Dodgers shine during historic stretch, with brighter days ahead

Monday August 19th, 2013
Los Angeles got pointed in the right direction shortly after Yasiel Puig made his debut on June 3.
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Red Sox infield prospect Xander Bogaerts reportedly is getting a promotion to the majors on Monday, a little more than a year after the Orioles' Manny Machado made his debut on Aug 9 of last year. The way mid-June has become a common time for a wave of promotions after the Super 2 cut-off, look for August to become a popular time for a second wave for contending clubs to promote prospects. The second wild card has reduced the pool of selling teams at the trade deadline, so it may seem increasingly advantageous for clubs to promote from within rather than pay prohibitive prospect costs for veterans in trades.

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