Within just over 48 hours, the Los Angeles Dodgers went from the cliff’s edge against the Philadelphia Phillies to gleefully putting a position player on the mound to protect a 12-2 lead against a surprisingly hot division rival. What a difference a Gavin Lux walk-off makes. What’s that? Oh,...
Alberto will start at second base and bat ninth in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Diamondbacks, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. He'll crack the lineup for only the ninth time all season, with all of his starts coming out of the No. 7 spot in the batting order or lower. Alberto should retreat to his normal bench role for the nightcap Tuesday, when Gavin Lux is expected to re-enter the starting nine after sitting out the matinee affair.
Hanser Alberto has infused energy into the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse and regularly celebrates nearly every moment with teammates. One recent instance with Edwin Ríos was replicated by broadcasters Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser, and went viral. On Wednesday night, Alberto was seen giving Mookie Betts the shaka sign...
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In addition to solid defensive work all around the infield, Hanser Alberto also has a .331/.351/.457 career mark against left-handed pitchers. That includes a single in two at-bats against southpaw Sean Manaea of the Padres. Sunday was just the third start in 15 Dodgers games for Alberto, who signed a...
After losing an undoubtedly paramount clubhouse influence in Albert Pujols, the Los Angeles Dodgers knew they had to replace that kind of presence when the future Hall of Famer opted to finish his career where it all began with the St. Louis Cardinals. But did fans really think that guy...
Manager Dave Roberts said he expects to include Alberto in the starting lineup Tuesday against Atlanta, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. The Dodgers are facing a lefty (Max Fried) on Tuesday, and Roberts feels Alberto and his 113 wRC+ career mark versus southpaws will allow the lineup to remain strong while one of Los Angeles' everyday players -- presumably the lefty-hitting Gavin Lux -- gets a day off. Through Los Angeles' first nine games, Alberto has appeared in only three contests while logging five at-bats in total.
After settling for ties or taking a loss in their first five games, the Los Angeles Dodgers were finally able to notch a win against the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday. Now L.A. faces divisional rival Colorado Rockies for the first time in 2022 Spring Training. The Dodgers turn to Tony...
The Dodgers made a surprising move on Wednesday and designated Matt Beaty for assignment.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Hanser Alberto to a one-year, $1.6 million contract on Wednesday, nearly two weeks since his agreement was first reported. Matt Beaty was designated for assignment in order to make room for Alberto on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster. Alberto’s contract includes a $2 million team...
Earnestly, this is not the Dodgers player we expected to bite the dust to make room for Hanser Alberto, especially not after he was such an essential piece of a slapdash 2021 season. Though Alberto — a hard-swinging infielder who makes contact, but doesn’t always take his walks — has...
Alberto was present in the Dodgers' clubhouse Tuesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Alberto had previously been delayed by visa issues, but that problem appears to be resolved. The utility infielder agreed to a deal with Los Angeles last week, but he'll presumably need to pass a physical before the signing is official, per Toribio.
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Alberto has yet to report for Dodgers' spring training due to visa issues, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Alberto inked a one-year deal with the Dodgers last week, but travel issues have prevented him from joining the team. The 29-year-old hit .270/.291/.402 with two home runs, 25 runs and 24 RBI in 103 games for Kansas City last year and should work as a utility infielder with Los Angeles.