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2dAlden Gonzalez

Seager looking to leave difficult season behind

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager said being sidelined last year while his teammates were making the World Series was difficult, but he spent the offseason undergoing an intense strength-and-agility regimen while recovering from a pair of surgeries.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Corey Seager took grounders with the rest of the infielders today, but didn't throw across the diamond. That and live BP is what's missing for him to play in games. He dropped some weight over the offseason after cutting out dairy and going through a grueling strength-and-agility program in LA. "You gotta literally rebuild your body back up," Seager said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Walker Buehler hasn't thrown a bullpen session in camp for precautionary reasons. The Dodgers will take it slow with him early, then eventually ramp him up so that he will be unrestricted during the season. "We're on the same page, and he understands that he'll still be ready for the season," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "He understands this is the best thing for him."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Urias drew a crowd that included Clayton Kershaw during his bullpen session today. He's among the group of 8 or so starters that the Dodgers plan to stretch out this spring, but it sounds like they'll take it slow with him early. He'll be on an innings limit, but Dave Roberts doesn't know the number. "We have to ramp him up," Roberts said, "but we have to make sure there's bullets left middle to the end of the season, too."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' first full-squad workout is five days away, but almost every position player is already in camp. Rich Hill, on the team's mindset coming off back-to-back World Series losses: "I think this year guys are coming in hungry and ready to start off the season on the right foot and be able to not have that so-called World Series hangover. Last year I think maybe we had a little bit of that. This year, guys are coming in and a hundred percent ready to kick off the season in the right direction and go out there and show everybody that we are the best team in baseball. It's something that you can see here in the clubhouse, guys showing up early and getting ready to work."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers plan to play Cody Bellinger every day this year, which Dave Roberts believes is "very important" for his development. "Our responsibility is to put the best players out there that are going to help us win. For him to be out there every day is a good thing for us."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Feb. 14 holiday trivia - MLB players since 1900 with last name "Valentine" (Baseball-Reference.com): Bobby (LAD/CAL/SD/NYM/SEA IF/OF 1969-79), Corky (CIN P 1954-55), Ellis (MON/NYM/CAL/TEX 1975-83 & ‘85) Fred (BAL/WAS/BAL OF 1959 & ‘63-68) & Joe (CIN P 2003-05). Ellis was the only A-S & Bobby the only Mgr.

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4dAlden Gonzalez

Friedman sees 'no weak spot' on Dodgers' roster

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has heard about the team's needs from just about everyone -- including his Starbucks barista -- but sees no holes in Los Angeles' "well-rounded roster."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Friedman sees "no weak spot" on his Dodgers roster, but said he'll remain open-minded with available players. "I feel like we have a chance to be an elite team," he said, "and I think we have a very well-rounded roster. It's also got a number of core players that have won a significant number of games together. I think oftentimes that gets overlooked."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

It seems like the only competition at Dodgers camp, outside of the usual with bullpen spots/roles, is between Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo. With AJ Pollock playing CF every day and Cody Bellinger spending most of his time in RF, Pederson and Verdugo, both LHHs, could be gunning for who gets the LF start on most nights, though the Dodgers like moving guys around. Dave Roberts said today that Kenta Maeda is "one of our five starters" at the moment, which means Ross Stripling might begin the season in relief.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Will it be weird without Yasiel Puig? "It's going to be different," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "I wouldn't say weird; it's going to be different. Yasiel did a lot for us and the community, for the organization, and a lot of it took a lot of focus off individual players because he liked that attention. That's a positive. And he could handle it. So, it's going to be different. It's going to be a quieter camp, whether that's good or bad."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen, looking slim, threw a bullpen today and had already thrown a handful before pitchers and catchers officially reported. Dodgers will be more aggressive with him this spring. Taking it easy last year was seen as a major reason he started slowly.

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Dodgers: Seager nearly 100% after surgeries

Cory Seager is running at nearly 100 percent and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts hopes his recovering shortstop can get 50 to 60 at-bats during spring training.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Lincoln's B'day trivia - according to Baseball-Reference.com - 3 MLB players had "Abraham Lincoln" as their given name: P "Sweetbread" Bailey (1919-21 Cubs/‘21 Dodgers), OF "Ham" Wade (‘07 Giants) & C/OF Abe Wolstenholme (1883 Phi.)

Passan: Harper, Machado remaining free agents 'the new normal' (1:08)
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8dKeith Law

Law's complete guide to NL West prospects

The Padres and Dodgers have bumper crops on the farm and the D-backs and Rockies have help on the way, while the Giants have their work cut out for them.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

They were baseball integration pioneers with the same last name. Frank died Thu. at 83, a week after the centennial of Jackie Robinson's birth. JR's widow, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, said in a statement: "Frank Robinson was a dear friend and realized one of Jack's great hopes, becoming baseball's first African American manager. He was remarkable and made us all feel proud for his many contributions to baseball and to society. Our hearts go out to Barbara, Nichelle and the family."

Realmuto trade doesn't take Phillies out on Harper, Machado (1:10)

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.382nd
Quality Starts952nd
WHIP1.152nd
BAA.2304th
Runs8045th
Batting Average.25014th
On Base Percentage.3335th
Slugging Percentage.4423rd