Dodgers News and Notes from Early Days of Spring Training

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It’s the first full day of all position players reporting to camp at Camelback Ranch. It’s also day 12,472 of the Houston Astros cheating scandal.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: A Closer Look at Edwin Uceta

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Along with the 21-player NRI list the Dodgers released on Thursday came a lot of confusion among fans about where many of these players stand in the organization. Indeed, there were a few headliners like Josiah Gray, Jeter Downs and Jordan Sheffield, but the list contained plenty of names that some fans have never even heard mentioned in the past.

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A Few Notable Notes on Dodgers’ 2020 Spring Training NRI List

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If you happened to miss the news on Thursday afternoon, the Dodgers announced their list of 21 non-roster players who were invited to the big league side of spring training, which happened to be the exact number of NRIs the team welcomed to camp in 2019.

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Should Dodgers Be Concerned About Shoddy Bats During Cactus League Play?

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Believe it or not, the 2019 Cactus League season has come and gone for the Dodgers, signalling that Opening Day is just another step closer.

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5 Key Takeaways from Dodgers’ 2019 Spring Training

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Now that there’s only a week to go before the Dodgers open the 2019 season, some thoughts about spring training so far are in order.

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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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Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Kershaw, Bellinger Making Positive Strides

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On the heels of the second Cactus League contest against the Angels on Sunday, there was a bit of good news coming out of the Dodgers camp, most specifically the health of two key players in Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger.

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Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Seager, Bellinger, Roberts & More

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We’re three days into Dodgers‘ spring training, and it’s so good to see the Boys in Blue (literally—I can’t get enough of those blue jerseys) and to hear the thump of the ball hitting the glove once again.

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Dodgers Announce Non-Roster Invitees as Players Filter into Camelback Ranch

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It’s less than a week now before pitchers and catchers are required to report to spring training. A few players have already been seen around Camelback Ranch—Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger and Hyun-Jin Ryu were seen in the Dodgers’ Instagram stories walking by the team trucks unloading supplies for the upcoming season.

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Dodgers Spring Training: 5 Things to Watch Before 2019 Cactus League Begins

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As the spring training reporting dates for players are drawing ever so near, there haven’t been a typically high number of story lines surrounding the Dodgers, aside from a few light whispers about a long-shot trade or a free agent signing. Many people don’t expect much to happen during the time between the first squad workout and the Cactus League opener against the White Sox on February 23; however, we made a list of five things to look for during the early days of camp, which could impact the landscape of the squad come Opening Day.

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