3:06 AM EDT, Mon March 30, 2015

Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia making his case for a roster spot

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- So far, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen -- the team's biggest trouble spot for much of 2014 -- has been a generally depressing story line in spring training. Closer Kenley Jansen will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list and it looks like Brandon League will join him there. J.P. Howell, perhaps the only bankable pitcher healthy, has a 7.94 ERA. Sergio Santos and Dustin McGowan, two of the new guys, didn't look particularly sharp Wednesday.
Orange County Register Mar 14, 2015
Dodgers' Howell haunted by his 'mental vacation' at end of last season

Dodgers' Howell haunted by his 'mental vacation' at end of last season

GLENDALE, Ariz. – All offseason long, J.P. Howell found himself revisiting the end of his 2014 season. He was doing so well for so long, sporting a 1.17 ERA into mid-September. But a nine-day break before a meaningless appearance in an 11-run game...

J.P. Howell has rough opening to his Dodgers' closing bid

The bullpen was the Dodgers’ most challenging -- see, I can be polite -- area last season, and now with closer Kenley Jansen out perhaps the first six weeks of the season, it might be even more so in 2015.

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