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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Scott Van Slyke

Coming into the 2014 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers' were once again blessed, or saddled, by a crowded outfield. While the depth at times proved beneficial due to the abundance of injuries, the outfielders often found themselves battling for playing time on a consistent basis. Largely left out of the conversation to start everyday, Scott Van Slyke still managed to carve out a role with the team. Van Slyke ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Drew Butera

After being traded for on July 31 in 2013, catcher Drew Butera was expected to be nothing more than depth at a tough position. In 2014, Butera filled the role of backup catcher and started a large amount of games for the Los Angeles Dodgers because of injuries to A.J. Ellis. Heading into the spring, the backup role was a battle between Butera and Tim Federowicz. Ultimately, the 31-year-old Butera won the jo ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Scott Elbert

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Scott Elbert in the first round of the 2004 draft, but it hasn't quite panned out as Elbert's had injuries derail his development and production. Dating back to September 2012, Elbert has had three surgeries on his throwing elbow, including Tommy John last June. During the few times he's managed to remain healthy, Elbert was used as a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen ...

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Dodgers Nation Wishes Daniel Coulombe A Happy Birthday

Selected in the 25th round of the 2012 draft, Daniel Coulombe spent his first three seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization making his way up the Minor League ranks. In 2014, Coulombe spent time with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga before surprisingly making his MLB debut in September. Coulombe was not among the players calledup when rosters expanded Sept. 1, instead joining the tea ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Pedro Baez

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a closer that was once a catcher in their farm system and in 2014 they added another arm to their bullpen that was once a position player. Pedro Baez was converted from third base to pitcher and quickly made his way through the ranks. He pitched in 48 games in the minors in 2013 and was touted as an arm to watch before 2014. Baez began the year in Double-A before his promotion t ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Miguel Rojas

Miguel Rojas joined the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization last season and appeared in 130 games with Double-A Chattanooga. He posted mediocre numbers but began 2014 with Triple-A Albuquerque. Rojas played in 51 games with the Isotopes and saw time at second base, shortstop and third. Although he wasn't the first player promoted from the Minors when Juan Uribe suffered a hamstring injury, Rojas' opportunity ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Paco Rodriguez

Drafted in the second round in 2012, Paco Rodriguez was the first member of his draft class to reach the Major Leagues. The former Florida Gator made just 21 appearances in the Minors before debuting with the Los Angeles Dodgers in September of 2012. Rodriguez ended up pitching 6.2 innings and allowed just one run while striking out six. The following year, he made the team out of Spring Training and ended ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Alex Guerrero

Quickly after the Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated in the 2013 postseason, they signed a middle infielder from Cuba that was expected to be their everyday second baseman in 2014. Things never quite materialized for Guerrero as he had trouble with injuries in Winter League and issues with his visa that caused him to come to the United States later than expected. He spent the spring with the Dodgers, worki ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Erisbel Arruebarrena

Just before the Los Angeles Dodgers opened up Spring Training, another Cuban joined the roster as Erisbel Arruebarrena signed a five-year, $25 million contract. With Arruebarrena on board the Dodgers added depth to their middle infield. Arruebarrena came being highly regarded for his defensive talent, but needed to work on his batting ability. As a natural shortstop, the Dodgers didn’t need him at the major ...

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Dodgers 2014 Player Reviews: Carlos Frias

Frias was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2007. After posting a 1.81 ERA in 13 games with the Dominican Summer League Dodgers, he moved to the states at 18 and pitched for the organization’s Gulf Coast League affiliate in 2008. He spent the next few years in rookie ball before making 12 relief appearances for Rancho Cucamonga in 2011, when he put up an ERA of 6.19. Frias began to turn things around ...

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