Dodgers, Padres to play series in Mexico

Dodgers, Padres to play series in Mexico

"As a team with a binational fan base and reach that extends into Baja California and throughout Mexico, we are excited to once again play regular-season games in Monterrey and help grow the popularity of our great game", said Padres chief operating officer Erik Greupner.

"As a team with a bi-national fan base and reach that extends into Baja California and throughout Mexico, we are excited to once again play regular season games in Monterrey and help grow the popularity of our great game", said Padres COO Erik Greupner. The team played exhibition games in Mexico City 1964 against the Mexican League's Diablos Rojos del Mexico, in Monterrey in 1991 against Industriales de Monterrey and the Milwaukee Brewers and in 2003 in Mexico City against the New York Mets.

It's the first of six series to be played in Mexico over the next six seasons, with other plans for games in Asia and Great Britain, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Four years after opening the regular season in Australia, the Dodgers will be going south of the border again in 2018 - but not almost as far south this time.

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The last Major League Baseball series played in Mexico was held in March of 2016 when the Padres and Houston Astros played two exhibition games in Mexico City. They won an MLB-high 104 games previous year, before coming within a game of winning the World Series. In game three of that series, one of the more memorable moments in Padres lore occurred. The Dodgers last participated in an global event in the 2014 Opening Series in Sydney, Australia, where they played two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The stadium was damaged during Hurricane Maria in September but is expected to be repaired sufficiently to host the series next spring.

Anthopoulos takes over a Braves' front office that is awaiting the outcome of an Major League Baseball investigation into violations involving global signings.

The Dodgers went 13-6 against the Padres last season. Director of player development Gabe Kapler left to become manager of the Philadelphia Phillies and his top assistant, Jeremy Zoll, took a job with the Twins.

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