Broadcasters Rick Monday, Charley Steiner will return in 2017 with multi-year contracts.

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Vin Scully won’t be returning next year by all accounts, but the Dodgers’ radio broadcasts will have some continuity in 2017.

Rick Monday and Charley Steiner have signed new multi-year agreements, the organization announced today. Monday and Steiner have been working together for the past 12 seasons calling games on Dodgers radio broadcasts.

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Game 22: Don Mattingly gets a standing ‘O’, Dodgers get shut out.

The Dodgers’ offense has been limping for three straight games, and Wednesday they were shut out for the first time this season. The game story is here, the box score is here.

Ichiro Suzuki was Kenta Maeda’s favorite player growing up; tomorrow they can face each other for the first time.

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Dodgers center field update: Still not a platoon, according to Dave Roberts.

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Trayce Thompson (left) and Joc Pederson (center) have shared center field duties this season for the Dodgers. (Getty Images)


When is a platoon not a platoon?

Answer: When you’re Dave Roberts and you’ve started right-handed hitter Trayce Thompson in center field five times, against a left-handed starter each time, and left-handed hitter Joc Pederson has started every other game — all against right-handed pitchers.

Roberts had an opportunity to clarify the arrangement Wednesday, when Thompson got his sixth start of the season against Miami Marlins left-hander Justin Nicolino.

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Dodgers pitcher Yimi Garcia still can’t pick up a baseball.

Yimi Garcia still can’t pick up a baseball five days after he was removed from a game with a sore biceps muscle. The right-hander remains on the 15-day disabled list.

“Yimi’s doing just OK,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He’s not (shown) a whole lot of improvement, which is — he’s disappointed. After not picking up a baseball for three or four days, you’d expect that to kind of subside.”

Roberts said that the numbness in Garcia’s arm is more localized to the biceps area; last Friday his arm was numb all the way down to his wrist.

Garcia hasn’t had an MRI yet, but that would be the next step if he does not demonstrate improvement. In nine appearances across 8 ⅓ innings this season, Garcia had a 2.86 FIP and a 3.24 ERA.

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Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson had the best medical update ever today.

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Brett Anderson had surgery on a bulging disk in his lower back March 3. (Associated Press photo)

Brett Anderson was at his locker in the Dodgers clubhouse today, so I asked him if he’s able to throw a baseball from any distance. He is not.

Then I asked Anderson, who had back surgery on March 3, to describe what he is able to do. Here was his response:

“I get to look like a baseball player and stand outside with baseball players,” he said, wearing a baseball glove on his right hand. “I get to get some Vitamin D, standing out in the sun, which is better than being indoors all the time.”

Anderson was given a 3-to-5 month timetable for recovery from the time of his surgery, which projects to a return between June and August. He’s still on schedule.

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