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Eric Stephen is the managing editor of True Blue LA, where he's covered the Dodgers since 2009, providing comprehensive analysis of and commentary on the team, their performance, player payroll, old friend alerts, spring training ties, three-inning saves, and even the minutiae of every single roster transaction.

In addition to writing about the Dodgers, Eric is the host of two podcasts on the True Blue LA feed. Leading Off is the weekly podcast co-hosted by Jacob Burch that has delved into the ins and outs of the team since 2013. The Lineup is a daily morning podcast in season that reacts to the news and notes of each day.

Growing up in Palm Springs, Eric watched the Dodgers thanks to the guidance of his two older brothers, and has watched baseball intently (some would rightfully say obsessively) since 1985, when his first favorite player, Pedro Guerrero, tied a record by hitting 15 home runs that June.

Eric’s favorite player of all-time is Eddie Murray, who hit .330/.414/.520 for the Dodgers in 1990. He led the majors in batting average that season but did not win a batting title because Willie McGee’s .335 batting average with St. Louis stood after the outfielder was traded to Oakland in late August, a fact that Eric is still sore about over three decades later.

Eric has worked in a variety of roles for SB Nation and Vox Media. He ran SB Nation Los Angeles, was an assignment editor and copy editor for SB Nation, and wrote about all sports nationally for SB Nation. He has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 2016, and has covered 10 postseasons and three World Series.

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Dodgers 2023 minor league option counter

We keep track of every minor league option used by the Dodgers during the 2023 season. MLB teams are limited to option a player to the minors up to five separate times during the regular season.

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Updated Dodgers 40-man roster

A look at the Dodgers 40-man roster, plus details on every single transaction during the 2023 season.

Joe Kelly back after missing a month with elbow inflammation

The Dodgers activated Joe Kelly off the injured list after missing a month with right elbow/forearm inflammation. Kyle Hurt was optioned to Triple-A.

Notes: Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, Kyle Hurt

A look at more milestones for Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, plus Dodgers rookie pitcher Kyle Hurt impressed in his major league debut.

Great Lakes, Rancho Cucamonga shut out in playoff openers

Minor league playoffs started for Dodgers affiliates in Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga, but both lost in Game 1. Elsewhere, Miguel Vargas homered for Oklahoma City, and Jake Marisnick started a rehab assignment in Triple-A.

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September 12: Dodgers 11, Padres 2

Freddie Freeman and Will Smith homered, part of a four-hit game by Freeman on his 34th birthday. Lance Lynn pitched seven strong innings, and Kyle Hurt pitched two perfect frames in his major league debut in the Dodgers’ rout of the Padres on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Dodgers on Deck: September 13 vs. Padres

The Dodgers and Padres finish off a three-game series at Dodger Stadium, the final game between these two teams in 2023.

Dodgers vs. Padres Game XII chat

The Dodgers take on the Padres on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Victor González options, Gus Varland to 60-day IL

The Dodgers optioned left-hander Victor González to Triple-A Oklahoma City and moved right-hander Gus Varland to the 60-day injured list to facilitate the call-up of pitcher Kyle Hurt.

Kyle Hurt gets added to the Dodgers pitching pile

The Dodgers are planning to call up pitcher Kyle Hurt, who led their minor league pitchers in strikeouts and who led all the minors in strikeout rate with a minimum of 80 innings.