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Past articles by Bill:

Noah Syndergaard looking to Dodgers to help him restore his thunder

A former All-Star, Syndergaard is counting on the Dodgers’ pitching coaches “to get me back to not a serviceable four or five guy but another ace, like I was before surgery.” → Read More

Dodgers’ Chris Taylor’s swing still ‘out of whack’ this spring – Orange County Register

Taylor is off to a 3-for-26 start with 10 strikeouts in Cactus League play after a disappointing 2022 that included the second-highest strikeout rate (35.4%) of any MLB player with at least 400 pla… → Read More

Max Muncy, Eddys Leonard homer in Dodgers’ win over Guardians

The Dodgers hammer Cleveland, 11-3, and have scored 19 runs on 28 hits, including five home runs, in their past two Cactus League games. Michael Busch goes 3 for 3. → Read More

Trevor Bauer reportedly signs to pitch for Japanese team

Bauer was released by the Dodgers in December after an arbitrator reduced his suspension to 194 games. → Read More

James Outman’s strong spring making Dodgers’ outfield picture ‘muddy’

Outman leads the Dodgers in hits and is tied for the lead in RBI this spring and could force his way onto the season-opening roster. → Read More

Dodgers get 15 hits, Dustin May sharp in win over Reds

Michael Busch, Jonny DeLuca and Ryan Ward each hit home runs. James Outman continued his hot spring with a two-run double. → Read More

Dodgers still committed to going without a designated closer

Even after Evan Phillips’ stellar 2022 season, the Dodgers’ goal appears to be to have a strong bullpen with multiple options to finish games → Read More

Dodgers’ split squads beat Giants, lose to Cubs

In Scottsdale, the Dodgers got homers from Luke Williams, Steven Duggar, Devin Mann and Buddy Reed; at Camelback Ranch, they got just four hits versus the Cubs → Read More

Dodgers might turn to Ryan Pepiot or Michael Grove if Tony Gonsolin misses start of season

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Gonsolin’s recovery from an ankle injury suffered this week could be “a slow process,” opening a spot in the rotation temporarily. → Read More

Clayton Kershaw allows 2 HRs in spring debut but Dodgers rally to win

Kershaw gives up home runs to the Angels’ Taylor Ward and Kevin Padlo in his first Cactus League start, but the Dodgers prevail, 6-5, on a walk-off walk. → Read More

Dodgers’ Jason Heyward rekindles old friendship and old swing – Daily News

Heyward is reunited with Freddie Freeman, a friend since they were high school stars, and the outfielder’s work to revive his hitting is impressing the first baseman. → Read More

Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman homer in win over White Sox

Betts has two hits this spring, both of them home runs. Freeman has three homers and a team-leading seven RBI. → Read More

Dodgers score 4 runs in 7th inning to beat Royals

Trayce Thompson had a tie-breaking double in the seventh, and Jason Heyward and James Outman each had two-hit games including home runs in a 7-6 win. → Read More

Trayce Thompson figures in Dodgers’ plans despite unexpected reverse splits

The Dodgers acquired Thompson twice because they thought the right-handed hitter would “do damage” against left-handed pitching. That wasn’t the case last season but Thompson is i… → Read More

Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman looking for ‘impactful player’ in wake of Gavin Lux injury

Friedman says the team will look to restore some depth lost because of Lux’s season-ending knee injury, but making a trade at this time of the season is usually difficult. → Read More

Dodgers play to a tie for second consecutive game

The Dodgers are held to just three hits in the game but shut out the Angels into the ninth inning in a 2-2 tie. Tony Gonsolin goes 2⅓ innings in his spring debut. → Read More

Dodgers and Diamondbacks play to a 5-5 tie

Freddie Freeman drives in three runs with a double and a home run, but the Diamondbacks rally for four runs in the seventh inning to tie the score. → Read More

Dodgers’ Miguel Rojas to skip WBC, stay in camp

With Gavin Lux injured, Rojas prioritizes being the Dodgers’ primary shortstop over a utility role for Venezuela in the World Baseball Championship → Read More

Dodgers working through ramifications of Gavin Lux’s season-ending injury

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Chris Taylor will play some shortstop now, along with third base and left field. That could open playing time in center field for someone else. → Read More

Mookie Betts, Jason Heyward hit homers in Dodgers’ win

Betts leads off the game with his home run and Heyward also homers off former Dodger Andrew Heaney in a 4-2 win that was shortened to seven innings by rain. → Read More