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Dodgers Notes: Dodgers Make Trade, Former LA Pitcher Joins NL Squad, Huge Clayton Kershaw Injury Update

In another game that wasn’t decided until their final plate appearance, the Dodgers came up just short in a 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday, losing back-to-back games to the defending World Series champions.

It was a game that began — unusually — with a trade completed during the first inning. More on that, and all the headlines you might have missed Thursday:

Dodgers Make Trade Mid-Game, Bring Back Former LA Pitcher From Pirates

The Dodgers have reacquired left-handed pitcher Jose Hernández in a mid-game trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hernandez, 26, kicked off his professional career with the Dodgers in 2016, and now returns to the organization he originally started with. This trade also led to the placement of Ryan Brasier on the 60-day injured list.

Recently-Released Dodgers Pitcher Finds New Home in NL East

Former Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Eduardo Salazar, who was designated for assignment a few weeks ago, is now joining his third team this year after being claimed by the Washington Nationals. It’s been a whirlwind since Salazar threw two shutout innings in his only appearance with the Dodgers this year.

Clayton Kershaw’s Optimistic Rehab Update

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw shows promising progress in his rehab after throwing a three-inning simulated game at Dodger Stadium. Manager Dave Roberts expresses optimism, noting Kershaw is advancing “much further along” than anticipated. The organization hints at a possible early return, sighting rehab starts as the next course of action. Could we see Kershaw back on the mound by July?

Anthony Banda’s Career Revitalization with Dodgers

In an interview Thursday, pitcher Anthony Banda shared how the Dodgers turned his career around, refining his approach to hone his success as a reliever. This feature explores the unique strategies used by the Dodgers to transform Banda from a struggling pitcher into a dominant force in their bullpen.

Ohtani’s Unique On-Field Habit

Shohei Ohtani’s intriguing field habit is more than just a quirk; it’s a part of his philosophy towards life and success in baseball. Discover why the superstar picks up trash from the field and how it ties into his broader outlook on karma and dedication.

Gavin Lux’s Response to Dave Roberts’ Pep Talk 

Explore how a heartfelt pep talk from manager Dave Roberts inspired Gavin Lux to improve his performance over the weekend, and continuing into this week. The young second baseman has had his struggles, but the moment highlighted Lux’s resilience and the significance of having managerial support.

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JP Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra writes and edits Major League Baseball content for and is the author of 'The 50 Greatest Dodger Games Of All Time.' He once recorded a keyboard solo on the same album as two of the original Doors. Follow at

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