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A look at stories, news, and notes from around the internet involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponents.

Notes: Mookie Betts, Max Muncy

Leftover Sunday Dodgers notes on Mookie Betts and Max Muncy.

Farewell, Roger Angell

Roger Angell, longtime writer and editor at The New Yorker, and one of the best baseball writers ever, died Friday at age 101.

Walker Buehler isn’t missing as many bats these days

Coming on the heels of an off day for the Dodgers, here are some stories about the boys in blue that may be of interest.

Dodgers broadcasters will call games from LA on road trip

Dodgers broadcasters won’t travel to start the current road trip, instead calling games from Los Angeles after a few positive COVID-19 tests. Plus, updates on Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, and Trea Turner.

Notes: Mookie Betts, Tommy Kahnle, pitching moves

Mookie Betts sought sleep in between two doubleheader wins, Tommy Kahnle is headed for an MRI, and the Dodgers made several pitching moves Tuesday.

Yefry Ramirez wins PCL pitcher of the week

Dodgers minor league pitcher Yefry Ramirez pitched Triple-A Oklahoma City’s first shutout in four years, and was named Pacific Coast League pitcher of the week.

Notes: Turner, Lux, Kershaw, Grove

Notes from a Sunday Dodgers win, plus injury updates on Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Heaney.

No timetable yet for Treinen’s return

Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen hasn’t thrown since his shoulder injury, and there is no set timetable for his return.

Notes: PitchCom, Bauer appeal, rotation

It looks like PitchCom may be gaining fans and Trevor Bauer’s appeal date is set for later in May. Plus, more Dodger links.

How the Dodgers are adjusting to this year’s wonky baseball

The Dodgers are below their projected offensive performance this season, so what comes next?

Dodgers to wear pride caps on LGBTQ+ Night in LA & June 11 in SF

The Dodgers will wear pride caps for a pair of upcoming games: LGBTQ+ Night on June 3 at Dodger Stadium, and along with the Giants on June 11 in San Francisco.

Vin Scully reintroduces baseball back on NBC

Vin Scully narrated a video for baseball back on NBC, Walker Buehler started his 100th game (and won), and Justin Turner wore a microphone for ESPN.

Treinen’s shoulder discomfort will keep him out a while

Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen, who’s been out nearly four weeks with right shoulder discomfort, will undergo an MRI exam on Monday in Los Angeles to determine the damage. Also, updates on Andrew Heaney, Clayton Kershaw, and a possible Paris trip in 2025.

Notes: Deadened baseball, Will Smith, Landon Knack

A look at top Dodgers prospects in the minors, plus an injury update on Landon Knack, and looks at the deadened baseball in the majors, and Will Smith batting cleanup.

Todd Boehly selected as preferred bidder for Chelsea F.C.

Already with ownership stakes in the Dodgers, Lakers and Sparks, Todd Boehly has reportedly won the bid for the Chelsea Football Club in London.

Jackie Robinson 1949 All-Star bat sells for $1.08 million

A bat used by Jackie Robinson in the 1949 MLB All-Star Game at Ebbets Field was sold at auction for over $1 million.

Dodgers ownership reaches 10-year anniversary

Guggenheim Baseball Management, the group that includes Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, Magic Johnson, and Todd Boehly, bought the Dodgers exactly ten years ago, on May 1, 2012.

Another Bauer accuser comes forward

Another woman accused Trevor Bauer of abuse, on the day the Dodgers pitcher was suspended by Major League Baseball for two seasons. Plus, the upcoming arbitration process, and how it affects the Dodgers payroll.

Minor leaguers petition MLB for back pay

More than 1,000 minor leaguers signed a petition that was sent to Major League Baseball, asking the league for back pay. The players believe they should be paid for their work this spring.

Dustin May, Danny Duffy, Victor Gonzalez visit team at Chase Field

May and Gonzalez put in a bullpen session each while visiting teammates

For Gavin Lux, small adjustments are paying off

Lux has been tweaking his approach to the plate since 2020.

The never-ending Trevor Bauer story continues

The Trevor Bauer leave has been extended again and the pitcher is going after the woman who accused him of sexual assault, filing a lawsuit against her.

Hanser Alberto keeps things light

Hanser Alberto has nestled right into a bench role for the Dodgers, and Evan Phillips is pitching his way into a larger role in the bullpen.

Notes: No-hit bids, Mookie, Miguel Cabrera reaches 3,000

A look at early no-hit bids in MLB, including some Dodgers games, plus Mookie Betts reflecting on his early-season slump, and how many of Miguel Cabrera’s 3,000 hits came against the Dodgers.

Getting defensive about WAR

A change in how Wins Above Replacement is calculated at FanGraphs, thanks to a change in defensive inputs.

Matt Beaty reflects on playing his former club as Dodgers arrive in town

The Dodgers visit Petco starting Friday and will see Matt Beaty in the opposite dugout. It was just a month ago that Beaty was a roster casualty for Los Angeles, designating him for assignment and eventually trading him.

Dodgers selling field naming rights for Dodger Stadium

The team is also seeking a sponsor for jersey patches next season.

Freeman, Jansen reunions an emotional to start Dodgers-Braves

Monday was an emotional day at Dodger Stadium, with Freddie Freeman meeting with his former Braves teammates and Kenley Jansen meeting his former Dodgers teammates.

Notes: Position player usage, Mookie Betts, Gavin Lux

A look at Dodgers position player usage, plus Mookie Betts slumping, low radar gun readings early for relievers, and Gavin Lux’s resurgence.

There’s a new pitch clock in the minor leagues

A new pitch clock in the minor leagues yielded dramatic reduction in game times, at least for now. Plus, Dodgers catcher Will Smith and his wife are expecting their first child this fall.

Notes: Bauer, Kahnle, Ferguson, González

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer remains on administrative leave by MLB, but for how long? Plus an update on three injured relief pitchers.

Price to donate game salary to The Players Alliance

2022 marks the 75th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier. David Price and other MLB players will donate their salary for the game to the Player’s Alliance for the second consecutive year.