'Season of Giving' touches LA community

Dodgers host Veterans Day BP, turkey giveaway; Children's Holiday Party up next

'Season of Giving' touches LA community

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers didn't wait for Thanksgiving to begin their "Season of Giving."

Two weeks before the holiday, the National League champions held their annual Veterans Day Batting Practice at Dodger Stadium, with 300 active and veteran service members from all military branches and their families participating in various Dodgers-related activities.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

MLB's Compton academy hosts turkey giveaway

Dodgers, Angels participate in effort to help community enjoy Thanksgiving

MLB's Compton academy hosts turkey giveaway

COMPTON, Calif. -- Major League Baseball's Youth Academy and its partners helped put a meal on thousands of Los Angeles-area dinner tables this Thanksgiving with the city of Compton's 13th annual turkey giveaway.

More than 2,000 turkeys were distributed Tuesday through the giveaway, which was hosted at the academy in conjunction with area politicians; Compton College; the local chapter of Omega Psi Phi, the nation's first African-American college fraternity; the Dodgers and the Angels as well as both Southern California clubs' charitable foundations.

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Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Popup museum coming to Dodger Stadium

Popup museum coming to Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will open a temporary popup museum at Dodger Stadium on Friday celebrating their "60 Years in L.A.," with memorabilia on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as private collections of Gary Cypres, Richard Levy and the O'Malley family.

The museum experience, presented by Mastercard, will be housed on the left-field reserve level of the ballpark and will run through March 4 on selected dates. Tickets are $10 and are available at Dodgers.com/Museum and in person at the museum doors.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Oaks, Santana added to Dodgers' roster

Oaks, Santana added to Dodgers' roster

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added right-handed pitching prospects Trevor Oaks and Dennis Santana to their 40-man roster Monday to protect them from going to another club in next month's Rule 5 Draft.

Major League clubs had until 5 p.m. PT to protect eligible players by adding them to the 40-man roster.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers send Ravin to Braves for cash

Dodgers send Ravin to Braves for cash

The Dodgers on Monday traded Josh Ravin to the Braves for cash considerations.

Ravin, 29, split the 2017 season between Triple-A Rancho Cucamonga and the Dodgers. He pitched 16 2/3 innings of relief in the Majors, posting a 6.48 ERA with 19 strikeouts against nine walks.

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Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Manny, Sheff among ex-Dodgers on Hall ballot

Kent, Andruw, McGriff, Thome and Hudson also seek enshrinement

Manny, Sheff among ex-Dodgers on Hall ballot

Seven former Dodgers, including Gary Sheffield, Jeff Kent and Manny Ramirez, are among the players listed on the 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released Monday.

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Maria Guardado is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Jonathan Mayo

Dodgers' Smith among AFL's breakout prospects

Dodgers' Smith among AFL's breakout prospects

With the completion of the Arizona Fall League season on Saturday comes a run of "AFL in review" type stories. Last week, Mike Rosenbaum weighed in with 10 players who stood out to him during his time there. Later this week, Jim Callis will have an AFL top prospects list and MLBPipeline.com will also have an all-AFL team to peruse.

While those later stories will shine a deserving light on the top prospects around the league, every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.

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Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Borkowski, member of '55 Dodgers, dies at 91

Ohio native also played for Cubs, Reds in six-year career

Borkowski, member of '55 Dodgers, dies at 91

Bob Borkowski, an outfielder who played six seasons for the Cubs, Reds and Dodgers from 1950-55, passed away at the age of 91 on Saturday.

Borkowski was born in Dayton, Ohio, on Jan. 27, 1926. At 24, he made his Major League debut April 22, 1950, for the Cubs. His best season came in 1953, when he slashed .269/.328/.406 with seven home runs in 94 games for the Reds.

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Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks interview Dodgers 3B coach Woodward

New York considering 12-year MLB vet for open manager position

Yanks interview Dodgers 3B coach Woodward

The Yankees' wide-ranging managerial search continued on Saturday afternoon when they interviewed Chris Woodward, the third-base coach for the National League-champion Dodgers, for the vacant position.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reached out to the Dodgers earlier in the week for permission to interview Woodward, 41, who becomes the fifth candidate to interview for the job.

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Jamal Collier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pederson leads USC out of tunnel vs. UCLA

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Pederson leads USC out of tunnel vs. UCLA

In an alternate reality, Joc Pederson would be a star in the NFL, instead of a slugging Dodgers outfielder acting out every young baseball player's dreams with dramatic World Series home runs. 

