Dodgers beat writer for the LA Times.

Dodgers strike deals with Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, Juan Nicasio

latimes.com — The Dodgers won't have any salary arbitration hearings again this year after agreeing to one-year contracts with closer Kenley Jansen, infielder Justin Turner and right-hander Juan Nicasio. Jansen, Turner and Nicasio were the team's last three arbitration-eligible players.

Chris Heisey and the Dodgers avoid salary arbitration

latimes.com — Outfielder Chris Heisey and the Dodgers avoided salary arbitration, as the two sides agreed Thursday to a 2015 salary of $2.16 million. Heisey, 30, was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in the off-season in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill. Heisey could be the right-handed-hitting component of a center-field platoon that could also include Joc Pederson or Andre Ethier.

Don Mattingly believes Dodgers are a more cohesive team

latimes.com — Don Mattingly thinks the Dodgers can offset the departures of Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez with their improved defense, but won't say whether they are a better team now than they were last season. "We'll see," Mattingly said Wednesday The Dodgers won 94 games in 2014.

A.J. Ellis and Dodgers agree to one-year, $4.25-million deal

latimes.com — A.J. Ellis and the Dodgers avoided salary arbitration, as the catcher agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.25 million, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Ellis, 33, is expected to split time behind the plate with Yasmani Grandal, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres in a trade involving Matt Kemp.

Dodgers to have Spanish-speaking coach on every minor league team

latimes.com — The Dodgers have a Spanish speaker on the coaching staffs of each of their six minor league affiliates, which makes sense considering how many of their players are from Latin America. But what seems like a common-sense practice is, in fact, a groundbreaking measure implemented by the organization's new farm director, Gabe Kapler.

Julio Urias to participate in Dodgers prospects development program

latimes.com — Teenage left-hander Julio Urias will be one of the 27 Dodgers prospects who will participate in the club's winter development program in Los Angeles this week, the team announced. The program, which will be run by new farm director Gabe Kapler, is intended to help prepare the franchise's top prospects for life in the major leagues.

Dodgers announce minor league coaching staffs

latimes.com — All six of the Dodgers' minor league managers will return for the upcoming season, the organization announced Monday. Former major league catcher Damon Berryhill will manage the organization's triple-A affiliate, which will now be based in Oklahoma City. Last season, the Dodgers' triple-A team was in Albuquerque, N.M.

Dodgers' entire coaching staff to return

sacbee.com — Manager Don Mattingly's entire coaching staff will return for the upcoming season, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Thursday.

Dodgers' entire coaching staff to return

modbee.com — Manager Don Mattingly's entire coaching staff will return for the upcoming season, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Thursday.

Dodgers announce entire coaching staff will return

latimes.com — Manager Don Mattingly's entire coaching staff will return for the upcoming season, the Dodgers announced Thursday. The news was expected, as Andrew Friedman, the team's president of baseball operations, said in November that all of the coaches were invited back. Tim Wallach will return for his fifth season on the coaching staff, including his second as Mattingly's bench coach.
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Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 23, 2015

Reminder: Autograph session tickets for #Dodgers Jan. 31 FanFest will go on sale at 10 a.m. at dodgers.com/fanfest. $20.

Jan 23, 2015

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Jan 22, 2015

Autograph session tickets for #Dodgers Jan. 31 FanFest will go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. at dodgers.com/fanfest. $20.

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