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July 12, 2001 | Jason Reid
Hiram Bocachica suffered a sprained right ankle Wednesday during a workout at Dodger Stadium and might be put on the disabled list. Manager Jim Tracy said the injury occurred when the rookie infielder fielded a ball near second base and turned awkwardly on the ankle. Trainer Matt Wilson and infielder Jeff Reboulet helped Bocachica off the field, and team medical personnel wrapped his ankle. X-rays were negative. "It's the size of a tennis ball right now," Tracy said.
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April 12, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger infielder Hiram Bocachica said he spent a sleepless night replaying his "stupid mistake that cost us a game," punishing himself for a baserunning gaffe against the San Francisco Giants. Noticing that Bocachica needed a boost, Manager Jim Tracy put his arm around the dejected young player during batting practice Thursday and told him it was time to move forward. "Wednesday night had come and gone, and we couldn't do a thing about it, so let's just move on," Tracy said.
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August 3, 2001 | Gary Klein
After waiting more than a month for the opportunity, Dodger rookie Hiram Bocachica finally saw his name in lineup when he arrived at Dodger Stadium on Thursday afternoon for the series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. Bocachica started at second base in place of Mark Grudzielanek, his first start since June 26 at San Francisco. "I come to the park mentally prepared for anything, and I'm actually feeling relaxed knowing I'm going to start," Bocachica said before the game.
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August 3, 2001 | Gary Klein
After waiting more than a month for the opportunity, Dodger rookie Hiram Bocachica finally saw his name in lineup when he arrived at Dodger Stadium on Thursday afternoon for the series finale against the Cincinnati Reds. Bocachica started at second base in place of Mark Grudzielanek, his first start since June 26 at San Francisco. "I come to the park mentally prepared for anything, and I'm actually feeling relaxed knowing I'm going to start," Bocachica said before the game.
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March 17, 2001 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rookie utility player Hiram Bocachica is headed for Chavez Ravine. Bocachica, 25, has opened eyes, impressing Manager Jim Tracy, coaches and players, and prompted General Manager Kevin Malone to revise the opening-day roster. He has seized an opportunity to fulfill a dream, and the Dodgers said they will benefit too. "The young man has been outstanding," Tracy said. "He's making a statement, and that makes you take notice." Bocachica is batting .
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April 12, 2002 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodger infielder Hiram Bocachica said he spent a sleepless night replaying his "stupid mistake that cost us a game," punishing himself for a baserunning gaffe against the San Francisco Giants. Noticing that Bocachica needed a boost, Manager Jim Tracy put his arm around the dejected young player during batting practice Thursday and told him it was time to move forward. "Wednesday night had come and gone, and we couldn't do a thing about it, so let's just move on," Tracy said.
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August 1, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the clock ticking, interim General Manager Tom Lasorda completed another significant deal before Friday night's trading deadline, acquiring left-handed pitcher Carlos Perez and shortstop Mark Grudzielanek from the Montreal Expos in a seven-player transaction. After acquiring all-star closer Jeff Shaw on July 4, Lasorda got the starting pitcher and position player he coveted for second baseman Wilton Guerrero, and minor leaguers Jonathan Tucker, Ted Lilly and Peter Bergeron.
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September 10, 2000 | CHRIS FOSTER
The Dodgers may have gotten a little something extra for Wilton Guerrero. The seven-player deal with Montreal netted the Dodgers Carlos Perez, who has bombed as a starter and is out for the season with a shoulder injury requiring surgery, and second baseman Mark Grudzielanek, who hits pretty well, but the only range he has is in his kitchen. They also got Hiram Bocachica. The 24-year-old second baseman was named to the postseason Pacific Coast League all-star team.
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March 9, 1999 | JASON REID
Dodger outfielders Trenidad Hubbard and Hiram Bocachica suffered injuries Monday when they collided in the fourth inning of a 10-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hubbard, expected to be the fifth outfielder, sprained his right thumb and Bocachica, probably headed to triple-A Albuquerque, had bruised ribs after their jarring collision in pursuit of ball hit by Jerry Hairston Jr., who wound up with a three-run, inside-the-park home run.
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May 8, 2001 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
Left-handed rookie Jose Nunez was surprisingly upbeat Monday, two days after teammates wondered aloud whether he belonged in the major leagues. Nunez, a Rule 5 draft pick from the Mets who must be on the Dodgers' 25-man roster or sent back to the Mets, made the Dodger roster out of spring training and is the lone lefty on the staff. But he is 0-1 with a 13.50 earned-run average in six appearances and opposing hitters are batting .389 against him.
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July 12, 2001 | Jason Reid
Hiram Bocachica suffered a sprained right ankle Wednesday during a workout at Dodger Stadium and might be put on the disabled list. Manager Jim Tracy said the injury occurred when the rookie infielder fielded a ball near second base and turned awkwardly on the ankle. Trainer Matt Wilson and infielder Jeff Reboulet helped Bocachica off the field, and team medical personnel wrapped his ankle. X-rays were negative. "It's the size of a tennis ball right now," Tracy said.
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March 17, 2001 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rookie utility player Hiram Bocachica is headed for Chavez Ravine. Bocachica, 25, has opened eyes, impressing Manager Jim Tracy, coaches and players, and prompted General Manager Kevin Malone to revise the opening-day roster. He has seized an opportunity to fulfill a dream, and the Dodgers said they will benefit too. "The young man has been outstanding," Tracy said. "He's making a statement, and that makes you take notice." Bocachica is batting .
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August 1, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the clock ticking, interim General Manager Tom Lasorda completed another significant deal before Friday night's trading deadline, acquiring left-handed pitcher Carlos Perez and shortstop Mark Grudzielanek from the Montreal Expos in a seven-player transaction. After acquiring all-star closer Jeff Shaw on July 4, Lasorda got the starting pitcher and position player he coveted for second baseman Wilton Guerrero, and minor leaguers Jonathan Tucker, Ted Lilly and Peter Bergeron.
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July 20, 2002
It's heartwarming to hear that this year's Dodger squad loves and respects one another so much, but it's also mighty hard to picture them making the postseason without some serious upgrades to the bench and the bullpen. Jeff Reboulet, Chad Kreuter, Dave Hansen and Hiram Bocachica are not exactly names that strike fear in opposing pitchers, and opposing batters practically high-five one another with glee whenever Jim Tracy calls Terry Mulholland, Paul Quantrill or Guillermo Mota to the mound.
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June 15, 1999 | FRANK SCHWAB
Even when things go well in San Antonio these days, it doesn't seem to last long. A lineup change sparked the Missions' offense, and they beat Midland, 10-5, on Wednesday and banged out 26 hits in a 23-8 victory over Midland on Thursday in double-A Texas League play. Second baseman Hiram Bocachica, who was moved to fifth in the lineup, was six for six, hitting for the cycle Thursday. But the winning streak was short-lived.
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