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Dodgers Notes: Shohei Ohtani Investigation Concludes, Rookie Compared to Legend, Luis Robert to LA?

Shohei Ohtani’s off-the-field headlines can finally quiet down. He’s no longer under investigation by Major League Baseball in the gambling scandal that ensnared his former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara — who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax fraud Tuesday in federal court.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ struggles on the field continued in a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here are all the latest headlines:

Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani Releases Statement Following Conclusion of Ippei Mizuhara Investigation

Shohei Ohtani can finally focus purely on baseball after MLB concluded its Ippei Mizuhara investigation, in which Ohtani was cleared of any wrongdoing. The Dodgers’ star expressed gratitude for the support during what he described as a uniquely challenging time. The designated hitter looks forward to contributing fully on the field.

Shohei Ohtani Cleared of Any Wrongdoing by MLB in Ippei Mizuhara Scandal, Dodgers Release Statement

Following the guilty plea of Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter, the Dodgers and MLB consider the case closed, reaffirming Ohtani as a victim. This resolution allows the team and Ohtani to move forward without any lingering issues. Read the Dodgers’ and MLB’s full statements.

Dave Roberts Compares Dodgers Rookie to Orel Hershiser

Dave Roberts has made a bold comparison, likening rookie Gavin Stone’s prowess to that of Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser. With a bulldog mentality and a promising start to his career, Stone is showing potential that echoes one of the greats. Despite the pressure, the young pitcher is stepping up to the mound with confidence.

White Sox Reportedly Willing to Trade Luis Robert Jr, Should Dodgers Go All-In?

The Dodgers face a significant decision as the White Sox may be looking to trade outfielder Luis Robert Jr. Given the Dodgers’ ongoing outfield struggles, acquiring a talent like Robert could be a game-changer. The discussion now revolves around whether the Dodgers will pull the trigger on what could be one of the year’s biggest trades.

Dodgers’ Josue De Paula Keeps Climbing National Rankings

Rising star Josue De Paula continues to make waves in the baseball world, climbing The Athletic’s rankings of MLB prospects. At just 19, De Paula’s impressive performance at Single-A showcases his potential star quality and forecasts a bright future in the major leagues.

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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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  1. I think the dodgers will lose it all again this year due to less quality pitchers then the other top contenders and poor quality hitting and trades made and line up in this team it’s just not up to what the other contenders have l.A. is SOFT

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