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Dodgers Notes: Chris Taylor Loses, Mookie Betts at the World Series, Hyun-Seok Jang Update

As World Series Game 3 kicks off, some threads and headlines involving the Dodgers have emerged. First up, we’ve learned that Chris Taylor has missed out on being named the 2023 recipient for the Robert Clemente award. New York Yankees star Aaron Judge brought home the honor for his incredible work in the community.

There was hope that the award could go back to back with the Dodgers after Justin Turner’s 2022 win, but it wasn’t meant to be.

– At least one Dodger will be at the World Series as MLB named Mookie Betts as a correspondent for the contest out in Arizona. He’s expected to showcase some personality with players on the field and around the game coverage across MLB platforms such as @mlb on Instagram and on X (formerly Twitter). Mookie has already made his presence felt at Chase Field both in the interview room and in the batting cage with Arizona star Corbin Carroll.

Betts gets in a question during a media presentation.
Just two weeks ago these two were enemies on the field.

– And in some news with a focus on the future, online writer and prospects watcher Bruce Kuntz has been keeping tabs on one of the newest Dodgers, Hyun-Seok Jang. The international signing has made the trip from Korea to America, apparently getting into Arizona on Sunday. Jang posted a story on his Instagram signaling his arrival.

Via Hyun-Seok Jang, courtesy Bruce Kuntz

Another prospects watcher, Josh Thomas also shared one of Jang’s first stops stateside which is sure to endear him to the Dodger fan base.

Via Hyun-Seok Jang, courtesy Josh Thomas
Via Hyun-Seok Jang, courtesy Bruce Kuntz

The Dodgers signed Jang for $900,000 back in August. He’s a 19-year-old right-hander who touches 97 mph on his fastball.

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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