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Dodgers beat the Angels

The Dodgers beat the Angels 4-2 on Wednesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The Dodgers are 7-6 and Angels are 6-6 in Cactus League play. AT THE PLATE: Logan Forsythe had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs for the Dodgers. Forsythe is 7 for 14 with six RBIs this spring. Teammate Andrew Toles...

Yu Darvish has no problem getting through two innings against Dodgers

Yu Darvish traffics in dry humor. It was one of the qualities that endeared him to the Dodgers clubhouse upon his arrival last summer, and it is part of the reason he remains well liked after the ugliness of his final outing in Los Angeles. Darvish leaned upon his wryness Tuesday afternoon, minutes...

Nats extend play-by-play partnership with 106.7 The Fan through 2022

The station also announced that Dan Kolko will host a weekly “Nats Insider” show on Saturdays.

Orel Hershiser helped Dodgers' Turner tie the knot

Orel Hershiser was not in on the secret. His wife was hinting at something. The something involved Justin Turner. That was no surprise. Turner affectionately calls Hershiser “Dad.” Turns out Hershiser’s wife, Dana, had once gone wine tasting with Turner’s longtime girlfriend, Kourtney. The guide...

Chris Smith, now in Nats camp, climbed a long, slippery ladder before reaching major leagues

The right-handed reliever climbed a ladder of broken promises to reach the majors. He pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings Tuesday.

Dodgers expect top prospect Walker Buehler to contribute in 2018 — within limits

As Walker Buehler warmed up on Monday morning, preparing to enter the late innings of a minor-league game against the White Sox, an interested observer stood outside the bullpen. Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, crossed his arms and watched Buehler prepare to face...

Dodgers Dugout: Ranking the catchers in the NL West

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and it’s only 24 days until the season starts. NL West comparison: the catchers As I begin the fourth season of doing this newsletter, it’s time to return to an old standby: Ranking the NL West teams at each position....

If Nationals or any other team want Jake Arrieta to open the season, time is running out

As Arrieta takes another trip around the sun, it's just another day for him without an MLB home.

Kenley Jansen thinks one key part of Dodgers' spring training 'doesn't make any sense'

The Dodgers have played 11 games this spring, all in the afternoon. And what says spring training better than a day in the sun, watching a game from the outfield lawn and clutching a cold drink? The notion might be romantic to fans, but All-Star closer Kenley Jansen says he has a better idea: more...

Tanner Roark is changing his mechanics

The right-hander is trying to keep things simple after a down year in 2017.

Yasiel Puig leads Dodgers' attack in spring training win over Giants

DODGERS 9, SAN FRANCISCO 3 AT THE PLATE: Right fielder Yasiel Puig doubled, singled, and got booed intensely at the spring home of the Giants. … Logan Forsythe also had two hits. He played third base since he is Justin Turner’s primary backup, despite being the starting second baseman. … Second...

Miguel Montero could wind up as the Nationals' backup catcher

The Nationals want to manage Matt Wieters's playing time more this year. They must decide who will spell him.

Dodgers' bullpen plans might be derailed by injury

The ninth inning belongs to Kenley Jansen. And, according to the Dodgers’ plan, the eighth inning might often have belonged to Tom Koehler. That plan appears in jeopardy, as the Dodgers brace for the results of an MRI examination on Koehler’s right shoulder. “He’s a guy that we were counting on...

Letters: Solving Dodgers' TV situation is the real fantasy

Farhan Zaidi, and Dodgers fans in particular, would be better served if he applied all his analytic and data-drilling skills to illustrating to Spectrum TV that a larger viewing audience tunes into the game when it is available to everyone. Maybe he can channel what he puts into fantasy football...

Nationals prospect Juan Soto makes his Grapefruit League debut

“He’s going to be a good one,” Manager Dave Martinez said of the 19-year-old Dominican player.

Dodgers' Tom Koehler suffers possible shoulder injury

The Dodgers sent reliever Tom Koehler for an MRI examination on his right shoulder Friday. Koehler pitched to four batters Friday, retiring one. After he walked his second batter of the inning, Koehler was removed from the game, accompanied by athletic trainer Nate Lucero. Koehler, 31, was on the...

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