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Solution to Dodgers' outfielder surplus discovered: Use one as a DH
Solution to Dodgers' outfielder surplus discovered: Use one as a DH

Too many star outfielders? For a few brief games, no problem. Actually, it's a very good thing. The Dodgers opened a mini two-game series in Anaheim on Wednesday, which means using the designated hitter. Which meant Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig arrived to Angel Stadium to find all their names in the lineup. If only … Ethier is back in right field and Kemp the DH against right-hander Matt Shoemaker. The days of using some utility infielder are currently a memory. “I think we’re a better equipped for it than we were in the past,” said Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly. “A couple years ago we came here to DH and it was like,...

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