Season in review about nothing: Ian Thomas, ‘The Bizarro Jerry.’

Ian Thomas

The Dodgers acquired pitcher Ian Thomas from the Atlanta Braves on May 27. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

This is Part 48 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Ian Thomas, SP/RP

Key stats: 1-1, 4.00 ERA, 18 IP in 9 G (1 GS)

Seinfeld episode: “The Bizarro Jerry.” (Season 8, Episode 3)

Key quote: “I’m sorry. We’ve already got a George.”

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Dave Roberts on his first Spring Training as the Dodgers’ manager.

Dave Roberts Dodgers

New manager Dave Roberts said he’ll continue the tradition of using Dodger alumni as spring training instructors. Don Newcome (left), Tommy Lasorda (second from right) and Maury Wills (far right) have all coached or spoken to players in recent years. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)


PASADENA — Dave Roberts is less than two months into his job as the Dodgers’ manager. Speaking at John Muir High School on Tuesday afternoon, part of the team’s annual community caravan tour, Roberts said he has touched base with most of his players, “quite often actually.”

After his engagement at the high school, Roberts said he planned to pop into Dodger Stadium, where the club’s Player Development staff is holding a leadership camp with select minor leaguers.

There’s still plenty on his docket between now and the time pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training — Feb. 19, a mere 24 days away. To that end, Roberts touched on a few aspects of what lies ahead in his first camp:

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Season in review about nothing: Hyun-Jin Ryu, ‘The Chinese Restaurant.’

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to return from shoulder labrum surgery in spring training. (Associated Press photo)

This is Part 47 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP

Key stats: 0 G

Seinfeld episode: “The Chinese Restaurant” (Season 2, Episode 11)

Key quote: “Alright, listen, alright. How much longer is it gonna be?”

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Dodgers extend non-roster invitations to 16 players.

Julio Urias

Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will participate in his first major league spring training camp in February. (Associated Press photo)


Here is the preliminary list of non-roster invitees to the Dodgers’ major league spring training camp:

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