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Dodgers fall to Indians 8-7 in spring game

CLEVELAND 8, DODGERS 7 AT THE PLATE: Catcher Keibert Ruiz, ranked as the Dodgers’ No. 3 prospect and the sport’s No. 40 prospect by Baseball America, singled in all three of his at-bats. … Infielder Jake Peter hit a three-run home run. Peter, 24, has never reached the majors but played second base,...

Kenley Jansen on how he rid himself of the bug plaguing the Dodgers: 'Sweat it out'

Kenley Jansen could barely sleep Wednesday night. He was another victim of the illness that has infected the Dodgers clubhouse. His body ached. His head ached. He had chills. “Changed clothes like four times last night,” he said Thursday. The Dodgers’ All-Star closer felt well enough to report...

A fallen prospect gets a spot start for Dodgers

The wave of sickness sweeping the Dodgers clubhouse toppled Ross Stripling on Thursday. The team scratched Stripling from his scheduled start, told him to leave the spring training complex and rest, and inserted Manny Banuelos as their starting pitcher against the Cleveland Indians. Banuelos once...

Andrew Toles goes deep but Dodgers fall to San Diego Padres 10-5

AT THE PLATE: Andrew Toles drove in three runs in his first two at-bats. He launched a two-run home run against Dinelson Lamet in the first inning. He hit a sacrifice fly in the third. Toles sat out the majority of 2017 after tearing a knee ligament. He indicated he can still feel the aftereffects...

L.A. Times Sports earns grand slam in national awards

The Los Angeles Times’ sports section has earned its first “grand slam” in contest judging by Associated Press Sports Editors, earning top-10 recognition for its digital website, Sunday section, daily sections and special section. The Times and the Boston Globe were the only media outlets in the...

Dodgers deal with an outbreak of flulike illness: 'I haven't seen anything like this'

An outbreak of illness in a major-league clubhouse looks something like this: Dodgers pitcher Brock Stewart wore a surgical mask as he walked to his locker at Camelback Ranch. A quartet of air filtration devices designed to prevent the spread of germs lined the room. Strength and conditioning coach...

Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda relieved to be a starter again

The memories of October have not faded for Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda. He wore the same jersey and he wielded the same arsenal during his month-long stint in the bullpen, but he could not deny his transformation as a reliever. “He was pretty good,” Maeda said about that version of himself after...

Stephen Strasburg started this spring much the way he ended last fall

... and how Bryce Harper surprised Dave Martinez in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Astros.

Dodgers and Texas Rangers settle for a 4-4 tie

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers tied the score in the bottom of the ninth inning when outfielder Henry Ramos scored on a wild pitch. It was an exciting way to end an afternoon of quiet bats from the regulars. Corey Seager doubled, Justin Turner had a hit and a walk, but few prominent Dodgers did much...

Kevin Long is the Nats' hitting coach. Son Jaron is a pitcher. They're rooming with Mom.

“It brought tears to my eyes thinking about it,” Marcey Long said of her husband and son ending up at the same spring training.

In a shocker, Nats' Max Scherzer gets the best of Mets' Tim Tebow. Again.

The Nationals' ace strikes out five in three innings, and now has three career spring training strikeouts of the Mets' Heisman Trophy winner — on 10 pitches.

Dodgers kept tabs on Tim Lincecum, but he ends up with Rangers

The Dodgers attended the recent showcase of former two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum and engaged in dialogue with the four-time San Francisco All-Star before he reportedly agreed to terms with the Texas Rangers. A report by FanRag Sports listed the Dodgers, Rangers and “a few others”...

Are the Nationals waiting for Jake Arrieta's contract demands to fall before making a move?

The 2015 Cy Young Award winner and former Chicago Cub remains on the market, and his asking price may have scared the Nationals away in the offseason. But now?

Jake Arrieta is still out there, but Nationals are rolling with A.J. Cole at least for now

In searching for a fifth starter, the Nationals have looked at Arrieta. But they still have a motivated Cole.

Suspended for PEDs last season, prospect Jefry Rodriguez enjoys first Nationals camp

“I thought everything was over,” Rodriguez said of his 80-game suspension. But he returned strong in August and made Washington's 40-man roster in November.

The traditional White House visit began with the 1924 Washington Senators

President Coolidge invited the Nats to the White House before they won the 1924 World Series and again in September 1925.

Adam Eaton's return is 'coming along.' But the Nationals aren't rushing it.

Eaton, who tore his ACL last April, has done nearly everything but play in a game this spring.

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