Lisa Blumenfeld

2014 Dodgers profiles

A preseason look at the 2014 Dodgers players, with information about performance, contract, statistics, projections and trivia.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Javy Guerra

Javy Guerra faces an uphill battle in his campaign to win a roster spot with the Dodgers this season, but he is focused on his goal.

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Dodgers 2014 Profile: Dee Gordon

Since the end of 2013 season, Gordon has been preparing for a new job, that of a utility player.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Hanley Ramirez

After his shortened masterpiece season in 2013, what will Ramirez do for an encore in 2014?

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Chone Figgins

Chone Figgins needs to show he can recover from a disastrous stint in Seattle and a year away from baseball in order to win a utility man job with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Justin Turner

A look at one of two 29-year-old ex-Mets trying to make the Dodgers opening day roster.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Zach Lee

Lee is in his first big league camp after being named the Dodgers minor league pitcher of the year in 2013.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Nick Buss

Buss had 57 extra-base hits in 131 games in his All-Star season at Triple-A in 2013, and it earned him his first big league promotion.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Matt Magill

The right-hander hopes to make a bigger impression on the Dodgers in his second big league season.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Joc Pederson

After three good years in the minors, Joc Pederson will find himself subject to trade rumors this year as he plays somewhere in the minors while the Dodgers hope to juggle their four outfielders for three spots

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Chris Reed, finding the slider

The 2011 first-round pick has pitched in Double-A Chattanooga since June 2012.

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Mike Baxter, outfield insurance

The left-handed batter might be sixth or so on the Dodgers outfield depth chart, but could still see time in the majors this season.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Yimi Garcia

The right-hander was added to the 40-man roster in November.

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Jamey Wright found a home in the bullpen

Wright has been pitching the best ball of his career in his late 30s, finding a niche in the bullpen after years as a starter. He comes into camp with his first major league deal since 2005.

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2014 Dodger profile: Alex Guerrero

There is no bigger question for the Dodgers this spring than can Alex Guerrero play second base for them. If he does become a regular this season, Guerrero will be doing something not done before by any Los Angeles Dodger position player in their history.

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Paco Rodriguez looking for better finish to 2014

After fading down the stretch and in the playoffs in 2013, the southpaw looks to rebound in 2014.

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2014 Dodgers profile: Matt Kemp

After five disabled list trips in two seasons, the Dodgers center fielder just wants to be healthy upon his return in 2014.

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Chris Perez, new team, new role

Chris Perez has 123 saves since 2010, sixth most in that time span, knows that he will have a different role with the Dodgers

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Miguel Olivo, seeking a role back in majors

10 year veteran signed a minor league deal with an invite to Camelback, looks to continue career

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Seth Rosin faces many hurdles to make team

Acquired via a trade with the Mets in December, Rosin will face long odds in sticking on the 25-man roster

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J.P. Howell, taking on all batters

Howell showed he was fully recovered from his 2010 shoulder surgery as he had a very successful NL debut season. Howell signed a two-year contract after the season.

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Carl Crawford, up to speed?

A look at the Dodgers' likely number two hitter to open the season.

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Dodgers 2014 profile: Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke enters Spring Training in a bit of a different position than last year, and could be the primary power bat on the bench for the Dodgers in 2014.

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Josh Beckett player profile, comeback from surgery

Josh Beckett looks to rebound from a somewhat unusual surgery and provide uncommon depth as the fifth starter.

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2014 profile: Scott Elbert

Even before the first 2014 spring workout, Scott Elbert was placed on the 60-day disabled list as he is recovering from his June 2013 Tommy John surgery.

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Jose Dominguez packs a lot of heat

Dominguez made his debut on June 30, 2013 and broke the 100 MPH mark twice against the Phillies but then a quad injury in July put him off the field for the rest of the season.

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2014 profile: Drew Butera

Drew Butera looks to cement his place in history with the Dodgers.

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Kenley Jansen, one of a kind

Jansen had 18 walks in his first 31 major league innings in 2010-2011. In 2013, he walked 18 batters all season in 76⅔ innings, to go with 111 strikeouts.

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Hyun-jin Ryu, ready for an encore

Ryu went straight from FanFest on Saturday to Arizona, a week before Dodgers pitchers and catchers are required to report to Camelback Ranch.

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2014 profile: Yasiel Puig

Puig took the National League by storm in 2013. What does he have in store for his first full big league season?

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2014 profile: Zack Greinke

In his final 19 starts of 2013, including the playoffs, Greinke put up a 1.74 ERA with a 4.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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