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Abnormalities discovered on Brian Dozier’s EKG test

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said following last night’s game that infielder Brian Dozier will be sent for further testing after he took an EKG test which revealed “abnormalities.”

Dozier had the EKG after leaving the game against the Giants due to dizziness. This comes days after the Dodgers lost closer Kenley Jansen to the disabled list due to an irregular heartbeat.

Dozier has provided the Dodgers a nice offensive and defensive boost since coming over in a trade from the Twins, hitting .282/.429/.590 with three homers and 11 RBI in 12 games with Los Angeles.

Peter Bourjos returns to the Angels on minor league deal

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Free agent outfielder Peter Bourjos is heading back to the Angels on a minor league deal, per a report from Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. The agreement includes an invitation to spring training, but has not yet been officially confirmed by the team.

Bourjos, 31, played out a one-year gig with the Braves in 2018 and slashed .205/.239/.364 with four extra-base hits and a .603 OPS through a career-low 47 plate appearances. He showed more promise during a short-lived stint with the Giants’ Triple-A squad in the second half of the season, but elected free agency in early November and had yet to catch on with another major league club. His deal with the Angels represents a homecoming of sorts, as he played some of the best years of his career in Anaheim from 2010 to 2013 before getting traded to the Cardinals in a multiplayer swap for David Freese and Fernando Salas in 2014.

The veteran outfielder is long past his prime, but could still bring some value to the team as outfield depth behind Justin Upton, Mike Trout, and Kole Calhoun. Per Adams, he’s expected to compete for a spot as the Angels’ fourth outfielder, though he also has limited experience at DH as well.