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Feelin' Kinda Blue:
The Dodgers sent eight players to the Arizona Fall League
last year, including Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig. Pederson struggled mightily
and Puig didn’t play due to a staph infection.
This year, the Dodgers will again send eight players, led by
2012 first-round draft pick Corey Seager. Joining him -- for now -- are
catchers Pratt Maynard and Chris O’Brien, as well as outfielder BrianCavazos-Galvez. There should be four pitchers joining that quartet, which will
be announced later. I can confirm Rob Rasmussen will be one of the four.
My initial prediction had Onelki Garcia, Yimi Garcia and
Jarret Martin joining Rasmussen. I’m pretty sure Martin will go (hat tip to
Deejaydezz, via Twitter). The other two are unknown. Chris Reed went last season
and could go again. I’d like to see the Garcias get in, though.
Seager’s inclusion comes as a surprise to me, as I didn’t
think he’d be eligible for the AFL.
Before last year, players had to be on th...
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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's game against the Cubs after only four innings, saying he was looking for a "better effort."
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Scott Van Slyke – 1B/OF
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