Chad Gaudin “tweaks” biceps as pitching ailments pile up in Dodgers camp.

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Dodgers pitcher Chad Gaudin, third from left, speaks with head athletic trainer Stan Conte about a “tweak” sensation in his right biceps area. (Associated Press photo)


When Hyun-Jin Ryu’s first start of the season for the Dodgers was jeopardized by shoulder inflammation, veterans Erik Bedard and Chad Gaudin figured to be among the top candidates to make a spot start if needed.

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Dodgers spring training 2015: Contracts signed, and identifying The Story of camp.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Someone asked me today what (or who) is the “story of camp.” There might be a few contenders, and I’ll get to those in a minute.

Something every club is trying to square away this time of year is its contracts with players who have 0 to 3 years’ service time. I’m told the Dodgers have finalized those, though I’m not sure when the ink dried on the last of them.

Seventeen players on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster fall into this group:

Yasmani Grandal, Paco Rodriguez, Scott Van Slyke, Chris Hatcher, Chris Withrow, Pedro Baez, Austin Barnes, Mike Bolsinger, Daniel Coulombe, Carlos Frias, Yimi Garcia, Kike Hernandez, Zach Lee, Adam Liberatore, Joc Pederson, Chris Reed and Scott Schebler.

They’re all under contract now. This isn’t the story of camp, but it’s something we get to report this time every year.

So what is the story of camp? Here are the early contenders:
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Morning notes: Dodgers rotation aligned for next week (and season-opening series).

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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly spelled out his rotation for the next week to reporters gathered at Camelback Ranch this morning. Here’s what it looks like:

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