High-school Joc was a star on the diamond and the gridiron, eventually choosing baseball and the Dodgers (instead of playing for his father's alma mater, the University of Southern California, with whom he committed before being selected by Los Angeles in the 2011 MLB Draft). 

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Kershaw finishes 2nd in NL Cy Young vote

Dodgers ace won 18 games despite missing five weeks

Kershaw finishes 2nd in NL Cy Young vote

Despite yet another dominant season on the mound, Clayton Kershaw fell short of his fourth National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, finishing as runner-up to Nationals ace Max Scherzer.

Kershaw received three first-place votes, 25 second-place votes and a vote apiece for third and fourth place from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He finished with 126 points -- 75 shy of Scherzer, who became the first repeat winner since Kershaw in 2013-14.

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AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Mark Feinsand

Source: Dodgers in mix on Stanton talks

Cardinals, Red Sox also interested in landing Marlins slugger

Source: Dodgers in mix on Stanton talks

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes took another turn Tuesday as a new contender emerged on Day 2 of the General Managers Meetings.

According to a source, the Dodgers are in the mix for the Marlins slugger, though it's unclear what their interest level is for the four-time All-Star.

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Mark Feinsand, an executive reporter, originally joined MLB.com as a reporter in 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Roberts second in NL Manager of Year vote

Dodgers skipper took home the Award in 2016

Roberts second in NL Manager of Year vote

ORLANDO, Fla. -- In his first two seasons at the helm, Dave Roberts led the Dodgers to consecutive National League West titles. He could not, however, find a way to repeat as NL Manager of the Year.

Roberts finished second to Arizona's Torey Lovullo in voting for the award on Tuesday, given by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. There still has not been a repeat winner since Atlanta's Bobby Cox in 2004-05.

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AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers still view Maeda as a starting pitcher

Dodgers still view Maeda as a starting pitcher

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kenta Maeda thrived during the postseason, pitching in a bullpen role. Don't expect to see him there come March, however.

"We still view him as a starter," said Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi from the General Managers Meetings in Orlando. "That's what we signed him for. We've got to find guys to start all 162 games for us. He's proven very valuable in the last couple years at eating up a good chunk of those starts and being effective."

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AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Smith, Desert Dogs stay hot in AFL

Smith, Desert Dogs stay hot in AFL

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Will Smith set the tone early Wednesday, validating why he's the Los Angeles Dodgers' No. 8 prospect.

His three-run shot in the first inning helped the Glendale Desert Dogs stretch their late-season winning streak to six games and beat the Salt River Rafters, 5-4, to stay in the Arizona Fall League playoff picture.

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Eric Newman is a senior journalism student at Arizona State University. This story is part of a partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bellinger voted unanimous pick for NL ROY

Slugging first baseman is Dodgers' 18th rookie to win award

Bellinger voted unanimous pick for NL ROY

After a brilliant, record-setting rookie season, Cody Bellinger now has the hardware to show for it. Not that there was ever much doubt.

The Dodgers' slugging first baseman took home the National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday night, receiving all 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The Cardinals' Paul DeJong finished second, with Pittsburgh's Josh Bell coming in third.

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AJ Cassavell is in his seventh season as a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Black and Roberts hang out together

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Black and Roberts hang out together

Ah yes, the offseason. A time to take in everything the 2017 season gifted us and relax in preparation for the next year. When it comes to the relaxation part, two familiar faces really know how to execute it.

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Dodgers, Padres to play series in Mexico

Three-game set in Monterrey scheduled for May 4-6

Dodgers, Padres to play series in Mexico

ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the first time in 19 years, Major League Baseball is returning to Mexico.

The Padres and Dodgers will play a three-game regular-season series this coming May in Monterrey, MLB announced on Monday. The games, which will take place May 4-6 at Estadio Monterrey, mark the first regular-season contests in Mexico since 1999.

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AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers prospects impress in Glendale win

Dodgers prospects impress in Glendale win

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It was a group effort from Los Angeles Dodgers prospects on Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch Stadium.

Outfielders Yusniel Diaz, the Dodgers' No. 5 prospect, and DJ Peters (No. 17) helped lead the offensive effort for Glendale along with catcher Will Smith (No. 8) as the Desert Dogs eased past the Mesa Solar Sox, 10-3.

