Los Angeles Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Established in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, the team moved to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. They played for four seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before moving to their current home of Dodger Stadium in 1962.
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    2018 Dodgers Review: Andrew Toles

    It was an up-and-down season for Andrew Toles. A two-month stint on the DL and trips between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles limited him to a total of only 88 games. What went right Toles got off to a hot start in triple-A. Through his first six games, he had 12 hits, seven runs driven in, and had an amazing slash line of .462/.500/.731. A two-month hamstring injury sidelined him, but he came back and was still arguably the best hitter in the OKC lineup. He had six hits in his first five games back, pushing his hitting-streak to 11 games. During the month of June, he had nine multi-hit games. During a stretch from June 27 through July 1, Toles went 14-for-24 at the plate, drove in seven runs, and

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    Dodgers Dugout: Catching up on a busy offseason so far

    This seems like a fair deal to me. As much as everyone discussed how his skills have diminished, the fact is that of all NL pitchers with at least 160 innings pitched, he was fourth in ERA, fifth in FIP and fourth in WHIP. The troubling signs were another injury that sidelined him for part of the season, and that he isn't fooling as many batters as he used to. Most scouts seem to agree that he needs to work on an off-speed pitch because his fastball and slider both move at the same speed now.

  • Dodgers Notes: More losses for coaching staff and front office
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    Dodgers Notes: More losses for coaching staff and front office

    The Rangers announced the majority of their coaching staff Wednesday that will serve under former Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward. The group included another coach leaving the Dodger organzation, with Luis Ortiz taking the role of hitting coach for Texas. Ortiz served as one of the assistant hitting coaches — Brant Brown being the other — to Turner Ward in 2018 and was the organizational hitting coordinator for Los Angeles. The 48-year-old is returning to the Rangers where he held various hitting instructor roles in the Texas system from 2008-12. The loss is just another on a long list that continues to grow for the Dodgers this offseason. Woodward and Ortiz to Texas, Ward left for the

  • Houston Astros Hire Former Dodgers Research And Development Department Senior Analyst Ehsan Bokhari
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    Houston Astros Hire Former Dodgers Research And Development Department Senior Analyst Ehsan Bokhari

    On the heels of losing heralded analysts Sig Mejdal and Mike Fast, the Houston Astros announced new additions and and several promotions within their Research & Development department, plucking a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers front office in the process. Ehsan Bokhari was one of two new hires, joining the Astros as director of Research and Development. He spent the past four seasons with the Dodgers as an analyst in that same field. Bokhari was one of the Dodgers' initial hires for their R&D staff. Prior to that, he was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois. Bokhari earned his undergraduate degrees in psychology and mathematics at the

  • Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3; Kenta Maeda returns to former park and pitches two scoreless innings
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    Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3; Kenta Maeda returns to former park and pitches two scoreless innings

    Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt as Japan rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 and take a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series on Tuesday.

  • Pilots Of Surprise Playoff Teams Win Managers Of The Year
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    Pilots Of Surprise Playoff Teams Win Managers Of The Year

    While more and more teams are hiring young, inexperienced managers they think can relate better to their players, Brian Snitker proved it ain't necessarily so. Snitker, who turned 63 last month, was named National League Manager of the Year Tuesday, taking 17 of 30 first-place votes to outdistance Milwaukee Brewers pilot Craig Counsell, who finished first on 11 ballots, and Bud Black of the Colorado Rockies. An Illinois native who never played in the majors, Snitker has spent a lifetime with the Atlanta Braves, mostly coaching and managing in the minor leagues. But he was in the majors long enough to pick up valuable pointers from Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox, whose Braves won a record 14 straight

  • Los Angeles Times

    Dodgers Dugout: Catching up on a busy offseason so far

    This seems like a fair deal to me. As much as everyone discussed how his skills have diminished, the fact is that of all NL pitchers with at least 160 innings pitched, he was fourth in ERA, fifth in FIP and fourth in WHIP. The troubling signs were another injury that sidelined him for part of the season, and that he isn't fooling as many batters as he used to. Most scouts seem to agree that he needs to work on an off-speed pitch because his fastball and slider both move at the same speed now.

