Dodgers Announce Player Pool for 2020 Season

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The Dodgers on Sunday afternoon announced their player pool for the 2020 season, including 28 pitchers, five catchers, seven infielders, seven outfielders and four infielders/outfielders.

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Dodgers Lineups: How Will Dave Roberts Use the Designated Hitter Spot in 2020?

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Baseball is officially back, and it will be a bit different this season. Players will report for Spring Training 2.0 on July 1, with the first official practice on July 3. The regular season is slated to begin either July 23 or 24.

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Coronavirus Already Factoring Heavily into Preseason Activities

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While the confirmation of a 2020 season has already brought overwhelming excitement to the state of Major League Baseball, the coronavirus has caused about an equal amount of caution and hesitancy among most teams moving forward.

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Players, Owners Agree on Deal to Start 2020 Major League Baseball Season

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Baseball is back. Mookie Betts will play meaningful games in Dodger Blue.

Late Tuesday afternoon, after many failed attempts and halted negotiations, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball reached an agreement to start the 2020 season. Play for the year had been halted in mid-March due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 around the country and the world.

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Major League Baseball Planning on 60-Game Season in 2020

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After several months of back-and-forth negotiations, Major League Baseball announced on Monday evening that the 2020 season has been scheduled to proceed under an agreement previously reached in March between the owners and the players’ union. The announcement indicates that the owners unanimously agreed to launch the campaign after further negotiations with the players failed to result in a deal.

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Dodgers Opinions: There Shouldn’t Be a Major League Baseball Season in 2020

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While there definitely was a lot more talk and posturing this week, we are no further along in really knowing whether there will be actual baseball this season.

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Players to Owners: ‘Time to Get Back to Work’

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In what has been a drawn out saga through a long spring without sports, it appears that baseball might finally be close to returning.

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Dodgers Announce Day 2 Draft Selections

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The Dodgers on Thursday evening announced their five selections of the second day of the 2020 MLB Draft, taking right-handed pitcher Landon Knack out of East Tennessee State University in the second round, right-handed pitcher Clayton Beeter from Texas Tech University in the Competitive Balance Round B, outfielder Jake Vogel from Huntington Beach High School in the third round, catcher Carson Taylor out of Virginia Tech University in the fourth round and right-handed pitcher Gavin Stone from the University of Central Arkansas in the fifth round.

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Dodgers Select Righty Pitcher Bobby Miller in First Round of 2020 MLB Draft

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For fans of the Dodgers who were able to tune into the first night of MLB’s abbreviated 2020 amateur draft, they weren’t surprised when the club selected one of the best available pitchers with the 29th overall pick—right-hander Bobby Miller out of the University of Louisville.

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Wednesday Marks Potentially Huge Day for Major League Baseball

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With the orchestration of an abbreviated amateur draft—alongside a potential favorable response from the Major League Baseball Players Association—Wednesday could mark the day of an important time in baseball, if everything falls into place nicely.

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