By Jon Weisman
It’s been a whirlwind in Dodger land lately, and for no one more than Rob Segedin, who not only hit his first two homers in the Majors on consecutive days, but also became a father late Monday.
Segedin and Andrew Toles became the first teammates in Major League history to hit their first two MLB homers in the same two consecutive games, according to Elias Sports. Here are their combined stats as Dodgers:
Doug Padilla has more on the Segedin saga at ESPN.com.
Let’s catch up some other things …
- Josh Reddick came off the bench to play right field and draw a walk Monday in his first action since, as Andy McCullough of the Times reported, he got his right middle finger caught in a hotel door while holding the door open for a room-service cart. “I’m at rock bottom right now,” Reddick said, whose slump was addressed Monday on Dodger Insider. “But I will climb out.”
- Dan Johnson, a 10-year MLB veteran most noted for putting the 2011 Rays in the playoffs with a pinch-hit home run while I was at Disneyland with my family, is reinventing himself as a knuckleballer at age 37, as Bill Baer of Hardball Talk notes. The Dodgers have signed Johnson to a minor-league contract.
- Zach Walters, whom the Dodgers designated for assignment August 14 and released August 16, signed a minor-league contract with the team.
- A stretch of the 210 between Gould Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, has officially been named the Jackie Robinson Memorial Highway by the state of California.
- R.J. Peete, the son of Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete, is the subject of this “Backstage: Dodgers” report. The younger Peete has overcome autism to work as a Dodger clubhouse attendant.
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