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Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen To Miss Time Due To Irregular Heartbeat

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen is expected to miss around a month after being hospitalized due to an irregular heartbeat, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

According to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times and MLB.com’s Anne Rogers, Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts announced that Jansen was after Thursday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies, and will undergo further tests on Friday.

Jansen has dealt with an irregular heartbeat a few other times in his career, back in 2011 and 2012, and underwent heart surgery following the 2012 season.

Jansen has pitched to the tune of 2.15 ERA, 4.36 K/BB rate, 10.1 K/9 for Los Angeles this season.

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Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig Suspended for Two Games

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasile Puig has been suspended for two-games and fined for “fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident” during a recent confrontation with the San Francisco Giants, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin.

Additionally, Giants catcher Nick Hundley received a fine. Puig indicated the he would appeal the suspension. If he does, he can keep playing until the appeal is resolved.

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Dodgers Acquire Brian Dozier

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Brian Dozier, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.

The Dodgers have tried to acquire Dozier in the past, making a big push to land him during the 2016-2017 offseason.

Dozier is playing out the final season of a four-year, $20M he signed with the Minnesota Twins, and the Dodgers are hoping that despite his struggles of late, he can return to form.

The Twins will take on the contract of Logan Forsythe and will receive prospects Luke Raley and Devin Smeltzer in the trade.

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Orioles Expected To Trade Manny Machado To Dodgers

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The Baltimore Orioles, barring a last minute change, will trade shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, according to USA Today Sports.

The report cites a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trade has not been finalized.

Baltimore is still discussing a trade with both the Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers.

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