Dodgers Lineups: Kiké Hernández Making Case as Primary Second Baseman

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While it’s certainly nice to have a bench player who can cover any spot on the field, it’s tough to keep said player on the pine when he’s performing better than many of the starters.

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A Quick Look at How the Dodgers Stack Up in Vegas

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Taking a page from our buddy Scoop’s baseball handbook, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at how the Dodgers are projected to fare in Las Vegas, now that a few of the big names are off the free agent board.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Gavin Lux Continues to Adjust

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Even though he has recently climbed into the Dodgers’ Top 5 prospect rankings, there’s still plenty of improvement needed for 21-year-old Gavin Lux to succeed—on both sides of the ball.

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Dodgers Spring Training News: Kershaw, Hill, Urias & More

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Things seem to moving in the right direction, as far as the Dodgers‘ pitching staff is concerned. On Sunday, Dennis highlighted how Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler are progressing towards Opening Day. On Monday, Kershaw threw an official bullpen for the first time since he was sidelined with a shoulder issue.

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Kershaw, Buehler Expected to Be Ready for Opening Day

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According to multiple reports coming from spring camp on Sunday afternoon, the Dodgers expect two of their most valuable pitchers—Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler—to be ready for the beginning of the season.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Joe Kelly Joins List of Minor Casualties

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The injury list of the Dodgers continues to grow longer.

Although not overly serious, reliever Joe Kelly is among the recent injury casualties. J.P. Hoornstra of the OC Register reported on Friday evening that the righty is experiencing back stiffness after standing too long during a cookout that he hosted for his teammates at his Scottsdale home earlier in the week.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: 2019 Could Be the Year for Jordan Sheffield

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Even though many of fans in attendance at Camelback Ranch often flock to the main fields to catch the Dodgers‘ primary action, there’s plenty to see on the back fields, including the big leaguers who are moving a bit slowly, as well as the prospects who did not garner invites to the major league side of camp.

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Dodgers Rotation: Who Will Be Named New Opening Day Starter?

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Even though it hasn’t been officially announced, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Clayton Kershaw will not be the Opening Day starter for the Dodgers for his ninth year in a row.

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Dodgers 40-Man Roster: Exploring the Organization’s Bullpen Depth

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We’ve been talking about the prospective Opening Day roster for quite some time now, and there’s no doubt the bullpen is an area of the team which may not be solidified until the final days of camp.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Kershaw, Seager, Martin & More

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As it stands now, injuries aren’t an overwhelming concern for the Dodgers as Opening Day approaches; however, there are three big players who could be at risk at missing the beginning of the season should they fail to make progress.

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