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Dodgers Notes: Former LA Pitcher Joins NL Squad, Yankees Series Excitement, Juan Soto Injury

What a difference a day makes.

Entering Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh, the Dodgers were merely hopeful to avoid getting swept by the Pirates. Not only did they salvage the series, their 11-7 win saw their moribund offense come to life. The New York Yankees, meanwhile, were looking to do the sweeping Thursday at home against the Minnesota Twins. While they finished the job, winning 8-5 to extend their losing streak to eight, they lost one of their star players in the process.

More on that, and all the headlines you might have missed Thursday:

Yankees’ Juan Soto Exits With Injury Right Before Series Against Dodgers

As the Dodgers gear up for their series against the Yankees, outfielder Juan Soto exits an early game due to left forearm discomfort. His absence could significantly influence the dynamics of the upcoming series — notably, with former Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo stepping into Soto’s place. The series is set to be one of the season’s most compelling matchups.

Niece of Dodgers’ Dave Roberts Playing For Women’s College World Series Championship

Ella Parker, niece of Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts, is making waves at the Women’s College World Series. As a key player for the Oklahoma Sooners, Ella’s standout performances led her team to its fourth consecutive national championship Thursday. Her personal journey under the guidance of her uncle adds a unique layer to this exciting chapter.

Dodgers-Yankees Weekend Series Already Gaining Momentum

As one of baseball’s most storied rivalries, the Dodgers vs. Yankees series is more than just games; it’s a continuation of a historic saga. With players like Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman facing off against stars like Aaron Judge, the series promises high stakes and intense competition.

How to Vote Shohei Ohtani, Mookie Betts and the Rest of the Dodgers Into the All-Star Game

Get involved in the 2024 All-Star Game by voting for your favorite Dodgers players. The first phase of voting is open, allowing fans to support nine Dodgers trying to secure their spots in the Midsummer Classic.

Former Dodgers Reliever Signs With Pirates Ahead of Series Finale

Justin Bruihl, a former Dodgers reliever, signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His addition to the Pirates roster comes just before the teams’ series finale, an interesting turn for both Bruihl and the ongoing competition.

Shohei Ohtani’s Duel With Paul Skenes Left Internet Buzzing During Dodgers’ Loss

In a 1-on-1 duel that captured the baseball world’s attention, Shohei Ohtani faced off against Paul Skenes — and lived up to its hype. Despite the Dodgers’ loss, the encounter between Ohtani and his young counterpart provided a memorable moment for fans.

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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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