Dodgers, Padres Reportedly Will Play Series in Mexico Next Season


Born in the USA and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Adrian added, "This series will be memorable for all involved, as we visit Monterrey to repay the baseball fans in Mexico for their never-ending support of the game we all love".

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday the two Southern California teams will play a three-game series May 4 -6 in Monterrey, Mexico.

Today, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA announced that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres will play in a three-game series at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey from May 4-6, 2018. In 1996, the Padres and Mets played three games in Monterrey, the first series to be played in Mexico. The newspaper said a person familiar with the matter said the official announcement could come as early as Monday. Three years later, the Padres and Rockies opened the season there.

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This will mark MLB's first games played outside of North America since 2014. "The Dodgers have always been at the forefront of growing the game of baseball internationally and this trip reinforces this commitment while at the same time giving our many fans in Mexico a chance to see us compete". The league also intends to open the 2019 and 2020 seasons in Asia and play in the United Kingdom in each of those years.

Major League Baseball's quest for global relevance will travel south of the border next season. He is not expected to return by the time of the Monterrey series. John Coppolella resigned as GM due to the investigation and the Braves are expected to receive some form of punishment for the violations.

The series will be the first appearance in Mexico for the Dodgers. 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.