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TBLA Monday morning links: Apr. 1, 2019

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A look at Dodger news and also around the world of baseball

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Russell Martin remembers the hand shake between the pitcher and catcher after the last out.
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Dodgers news...

While the Dodgers celebrate a series win, there was also a moment during the weekend that gave Dodger fans pause.

MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick writes on how a pad may have saved Justin Turner from getting another injury.

Since returning, Turner has worn the EvoShield pad, which is a fusion of fiberglass resin that begins as a gel and, when exposed to oxygen, hardens to a customized protective shell that diffuses the energy from impact.

Dodger Insider writer Rowan Kavner writes about A.J. Pollock and how the Dodgers won their series against his former team

“You can just see certain players that just want to be in that spot and don’t let the moment get too big for them,” said manager Dave Roberts.

Sports Illustrated writer Tom Verducci writes about the “tech boom” taking over baseball and one of the teams he talks about is the Dodgers.

In the bullpen of a back field, pitching prospects Dustin May, 21, and Tony Gonsolin, 24, threw with a tripod-mounted high-speed camera behind them and a wedge-shaped radar tracking device on the ground in front of them. The Dodgers maintained four such technology-equipped mounds in this bullpen alone, and more at the minor league fields.

Around the league...

Christian Yelich has started his defending MVP season with some outstanding play. He’s hit an home run in all four games he has played and on Sunday, he hit the walk-off against the St. Louis Cardinals.

More extension news, the Boston Red Sox appears to have agreed with their shortstop Xander Bogaerts on a seven-year $132M extension.

The Red Sox gave up 29 runs to the Mariners as they lost three of four this weekend. Manager Alex Cora isn’t worried about his starting pitchers.

The Padres took three of four against the Dodgers next opponent, the San Francisco Giants. Here’s what SB Nation wrote about the Padres on Gaslamp Ball.