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Iraq War veteran tries out for Dodgers


GLENDALE, Ariz. -- More than 80 players took part in the Dodgers' open tryout Thursday.

One was Iraq War veteran Daniel "Doc" Jacobs, who lost his left leg below the knee and suffered serious hand and foot injuries when an IED exploded beneath him in 2006. Jacobs has had more than 50 surgeries, but has returned to his naval infantry and for one day was able to try out for the Dodgers.

Jacobs also threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The Dodgers did not announce any signings.

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