Dodgers news ...
The Dodgers lost on Monday night and it wasn’t pretty. You can read the TBLA game recap here.
During the series opener against the Rockies, Joc Pederson didn’t run out a ground ball. Dave Roberts benched him after that.
Dave Roberts said he pulled Joc Pederson in the 8th inning after he didn’t run out his groundball.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) July 30, 2019
“I think there's a certain way to play the game. I didn't see the effort there.”
Pederson called his effort unprofessional.
Rumor has it the Pirates are asking for Gavin Lux in exchange for Felipe Vasquez. Yikes.
Around the league ...
MLB.com writes about the five power teams — including the Dodgers — who should go all in at the trade deadline.
Max Scherzer is back on the injured list with the same injury that kept him out earlier this season for 19 days.
David Ortiz posted on his Instagram for the first time since his accident in June.
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Being at home and look at my family celebrating that lm here safe is priceless... Thank for all the prayers Too bad l can’t crush food yet !!!! Estando ya en casa y viendo a mi familia celebrarlo no tiene precio gracias por todas sus oraciones ... lo único malo es que no puedo matar la liga comiendo todavía !!!
The tallest professional player of all time, Loek van Mil, died yesterday at the age of 34. He spent time playing in the MLB, the Netherlands, Japan and Australia.