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The Untouchables

With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline a little over a month away, this is the time of year where we begin hearing the word “untouchable.” By this, of course, we’re talking about blue chip prospects within the Dodgers minor league system that have a very real shot at making it the the major leagues […]

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Dodgers call up Chris Taylor, DFA Nick Tepesch

In a move that came as a surprise to no one, the Dodgers have called up recently acquired utility infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated one and done right-hander Nick Tepesch for assignment on Saturday afternoon. Taylor, who was acquired by the Dodgers on June 19 from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Dodgers […]

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Puig’s rehab was a lot more than just a rehab Dodgers right fielder credits Quakes coaching staff for his recent success at the plate

Being a professional baseball coach or manager is a lot like Wi-Fi – nobody notices they’re even there until something goes terribly wrong. (h/t to Orange County Register’s Bill Plunkett for that brilliant analogy). Seriously, when was the last time you heard baseball fans clamoring for a manager or coach to be fired on a winning […]

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Dodgers chasing 63-year-old franchise record

Despite Friday night’s depressing 8-6 loss to the ice cold Pittsburgh Pirates, who have lost eight of their last 10 games, the Dodgers homered in their 14th consecutive game to tie the Washington Nationals for the longest streak this season in the majors. It was a monster 439-foot solo shot by Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig in the top […]

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Justin Turner may be better than you think

When former Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta refused to re-sign first-time free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre after the 2004 season, he did so because the then 25-year-old Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native and his agent Scott Boras were looking for a high-dollar contract that would allow the 2004 NL MVP runner-up to again become a free agent […]

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Words cannot describe what happened on Wednesday night

Here’s the box score:   Here how it happened: Your browser does not support iframes. Here’s what people will remember forever: Is it time for Dodger baseball yet?  

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Dodgers acquire pitcher Layne Somsen off waivers

The Dodgers have claimed right-handed relief pitcher Layne Somsen off waivers from the New York Yankees. Somsen has been a man on the move having previously been claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds by the Yankees back on May 24. Somsen was originally selected by the Reds in the 22nd round of the 2013 First-Year […]

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Unheralded defense sets up yet another Dodgers win

For the third time in the last five days the Dodgers have used dramatic home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to turn deficits into eventual Dodgers wins. Last Friday night Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner’s eighth-inning solo shot – his second of the night – tied a game in which his exciting […]

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Arizona League Dodgers begin season on a winning note

Play in the rookie level Arizona League began on Monday, June 20th. The fourteen team league plays its 56 game schedule in and around the Phoenix area at the spring training facilities of their parent major league clubs. The The AZL Dodgers play their home games at the Camelback Ranch complex shared by the parent […]

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Monday night’s other hero

On Monday night Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won his 11th game of the season, thus tying Cubs Jake Arrieta and White Sox Chris Sale for most in the MLB. But without question the biggest accomplishment of the night – especially if you ask Kershaw – was Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen not only picking up his 20th save […]

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