Adrian Gonzalez's home run swing, pic above via Jon SooHoo/2014 LA Dodgers. See more of Jon's photos from yesterday here.
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- The Dodgers signed a kid from Italy. Via Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball, "Federico Celli signs with the Los Angeles Dodgers." (Hat Tip: /Dodgers on Reddit Magikrat)
The young outfield prospect out of Romagna will begin his adventure in the States in Rookie ball as soon as he finishes High School in Italy. Celli, (born) 1995, grew up playing for Rimini Riviera, and is currently finishing up his 3rd year with the FIBS Baseball Academy in Tirrenia. The youngster has also played with the Italian National team at the throughout the youth level, and just a year ago he was on the Under 18 squad that won the European Championship.
- The Dodgers also signed a kid 17 kid from (I think) Nicaragua named Alvaro Rubi, via Gerald Hernández at La Prensa. (Hat Tip: JP Hoornstra on twitter)
- Via Mike Petriello at Dodger Insider, "Joc Pederson Off To Just A Fantastic Start in Triple-A."
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Chris Withrow making strong bid to stay in Dodgers bullpen."
"His stuff is power stuff, it's back end," Mattingly said on Wednesday. "It's late in the game stuff, and we're seeing it. He's been lights out."
- A darling for many fans during this past Spring Training, it has now been reported, via Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors, that Seth Rosin has been returned to his original team - the Phillies - after being DFA'd by the Rangers. Seth is racking up a ton of miles.
- Oh! This is awesome. Take a look at the Dodgers inflatable chair they are giving out to the 1st 40,000 fans on May 8th, pic via Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider.
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