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Dodgers recall outfielder Zach Reks, option Edwin Uceta

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They option Edwin Uceta to OKC

The Dodgers made a move ahead of their series-opening game against the Padres, as they recalled outfielder Zach Reks from Oklahoma City. In the move, the team optioned reliever Edwin Uceta.

Reks, 27, will be making his major-league debut whenever he enters a game for the Dodgers. That’s always awesome to see, so an early congrats to Reks!

The outfielder has been great in AAA this year. In 32 games, Reks has a slash...

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Max Muncy still leading the way in latest All-Star voting update

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The Dodgers will have a player in nearly every category likely advance to the second phase of voting

The latest All-Star voting update dropped on Monday, and there aren’t really any drastic changes to the results. Max Muncy still is the leading vote-getter among National League first basemen. He’s the only Dodgers player currently leading the way.

However, every position except catcher features a Dodgers player that would...

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Dodgers-Padres set for showdown No. 3, in San Diego

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The third of six meetings between LA and SD in 2021

Back in April, the Dodgers and Padres met seven times in 11 days in a pair of electrifying series, befitting the presumed two best teams in the National League. But a lot has happened in the eight weeks since.

Petco Park is the setting for the third meeting between the Dodgers and Padres this season. The anticipation of the matchup remains piqued, with ESPN nationally televising the Monday and...

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Locked On Dodgers: Dodgers Sweep DBacks + Crossover Show with Locked On Padres

Click here to listen The Dodgers handled business in Arizona and swept the Diamondbacks. The main issue was their long/mop up relief. Vince then speaks with Javier Reyes of Locked On Padres about the upcoming series and how the teams have been since the last series.

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Week 12: Moving forward

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5 wins in 6 games for a second straight week, setting up another showdown series in San Diego

The Dodgers took advantage of the soft part of their schedule — playing three last-place teams in the last two weeks — winning 10 out of 12 games. That included two series wins last week over the non-last-place Phillies and somehow-worse-than-last-place Diamondbacks.

Pitching was the name of the game for the Dodgers last week, even keeping them in the game...

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Andy Pages leads High-A Central in homers at age 20

Andy Pages, about to hit the first of his two home runs for High-A Great Lakes on June 20, 2021. | From MiLB.tv

20-year-old Dodgers prospect has 12 home runs in his last 28 games

A record-setting offensive explosion, a 20-year-old leading his league in home runs, and a rehabbing major leaguer going deep twice highlighted Sunday in the Dodgers minor leagues.

Player of the day

Andy Pages won’t be old enough to legally drink alcohol until December, and is the ninth-youngest hitter to...

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Dodgers aren’t favored to win for first time since 2019

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They’ve been favored in 150 straight games

For those who are involved in betting, this might blow your mind. As of right now, the Dodgers aren’t the betting favorites to win tonight in San Diego. If that line closes, it will be the first time in 150 games — including the postseason — that the Dodgers aren’t the betting favorites.

Depending on which sports book you use, the odds could be different. However, the Dodgers are currently +110 on...

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Dodgers celebrate Father’s Day with sweep

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Things got interesting late in the game

This game got too close for comfort, as the Dodgers nearly blew an eight-run lead. Luckily they pulled through, pulling out the 9-8 victory to give LA the sweep over the D-Backs.

It took a couple innings to heat things up, but the Dodgers piled on all nine of their runs over the course of innings 3-5. After a leadoff strikeout, Chris Taylor and AJ Pollock each reached base to start the rally. Justin Turner then...

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Tony Gonsolin was dealing with shoulder soreness after his last start

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His velocity was down across the board today

Following Sunday’s win over the D-Backs, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told the media that Tony Gonsolin dealt with shoulder soreness after his last start. Being cautious, he removed Gonsolin after only 46 pitches.

“I didn’t want to push him too much,” Roberts said. “So getting him into that fourth inning was a really nice job by him.”

Prior to the game, Roberts said that he was expecting Gonsolin...

