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Dodgers cut Dustin McGowan, add Freddy Garcia, Elliot Johnson
Dodgers cut Dustin McGowan, add Freddy Garcia, Elliot Johnson

Why, you ask? A very good question. It may not come with the greatest answer but it remains a very good question. On Tuesday -- the day of their final spring home game in Phoenix and when they began making cuts -- the Dodgers announced they had acquired two new players. They signed right-hander Freddy Garcia and sent cash to the Rangers for utilityman Elliot Johnson. Not exactly earthshaking stuff. Neither has a prayer of making the team out of camp, so naturally you may wonder why even bother? Beyond because they can, there are some good-enough reasons. The Dodgers had planned -- or hoped -- Erik Bedard and Chad Gaudin would offer some rotation depth should something befall one of...

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