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Dodgers reportedly sign 19-year-old Cuban outfielder Yusniel Diaz

As only they know how, the Guggenheim Baseball Management-owned Los Angeles Dodgers turned an otherwise slow news day into a blockbuster news day when MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez broke the news that the team had signed 19-year-old top Cuban outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz and 17-year-old Cuban infield prospect Omar Estevez. The deals are reported to be worth $15.5 […]

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Dodgers’ other broadcaster set to return in 2016 Former MLB manager Kevin Kennedy to return in similar role as last season

Longtime Dodgers employee and former MLB manager Kevin Kennedy will be returning to the AM 570 LA Sports radio broadcast booth on a part time basis for the 2016 season. The former Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers manager, who also managed in the Dodgers minor league system for eight seasons, said on Saturday that he will return in […]

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Poll: Do you consider Daily Fantasy Sports gambling?

On Saturday morning, Sports Illustrated writer and legal analyst Michael McCann posted an article on SI.com detailing a class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against online Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) companies DraftKing and FanDuel – along with many of their business partners including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Football League. […]

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Dodgers may already have next hitting coach in their ranks

The job of hitting coach for a major league baseball team is a rather unique one. It is a position that is often occupied by a guy who was once a successful major league hitter – usually a power hitter – in his time. There is no greater example of this than when the greatest hitter of […]

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Gee, thanks Dad Andy Van Slyke's comments against Puig, Kershaw could send his own son packing

There’s only one highest-paid player on the Dodgers and if you’re not familiar with who that is, simply go to Cot’s Baseball Contracts and voilà – there it is in black and white. That player is, of course, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw who, on January 14, 2014, signed a seven-year / $215 million contract extension with the […]

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Dodgers open arms and batting cages to military members Annual Veterans Day Batting Practice event draws 300 active and former military members and families

It’s an off-season event that may not receive all of the hype and hoopla that other special events held at Dodger Stadium, but you’ll never convince the 300 current and former military members and their families that it wasn’t a big deal, or that it wasn’t greatly appreciated. It was the Veterans Day Batting Practice event held each […]

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Beating the odds – An umpire’s near impossible road to the majors

The players take the field, the stadium sound system declares “Play Ball!” or better still, “It’s time for Dodger baseball.” The fans settle down into their chosen seats in anticipation of the game that is to unfurl. The pitcher takes his warm up pitches while they are being counted as only eight are allowed. That […]

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John Shoemaker – Proof that nice guys do finish first

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting longtime Dodgers minor league manager John Shoemaker has had the pleasure of meeting the nicest guy on the planet. As such, it should come as a surprise to no one that contrary to popular belief (and Leo Durocher), nice guys do finish first. On Tuesday afternoon it was […]

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A ‘Must See’ – Alanna Rizzo’s interview with Vin Scully

If you are among the thousands of Dodgers fans without access to SportsNet LA, you probably missed Alanna Rizzo’s outstanding two-part interview with Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. Fortunately, SportsNet LA has made this great interview available online to everyone through Time Warner Cable’s Access Sportsnet: Dodgers. Here are the direct links to both […]

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Dodgers to host Veterans Batting Practice event on November 18 300 pre-selected active and former service members invited to attend

The Dodgers will once again play host to approximately 300 pre-selected active duty service members of our nation’s Armed Forces representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard along with veterans and their families for batting practice at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, November 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in honor of […]

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