Dodgers 2018 Draft: Highlights from Day 3

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday evening announced their final 30 picks from the third day of the 2018 Draft.

The Dodgers made 40 overall picks in this year’s draft, selecting 19 pitchers (13 right-handers, six left-handers), 13 outfielders, five infielders and three catchers. Of the 21 drafted position players, 10 are right-handed hitters, 10 are left-handed hitters and one is a switch-hitter. Thirty-three were selected from the college ranks while seven were drafted out of high school.

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Dodgers Promote Caleb Ferguson to Majors, Option Pedro Baez to OKC

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson from Triple-A Oklahoma City, with the youngster slated to make his big league debut with a start against the Pirates.

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Dodgers 2018 Draft: Highlights from Day 2

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The Dodgers on Tuesday announced their eight selections from the second day of the 2018 Draft, picking Hofstra University left-handed pitcher John Rooney (third round), Clear Falls (TX) High School right-hander Braydon Fisher (fourth round), University of Louisville infielder Devin Mann (fifth round), University of New Orleans left-hander Bryan Warzek (sixth round), Sacramento State outfielder James Outman (seventh round), University of Kentucky second baseman Luke Heyer (eighth round), North Carolina State University outfielder Josh McLain (ninth round) and University of Florida infielder Deacon Liput (10th round).

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Clayton Kershaw Won’t Save the Dodgers This Season, and That’s Okay

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We all hoped it wouldn’t happen, but it did, and now the Dodgers are dealing with it. Clayton Kershaw is back on the disabled list with, you guessed it, a back injury. This has become a pattern, as Kershaw has hit the DL each of the past two summers with virtually the same injury. However, this season the Dodgers are more prepared.

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Dodgers Roster: How Clayton Kershaw’s Health Affects the Future of the Rotation

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With the news that Dodgers‘ ace Clayton Kershaw arrived on the disabled list with a lower-back strain, the troubling pattern of increasing—and more severe—injuries reared its ugly head yet again. I’m not in Kershaw’s shoes, so I cannot advise him on what he should or should not do. But I can certainly say that I am concerned about his long-term health, both as a fan and as a fellow human being.

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Dodgers Choose Pitcher Michael Grove in Second Round of 2018 Draft

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After selecting righty pitcher J.T. Ginn with their first selection of the 2018 MLB draft on Monday evening, the Dodgers chose West Virginia University right-handed pitcher Michael Grove with the 68th overall selection in the second round.

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Dodgers Select Pitcher J.T. Ginn with 30th Pick of 2018 MLB Draft

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night selected right-handed pitcher J.T. Ginn with their first pick (30th overall) in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of Brandon High School in Mississippi.

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Dodgers Rumors: Caleb Ferguson Preparing for MLB Debut Against Pirates

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This season has seen quite the rash of injuries to the Dodgers‘ pitching staff. Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda are all currently on the DL, leading to some of the Dodgers’ young arms being pressed into service sooner than they were anticipating. Walker Buehler has already made quite a few starts. Dennis Santana was brought up for his debut last weekend in Colorado. Now it appears that the next arm on his way is that of Caleb Ferguson.

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Dodgers’ Matt Kemp Named National League Player of the Week

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 3rd.

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Series Preview: Dodgers Head to Pittsburgh for Final Leg of Road Trip

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Don’t look now, but the Dodgers are slowly and steadily climbing their way back up to the .500 mark and to the top of the division. 13-4 over their last 17 games, the Dodgers head into Pittsburgh this week to hopefully continue that climb.

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