The Dodgers have named James McDonald as their minor league pitcher of the year and infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. as their minor league player of the year. It’s a repeat honor for McDonald, a 23-year-old Long Beach native who went 7-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) combined for Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A Las Vegas this season. DeJesus, 21, led the Double-A Southern League with a .419 on-base percentage and ranked fifth with a .324 batting average.
Here’s a link to the Dodgers’ press release.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt confirmed the Manny Ramirez trade during his press conference to announce that the Dodgers will host the finals of the World Baseball Classic next year. Tony is awaiting comment from general manager Ned Colletti on the trade.
The Daily News’ Tony Jackson has received confirmation of the trade…
To Dodgers: Manny Ramirez
To Boston: Jason Bay
To Pittsburgh: Andy LaRoche, Bryan Morris (from Dodgers), Craig Hansen, Brandon Moss (from Boston)
There are several reports, unconfirmed as of yet by the Daily News, that the Dodgers have acquired Boston’s Manny Ramirez in a three-team trade. According to a report by foxsports.com, the Dodgers will give up third baseman Andy LaRoche and pitcher Bryan Morris, who will head to Pittsburgh along with Boston players Brandon Moss and Craig Hansen. Pittsburgh’s Jason Bay would go to Boston.
Sports columnist and editor Kevin Modesti toured the Coliseum yesterday and we chronicled his visit with a video. It’s a great look at the setup of the stadium and Kevin gives some of the history behind Saturday’s game. Check it out here: