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Vin Scully To Return To Dodgers In 2013

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Vin Scully will be back in 2013.
Vin Scully will be back in 2013.

On a day the Dodgers added over $270 million in payroll with one of the biggest blockbuster trades in baseball history, their biggest move was priceless. Vin Scully will return for his record 64th season, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Scully, 84, has called games for the Dodgers since 1950. His schedule has been reduced in recent years, sticking mostly to home games plus divisional games, and this year he dropped Colorado from the schedule.

In late 2010 when Scully announced his return, he joked that the recent acquisition of catcher Rod Barajas off waivers was the clincher. Last season, he announced his 2012 return during the broadcast of the game that Matt Kemp became the second 30-30 player in Dodgers history.

A formal announcement will likely come on Sunday from Scully and the Dodgers.

Buried in Shaikin's story is that the Dodgers will reportedly travel to Yankee Stadium in New York next season to battle the Yankees in interleague play, their first visit to The Bronx during the regular season.