Dodgers extend non-roster invitations to 16 players.

Julio Urias

Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will participate in his first major league spring training camp in February. (Associated Press photo)


Here is the preliminary list of non-roster invitees to the Dodgers’ major league spring training camp:

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Dodgers single-game spring training tickets on sale online.

Spring training report dates and game schedules were locked in today. Concurrently, the Dodgers placed single-game tickets on sale online (check here and here, or call 800-905-3315).

Single-game tickets also will be available for purchase at the Camelback Ranch-Glendale ticket office beginning 10:00 a.m. Feb. 1, the team announced. Ticket office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST from MondaySaturday. On game days, the ticket office remains open for 30 minutes following the conclusion of play.

Single-game tickets start at $9 per game; tickets sold on MondayThursday are subject to a $3 price increase per ticket on the day of the game.

Season tickets, suites, mini-plans and group seating also are available via CamelbackRanchBaseball.com or call the CR-G ticket office (623-302-5000). Note that parking is free.

The Dodgers’ complete 2016 Camelback Ranch-Glendale Cactus League schedule follows.

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Dodgers announce 2016 spring training schedule.


The Dodgers revealed their 2016 Cactus League schedule today, beginning with a March 3 game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. The full schedule is as follows:
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Why Zack Greinke isn’t worried about allowing two home runs in a Single-A game.

Zack Greinke mugGLENDALE, Ariz. — Zack Greinke had his share of ups and downs Wednesday.

That was the point, really. Greinke needed to stretch his arm up to regular-season standards and he did, throwing 85 pitches over seven innings of a Single-A intrasquad game. The right-hander allowed five hits, including two home runs, walked none and struck out nine.

The downs: The two home runs, hit by Spencer Navin and local product Ivan Vela.

The ups?

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A brief story about 19-year-old pitcher Victor Gonzalez and minor league statistics.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Here’s a very brief lesson in how statistics, especially at baseball’s lower minor-league levels, can sometimes lie.
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