Yasiel Puig hung out with a bunch of youngsters at Dodger Stadium, yesterday. Pic above via @Dodgers on twitter. See more pics of the day from Jon SooHoo, here. Ken Gurnick at MLB.com tells us all about it - "Puig holds clinic for Little Leaguers at Dodger Stadium".
"I played Little League when I was 9, went through the system, and now I'm grateful that I'm able to do this for these kids," said Puig. "Maybe they'll be able to support me when I get old."
That's Yasiel Puig and today he invited 50 kids from the neighborhood to play at Dodger Stadium. pic.twitter.com/Qkfycfl39b
— Yvonne Carrasco (@yvonnecarrasco) November 19, 2013
- JP Hoornstra at Inside the Dodgers writes a story about former Dodger coach Matt Martin.
- Via Evan Bladh at Opinion of Kingman's Performance provides an update on Alexander Guerrero - "Alexander Guerrero on Dominican Website - Claims his wrist Injury Is Getting Better, but Dodger Management Is Keeping Him from Returning Until He's 100%". I had thought he had leg issues, but apparently it's his wrist - (or maybe it's his thigh? Interpretation help please).
Guerrero: They tell me to continue but they want me at 100%. Because the Dodgers will start Spring Training in Arizona 3 weeks earlier because they have some games in Australia. Since they’ll be in Australia, they’ll want me to be with the team.
- Funny stuff. For the record, this photo tweeted by MLBcathedrals is an obvious photoshopped image, and I find it hilarious how many folks believed it was real. Heck, even Diamondbacks VP of Communications Josh Rawitch was compelled to respond.
ICYMI; changes in signage were made to the Arizona Diamondbacks Right Centerfield pool for next year. pic.twitter.com/g07srTBFWi
— Ballpark History (@MLBcathedrals) November 18, 2013
The above tweet has since been deleted because general media started to ask the Diamondbacks why they made the sign - not realizing it was a photoshopped image. Wow! Some people are so gullible. Below is the original photo.
- Via Craig Durham at MLB.com, "Baldwin getting valuable experience in Australia: Outfield prospect building on strong second half while with Great Lakes Loons".
"I went to Panama last year, and this is a great opportunity to come to a different country," said Baldwin, who is ranked the Dodgers' No. 17 prospect by MLB.com. "I'm just thankful for everybody that sent me here, and I'm happy to be here, trying to get better any way I can to try and make it to the big leagues as soon as I can."
- Skip Schumaker will not be a Dodger next season. Per @Ken_Rosenthal on twitter, he has signed a two year deal with the Reds.
- The Dodgers signed infielder Brendan Harris to a minor league contract and invitation to Spring Training, via Tim Dierkes on twitter. See his stats at Baseball Reference, here. He'll likely compete for a reserve/backup infielder position.
- Mike Petriello at FanGraphs writes, "Getting Replay Right The First Time".
- Jon Heyman of CBS reports on twitter that the Dodgers have an interest in retaining Juan Uribe, but that Uribe wants a 3-year deal.
- Via Mark Whicker of the OC Register, "Hollywood nights on horizon for prospect Seager".
“The pitchers in the Cal League had more of an idea how to execute,” Seager said. “They found a way to attack me and they did. They came inside a lot harder, and then they threw a lot of balls south of the zone, and I was chasing. Everybody has those months. I had mine, and I got through it.”
- Via Helene Elliott at the LA Times, "NHL announces all-access TV series that will include Kings and Ducks".
The seven-part series, called “NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other,” will begin Jan. 22 on NBC Sports Network and will initially feature the Kings and Ducks as they prepare for their Stadium Series game on Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium. Episodes will air on NBCSN on Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 27 (two hours), March 5 and March 12.
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