  • Active Duty Service Members, Veterans Step Into Dodgers Star Justin Turner's Shoes By Taking Batting Practice At Dodger Stadium At Special Event
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    Active Duty Service Members, Veterans Step Into Dodgers Star Justin Turner's Shoes By Taking Batting Practice At Dodger Stadium At Special Event

    Many people have been to a Los Angeles Dodgers game at Dodger Stadium or watched one on television, few have stepped into the batter's box and gotten the chance to see how big the field actually is when you're on it. That changed for 400 pre-selected active duty service members and veterans from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard and their families, when they were hosted by Justin Turner and the Dodgers for batting practice and activities for a special event to celebrate Veteran's Day. Helping out and working with veterans has become a passion of Turner's over the years. He partnered with the Dream Center through the Justin Turner Foundation to open up a Veterans Home

  • Dodgers News: Julio Urias Expected To Reprise Role As Starting Pitcher In 2019
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    Dodgers News: Julio Urias Expected To Reprise Role As Starting Pitcher In 2019

    While the Los Angeles Dodgers again fell short of ending their three-decade long World Series drought, one bright spot of the 2018 postseason was the reemergence of former top pitching prospect Julio Urias. The 20-year-old logged all of four innings pitched during the regular season but still earned roster spots for both the National League Championship Series and Fall Classic. He didn't disappoint, yielding only two runs over seven combined appearances. Urias thrived out of the bullpen, recording key outs in situational matchups. Despite his success, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts foresees him returning to the starting rotation next season. “I don't see him in this role for 2019,” Roberts said.

  • Dodgers News: Walker Buehler Believes Rookie Season Was Valuable Learning Experience
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    Dodgers News: Walker Buehler Believes Rookie Season Was Valuable Learning Experience

    After making his MLB debut as a September callup during the 2017 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers expected Walker Buehler to fill a larger role for the club this year. However, being that it was his first full season in the Majors, an innings limit was in place. Buehler started the first game of the year for Triple-A Oklahoma City, then was called up for a spot start just over three weeks later. While there were paper moves that saw Buehler optioned to the Minors, he essentially remained a mainstay in the Dodgers rotation. Buehler was putting together an impressive rookie campaign before it was interrupted by a microfracture suffered in his right ribs. The injury sidelined Buehler for multiple

  • 2018 Dodgers Review: Kenley Jansen
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    2018 Dodgers Review: Kenley Jansen

    Kenley Jansen finished second in the National League with 38 saves, but a two-week stint on the DL put his season, and potentially career, in jeopardy. What went right Through the first four-and-a-half months, Jansen was yet again one of the best closers in all of baseball. He had an ERA of 2.15 and had the most saves in the National League. The big man had 61 strikeouts in 54 1⁄3 innings, and opponents were hitting just .174. After giving up three homers in his first seven appearances, Jansen was practically unhittable over the next few months, giving up just one in his next 35 games. He had a 17-game stretch where he allowed only one run, struck out 21, and only allowed seven hits. Jansen's

  • MLB notebook: Ohtani, Acuna named ROY winners
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    MLB notebook: Ohtani, Acuna named ROY winners

    Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani and Atlanta Braves phenom outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. were named the runaway winners of the Rookie of the Year in the American and National League, respectively, on Monday. Ohtani received 25 of 30 first-place votes in besting Miguel Andujar (five first-place votes) and Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees for the AL honor. Acuna received 27 first-place votes in beating out the Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (two) and Los Angeles Dodgers' Walker Buehler (one).

  • Ryu, de Dodgers, único pelotero que acepta oferta calificada
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    Ryu, de Dodgers, único pelotero que acepta oferta calificada

    NUEVA YORK (AP) — El lanzador de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles, Hyun-Jin Ryu, fue el único pelotero que aceptó entre los siete que recibieron ofertas calificadas de 17,9 millones de dólares por parte de sus últimos equipos el 2 de noviembre. Ryu aceptó la oferta antes de la fecha límite del lunes y es considerado un jugador con contrato. Es apenas el sexto lanzador que acepta entre 80 que han recibido ofertas calificadas desde que comenzó el proceso en 2012. El zurdo de 31 años tuvo marca de 7-3 con efectividad de 1,97 en 15 aperturas, aunque estuvo fuera del 2 de mayo al 15 de agosto por una lesión en la ingle. Entre los que no aceptaron la oferta calificada estuvieron el jardinero Bryce Harper

  • MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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    MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    HIROSHIMA, Japan -- Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday. Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombings in 1945. The MLB All-Stars are in Japan for a six-game exhibition series against Japan's national team. Game 4 will be on Tuesday in Hiroshima, marking the first time MLB has played in the city. "Personally, it's humbling to stand in front of the memorial and also an honor to be here as part of MLB to represent our game and bring our two countries and two leagues