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The Dodgers will face Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney tomorrow at Camelback Ranch. It’s a reunion of sorts. Heaney was on his couch in December when the Marlins called to inform him he’d been traded to the Dodgers. Twenty minutes later he got a second call: The Dodgers were trading him to the Angels for Howie Kendrick.
Heaney is certainly a better fit with the Angels, who are looking at him for their fifth starter’s job. The 23-year-old left-hander have something to prove tomorrow.
True story: My wife and I share a birthday. Same exact date, three hours apart to the minute.
Wednesday was our birthday. We didn’t get to spend the day together last year. This year, a simple dinner would do. So I told my editor months ago that I was booking a three-night stay at the Winter Meetings hotel, then taking off Wednesday night. Play it by ear Thursday.
I pulled out of San Diego with the Jimmy Rollins trade still simmering, not looking like it would be resolved Wednesday, and Dee Gordon and Dan Haren firmly about to become Marlins. Checked with sources, felt good about the story, filed it at a Starbucks in Temecula, barely caught wind of the Brandon McCarthy signing before I turned off my iPhone. Because no good husband would constantly check his iPhone looking at sports news or doing work stuff during the birthday dinner.