Adrian Gonzalez and Howie Kendrick among the Dodgers’ designated hitters in Toronto.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Justin Turner is the Dodgers’ designated hitter today, the finale of a two-game mini-series against the Tampa Bay Rays, and Dave Roberts has a couple more possible DHs lined up for the Dodgers’ three-game series in Toronto this weekend.

“The DH, also some off-days, and also the depth — we’ve used a lot of players, given them at-bats and spread them out — the bodies feel good,” Roberts said. “The DH is really nice. Kiké yesterday. JT as a DH today. (Adrian Gonzalez) will DH most likely the last day. Most likely Howie (Kendrick) will DH in Toronto.”

Here are the lineups for both teams for the 4:10 p.m. (PT) game:

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Morning notes: Hyun-Jin Ryu, starting assignments, Adrian Gonzalez, lineups.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Some odds and ends from this morning’s media scrum with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, plus the lineups for today’s 12 p.m. (PT) game against the Texas Rangers in Surprise:

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Season in review about nothing: Adrian Gonzalez, ‘The Wink.’

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Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez led the National League in slugging percentage and OPS on May 1. (Scott Varley/Staff photographer)

This is Part 16 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.

Adrian Gonzalez, 1B.

Key stats: .275/.350/.480 slash line, 28 home runs, 33 doubles, 90 RBIs in 156 games.

Seinfeld episode: “The Wink” (season 7, episode 4).

Key quote: “That’s ridiculous. I’m not a home run hitter.”

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Dodgers shut out of 2015 BBWAA awards; Bryce Harper wins MVP.

Bryce Harper was a unanimous selection for the National League MVP award Thursday, as the Dodgers were shut out in the annual Baseball Writers Association America awards voting this week.

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke finished seventh, Clayton Kershaw finished 10th, and Adrian Gonzalez finished 20th in the MVP race. Voters are required to list 10 players on their MVP ballots.

Greinke finished second and Kershaw third in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Joc Pederson got one third-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year, and Don Mattingly got one third-place vote for NL Manager of the Year. Thirty ballots are cast in each race.

I listed Greinke third on my MVP ballot, which I explained here. A spreadsheet of all 30 MVP ballots, along with the final tally for each candidate, is here.

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Zack Greinke wins second consecutive National League Gold Glove Award.

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke won the National League Gold Glove Award for the second straight year. Greinke was chosen for the award ahead of Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole.

Adrian Gonzalez was a finalist, but Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt won the NL Gold Glove Award for the second time in his career.

One other player on the Dodgers’ payroll won a Gold Glove today: Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon. The Dodgers agreed to pay Gordon’s 2015 salary ($2.5 million) when they traded him to the Marlins last winter in a three-team deal that helped them acquire Howie KendrickChris Hatcher, Enrique Hernandez and Austin Barnes. Gordon also led the National League in batting average (.333).

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