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Uceta recalled, White optioned to OKC

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A swap of right-handed arms in the bullpen

The Dodgers swapped bullpen arms before Sunday’s series finale against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, recalling Edwin Uceta from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioning Mitch White to OKC.

White was sent down after allowing two hits and a run, plus two inherited runners that scored, in four batters faced on Saturday. It was White’s first appearance in eight days.

In 12 games...

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Game thread: Dodgers look to complete sweep in Arizona

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Happy Father’s Day, everyone!

Today’s #Dodgers lineup at D-backs: pic.twitter.com/3UagrP4Stk

— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 20, 2021

Game 73. #RattleOn pic.twitter.com/ijOBLxpcmQ

— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 20, 2021

GAME INFO:

First pitch: 1:10 pm PT

TV: SportsNet LA

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June 20: Dodgers at Diamondbacks

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Tony Gonsolin makes 3rd start for LA

The Dodgers try for a sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field in Phoenix.

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Notes: Prior, Kershaw, injury updates

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News and notes for a Sunday morning

The Dodgers on Sunday will try for a second sweep of the Diamondbacks in as many tries this season. They’ve won five straight series against Arizona, dating back to last season, including sweeps in two of their previous three meetings.

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Among the headliners currently on the Dodgers injured list, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy remain on track to potentially be activated Tuesday or Wednesday in San Diego, and Corey...

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Gray still ‘a ways down the road’ from return to mound

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Dodgers top prospect last pitched on May 6.

Dodgers top prospect Josiah Gray would have been a candidate to be called up to the majors to help fill in when Dustin May injured his elbow, but then Gray was scratched from his start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on May 11 with a right shoulder impingement.

Gray is on the minor league injured list and still remains in the Dodgers plans to potentially fill major league innings this year if...

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Dodgers latest win over D-backs is battery powered

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Season-high 11 strikeouts in Buehler’s longest start of the season

Walker Buehler took a no-hitter into the eighth, and Will Smith had three hits, including a home run in the Dodgers’ 9-3 rout of the Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Buehler struck out a season-high 11 batters on Saturday, allowing only two singles, two walks, and a hit by pitch in 7? innings. He pitched into the eighth for the first time since a complete-game win on...

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Dodgers hope Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy return for Padres series

Muncy (oblique strain) and Bellinger (hamstring tightness) both haven’t played since June 11 and are eligible to be activated off the 10-day IL on Tuesday.

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Podcast: Jon Weisman talks about his ‘100 Things’ book

An interview with an old friend about his new book

This week on the podcast, I interviewed Jon Weisman about the latest edition of his book, ‘100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die,’ which is available now.

This is the third edition of the book for Weisman, who first wrote it in 2009, then had a revised edition set for opening day in 2013. The newest version adds a treasure trove of information from the last eight years, one of the most prolific periods in franchise...

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Dodgers vs. D-backs Game VI chat

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Buehler vs. Peacock

The Dodgers try for a sixth win in six tries against the Diamondbacks this season, with Walker Buehler on the mound on Saturday night at Chase Field, facing Matt Peacock for Arizona.

The Diamondbacks’ losing streak has hit 15 games, the longest losing streak for a team facing the Dodgers since the 1969 Montreal Expos. In their first year as an expansion team, the Expos lost 18 straight before losing the first two games of a series at...

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Eric Stephen

June 19: Dodgers at Diamondbacks

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LA is 5-0 against Arizona this season

Walker Buehler and the Dodgers try for a second win in as many nights over Matt Peacock and the Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix.

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Chris Taylor has been with the Dodgers for 5 years

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Plus, a look at what Zach Lee’s up to these days

Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of one of the greatest trades in recent Dodgers history, the acquisition of Chris Taylor from the Mariners for former first-round pick Zach Lee.

Taylor was an unheralded utility infielder at the time, but since joining the Dodgers has morphed into an invaluable piece of a championship puzzle, playing just about everywhere. This year, Taylor has spent his most playing...

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