Dodgers Team News

Dodgers Notes: Mookie Betts Return Timeline Revealed, Former LA Catcher Enters Hall of Fame

The Dodgers installed Shohei Ohtani as their leadoff hitter Tuesday, and the designated hitter picked up where Mookie Betts left off in a 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. James Paxton tossed seven innings of one-run ball in Coors Field to make Ohtani’s 3-for-5, 2-run performance stand up.

Here’s what else you might have missed Monday:

Former Dodgers Catcher Goes Into Hall of Fame

Russell Martin, a longtime Dodgers catcher, has been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Martin’s career also included stops with the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Toronto Blue Jays, and celebrated he made playoff appearances with all of them — a Hall-worthy legacy north of the border.

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts Defends Pitching Decision

Manager Dave Roberts faced scrutiny for allowing Yoshinobu Yamamoto to pitch despite pre-game tightness, resulting in the pitcher’s early exit in a game against the Royals. Discover the reasons behind Roberts’ controversial decision and the subsequent impact on the team’s pitching lineup.

Mookie Betts Injury Update

Dodgers shortstop Mookie Betts faces a lengthy recovery from a fracture in his left hand. With a 4- to 6-week timeline established for his return, explore how the Dodgers plan to adjust their strategy and lineup in his absence, and Betts’ own take on his recovery process.

Dodgers Unveil New City Connect Design

The Dodgers have introduced an exciting new City Connect uniform design that pays homage to Los Angeles’ heritage. Dive into the details of the innovative design elements and their significance to the city and team history — and let us know what you think.

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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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