Dodgers beat writer for the LA Times.

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, Hector Olivera have relied on same batting coach

latimes.com — Yasiel Puig shares more than a home country with Hector Olivera, the Cuban infielder who agreed to a $62.5-million contract with the Dodgers this week. Puig and Olivera learned how to hit from the same person. "His father was my hitting coach," Puig explained in Spanish.

Yasiel Puig's big day leads Dodgers to 9-5 spring training win

latimes.com — AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig hit a ball out of Camelback Ranch, his first-inning home run off Jason Lane hitting the Dodgers' administrative building adjacent to the spring-training stadium. The home run was the fourth of the spring for Puig, who was two for three with two runs.

Brandon League to undergo MRI exam; Hyun-Jin Ryu returns to Dodgers

latimes.com — On the day Hyun-Jin Ryu returned to the Dodgers' spring-training camp, right-hander Brandon League said he would undergo an MRI examination on his right shoulder. League is expected to start the season on the disabled list. "He hasn't pitched in a while," Manager Don Mattingly said. "You guys can do the math part."

Dodgers again tap Cuba connection, agree to sign IF Hector Olivera

chicagotribune.com — Over the last three years, the Dodgers have spent more than $160 million to sign players who have escaped from Cuba. Their latest addition from the communist island nation is their most expensive to date: former Cuban national team infielder Hector Olivera, whom they agreed to sign to a six-year contract worth $62.5 million.

Dodgers agree to $62.5-million deal with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

baltimoresun.com — The Dodgers are adding another high-priced player from Cuba, as they have agreed to a six-year, $62.5-million contract with free-agent infielder Hector Olivera. Olivera's deal includes a $28-million bonus, according to his agent, Greg Genske. A former standout on Cuba's national team, the 29-year-old Olivera was primarily a second baseman in his home country.

Dodgers again tap Cuba connection, agree to sign IF Hector Olivera

latimes.com — Over the last three years, the Dodgers have spent more than $160 million to sign players who have escaped from Cuba. Their latest addition from the communist island nation is their most expensive to date: former Cuban national team infielder Hector Olivera, whom they agreed to sign to a six-year contract worth $62.5 million.

Dodgers agree to $62.5-million deal with Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

latimes.com — The Dodgers are adding another high-priced player from Cuba, as they have agreed to a six-year, $62.5-million contract with free-agent infielder Hector Olivera. Olivera's deal includes a $28-million bonus, according to his agent, Greg Genske. A former standout on Cuba's national team, the 29-year-old Olivera was primarily a second baseman in his home country.

Dodgers offer no timetable for Hyun-Jin Ryu's return

latimes.com — A statement issued by the Dodgers on Tuesday offered no timetable for Hyun-Jin Ryu's return, as the team said the course for Ryu's recovery will be determined after another a reevaluation in two weeks. Ryu experienced discomfort in his left shoulder when playing catch Sunday, prompting him to return to Los Angeles the following day for an MRI.

Dodgers' Joe Wieland is a candidate to be fifth starter

latimes.com — The Dodgers acquired a big league catcher in Yasmani Grandal when they sent Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres over the winter. Now, it's looking as if they might have also acquired their fifth starter in the same deal.

Hit batsmen, ejections mar Dodgers' 7-4 win over Diamondbacks

latimes.com — Bad command or bad blood? Whatever the case, a series of hit batsmen resulted in four ejections Monday in the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks as the result of a series of hit batsmen. Dodgers utilityman Justin Turner was struck twice. "You don't ever want to get hit in spring training," Turner said.
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Mar 26, 2015

Another home run by Yasiel Puig. Fifth of the spring.

Mar 26, 2015

BREAKING: There appears to be a stadium-wide Cracker Jack outage at Camelback Ranch.

Mar 26, 2015

Kershaw will throw 90-95 pitches in his start today.

Mar 26, 2015

Hector Olivera's father, a former Cuban league batting champion, used to be Yasiel Puig's hitting coach: lat.ms/1xistF6

Mar 25, 2015

If you are in Phoenix and have computer problems, contact @Action_AZ_Comp. Makes house calls. Bailed me out of serious trouble last night.

Mar 25, 2015

Puig home run to left field, nearly hits the ball out of Camelback Ranch.

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