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November 10, 1989 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers solved two off-season problems Thursday, signing popular utility player Mickey Hatcher to a one-year contract worth about $500,000 and ridding themselves of unhappy third baseman Tracy Woodson in a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Jeff Bittiger, a minor league right-handed pitcher. The club also announced that shortstop Alfredo Griffin underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday to fix a small tear in his left shoulder.
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November 10, 1989 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers solved two off-season problems Thursday, signing popular utility player Mickey Hatcher to a one-year contract worth about $500,000 and ridding themselves of unhappy third baseman Tracy Woodson in a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Jeff Bittiger, a minor league right-handed pitcher. The club also announced that shortstop Alfredo Griffin underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday to fix a small tear in his left shoulder.
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November 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The Dodgers purchased the contracts of six players in their minor-league system today, bringing their major-league roster to the maximum 40 players. The contracts of right-handed pitchers Jeff Bittiger, Isidro Marquez, Dan Opperman and Zakary Shinall, infielder Jose Offerman and outfielder Braulio Castillo were added to the major league roster.
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June 21, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several days ago, Mike Scioscia was asked if he was considering the possibility that he could earn a spot on the National League All-Star team. "Are you kidding me . . . am I thinking about what ?" Scioscia said. "Are they even playing an All-Star game this year?" Hearing that, you would think he is almost a better actor than run-producer, a trait he exhibited again Wednesday with a home run and a two-run single in leading the Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros.
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April 8, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Morgan and John Wetteland, battling for the fifth starting spot in the Dodger rotation, got in their final tuneup of spring training in the Dodgers' 4-2 victory over the Angels Saturday night before 30,155 at Dodger Stadium. After giving up two singles in four innings in the second game of the Freeway Series, Morgan gave up a two-out home run to left fielder Dante Bichette in the fifth inning.
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August 31, 1988 | DAN HAFNER
The Oakland Athletics will start worrying about their American League Championship Series opponent only after they clinch the West. That day keeps getting closer. Meanwhile, they just keep making it rougher on the contenders in the East. Glenn Hubbard squeezed in the only run Tuesday night at Oakland as the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox, 1-0, to move nine games ahead in the West and keep the Red Sox from moving into a tie with the Detroit Tigers for the lead in the East.
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September 8, 1987 | DAN HAFNER
Sluggers George Bell and Jesse Barfield and the pitchers get most of the acclaim, but a key reason the Toronto Blue Jays are leading the American League East is Tony Fernandez. The unassuming young veteran doesn't just give the Blue Jays the best performance at shortstop in the league, he is also the club's steadiest hitter.
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June 5, 1988 | TONY KORNHEISER, The Washington Post
Chicago's White Sox, team of puny averages, doormat to the American League, are said to be ready to bolt the Windy City and relocate in St. Petersburg, the Retin-A capital of the world. I guess they'll rename the team the Support Hose. Will they start their games at 4:30 p.m. and give $2 off on the early-bird? Don't get me wrong, I love St. Pete. I love driving around, observing the 5 miles per hour speed limit. I love shuffleboard.
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September 23, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
As far as New York Met Manager Davey Johnson is concerned, Dwight Gooden is back on the right track because he is once again pitching within himself. This certainly was evident Monday night at Shea Stadium as the 21-year-old right-hander pitched his second two-hitter of the season as the Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-2.
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June 13, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If and when Orel Hershiser regains his spot in the Dodger rotation next season, the hardest thing for him will be recognizing it. Since Hershiser left the team to undergo reconstructive shoulder surgery April 27, his replacements have treated his position with the utmost of disrespect. After being defaced for seven games on Tuesday night, the Dodgers' vacant starting pitching spot was left in ruins.
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April 5, 1990 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks after they unpacked their bags, the Dodgers loaded up again and flew out of Dodgertown Wednesday. But like any good last day of spring training camp, it provided some important answers. --Yes, Eddie Murray can make Tom Lasorda laugh. The Dodger first baseman, who was spiked in the left foot by New York Yankee catcher Rick Cerone Tuesday, hobbled into Lasorda's office Wednesday morning on crutches, with a cast on his leg.
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