Josh Hamilton lost 10 lbs. to pneumonia last week

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Josh Hamilton’s recent bout with pneumonia was actually kind of serious.

According to Anthony Andro of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hamilton dropped 10 pounds last week while battling the lung inflammation for five days in the hosptial.  The outfielder also told reporters on Friday that he’s only at about 90 percent health at the moment.

Hamilton has plenty of time to gain the weight back and work back toward 100 percent by the start of spring training.  And if he can’t get all the way there, he can simply focus on conditioning and weight lifting during the first portion of camp and then catch up with regular at-bats during the later part of the Cactus League schedule.  To put it plainly: he’ll be fine.

The 29-year-old won AL MVP honors last year by batting .359/.411/.633 with 32 home runs.

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.

No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.

The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.