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Dodgers Release Mookie Betts’ Cousin and 6 Other Minor League Players

These guys will no longer be with the organization.



The Dodgers made a few minor league moves that flew under the radar on Thursday morning. While minor league transactions are generally not something that the team announces, they do happen fairly often. 

There were 7 players released from the Dodgers on Thursday, but the biggest name is Nicholas Shumpert. His name made headlines this offseason when he was signed to a deal for more reasons than one. Shumpert is a former top prospect with the Braves. 

Shumpert is also the cousin of Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts. Betts worked with him on his swing during the offseason, which caught the attention of a lot of fans out in Los Angeles. 

The Dodgers also released Joe Chacin, Andrew Budier, Aaron Ackerman, Dan Robison, Danny Sinatro, and Justin Washington. The team has not yet commented on the releases, and they likely will not in the near future. 

Other Dodgers News

The Dodgers could be getting back outfielder Cody Bellinger soon, and that’s great news. But Belli will need to get a handful of live at-bats in to get up to game speed before making a return. One way the team might do that is by having him start the season at Triple-A. The OKC team is set to kick off their season next week, so that could be an option. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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