Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun, Cody Bellinger steal show at Fall Stars Game.

Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun and Cody Bellinger made a splash at the Fall Stars Game, the annual All-Star contest for the Arizona Fall League, on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.

Calhoun, the starting second baseman for the West team, went 3 for 3 with a home run and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Bellinger, the West’s first baseman, hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The box score is here.

Calhoun hit 27 home runs this year for Double-A Tulsa, and Bellinger 23. Each finished the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. They’ll resume play with the AFL’s Glendale Desert Dogs on Monday.

Dodgers add four pitchers to Arizona Fall League roster.

Four pitchers from the Dodgers’ minor-league ranks — Chris Anderson, Joe Broussard, Ralston Cash and Corey Copping — were added to the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs for the upcoming Arizona Fall League season. The Desert Dogs’ roster features players from the Dodgers, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals and Astros organizations.

Anderson, 23, split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, going 4-8 with a 4.81 ERA.

Broussard, 25, spent time at Rancho, Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. He compiled a 1.80 ERA in 70 innings, all in relief, across the three levels.

Cash, 24, went 9-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 69 innings out of the bullpen at Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga.

Copping, 22, went 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 28 innings out of the bullpen at Rancho Cucamonga.

Second baseman Willie Calhoun, first baseman/right fielder Cody Bellinger, and outfielder Alex Verdugo will also compete for Glendale this fall. All three finished the season on the roster at Oklahoma City.

The AFL begins play Oct. 11 and ends Nov. 19.

Dale Thayer, Chris Anderson among the pitchers headed to Double-A Tulsa.

Former San Diego Padres pitcher Dale Thayer, whom the Dodgers recently signed to a minor league contract, will begin the season at Double-A Tulsa.

Thayer, 35, made 38 appearances for San Diego last year, posting a 4.06 earned-run average and a 4.73 WHIP. The Fountain Beach native prepped at Huntington Beach Edison and broke into the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009.

He’ll be joined in Tulsa by right-hander Chris Anderson, who will pitch out of the Drillers’ rotation after making a couple appearances out of the Dodgers’ bullpen in spring training.

Anderson, 23, was a first-round draft pick by the Dodgers in 2013. He made 23 starts for Tulsa last season, going 9-7 with a 4.05 ERA, and made three appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cody Bellinger and Alex Verdugo, both of whom saw Cactus League action with the Dodgers this spring, are expected to anchor the Double-A lineup. Barry Lewis had a nice story about them for the Tulsa World website today.

Cody Bellinger caught in latest round of Dodgers’ camp cuts.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers re-assigned four players to their minor league camp: Catcher Shawn Zarraga, first baseman Cody Bellinger, infielder Brandon Hicks and outfielder Corey Brown.

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Video: Dave Roberts on Clayton Kershaw’s five shutout innings against Rockies.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clayton Kershaw threw five scoreless innings, and a monster home run by Scott Van Slyke led the offense in an 8-4 win over the Rockies today at Salt River Fields.

First baseman Cody Bellinger increased his Cactus League average to .500 with two doubles in two at-bats for the Dodgers (8-2-2). Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore each threw a scoreless inning of relief against the Rockies (6-6).

Here’s what Dave Roberts had to say after the game:
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