Dodgers to play in Mexico against Padres

"I'm extremely excited about returning home to Mexico to play a series against my former team, the Padres", said Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

"The games, which will take place May 4-6 at Estadio Monterrey, mark the first regular-season contests in Mexico since 1999", AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reported.

In 2014, the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks played their Opening Series in Sydney, Australia, the last time the Dodgers played games internationally.

The games will be the third Major League Baseball regular-season series played in Monterrey. The games will take place during the 2018 regular season from May 4th to May 6th in Monterrey, Mexico. They won an MLB-high 104 games previous year, before coming within a game of winning the World Series.

A Dodgers-Padres series in Mexico City had previously been proposed, but delays in the construction of a new ballpark prompted discussions to shift to Monterrey. Cleveland and Minnesota will play a two-game series from April 17-18 at San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Philadelphia and the Mets will meet on August 19 at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, near the site of the Little League World Series.

There is another opening in the Dodgers' front office after Alex Anthopoulos was named the Atlanta Braves' new executive vice president and general manager Monday. John Coppolella resigned as GM due to the investigation and the Braves are expected to receive some form of punishment for the violations. He also goes on to report Major League Baseball plans on expanding internationally over the next four seasons, citing other locations like Puerto Rico, Asia, and the United Kingdom.

Vanessa Coleman

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