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Dodgers News: Yimi Garcia Ready For Any Role Out Of Bullpen

One of the biggest surprises in the first two weeks of the Los Angeles Dodgers season has been right-hander Yimi Garcia. The reliever has allowed just one run and struck out 10 hitters in six innings of relief thus far. Garcia made the team after a spring in which he allowed just one run in over 11 innings. While some may be surprised, the reliever proved himself in limited opportunity last season. He was c ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Impressed With Reliever Yimi Garcia

There's no sugarcoating how bad the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen was in 2014. Their 3.80 ERA ranked 23rd out of 30 teams and their 206 walks was the third most in the league. One guy who could have possibly helped, but wasn't called up until September is Yimi Garcia. After being called up, Garcia threw 10 innings, giving up two runs and striking out nine while walking just one. He followed that up this year ...

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Dodgers News: Organization To Honor Jackie Robinson With Statue

On the 68th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played in his first Major League game, every single Major League Baseball player who took the field on Wednesday proudly touted the number 42 on their jerseys in honor of the always special Jackie Robinson Day. This day was especially meaningful for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, who held a pregame ceremony for their Civil Rights Game honoring their ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Praises Joc Pederson’s Defense

Before Joc Pederson even reached the Major Leagues, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called him the best center fielder in the organization. In 2014, the Dodgers went through a handful of center fielders before settling on Yasiel Puig, who did well at the position. Pederson came in and took the center field position this spring, and has done everything the Dodgers have expected thus far. On Wednesd ...

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Dodgers News: Players Proud Of Playing On Jackie Robinson Day

The Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the 2015 Civil Rights Game on Wednesday night on the same night of Jackie Robinson Day. With every player wearing the number 42, the Dodgers defeated the Mariners, 5-2, to sweep the three-game series. For many, it was not their first time wearing 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, but their first time wearing it as a member of the Dodgers. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Jimmy Ro ...

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Dodgers News: Kenley Jansen To Begin Throwing Off Of A Mound

As the Los Angeles Dodgers enter their second week of the regular season, the team is still without their closer Kenley Jansen. The Dodgers have mixed and matched their relievers in the later innings, with Chris Hatcher, Joel Peralta and J.P. Howell all being in to finish a game. However, Jansen is progressing in his throwing program and looks to come back within the next few weeks. According to J.P. Hoorns ...

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Dodgers News: Frias Called Up; Peralta Dealing With Stiff Neck

The Los Angeles Dodgers began the 2015 season carrying an extra position player on their 25-man roster as Hyun-jin Ryu opened the year on the disabled list and because of off days built into the schedule, a fifth starter wasn't need until Tuesday. Once that became the case, David Huff's contract was selected and Darwin Barney was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. On Wednesday, the Dodgers claimed reliever ...

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Dodgers News: Howie Kendrick Relishes Opportunity To Bat Cleanup

Howie Kendrick has played only a handful of regular season games for the Los Angeles Dodgers but the 31-year-old second baseman is relishing the opportunity to play an integral part of a lineup consisting of many talented players. Despite coming in as a replacement for Dee Gordon, whose productive first half of last season earned him a spot on the National League All-Star team, Kendrick has more than held h ...

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Dodgers Claim Ryan Dennick, Designate David Huff For Assignment

Throughout the early days and weeks of Spring Training the Los Angeles Dodgers actively added pitchers to camp as they looked to improve the depth throughout the organization. While none of the non-roster invites made the Opening Day roster, they remained with the club in the Minors. One such pitcher was David Huff, who was called on Tuesday to make a spot start against the Seattle Mariners in place of stil ...

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Davey Lopes Discusses Jackie Robinson, Retiring Of Jersey Numbers

Dating back to their days in Brooklyn, the Dodgers' have had a plethora of historic players suit up for the franchise. Among them is Jackie Robison, who now gets celebrated annually when players throughout the Majors wear No. 42 every April 15. For Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes, this day holds a special place as he grew up watching Robinson and fellow Dodgers during the 1955 World Series, according t ...

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Dodgers News: Mattingly Says Contributions From Entire Roster Needed

When president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi took over in the Los Angeles Dodgers front office during the offseason, a point of emphasis appeared to be ridding the clubhouse of less-than-stellar attitudes and installing more veteran leadership with the likes of Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins. They duo also focused on adding depth not only to the 25-man roster, but ...

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Dodgers News: Darwin Barney Optioned To Triple-A For David Huff

On Monday it was announced that left-hander David Huff would be the Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners. With Huff slated to be promoted, the Dodgers would have to make a move in order to put him on the 25-man roster. While the move was expected, the Dodgers officially optioned Darwin Barney to Triple-A. Barney played in two games this season, including a start at sh ...

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Dodgers News: Alex Guerrero Knew He Belonged In The Majors

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Alex Guerrero has had a pretty impressive first two starts. In his first career Major League start on Sunday, he went 3-for-5 with four RBIs, including a two-run homer that helped the Dodgers earn a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. He followed that up on Monday by hitting a walk-off single to right in the 10th inning to beat the Seattle Mariners. The Dodgers signe ...

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Dodgers News: Chris Hatcher Talks Save Situations, Struggles

In last night's game, the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen threw three hitless innings, silencing the critics of the new front office's offseason decisions, at least for one night. Instead of filling the bullpen with former closers like Ned Colletti did in 2014, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi decided to fill the bullpen with guys who have the ability to miss bats and limit walks. Included in that mix is Chris ...

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