Travis, we hardly knew ye.
The Dodgers saw their 10-game winning streak at Dodger Stadium ended last night, at the hands of Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals. They were held scoreless for the just the third time this season and for the first time at home.
It could be something small, or it could be the start of a successful string that will be long-lasting. Either way, Chris Taylor has finally found a groove, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
In a surprising move on Sunday afternoon, the Dodgers signed catcher Travis d’Arnaud to a one-year contract and immediately moved him to the big league squad’s active roster.
It took 10 games into the regular season, but the Dodgers finally made their first official roster transaction of the year, recalling right-handed fireballer Dennis Santana and optioning righty swing man Brock Stewart to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Heading into the middle game of the weekend series against the Rockies, the Dodgers decided to make no changes to their 25-man roster despite several areas of concern that have developed over the last few days.
For some reason, many fans of the Dodgers are intrigued at the prospect of team management making roster adjustments. As a matter of fact, some people thrive on it, suggesting that even the most capable players be replaced when they’re in the midst of slumps of even small duration.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday morning announced their Opening Day 25-man roster ahead of the 2019 regular season, which begins Thursday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. Pacific time against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The club also placed left-handed pitchers Tony Cingrani, Rich Hill and Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 25. President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman made the announcement.