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Spring TrainingProspectsCommentaryNews and NotesDodgers News & Notes2019 Dodgers offseason movesA.J. Pollock arrives at Dodger StadiumNew Giancarlo Stanton Jersey ,1051commentsNew outfielder A.J. Pollock is introduced to Los Angeles at Fan FestPSTShareTweetShareShareA.J. Pollock arrives at Dodger StadiumA.J. PollockCraig Minami True Blue LALOS ANGELES —- The Dodgers officially announced their signing of free agent outfielder A.J. Pollock this morning and then just before noon, Pollock was introduced to the media at a press conference at Dodger Stadium.“This ball club had been to the World Series two years in a row,” Pollock said in his opening statement, “just knowing how hard is to get there, it is a testament to just how good this team is,” and then alluding to his wife who was also at the press conference, “we’re super excited and like I said, it hasn’t really sunk in yet, it’s just an unbelievable opportunity for us and we just can’t wait to out there and get to work.”“We were looking at the Dodgers the whole time, you are just thinking, that is just a great fit,we love them, we know them really well,” Pollock said, “it just worked out, it was crazy last couple of weeks, you know with negotiating and but I don’t know the details too much Derek Jeter Jersey , I am just here, so it’s pretty exciting.”Pollock said they talked to a lot of teams and just came down to what he and his family and agent thought best.Pollock also said that he always wanted to keep the Dodgers in play. Pollock said that a lot of his injuries were impact injuries, freak stuff.His injuries were not really overuse.Andrew Friedman, President of Baseball Operations echoed these thoughts later saying that the due diligence indicated Pollock does all he can to stay healthy.Manager Dave Roberts later said that he sees Pollock as an everyday player who will get occasional rest.“I came here to win, this team is trying to win a World Series,” Pollock said, “and there is only a couple teams out there that can really realistically say we got a chance, these guys expect to win a World Series.Us, we expect, I have to get used to that.”“Whatever Doc [Roberts] wants me to do, I am ready to do, if it off the bench for that day, I am ready to go.”Asked if he ever “hated” the Dodgers when he was with the Diamondbacks, Pollock laughed and said “when you play against the Dodgers, of course man, these guys are good,” Pollock said http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey , “ that’s what it comes down to, I think this is a place where you either love them or hate them, I think it just means when you are really good, and you have a team is winning and expects to win, and carries themself a certain way, of course, teams are not going to like that, so yeah I wanted to beat these guys every time I played against them.Pollock said they couldn’t put a number (salary) on fit but he also again said how much his wife and himself loved it out in Los Angeles.Pollock also recognized that there might be fans that who compare him to how they felt about Yasiel Puig.He said he understood that and said he would concentrate on what he does and be the best player he can be.He was really excited to be working with the new hitting coach, he said they have a great relationship and he said it woudl be great to have another familiar face.He added that he and his wife are excited to start looking at neighborhoods and places to live. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo clubbed one of his typical long balls to get the Texas Rangers even against the Los Angeles Angels.The left-handed slugger’s tiebreaking single an inning later resonated even more in the Texas dugout.Gallo grounded the go-ahead hit through the vacant spot at shortstop against the shift, helping the Rangers beat the Angels 12-7 on Monday night in Mike Trout’s return after the Los Angeles star missed three games with a groin injury.“That was like the coolest thing I did all day there,” said Gallo, who had three hits after his average bottomed out at .167 on an 0-for-16 skid with a groundout in the first. “I don’t know how I did that. I’ll try to do that more.”Throughout his five seasons in the big leagues, Gallo has faced all kinds of shifts, from four infielders on the right side to four men across the outfield. With a runner at third, Zack Cozart was close to his normal spot at third when the sharp grounder sped past him, well out of his reach.“Everybody was so excited about it that he’s able to do that Mariano Rivera Jersey , especially on a fastball that’s up,” manager Chris Woodward said.Gallo’s fifth homer was among the hardest-hit in the majors this season at 115.1 mph, a liner into the porch in right field off starter Trevor Cahill. The single against Cam Bedrosian sparked a four-run fifth, and he added a double in the eighth.Trout, the designated hitter while the club waits a little longer before putting the two-time AL MVP back in center field, went 0 for 2 with three walks. Trout scored twice, including on Brian Goodwin’s second homer , a two-run shot in a three-run first. Goodwin added a sacrifice fly.The Rangers topped their previous season high of 11 runs and rallied from three down a day after erasing a five-run deficit in an 8-7 win over Oakland. Texas, which lost the last three of four in the Angels’ home-opening series two weekends ago, has trailed in six of its eight victories.Shin-Soo Choo, who had three hits, homered leading off the third for his first of the season. Asdrubal Cabrera matched Gallo for the team lead with his fifth homer , a two-run shot for an 11-4 lead in the sixth.Reliever Kyle Dowdy (1-0) earned his first major league victory, giving up one run on one hit in 2 2/3 innings. Closer Jose Leclerc was forced to come on for his fourth save, getting Cozart on a groundout after Kyle Bird hit a batter and walked two with two outs in the ninth.Bedrosian (1-1) allowed five of the seven hitters he faced to reach, starting with Elvis Andrus‘ leadoff double in the fifth. Two runs scored on Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s RBI single when right fielder Kole Calhoun’s throw home skipped past Kevan Smith, allowing Gallo to score.Calhoun had three hits Babe Ruth Jersey , capped by his third homer — a two-run shot in the eighth.MORE SLOPPINESSMore LA sloppiness that didn’t result in an error helped Texas erase a 4-1 deficit in the third. With Danny Santana at third and one out after Choo’s homer, Nomar Mazara’s high popup near home landed between Albert Pujols and Smith, with the first baseman gesturing to his catcher that it should have been Smith’s ball. Mazara’s groundout scored Santana before Gallo homered.“I think it was a tough sky at the time,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “I don’t think Kevan Smith saw it. Albert was playing back. Because of the left-handed hitter, he was almost in the outfield grass, so he had an extremely long way to go.”FOR STARTERSCahill gave up five hits and four runs in four innings, his team losing to the Rangers for the first time in his past eight starts against them. Shelby Miller, coming off Tommy John surgery, went the deepest the right-hander has gone in three starts for Texas. He allowed six hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings.TRAINER’S ROOMAngels: LHP Tyler Skaggs was placed on the 10-day injured list after spraining his left ankle in his start against the Cubs on Friday. Skaggs said he expects to be ready when he’s eligible to return. The Angels recalled RHPs Jaime Barria and John Curtiss from Triple-A Salt Lake City and sent down INF Taylor Ward.UP NEXTAngels: Barria (1-0, 3.38 ERA) was announced as the Tuesday starter after the game. The 22-year-old got the win as a reliever in his only appearance, a 4-2 win over Milwaukee last week.Rangers: LHP Mike Minor (1-1, 3.86) has allowed two runs in 14 innings of past two starts and will be working on an extra day of rest. Minor didn’t face the Angels in the four-game series in Anaheim earlier this season.

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