series in 29 years came up short in a Game 7 loss to Houston. They seek to take the final step to an elusive championship this season with the roster mostly intact and an eye on the future.Certainly, Los Angeles has to be considered the favorite to win a sixth consecutive NL West title.The Dodgers' farm system remains deep and the team has the talent and depth to withstand injuries during a 162-game season. Their $243 million payroll was baseball's biggest last year and they made a move this winter to dump salary in preparation for 2019, when the free agent market will be loaded.___Some things to watch for as the Dodgers open spring training in Glendale, Arizona:NEW LOOKThe Dodgers sent 1B Adrian Gonzalez, pitchers Scott Kazmir and Brandon McCarthy, and utility man Charlie Culberson, along with $4.5 million, to Atlanta for OF Matt Kemp, a former Dodger who could be traded or released. The move freed up a huge amount of sala... [More]
Fri Jan 1217:42Yankees settle with 6, on track to get under tax threshold
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees reached one-year contracts with their remaining six players eligible for arbitration, leaving their projected luxury tax payroll at $177 million — $20 million below the threshold.Shortstop Didi Gregorius agreed at $8.25 million Friday, pitcher Sonny Gray at $6.5 million and setup man Dellin Betances at $5.1 million. Also reaching deals were relievers Adam Warren ($3,315,000) and Chasen Shreve ($825,000), and backup catcher Austin Romine ($1.1 million).New York's luxury tax payroll rose to $149,927,500 for 15 players with agreements, and the projected total is well under the $197 million tax threshold. The projection includes $10 million for the rest of the 40-man roster, $14,044,600 for benefits and a $3 million charge for cash transactions: a $5.5 million payment to Houston as part of the Brian McCann trade, a $500,000 payment to San Diego as part of the Chase Headley deal and a $3 million credit from Miami as part of the Giancarlo Stanton acquisition.Y... [More]
Tue Nov 7 201704:40LHP Clayton Kershaw, who tied for major league lead with 18 wins...
LHP Clayton Kershaw, who tied for the major league lead with 18 wins and led the NL with a 2.31 ERA, is vying for his fourth NL Cy Young Award. His competitors are Nationals RHPs Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.
Thu Nov 2 201705:16LHP Clayton Kershaw came on in relief in third inning marking ju...
LHP Clayton Kershaw came on in relief in the third inning marking just his fifth relief appearance in 24 postseason games. Counting the regular season, Kershaw has pitched in relief just seven times in 318 games. He gave up two hits but no runs over four innings.
Wed Oct 25 201703:20Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 batters in Game 1 on T...
Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 batters in Game 1 on Tuesday, the fifth time he has reached double digits in strikeouts in a playoff game during his career. He was one strikeout shy of his single-game playoff record. The 11 strikeouts are fifth most for a pitcher in a World Series debut.
Fri Oct 20 201704:30LHP Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run on three hits over six ...
LHP Clayton Kershaw allowed just one run on three hits over six innings to earn his sixth postseason victory. The victory moved Kershaw into a tie with Burt Hooton for the most postseason victories in franchise history. Before Thursday's stellar showing, Kershaw already held the Dodgers' postseason records for starts, innings pitched, strikeouts and losses. Kershaw may be in line to start Game 1 of the World Series against either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros.
Sun Oct 15 201704:27LHP Clayton Kershaw saw night come to end after five innings in ...
LHP Clayton Kershaw saw his night come to an end after five innings in Game 1 of the NLCS, throwing 87 pitches in the process. He gave up two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts. It was actually his third postseason start in the last two years that lasted only five innings. Two of those have come against the Cubs, including the deciding game in the NLCS last year.
Sat Oct 7 201717:08MLB playoff roundup: Indians win wild one vs. Yanks
CLEVELAND -- Yan Gomes' single in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a wild 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Division Series on Friday.Austin Jackson led off the bottom of the 13th by drawing a walk from Dellin Betances (0-1), and then stealing second base. Gomes then worked the count to 3-2, and hit a hard chopper down the third base line that eluded diving third baseman Ronald Torreyes. The ball rolled down the left field line as Jackson raced home with the winning run.Josh Tomlin (1-0), the last of eight Cleveland pitchers, pitched two scoreless innings to get the win.Francisco Lindor hit a grand slam off Chad Green in the sixth and Jay Bruce hit a game-tying homer off David Robertson in the eighth as the Indians rallied from an 8-3 deficit.Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks and Greg Bird homered for the Yankees before Lindor and Bruce forced extra innings.Cleveland ace Corey Kluber allowed six runs in 2 2/3 innings. New York's... [More]
Sat Oct 7 201704:07LHP Clayton Kershaw got victory in Dodgers' 9-5 win over Diamond...
LHP Clayton Kershaw got the victory in the Dodgers' 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of the NLDS Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw gave up just five hits in 6 1/3 innings, but four of the hits were solo home runs. CF A.J. Pollock homered in the third inning and RF J.D. Martinez homered in the sixth. But when SS Ketel Marte and C Jeff Mathis each connected off Kershaw in the seventh, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came out with the hook. "I felt fine, it just wasn't coming out as good as I would have liked it to that last inning," Kershaw said. "They hit some good pitches, no, not really, I just didn't have much left. When you give up hits, you hope maybe one or two stay in the ballpark but tonight it didn't seem like that was going to happen. Obviously a frustrating way to end it but thankfully we had a big lead." The four homers were the most by a Dodgers pitcher in franchise history in a postseason game.
Sun Oct 1 201722:50Baseball awards: AL MVP race too close to call between Altuve, Judge
There may not be two American League players who differ more standing side-by-side than the Houston Astros' Jose Altuve and the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge.Altuve is a diminutive 5-foot-6. Judge is a giant at 6-7. But when it comes to the AL Most Valuable Player Award, the difference could be measured in angstroms.The members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America are sending in their votes right now for all of the major 2017 awards. There are some that will be, or should be, unanimous picks.How do you not give Judge the AL Rookie of the Year? Same goes in the National League for Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both were by far at the top of their classes when all was said and done.Below is our take on the deserving winners in each race. AL MVP isn't the only white-knuckler. In the AL, the Cy Young Award race between Boston's Chris Sale and Cleveland's Corey Kluber is tight, too. In the National League, the MVP, Cy Young and Manager of the Year are all worthy of g... [More]
Sun Oct 1 201703:38LHP Clayton Kershaw gave up seven hits and three runs in four in...
LHP Clayton Kershaw gave up seven hits and three runs in four innings and threw 57 pitches, 41 strikes, in a tuneup for his start Friday in Game 1 of the Division Series. He finished the regular season 18-4 with a 2.37 ERA and has lowered his ERA in each of his nine seasons. In six starts this season against the Rockies, Kershaw went 3-2 with a 4.00 ERA.
Thu Sep 28 201705:05LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday against Colorado
LHP Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday against Colorado. It likely will be an abbreviated start with a modest pitch count with the Dodgers on the eve of the postseason.
Tue Sep 26 201705:48LHP Clayton Kershaw pitched eight sharp innings for 18th win of ...
LHP Clayton Kershaw pitched eight sharp innings for his 18th win of the season Sunday, and it may be his last regular season appearance. He would be scheduled to start Friday if the Dodgers stuck to their usual rotation, but manager Dave Roberts said no decision has been made on Kershaw, Yu Darvish and Alex Wood starting any games in the Rockies series.
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