Perhaps the Dodgers Won’t Need Outside Offensive Help After All

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It wasn’t too long ago — right when the Dodgers were at the tail-end of one of their notorious, first-half offensive lulls — that we put together our first installment of trade deadline articles, recommending a handful of potential barter candidates who could conceivably help boost the Los Angeles offense down the stretch run of the regular season. Just a short time later, however, Justin Turner returned to the lineup from a hamstring injury, and using a Cody Bellinger bat of all things, ignited the run-producing sleeping giant that every Dodger fan knew existed from the first day of the 2017 campaign.

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Dodgers Hope Justin Turner Provides Spark to Sputtering Offense

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To say the Dodgers‘ offense has been lackluster lately would be a bit of an understatement. After scoring 10 runs in Milwaukee last Friday, the Dodgers have only scored five runs in five games since then. Granted, they were facing some of the best pitchers they’ve face so far in Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, but still the offense has left something to be desired.

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Dodgers Activate Logan Forsythe, Option Josh Ravin to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday reinstated infielder Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-handed relief pitcher Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers Place Justin Turner on Disabled List, Recall Brett Eibner

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon placed third baseman Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Injuries Continue to Haunt Dodgers

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It just doesn’t seem that the Dodgers can catch a break. On the same night that saw Adrian Gonzalez return from his first-ever stint on the disabled list, it appears that the Dodgers might lose their All-Star caliber third baseman Justin Turner.

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Dodgers Activate Adrian González, Option Scott Van Slyke to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday reinstated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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What Happens when the Dodgers Get Healthy?

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For the sake of a better argument, perhaps a more proper question would have been: “What happens if the Dodgers get healthy?” One thing’s for sure, though, with a full compliment of capable and experienced hitters in the lineup, many fans hope that they don’t see another day of Franklin Gutierrez batting second with Enrique Hernandez in the cleanup hole.

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Monday Musings: Is Cody Bellinger in the Majors to Stay?

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If you followed any of my posts last year here at TBPC, you’ll know that most of them were titled to match a song that struck me as being relevant to whatever was happening that week in Dodgers baseball. While I haven’t continued with that this season, a song keeps popping into my head about this situation with Cody Bellinger, Adrian Gonzalez, and aging players being replaced by younger ones — Its Sad To Belong by England Dan and John Ford Coley. You know the one — “Yes it’s sad to belong to someone else when the right one comes along.”

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Gutierrez, Forsythe, Ryu, Segedin & More

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While many fans of the Dodgers were hoping that the team’s general bill of health would begin to improve heading into the first full week of May, the injury report continues to be a revolving door of wounded players. With a bit of luck, though, a few may conceivably return relatively soon as the club hopes to avoid yet another week of double digits on the disabled list.

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Dodgers Roster: Making Cases for Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor

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While many would think the news of Joc Pederson and Logan Forsythe returning from the disabled list would spotlight the majority current headlines in Los Angeles, most fans of the Dodgers appear to be more intrigued by the impending moves that are necessary to create the space on the 25-man roster.

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