Dodgers beat writer for the LA Times.

Dodgers prospect Julio Urias impresses in live batting practice — Shortly after facing 18-year-old left-hander Julio Urias in live batting practice Sunday, Alex Guerrero returned to his locker shaking his head. "I couldn't see the ball," Guerrero said in Spanish. "When he threw a fastball, I couldn't see it. The movement was distinct. He threw me two high fastballs, but I couldn't see them.

Dodgers sign Mike Adams to minor-league contract — The Dodgers added yet another pitcher with a thick medical file, as they signed right-hander Mike Adams to a minor-league contract that included an invitation to their major league spring training camp. "We look at it as high upside," Manager Don Mattingly. Adams posted a 1.76 earned-run average for the San Diego Padres in 2010.

Oft-injured Carl Crawford wants to be Dodgers' feel-good story in 2015 — Carl Crawford is in his third spring training with the Dodgers, but he still can't stop thinking about his previous team. "I know I'm going to get defined by what happened to me in the couple of years I was in Boston," he said.

Former amateur teammates Mike Bolsinger, Clayton Kershaw are reunited — When right-hander Mike Bolsinger was in high school, he was part of a Dallas-based travel team that included Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw, a late bloomer, was the No. 3 starter. The team's two best pitchers were future major leaguers Shawn Tolleson and Jordan Walden. "I didn't pitch a lot," Bolsinger said with a laugh.

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez supports new pace-of-game rules — Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said he understands why baseball's new pace-of-game rules are necessary. "It's a TV-driven game, at least the financials of it," Gonzalez said. "TV wants the game to end in three hours. Everything that's going on with increased payrolls is because of TV.

Clayton Kershaw to start Thursday exhibition game for Dodgers — Clayton Kershaw will start on the mound Thursday in the Dodgers' second game of the exhibition season, Manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers will face the Chicago White Sox that day at Camelback Ranch. The two teams face each other Wednesday in their Cactus League openers.

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hopes conditioning will keep him in the game — In nine years as an everyday player in the major leagues, Adrian Gonzalez has never been on the disabled list. His focus during spring training is on extending that streak. The four-time All-Star first baseman figures if he does he should post numbers on offense similar to those of last year, when he led the major leagues with 116 runs batted in.

Sandy Koufax expects Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to win in postseason — In camp to observe the Dodgers' first full-squad workout on Thursday, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax said he didn't think Clayton Kershaw's disappointing performance in the playoffs detracts what he accomplished in the regular season. "I don't think so because I think he'll be in a lot more postseasons and I think it will be totally turned around," Koufax said.

Hyun-Jin Ryu remains sidelined for Dodgers' first full-squad workout — As the Dodgers walked over to the practice fields at Camelback Ranch for their first full-squad workout of the spring Thursday, Hyun-Jin Ryu remained sidelined because of stiffness in the middle of his back. Ryu underwent an MRI exam after he missed the team's workout Wednesday.

Back tightness sidelines Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu, but he's not worried — If the first days of spring training made Hyun-Jin Ryu optimistic about his chances of pitching a career-high 200 innings this season, he has now been reminded of the challenges he could face in reaching his goal. Sidelined because of tightness in the middle of his back, Ryu missed the Dodgers' workout Wednesday.
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Mar 01, 2015

Julio Urias impressive in live BP: Alex Guerrero said he couldn't pick up his high fastball.

Mar 01, 2015

Urias said he will pitch Friday in a Cactus League game.

Mar 01, 2015

Koufax part of group behind cage watching Urias.

Mar 01, 2015

#Dodgers sign Mike Adams, another pitcher with a thick medical file:

Mar 01, 2015

Another addition to #Dodgers camp: right-hander Mike Adams, who signed a minor-league deal.

Mar 01, 2015

Mike Bolsinger was on Clayton Kershaw's travel team in high school. Bolsinger: "I didn't pitch a lot."

Mar 01, 2015

Carl Crawford is in his third spring training with the #Dodgers, but he still can't stop thinking about the #RedSox:

Feb 28, 2015

Kershaw: "I’m going to have to hear about Uribe hitting a home run off me all season. I’m glad I gave him some confidence for the year."

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