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Dodgers start spring training with a void at closer
Dodgers start spring training with a void at closer

With pitchers and catchers reporting Thursday to spring training, the Dodgers already are facing something of a crisis. Closer Kenley Jansen underwent foot surgery Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined for the first month of the regular season. How the Dodgers are reacting to the setback offers insight to the thinking of the team's new front office, headed by former Tampa Bay Rays executive Andrew Friedman. Rather than target high-profile free agents who could be in decline, the Dodgers are looking to add middle-relief depth. The hope is that by temporarily replacing Jansen with an in-house candidate, the Dodgers can prevent problems from surfacing in other parts of the bullpen....

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