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Daniel Hudson, on his third team in three months, joins Dodgers’ bullpen

LOS ANGELES — Daniel Hudson made 71 appearances out of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen last year. That wasn’t quite enough to lead the team, but it was enough to make a man feel wanted. The last couple months have been jarring. On Feb. 22, the Pirates traded Hudson to the Tampa Bay Rays as part

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Dodgers end Wilmer Font experiment, designate right-hander for assignment

LOS ANGELES — Wilmer Font’s 14 innings as a Los Angeles Dodger did not go well. In nine appearances out of the bullpen – three as a September call-up last year and six more in 2018 – Font was scored upon in all but two. Seven different men hit home runs against him. His 12.86 earned-run average was

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Blake Wood, Parker Bridwell added to list of Angels’ injured pitchers

HOUSTON — The Angels overworked bullpen finally lost someone, and another member of the starter depth chart is now out too. Blake Wood, who had pitched in 13 of the Angels’ first 21 games, was placed on the disabled list on Monday with an elbow impingement. Meanwhile, Parker Bridwell was placed on

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Heisler: Kawhi Leonard is available, just maybe not to the Lakers

It’s a sad day in San Antonio – and an exciting one for other teams, starting with the Lakers – with Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs looking like they’re past the point of no return. The Spurs trail the Warriors 3-0 in their first-round mismatch, one loss from the offseason with Kawhi nowhere in

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Shohei Ohtani moves up to sixth in the Angels’ batting order

ANAHEIM — The most famous blister in baseball could not prevent Shohei Ohtani from moving up in the Angels’ batting order Thursday. He hit sixth in the finale of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium, the highest he has batted in his brief major-league career. Ohtani lasted

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Sprint cars finally ready to go at Perris Auto Speedway

Finally, following rain and unusually cold weather that delayed the opener, sprint car racing action will return to Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night for the 23rd season. Highlighting the card will be the annual Sokola Shootout for the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars. It’s the latest start ever

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Dodgers place Rich Hill on DL with cracked nail, starting rotation in flux

SAN DIEGO — For want of a nail, the Dodgers’ starting rotation is in flux. Left-hander Rich Hill was placed on the DL on Wednesday, retroactive to his start on Saturday when the nail on the middle finger of his pitching hand cracked. Left-handed reliever Adam Liberatore was promoted from Triple-A

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Taiwanese baseball might have found its pioneer in Red Sox’s Tzu-Wei Lin

ANAHEIM — When the Boston Red Sox signed Tzu-Wei Lin, an 18-year-old infielder from Taiwan, he immediately began taking an English class and was assigned an interpreter, Mickey Jiang. A couple years ago, still in the minor leagues, Lin said Jiang offered some unusual advice: stop using me. “Don’t

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Q&A with Angels beat writer Jeff Fletcher: When should Shohei Ohtani pitch?

During the Angels’ off day Monday, we hosted a Q&A on our Facebook page. Fans were mostly satisfied with the team’s 13-3 start, but there were still plenty of issues, and some concerns about the pitching in the long term. Here are some of the questions. Q: For the most part, everything is going

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Alexander: For Dodgers, it’s not too early to rediscover discipline at plate

LOS ANGELES—For all we know, it’s a question that goes back to Abner Doubleday: When is it no longer early in a baseball season? Or, to put it another way, when is it all right — advisable, even — to panic? Talk to fans, and they’ll say right now. Talk to players, and they’ll remind you that

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Angels finally get their top nine hitters together in one lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Although the Angels had scored the most runs in the majors over their first 14 games, it wasn’t until the 15th game that they put their preferred lineup together. On Friday night, the lineup included Ian Kinsler, Zack Cozart and Shohei Ohtani, the first time those three had been

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Clippers looking to ‘reshape’ roster during offseason that promises change

PLAYA VISTA — Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations, had a flight to catch to continue scouting players for the NBA draft June 22. Doc Rivers, the Clippers’ coach, had a tee time scheduled. A few players came and went at the team’s practice facility. The finality

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Dodgers’ Yimi Garcia, Daniel Hudson leave extended spring training for Triple-A

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers right-handers Yimi Garcia and Daniel Hudson have been sent from extended spring training to join Triple-A Oklahoma City. Garcia has not pitched in a major-league game since April 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery that seaso…

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Hyun-Jin Ryu dominates A’s hitters as Dodgers take 4-0 win

LOS ANGELES — The Oakland A’s seem determined to get no-hit by somebody before they leave Southern California. Two days after Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani retired the first 19 A’s batters in order and allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings, Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu did a

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Source: Dodgers will host 2020 All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES – Forty years after the Midsummer Classic made its most recent visit to Dodger Stadium, the All-Star Game will return to Los Angeles. Major League Baseball will award the 2020 hosting duties for All-Star events to the Dodgers, according to …

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Source: Dodgers will host 2020 All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES – Forty years after the Midsummer Classic made its most recent visit to Dodger Stadium, the All-Star Game will return to Los Angeles. Major League Baseball will award the 2020 hosting duties for All-Star events to the Dodgers, according to …

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