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Dodgers Notes: Former LA Infielder Released by NL West Foe, Evan Phillips Return Date Revealed and More

The Dodgers didn’t merely beat the New York Mets on Wednesday. They seemed to demoralize their hapless National League East rival.

Jorge Lopez’s mid-game meltdown led to a bizarre postgame press conference in which he unloaded on his own team — causing him to be offloaded from the Mets’ roster altogether. It was the final coup in the Dodgers’ three-game sweep at the Mets’ behest, a needed course correction on the heels of a five-game losing streak.

Here’s all the headlines you might have missed Wednesday:

Shohei Ohtani Impressing Dodgers Coach With Ability to Hit While Rehabbing as a Pitcher

Shohei Ohtani is not only rehabbing from elbow surgery as a pitcher but also dominating at the plate, much to the awe of Dodgers pitching coach Mark Prior. While maintaining a daunting rehab schedule, Ohtani boasts a .329 batting average and ranks in MLB’s top 10 for a number of key offensive stats. His dual-threat capabilities continue to wow baseball lifers.

Former Dodger Kolten Wong Released by NL West Rival

The Arizona Diamondbacks have released former Dodgers infielder Kolten Wong. After a challenging 2023 season split between multiple teams — the Dodgers were the last — Wong attempted to revive his career with Arizona’s Triple-A affiliate before being cut. Wong, a two-time Gold Glove winner, now searches for a new team.

Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani Reveals What He Misses Most About Pitching

Currently focusing on his role as a designated hitter, Shohei Ohtani opened up about missing the thrill of pitching. The star is on a path to return to the mound by 2025, with fans and teammates eagerly anticipating his comeback.

Dodgers Provide Timeline For Evan Phillips’ Return from Injury

Relief pitcher Evan Phillips is slated to rejoin the Dodgers soon, potentially boosting the bullpen as he comes back from a hamstring strain. Phillips had a dominant start to the season, and his return could boost a unit that has been attempting to adjust for the loss of several high-end relievers.

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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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