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Dodgers' new infield is delivering on defense, as promised
Dodgers' new infield is delivering on defense, as promised

In three-plus weeks of exhibition games, Adrian Gonzalez's eyes have confirmed what advanced metrics predicted: The Dodgers' infield defense will be better than it was last season. "Definitely," Gonzalez said. With three-time Gold Glove Award winner Jimmy Rollins replacing the departed Hanley Ramirez, the Dodgers increased their defensive range at shortstop. By acquiring Howie Kendrick and trading Dee Gordon, they added experience at second base. The two returning players in the infield, first baseman Gonzalez and third baseman Juan Uribe, are considered among the best defenders at their respective positions. "We have guys with really high baseball IQs,"...

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