The Dodgers lost two players this week, one to free agency and one to a waiver claim. Utility player Skip Schumaker signed a two-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds this week, making him the second utility player to sign with another team this off-season. Nick Punto also left the Dodgers to sign with the Oakland Athletics last week.
Relief pitcher Shawn Tolleson was claimed by the Texas Rangers off waivers this week on the same day that the Dodgers added players to their 40-man roster. Tolleson pitched in just one game for the Dodgers last season before going down with back and hip injuries.
The times for the Dodgers’ games in Australia were released this week. The Opening Series at Sydney Cricket Ground will take place on March 22 and 23. The local Sydney times are 7:15 p.m. on the 22nd and 1:15 p.m. on the 23rd, making Game 1 a 10:15 p.m. Los Angeles time start on March 21 and Game 2 a 4:15 p.m. L.A. start time on March 22.
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