Major League Baseball has announced the winners of the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. The Honorary Bat Girl for the Dodgers is Clara Gonzales of Los Angeles. Gonzales was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in May 2014. Ten days after her diagnosis, she faced unemployment and lack of health insurance. Gonzales was able to receive support from the Komen Breast cancer society and began chemotherapy and radiation treatment. She is a life-long Dodger fan who wore Dodger blue and a Dodger wig during chemotherapy sessions and despite her illness, attends games regularly. Gonzales will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 1:10 p.m. game against Colorado on May 17. She will also be presented with a customized jersey by Majestic Athletic and an engraved full-sized pink bat from Louisville Slugger.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Matt West from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations and moved left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to the 60-day disabled list.