2020 Los Angeles Dodgers season
The 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 131st for the franchise in Major League Baseball. It was the 63rd season in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers went 43–17 during the COVID-19 shortened regular-season, and went on to win their first World Series championship since 1988. The team’s regular season. 717 winning percentage is the highest of the post-1960 expansion era.
About 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers season in brief
The 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 131st for the franchise in Major League Baseball. It was the 63rd season in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers went 43–17 during the COVID-19 shortened regular-season, and went on to win their first World Series championship since 1988 and seventh overall. Despite the shortened season, the 2020 Dodgers were considered one of the best teams of the modern era. The team’s regular season. 717 winning percentage is the highest of the post-1960 expansion era. On October 14, 2019, the Dodgers announced that long-time pitching coach Rick Honeycutt would be stepping down from the position to take on a new position with the organization and that he would be replaced by bullpen coach Mark Prior. On January 7, 2020, the Dodgers signed pitcher Jimmy Nelson to one-year, USD 1. 25 million, contract that also included an option for 2021 and numerous contract bonuses. On February 10, 2020,. the Dodgers traded outfielder Alex Verdugo and leaguers Connor Wong and Jeter to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Mookie Betts, starting pitcher David Price, and minor leaguer Kenta Maíz. Spring Training for the Dodgers began on February 13, when pitchers and catchers reported to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. The first Cactus League game was played on February 22 and the first game of the season was on February 29, when the Dodgers designated pitcher Ylvarez Álvarez for assignment. On March 12, 2020. the start of the regular season would be delayed by at least two weeks in addition to the remainder of spring training being cancelled.
On June 23, commissioner Rob Manfred unilaterally implemented a 60-game season. Players reported to training camps on July 1 in order to resume spring training and prepare for a July 23 Opening Day. The 2020 Dodgers started the season 30–10, matching the best 40-game start in franchise history. The last such Dodgers start came in 1977, along with the Brooklyn teams in 1888 and 1955. They then defeated the Braves in the 2020 National League Championship Series to advance to the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, their third World Series appearance in the last four years and their 24th pennant in Franchise history. The Dodgers would then go on to defeat the Rays in six games, winning the World Series, their sixth since moving to Los Angeles and the seventh in franchisehistory. On December 28, the team non-tendered relief pitcher Yimi García, making him a free agent. On November 3, utility player Kristopher Negrón announced his retirement from baseball, and the Dodgers released pitcher J. T. Chargois. Pitcher Casey Sadler was designated for assignment on January 15,2020. On December 31, the day after the conclusion of the 2019 World Series,. starting pitchers Hyun-jin Ryu and Rich Hill and catcher Russell Martin became free agents. They then declined the 2020 option on utility player Jedd Gyorko.