Major League Baseball today announced that Justin Turner was named as the Dodgers’ 2022 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, one of baseball’s most prestigious individual honor for major leaguers.
The annual award recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.
Lineup strategies in baseball are intriguing because many teams take entirely different approaches. Some managers prefer to construct batting orders having players with the best OPB at the top, while others like to build their lineups to combat an opposing pitcher’s handedness, even if most of the hitters have decent splits.
The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night to keep even with the San Diego Padres for the NL West lead. They will face the Giants one more time before another off day and heading to the Windy City.
As all good things must come to an end sometime. The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ nine-game winning streak was broken Monday night with a 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins, but the team now looks to begin a new streak as the All-Star Game break approaches. Speaking of which, the complete rosters for the 2021 Mid-Summer Classic were unveiled this Sunday.
No Dodger players were among the starters, but three players made the reserves — first baseman Max Muncy and outfielders Chris Taylor and Mookie Betts. After Muncy was named, NL skipper Dave Roberts told reporters on Sunday that Muncy will start at DH and bat second.
With a little over two weeks until the 2021 All-Star break, teams will look to prepare for the second half of the season. So far this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are 48-31 and two and a half games back behind the San Francisco Giants, who currently have the best record in the majors.
The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the re-signing of Justin Turner on Friday morning via a Zoom press conference. The Dodgers and Turner agreed to a $34 million contract for two years plus an option. The contract includes a club option for 2023 for $16 million or a $2 million buyout. The deal also includes an $8 million signing bonus.
This is the week, baseball fans! Spring Training is set to start this week, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching and catching staff will be starting their workouts on February 18th, this coming Thursday.