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Dodgers Players are Using Renovated Dodger Stadium, Darryl Strawberry’s Odd Comments, LA DH Ready and More



While we all know next week is huge for whether or not baseball will be played in 2020, some Dodgers players are already getting into the swing of things at Dodger Stadium. Utility man Chris Taylor caught up with Ross Stripling on Friday and spilled the beans that several players are now currently working out at the stadium.

Dodgers: Chris Taylor Says Players Are Back at the Stadium

Thankfully for those players, they’re getting what looks to be a nearly completed Dodger Stadium to work with. Of course, the ballpark underwent a $100M renovation this past offseason that has nearly stretched into the summer months amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dodger Stadium Renovation: Latest Aerial View of $100M Pavilion Upgrade Looks Ready for Baseball

So the stadium is ready and things seem to be lining up toward a rumored July opening day. Now the holdup might just be the players… sort of. Club owners and the players union are working on a middle ground for health and safety rules in a reduced 2020 campaign. But the big issue might be money.

MLB Would Be Foolish to Not Return Because of Money, Says Passan

Fortunately, players seem to feel that the season will be played this year, albeit a much different version than we’re accustomed to. One key element changing for the Dodgers? The universal designated hitter. But if you ask Ross Stripling and Justin Turner, they only see a positive.

Dodgers: Justin Turner and Ross Stripling Love the Universal DH for LA

If we dig a little deeper, it opens up a prime role for an aging Turner.

With Justin Turner, the Dodgers are Already Perfectly Equipped for the Universal DH

In other, unexpected drama, former Dodger Darryl Strawberry had some critical words for fans in Los Angeles when talking about his time in Dodger blue.

Dodgers: Darryl Strawberry Questionably Calls Out LA Fans 29 Years Later

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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