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Dodgers send Noel Cuevas to Rockies in Juan Nicasio deal

Noel Cuevas has gone to the Colorado Rockies to complete the November 24 trade for pitcher Juan Nicasio. Those of you with good memories of Spring Training might remember Cuevas’ game-winning homer against the Royals in March.

The 23-year-old outfielder had a .285 on-base percentage and .351 slugging percentage for Double-A Chattanooga this season.

— Jon Weisman

Noel Cuevas, this is your moment

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Noel1By Jon Weisman

I mean, come on. A three-run, go-ahead homer in the ninth in your first at-bat with the Dodgers is going to feel good, I don’t care what the stakes are.

What a big smile.

Noel Cuevas, a 22-year-old outfielder who played at Rancho Cucamonga last year, slugged the big blast to bring the Dodgers back from a 5-4 deficit in the ninth inning today against Kansas City.

Cuevas had 25 doubles, 10 triples and 12 homers for the Quakes in 2013, to go with 38 steals in 53 attempts. He walked 37 times and struck out 107 in 536 plate appearances.

The Dodgers selected the Puerto Rico native in the 21st round of the 2010 draft — and in doing so, laid the groundwork for this classic Spring Training moment.

Here he is making a diving catch last summer, just to show he’s not a one-trick pony.

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