Brooklyn Dodgers uniforms on display at the former Sports Museum of Los Angeles, which will contribute artifacts to the Dodgers’ pop-up museum. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers announced that a pop-up museum located in the left field reserve level team store will open to the public beginning Friday at 11 a.m.
The museum will feature pieces from the Baseball Hall of Fame, the former Los Angeles Sports Museum curated by collector Gary Cypres, items on loan from Dodger players and pieces from the franchise archives.
Alex Guerrero is close to signing with the Chunichi Dragons of NPB, the top league in Japan. Guerrero, who turned 30 this month, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers in June and hasn’t played since. He batted .136 in 16 minor league games this year.
Update (2 p.m.): Guerrero’s contract is official, per an announcement on the Dragons’ website. He will wear number 42.
Update (10:20 p.m.): it’s a straight one-year contract worth approximately $1.5 million, plus incentives.
Guerrero is still owed $7.5 million this year and next year under the terms of the four-year, $25.5 million contract he signed with the Dodgers prior to the 2014 season.
Sanspo first reported the news (in Japanese).
Recently retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully is at the White House today to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, the highest honor a sitting president can bestow upon a civilian.
Here’s one clip of President Barack Obama’s introduction
After President Obama introduced all the honorees — a group that included Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Gates, Frank Gehry, Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross — they each received their medal.
The Dodgers added three players to their 40-man roster on Friday: pitchers Chase De Jong and Jacob Rhame and catcher Kyle Farmer.
The deadline for teams to add certain minor league players to the 40-man roster in order to prevent them from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft was 5 p.m. Had they not been added today, the Dodgers would have risked losing De Jong, Rhame and Farmer.
De Jong went 14-5 with a 2.86 ERA for Double-A Tulsa, earning Texas League pitcher of the year honors. The right-hander also made three starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Rhame had a 3.24 ERA in 59 appearances out of the bullpen at Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. The 23-year-old right-hander saved seven games and could reprise the closer’s role in 2017.
Farmer, 26, slashed .255/.323/.395 in 74 games at Double-A Tulsa this season.
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager won the National League Rookie of the Year award on Monday and finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting on Thursday. (Getty Images)
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager finished third in National League Most Valuable Player voting, announced Thursday. He became one of seven players to finish in the top three vote-getters for the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in the same season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Seager is also the first NL rookie to finish in the top three in an MVP race since 1952, when Dodger pitcher Joe Black finished third.
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