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Eddie Poe is a graduate journalism student at Arizona State University. This story is part of a partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Check out must-see GIFs of NL ROY Bellinger

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Check out must-see GIFs of NL ROY Bellinger

At just 22 years of age, Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger emerged as one of baseball's most powerful young sluggers in 2017 -- and was unanimously named the National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year on Monday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

In 2016, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager won the NL Rookie of the Year Award. One year later, Bellinger became the second Dodger in as many years to take home the award. Even on a team that won 104 games, Bellinger stood out with his bat, leading the team in home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage. He also led all National League rookies in both home runs and RBI.

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Dodgers host annual Veterans Day BP event

Dodgers host annual Veterans Day BP event

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers kicked off their "Season of Giving" on Saturday by hosting 300 active duty service members and veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Representatives of all branches of the U.S. Military and their families took batting practice at Dodger Stadium, with Dodgers alumni Ron Cey, Manny Mota, Billy Ashley and Dennis Powell providing tips. Military guests and their families were also provided a behind-the-scenes tour of Dodger Stadium, a catered lunch in the Lexus Dugout Club and a photo opportunity with the 2017 National League Championship trophy.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Joe Posnanski

Never in doubt: Voters hit HR on ROY picks

Bellinger, Judge unanimous winners after record-breaking introductions

Never in doubt: Voters hit HR on ROY picks

There is not a whole lot to unpack in this discussion of the 2017 Rookie of the Year Awards: The Baseball Writers' Association of America voters definitely got it right. New York's Aaron Judge and Los Angeles' Cody Bellinger had historic rookie seasons. Judge set the American League (and Major League) rookie record for home runs with 52. Bellinger set the National League record with 39.

Judge led the AL in runs and walks, played excellent defense and powered the Yankees to a stunning playoff-bound season when most experts thought the Bronx Bombers were at least a year away from becoming a serious contender.

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Joe Posnanski is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Puig, Dodgers win Wilson Defensive Awards

LA right fielder, team pick up Wilson Defensive Awards

Puig, Dodgers win Wilson Defensive Awards

LOS ANGELES -- The National League champion Dodgers were named MLB's Defensive Team of the Year and Yasiel Puig was honored as the top right fielder as part of the Wilson's Defensive Player of the Year Awards on Friday. 

The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award is the official MLB defensive achievement award. The award recognizes the top defensive player at each position across the American and National Lagues, and since 2014, has recognized the best overall defensive team. One player is also recognized as the top overall defensive player in baseball, which went to Twins center fielder Byron Buxton.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Seager wins 2nd straight Silver Slugger Award

Seager wins 2nd straight Silver Slugger Award

LOS ANGELES -- Corey Seager, who a year ago became the first Dodgers shortstop to win a Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award as the National League's best offensive shortstop, won it again on Thursday.

Seager hit .295 with 22 home runs, 77 RBIs, 85 runs scored and an .854 OPS in 145 games. The 23-year-old led NL shortstops in runs, hits (159), doubles (33) and walks (67) and was second in batting average, on-base percentage (.375) and slugging percentage (.479), and third in RBIs and home runs. His 42 multihit games tied for the club lead.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers hope to add depth for another run in '18

With roster in good shape following Fall Classic appearance, LA can zero in on specifics

Dodgers hope to add depth for another run in '18

LOS ANGELES -- With the best regular-season record and a thrilling postseason run, the Dodgers proved to have a Fall Classic roster in 2017 and intend to preserve it for another shot at a ring in '18.

They won't be overhauling the clubhouse this offseason and don't face decisions about losing key free agents, as they did a year ago when they decided to re-sign Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Rich Hill.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bellinger garners Players Choice Award

Slugger wins National League Outstanding Rookie honors

Bellinger garners Players Choice Award

LOS ANGELES -- Cody Bellinger captured another award Wednesday, winning the Players Choice Award for the National League's Outstanding Rookie over Pittsburgh's Josh Bell and St. Louis' Paul DeJong. The win gave the Dodgers back-to-back winners, with Corey Seager earning the honors in 2016.

"It's a huge honor," Bellinger said on MLB Network. "To have the players recognize you is pretty special."

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers optimistic, motivated to chase '18 title

Dodgers optimistic, motivated to chase '18 title

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers executives spoke on Tuesday for the first time since the World Series ended last week, assuring fans they will continue working to end a 30-year title drought.

"We're excited and encouraged that a lot of this group is going to be back and we're going to look for every way to make it better," general manager Farhan Zaidi said. "Going to a Game 7 of a World Series, it really makes stark how fine a line it can be between having a somber press conference like this one and having your players show up on Saturday Night Live.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.