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

Notes: Jackson’s 3-inning save, Roberts sticking to guarantee

Dodgers right-hander Andre Jackson struck out Albert Pujols en route to saving Sunday’s game. Earlier Sunday, Dave Roberts stuck to his preseason guarantee that LA could win the World Series.

Reactions to Albert Pujols joining the 700 club

Albert Pujols joined a rare group in baseball history Friday, joining three big names on the short list of those to hit 700 home runs in their career. Here is the reaction from Dodger Stadium.

Notes: Kimbrel’s demotion, Kershaw’s routine, ‘honey hole’

More on Craig Kimbrel getting demoted as Dodgers closer, plus Clayton Kershaw’s meticulous routine, pouring one out for Team Entropy, and just what is the honey hole.

Clayton Kershaw ‘leaning’ toward playing in 2023

Clayton Kershaw said he still plans to play in 2023. Now the question is whether he stays with the Dodgers (the more likely choice) or opts to be with his family with the hometown yet uncompetitive Rangers.

Gonsolin’s plan moving forward

Injury updates on Tony Gonsolin, Blake Treinen and David Price, as well as a look at Maury Wills’ impact on Dodger manager Dave Roberts.

Remembering Maury Wills

Reaction to the death of Dodgers great Maury Wills, who died Monday at age 89.

What makes Kershaw so good?

A look into what makes Clayton Kershaw so good, how the Dodgers are warping the scale, luxury tax payroll estimates, and Kevin Pillar is back on the field after shoulder surgery.

David Price says retirement decision hasn’t been made yet

Dodgers pitcher David Price walked back comments he would retire at the end of the 2022 season, telling reporters in San Francisco his baseball future is still undecided.

Notes: Gonsolin’s role, Graterol & Treinen due back soon

Updates on several Dodgers pitchers making their way back from the injured list, including Tony Gonsolin’s role if he returns, plus potential activations soon for Brusdar Graterol and Blake Treinen.

The ascension of Julio Urías

A few different looks at how Julio Urías progressed from 16-year-old full-season prospect to 26-year-old Dodgers ace. Plus notes on Trea Turner’s pending free agency, Max Muncy’s swing changes, and more.

Turner highlights LAD’s big offseason

A look ahead to a big offseason, as well as updates on injuries to Tony Gonsolin, Gavin Lux, Yency Almonte and more.

Checking in on Tony Gonsolin, Craig Kimbrel, and more

With injuries, rebounds, and a series in Arizona, the Dodgers have plenty to keep them busy as the season closes.

Shifting opinions on defensive restrictions

Rounding up the debates over whether restrictions on defensive shifts will have an effect, or are a good idea. Plus, the Dodgers reacting to clinching a playoff berth, when Gavin Lux might play next and more.

Notes: Julio Urías, Gavin Lux, dress-up day, clinching

How the Dodgers might celebrate when they clinch the National League West, plus Julio Urías worthy of respect and Cy Young consideration, Gavin Lux’s neck injury, and more.

Notes: Treinen’s IL stint, rule changes, minor league unionization

More news on Blake Treinen’s latest injured list stints, plus bullpen sessions coming Sunday for Dodgers pitchers Tony Gonsolin, Brusdar Graterol, and Yency Almonte, all of whom are on the IL.

Max Muncy gets cortisone shot in left knee

Max Muncy got a cortisone shot in his left knee and missed the Dodgers’ game on Friday in San Diego. He could return at some point this weekend. Plus updates on Gavin Lux, Joey Gallo, Chris Martin, and more.

MLB plans to voluntarily recognize minor league union

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday the league plans to voluntarily recognize the union of minor league players.

Turner named nominee for 2022 Roberto Clemente Award

Justin Turner was named Thursday to his fifth nomination in last six years for the 2022 Roberto Clemente Award. The honor is for the work him and his wife do in the community.

Radio host retracts claim regarding Freddie Freeman’s departure from Atlanta

An apology from a radio host making an incorrect claim about Freddie Freeman’s former agent, more on MLBPA maneuvers, and Dodgers executive Josh Byrnes a candidate to be Tigers GM.

Notes: Buehler rehab, 2017 comps, Jackie Robinson Museum

Comparing the 2022 Dodgers to the 2017 team, plus notes on Walker Buehler rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, the Jackie Robinson Museum now open to the public, and more.

Notes: Everyday Dodgers, Cartaya’s swing, Turner Trot

Dodgers notes on embracing their everyday stars, top prospect Diego Cartay’s swing, and Justin Turner’s charity foundation holding a run on Sunday.

Notes: Treinen’s recovery and Hanser Alberto on the mound again

The Dodgers had a fair amount of bright spots Saturday night. Here are some notes on Blake Treinen, Hanser Alberto and Will Smith.

Dodgers notes: Gonsolin, Lux, Thompson

Dodgers injury updates on Tony Gonsolin (forearm inflammation) and Gavin Lux (neck), plus notes on Trayce Thompson and pitching plans heading into October.

Gonsolin, Graterol both headed for MRI exams

On the day the Dodgers got a healthy Clayton Kershaw back on the mound, they got bad news on Tony Gonsolin and Brusdar Graterol, who will both get MRI exams in Los Angeles.

Trea Turner joins Team USA for the World Baseball Classic

Trea Turner is the latest Dodger to join Team USA for the World Baseball Classic, plus talk of whether Julio Urías might pitch for Mexico, what to expect from Miguel Vargas’s call-up, and more.

Chris Taylor works to find his swing, beat slump

Taylor is batting about .197 since returning from a foot injury.

Will Smith joins Team USA for 2023 World Baseball Classic

Dodgers catcher will play for Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, joining teammate Mookie Betts and third base coach Dino Ebel.

MLBPA makes a push to unionize the minor leagues

The Major League Baseball Players Association is formally making a push to unionize the minor leagues, calling for better working conditions, better pay, and a seat at the table in negotiations with MLB.

Notes: Taylor’s strikeouts, Mookie to rest Monday

Mookie Betts had a great weekend but will sit for the finale in Miami, with the Dodgers wanting to not have him play four days on turf. Also, more on Chris Taylor’s struggles, and strikeouts, since returning from the injured list.

Rehabbing Dodgers relievers & the roster decisions coming

Dodgers relievers Blake Treinen, Tommy Kahnle, Victor González, and Danny Duffy are all on minor league rehab assignments. At some point in September, the team will need to make a roster decision for all four.

Cartaya & Stone named minor league players of the year

The Dodgers announced their minor league player and pitcher of the year Friday. Diego Cartaya and Gavin Stone take home the honors.

Dodgers notes: Mookie Betts, Nick Punto trade and history

Mookie Betts joining Team USA in baseball leads this edition of Dodgers related links.


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