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A war veteran from Iraq who lost part of his leg in an explosion has tried out for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Daniel ''Doc'' Jacobs was among 80 hopefuls Thursday at the spring training complex of the Dodgers. He was encouraged to attend by Hall of Famer and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.
Jacobs was a Navy corpsman and assigned to a Marine division in 2006 when he was injured by an improvised explosive device. He lost his left leg below the knee and also sustained foot and hand injuries. He went through more than 50 surgeries.
Jacobs said it was an honor to try out for the Dodgers. He later threw out a ceremonial first ball before the Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-8.
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Daniel "Doc" Jacobs, a disabled Navy veteran who lost his left leg below the knee after an IED exploded underneath him in Iraq, had a tryout with the Dodgers,
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"It depends on how he comes in in the morning," Manager Don Mattingly said of Kemp's status. "...
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Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly doesn’t view
veteran pitcher Aaron Harang as a candidate for the team’s bullpen, meaning he
could quickly become a trade candidate this spring, according to Steve Dilbeck
of The Los Angeles Times.
“Aaron Harang doesn’t seem like the kind of guy that pitches
out of the pen,” Mattingly told reporters. “To me he’s...
A truly inspiring tale of perseverance is playing out much like a Hollywood script in the city of angels.
Former Iraq veteran Daniel ‘Doc’ Jacobs has two main goals in life: to serve his country and second to play Major League Baseball–check both off.
The Huffington Post has reported the 27-year-old’s story of being one of 80 hopefuls at Dodgers Camelback Ranch training...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have shut down outfielder Carl
Crawford due to nerve irritation, an ailment that could cause the veteran to
start the season on the disabled list.
Don Mattingly said Carl Crawford's status for opening day is in question. "This challenges that."
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 1, 2013
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly...
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro left in the bottom of the fourth inning after pulling up on a ground ball to shortstop Wednesday during an 11-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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PADRES 7, DODGERS 5
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