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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Players' union director Tony Clark said communication was made with Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez after Gonzalez was upset over a tie-breaker rule that eliminated his Mexico team from the WBC: "We appreciate Adrian and what he brings to the table, not just for his country, but for our game. We understood the comments that Adrian made and did have dialogue with Adrian understanding where those comments came from and why they came in the fashion that they did and are confident that as the tournament moves forward, and that as our game moves forward, that Adrian's support and his place in the game are in a good place."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says that a crowd of over 50,000 is expected at Dodger Stadium for Wednesday night's WBC championship game between the United States and Puerto Rico.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodríguez says the only pitcher NOT available out the bullpen tonight is Héctor Santiago. Hopes Seth Lugo can give him 5 innings; Lugo will be followed by José Berríos.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

How rare is this Dodger Stadium rain during the WBC semifinal between USA and Japan? The Dodgers have experienced just 17 rainouts in Dodger Stadium history. The last was in April of 2000, giving them a club record 1,374 games since one was last called. Oddly, the club had three consecutive April games rained out in 1988.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans might be here to watch Team USA play, but the Giants' Brandon Crawford still got booed during introductions at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers fans are keeping it loyal, at least until Crawford drives in the game winner, or something.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said his one WBC appearance for the Netherlands was "a blast." Jansen was having a rocky spring before dominating Puerto Rico on Monday with a nine-pitch perfect inning. "Spring training sometimes gets to you," Jansen said. "There is no adrenaline but I understand also that you have to get ready. But this was a great thing for me just to get that adrenaline kicking and see where you're at."

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Dodgers vet Ethier could miss opener again

Andre Ethier, who missed last year's opener and much of the season due to a leg fracture, could be out again on Opening Day due to a herniated disk.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers made five more roster moves Tuesday. OF Brett Eibner was optioned, while INF/OF Darnell Sweeney, INF Jose Miguel Fernandez, INF Willie Calhoun and OF Alex Verdugo were reassigned. The Dodgers have 46 players remaining in big league camp.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

¡Excelentes noticias! Remueven la lona del terreno de Dodger Stadium. Se anticipa que el partido entre Team USA y Japón inicie a tiempo a las 6:08pm.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Not your typical scene 2.5 hours before a baseball game at Dodger Stadium. According to AccuWeather, there is a 51 percent chance of rain at first pitch (6 p.m. PST) for the WBC semifinal between the United States and Japan.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Team Puerto Rico will be the home team in the WBC Final at Dodger Stadium tomorrow, independently of the result of the game tonight. Team PR won a coin toss vs Team Japan, so if Japan wins tonight, PR will be the home team. Team PR also owns the better head-to-head record over Team USA, so if USA wins tonight, PR would still be the home team tomorrow.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Netherlands' defeat in the WBC semifinals Monday, Kenley Jansen said he would return to the Dodgers in Arizona on Tuesday. Jansen had a dominating scoreless inning for the Netherlands, throwing nine pitches while striking out two against Puerto Rico.

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BBTN: Forsythe On New Teammates, Adjusting To L.A.

Buster Olney talks to new Dodgers 2B Logan Forsythe about getting traded to L.A., his prior relationship with Dave Roberts and Andrew Friedman, his impressions of Clayton Kershaw and more.

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BBTN: High Emotion At WBC, Dodgers' Forsythe

A conversation with Dodgers 2B Logan Forsythe follows Buster Olney's discussion with Jayson Stark about the emotion of the WBC, L.A.'s approach with its rotation and more. Plus, Scott Lauber on Boston's injury woes and Pablo Sandoval's conditioning.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The tarp is out with rain in the forecast for tomorrow. There hasn't been a rainout at Dodger Stadium since 2000. According to ESPN research, there have been 1,400 games played at Dodger Stadium since their last rainout (4/17/00 - includes playoffs) and there have been 168 games since rain caused delays (4/7/15 - includes playoffs).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Kenley Jansen's teammate Kike Hernández on the approach at the plate vs. the Dodgers All-Star closer: "How do you hit him? Well, the entire world knows what's coming. It's going to be a cutter, just like Mariano (Rivera) did back in the day. Kenley probably has the best cutter in the game right now, and he's going to come right at you. You know what's coming, and he's one of the best for a reason. So you've just got to make sure that you look for one pitch, one spot, one location, and if you get it, try to not miss it, because he's really good."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen looked to be in midseason form pitching for the Netherlands. He retired Puerto Rico in order in the ninth inning of a tie WBC semifinal game. The Dodgers' right hander threw nine pitches, eight for strikes, and had two strikeouts. He entered with an 8.10 ERA in four Cactus League appearances.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After Monday's Cactus League game, the Dodgers reassigned LHP Patrick Schuster and RHP Madison Younginer to minor league camp. There are still 51 players remaining in big league camp.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, on watching from afar as the Netherlands advanced to the WBC semifinals: "It wasn't easy, but at the same time you have to think about yourself and you have to know what your No. 1 priority is and that's with the Dodgers. They are ones who gave me the opportunity to become who I am today. We have one goal and that is to try and win a championship with the Dodgers. But now I that I'm feeling closer (to regular season form), why not give it a try for the last two games (in the WBC). Hopefully we win (Monday) and get to the finals."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen's favorite part so far about joining the Netherlands' WBC team this weekend? Sleeping in his own bed in L.A. last night, he said.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodger Stadium is ready to go for the WBC. In two weeks it will be all set for Opening Day.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers announced four more spring roster moves Sunday morning. Catchers Jack Murphy and Wynston Sawyer were reassigned to minor league camp, as were RHP Fabio Castillo and INF/OF Stetson Allie. The club has 53 players remaining in big league camp.

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Hershiser on Dodgers expectations

Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser calls in to talk about Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw turning that corner when it comes to pitching in the postseason. What should fans expect from the Dodgers this season?

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs72514th
Batting Average.24922nd
On Base Percentage.31918th
Slugging Percentage.40918th
Earned Run Average3.705th
Quality Starts6029th
WHIP1.192nd
BAA.2332nd

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