Bill Plunkett, The Press-Enterprise

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Recent articles by Bill:

Dodgers still seeking a championship; Would the sprint title be legitimate?

Dodgers are a contender in a season they know is like no other, there are going to be questions, but Kershaw says a title shouldn’t come with an asterisk → Read More

Dodgers’ Mookie Betts cherished family time, stayed in shape during quarantine – Daily News

New Dodgers outfielder wasn’t impressed with MLB response to protests for racial justice → Read More

Dodgers have decision to make on ‘next man up’ to replace David Price – Orange County Register

Ross Stripling is the leading candidate to fill Price’s spot in the starting rotation. But young right-handers Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin are also possibilities. → Read More

Dodgers’ David Price opts out of playing in 2020 – Press Enterprise

Acquired from the Boston Red Sox in February, Price said he made the decision based on what’s best for his health and his family. → Read More

Dodgers open Summer Camp with precautions and protocols

For Kershaw — father of three including an infant son born in January — the decision came down to trust → Read More

MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game; Dodgers will host in 2022

MLB’s re-worked and abbreviated schedule for the 2020 season will not include an All-Star Game. Instead, the Dodgers are now scheduled to host the event in 2022. → Read More

Dodgers add former All-Star closer A.J. Ramos on minor-league deal

Ramos had 99 saves for the Marlins and Mets in a three-season stretch, even making the All-Star team in 2016. But he has not pitched in the majors since 2018 due to shoulder surgery. → Read More

5 questions as the Dodgers begin Summer Camp

The Dodgers have three weeks, starting with their first workout Friday, to prepare for a 60-game regular season. Here’s what the team will need to answer. → Read More

Dodgers announce first 51 in player pool for preseason restart

A number of young prospects are included in the player pool as a means to continue their development with no minor-league season expected. → Read More

Former Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles arrested in Florida

Toles has had a troubled history and had not played since the 2018 season. He was jailed this week after being found apparently living on the streets in Key West. → Read More

Andrew Friedman acknowledges Dodgers have had positive coronavirus tests

Dodgers president of baseball operations would not specify whether the positive tests involved players or staffers. The Dodgers are scheduled to start their training camp for an abbreviated 2020 se… → Read More

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts ‘excited’ but cautious about chance to play 2020 season

Dave Roberts is eager to get back to work after three months away. Getting off to a good start in an abbreviated 60-game schedule will be “important.” → Read More

MLB players reject latest proposal from ownership

The expectation now is that Manfred will exercise his right in the March agreement to mandate a season plan. → Read More

Union responds to MLB: ‘Players want to play’ – Press Telegram

The players’ union flatly rejected MLB’s proposal for a 72-game season and offered no counterproposal. The acrimonious exchange seems likely to result in an even shorter regular season … → Read More

Scathing letter accompanies MLB counterproposal as impasse with players continues

Negotiations between MLB and the players’ union to start the 2020 season have heated up — but not in a good way. Along with their counterproposal sent to the union Friday, MLB’s d… → Read More

Dodgers keep adding pitching on second day of draft

After taking Louisville right-hander Bobby Miller in the first round Wednesday, the Dodgers started the second day of the draft by taking two more pitchers — right-handers Landon Knack from E… → Read More

Dodgers take hard-throwing Louisville right-hander with 1st-round pick

Six-foot-five right-hander Bobby Miller has been known to touch 100 mph with his fastball and approaches 90 mph with a hard slider. → Read More

White Sox special assistant blames players union for MLB impasse

Dennis Gilbert says March deal required negotiations in good faith if fans weren’t allowed back → Read More

Dodgers prepare for unique challenge of this year’s shortened draft – San Bernardino Sun

The Dodgers have three picks in the first 66 of the draft starting Wednesday. But MLB has opted to cut the draft from the usual 40 rounds to just five this year. → Read More

Dodgers Foundation finalist for ESPN humanitarian award

The team’s official charity is a finalist for ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year for the second consecutive year. The winner will be announced on the ESPYs show next month. → Read More