Dodgers bundled up for ugly-weather game at Target Field

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Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers and Twins had to be postponed due to a wintry mix of weather in and around Minneapolis’ Target Field. The two teams are playing through on Wednesday night despite there being more ugliness in the forecast, and the club from Los Angeles is breaking out the ski masks …

The answer to that final tweet: first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

This is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ third-ever regular-season trip to Minnesota.

Brewers, Jimmy Nelson avoid arbitration with one-year, $3.7 million contract

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Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers and starter Jimmy Nelson have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million contract. The deal includes a $50,000 bonus if he wins Comeback Player of the Year Award, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Nelson, 29, was entering his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander missed the entire 2018 season after undergoing shoulder surgery in September 2017. He had a solid 2017 season, finishing with a 3.49 ERA and a 199/48 K/BB ratio in 1751/3 innings of work. The Brewers are hoping he can return to form this coming season.

Assuming he’s healthy and productive, he will rejoin a rotation that now includes Jhoulys Chacin, Chase Anderson, Zach Davis, and an as yet undecided No. 5 starter.