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TBLA Sunday morning links: July 14, 2019

Some fresh links to start your morning!

Los Angeles Dodgers v Boston Red Sox Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers won their first baseball game since July 4. It sounds like a long time but it’s only been four games. You can read the TBLA recap here.

There was a fan hit by a foul ball during Saturday’s game at Fenway Park. You can read more about the incident here.

Howard Cole wrote about why the Dodgers need to send Austin Barnes to the minors to figure out his two-year-long slump.

“ ... If they can send Yasiel Puig down to work on whatever it was they sent him down for halfway through his sixth year in the game, they can do the same with Barnes now. For Barnes now. There really is no down side. It’s time, L.A. Make it so.”

Around the league ...

Padres’ shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is one very exciting ballplayer to watch. So naturally, ESPN wrote about every exciting MLB player since the 20-year-old was born. I’m only 36 days older than this kid, so this article is basically applies to my life too.

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson announced he has pancreatic cancer.

CBS Sports has a story ranking the top 100 players in the majors. Spoiler: Top two players are on a Los Angeles team.