Major League Baseball made game-calling more difficult for catchers this winter when it changed the rules governing mound visits. For backstops with the Tampa Bay Rays, things got even trickier when the club announced plans for a four-man rotation to...
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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, who suffered a non-displaced fracture on his left wrist when he was hit by a pitch, won't need surgery, according to manager Dave Roberts.
Starting the season without its star third baseman might not cost L.A. the division, but the injury could determine home-field advantage in the NL.
Before going rapid-fire with Stephen Strasburg (34:20), Buster and Jerry Crasnick discuss Justin Turner's injury, red tape around Ronald Acuna and more (7:10). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (38:33).
ESPN researcher Sarah Langs talks to Buster Olney about the three most intriguing numbers of the day Justin Turner's injury, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Altuve's new contract.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
I'm going with the guesstimate of Justin Turner being sidelined until mid-May, so he drops from 3B7 to 3B15 in my rankings. Despite the position's depth, it's a huge hit, considering Turner, pre-injury, was much more an early- than mid-round third baseman.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner suffered a broken left wrist after he was hit by a pitch in a spring training game on Monday night. There is no timetable yet for Turner's return.
Dodger Stadium is adding a "Kirk Gibson seat," which will be painted blue and will feature the former slugger's signature, in the spot where his game-winning homer landed during Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
Buster and Karl Ravech discuss the narratives of early 2018 including a refocused Cubs squad, a surprise MVP candidate in the AL and more (6:26). Plus, Jessica Mendoza's camp observations (28:04) and Ryan Divish with some "Inside Heat" on the Mariners (40:14).
Before a chat with Cardinals OF Tommy Pham (37:18), Buster and Dave Schoenfield discuss Zack Greinke's injury, Aaron Judge's comments on Manny Machado, pace of play initiatives in the minor leagues and more (7:46). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (31:30).
As another bracket-busting Big Dance begins on the hardwood, we count down the all-time biggest surprises on the diamond.
The Dodgers have renewed the contracts of 2017 NL Rookie of the Year Cody Bellinger for $585,000 and of 2016 NL Rookie of the Year Corey Seager for $605,000.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager played in the ‘B' game today at Camelback Ranch, his first action in the field of the spring. He had two chances during the outing, both times making smooth throws to first. Afterward, he said his elbow is fine and is hopeful that will be the case for the long haul. Dave Roberts talked this morning about resting Seager from time to time during the season, a plan the young star said he's not on board with, as you'd expect. Seager also reminded us why we pay such close attention: He went deep in his first plate appearance.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
Kenley Jansen threw a clean inning in a ‘B' game for the Dodgers this morning. Jansen reported no problems with the sore hamstring that's had him sidelined lately. Jansen used the outing to work on his slider, throwing nine of them during the brief stint. He's slated to pitch again on Thursday.
Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen was scratched from what was supposed to be his first big spring game with an injured hamstring. Jansen battled flu-like symptoms earlier in spring training.
Three weeks from Opening Day, a trio of impact starters remain available. We go rotation by rotation to see which staffs could most use a boost.
Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss Aaron Judge's HR Derby decision, Ronald Acuna's promise, the Dodgers' Ohtani grudge and more (7:19). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:34) and Jesse Rogers on his new book profiling Joe Maddon (34:04).
Clayton Kershaw said after striking out Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani in a spring training game, "Good luck to him."
Mike Trout has been the single most valuable player through 2017, but looking ahead all the way to 2022, there's a crowded field of rivals to claim his crown.
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The Dodgers are "aggressively working" to bring the MLB All-Star Game back to L.A. in 2020.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Chicago White Sox lineup against the Dodgers, with Clayton Kershaw starting today.
From the Cubs' ace not enough people notice to the AL's answer to Nolan Arenado, these under-the-radar guys help teams win.
From L.A.'s outfield crowd to a slimmed-down Kyle Schwarber, managers and executives from the 15 teams training in Arizona share what has caught their attention early this spring.
The Dodgers-Mariners spring game saw classic Clayton Kershaw, who retired three hitters on 11 pitches, and brothers Corey and Kyle Seager face each other for the first time.